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.

Register here for Seabeck 2021!

To attend camp, you can choose your own level of payment from $0-$90. Please register by June 1 to ensure that we can communicate with you in advance of the start of camp. Donations are also appreciated to cover the full cost of the program.

When & Where: Sunday July 11, join the worship service on Facebook or YouTube. Professor Gilio-Whitaker will be giving the sermon. A virtual evening campfire program will kick off the activities. Links to all events and programs will be provided upon registration. Monday-Friday the program starts with Devotions at 9:00 am followed by the morning program. Camp ends Friday afternoon, July 16.

A day in the life of Virtual Seabeck
Early: Arise early for a walk to enjoy the beauty of your neighborhood wherever you are. Share in a morning devotional.
Breakfast: Enjoy your favorite coffee or tea and breakfast. Remember and pray for Seabeck and its glorious camp dining room. Adults, join the thought-provoking morning adult program. Children & youth join their own loving lively morning programs.
Lunch: Before we go lunch, participants will take turns offering a prayer. Socializing during the lunch time will also be facilitated.
Afternoon: Enjoy free time or join planned activities. Adults and youth, join the talk-back (question and answer) session at 4:00 p.m.
Evening: Time for campfires, a concert, joke-telling, and the famous talent show. Take a walk nearby and enjoy the local beauty

Adult Program
What is your relationship to place and to Indigenous peoples? The program will link issues of colonialism, race, environmental justice, and Indigenous knowledge in ways that bring them “home” and make it personal. It will be taught from an unapologetically American Indian perspective, based on American Indian studies methods. Our work is to unsettle the master narratives that maintain American settler colonialism and to work toward developing an ethic of accountability and responsibility. To prepare for program, read the introduction to An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States. A link will be provided upon registration.

Professor Dina Gilio-Whitaker, MA, of the Colville Confederated Tribes is a lecturer of American Indian Studies at California State University San Marcos, as well as an independent educator in American Indian environmental policy and other issues. At CSUSM she teaches courses on environmentalism, American Indians, traditional ecological knowledge, religion and philosophy, Native women’s activism, American Indians and sports, and decolonization. She is an award-winning journalist and author of As Long As Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice from Colonization to Standing Rock (2019).

Children & Youth
The Children and Youth morning programs will follow the themes in the adult program in a way that is developmentally appropriate.

Preschool & Elementary Programs: The Children’s Program will offer two gathering times, one for the “Littles” (birth through preschool) and one for Elementary (rising 1st grade through rising 5th grade). We are excited to have camp together on Zoom this summer! Join us each morning for music with camp musician Betsy Rose, a story, discussion, and an activity. We will connect with each other, celebrate creation, and explore how we can continue to be good stewards of the earth as people of faith.

Youth Programs: (For incoming 6th grade through outgoing 12th grade.) The morning time will focus on exploring how our Christian faith and faithfulness to the land we are on compel us to seek justice in the world. How can we become more connected to the land, understand its history and continue to work towards justice and healing? We will explore this through discussion, activities, reflection, and more.

Outside our program time, depending on safety guidelines, we might offer one or two optional in-person (masked, outdoor, distanced) opportunities to gather and connect. We are still working on the details alongside the UCUCC Covid Action Team. Please contact Director of Youth Ministry, Margaret Swanson at mswanson@ucucc.org with questions.

Community at Camp
Music & Community: Music is an important part of camp. Betsy Rose will be our Camp Musician again this year, and we are glad to have her leading us in music! She will work with children and adults during the morning programs. Mornings start with devotions before the program. Evenings feature campfires, vespers, song circles, a concert, and our famous Seabeck talent show. In addition to daily afternoon offerings (to be determined), Wednesday will feature program-related activities and potential field trips.

Volunteer! Help make camp special by leading morning devotions, evening vespers, discussions, games on. If you have an event you’d like to host, please contact us! We will also need tech hosts for most sessions, so if that’s a skill you can contribute, please let us know! Alas, we don’t know how to do the virtual boat dock, so that will have to wait until next year. To volunteer for everything but boats, email seabeck@universityucc.org.