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.

Dear Church Members and Friends,

Many of you have been valued supporters of University Congregational Housing Association over the years, and we want you to know of some important developments of our organization.

As an entirely volunteer organization since its incorporation in 1983, we have worked tirelessly to assist folks in need of housing. We built Sortun Court on our church parking lot, bought two houses, were willed one house and managed another owned by the church. In these buildings, we are providing housing for nearly 90 people at any one time. Elsewhere, we helped with rehabs after storms and worked locally on housing projects. We have also donated to some wonderful organizations enabling people to avoid homelessness. All this has been done with volunteers, some on the board for over 30 years.

However, the board is aging and we have been unable to attract enough younger board members despite over two years of a concerted effort to do so.

After heartfelt and prayerful consideration, at our meeting on September 24, it was moved and passed, “that UCHA divest itself of property ownership and management, doing so in a manner that honors our mission and donors.” This will involve transferring ownership to larger non-profit organizations whose mission best lines up with ours. It may take a year or so, and during that time we will continue to address the various needs we raised money to support, and keep you updated on our progress with the transfer of the properties.

Many years, many hours, many people worked to support this housing need, and we will honor that commitment of love and effort. Thank you for your much appreciated support of our mission. Together we have done good work, and the housing we have provided will continue to enable our residents to have a home.

Gratefully yours,

Carol Christoferson
The University Congregational Housing Association Board

If you have questions, or would like more information, contact Carol at 425-385-3974 or moc.nsm@sgumlorac.