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.

Children’s Ministry News

Activities & Care for Children

9:45 am – 11:20 am in the church lounge

For children and families on Sunday mornings, come to the Turner Lounge. We are offering staff and volunteer leaders to care for children and activities in the lounge for littles and elementary children. Parents are welcome to stay and watch worship on the screen in the lounge, or worship in the sanctuary. With parents’ permission, if the weather is nicer, we might head out to the playground space to play and then return to the lounge.

Sunday Evenings in Advent –
Children’s Family Advent Time

November 28, December 5, 12 & 19,
4:00 pm Littles families,
4:30 pm Elementary families

Advent Begins Sunday, November 28th and every Sunday in Advent we will be offering a 15-minute time to gather on Zoom for a song, lighting the advent candle and a little sharing together. 4:00 pm for littles and their families, 4:30 pm for elementary children and their families. Link will go out in the children’s ministry weekly emails.

Youth Ministry News

Youth Group continues…

Sundays December 5, 12 & 19 at 9:00 am

(No Youth Group on December 26 and January 2)

All youth Grades 6-12 are welcome to attend Youth Group, which is available to attend online and in
person (masked).

Middle School Online Game Nights

Wednesdays, December 1, 8 & 15, 8:00 – 9:00pm.

The Van Dyck family continues hosting weekly game nights on Wednesdays. For the month of December, they will take a break December 22 and 29. Come every week or drop in when you can; it’s casual. We are looking forward to playing together. Questions? Feel free to reach out, Amanda Van Dyck (Matthew’s mom) amanda_vandyck@yahoo.com. Link goes out in the weekly youth ministry email or you can email Amanda for the link.

Our Whole Lives Parent Orientation

Sunday, Dec 12 (tentative)

We are still confirming this date, but parents should hold this date (and possibly also Dec 19) as a potential parent orientation for the HS OWL class. More details to come via email.

Junior & Senior Small Group

Sunday, Dec. 19

We are hoping to offer our small group gathering for our High School Juniors and Seniors! We have had a tricky time finding the date and time that works for folks. Watch the weekly emails to confirm. We look forward to connecting with you and meeting each month to share about the journeys of this pivotal time in high school.

Youth Group Christmas Party

Monday, Dec. 20, 7:30 – 9:30 pm at church

Youth in grades 6 – 12 are invited to join us for a Youth Group Christmas Party. Come join us for some Christmas fun – crafts, gingerbread house decorating, games and possibly a movie? This will be indoors and masked. More details to come! be watching the weekly youth emails.