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.

When Mwanzo began, one of the primary needs was for daycare so that mothers, and grandmothers could do subsistence farming, and catering while the children they were raising were safely cared for. These women simply could not work to feed their families without childcare.

As of January, this year, we have grades 1-8 filling the Mwanzo Wetu Center of Excellence Academy (MWCEA.) This means that the daycare, or “baby class” which had been in this building as well as grades 1-7 now had to move into the building you see on the right of this photo. This building has the kitchen/dining area and two classrooms where, the pre-primary1 and pre-primary 2 classes were held last year. Now that we have eight grades in MWCEA, the baby class is squeezing into the building on the right. This is just one of the many reasons why our new community center is needed. With your support we embarked on this journey this past year.

The work was almost entirely done by hand, but with persistence and dedication, laying the foundation soon began.

The stones were shaped by hand, and soon the building began to rise.

Loyce was often onsite observing and encouraging the workmen.

By the end of the summer, the first story ceiling was constructed.

This was her view the day before she returned to Seattle.

Since some phase one funds remained, the steel window frames and doors were installed after Loyce returned to Seattle.

Now we are ready to begin with phases two and three (out of four.)
When finished, the community center will provide space for essential services so that Rabuor and her surrounding communities can thrive. (10,000 people live within a 5 km radius of Rabuor.)

  • Internet access will allow people to connect with job and government programs information.
  • Health care will be available in partnership with Chulaimbo Health Center.
  • The meeting room will host agricultural trainings, savings and loan group sessions, health education, and PTA meetings.