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.

As we all know far too well, 2020 has been a deeply challenging year. How we long to be together in person to share our pain and our joy! It has been tough, but our church has faced tough times before, and we always emerge stronger and more resilient.

The creativity and grit that our church has shown in 2020 reassures us that we’re up to the challenges ahead. In a recent sermon, Pastor Amy Roon reminded us that our faith is not just up to us as individuals. We are people of action who share a collective faith. As we look ahead, we say:

We’re All In!

We take inspiration and hope from those we’ve lost this year. In his book, Across that Bridge: Life Lessons and a Vision for Change, Congressman John Lewis tells us:

“Nothing can stop the power of a committed and determined people to make a difference in our society. Why? Because human beings are the most dynamic link to the divine on this planet.”

As a church community, we know this to be true. And, as in times past, we will continue to work for racial and economic justice, gender equity, and responsible stewardship for our planet. When it comes to manifesting God’s reign of justice, peace, and reconciling love, we’re all in.

This year, as we look ahead to 2021 we commit to strengthening our church, our faith, and our resolve to create a more just, equitable, and peaceful world.

We ask you to reflect on what it means to go “all in” and to consider prayerfully what type of financial pledge you can make to support the church.

Watch for these key dates of our 2021 Pledge Campaign

Sunday, October 11, 2020. We’ll start our 2021 Stewardship Pledge Campaign with a kickoff in our virtual worship service.

Wednesday October 14 – Saturday October 17, 2020. Look for your pledge packets to arrive in the mail this week!

Sunday October 18, 2020, 11:30 am. Want to know more about what your dollars support at UCUCC? Join us after worship for a budget forum on Zoom.

Thursday October 22, 2020, 5:15 pm – 7:15 pm. As part of our commitment to be a Racial Justice church, we’re bringing you a forum on Anti-Racist Giving and Budgeting, hosted by the Social Justice Fund Northwest and CARW (Coalition of Anti-Racist Whites). This free webinar will address questions like “How do our personal social and racial identities shape our relationships with money and giving? What does it look like to center the giving of money as part of our anti-racist practice?” Please register here!

Sunday, November 1, 2020: Pledge Dedication Sunday
The budget committee makes budgetary decisions for the next year based on pledges collected by this Sunday. Pledges are always welcome, but pledging by this date is helpful! You can return your pledge via mail to the church, make a secure online pledge here, or use your MyUCUCC app.

Sunday, November 15, 2020, at 11:30 am: Good Works Fair and Chili Cook-Off (via Zoom)
This family-friendly event is a chance to learn more about all the Good Works happening at UCUCC, and how you can get involved! Your individual talents become super powers through work with our Ministries, Committees, and Action Teams. We’ll be sharing some chili recipes ahead of time, so we can each participate in the chili fest from the comfort of our own homes.

Sunday, November 22, 2020: Congregational vote
Join your fellow congregants in our first all-church virtual meeting to vote on UCUCC’s 2021 budget.