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.

Red Orange and Green Leaves during DaytimeMen’s Supper Group
September 7, 6:15 pm
The monthly meeting of the Men’s Ministry has returned to the Turner Lounge every first Tuesday of the month. Please join us when you can! We will be following the latest building protocols, so please plan to wear a mask inside the building, except when eating.

Save the Date! We will have our annual Fall Weekend at Pilgrim Firs October 22 – 24. Details will be available as we approach the date. Please contact Earl Hamilton at for more information.

AWE (All Women Extraordinary)
September 27, 6:00 pm
All women are invited to Zoom in for an informal hour of chatting and virtual dining. Every fourth Monday 6:00 – 7:00 pm. We plan to continue using Zoom, as we have expanded our group beyond the Seattle area. Please join us! Questions or mailing list requests, contact Christina Purdy or 206-697-5376.

Register for the 2021 Senior Retreat
October 4 – 5, 2021 
After a year’s hiatus due to the pandemic, the Senior Retreat is returning to Rainbow Lodge. The retreat is for members and friends of UCUCC who are 55 years old or more. While the title is “Senior Retreat” there is nothing about the overnight time spent in the shadow of Mt. Si that is “old”. The retreat has a program to enlighten, an evening program to entertain, and lots of time in between to socialize with other adults.

This year the program will be presented by Rev. Steve Jerbi, who will talk about Franciscan Spirituality. Pastor Steve is currently in formation to become a monk with the Ecumenical Order of Franciscans. He will lead us through conversation about the history of Saint Francis and Saint Clare and how they inspire us in our own walk of faith. He has been on the staff of UCUCC since February, and we know his online presence well, but have had limited opportunities to meet and mingle with him personally. The Senior Retreat will provide that opportunity.

The cost of the retreat is $150 per person which can be paid at registration. All but $35 is refunded if you are unable to attend. To register click here. Space is limited so register early!

As more is known about the Covid risks, we will adjust our plans, provide support for Covid-19 testing, or cancel the retreat if necessary. Email Alan Klockars at

Save the Date for Catherine’s retirement party!
Saturday, November 20, late afternoon/evening
We don’t really know what the format will be—how extravagantly outrageous our celebration of Catherine can be, but whatever we do, it will be heartwarming, and fun!  Please plan to join the UCUCC community as we celebrate Catherine’s time with us and send her merrily on her way into retirement!