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.

As we continue to walk together in this journey of emergence, your church leadership continues our faithful evaluation of the latest scientific data and public health recommendations. Your Covid-19 Action Team met on October 27th to consider how to support in-person worship in Advent and Christmas. Look for more information in the weekly email. In the meantime, we wanted to share some things we’re feeling hopeful about:

  • Average new cases in King County are on a declining trend since mid-September. The level of community transmission in Seattle is still substantial, but is down from the “high level” of transmission that we saw six weeks ago.
  • Free testing is still widely available in Seattle.
  • Vaccine requirements continue to increase, with employers stepping up to enforce this in workplaces, and large events requiring proof of vaccination or a recent negative test to attend.
  • Pfizer booster shots are available for people 65 and older who got their vaccine 6+ months ago and those with underlying medical conditions.
  • Recent analysis, published last week in the New York Times, suggests that risks of serious illness and hospitalization of unvaccinated kids is lower than the risk for vaccinated adults over 60.
  • The FDA is meeting next week and could authorize the Pfizer vaccine for children aged 5-11 soon. Seattle has a robust infrastructure to handle the logistics of getting kids vaccinated as soon as the “okay” has been given.
  • Covid-19 treatments are in clinical trials and are looking very effective. These antiviral medications aim to block the virus from replicating. Unlike a vaccine, these treatments aren’t impacted by new variants and will be an important tool in shifting this from a pandemic to an endemic.

As we head into colder and wetter weather (and as some plan for holiday travel) there are concerns about increased transmission as outdoor events become less realistic. Here are some things you can do:

  • Consider purchasing some rapid at-home antigen tests for your medicine cabinet. You can use these before vising someone who is more vulnerable, before or after traveling, if you or a loved one starts to feel unwell, or after attending an event where you can’t easily control for distance, air quality, or how well other folks are masking. A lot of at-home antigen tests are on backorder, so consider ordering some before you need them.
  • Take advantage of free local testing! There is usually a 1-2 day delay in getting results, but our robust local testing infrastructure is a resource that we are privileged to take advantage of.
  • Get a better mask. Not every circumstance warrants an N-95, but make sure your mask fits snugly against your face and chin, with no gaps around the nose and mouth. Many cloth masks have an option to add a filter, or, you can layer a cloth mask with a disposable medical mask.
  • To reduce your risk of exposure, pay attention to distance and duration. If you’re at an event where you must be close to others, try to keep that contact as short as possible. If you’re able to distance from others, then the length of time is not as big of a concern. If you are close to others for a longer duration, the quality and effectiveness of your mask becomes even more important.