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.

Beloveds,

We write to you this week knowing you are likely tired and worried. Hearing the news about Catherine and several others contracting the virus even with the abundance of care and vigilance about vaccinations and masking, is disquieting. So far everyone’s vaccination or youth seems to be keeping the actual experience of the illness in a manageable state. And our prayer chain and Wednesday Prayer Circle are on the cases!

We also know the isolation, decision fatigue and living with constant risk assessment; the trauma of living in this time is wearing.

When this all began there were immediate questions about whether church was closed or what on earth we could even do if we couldn’t gather in our building. If we weren’t gathering in person on Sunday mornings who were we?? Pastor Amy got called on to do an interview with a local reporter wondering what we were doing and her response is one she goes back to again and again. She answered that being church means helping people connect to God and one another. That’s our purpose. Maybe everything about how we do that has to change but that purpose is now more important than ever.

And that’s what this congregation has been doing. That’s the through line between the before COVID and now. You are still letting us know what we can pray about. We’re still helping one another pray. We’re still listening for God’s presence. We’re still seeing God in all the ways you show up for one another.

We’re moving cautiously forward with our new schedule that will allow us to continue to offer both an in-person and online worship without doubling our staffing hours. We’re continuing to adapt and support one another. The hope that we will get through this in a month or two is long gone. In its place is the deep knowledge that we know how to live and love one another through this time.

Blessings,
Amy Roon
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