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.

A preview of some of our January events! Zoom links for hybrid or online-only events are available in your weekly email or by emailing zoom@universityucc.org.

 

Men’s Supper

Tuesday, January 3, 6:15 pm, Turner Lounge
Please join the men in our community for a simple soup supper every first Tuesday of the month. All those identifying as male are welcome.

2022 Iona Pilgrimage presentation

January 8, 2023 after worship, Zoom and Ostrander Hall
Have you ever thought about going to Iona? Join the latest group of Pilgrims in O Hall or on Zoom as they talk about their journey. More info here.

Something to Say—A program for Children, Youth, Adults, and Families

MLK Weekend, various times
UCUCC is sponsoring a weekend of justice workshops and exploration with the organization Race and Faith, to support the growth of our minds and spirits. This weekend’s focus is the rise of antisemitism. More info here.

Building Beloved Community: Skills for Connecting Gifts and Assets

Monday, January 16, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at UCUCC. 
Join us for a skills-building workshop in the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr.’s philosophy of the beloved community – a community shaped by love, justice, inclusion and peace. This workshop will be hosted by Christian Formation, Love and Justice, and the Asset Enhancement Task Force, and facilitated by Rachel Haxtema and Rev. Steve Jerbi. Lunch will be provided! More info here.

Wage Peace: a 4-week Adult Education opportunity

Monday evenings, 5:00 pm, January 16 – February 6
Using the book Dear Revolutionaries: a Field Guide for the World Beyond the Church, each week will involve discussion, Q&A with the author, waging peace exercises, and sacred encounter. Suggested by the Racial Justice Steering Committee and Christian Formation for Adults. More info here.

T3—Third Thursday Theologians

Starting January 19, 7:00 pm on Zoom
A new adult education opportunity! A variety of speakers are invited to engage our congregation in thoughtful and theological conversations. In January we will look at Celtic spirituality. More info here.

Racial Justice Activists

Sunday, January 22, 11:30 am, Choir Room and on Zoom
The Racial Justice Activists team meet every 4th Sunday after church.

AWE (All Women Extraordinary) Dinner

Monday January 236:00 pm on Zoom
AWE’s lively dinnertime discussion is a monthly event on 4th Monday evenings. They have decided to continue as an online group, and particularly invite those who are further from Seattle and those who must stay home to join them!

2023 Women’s Retreat

Friday, January 27 – Sunday, January 29 (Silent Retreat, January 26)
We look forward to gathering again at Pilgrim Firs at the end of this month! More information and registration here.

PNC UCC Conference Men’s Retreat

Friday February 3 – Sunday February 5, 2023 at Pilgrim Firs
A retreat for all those identifying as men in the UCC Pacific Northwest Conference. The topic is “Gratitude and Practices to Enhance Gratefulness”. In the spirit of a back-to-normal retreat there will be music, singing, a wisdom circle and an optional silent retreat. To register, click here.