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.

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 youth group, please contact Margaret Swanson at mswanson@ucucc.org

Junior & Senior Small Group

Wednesday, March 10, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

We continue our monthly small group gathering for our High School Juniors and Seniors! We are looking forward to connecting with you and meeting each month to share about the journeys of this pivotal time.

Confirmation 2021

March 7, 14, 21, 6pm – 8pm

Confirmation class continues for our six participants. Please hold them in your prayers as they are on this faith journey. The class takes place on zoom. It is facilitated by Catherine Foote, Margaret Swanson and Graham George.

Girls & Boys Retreats

March 26-28

It’s time again for our annual Girls & Boys Retreats. These will happen digitally. We will gather Friday evening, Saturday morning and evening (then a break for the afternoon and early evening) and possibly Sunday morning. Depending on the state of things, we might offer an option for an in-person meet-up at church, but we’ll see. More details to come in the Youth Ministry Newsletters.

Other events

We are working on a few other event ideas for March & April. Be sure to read the weekly emails for more details.

April Mystery Ministry Pals

Open to Children & Youth—Sign up by March 24

Since November, the Youth Ministry program has been offering a fun ministry of care, called “Mystery Ministry Pals.” Last month, we teamed with the Children’s Ministry program to offer this for younger families as well. Families with kids, newborn to 5th grade, are invited to participate!

Mystery Ministry Pals is an opt-in way to connect that we’re running each month. It’s a bit like secret Santa. You will sign up to say you want to do this. Then we will assign each of you a “mystery ministry pal” – another child/youth. You wouldn’t tell them you’re assigned to them. Then sometime within the month, you’d drop off or mail a little care package of some sort to their house. You would also receive a gift from a mystery ministry pal too. The younger kids will give to each other, and the youth will give to each other. It’s a fun way to expand this fun ministry of care for each other. It’s a fun way to connect with each other and offer some support.

Ongoing Wednesday Zoom events

Storytime Live, 6:30 – 7:00 pm

Join us Wednesdays on Zoom to listen to a story that centers the Black experience and have a chance to share what we notice, pray about it and for each other. These stories are appropriate for all ages.

Middle School Game Night, 8:00 – 9:00 pm

The Van Dyck family hosts weekly game nights on Wednesdays for youth in grades 6, 7 & 8. Questions? Feel free to reach out, Amanda Van Dyck (Matthew’s mom) amanda_vandyck@yahoo.com.

Parenting Sanctuary, 8:00 – 9:30 pm

This is a moment for parents/guardians to witness, support, share and care for one another. There’s a space for YOU each Wednesday night. We will check in and chat and close with prayer.

To participate in the month of April, please sign up by March 24th. Here is the link to sign up: http://bit.ly/MysteryMinistryApril.