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.

~ Timothy Johnson:

Hello everyone. This is your resident choir-boy Timothy Johnson writing on behalf of the Children’s Ministries Committee, of which I’m a member.

Do we have an opportunity for you!

We have some fantastic young children who could use YOU as the leader of their Sunday Children’s Group (formerly known as Sunday School). We have a multitude of opportunities with varying ages, ensuring there will be a spot at the table for you. But wait, there’s more! You get to CHOOSE which Sunday mornings you’d like to be with these kiddos! How lucky you are!

On a more serious note, the timing of this article’s composition couldn’t be more appropriate in my opinion. I’m writing just two days after the passing of fellow UCUCC chorister John Lewis. I sang next to John for five years and in that time I knew him to be the utmost in character and compassion. On Sunday mornings over the last six months or so, John would give my son Apollo rides on his slick red electric wheelchair and let Apollo honk the horn. The joy on Apollo’s face when he would see John every Sunday melted my heart and inspired me to be more compassionate and engaging with the children of our church.

John, who will be sorely missed and forever treasured, reminds me that we are called as the church to live into enriching the lives of all its children, just as John did with Apollo. This opportunity is, in essence, the wheel that weaves the newly spun threads of the church which will become its cloth for years to come. What could be a more vital role?

You know the best part about leading a Sunday Children’s Group?

It’s a secret so don’t spread it: you don’t even have to be that good, or think of yourself as a teacher! Betsy Herring gives you a lesson ahead of time. You read it. You think about it. Come Sunday, you talk it over with the kids, and voila! I guarantee you’ll learn a thing or two as well. Gosh, you might even have FUN.