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.

The healing work regarding race is long overdue. Everyone can make a difference in fulfilling our church’s commitment to be a Racial Justice Church. We at UCUCC have a way to go and it requires learning. Some of that learning will happen in reading and conversation beginning this month.

So You Want to Talk About Race? by Seattle area author Ijeoma Oluo is an accessible “on-ramp” book for our needed learning. If the conversation on race is daunting for you or you don’t know where to start, this is your opportunity to step in and begin. If you have begun or are far along the path, this is your chance to engage with your fellow church folk. This fall we are inviting the whole church to read, reflect, and discuss Oluo’s book in six weekly online Zoom sessions of 90 minutes.

You can choose from three discussion groups:

  • Tuesdays at 8:00 pm with Pastor Amy (starts Oct. 13)
  • Wednesdays at 10:00 am with Pastor Todd (starts Oct. 14)
  • Sundays at 1:00 pm with Pastor Catherine (starts Oct. 18)

Each session will have a short opening time then breakouts into small group discussions. Questions for the week will be sent out prior to each session for reflection.

How do you get involved?

One – Get the book So You Want to Talk About Race? You can download to a reading tablet, acquire it from an area library, get it as an audio book, or purchase a 10% discount copy at Secret Garden. The church can also gift you a copy from Secret Garden, if needed. Do not let the book cost stop you from joining this important conversation.

Two: Sign up for the book group you would like to attend by clicking here or, for printed copy readers, going to this article on our website.

Three: Start reading or listening to the book. Then show up on zoom for your first group session.