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.

UCUCC Seeks Children’s Ministry Coordinator

Job Opening: Children’s Ministry Coordinator

University Congregational United Church of Christ is a large, dynamic, progressive church in the University District of Seattle, WA. We are seeking a Children’s Ministry Coordinator to engage and support the spiritual growth of our children, birth – 5th grade, and their families. To apply, email a resume & cover letter to

Position Type: Part Time (24 hours/week)

Pay: $26,000/year, salaried

Benefits: Paid vacation and sick days; medical, dental, disability, and life insurance; eligible after 1 year for participation in UCUCC’s annuity plan

Supervisor: Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries

Start date: November 2021

Schedule: Flexible as dictated by the needs of the job, which will include some evenings and weekends and Sunday mornings.

Qualifications: 3-5 years’ experience with children, early childhood education, and/or church ministry. Our Whole Lives facilitator certification preferred.

Position Description:

Nurture faithful relationships with all children and families of University Congregational UCC, actively engaging in their lives and spiritual development. Identify ways to strengthen and enrich the education and experience of children in our church. Develop, implement, and oversee programming for children and families.

Program Responsibilities:

  • Develop faith formation programming and worship experiences for children, in collaboration with UCUCC’s Minister for Worship & Christian Formation (MWCF) and the Director of Children Youth and Family Ministries (DCYF)
  • Serve as the staff liaison for Children’s Ministry Committee (CM)
  • Work cooperatively with CM, pastors, and staff to identify and accomplish the short- and long-term goals of the committee and church
  • Assist with planning and leading family and intergenerational activities, retreats, and camps including planning and attending Seabeck All-Church Camp each July
  • Recruit and supervise teachers, nursery care providers and substitutes; provide teacher training and curriculum
  • Be available on Sunday morning to ensure smooth operation of Sunday School (gather attendance, welcome new families, assist teachers as needed, address discipline issues, substitute teach, etc.)
  • Support UCUCC’s Our Whole Lives; Sexuality and Our Faith classes
  • Keep leaders and parents informed of information via email, phone (call & text) & social media. Provide information to congregation via printed worship announcements, newsletters, articles, bulletin boards and website
  • Plan and coordinate nursery coverage, childcare for church events, and activities for summer months

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Attend bi-monthly staff meetings and monthly Christian Formation Ministry meetings.
  • Provide timely information and feedback regarding church school programs, events, and priorities
  • Purchase necessary books and supplies
  • Manage and record all expenditures within approved budget and keep detailed records; work with CM Committee to maintain budget and prepare future budget requests
  • Maintain attendance records and monitor/review class sizes, track event registration and logistics
  • Work with office staff to maintain database of parent/child contact information and calendar of events
  • Keep screening forms and safer church forms current and on file

UCUCC is a Christian organization and (program) employees are expected to support the teachings of the church. We encourage people of color, women, individuals with disabilities and members of the LGBTQIA+ community to apply.


University Congregational UCC ~ ~ 4515 16 Ave NE, Seattle WA 98105 ~ 206/524-2322