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.

We would love to welcome you at our in-person service each Sunday at 10 am. 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. The weekly 5 pm service is  available on line after it is 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 if 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 and fifteen minute.. 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.

From time time we host lunches for people who are interested in learning more about our church and/or possibly becoming a member.  We are also happy to meet with you over coffee or at the church to explore and explain a range of topics about our church, from history, to theology, to membership. Click here to arrange a meeting with a Welcome Committee Volunteer or pastor or to set up a meeting and/or to learn when the next Welcome Lunch is planned.

Thank you for your interest in our church community.

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 or email Margaret Swanson, our Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries..

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

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.

Currently Offered

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.

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…