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. Our service is streamed on YouTube and Facebook. You will find the links just below this section on our home page. New services are offered weekly at 10 am on Sundays, and are available on line after that.

We strive to walk in the path of Jesus, and to offer an authentic welcome to everyone who walks through our door. 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 worship service starts at 10 am and includes hymns, prayers, scripture reading and a sermon. It usually lasts about an hour. Right now we are worshiping online and will adjust this message once we are able to meet together in our sanctuary once again.  More information here.

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 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.

UCUCC Seeks Youth Ministry Intern

Job Opening: Youth Ministry Intern 

University Congregational United Church of Christ is a large, dynamic, progressive church in the University District of Seattle, WA. We are seeking a Youth Ministry Intern to support our Christian Formation Ministry. For more on UCUCC, visit our website www.universityucc.org 

Position Type: Part Time (10 hours/week)
Pay: $20/hour
Start date: November 2021
Weekly Schedule: Sunday mornings from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm from September to June, other hours flexible as dictated by the needs of the job, which may include some evenings and weekends 
Job requirements: Must be at least 18 years of age, be available for a full year
Reports to: Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries
Supervising Pastor: Minister of Christian Formation  

About this position:
This position offers an opportunity to learn and practice youth ministry leadership in a safe and nurturing environment. The expectations of this role are a mix of administrative and direct leadership with youth and families. 

Job Description: 

  • Support the Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministries in the development and implementation of programming for our Christian Formation Ministry.  
  • Help plan and coordinate Youth Ministry Events, including administration of events and supporting youth and families with registration. 
  • Possibly assist in leadership of the Youth Group; support the spiritual development of our middle schoolers and their families. 
  • Work with teachers and youth program volunteers to make sure they have what they need for their events.  
  • Administrative support:
    • Promote UCUC’s Christian Formation ministry programs and events through UCUCC’s existing communication channels (emails, newsletters, text and more).  
    • Possibly help with organizing the rooms/materials to make things more accessible for leaders.  
    • Other admin work to support our events and ministry as a whole.  
  • Manage UCUCC’s Youth Ministry social media accounts.  

Expectations: 

  • Contribute to fostering a safe and welcoming environment for LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC youth.  
  • Follow all UCUCC Safer Church policies and help ensure they are integrated into all aspects of programming. 
  • Demonstrate appropriate boundaries in life, relationships, and ministry. 

UCUCC is a Christian organization and (program) employees are expected to support the teachings of the church. We encourage people of color, women, individuals with disabilities and members of the LGBTQIA+ community to apply. 

University UCC ~ www.universityucc.org ~ 4515 16 Ave NE, Seattle WA 98105 ~ 206/524-2322