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.

November council meeting summary

November 18, 2020

YTD financial report was reviewed and discussed. Revenue for 2020 may be better than we thought, and total expenses are very close to what we were expecting.

The Payroll Protection Plan funds are still on the books as a loan. The bank has advised UCUCC to not apply for loan forgiveness yet. Overall, we are very blessed.

Pastoral Search Committee made a unanimous recommendation of Reverend Steve Jerbi as our candidate. Council members will attend a Zoom session to speak with him directly prior to the congregation meeting and vote on December 13. All were very appreciative of the time and effort dedicated to this search by members of this committee!

Seven agenda items were discussed and approved:

¨ Transfer of funds to support Gathering Ground (from the Imagine Campaign)

¨ Reaffirmation of Support for Gathering Ground

¨ 2021 Budget as proposed by the Budget Committee to be recommended to the Congregation

¨ Parking Lot C – re-designation to non-paid parking only (due to declining income and rising taxes)

¨ Transfer of additional funds to Love and Justice (from the Imagine Campaign) for ongoing justice work in 2021.

¨ Pastor Housing Allowance (for federal income tax purposes)

¨ Approve Tent City 3 – three month encampment starting March 15, 2021

 

Council executive session summary

December 13, 2020

The Council of the University Congregational United Church of Christ met on December 13, 2020 via Zoom, following the Congregational Meeting. Terry Moore declared that a quorum was present.

Council approved the Call Agreement for Reverend Steve Jerbi to be Minister of Worship and Christian Formation at UCUCC.

Council also approved the establishment of a designated fund for Fellowship as requested by the Calling, Engagement and Community Ministry, and the transfer of $5,000.00 from 2020 Fellowship operating budget into this discretionary fund.