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.

Seasons of Love
The rhythm of life is a rhythm of seasons.  Scripture acknowledges this truth in profound ways, naming within its stories of beginning a rhythm of work (creation) and rest (sabbath) and continuing to name throughout our faith stories other seasonal patterns.  We have been through a significant season of isolation and loss. As we emerge from this time, we are invited to measure the last sixteen months, and to consider what we will take with us into the new season before us.  We turn for a foundation to the section of Scripture known as Wisdom Literature- texts written in response to the trauma experienced by a community as its world crumbled, as the nation was invaded, and its leaders carried off into exile.  What emerged in that time was a perspective honed by deep disruption and disorientation, and a wisdom born of a new responsiveness to the voice of God.

Spiritual Practice: Proverbs
Write a proverb for yourself that reflects wisdom you have gained in the last year and a half.  A proverb is defined as “a short, pithy saying stating a general truth or a piece of advice.”  Proverbs as an expression of collective wisdom are found throughout the Bible, and most notably collected in the Book of Proverbs.  Some are quite short, such as Proverbs 27:17: “Iron sharpens iron, and one person sharpens the wits of another.”  Other proverbs are longer reflections on a specific topic, such as the reflections on Wisdom found in Proverbs 8.  So we invite you as you reflect on your experiences through this pandemic time to bring forth the wisdom you have gained, in the form of a Proverb.

Weekly Worship
Aug 1, A time to mourn
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
Preacher: Rev. Steve Jerbi, preacher

Aug 8, A time to dance
Scripture: Jeremiah 31:12-13
Preacher: Rev. Amy Roon, preacher

Aug 15,  A time to speak
Scripture: Proverbs 25:11-12
Preacher: Rev. Dr. Catherine Foote, preacher

Aug 22,  A time for silence
Scripture: Psalm 46
Preacher: Rev. Steve Jerbi, preacher

Aug 29, A time to plant
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 11:3-6
Preacher: Rev. Amy Roon, preacher

Sep 5,  A time of harvest
Scripture: Psalm 126
Preacher: Rev. Catherine Foote, preacher