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.

The Children’s & Youth Ministry Committees, Rev. Steve Jerbi and I are excited to share with you that we have hired Rev. Bruce Wilson Jr. as our Children’s Ministry Coordinator!

Bruce is an ordained minister, board-certified chaplain, licensed mental health counselor, and one of our church’s covenant partners. Bruce is also a UCUCC church member and a longtime volunteer leader within the youth ministry program. He and I have worked together for almost 8 years, and we are excited for his new role in ministry with us!

We had already lined Bruce up to lead Seabeck this week, so you can welcome him to his new role during the Children and Youth sessions this week. His first official day as staff will be Monday, July 26.

Here is a little bit more about Bruce if you don’t already know him:
In 2010 Bruce Graduated from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, in Evanston, IL (right outside of Chicago) with a master’s degree in Divinity. Bruce moved out to the Pacific Northwest where he worked with the Methodist Church and Youth Ministry. Upon leaving that job, Bruce moved into chaplaincy where he found the UCC and all of its gifts. He joined University Congregational and was recruited by Margaret to help with the youth program. In 2019 Bruce graduated with his second master’s degree in Education with an emphasis on Mental Health Counseling. In 2020 Bruce made the move to full-time private practice as a therapist, which he loves. In a moment of discernment, Bruce recognized his desire to be involved more at UCUCC and applied to work with Margaret as the Children’s Ministry Coordinator.

We are so grateful for the many ways Bruce’s ministry and amazing gifts with young people and families have impacted our church and the lives of our families. And we look forward to this new journey in working with the children and families of UCUCC.

More info will come. For now, we invite you to join us in welcoming Bruce to the team! We are grateful for your continued support during this time of transitioning into our new roles.