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.

Our annual pledge campaign is kicking off this month, and we invite you to join us as we look ahead to 2021 and commit to strengthening our church, our faith, and our resolve to create a more just, equitable, and peaceful world. As we know all too well, 2020 has been a year of deep suffering, fear, and isolation. We are in the midst of a global pandemic, a severe recession, and a deep reckoning with our nation’s history and legacy of racial terror. And just recently, we have seen climate fires that bring new threats and devastation. But, as in other difficult times, our church has been there for us and the wider community, creating space for us to worship, gather strength, and help each other. And, it has dared us to find our resolve and meet our world’s challenges head on, exclaiming: “We’re All In!”

Pledging to the church is one way to show that you’re all in when it comes to living out God’s call for peace, justice, and reconciling love. As with our services, our 2021 pledge campaign will be virtual this year, and it will coincide with the fall “call to action” worship series. In this campaign, we want to bring to life stories of giving, of being “all in”. To that end, we are looking to collect personal video and written testimonials from congregants that tell why you give and why you’re “all in.” What calls you to give? How do you see this act of giving as bringing forth God’s vision of love and justice for our church and our world?

If you are interested in submitting a video or written testimonial, please get in touch with Sven Peterson (moc.liamg@nosretepnevs) or Allison Hastings (moc.liamtoh@knosilla_srm). We would like to share videos on the following dates: October 11, 18, 25 and November 8 and 15.

Thank you for answering the call!

~ Your 2021 Stewardship Pledge Campaign Committee (Rachael Brackett, Allison Hastings, Sven Peterson, and Kyna Shilling)