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.

Returning to Our Future Sanctuary

Returning to Our Future Sanctuary

Sanctuary Study Group The Sanctuary Study Group has been meeting to discuss our past, recent, and future uses and configuration of the sanctuary space. Members have met with some ministry committees, leadership, and have also held two conversation forums via Zoom with...

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A death in our community

A death in our community

Joel Godston Born: July 4, 1934 Died: March 30, 2021 Joel passed away surrounded in love from his family and community. Our church has been blessed by his presence and his wife Annemarie’s for the past 8 years. They joined UCUCC in October 2012 after moving to Seattle...

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Covid-19 Action Team update

Covid-19 Action Team update

With Washington State moving into Phase 3, the UCUCC Covid-19 Action Team met to discuss how the church will navigate this next chapter together. All our conversations are guided by our values: we will be inclusive and thoughtful about access to participation by those...

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Celebrating Jennifer Butner!

Celebrating Jennifer Butner!

This month we honor and celebrate Rev. Jennifer Butner as she completes her work as our Interim Director of Children’s Ministry. Over the past year she has gifted our children, their families, and the whole church with opportunities to grow in faith, learn through...

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A death in our community

A death in our community

Carol McRoberts Born: December 28, 1942 Died: March 9, 2021 Carol died peacefully after living with lung cancer for a while. She will be remembered for her justice work and for her care for others. Carol joined UCUCC in February 2011 and became a committee member of...

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Help us use your donations efficiently!

Help us use your donations efficiently!

We are so lucky in this church to have generous donors to do our work in the world!  And—there are always ways to be more efficient in our spending… One of those niggling expenditures that adds up over time is credit card and other bank fees. We recently looked at the...

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A new phase for racial justice

A new phase for racial justice

Racial justice at UCUCC has entered a new phase. Accordingly, this seemed a good moment to describe the phase and how we got here. As I worked on that description my efforts were grabbed by a metaphor that refused to let go. Resistance was futile but be warned:...

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A Long Winter in Kenya (Part 1)

A Long Winter in Kenya (Part 1)

This past week, partly to escape the negative cloud of current news, I re-watched the film version of C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.  I was struck by the parallel between Narnia’s 100 years of bitter, relentless winter and our recent years,...

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Youth News for March 2021

Youth News for March 2021

Sunday Youth Group   March 7, 14, 21 & 28 at 9am Youth in grades 6-12 are invited to join the Youth Group on Zoom! We are grateful to our amazing Youth Leaders: Robin Turner, Rev. Bruce Wilson, Mike Zevenbergen & Cat Gipe Stewart! If you need the link for...

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One Year

One Year

I still remember the conversation, on February 29, after our Moving Mountains Youth Celebration dinner. News of the COVID-19 breakout in Kirkland was on everyone’s mind, and earlier that day the CDC announced the first known Covid-caused death in the United States,...

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New Births in our Community

New Births in our Community

Theodore James Edward Schultz Born:  January 24, 2021 Welcome to the world, Teddy! Teddy was born Sunday, January 24.  Congratulations to parents Ryan and Tiffany Schultz.  Baby Teddy  weighed 5lbs 11oz.  He joins older siblings Milo and Anneliese.  Blessings as the...

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Coming home to a new normal

Coming home to a new normal

It’s hard to get my head around the fact that I haven’t worshipped with all of you in person since February 9, 2020. David Anderson had just retired the previous Sunday, Kyna had only been with us for about a month. And I had just decided in early December to head to...

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Black History Month at UCUCC

This year, UCUCC will celebrate Black History month by supporting and celebrating Black preachers and artists. We are excited to welcome the Rev. Dr. Yolanda Norton, Rev. Osagyefo Sekou, Rev. Bianca Davis-Lovelace, and Rev. Darrell Goodwin to our virtual pulpit this...

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Reminder: You are Enough!

Reminder: You are Enough!

I wanted to share my opening reflection/letter to our youth and families. I don't always do a big letter, but I know it's finals week and the youth have been stressed out. This is what flowed when I went to write my "quick" greeting. Maybe there's a message in here...

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