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.

We would love to welcome you at our in-person service each Sunday at 10 am. 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. The weekly 5 pm service is  available on line after it is 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 if 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 and fifteen minute.. 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.

From time time we host lunches for people who are interested in learning more about our church and/or possibly becoming a member.  We are also happy to meet with you over coffee or at the church to explore and explain a range of topics about our church, from history, to theology, to membership. Click here to arrange a meeting with a Welcome Committee Volunteer or pastor or to set up a meeting and/or to learn when the next Welcome Lunch is planned.

Thank you for your interest in our church community.

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 or email Margaret Swanson, our Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries..

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.

Yes! This wonderful, amazing and beloved event is back for 2024. Here are the dates and times:

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Superfluity 2024 – April 25 – 27

April 25  6 pm-8:30pm
April 26 4 pm-8 pm
April 27   9 am-1 pm

Everyone is invited to participate in this “re-use” extravaganza that supports the health of our planet, helps to stretch limited budgets, and also benefits local nonprofits! We welcome you however you are able:  donate items to sell and/or help with the event itself.

Here’s how you can make a difference and  get involved

  • Comb through your household for things you no longer need or use and bring them in for the sale starting Feb. 25.
  • Volunteer to help with weekly sorting (starts Feb. 28) and at the sale itself.
  • Tell your friends and neighbors: pass out postcards (available in Feb.), post on social media.
  • Pot up perennials from your
    garden or grow seedlings for the plant department.
  • Make delicious edibles to be sold during the sale. These could
    include pies, soups, cookies, bars, quiches or other goodies.
  • Put the Superfluity dates on your calendar now so you can come for great shopping!

These items consistently sell well

  • Antiques and collectibles
  • Plants and garden tools
  • Children’s clothes and toys
  • Books and games
  • Records (in good condition) CD’s and DVD’s
  • Linens, towels, craft materials
  • Sporting goods
  • Decorative items for the home
  • Housewares and small appliances,
    kitchen items, glassware, utensils
  • Tools and electronics 
  • Jewelry, scarves, purses
  • Men’s hats and belts

Bring donations to room 133 starting February 25

All items need to be clean, in good working condition and have all their parts.

Please DO NOT bring

Large furniture, stuffed animals, artificial Christmas trees, Christmas lights, dried/plastic flowers, rolled up pictures or posters, macramé plant hangers,  disposable plastics, computers, printers, TV’s, VHS or audio tapes, adult clothes or shoes, office supplies, text books, Readers Digest Condensed books, skates, tire chains.

Email Mary Sue Galvin to volunteer or if you have questions: