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.

November 2022 Events

November 2022 Events

  Seabeck Book Club Every Monday, 7:00 - 8:00 pm on Zoom In November, the Seabeck Book Club will be reading Oak Flat: A Fight for Sacred Land in the American West by Lauren Redniss (2020). Newcomers are always welcome. Contact...

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Podcast from our Writer in Residence

Podcast from our Writer in Residence

Our Writer in Residence, Debra Jarvis, has been a hospital and hospice chaplain for over 35 years. Many times she walked out of a home or a hospital room and thought, "Everyone should have heard that conversation!" Her patients shared their wisdom, insight and...

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Worship in November

Worship in November

November greets us with the conclusion of our fall worship series, Ubuntu: I am because we are. Our texts look at the expansiveness of God’s love - a call to be a house of prayer for all peoples, a declaration to the Ethiopian eunuch that God’s blessing is for all...

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Tent City 3 Requesting Donations

The residents of Tent City 3 have been guests in Lot C for over a month and will be with us through 12/17. TC3 provides a safe, secure, and caring community for people experiencing homelessness. Church members have asked how they can help. Here are two ways: 1....

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Church Finance and Budget Q&A

Tuesday, October 25, 7:00 - 8:30 pm on Zoom As we are in the midst of pledge season, learn more about our church’s financial health and how we come together to accomplish everything we do as a church. Come to a Q&A on our church finances with UCUCC Treasurer Don...

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Book Review: Wild Seed

Book Review: Wild Seed

Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler (1980) "A brilliantly mythic tale of primal archetypes and an iconic exploration of gender and eternity" proclaims the book. And it is. This is the story of two immortals, one who cannot die and one who cannot be killed. It starts in...

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November 2022 Pledge Campaign Update

November 2022 Pledge Campaign Update

The Pledge Campaign is in full swing! Thank you for joining in our Pledge Dedication Sunday on October 30th. We are excited for the dedication and enthusiasm shown for our community. If you’ve not yet turned in a pledge card — it's not too late! Online pledging is...

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Advent Workshop Dec 4, 2022

Advent Workshop Dec 4, 2022

Sunday, December 4th, 2022, 11:30 – 1:30pm in Ostrander Hall It is with great JOY that we step back into our tradition of Advent Workshop this year at UCUCC. We HOPE you join us after worship downstairs as we journey together through the Advent season and prepare for...

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Come visit the Scheyer Library!

The library is tucked back in a quiet corner, but is open for browsing and hanging out before and after church every Sunday (even if the door is closed). We have a great collection of all kinds of books! We often receive donations and cannot always use them in the...

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Seabeck Book Club for November

Seabeck Book Club for November

Seabeck Book Club starts a new book Monday October 31: Oak Flat: A Fight for Sacred Land in the American West by Lauren Redniss (2020). The San Carlos Apaches are dismayed when a sacred site for young women is transferred to private ownership so copper can be mined....

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Join us in Decorating for Christmas

Join us in Decorating for Christmas

We’re looking for volunteers to come help decorate the church for Advent and Christmas. Come join us as we put up the greens and the tree, set up the Advent candle wreaths and the creche, and help with other decorations. Advent begins on Sunday, November 27, so we’ll...

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Gathering Ground Cards

Gathering Ground Cards

Just in time for Winter Solstice! You can celebrate the season and support our non-profit programs at the same time.  Choose among 4 designs that celebrate the natural world and prompt reflection, created by Gathering Ground Crafter Molly Ebert. Free shipping! See...

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Mwanzo – Hope has a home here!

Mwanzo – Hope has a home here!

Submitted by Lily Lahiri What does Hope has a home here! Look like in practice? This, from Country Manager, Jonathan Aluoka: Madam Careen Owino’s heart is full of joy and gratitude for how Mwanzo has shaped her life. She can’t believe that she is now a fully trained...

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Mix-Sups Are BACK!

Mix-Sups Are BACK!

We are all longing to share meals and good conversation together. Mix-Sups will be back in 2023! Look for sign-ups in January, with shared meals in small groups during Feb, March, April, and May. To best protect our community and make these events as accessible as...

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Service of Memory & Hope

Service of Memory & Hope

                      Rev. Traci Blackmon (she/her), Associate General Minister of Justice and Local Church Ministries for the United Church of Christ, will preach for our service of Memory and Hope and Rev....

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