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.

Landscape Photo of Pathway Between Green Leaf TreesAs we move into another Bridge Ministry time with a new and as yet unknown Bridge Minister; many of you that have been working more directly with Pastor Catherine these past years have been wondering, “who will be my connection after Catherine retires?”

Well, as it happens, this is now the third time I’ve walked through this process with our church! We have similar questions to answer when a Leadership Team person goes on sabbatical, so while each experience is unique, we do have a familiar process to guide us.

It may be helpful to remember that even with our carefully designated and delineated profiles, your Leadership Team pastors are still quite capable generalists but more importantly, that Team Ministry is deeper than the concept of a Leadership Team. We’ve been working carefully with Catherine to identify what meetings and work will need staff support and who can best be your connection person in the coming months.

We are hoping to have a Bridge Minister identified soon who can help share this load, but we also want to have a clear (if temporary) plan in place to support the transition. In general, Pastor Steve will support Love and Justice Ministries through the end of the year. And I will support Congregational Care Ministries through the end of the year. But we’ll both be able to do this only through a web of support built with Vicki Farmer, Kyna Shilling, and Carol Coleman; who have been working closely with many of the ministries and projects Catherine supported.

As the hiring and on-boarding process for a Bridge Minister is fluid, I don’t want to get too specific as our current plans will continue to evolve. But I do encourage you to reach out to me directly if you have been working with Catherine on something and would like to know more about coverage plans for your ministry. Otherwise, you’ll either see one of us in your November meetings or hear from your temporary staff support person this next month.

With God’s help we will get through this time and learn more about ourselves and our calling as we go!

~ Pastor Amy Roon, Minister of Vision and Stewardship