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. You are welcome to attend our in-person service at 10 am each Sunday. 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. Weekly services are are available on line after they are 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 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 in-person worship service starts at 10 am and includes hymns, prayers, scripture reading and a sermon. It usually lasts about an hour. 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.

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 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.

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.

Greetings from your Asset Enhancement Task Force!

In keeping with our goal of full congregational awareness of our processes and activities, going forward we will have a note in Church & Home each month about our current and upcoming work.

Upon the conclusion of our initial task as a committee to clarify and define the need for staff wage adjustments and how we as a community live out our call to God’s love through the compensation of our staff, as well as a need to meet the market in hiring for new open positions, we have moved into the next phase of our work together.  

We are operating from a “learning agenda” framework by uncovering what questions we need to answer in order to make an informed statement or ensure that our suggested actions are based on evidence and informed by values. This assumes that our end goals are the result of a process, not fixed outcomes to be obtained. We are beginning the process of engaging with these ideas in great depth and with great care, bearing in mind that we are a community comprised of many perspectives and many needs.  

As such, the committee has identified the following End Goals:   

  • Comprehensive Inventory of the following 5 Asset Categories:
    • People
    • Relationships 
    • Property 
    • Money  
    • Reputation  
  • Reasonable understanding of current status/valuation of Asset Categories
  • Understanding of anticipated needs in all 5 categories. 
  • Ability to articulate relationship between all asset categories and create a tool/value statement for future use that helps us determine whether our assets are being utilized for church goals.
  • Strategic response to anticipated needs. 
  • Congregational awareness and access to our processes and information throughout.
     

We are working under the following Assumptions:  

  • Along the way we may uncover hopes, dreams and visions of who we are becoming as a congregation and this may shape or change how we process or proceed towards these end goals.  
  • There will be times when it is appropriate to focus primarily on one asset category more than another; and times when it is imperative that we can articulate the relationship between asset categories and recognize the larger system.   
  • Structures and systems of racial injustice are embedded in our histories, our processes, and thinking. We must be continuously curious and open for the ways they show up.
  • Our underlying faith and justice values should always be the primary driver of why we make the choices we make.

Upcoming work: 

Over the coming months, we will be working to comprehensively identify our assets as listed above and begin to gain an understanding of their relationships to each other and our work as a church community.  

We look forward to engaging with you all in this process and working toward identifying where we are and creating a framework that will enable us to make meaningful choices about our future in community with each other and the wider world. 

Thank you for joining us on this journey! 

AETF Committee Members: Ed Coleman, Don Guthrie, Carol Ingram, Joyce Jackson, Tim Kroll, Fran Lewis Cristin Miller, Carol Nelson, Amy Roon, Kyna Schilling, Kathy Williams