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.

Here is the link to the livestream.

Livestream the Seattle Campus Services – While the installation of our sanctuary cameras came back in the fall, there has been an ongoing series of upgrades to support digital ministry with a few more to come. We now have the capacity to livestream the services from the sanctuary to be viewed anywhere you’ve got internet access. This livestream will begin on Sunday, December 26, and will continue for all future Sunday morning services.

Here is the link to the livestream.

What you can expect: The livestream will capture the broadcast led by our awesome volunteer tech team. It will start prior to the prelude, a little before the service begins, and end after the postlude. This is a raw feed without edits. It is the same feed that has been available in the lounge and library at our Seattle campus.

What you won’t have: Because of how we are setting up the livestream, there won’t be live chat during the service. There also won’t be any pastoral hosting of the stream, as we’ve been doing for digital worship. Right now, this is a window into what’s happening and won’t be “outward facing.” We won’t post the raw feed on YouTube or Facebook and after the service it won’t be accessible.

Our Digital Campus – As we’ve transitioned through this fall you’ve noticed we’ve gone to talking about our Seattle campus and our digital service. These are intentional choices. Because worship in our building is happening in the sanctuary and in the lounge and in the library it really is throughout the campus. And since we made these accommodations to respond to Covid-19 and support families and others making choices about returning, we don’t want to call it a sanctuary service when it is happening throughout the building. We don’t call it in-person worship because worshipping at home is still embodied, we are still in our personhood. We just aren’t gathered together. Since early on our online services are digital movies written, produced, edited, and distributed each week. The care and creativity that goes into this experience is why we started with a 5pm service that is curated with pieces from the Seattle campus and submissions for the online community. With all of our investment in staffing and technology, we see our ministry growing on our digital campus. We have digital worship and Bible study, meetings, prayer circle, pastoral care, youth group, and game nights. Sometimes these are hybrid experiences but often there are things that are only happening online – what is becoming our digital campus.