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.

Supporting our ministries through time, talent and treasure

There are many ways that each of us contributes our time and talents to the ministries of this church community in thanksgiving and response to the gifts that God has given us.

Our treasure—the financial resources that keep the lights on, the building open and the staff and clergy working from day to day—is also important. Because of the financial support of members and friends, the ministries and missions of this congregation are thriving! Thank you for considering financial support for the work of our church.

Our 2021 Pledge Campaign theme is “We’re All In.” For more on our Pledge Campaign, click here.

Giving Record

You can view your giving record on-line at any time through MyUCUCC, We also send a quarterly giving record to all those who pledge or give regularly. This provides a record of the gifts you have given, and it gives us a chance to say thank you!

 

Here are some of your options for giving:

Offering Time in Online Worship

While we cannot gather in person for worship, you still have the opportunity to give to the church’s ministry, in thanksgiving and response to the gifts that God has given us, and as part of your regular spiritual practice of giving. You can write a check to UCUCC and mail it to the office. You can also contribute cash; if you enclose the cash in an envelope with your name on it, your gift will be noted in your giving record. You might wish to give online or write a check each week during the Offering Time in our online worship.

If you would like a green offering envelope, we can arrange for some to be sent to you. These envelopes are for your own convenience (we don’t need your gift to come in an green offering envelope for us to accept it!) Click here to request giving envelopes.

Every month the Love and Justice Ministry chooses an organization to be the beneficiary of a special offering. Learn more about special offerings in the What’s up now section.

On-line Giving

You can give on-line through our secure donation web site, operated by ACS Technologies, the provider of our church’s datatbase software.  Give on-line

Automatic Deductions
This is a reliable, safe way to conveniently put your stewardship plan into action. Because your gift is given consistently, there’s no need to play “catch-up” at year-end or worry about forgotten checkbooks or missed Sunday offerings. You can set up automatic deductions through the MyUCUCC portal. Click on the MyUCUCC button in the sidebar. Or call us at 206-524-2322 if you would like us to help you with this.
US Mail

We are also glad to accept checks by mail throughout the week. Just make the check payable to UCUCC and mail to the church at 4515 16th Ave NE, Seattle, WA  98105-4201. Due to the pandemic, the processing of checks may be delayed between 1-2 weeks. Thank you for your patience! 

Planned Giving

Planned giving enables you to perpetuate your financial support for the church beyond your lifetimes. You can give a gift that keeps on giving long after you are gone. We are glad to talk further with you about how you can remember the church in ways that might help you now, and what to include in your will to accomplish what you want. Contact Kyna Shilling to talk further. 

Stock Donations
We are glad to accept donations of publicly traded securities.  Because gifts of stock made to UCUCC can give donors a double tax benefit, whether sold at a gain or loss, many consider giving such gifts.

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