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.

Hunger Outreach—the need to do more

The Emergency Feeding Program and the North Helpline Food Banks in Lake City and Bitter Lake have been called on to steadily increase their services this last year. Now they are facing July and August, which are
ordinarily very heavy months.

Lake City and Bitter Lake Food Banks have changed their distribution process to concur with pandemic safety rules. Where they formerly invited recipients to come inside to choose the food they need, with a grocery store model, they now distribute boxes to people outside the food banks. Additionally, the food banks deliver around 200 food boxes to elderly or incapacitated folks who are unable to come to pick them up. They also have on hand such items as baby diapers and formula for those who often need them the last week of each month.

The Emergency Feeding Program has picked up the assembly of the 48 food packs normally done by our church families, under the Hunger Outreach program, with the guidance of Lisa and Bart Klingler. In addition to the special two-day food packs for varying dietary needs, delivered to social service, ethnic and medical agencies for their clients, EFP has added a drive-by pick up service of a box of food. The boxes include bread, fresh foods and some canned foods, picked up at its loading dock in Renton, and some days in South Seattle. On Fridays it is open only to service agencies which are invited to “Shop the Dock” for what is available for them to take to their programs.

As the programs we support do more for those who otherwise would go hungry each month, we must also do more. We must do this despite the loss of income from our usual Share the Harvest Table, although we hope to find a way to have this at least once this summer.

For your ongoing help to those who are struggling to keep their families fed (many for the first time) and to the
agencies which are expanding their work to make this
happen—thank you for your generous support of our wider community!

If you wish to donate, please see the Church’s web page at universityucc.org, to use the dedicated donation page. You may also send a check to the church and specify Hunger Outreach on the memo line. Thank you for your much needed giving to feed hungry people!

For more information on these groups, see their websites—www.northhelpline.org or www.emergencyfeeding.org.