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.

January Worship Series

January gives us a unique arc of Sunday experiences. We begin in the Second Sunday of Christmas with a focus on new beginnings for the new year. On January 8th, we revisit the treasured story of the magi seeking the Christ and the resistance to an empire hellbent on death. On January 15th we will honor The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a worship around the theme “Lead with Love.”

On January 22nd we start our next series, “Bumpersticker Theology: I can do all things through a verse taken out of context.” Often verses get shared—think guy in a clown wig with a John 3:16 sign or the “Do Justice. Love Mercy. Walk Humbly” button—but we miss the whole context of the story. Instead of letting the bumpersticker do the talking, we’ll dig deeper. We begin with John 3 and the story of Nicodemus. Then on the last Sunday of the month we’ll look at the “clobber texts” used to justify hateful and dangerous theologies around LGBTQIA+ inclusion.

This series continues into February with “Wherever two or three are gathered,” “I can do all things through Christ,” and “Behold the plans I have for you.”

January 1
“New Beginnings”
Psalm 121
Service of Anointing and Communion
Available at 10:00 am in person and via Facebook, YouTube, and Zoom livestream.
No 5:00 pm digital service.

January 8
“The Epiphany of Christ”
Matthew 2:1-9
Preacher: Rev. Deb Jarvis
10:00 am in person and via Zoom livestream.
5:00 pm digital service on Facebook and YouTube. 

January 15 – Honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Lead with Love”
Proverbs 12:1; 17:17; 27:5
Preacher: Rev. Steve Jerbi
10:00 am in person and via Zoom livestream.
5:00 pm digital service on Facebook and YouTube. 

January 22 – Bumpersticker Theology
“For God so Love the World”
John 3:1-21
Preacher: Rev. Amy Roon
10:00 am in person and via Zoom livestream.
5:00 pm digital service on Facebook and YouTube. 

January 29 – Bumpersticker Theology
“The Clobber Texts”
Galatians 3:26-29
Preacher: Rev. Cameron Sharp
10:00 am in person and via Zoom livestream.
5:00 pm digital service on Facebook and YouTube. 

January Musical Offerings for Worship

January 1
On January 1, our Choral Intern Adia Bowen will be sharing music. One piece she will be sharing is “Nacht und Träume” by Schubert. This piece is a meditation on night and dreams.

January 8
On January 8, our Director of Music Ministries, Benjamin Rogers, will be sharing music. One piece they will be sharing is “Where the Light Begins” by Susan LaBarr. The text set to music is by Jan Richardson, from her Book of Blessings. While this poem was originally written about Advent and the anticipation of Christmas, the text uses wonderfully universal words that relate to ideas of peace and hope.

January 15
On January 15, our Chancel Choir returns for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday. The anthem for this Sunday is “One Foot/Lead With Love” by Melanie DeMore and was chosen to honor Dr. King’s philosophy of nonviolence and love. The title for the offertory this Sunday translates from Ukrainian as “peace now.” This is a call for nonviolence and peace and is dedicated to the people of Ukraine, and all who suffer the violence of war.

January 22
On January 22, our Chancel Choir will be reprising an anthem by John Stainer titled “God So Loved the World” to pair with the text for John 3:16. This Sunday’s offertory will feature the sopranos and altos of the Chancel Choir.

January 29
On January 29, our Chancel Choir will be sharing an anthem that highlights an LGBTQIA+ Composer to pair with our Bumpersticker Theology sermon which tackle a piece of scripture commonly used to condemn homosexuality. This Sunday’s offertory will feature the tenors and basses of the Chancel Choir as they share an excerpt from Considering Matthew Shepard: A Choral Suite.