No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here at University Congregational United Church of Christ. Young, old, sure of your path, or still searching --- we invite you to join us in imagining love and justice - as Jesus did - in acting to change the world.

Right now, during the pandemic, we are still united as church. Our service is streamed on YouTube and Facebook. You will find the links just below this section on our home page. New services are offered weekly at 10 am on Sundays, and are available on line after that.

We strive to walk in the path of Jesus, and to offer an authentic welcome to everyone who walks through our door. If you are new to us, we would love to get to know you and answer your questions about our church, even though we cannot greet you in person. A member of our Welcome Committee, or a pastor, would be happy to correspond on email or talk with you on the phone. Click here to arrange for a "meeting." 

Our worship service starts at 10 am and includes hymns, prayers, scripture reading and a sermon. It usually lasts about an hour. Right now we are worshiping online and will adjust this message once we are able to meet together in our sanctuary once again.  More information here.

Children are an important part of our community, and are welcome for all or part or the service.

UCUCC Parking Map

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Parking can be a challenge in the University District! Persistence, patience and an early start are keys to success.

UW has free parking on Sundays. Enter the main campus gate at NE 45th and 17th Ave NE and turn left past the toll booth. It's about a three-block walk to the church. The UW Meany Garage at 15th Ave. NE and NE 41st St. is a five-block walk.

The church also owns three parking lots - Lot A is across the street from the church on 16th Ave. E. Lot B is beneath Sortun Court, just north of the church on the east side of 16th Ave. E. (It closes at 2 p.m.) Lot C (for those with difficulty walking, young children and visitors) is at the corner of 15th NE and NE 45th St., next to the church.

If you need to be assured of a close parking spot, you can call the church office before noon on Friday to reserve one: 206-524-2322.

During this pandemic, we have discontinued our in-person lunches. We would love to meet with you via email or phone, however. Click here to arrange a meeting with a Welcome Committee Volunteer or pastor.

We can explore and explain a range of topics about our church, from history, to theology, to membership. Please contact us at the link above for more information.

We are an inter-generational church and strive to be family-friendly, with an active ministry for children and youth. All ages are welcome in worship. We also offer nursery and child-care, Younger children begin the service with us and usually leave after about 15 minutes. Older children have the option of leaving for a special sermon time. Junior high and high school youth meet at 9 am and then often sit together in worship. Give us a call at 206-524-2322 for more specifics.

Our programs for children and youth continue during this pandemic. Sign up at the bottom of the home page to receive our Children's Ministries and/or Youth Ministries newsletter.

Hearing Impaired: Our sanctuary has an induction loop system that uses the T-Coil mode of your hearing aids. You can get the necessary equipment just before entering the Sanctuary on the right or ask any usher.

Visually Impaired: We offer each Sunday's program in large print for easier readability.

Wheelchair Access: The front entry is wheelchair accessible as are the rest rooms. Please don't hesitate to ask for assistance.

Dear Beloved Community:

“We are.” These two words are guiding and shaping us this fall. As your pastors we are struck by the ways we are rooted – connecting and re-connecting, celebrating and grieving, together; and the ways we are changing – a season of change in a time that has been full of transitions. We are especially aware of the significance of Pastor Catherine’s retirement. This is just seven weeks away. We are in the midst of making sure that we have opportunities to connect with Catherine and to express our gratitude for her ministry of twenty years with us.

We will have a celebration of Catherine’s ministry on November 20th from 12:30 – 2:30 pm at the church. Look for details in the November Church and Home. Catherine will preach her final sermon on November 21st, and her final worship service with us on November 28th will include a Liturgy of Release.

As we bless Catherine and wish her well, we are also working together to make sure that her responsibilities in pastoral care, spiritual nurture, faith formation,
justice work, and organizational support are covered. The Bridge Minister search committee, chaired by Ed Coleman, is working hard to find a Bridge Minister to cover much of this work. While we hope to have someone in place by December, we also are developing plans for ministry coverage if we do not meet that goal. Our Bridge Minister will provide care and support as the
congregation explores rootedness and change, preparing for a settled pastor. During this bridge time the Pastoral Search Committee, chaired by Roberta Hollowell and Royce Morrison, will lead the congregation with the long-term work of calling a new pastor.

We know our congregation’s resiliency by looking back at our previous transitions. Our former Bridge Minister, Pastor Todd, helped us through the work of that season. Our collective work laid a strong foundation for new and different phase of growth and change.

For the next seven weeks, Catherine will continue her work of serving this congregation, while the entire Leadership Team works together to facilitate as smooth a transition as possible. We know this can be an anxious time. Please reach out to any of us if you are wondering about any particular issue in this transition, if you have concerns, or if you want to know where to take a question or offer feedback.

Please hold us in your prayers while we do this careful and faithful work.
We, in turn, are praying for you. And we know that God is holding us all together in love.

Blessings,
Amy Roon
Catherine Foote
Steve Jerbi

Here is how to reach us:
Amy, (206) 605-6893, aroon@universityucc.org
Catherine, (206) 321-7604, cfoote@universityucc.org
Steve, (414) 238-7030, sjerbi@universityucc.org