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.

We would love to welcome you at our in-person service each Sunday at 10 am. A digital service is also offered on line on Sunday evening at 5 pm. Our service is streamed on YouTube and Facebook. You will find the links just below this section on our home page. The weekly 5 pm service is  available on line after it is initially presented on Sundays..

We strive to walk in the path of Jesus, and to offer an authentic welcome to everyone who walks through our door or joins us online. If you are new to us, we would love to get to know you and answer your questions about our church, even if 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 in-person worship service starts at 10 am and includes hymns, prayers, scripture reading and a sermon. It usually lasts about an hour and fifteen minute.. During the 10 am service we also offer live-streaming to a nearby room that offers those with compromised immune systems to be more isolated. We also offer a separate space for children, with supervised play and crafts during the 10 am service. Sections of the 10 am service are programed into the 5 pm digital service, which is offered as a "vespers."

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.

From time time we host lunches for people who are interested in learning more about our church and/or possibly becoming a member.  We are also happy to meet with you over coffee or at the church to explore and explain a range of topics about our church, from history, to theology, to membership. Click here to arrange a meeting with a Welcome Committee Volunteer or pastor or to set up a meeting and/or to learn when the next Welcome Lunch is planned.

Thank you for your interest in our church community.

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 10 am 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 or email Margaret Swanson, our Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries..

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.

You’re Invited!

July 2, 7:00pm
First United Methodist Church
180 Denny Way, Seattle (free parking)

Presented by Third Act Washington
Lifestreaming available
Free and open to the public


Third Act Washington (TAWA) presents author, educator and environmental activist Bill McKibben on July 2 at 7:00 pm in a talk about what’s needed now to save our planet and democracy, what’s bringing him joy and gives him hope, and why he believes Third Act can have a huge impact on making our world a better place for all of us, and for generations to come.

Bill is renowned for mobilizing popular support for action on climate justice and democracy.  He has authored 20 books, including The End of Nature (1989) which is regarded as the first book for a general audience about climate change. He also helped found, the first global grassroots climate campaign, which has organized protests on every continent, including Antarctica, for climate action. In 2022 he founded Third Act, a national organization with over 70,000 members that organizes people over the age of 60 for action on climate, justice, and democracy.

Bill will give a call to action to inspire and motivate attendees to take stepped-up action on climate and democracy, especially in the face of intensified climate disruption, political polarization and backlash, and our democracy in peril. His talk will be followed by a Q & A.

Can’t attend but willing to host a livestream watch party in your neighborhood or town? Let us know at and we’ll follow up with the names and emails of members in your area.

We are seeking a volunteer photographer who would be willing to take photos during the event. Please let us know at if you are interested.

Not a member of Third Act Washington? Click here to learn more and join us!

Special thanks to the following organizations for helping to spread the word:

350 Eastside • 350 Seattle • Catholic Creation Care Network • Center for Spiritual Living (Earth Action) • Citizens Climate Lobby • Climate Action Families

Climate Reality Project • Climate Solutions • Common Power • Earth Justice  Earth Ministry • Episcopal Diocese of Olympia • Evangelical Lutheran Church Northwest Washington Synod • Faith Action Climate Team • Faith Action Network •  Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation • Pass the Green New Deal  Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action (PSARA) • Saint Mark’s Cathedral • Seattle First Baptist Church • Seattle First United Methodist Church  South Seattle Climate Action Network • St. James Cathedral • Stop the Money Pipeline • Tree Action Seattle • Troublemakers • United Methodist Church PNW Conference • University Congregational Church-Sacred Earth Matters

WA Conservation Action • Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility  Woodland Park Presbyterian Church • Zero Waste Washington