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. You are welcome to attend our in-person service at 10 am each Sunday. 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. Weekly services are are available on line after they are 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 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 in-person worship service starts at 10 am and includes hymns, prayers, scripture reading and a sermon. It usually lasts about an hour. 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.

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 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.

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.

 

Vigil for the Common Good

Sunday, September 4, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, NE 45th St & 15th Ave NE
Each month, we will stand on the corner near our Seattle campus to celebrate and cultivate the common good in the public space. Bring a sign of what you are standing for, or we’ll have some on hand. Stop by for 10 minutes or an hour.

Intercultural Development Inventory Cohorts

Cohort 5: Sept. 25 – Oct. 9 on ZoomWe are excited to offer a second round of Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) cohorts to church staff and lay leaders. No matter where you are on your personal anti-racism journey, this is a powerful opportunity to work together with others from UCUCC and delve deeply into personal and organizational cross-cultural capacity. More info and register for a cohort on our website.

UCUCC Men’s Group

Tuesday, September 6, 6:15 pm, in the UCUCC Turner Lounge We are back in the building, and having our usual soup and fellowship, followed by a short video for discussion. All men and people who identify with masculinity are welcome!

Gathering Ground Event: Pinwheel Crafting Kits

Saturday, September 10, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, 5031 University Way NEStop by the University District Farmers’ Market to get a kit and make your own pinwheel. What might actually be fun about this time of turning points & transitions? What wind makes your personal pinwheel spin?

Hope-coming Sunday

Sunday, September 11, 11:00 am, 16th Ave in front of our Seattle campus
Join us in celebrating our traditional HOPEcoming on Sunday September 11th! During the service, children, youth, teachers, and students of all ages can take part in the Blessing of the Backpacks. Dance along to the music from our guests, the Rainbow City Band and meet members who have joined virtually over the past two years. After the service we’ll bring the festivities outside where you can order a fancy beverage at the coffee cart and put together your own “bag of hope” with a grab-and-go style lunch. The ponies will be even be back along with other fun activities for children and youth. We’ll see you there, where hope unites us and joy surrounds us! If you would like to be a volunteer with this fun effort or for any inquiries, please contact Sarah Marshall smarshall@universityucc.org.
Special note: Parking lot A and Sortun Court will be available for parking. Parking Lot C will be hosting Tent City 3.

Gathering Ground Event: Make a Spinner to Find Your Center for Fall Equinox

Saturday, September 17, 6:00 – 8:00 pm on ZoomLost in the whirl? Wondering where all that Equinox balance went to? Join us for a session of reflecting and crafting online. You’ll get a chance to make a Spinner: a cross between a fidget, a toy, and meditation tool! Best of all, you can make it out of simple items around your home. Join Julia Field and Molly Ebert to play with crayons and ponder what keeps you centered.

Racial Justice Book Club

Tuesday, September 20, 12:00 – 1:30 pm on Zoom
In August began reading All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake by renowned historian Tiya Miles, which we are discussing over the next few months. The book traces the life of a single object handed down through three generations Black women. Please join us at these monthly discussions. Newcomers are always welcome. To get the link contact beth.bartholomew.208@gmail.com or zoom@universityucc.org.

UCUCC Church Council

Wednesday, September 21, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
The UCUCC Church Council meetings monthly on the 3rd Wednesdays from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Guests are welcome to visit for non-executive session meetings. Email office@universityucc.org to request the link.