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.

Jan. 20 – 23, 2022, at Pilgrim Firs

Greetings to all of you beautiful women. After so many months of uncertainty, worry, isolation, and being challenged by the losses and new ways of being, we are eager to gather again in community and to support one another and reflect on the ways we have reinvented ourselves and experienced this dismantling time. To come together to share and care for ourselves and for one another.

As life ramps up again and we renter our lives more fully, what do we want to keep and what do we want to let go of? We were forced to slow down when we were in quarantine and maybe we don’t want to necessarily rush back in to everything as it was before. Did we learn anything interesting and unexpected?

Our 2022 Women’s Retreat will be the weekend of January 20-23 at Pilgrim Firs Camp. As in the past, there will be a silent retreat beginning at noon on Thursday Jan. 20 with the weekend portion beginning at 4:00 pm on Jan. 21. We will depart following worship on Sunday morning, Jan. 23.

Participation is open to fully vaccinated individuals. Due to Pilgrim Firs’ protocols, we are asked to limit the number of attendees to fifty participants. More cabins will be utilized to keep sleeping areas lower in population. Masks will be required indoors except while eating and we will also have fewer people at tables during meals and encourage appropriate
distancing during activities. For added safety, we are considering asking participants to get tested before the retreat.

We plan to spend this time reacquainting ourselves through small group interaction, creative exchange, and games—Caring for Each Other by Sharing with Each Other. To help us achieve our goal, we encourage you to
consider sharing an activity. Perhaps you have an art or craft that others would enjoy trying. Maybe you have a short story that needs to be told. Have you learned something new that you would like others to know about? Or perhaps you would enjoy walking the lake trail with others, observing what nature shares with us.

If you are willing to lead others in an event like this, let us know right away. We are creating a schedule and now is the time to toss your hat in!  Watch for information about registration in the weekly church emails, the Sunday bulletin and the announcements during online worship.