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.

Adult Education

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.

Weekly Opportunities

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.

Library Browsing

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.

Monthly Opportunities

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.

Special Opportunities

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…