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.

Just before the end of summer, there were two surveys we asked you to fill out—one on Worship and one on Church Life. Here are some interesting things we learned, and what we’re planning on doing with the information you shared.

137 people participated! Of those, 78% of people said they felt “connected” or “very connected” to the church and its mission during the pandemic.

85% of respondents said they watch our worship videos either weekly or a few times a month (with a similar amount having attended worship weekly or a few times a month before the pandemic). 39% of respondents have participated in online worship—and for those who responded “I haven’t been involved yet but I’d like to be” we’ll be passing along your names to the Worship & Music Committee! 86% of respondents watch worship “live” on Sunday mornings.

More than half of respondents said they’d be interested in a mid-week interactive worship service. We used that feedback to create our Wednesday Zoom Worship at 5:30 pm.

90% of respondents said they were part of a church group or activity pre-Covid, and of those folks, 74% said they’d been able to adapt their group to an online format. 61% said they felt satisfied with their online connections, with another 15% saying that online connections were necessary but not fulfilling the way in-person connections are. For folks who reported having trouble getting connected due to internet issues, or not having training, or lacking the right kind of device—we’re planning to reach out individually to help you connect.

36% of respondents are on a committee, action team, or on council—which means there are a lot of you who are missing out on a great way to be involved at UCUCC! We hope you’ll stop by the Good Works Fair in November to learn more about what our ministries are doing and what opportunities are available.

We also got great feedback about our various types of communications: Church & Home (print and digital), blogs, weekly emails of different types, regular small groups (like Prayer Circle and Bible Study), and our Facebook content. For those who answered “I don’t see this now, but I’d like to receive it” we’ll be following up to help you get connected.

And, for those of you who shared suggestions for the types of programs you’d be interested in participating in? That data has been passed along to our pastors and program staff. Your feedback helped encourage us to start the book groups on So You Want To Talk About Race this fall.

We also made sure to pass along the notes of gratitude and appreciation that many of you left as part of your survey responses. It was a great experience for our pastors and staff to read the kind thoughts that you shared. Thank you!