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.

As we prepare to celebrate the joyous season of Easter, we extend a heartfelt invitation to you and your loved ones to join us for a series of special events and activities at University Congregational, a vibrant and welcoming community within the United Church of Christ.


Palms! Processional! Ponies!

Sunday, March 24 – Palm Sunday

9:45am Palm Sunday Processional – Kick off Holy Week with our delightful Palm Sunday celebration! Bring some green branches from your yard (or get some at church) and bring the family for an unforgettable experience! We will gather at lot C at 9:45am with our palms and greens. We will honor and commemorate Jesus’s victorious ride into Jerusalem before the crucifixion, as we all process together into to the sanctuary.

11:15am – 12:00pm Pony Rides, Games and Treats (lot C) – After worship, kids and families can join us in our Parking Lot C (15th ave) for pony rides, activities and some snacks! Helmets will be available, or you can bring your own. As always, friends are welcome! It’s a perfect opportunity for family fun and cherished memories.


Egg Dyeing Event

Saturday, March 30 at 3:30pm – 5:30pm in Ostrander Hall

Let your creativity soar at our Easter egg dyeing fellowship event! Join us for an afternoon of colorful fun as we dye eggs together, share stories, share a meal and build lasting friendships. It’s a wonderful chance for families to bond and embrace the spirit of Easter joy. Please RSVP so we can plan for food and eggs. Friends always welcome!



Easter Morning Events for Children

Sunday, March 31

Families are invited to join us for worship at 10am on Easter Sunday. Children are invited to the front during the children’s moment in worship and then are dismissed to their Sunday School classes. The K – 5th grade group will do an Easter Scavenger hunt and other activities. Littles – PreK will play and read stories together. After worship there will be an egg hunt on the playground for littles – 5th grade. We will take turns to give the littles space to find eggs.

  • Children’s Moment in Worship
  • Scavenger Hunt for K-5 During Worship
  • Egg hunt for Littles and Elementary on the playground after worship

It’s sure to be an egg-citing day for the whole family!

As we come together to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, let us also embrace the spirit of renewal, hope, and community. Whether you’re a longtime member of our congregation or new to our church family, you are warmly welcomed to join us for these special events as we rejoice in the beauty of Easter.