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 – and 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.

Gifts

We’ll all miss the joyful procession of gifts to the altar and the hustle and bustle of sorting and bundling gifts in O Hall. But we’ll still deliver love and hope to nine local agencies that are providing vital services to our neighbors. This ministry provides gifts that are then distributed to clients by the agencies. This year we will make donations of cash or gift cards. We’re hoping to collect all donations no later than Sunday, Dec. 13 so that agencies have time to shop.

We encourage you to make a monetary gift to the church and designate Offering of Gifts. We’d prefer to have the donation made on-line (use the Give button on MyUCUCC or on our website), but you may also mail a donation to the church. Donations designated for Offerings of Gifts will be divided equitably amongst our nine partner organizations. If you’re interested in purchasing an actual gift, see the details below for Arion Court and Friends of Youth.

Arion Court is an apartment building in South Lake Union for unsheltered men, most of whom are U.S. veterans. Gift cards for Safeway, Walmart, Visa, Amazon, or any big restaurant chain would be much appreciated. Bring your gift cards in an envelope labeled “Arion Court” to church on Sunday, November 29 from 1:30 – 3:30 at the Advent Car Parade. Or, mail them to Susan Ovens, 2500 NW 92nd St., Seattle, WA 98117.

Friends of Youth has served youth and family for more than 68 years, operating facilities and providing services to foster youth, refugee youth, homeless youth and young families. They have an Amazon wish list that can be accessed from this link. Amazon will send your gifts directly to the agency.

Child Learning and Care Center at UCUCC provides nurturing care in a multicultural environment to children of working parents.

Since 1976, International Rescue Committee has helped thousands of refugees, immigrants, and survivors of human trafficking in Washington. During the pandemic, food security has been a significant challenge.

Mary’s Place provides safe, inclusive shelter and services for women, children and family on their journey out of homelessness. The women’s day center and eight overnight shelters in King Country keep struggling families together and provide resources for housing and employment.

Solid Ground runs a family shelter that provides temporary housing for families in crisis.

Teen Feed serves homeless youth and young adults ages 13-25, providing warm meals to youth every night of the week. Case management and outreach services are also available to help youth achieve goals.

Tierra Nueva is a multi-faceted ministry in Skagit County that provides gifts for children who have a parent who will be in jail over the holidays.

Trettin Drop-in Preschool is described by many parents as a “lifesaver,” serving a diverse population of children in a center housed in our church.