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.

Revision to UCUCC Investment Policy

At the request of the Investment Committee and the Sacred Earth Matters Committee, Council approved a resolution to revise the UCUCC Investment Polity to move all UCUCC’s endowment funds from United Church Funds Moderate Balanced Fund to UCF’s Beyond Fossil Fuels Balanced Fund or equivalent funds with screens, so the investments are free of companies exploring for or producing fossil fuels.

Sacred Earth Matters Resolution

Council approved bringing the resolution “The Earth is Sacred – Not Ours to Wreck. Imperatives for a new moral era” to the UCUCC annual meeting (brought forward by Sacred Earth Matters Committee). Council also charged the Sacred Earth Matters group with implementing the process for taking a political stand policy so all steps are completed as outlined and prior to the UCUCC annual meeting.

Air Conditioning for 3rd floor offices

Council voted to celebrate the additional $250,000 pledges that have been received to support the New Cornerstones and Imagine campaigns item of air conditioning for the 3rd Floor South offices. This effort has been reduced in scope from earlier proposals which had been deferred because of lack of funds.

Also, we recognize and celebrate previously implemented efforts to reduce energy use – the new windows and shades on the south and west sides of the building and the installation of solar panels on the UCUCC roof. Additionally, council recognized and commended facilities staff and the committee for implementation of recommendations which are resulting in additional decreases in UCUCC energy use.  And committed to continuing to be careful, judicious and creative in ways to decrease our energy use while allowing the building to be used in the variety of ways that move our ministry forward.

New Initiative Fund

Council reviewed the New Initiatives fund and approved a motion to restate the purpose and parameters of the New Initiatives Fund, AND added a provision to allow continuation of grants into a second year. This fund is currently utilized for ongoing work on the Racial Justice Initiative.

Interim Task Force

Council reviewed the status of the Interim Task Force which is in final planning stages and will launch soon. Additional members were added to the committee and more young people are invited to join this group.