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.
Tuesday morning Bible study
This group meets Tuesday mornings at 10am on Zoom. The first hour is spent reading and discussing a passage of scripture. A book of the Bible is selected and most weeks the group covers 1-2 chapters. The Bible study is typically led by a pastor or seminary-trained leader. You can join at any time, even when we are midway through a book of the Bible.
Seabeck Book Club
This group meets Monday evenings at 7pm on Zoom. This group was formed as an optional activity at our annual all-church camp held at the Seabeck Center. It continues to meet weekly, often selecting books that relate to previous or upcoming Seabeck speakers. This group is facilitated by Seabeck committee member Beth Bartholomew.
The church library is an amazing asset to the community. New books are brought in regularly for adults, youth, and children. The library is open Sundays before and after worship and is staffed by our library volunteers Edith Miller and Jessie McAbee.
Racial Justice Book Club
A group of congregational members and friends choose a book to read and then meet on the third Tuesday at noon through zoom to discuss the readings. The group is facilitated by Beth Bartholomew.
T3 Third Thursday Theologians
This new opportunity will meet on the third Thursday of the month at 7pm on zoom. It is a chance for a variety of speakers to share their expertise and invite members of our congregation and the wider community to engage in thoughtful conversations around the topic.
Guest Speakers, Trainings, and More
Throughout the year we offer great opportunities to learn and grow in faith.
Seabeck All-Church Family Camp
Every summer, during the week following Independence Day, several hundred members of our church community gather at the Seabeck Conference Center on Hood Canal for five days of summer camp. Learn more on the Seabeck page.
The Lecture Series
The Lecture Series brings noted theologians and speakers to Seattle for the weekend. Often the featured lecturer also serves as a guest preacher and gives public lectures, forums or classes. Learn more in The Lecture Series section.
Encouraging each other in the growth of our minds and spirits…