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.

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.

Traces of the Trade – A Story from the Deep North. The film chronicles the journey of nine DeWolf descendants as they trace the slave trade routes of their ancestors from Rhode Island to Ghana to Cuba. The 86 minute film is available for free through the Seattle Public Library via Access video.
Also available on Vimeo (48 hour rental) for $2.99 here: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/tracesofthetradea

A Woman Called Moses (The story of abolitionist, Harriet Tubman, and her journey to freeing slaves on the underground railroad during the American Civil War) Available for rental on Amazon Prime Video. https://www.amazon.com/Woman-Called-Moses-Paul-Wendkos/dp/B079GHV328  And for free on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByTEHhqRDZw

Locked Out https://kcts9.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/59ee1c41-32b0-4934-a742-0879e06a2f13/locked-out-the-fall-of-massive-resistance/#.Xn-b0C9lCfA, about the efforts in Virginia to block school integration, and features, among others, Prince Edward County.

Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives, a documentary by Henry Louis Gates Jr, and Spenser R. Crew from the book of the same name, made in association with the Library of Congress, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPn61sqgAfQ.

He Named Me Malala: A 2015 film about a Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, who survived an attack by the Taliban and became the world’s youngest Nobel Peace Prize recipient for her work advocating for children’s rights and girl’s education. http://www.documentarymania.com/playerf.php?title=He%20Named%20Me%20Malala [There are many, many resources to go with this one.]

Queen of Katwe, a 2016 movie about a young girl in Uganda who becomes a chess protégé, can be rented on Amazon Prime Video https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/amzn1.dv.gti.ecaba314-9fe2-e0f0-f180-da296ec22f71?ref_=imdbref_tt_wbr_pvt_aiv&tag=imdbtag_tt_wbr_pvt_aiv-20

Their Eyes Were Watching God 2005 film of Zora Neale Hurston’s 1937 novel, available on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teUi8N5ZaNs or on Netflix: https://www.netflixmovies.com/their-eyes-were-watching-god-2005

Vincent Who, a 2009 documentary about the murder of Vincent Chinn, that galvanized Asian American activism, at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3F74C2EF67CCECD1

Just Mercy, a recent movie about a young lowyer who confronts racism in our criminal justice system.  Rent or buy on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7MxXxFu6fI, or check Redbox, Netflix, iTunes & Amazon

Good Trouble A documentary about John Lewis. Available at https://watch.eventive.org/johnlewis/play/5efa372ef8ae35005c81e98b for $12—$5 of which goes to UCC Justice and Local Church Ministries.