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.

For June’s special offering, Love and Justice ministries invited the UCUCC youth to identify an organization to support beyond our congregation. The Youth Group worked for a few weeks identifying and talking about issues and causes that are important to us—both individually and as a group. We researched different organizations and from there decided on the organization for the June special offering. We agreed that this month we want to invite our church to support a racial justice organization. A list of other issues and organizations we care about is listed below.

We decided upon Color Of Change for June’s Special Offering. Color Of Change is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization. They help people  respond effectively to injustice in the world around us, and use innovative strategies to bring about system change in places that affect Black people’s lives.

We invite our whole church to join with us in supporting Color Of Change. Along with monetary donations, we are asking everyone to check them out on YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook.

Other Important Issues Named by UCUCC Youth:

  • Childhood Cancer
  • Health Care for all
  • Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW)
  • Climate Change
  • Ending Gun Violence
  • Transgender Rights

Please give as you are able.

Other Great Organizations to Check Out:

  • National center for Transgender Equality: The Nation Center for Transgender Equality’s mission is to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people. Donate – National Center for Transgender Equality
  • International Indigenous Youth Council: Rooted in the protection of the elements and brought together and continue to be guided by the prayer for the water They aspire to inspire young
    individuals to build bridges of solidarity and
    become leaders of their communities.
  • Black Action Coalition is a Seattle based advocacy and direct action group.
  • Fresh Lifelines for Youth connects young people with positive mentors and role models, promote their understanding of the law and their rights, and support them to become leaders among their peers and in their communities. Together they help our juvenile justice systems become more just, humane, and equitable.
  • Dream Defenders: The Dream Defenders was founded in April 2012 after the tragic killing of 17-year old Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida. That Spring, young Black, Latinx, and Arab youth marched from Daytona Beach Florida to Sanford Florida where Trayvon Martin was killed. With that fire in their bellies, they then went back to their communities and campuses to organize.
  • Youth Undoing Institutional Racism: Youth expression of the Peoples Institute for Survival and Beyond: