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 – and 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 Christmas Family Committee along with our community partners have had to rethink Christmas Families. For those new to UCUCC, this is a time before Christmas that members and friends adopt a family that has been provided to us by several agencies and purchase gifts for them. To eliminate contact between church members, agencies, and families we have decided that gifts will consist of gift cards only. We would like to provide the gift cards to families in early December to give parents/guardians time to purchase gifts for their families prior to Christmas.

Your request to adopt a family or individual will be by email to Kathy at moc.q@sppirkk or 206-522-7847. You will then be provided with the family you requested along with the types of gift cards they would like. Please budget for a minimum of $50 per individual. We are again working with 3 agencies including Lake City Holiday Project, Bethany UCC, and Compass Housing Alliance. The agencies will submit their requests in early November to allow plenty of time to gather the gift cards. We are hoping to have a drive by drop off at the church but those details still need to be worked out.

More information will be provided in weekly on line bulletins beginning in October but you can request a family at any time. And of course, you may make a monetary gift to the church designated Christmas Families to serve families that are not adopted.

Our agencies have been overwhelmed by the support you have shown for this ministry over the years. Some of the money collected last year that was not used has gone to Parish Aid to help folks affected by the pandemic in our own church community. Thank you for your generosity and commitment to make a happier Christmas season to families in Seattle.

Offering of Gifts

  • UCUCC’s Offering of Gifts program this year supports ten agencies:
  • Arion Court
  • Child Learning and Care Center at UCUCC
  • Compass Housing Alliance
  • Friends of Youth
  • International Rescue Committee
  • Mary’s Place,
  • Solid Ground
  • Teen Feed
  • Tierra Nueva
  • Trettin Drop-in Preschool

In a typical year, our sanctuary overflows with gifts purchased for the agencies to distribute to clients as they see fit. This year, we are asking our agencies how we can best support them in this time of physical distancing. We’ll be sending details as soon as the agencies have confirmed their preferences. Like the Christmas family program, we hope to collect our offerings earlier than usual to give agencies time to purchase gifts. Stay tuned for more details in November’s Church and Home and in the weekly newsletter.