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 students write letters to you
~ Loyce Ong’udi

I want to express my deep gratitude to each and every one of you in ways I cannot fully articulate. Love beyond words is what I feel because of the many ways you have continued to support Mwanzo and me personally.

Many of you gave to Mwanzo during the Special Offering in April, or during GiveBIG in May. Thank you for your support! These gifts, along with the Love and Justice ministry’s expression of love in action, and the support of your prayers, have raised hope and saved lives. You provided food and learning materials for the nine months that schools were shut down. So far, thanks to you, we have not lost any children or staff to COVID-19.

Further, in 2020 we completed installing solar panels on the school roof, and we started a tree-planting project. In the same spirit, I ask for your support with a matching grant soon to be announced, we plan to break ground for the community center this summer when I travel back to Rabuor.

When I am in the village and am getting ready to travel back to Seattle, Mwanzo students, staff and community always ask me to bring greetings and expressions of appreciation—and they also send with me various gifts to express their thankfulness. They recognize that yours has been love that keeps giving. In February 2020 as I
prepared to leave the village, the mother of Owino, a special needs student, gave me corn and beans to make a meal of gratitude for you when I got to Seattle (I received the gift with grace on your behalf and donated it).  She is grateful for the love and care Owino receives at Mwanzo.

I hope in 2022 some of you will travel to Kenya—then we will have that meal, and we will sing and dance for joy and with the hope that you have kept alive. Though I did not travel in 2020 as I often do, I cherish your continued support and I hope these letters and the drawing from our students are evidence of love and care Owino receives at Mwanzo because of you.

This note is my humble attempt to express my deep gratitude to you, and to let you know that your love and prayers of hope for Rabuor community are the same love and prayers they —and I—have for you.