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.

Ready for some live music? The Farallon Recorder Quartet will present a concert in our Sanctuary on Friday, September 17, at 7 pm. The quartet comprises four highly regarded recorder professionals who will share music of the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Modern eras with professional polish, precision, and joy

L-R: Vicki Boeckman, Miyo Aoki, Frances Blaker, Letitia Berlin

The concert is sponsored by the Seattle Recorder Society. Suggested donation is $20, but all are welcome regardless of ability to donate. Facemasks are required and socially distanced seating is available.

Works by the following composers will be presented: Josquin, Ashton, Buxtehude, J.S. Bach, Leif Kayser, and Fulvio Caldini, in addition to some wonderful compositions by Frances Blaker, and new arrangements by Letitia Berlin and Miyo Aoki.

The Farallon Recorder Quartet was established in 1966 by Bay Area musicians Letitia Berlin and Frances Blaker. When vacancies occurred, Seattle musicians Vicki Boeckman and Miyo Aoki joined the ensemble.

Performer biographies

Miyo Aoki preforms music ranging from medieval to modern and teaches students of all ages and levels. She  has performed in the US, Germany, and Poland with various ensemble, and at the Bloomington Early Music Festival and Whidbey Island Music Festival. She has played with the Boise Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony and Oregon Symphony, respectively, in performances of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Miyo holds an Artist Diploma from the University of the Arts in Bremen, Germany, where she studied with Professor Han Tol.  She holds degrees in both early music performance and mathematics from Indiana University, where she studied with Professor Eva Legêne.

Letitia (Tish) Berlin performs with Calextone, the Bertamo Trio, and the Tibia Duo in addition to being a founding member of Farallon. She has also performed as a soloist with the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, and the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra. She received her Bachelor of Music in piano performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and her Master of Arts in Early Music Performance Practices from Case Western Reserve University. She directs the Road Scholar Early Music program at Hidden Valley Music Seminars in Carmel Valley, CA and the Advanced Recorder Intensive at the Amherst Early Music Festival, and is a sought-after instructor at early music workshops around the country.

Frances Blaker received her Music Pedagogical and Performance degrees from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Copenhagen where she studied with Eva Legêne. Ms. Blaker has performed as a soloist and with various ensembles in the United States, Denmark, England, France, Italy and the Netherlands. She is a sought-after teacher in constant demand at workshops throughout the U.S., including the Oregon Coast Winds and Waves Recorder workshop and the Hidden Valley Early Music Road Scholar program. She is the Director of the Amherst Early Music Summer Festival and was co-director of the San Francisco Early Music Society’s Medieval and Renaissance workshop from 1996-2001. She is the author of the acclaimed Recorder Player’s Companion (now in its fourth reprinting) and a collaborator and performer on the Disc Continuo series of play-along recordings.

Vicki Boeckman has been performing and teaching since the 1980s. She is an internationally acclaimed performing and recording artist who has traveled all over the US and to many other countries to perform and teach. Shei resided in Denmark from 1981-2005 where she collaborated with some of the finest musicians and composers of the day. Her Danish recorder trio Wood’N’Flutes had a  15-year run performing all over Europe and working with contemporary composers in addition to doing children’s theater. She was an adjunct professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen for 12 years and taught at the Ishøj Municipal School of Music for 23 years. Many of those students are now professionals, performing and teaching in Denmark and in Europe.

Here in the PNW Ms. Boeckman has been a featured soloist with the Seattle Symphony, Seattle Baroque Orchestra, Portland Baroque Orchestra, The Oregon Symphony, Portland Opera, Medieval Women’s Choir, Gallery Concerts and the Boise Philharmonic. She is music director for the Seattle Recorder Society, co-director for the Recorder Orchestra of Puget Sound (ROPS), and Artistic Director for the Port Townsend Early Music Workshop.