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 gro.ccuytisrevinu@sreriuqni 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.

February 1, 2020
Dear Friends,
Don’s diagnosis of late stage pancreatic cancer a year ago was a game changer for us. You can imagine, or perhaps know personally, how this changes your perspective on life. Don is as healthy as he can be for now, but it’s made us both reconsider our priorities and count our many, many blessings on a daily basis.
We’ve recently decided that instead of waiting, we are making bequests now to programs and projects that matter to us at UCUCC and in the community. While the diagnosis nearly stopped us in our tracks, our new determination to make a difference now, not wait for later, has brought us pure joy!
We have just made an additional gift of $5,000 to the UCUCC Liturgical Arts Endowment Fund supporting the visual, kinesthetic, written, and spoken word arts. The Endowment was created in 2018 with a $100,000 goal. To date, and with the addition of our new gift, the endowment stands at $95,000, just shy of meeting its goal. We are inviting you to help ‘match’ our gift with one of your own, large or small. Together we can put the endowment over its $100,000 goal!
Why do we care about the Liturgical Arts Endowment? This ministry has blessed us for over 10 years with imaginative and creative sanctuary and chapel installations, dramatic readings and performances, dance and workshops that touch us in spirit. The ministry has invited us to participate in the creation of sanctuary installations such as the migrating birds and, most recently, the collage of Mary and Elizabeth which graced the chancel walls during Advent (wow!). But prior to the establishment of the Liturgical Arts Endowment, there was no predictable source of funding for liturgical arts. With your help, when we reach the $100,000 fundraising goal the Endowment income will provide around $5,000 per year to pay for materials, fund visiting artists and otherwise ensure liturgical arts can flourish at UCUCC.
Will you join us in ‘giving now’ to support the Liturgical Arts at UCUCC? Please mail your contribution today or bring it to the church office. You can also give to this cause we treasure by making a donation online at the giving page on our church website, www.universityucc.org.
Don’s cancer journey has brought home for us the importance of living each day. This isn’t what we expected, but it’s amazing how many blessings we’ve discovered along the way. We are so grateful for your friendship and caring over the years, and especially now. To be a part of such a community of faith as UCUCC means the world to us. Thank you for being there with us.
In gratitude and joy,

Don and Brenda Mallett