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.

Pink Pencil on Open Bible Page and PinkSeptember opportunities for faith formation:

Pastor-led Bible Study
Tuesday mornings, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm on Zoom
This group is currently studying the book of Jeremiah and then will move to the gospel of John. You are welcome to attend any time you are available. Contact office@universityucc.org to be added to the Bible study group and receive the Zoom link each week.

Seabeck Book Club
Monday evenings, 7:00 – 9:00 pm on Zoom
The group is reading An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz (2014). For more information, contact Beth Bartholomew at beth.bartholomew.208@gmail.com.

Racial Justice Book Club
Third Tuesday afternoons, 12:00 – 2:00 pm on Zoom
The group is re-visiting The Truths we Hold, by Vice- President Kamala Harris. Contact Beth Bartholomew at beth.bartholomew.208@gmail.com or Lily Lahiri at lmlahiri@gmail.com for more information.

Building connections in Seattle with community organizing
Saturday, September 18, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Organizing for Mission Network is hosting a gathering workshop with other faith communities interested in staring or continuing work with community organizing. This session will be an introduction to how community organizing leads to building relationships for transformation. The event will be outdoors (under a tent) at a church in Seattle. The registration link and more information will be in the weekly email when it becomes available.

The charity-to-justice continuum: Learning about the organizing sacred spiral
September 19, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Sister Kelly Marciales, director of Organizing for Mission Network will lead a workshop that explores the different ways people, especially faith communities, show up in the world. This workshop will cover the basics of a community organizing sacred spiral. The event will be offered in person in our library as well as on Zoom. More information will be in the weekly emails and on our website as it becomes available.