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:

“I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of God’” Psalm 121:1

In this last twenty months of adapting to the social distancing requirements of Covid, we have discovered new depths in the ways we “go to the house of God.”?We have found ways to connect while we are apart. We have found that the house of God might be our own house, or a campground, or a backyard. And we have been glad that the connections we have are not only continuing, but expanding.

We have now been conducting worship services in our Seattle building for two weeks. We have also moved our on-line worship service premier to?5:00 p.m. on Sunday?evenings, giving that service a bit of an “evening vespers” feel. And we continue to be grateful for all the ways we are able to be church together.

As our fall worship series reminds us, “We are” on a path of discipleship that is a collective journey, and  our core identity is as a community of faith. Our covenant reminds us that we work to live responsibly within God’s creation, sharing with gratitude the gifts we are given. In the next weeks we will be inviting you to consider what financial support you can pledge to this community as we move our ministry forward in the next year.

This month will mark another milestone in the life of our community as we gather to install Rev. Steve Jerbi as minister. We join with the Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Church of Christ, and with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America in this service of worship?on October 24th. The service will be at 3:00 p.m.?in our sanctuary and also available digitally. The installation of a minister is the final step in receiving a called pastor into our midst and we are so happy to take this step together.?So mark your calendars to be there, as we go with gladness into the house of God, whether in our Seattle building, or your in own house, or somewhere else around the world. Because we know, wherever we are, God is right there with us.

Blessings,

Amy Roon
Catherine Foote
Steve Jerbi

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