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.

ImageOne of the ways we are engaging in racial and indigenous justice is by sharing our resources and assets. Acknowledging that these resources are “ours” because of generations of indigenous stewardship and Black enslavement, we are blessed to offer some restitution.

The Love & Justice Committee chose this year to give $4,400 of our congregation’s love and justice budget to two indigenous organizations. We are paying $2,400 in Real Rent to the Duwamish (“people of the inside”) nation this year. This Rent is a token acknowledgment of how we continue to benefit from the presence and stewardship of the Duwamish people in this city. All money goes to Duwamish Tribal Services, which provides social, educational, and health services, operates the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center, and supports the vitality of Duwamish culture. The Duwamish are not recognized by federal, state and local governments. Without formal recognition, the tribe isn’t eligible for benefits like social services, education programs, health assistance, and sovereignty over their own ancestral lands. From the Real Rent Duwamish website is this startling set of numbers: “In 1971, 1,000 Duwamish members were paid $64 each for their land. That is $64,000 for 54,000 acres of land. $64,000 adjusted for inflation today would maybe buy a single 1,000 square foot tiny home. In 2017, the median household income for Seattleites was $82,133.” UCUCC also contributed $2,000 to the Chief Seattle Club, a Native-led human services agency and day center. While 1% of the King County population is Native, they represent 15% of the county’s homeless population. Chief Seattle Club offers bridge housing, low-income studio housing, a traditional foods social enterprise café, a job training program and a clinic run in partnership with the Seattle Indian Health Board. Sacred Medicine House, opening in the fall of 2022, will provide 120 units of permanent supportive housing, while plans are in development for more affordable housing and a Coast Salish Longhouse at the North Seattle College campus.

We are grateful for your generosity, which we can share with others.