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.

Mwanzo: Energetic Proud Farmers Women’s Group
~Submitted by Lily Lahiri

Today I am pleased to share with you the activities of Mwanzo Energetic Proud Farmers (MEPF) as recently reported to “Madam Director Loyce” by Janet Andar, Chair of the MEPF Women’s Groups. These groups are active with microfinance, microenterprise, catering, poultry & feed, agriculture & composting/fertilizer, planting and tending trees and vegetables, various kinds of trainings, and more.

After three paragraphs of grateful praise for Loyce’s dedication and nonstop work, Janet recalls the regular, jovial, and well-attended women’s groups meetings where Loyce demonstrated her “commitment and concern for the women’s wellbeing, always reminding them to be happy even if there are struggles,” Janet references the struggles of the microfinance and microenterprise programs due to COVID-related lack of access to markets.

The catering group was encouraged by the procurement of high-quality plates, and an additional white “casket” tent, and more rejoicing was in order for the catering group with the arrival of new smart yellow and green t-shirt uniforms.

The poultry project was also impacted due to catering restrictions, and needed a boost. Training was undertaken on increasing composting related to the poultry project. The women’s joy was made more wonderful by the construction of a new chicken coup, which the women agreed should be located at the home of Millicent Opundo, and then again by arrival of new chicks and feed. This was cause for prayers of gratitude and celebration.

Agriculture being the base of this community, gratitude was expressed for the provision of fertilizer, one of the critical and very cost-effective investments in Rabuor. A robust training schedule included four trainings with Kenya Forestry Research Institute and Kisumu Environmental Operations Association.

Janet concludes her report with these words, “All these, madam director, and more. God bless you and all of the Mwanzo family in the US including the Mwanzo board members. May our vision and yours, and our objective come true. Thanks. Janet Andar. MEPF Chair”

To which, I can only reply, may it be so! On behalf of the Mwanzo Board of Directors, our deepest thanks for your loving interest and support sustaining the hope that has a home in Mwanzo.