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 – and acting to change the world. We strive to walk in the path of Jesus, and to offer an authentic welcome to everyone who walks through our door. We invite visitors to wear a name-tag from the pew register folder so we may more easily greet you by name.

Our worship service starts at 10 am and includes hymns, prayers, scripture reading and a sermon. It usually lasts about an hour and 15 minutes. More information here.

Children are an important part of our community, and are welcome for all or part or the service. You will be met at the door with a warm handshake and welcome, and our friendly greeters can help direct you and answer your questions.

Wear clothes that you are comfortable in and sit on the main floor or in the balcony - wherever you feel most at ease. We look forward to welcoming you.

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.

We offer a complimentary "inquirers Lunch" on the second Sunday of the month for people interested in learning more about us. It is an informal session over soup, salad and dessert where you can meet others who may be on a similar spiritual journey and learn how to plug into this church community from long-term members and clergy.

We'll explore topics from history, to theology, to membership. To RSVP, or let us know about special needs (Including childcare or food sensitivities) email us at or call 206-979-7539.

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.

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.

~ Bill Viertel, Chair, SEM Display & Primer Subcommittee

Despite the massive political and social divisions in our society, greatly exacerbated in recent years, the most important issue of our time is global warming. In fact, referring to it somewhat benignly as “warming” does not do it justice. An overwhelming scientific consensus, based on decades of painstakingly-gathered scientific facts, believes that humankind has knocked our planet out of the natural climate cycle in effect for over 2 million years. As the heating inexorably increases in the atmosphere, oceans, and land due to carbon emissions, the natural world as we have known it and human habitability itself are in great peril. Unless we take much more rapid action, this will make the political and social upheaval we have experienced to-date seem like a UCUCC Sunday picnic.

There are actions the world can take to prevent this, and there are ways the members of our church can individually and collectively facilitate this, but we are all running out of time. Once the heating goes beyond a certain point, the adverse effects will be “baked in” for hundreds of years.

There will be a Red Wall display from November 19 until Christmas about this critical issue, designed and implemented by the Sacred Earth Matters (SEM) Committee.
It will be segmented into three sections:

  1. That which is at risk and which we must save (outlined in green).
  2. The damage we are doing due to carbon emissions (outlined in black).
  3. The available and developing solutions we can implement to halt and eventually reverse the problem (outlined in green).

Please take time to view this extensive display during the month it is up, and please do not hesitate to ask questions of members of the committee.

In addition, a living document, a Climate Change Primer, will be made available by email to those interested in learning far more detail.