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.

Conference Minister Rev. Mike Denton recently shared a Covid-19 update with all our local UCC churches in the Pacific Northwest Conference. He writes, “We’re in a strange and dangerous time of the pandemic. In one way, we have more mitigation strategies than we’ve ever had. Between vaccine, treatment, and prevention strategies, we have the opportunity to knock back Covid significantly. However, because of a combination of weaponized theology and global inequities, Covid continues to gallop around the planet.”

With gratitude for the brilliant scientists in South Africa, we have a lot of warning about the latest variant of concern, omicron. But, with early detection comes a lot of uncertainty as each week new data and new analysis unfolds.

Rev. Denton writes “The good news that’s been most frequently reported is that Omicron, so far, seems to bring on more mild symptoms than previous versions of Covid for most people. So although it will still be deadly for many, the chance of dying from Omicron seems to be lower than many of the other variants.” However, he also shares a word of caution, “…although the symptoms may be less severe, Omicron is significantly more contagious and spreads much easier than previous variants.”

The UCUCC Covid-19 Action Team will be meeting in early January to review the latest data for King County and to prayerfully discuss our church’s Covid-19 guidelines. In the meantime, we encourage everyone eligible to get vaccinated and boosted. Get tested regularly. Stay home if you’re feeling sick. Practice good hand hygiene—it’s cold and flu season as well as being a pandemic. Make sure your cloth mask is well-fitting and multilayered. Consider upgrading to a mask with a removable filter, or an N-95 or equivalent mask. If possible, try to improve the ventilation and filtration of your indoor spaces. Pay attention to distancing. Practice consent and ask before entering others’ personal space. Talk to those around you about your comfort level and their comfort level. In this way, we extend grace and compassion to each other in this complicated time.

Covid-19 Q&A with Dr. Wes Van Voorhis

Sunday January 9, 1:00 pm on Zoom

Do you have questions about the new variant? Not sure what sources of information are most reliable? Wondering about what precautions you should take? UCUCC Member Dr. Wes Van Voorhis is the Director of the UW’s Infections Disease Center, and he will be offering a forum and Q&A session about Covid-19.

Check the weekly emails for the Zoom link.