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.

We would love to welcome you at our in-person service each Sunday at 10 am. 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. The weekly 5 pm service is  available on line after it is 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 if 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 and fifteen minute.. 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.

From time time we host lunches for people who are interested in learning more about our church and/or possibly becoming a member.  We are also happy to meet with you over coffee or at the church to explore and explain a range of topics about our church, from history, to theology, to membership. Click here to arrange a meeting with a Welcome Committee Volunteer or pastor or to set up a meeting and/or to learn when the next Welcome Lunch is planned.

Thank you for your interest in our church community.

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 or email Margaret Swanson, our Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries..

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.

We are very excited to be getting a group of 8th – 12th grade youth from our conference together to attend the Western Regional Youth Event of the UCC in Long Beach, CA! Western Regional Youth Event is such a special experience. This event allows one to really see that they are a part of something bigger! You will get to “see” more of the denomination and gain a better understanding of the diversity of thought and belief within the UCC. Folks have made life-long friendships and often those that have participated in these larger gatherings of the UCC are often still engaged and serving throughout the denomination and in our communities. Leaders from University Congregational and Fauntleroy UCC are working together to put our Pacific NW Conference youth group together! Here are the details for how you can participate and how you can support.
How our group is shaping up:
We have about 15 youth joining us so far, and we welcome more! We will have leaders from University Congregational, Fauntleroy and possibly 1 – 2 other leaders from other churches. We will strive to have a couple get-togethers before June so we can meet and connect. That will be important for us bonding as a whole group!
If you are interested, UCUCC’s youth group is doing a retreat April 19 – 20 at Pilgrim Firs for grades 6 – 12 and youth are welcome to come to that if you would like! Register HERE for that. We will be doing some planning for our youth worship on May 19th, which you are also welcome to participate in! But we will also be exploring some other topics and getting out in nature and enjoying our time at camp!
Margaret Irribarra Swanson (UCUCC) , Rev. Steve Jerbi (UCUCC), Lynn Schafer (UCUCC), Kristen Almgren (Fauntleroy) and possibly a few more.
Dates for the trip:
We will all travel together to CA on June 23rd. Participants can choose to travel home on June 27th or June 29th. We have leaders that will travel back on June 27th and you can select to fly home that day. Or, you can choose to stay longer so we can continue to hang out and sightsee and fly back on the 29th. Either way is totally fine! We’d love to have folks stay, and also we know folks may need to get back for other summer fun!
With a scholarship fund from the conference from previous years and from fundraising currently happening both at UCUCC and Conference wide, we are able to offer tiered pricing! Basically, what this means is we do NOT want money to be the reason someone doesn’t come. Our tiered pricing allows us to be transparent about what it costs to do these trips, but also allows families to choose what will work for them.
Pricing options: $1400 full cost, $1050, $750, $450 and “Pay What You Can / Full Scholarship”.
If you want to pay something other than these tiers or you need a full scholarship, just click the “pay what you can” option. Families can either pay in installments or all at once. It’s up to you.
How we will do registration:
  • Because we are subsidizing the costs and will need to purchase plane tickets, we need folks to register with UCUCC’s registration system.
  • Then, we ALSO need you to register through the WRYE website, since they will set up rooming and communicate with the college about food and such.
  • Please just select “pay later” and UCUCC will pay them separately.
REGISTRATION LINKS: complete these to register!
Fundraising help:
We are currently running an online donation through PNC UCC so that folks can help support the PNC UCC youth and adult leaders get to WRYE. We welcome donations through our Conference giving website:
When you click this link, you’ll see a box for “WRYEScholarship Fund”, people can put the amount in there that they want to donate. And then follow the steps to complete the donation.
Invite Your Friends:
Please do pass this info on to other PNCUCC friends! We would love to have folks participate!
WRYE Event links:
If you have any questions about this event – either participating in it or supporting it, please feel free to contact me, Margaret Irribarra Swanson, at