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.

We would love to welcome you at our in-person service each Sunday at 10 am. 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. The weekly 5 pm service is  available on line after it is 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 if 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 and fifteen minute.. 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.

From time time we host lunches for people who are interested in learning more about our church and/or possibly becoming a member.  We are also happy to meet with you over coffee or at the church to explore and explain a range of topics about our church, from history, to theology, to membership. Click here to arrange a meeting with a Welcome Committee Volunteer or pastor or to set up a meeting and/or to learn when the next Welcome Lunch is planned.

Thank you for your interest in our church community.

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 or email Margaret Swanson, our Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries..

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.

Feb 15th-March 21st, 7:00-8:30pm on Zoom

This Lent, our Christian Formation ministry is partnering with Seattle-based LIVE PROJECT to offer a 6 week course called “Lent with Baldwin & Bonhoeffer.” 

Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a 20th Century German Theologian who was part of the confessing movement within German during World War II. He studied in New York City and spent a lot of time with Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem. When he returned to Germany he became part of a resistance movement and was caught by the Gestapo for his role in a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler. He was hanged on the 9th of April in 1945 at Flossenbürg concentration camp during the collapse of the Nazi regime.

James Baldwin, Black novelist and essayist from the 20th Century, frequently wrote about racism in the United States. The prominence of his social commentary grew alongside the civil rights movement. His works include “Go Tell it on the Mountain,” “Notes of a Native Son,” “Nobody Knows My Name,” among many others. He spent long times living in France, as well as Turkey and Switzerland, giving him an international view of the United States. This shaped his commentary on race and sexuality.

This class explores how Dietrich Bonhoeffer and James Baldwin together prophetically speak to our current time. This co-facilitated course, through a combination of presentations, and brief selected readings, will invite a conversation for how these particular perspectives inform our lives as persons and communities of faith.

This 6-week course will meet via zoom 7-8:30pm on Thursday nights during Lent (Feb 15th-March 21st), facilitated by Dr. Edward Donalson III and Dr. Dan Peterson.

¨ Session 1: Why? Why might these two perspectives help or hinder a generative conversation for us as people of faith?

¨ Session 2: Who? An introduction: Who is James Baldwin?

¨ Session 3: Who? An Introduction: Who is Dietrich Bonhoeffer?

¨ Session 4: What? What does James Baldwin communicate and teach the world?

¨ Session 5: What? What does Dietrich Bonhoeffer communicate and have to share with the world?

¨ Session 6: How? How do you imagine these particular perspectives, in conversation with one another, inform our lives as persons and communities of faith?

To register please go to: https://tithe.ly/event-registration/#/8122126. Use the promo code: LIVEBUNDLE2023 to cover the registration cost.

We invite you to contribute to the congregational registration fee by going to MYUCCC and choosing the Adult Education fund in the drop down menu. The class is $50 per person and the suggested donation is $25. For those needing scholarships, the promo code covers all registration costs.

For more information contact Pastor Steve or LIVE PROJECT director Rev. Dr. David Hahn, david@lutheransnw.org.