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. You are welcome to attend our in-person service at 10 am each Sunday. 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. Weekly services are are available on line after they are 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 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 in-person worship service starts at 10 am and includes hymns, prayers, scripture reading and a sermon. It usually lasts about an hour. 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.

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 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.

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

During this time of emergence, we are offering online, in-person, and hybrid learning events. Our pastor-led Bible study meets Tuesday mornings on Zoom. Book clubs around racial justice and Seabeck All-Church Camp meet regularly.

Other Educational Opportunities

Tuesday morning Bible study

Online, 10:00am-12;30pm. A pastor-led Bible study via Zoom. Contact the church office for the link.

Workshops and study groups

Educational workshops and opportunities are presented frequently on topics of interest to adults. They may touch on the spirituality of aging, accompaniment through grief or dealing with life’s transitions. A writers’ workshop may assist community members in journaling or writing about spiritual growth. A series of weekly workshops over a six-week period might deal with identifying dependable strengths. With the assistance of covenant partners—ordained clergy with specific interest in an area—we are able to offer opportunities on topics relevant to our spiritual growth throughout the year. Watch for these opportunities in What’s up now, and in Get involved and serve.

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.


Community members have the opportunity to attend a weekend-long Women’s Retreat, Men’s Retreat, and a Senior Retreat on an annual basis. Check the What’s up now section for details.

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.

Theological Education for Leadership (TEL) – available online during pandemic

Offered through the Pacific School of Religion

The Lecture Series is partnering with with the Pacific School of Religion’s (PSR) to host classes for PSR’s certificate programs: Theological Education for Leadership and Gender, Sexuality & the Bible. This is a series of special courses and seminars providing progressive, accessible Christian theological education year-round for clergy, laity, and spiritual seekers from diverse racial and ethnic communities. Using PSR’s “flexible learning” approach, TEL fosters a strong and supportive community environment while enabling participation at a distance through online learning. A carefully selected curriculum of online experiences may be engaged individually, or as part of a non-graduate-level certificate. For more information see TEL’s web page.
>> See the brochure for the Certificate of Theological Education for Leadership
>> See the brochure for the Certificate of Gender, Sexuality & the Bible

For the Theological Education for Leadership courses
The full list of courses for the program year is  >> here
>>This is the application for the Certificate of Theological Education for Leadership (CTEL)

For the Gender, Sexuality & the Bible courses
The full list of courses for the program year is >> here
>>This is the application for the Certificate of Gender, Sexuality & the Bible




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