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.

April news for youth and families

April news for youth and families

Register for our All-Church Summer Camp at Seabeck Children, youth and their families are invited to join us for our All-Church Summer Camp at Seabeck! July 10 – 15, 2022. This is also a great event to invite friends to! At long last, we are planning on our camp being...

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With the Bodies We Have

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With the Bodies We Have Rev. Loren McGrail, Bridge Pastor “I have come to see Zoom church as its own sacrament, the heartache of separation present with us as we work to find good news with the bodies we have.” Melissa Flore-Bixer   I have had Covid 19, the first...

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A Note from Catherine

Dear University Congregational friends and family, Thank you so much for all of the ways you celebrated my birthday and my ministry in November. Thank you for the food and the music and the gifts. Thank you for a great trip to Yosemite and beyond. Thank you for all...

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Deaths in our community

Steve Adam Died: January 12, 2022 Steve died peacefully surrounded in love by his family. He was a kind and thoughtful person. Steve and his wife, Diane, joined UCUCC in 1983 and 1980 respectively. They raised their children here as well. Many may remember that Steve...

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Welcome back, Wendy Blight

By now most of you have heard that Kyna Shilling, our Director of Operations and Finance, has welcomed a new baby into her home! She is now on family leave and plans to be out for about five months. Stepping into Kyna’s shoes will be Wendy Blight, a person familiar to...

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Joseph & Jesus @ Costco

Joseph & Jesus @ Costco

"The Christmas story! I cannot relate to anyone in it!” I overheard this at Costco the other day and tried to peek past cases of olive oil and jars of truffle carpaccio—“delicious on eggs!”—to see who was speaking. But the shelves were too full and the aisle was...

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Update: 2022 pledge campaign

Update: 2022 pledge campaign

WE ARE grateful to each and every one of you who participated in our 2022 pledge campaign. Many of you increased your pledge this year—thank you. Our church has changed and grown a lot during this pandemic: bringing worship and Christian formation into your homes,...

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Upcoming Events in January

Upcoming Events in January

Men’s Supper Group January 3, 6:15 pm The monthly meeting of the Men’s Ministry has returned to the Turner Lounge every first Tuesday of the month. Please join us when you can! We will be following the latest building protocols, so please plan to wear a mask inside...

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Explore the Scheyer Library

Explore the Scheyer Library

Tired of the same old books at home? Waiting for a book from the public library? Looking to expand your literacy about racial justice? Or do you just love to browse books and magazines? Stop by the Scheyer Library before or after church on Sundays. Explore our...

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Deaths in our community

Deaths in our community

Bill Bailey Born: October 20, 1939  Died: December 10, 2021 Bill died peacefully surrounded in love by his family. His gentle spirit will be missed at UCUCC. Bill and Laura joined UCUCC in 2012. They both served on a Capital Campaign and Bill participated in...

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