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.

September 2019 UCUCC Council Meeting Summary

~Mary Sue Galvin, Council Secretary

The Council of UCUCC met on September 18, 2019

Reviewed Budget

We reviewed the budget and expenses to date.  Revenue from lot C is lower than projected and expenses are very slightly over budget.  For 2018, we have received 99% of pledges, either in 2018 or in 2019 as “Prior Year Pledge Payment”.

Pledge Campaign

Council received an update from the Pledge Campaign. The budget committee, hopefully many of the same people as last year, will begin work soon.

Futures Committee

Kathy Kripps reported on the work of the Futures Committee. Over the next week an updated Vision statement will be drafted as will recommendations for staff and leadership structure.  Nearly 200 members participated in the recent survey and the Listening group of the committee will be finalizing their report incorporating these results. The October Church and Home includes a summary of some of the findings of the Research Committee which looked at churches that are thriving and growing despite trends for churches across the country. If people are interested in finding out more about our consultant Don Hill, they can look at his website which describes his consulting work:  He brings information and expertise from the larger context of UCC churches and was specifically hired to help us see our “blind spots”.

A committee is being formed to look for a successor for David.  One of their first steps will be to write a job description which will articulate with the recommendations of the Futures committee for UCUCC’s leadership structure.

Calling and Engagement Committee

The Calling and Engagement Committee reported on the fall campaign “Let Your Light Shine” and reviewed the planned activities which include a Help Desk before and after church and several Dependable Strengths workshop.  The goal is to encourage 150 members to sign up and complete their profile on MyUCUCC.

Leadership Retreat

Current and future UCUCC leaders are invited to attend the Leadership Retreat on October 5.  This will include a Dependable Strengths workshop and additional discussion with the Calling and Engagement committee.  Please register for this event using MyUCUCC or in the church office.  Another leadership retreat to continue work on Racial Justice is in the planning stages for early 2020.

Pacific NW Conference

The Pacific NW Conference is holding a fall gathering titled “Weaving Together to Win: Progressing from Value Statements to Concrete Action” Oct 18-19, at Shalom UCC, Richland, WA.  People are encouraged to attend and more information can be found at: