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.

ThresholdWe’re continuing the theme of THRESHOLDS this month, recognizing this time of transition and transformation: racial, environmental, economic, cultural, spiritual. How to leave behind old ways and enter into new ones? How to be with the uncomfortable space of not-yet, the messy middle? Together we’ll engage imagination, spirit, and real-life skills for threshold times.

Writing, Reflection, and
Really Good Beverages
Sunday, March 7, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Join us for 2 hours of writing from imagination-tickling prompts on thresholds & transitions with Hannah Merrill, Curator of Writing.

Crafting: build a nest/prepare for flight
Sunday, March 14, 7:00pm – 9pm Pacific

Nests are places of transition—where creatures emerge from their embryos into the world, where they launch out from a place of safety into their next chapter of life’s adventure. Join us to craft a “nest” from simple items found around your home. As we craft, we’ll reflect on the thresholds we are leaving behind and taking flight into. Our leader Molly Ebert says, “Nests of all sorts are built for the sole purpose of being left. The old world is worn away. Conditions have reached the threshold where we know we must go out.”

Seasons of Earth:
Spring seeds and Autumn seeds
Sunday, March 21, 7:00pm – 9pm Pacific

In this equinox season, as the northern hemisphere tilts toward the sun, we will consider seeds: both the annuals that sprout every spring and the ones that take years to grow. As is true in the earth, it’s true in our lives. Let’s talk together about what’s germinating in ourselves and in the world.

Online Concert with Carrie Newcomer
Sunday, March 28, 3pm Pacific

Our favorite singer-songwriter sings us into “the beautiful not-yet” with a voice of rare richness and a life that answers the call for change. Gathering Ground will be one host among other West Coast groups of this concert. RSVP on our unique URL for the online event, pay $20 to Carrie’s team to attend, Gathering Ground receives 30%, and you fill your heart with songs for threshold times.