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.

~ Sven & Gina Peterson

As parents of young children, Sunday school is one of the most important parts of the church for our family. In fact, the active Sunday school program is one of the main reasons that we initially chose UCUCC. We think Sunday school is important for our children and their peers for many reasons.

It provides a consistent, structured place for them to go during service with teachers who are members they know, trust, and recognize. Our kids have been going to Sunday school since they were in the baby room. As parents we feel comforted knowing that they are in a safe place while we can be in service.

It allows teachings and discussions of the Scriptures in an age-appropriate way to come from other adults, not just us, which provides opportunities for discovery, review, and interaction they might not get at home. There are many lessons that are better received from another trusted adult, and as parents, we certainly don’t know everything. It does take a village. Moreover, they are in a non-judgmental, open, sharing, and positive learning environment where there may be discussions of personal issues and real-life questions, all of which help create a foundation for developing strong bonds and relationships among their teachers and peers. This church has a great group of children and youth who support each other. The children really look up to the youth.

It has provided an opportunity for our children to become aware of other cultures, social issues, gaining strong leadership skills their generation will need. For example, they’ve learned about the people of Rabuor, Kenya through Loyce’s teaching about Mwanzo Proud Farmers, writing with pen pals and donating resources. Through food-packing and Tent City, they’ve learned what it means to be homeless and what our responsibilities are in the face of homelessness. And they’ve gained more awareness of racial justice and gender identity – issues that are made much more real by their interactions at church as they learn how to treat others with respect and love.

With so many messages of materialism, greed and hate being spread in the wider society, we feel incredibly fortunate to be able to raise our children in an accepting, loving, and multi-generational church where they can learn to reject the false gods of society and to meet hate with reconciling love.

We are so thankful for all of the members of our church community who give their time, talent, and treasure to make this possible.