Christian education and spiritual growth ministry
Christian formation is a ministry of University Congregational United Church of Christ that helps our community of believers, seekers, and doubters to live into our covenant commitment to “encourage one another in the growth of our minds and spirits.” Our congregational commitments to progressive theology, intercultural awareness, and radical hospitality help shape the opportunities for our congregation and community. Updates are offered on the What’s up now section.
Tuesday morning Bible Study – online, 10:00am-12;30pm. A pastor-led Bible study via Zoom. Contact the church office for the link.
Seabeck All-Church Camp – most sessions are online with some in-person opportunities. Please see the Seabeck page for more details.
Book Clubs – online. There are currently two active book clubs. The Racial Justice book club meets on the third Tuesday at noon. The Seabeck book club will resume in the fall.
Women and Femme Ministry; Men and Masc Ministry – online. The Women and Femme group, All Women Extraordinare meets online on the 4th Monday at 6pm. The Men and Masc ministry meets online on the first Tuesday of the month at 7pm.
Children, Youth, and Family Ministries – We are offering in-person, online, and hybrid opportunities for each age group and for families all summer. Look at each ministry’s page to learn more.
Opportunities for All Ages
Children’s Ministry – from birth through fifth grade
An active cohort of families with young children is supported here with programs and activities that help children feel safe and welcome as they experience the wonder of God. Children participate in worship, where they are welcomed and affirmed. Our Children’s Ministry also includes childcare, breakfast, a children’s activity center and special events throughout the year. Learn more here.
Youth Ministry – sixth grade through high school
Youth Group is a place where we talk about things that matter, we do things that matter, and we know that we belong.Our Youth Ministry includes 9 am youth group on Sunday mornings, sitting together in worship, fellowship nights and retreats, service projects and mission trips, and classes (Confirmation classes and Our Whole LIves: Sexuality and our Faith). Learn more here.
We are a community of life-long learners. We support each other in deepening our spirituality and increasing our understanding of the complexities of our world. Through sermons, Bible study, forums, retreats and more, we challenge ourselves to discover, understand and live out our call as Christians. Learn more here.
Seabeck All-Church Camp
Beginning on Sunday after Independence Day, and running through Friday lunch, University UCC community members congregate for summer camp at the Seabeck Conference Center on the Kitsap Peninsula. Every year a guest speaker sets a theme and provides morning programming for adults, while children and youth enjoy their own indoor and outdoor education programs. Softball, campfires, sing-alongs, vespers and a talent show—Seabeck All-Church Camp offers all the trappings of camp for all ages. Learn more here.
The Lecture Series
The Lecture Series was established in 2007 by the Jesus Study Group. It brings leading Christian and non-Christian thinkers, writers and teachers to the Seattle region to expand our understanding of what it means to be Christian today. The Lecture Series is a self-supporting program of University UCC that has brought nearly 30 prominent theologians/thinkers to Seattle since its inception. Learn more here.
Encouraging each other in the growth of our minds and spirits…