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.

Seabeck Book Club meetings

Seabeck—Monday nights 7:00-8:00 pm on Zoom. In April we turn our attention to a new book entitled The Home Place:  Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature, by J. Drew Lanham. Newcomers are always welcome. For the links for either bookclub contact Beth Bartholomew,, or the office at

Racial Justice Book Club

Racial Justice—Tuesday, April 19, 12-1:30 pm on Zoom. We will continue reading The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart by Alicia Garza. Garza is an organizer and co-founder of Black Lives Matter. Newcomers are always welcome. For the links for either bookclub contact Beth Bartholomew,, or the office at

Church building updates and office hours

Staff holidays: Monday after Easter (April 18), building closed
Church office hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm,
Sundays 9:00 – 10:00 am, and 11:00 am – noon.
The office staff and program staff continue to work mostly from home. To access the building at other times, please contact the custodian on duty at 206-612-2144.

Contact a pastor in an emergency

A pastor is always available for pastoralemergencies. Please call or text 206-445-3378, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Birth Announcement —Robert Martin Warfield, born Feb. 25.

Congratulations to Grandparents, Ginger Warfield and Rosh Doan.  Their new grandson, Robert Martin Warfield, was born on February 25.  He weighed 8lbs 7oz. His parents, Benjamin Warfield and Laura Cole, along with big sister Elaine are all getting to know him and are doing well.

Death Announcement—Bill Stark

Born January 14, 1926, Died February 22, 2022
Bill died peacefully with Carolyn by his side.  Both Bill and Carolyn joined UCUCC in 1978 and have been thoughtful and supportive members for over 43 years.  Bill served in many ways including on the Stewardship & Finance Committee, being one of a team of church grounds keepers, and helping select the beautiful windows along the upper east wall in our sanctuary.  Bill’s enthusiasm and kindness will be missed. Please hold Carolyn and their children, David and Christine, and their families in your prayers.