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.

After a busy, purposeful, and sometimes surprised filled two-month process, the Interim Music Director (IMD) Search Team identified, and the Worship and Music Committee affirmed, the selection of Benjamin A. Rogers to fill the position vacated by Heidi Blythe when she stepped down in early June. Benjamin starts his tenure with us on August 20th and will serve through the interim period during which we worship and make music together virtually, and technology skills are paramount. When that period is considered over and we return to a more traditional Music Director role, Benjamin is invited to be considered.

Benjamin is a remarkably talented young man. He earned his Bachelor of Music Education with a minor in Music Business from Western Illinois University and brings four years of experience as an Arts Media Specialist, working both with sound engineering and video production. These are skills that are essential during the interim period of on-line worship and music making that we are in now. Benjamin currently teaches middle school choir in Spanaway WA and has been choir director at First Presbyterian Church in Puyallup. He is an instrumentalist as well as a vocalist, sings baritone with Sound City Singers here in Seattle, has sung in numerous operas, and been the baritone soloist in many concerts and recitals. Our Chancel Choir members who worked with Benjamin for about 75 minutes during the selection process, were impressed with his enthusiasm, energy, and the preparation he obviously invested into meeting them at a Zoom rehearsal. And he has a deeply Christian grounding, bringing joy and spirit to everything he takes on. “We are confident Benjamin will fulfill the duties of the position in remarkable ways and lead our Music Ministry forward through this exceptional interim period,” said Rose Morrison, co-lead of the Search Team.

Search Team members held two listening sessions with the Choir and one with the congregation to gather input on essential qualities of the IMD. They reviewed the submission materials of 10 qualified applicants, interviewed five of them, then narrowed the list to three. The three finalists each spent a week with the choir and our worship staff helping to plan a worship service and creating an original virtual music file. Special thanks to all who were a part of this process including the 30 members of ‘virtual choir’ that worked with the candidates, worship staff, clergy liaison Amy Roon, and the search team members: Rachel Brackett, Tim Johnson, Alan Klockars, Yale Lewis, Kay Murakami, Nadine Santo Pietro, Carter Schafer, Carol Scott Kassner, Christy Watson and co-leads Rose Morrison and Betty Spieth-Croll. Let the music begin!