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.

Fall 2021 Worship and Music updates

Fall 2021 Worship and Music updates

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What we know about the Delta variant

What we know about the Delta variant

Beloved community, these are complicated times! A month ago your church was ready to offer mask-optional gatherings for those who are vaccinated, and to say “yes” to small groups sharing food indoors. Now, King County is back to a mask mandate for indoor gatherings,...

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Emergence Update

Emergence Update

As we take these next steps on our emergence journey, each of us will need to make our own best choices about how much risk we are willing to undertake. Based on the best available science and by the data from the emergence survey, we think we can move forward with...

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Gathering Ground | Fall events

Gathering Ground | Fall events

We’re continuing our theme of THRESHOLDS, recognizing this time of transition and transformation: racial, environmental, economic, cultural, spiritual. How to leave behind old ways and enter into new ones? How to be with the uncomfortable space of not-yet, the messy...

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Special Offering | August 2021

Special Offering | August 2021

Many members of our church have learned, acted and been inspired through Common Power and preceding related organizations. We traveled on Civil Rights Pilgrimages, attended lectures by David Domke and history forums with AJ Musewe, and called prospective voters. The...

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A death in our community

A death in our community

John Stoppels Born: June 8, 1954 Died: July 11, 2021 John had recently been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and passed away quietly on a Sunday morning. He was a kind person who cared deeply for this church community. John was involved in many ways at UCUCC. Some...

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Meet our Video Editor James Krick!

Meet our Video Editor James Krick!

When did you start at UCUCC? June, 2020 When you aren’t working, how do you spend your time? I love spending time with my two cats and my girlfriend, hiking in the PNW, and playing games with friends and family. What’s the most interesting or favorite place you’ve...

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Bequest Thank You

Bequest Thank You

Bequest Thank You We are honored and blessed to receive a gift from the estate of JoAnne Conard. At the June council meeting, members voted to receive her bequest and shared memories and appreciations about JoAnne: her activism, her engagement, and her mentorship.  “I...

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Emerging from Covid-19 

Emerging from Covid-19 

“Like a tree in the forest, we will know we are not alone, but part of a web, a network of life, healing, helping, nurturing each other… as it should always have been.” –Llewellyn Vaughn-Lee, Sufi mystic  As we walk forward in our journey out of the pandemic, there...

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Gathering Ground | July events

Gathering Ground | July events

We're continuing our theme of THRESHOLDS, recognizing this time of transition and transformation: racial, environmental, economic, cultural, spiritual. How to leave behind old ways and enter into new ones? How to be with the uncomfortable space of not-yet, the messy...

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