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.

We would love to welcome you at our in-person service each Sunday at 10 am. A digital service is also offered on line on Sunday evening at 5 pm. Our service is streamed on YouTube and Facebook. You will find the links just below this section on our home page. The weekly 5 pm service is  available on line after it is initially presented on Sundays..

We strive to walk in the path of Jesus, and to offer an authentic welcome to everyone who walks through our door or joins us online. If you are new to us, we would love to get to know you and answer your questions about our church, even if 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 in-person worship service starts at 10 am and includes hymns, prayers, scripture reading and a sermon. It usually lasts about an hour and fifteen minute.. During the 10 am service we also offer live-streaming to a nearby room that offers those with compromised immune systems to be more isolated. We also offer a separate space for children, with supervised play and crafts during the 10 am service. Sections of the 10 am service are programed into the 5 pm digital service, which is offered as a "vespers."

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.

From time time we host lunches for people who are interested in learning more about our church and/or possibly becoming a member.  We are also happy to meet with you over coffee or at the church to explore and explain a range of topics about our church, from history, to theology, to membership. Click here to arrange a meeting with a Welcome Committee Volunteer or pastor or to set up a meeting and/or to learn when the next Welcome Lunch is planned.

Thank you for your interest in our church community.

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 10 am 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 or email Margaret Swanson, our Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries..

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.

Over the next couple months, the Seabeck Committee will introduce to a few people who love Seabeck, and will share some reasons why they think you should join them this summer at camp!
More information about camp, including the brochure and registration forms, is available on the Seabeck page of our website:
Seabeck |

Meet Xavier Moore, chair of the Seabeck Committee

~Interview by Beth Bartholomew

What is your first memory of going to Seabeck?
My first memory of going to Seabeck was riding to Seabeck in 2000 when I was two years old with my father and brother in my father’s little green Honda. Besides the memories of running around campus, Mother came to tape the Ultimate Frisbee Tournament, a popular activity then with about a third of the campers participating – and the Talent Show, which is still a very popular activity in 2023.

What is a favorite memory from then?
My parents tell me that it was at Seabeck when I was two months old that they discovered that holding me up to trees to look at them would calm me down. I guess that explains why I love looking at trees when I’m driving everywhere, or when I want to hide in the wind. My own memory is of happy morning programs at Firs and Maples with Becca McMullen and Bill Ewing.

What do you look forward to this year?
I am looking forward to reconnecting with church friends—childhood friends and adult friends—and meeting first-year campers, too. I will be celebrating my 25th summer in a row with UCUCC (my entire life!). This year specifically I look forward to Rev. Michael Dowd’s (a wonderful eco-theologian) presentation for morning programming. I look forward to learning from him and experiencing what he has in store for us.

Why did you agree to be the chair of the Committee last year and this year?
After our last chair’s well-deserved retirement in August 2021, we were left with a gap in leadership as we came out of the pandemic years. Leading this committee is a big commitment, but I was happy to step up to make sure All-church Summer Camp at Seabeck would continue to happen. I grew up helping with camp and learning the ins-and-outs of Seabeck and how the church operates, so came with lots of the knowledge needed. Stepping into this position has blossomed into an opportunity to become more of a natural leader in professional committees, workplaces, and settings, and so will help me get farther in my career, and my life in general.

I am proud to serve on and to lead such a wonderful committee. Seabeck 2023 is an important part of our history and as we come out of the pandemic, is ‘rebuilding project’ for our church family. I am glad to be part of a committee that is helping the church become stronger and build forward better. As Rock Moulton told me this month, “We can’t build community without community-building activities. Seabeck is one of our primary tools. This is more than a week of vacation. This is an investment in the future of our church community. Please consider committing to a week at Seabeck with your church family.”