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.

Personal organizer and pink flowers on deskI have always found that when I say ‘yes’ to a purpose and walk with others striving to reach a goal, that I am enriched more than I imagined. Faith and good works are so intertwined, so the Engagement Committee extends the invitation to you to “visit a committee” into the month of May! With meetings on Zoom it is pretty easy. Folks are looking for ways to share their work— the door is open! Visiting a committee does not imply that you might join a committee, only that you are interested in learning more about what they do. Here’s a list of the various committees and action teams: go ahead and contact the leader and set up a time to visit! If you have any questions, please email

~ Jan von Lehe, Chair, Engagement Committee

List of committees, meeting date/time, and contacts
Church Council meeting: 3rd Wednesdays at 7:00 pm, Terry Moore, Moderator

Stewardship and Finance Ministry
Personnel Committee, 2nd Wednesdays at 7:00 pm, Carol Bryant
Facilities and Equipment committee, 2nd Wednesdays at 5:00 pm, Carol Ingram
Stewardship and Finance Committee, 3rd Wednesdays at 5:00 pm, Kyna Shilling
Budget Committee, seasonal—Summer/Fall Pledge committee, Seasonal Summer/Fall Investment Committee, Quarterly, Kyna Shilling

Worship and Music Ministry
Worship and Music Committee, (bi-monthly) 2nd Sundays at 3:30 pm, Betty Spieth-Croll
Chancel Choir, Benjamin Rogers
Creativity Council, Kris Garratt.

Love and Justice Ministry
Love and Justice Committee, meets quarterly, Elizabeth Dickenson, Carol Nelson and Walt Puckett
Sacred Earth Matters, 2nd Sundays at 11:30 am, Nancy Hannah
Racial Justice monthly meeting, 4th Sundays at 11:30 am , Ginger Warfield
Racial Justice Steering committee, 1st and third Fridays at 9:30 am, Ginger Warfield
CLCC Board Meeting, 4th Tuesdays at 6:00 pm, Liz Wells
Mwanzo Board Meeting, 1st Mondays at 4:00 pm, Loyce Ong’udi

Christian Education & Spiritual Growth Ministry
Children’s Ministry Committee, 1st Mondays at 7:00 pm, Jennifer Butner
Youth Ministry Committee, 1st Mondays at 7:00 pm, Margaret Swanson
Adult Education, Steve Jerbi
The Lecture Series, Betty Spieth-Croll
Seabeck All-church camp, 2nd Wednesdays, Jessie McAbee
Scheyer Library, Edith Miller, Librarian

Calling and Engagement Ministry
Calling and Engagement Committee, meets quarterly, Jan von Lehe, chair
Engagement Committee, 4th Mondays at 5:00 pm, Jan von Lehe
Parish Care Committee, 3rd Wednesdays at noon, Carol Coleman
Welcome Committee, Margaret Klockars