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.

As we all consider our pledges to UCUCC for the coming year, the Love & Justice Committee would like to share with you how we have used our portion of the church budget and Love & Justice Endowment monies in 2020 for both compassionate care and systemic change. We are grateful for your pledges, and to have received $20,000 above and beyond our regular budget and endowment for use in response to the crisis of COVID-19.

This chart shows how we have thus far allocated contributions to community organizations and UCUCC action teams/501(c)3s by Love & Justice priority. We have some money kept in reserve for emergency needs for the final months of the year. This chart does not include our Special Offerings.

Curious about the specifics of these contributions? Here they are, in order of largest to smallest gifts within each category.

For Dignity, Equity and Belonging:

  • Mental Health Chaplaincy
  • Roanoke Park Counseling (scholarships for adults who were sexually abused as children)
  • People’s Harm Reduction Alliance
  • Special Opportunities for Disabled Americans (local)

For Economic Justice (these often have a strong element of racial justice as well):

  • University Churches Emergency Fund
  • ROOTS Young Adult Shelter
  • Interfaith Task Force on Homelessness
  • UCUCC Youth & Adult Teen Feed dinner Action Teams
  • Teen Feed
  • 45th Street Youth Clinic (for homeless youth)
  • Child Care Centers at UCUCC (health insurance for furloughed employees)
  • Jubilee USA (advocacy for global debt relief)
  • Bread for the World
  • Downtown Emergency Service Center

For Environmental Justice:

  • Earth Ministry/WA Interfaith Power & Light
  • UCUCC Sacred Earth Matters Action Team (including water filling station)

For Racial Justice:

  • Chief Seattle Club/Seattle Indian Health Board
  • UCUCC Peacemaking Circles Action Team
  • Friends of the Children
  • UCUCC Racial Justice Initiative Action Team (banners)

For Multiple Priorities:

  • Mwanzo
  • Church Council of Greater Seattle
  • All In Washington Undocumented Workers’ Fund
  • Faith Action Network
  • Tri-Cities Emergency Fund for Undocumented Workers
  • Justice Leadership Program

In addition to our budget giving, our congregation
donates monthly for a Special Offering to a specific organization. So far this year, our community has
given to:

  • Elizabeth Gregory Home: $3,222
  • Mt. Selinda Hospital: $3,670
  • One Great Hour of Sharing (national UCC offering): $2,903
  • Mwanzo: $15,897
  • Strengthen the Church (national UCC offering): $1,402
  • Superfluity: $7,952
  • Hunger Outreach: $6,527

Thanks for all your generosity in reaching out with love to our wider world!