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.

2022 Pledge Campaign: We Are

As we all know far too well, 2021 has been a deeply challenging year. The pandemic has changed who we are and how we do church. It has been tough, but our church has faced tough times before, and we always emerge stronger and more resilient. We have also grown in ways we couldn’t have imagined before! As we begin to regather in person, we also celebrate our vibrant online worshiping community and how online ministry allows us to serve those beyond our local neighborhood in new and exciting ways. God is still speaking!

The creativity and grit that our church has shown in 2021 reassures us that we’re up to the challenges ahead. We are resilient. We are responding to God’s call. We are growing in Christ’s love. We are expanding our circle of welcome. WE ARE a living church. WE ARE growing together. WE ARE God’s story unfolding.

This year, as we look ahead to 2022 we commit to strengthening our church, our faith, and our resolve to create a more just, equitable, and peaceful world.

What is your vision for the future community that our church will become? As we explore our 2022 pledge theme, we invite you to finish the sentence “We are…” and to consider prayerfully what type of financial pledge you can make to support the church.

Watch for these key dates of our 2022 Pledge Campaign

Week of October 4, 2021. Pledge packets arrive in the mail!

Sunday, October 10, 2021. We’ll start our 2022 Stewardship Pledge Campaign with a kickoff in our virtual and in-person worship service.

Sunday, October 10, 2021. You are invited to join us at 1:00 pm for a budget and church finance forum with Kyna Shilling, Director of Finance and Operations. She will share updates on our 2021 budget, give an overview of our church finances and the impact of the pandemic, and will answer any questions you may have about our budget and spending.

Sunday, October 31, 2021: 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, drop off your pledge card in the office (Sunday mornings, or Tue/Thu from 10:30 am – 4:00 pm) or use MyUCUCC to pledge online. If you are pledging online, we encourage you to connect your bank account to our secure server, otherwise UCUCC pays a fee on your donation.

Sunday, November 21, 2021: Congregational budget vote
Join your fellow congregants in our first all-church virtual meeting to vote on UCUCC’s 2022 budget.