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.

UCUCC hiring Office Assistant and Communications Coordinator

Job Description: Assist with various office tasks and functions to ensure office operations run smoothly; coordinate various church email, print, and social media communications. Tasks include but are not limited to: keep church calendar up to date, schedule Zoom meetings for staff and lay leaders, respond to emails and check church voicemail, print and supervise church mailings, oversee church social media presence, coordinate email and print communications including weekly emails, monthly newsletter, and worship announcements.

Skills needed: highly organized, detail oriented, good customer service skills, strong communicator, highly motivated, ability to work well without supervision, excellent time management. Candidates proficient with Office 365, Microsoft Teams, Publisher, social media platforms, graphic design, and copy-editing preferred.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Schedule meetings and events on UCUCC Zoom accounts, ensure no overlap of Zoom accounts, send meeting reminders and share training/tutorial information with lay leaders
  • Schedule building use, communicate Covid-19 guidelines, coordinate with Facilities team for setup
  • Update calendar with events and meeting information
  • Check church voicemail and route messages
  • Present calendar of church events at All Staff Meeting
  • Maintain office and other church supplies
  • Track pledge data from call list responses – seasonal
  • Schedule social media posts for Facebook, monitor Facebook inbox
  • Respond to emails; route questions to the appropriate people
  • Create weekly all-church emails
  • Create and print monthly all-church newsletter
  • Update website with announcements and articles
  • Create weekly worship announcement slides
  • Print and prepare church publications and mailings
  • Support office volunteers (post-pandemic)
  • Interface with members during office hours, answer phones and in-person questions

Hours: 30 hours per week, up to 35 hours per week for special projects.
Schedule: In the office Thursday 10:30 am – 4:00 pm and Sunday 8:30 am – 12:00 pm. Other hours flexible and can accommodate either working from home or from the office.
Compensation: $17.50/hour plus full medical and dental benefits, up to 8 sick days in the first year (accrued monthly), 12 paid holidays, and an additional 4 paid vacation days in the first year.

University Congregational United Church of Christ is an Open and Affirming congregation, and encourages applicants of all gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ability, and religious background to apply. UCUCC is a progressive church with a building in the University District and a congregation who is meeting both online and in person as we emerge from the pandemic. We are walking together on God’s transformative adventure, following the path of love and justice as revealed to us by Jesus. All are welcome at UCUCC, whether, on any given day, you are believing, seeking or doubting. For more about our values, see our website https://www.universityucc.org/who-we-are/ or our Facebook page.

To apply please submit a resume and cover letter to Kyna Shilling, Director of Finance and Operations at: kshilling@universityucc.org

University UCC ~ www.universityucc.org ~ 4515 16 Ave NE, Seattle WA 98105 ~ 206/524-2322