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 – and 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.

Ancestors…..the ones we listen to, the ones we are becoming

This fall the Gathering Ground Community delves into the power of ancestors. We will deepen our personal and collective roots: to listen to the ancestors who inspire us and to become the ancestors for whom the future is grateful. With reflective questions, shared stories, creative play, and joint action, we’ll fertilize the roots of the ancestors we are becoming.
We regularly meet on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month. This fall we’ll experiment with some other times and formats of connecting and organizing, responding to the needs of election season, racial reckoning, and the need to connect in new ways during COVID.

1st Sunday Writing Group

This informal group offers creative writing prompts to get the words flowing and a welcoming atmosphere. Writers of all levels welcomed. 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Sundays September 6, October 4, November 1, & December 6
. RSVP here for September.

Make your own Spiritual First Aid Kit: a crafting workshop

Wednesday, September 16, 6:30 – 9:00pm
Sunday, September 20, 2:00-4:30pm.
These days, wouldn’t a Spiritual First Aid Kit be a handy thing to have? We’ll each craft our own kit, with images that offer ancestral and personal healing and resilience. Attendance capped at 10 people perworkshop

Introduction to Day of the Dead

Sunday, October 18, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Learn about the moving practices of the Mexican fiesta, Die de los Muertos  from Rene De Los Santos.  Day of the Dead is November 2, so you will be prepared to celebrate!

Being a Good Ancestor

Sunday, November 15, 7:00 – 9:00pm
No matter what happens on November 3, we need deep roots to be present for waves of anger, relief, fear, and hope. With reflective questions, shared stories, & creative play, we’ll take a night to fertilize the roots of the ancestors we are becoming.

Winter Solstice

Sunday, December 20, 7:00 – 9:00 pm