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.

2020: All This Joy, All This Sorrow

Fridays, October 16, 23, 30, November 6 | 7 pm, via Zoom

Register here  | All are welcome! Series cost starts at $0

image of joy and sorrow2020 has been a year like none other in our memories. The profound and widespread grief of this year has been overwhelming.

This series invites speakers familiar and new to our UCUCC/Lecture Series audience to share what they are currently working on and to reflect on a deep grief and a deep joy each has experienced in 2020.

Where can we find hope in a year such as this? The lamentation of John Denver’s “All This Joy, All This Sorrow,” offers an inspiration, soundtrack, and poetry for the series.

We are excited to announce our series speakers:

October 16: Michael Ramos, ED, Church Council of Greater Seattle, with Pastor Todd Smiedendorf

October 23: John J. Thatamanil, Assistant Professor of Theology and World Religions, Union Theological Seminary, with Pastor Catherine Foote

October 30: Rev. Yolanda Norton, Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible / H. Eugene Farlough Professor of Black Church Studies, Graduate Theological Union, and creator/curator of the Beyonce Mass which The Lecture Series is scheduled to host in May 2021 (COVID allowing), with Pastor Amy Roon

November 6: 2020 Election: Let’s Talk. What just happened?  Come with your joy, sorrow or grief and let’s find hope

Nurture your soul — join us

Set down your own trials and transition into the weekend with these hope-filled conversations.

Register here

Registration is for the full series. Join us for one or all conversations. Cost starts at $0 – all are welcome! Consider helping support the series at these ticket prices:

  •  $ 0      Joyful you can join us!
  • $15     Grateful for your support!
  • $30     Helps cover the cost of a single session
  • $90     Helps cover the cost of the full series

Zoom link will be sent upon registration.

Thank you! This speaker series is supported by a generous $5,000 donation from Don and Brenda Mallett.  Don and Brenda invite you to consider making a gift of your own to the Bob Fitzgerald Speaker Fund supporting The Lecture Series at University UCC, Seattle. Thank you, Don and Brenda!

About the Lecture Series:

The Lecture Series at UCUCC is a self-supporting program of University Congregational United Church of Christ, Seattle WA. Our mission is to bring leading Christian and non-Christian thinkers, writers, and teachers to the Seattle region to expand our understanding of what it means to be Christian today. Our commitment is to encourage each other in the growth of our minds and spirits.

All are welcome!  Please join us for an upcoming lecture. Join our mailing list:  Names are never shared, and email updates are few – only when we have news to share. Contact us at:
University Congregational United Church of Christ
4515 16 Ave NE, Seattle WA 98105