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. You are welcome to attend our in-person service at 10 am each Sunday. A digital service is also offered on line on Sunday evening at 5 pm. Our service is streamed on YouTube and Facebook. You will find the links just below this section on our home page. Weekly services are are available on line after they are initially presented on Sundays..

We strive to walk in the path of Jesus, and to offer an authentic welcome to everyone who walks through our door or joins us online. 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 in-person worship service starts at 10 am and includes hymns, prayers, scripture reading and a sermon. It usually lasts about an hour. During the 10 am service we also offer live-streaming to a nearby room that offers those with compromised immune systems to be more isolated. We also offer a separate space for children, with supervised play and crafts during the 10 am service. Sections of the 10 am service are programed into the 5 pm digital service, which is offered as a "vespers."

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 10 am 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.

Please join me in welcoming the Rev. Dr. Courtney Stange-Tregear as our Acting Conference Minister!

Courtney has served in the Pacific Northwest Conference for the past six years as Minister for Church Vitality, and previously served as Acting Conference Minister during the Rev. Mike Denton’s sabbatical. You may be familiar with Courtney from her work curating the Lenten Devotional series (and the devotional book created from our 2020 lent reflections). She has also been the staff support for the PNC Stewardship Committee and PNC Church Development Committee, she has led retreats and annual meeting, she created the weekly moderator’s group to support local church leadership during the pandemic, and so much more. She was instrumental in the PNC’s participation in Giving Tuesday, a national day of giving fundraiser, for which our conference received national attention.

Recently, Courtney has supported the PNC board and our strategy team, working on vision casting and strategic planning for the conference. Her listening, grounded presence, and skills as a creative problem-solver have been appreciated. She is a gifted preacher and a passionate, spirit-filled, theologically-grounded minister. Under her leadership, the vitality ministry has led the conference’s priority of deepening relationships and has increased our capacity to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly.

Courtney is a member of the United Church of Christ Cornerstone Fund board of directors, the Antoinette Brown Society leadership, and is a founding member and chair of the Associate Conference Minster’s alliance. Courtney has a BA from St. John’s College, a Masters of Arts from University of Leeds, a Master of Divinity from Andover Newton Seminary at Yale Divinity School, and a Doctor of Ministry from Bexley Seabury Seminary at University of Chicago.

Our conference is a covenant between each of our churches, with our camps, with all our clergy, and with each of you. Conference leadership is primarily made up of amazing volunteers, and that’s by design! Just like a UCC church is led by members, a UCC conference is led by each of you who participates and shows up. The conference staff supports the work of the conference, but it’s really all of you who make the conference possible. In this time of staffing transition, Courtney will provide continuity and able leadership for our conference as the Acting Conference Minister.

You can reach out to Courtney by email at Courtney@pncucc.org, at her drop-in office hours every Wednesday from 9:30-10:30 on Zoom, or call or text her. You can also contact Arlene Hobson, PNC Executive Administrator, at arlene@pncucc.org and she can always help direct you to the best person to be in touch with for whatever support you need!

Indigo Brown, UCC Pacific Northwest Conference Vice Moderator