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.

TextMen’s Supper Group
November 2, 6:15 pm
The monthly meeting of the Men’s Ministry has returned to the Turner Lounge every first Tuesday of the month. Please join us when you can! We will be following the latest building protocols, so please plan to wear a mask inside the building, except when eating.

 

Memorial for Marcia McElvain
Sunday, November 7, 1:00 pm
Please join Marcia’s family and friends for a memorial celebrating her life, in our sanctuary or online. An in-person reception will be held in the narthex after the service.

Superfluity imaginers and dreamers…
November 10, 3:00 – 5:00 pm, Zoom
In parallel with our fall worship series, “We are,” we will honor the legacy of Superfluity and listen for how God’s plan for Superfluity continues to unfold. The path forward is a collective journey and each of us must consider how best to use our talents in 2022.

We will discuss options and follow-up with an e-mail poll to gather input from everyone on the mailing list. If you have an interest in shaping Superfluity for the future, please join us!

We have a need for new leaders in several departments. If you are recently retired or anticipate retiring in the next 4-6 months and are possibly interested, consider spending some of your time and talent with Superfluity. In the past, volunteers have worked 2-4 hours a week during Feb and March and anywhere from 4 to 40 hours the week leading up to the three day sale in April. Please contact Mary Sue Galvin at marysue.galvin@gmail.com with questions or to volunteer!

Celebrate Catherine’s Ministry
Saturday, November 20, 12:30 pm
Join us to celebrate Pastor Catherine’s 20 years of ministry with us (and her 70th birthday!). For more information see the article on page 1.

UCUCC Congregational Meeting
Sunday, November 21, 1:00 pm
Official notice: All are welcome to attend our annual congregational meeting via Zoom on Sunday November 21st. Your participation is important! As members, part of our covenantal agreement with each other is to be faithful stewards of our church resources. Members are invited to hear an update from the Budget Committee, ask questions, and vote on our 2022 Budget.

SEM Earth Bistro
Sunday, November 21, 4:00 pm
Sacred Earth Matters is always interested in helping educate the congregation about ways to live more sustainably and responsibly. We have a new option your consideration that honors our bodies but also honors mother earth after our deaths. This green alternative to cremation or burial converts your body into soil, through a process of natural organic reduction. WA state has legalized this service with the passage of a bill in the State Legislature and the signature of Gov. Inslee in May 2020.

We have the opportunity to learn about this option and ask questions at an Earth Bistro on Sunday November 21, at 4:00 pm on Zoom. Our speaker will be Morgan Yarborough who is the Services Manager for Recompose, a local organization offering this service. She will speak about the process and answer your questions. Put the date on your calendars and watch and learn about this process that tries to be faithful to individuals and families – and to our precious earth. Registration for the Zoom will appear at a later date.

AWE (All Women Extraordinary)
November 22, 6:00 pm
All women are invited to Zoom in for an informal hour of chatting and virtual dining. Every fourth Monday 6:00 – 7:00 pm. We plan to continue using Zoom, as we have expanded our group beyond the
Seattle area. Please join us! Questions or mailing list requests, contact Christina Purdy pyrdina@yahoo.com or 206-697-5376.