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. 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.

Christian education and spiritual growth ministry

During this time of emergence, we are offering some online and occasional in-person opportunities for Adult Education. For the summer of 2021 we are offering mostly online opportunities and some hybrid (online and in-person) events. Updates are also offered on the What’s up now section.

Currently Offered

Tuesday morning Bible Study – online, 10:00am-12;30pm. Pastor Catherine Foote leads Bible study via zoom. We are currently studying the book of Jeremiah.

Seabeck All-Church Camp – most sessions are online with some in-person opportunities. Please see the Seabeck page for more details.

Liberation Academy – offered as hybrid with online and watch-party options

June 29, 7:00 pm: Intro to Liberation Theology
July 27, 7:00 pm: Black Liberation Theology
Aug 24, 7:00 pm: Womanist Theology pt. 1
Aug 31, 7:00 pm: Womanist Theology pt. 2

Rev. Yolanda Norton leads a 4-session class on liberation, Black liberation and Womanist Theology. This first session includes an introduction to liberation theology and an overview of the historic roots of liberation theology around the globe. Rev. Norton is the visiting theologian for University Congregational UCC. Register here:

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.

Adult Education

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…