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.

I’ve decided to start a new trend. Since Martin Luther King Jr. Day and New Years Day happen in the same month, I’m combining them into a New Year’s Justice Resolution. I let go of the personal New Year’s resolutions years ago. I mean, Lent is right around the corner and 40 days of focused, personal discipline is about all I can handle anyway.

No, this year, I’m trying to notice that the “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” I read this and I think I understand it…but clearly my body and my heart has a hard time with the pace of the moral universe.

Over a decade ago now, I wrote a Statement on Ministry.

This was required of me as an ordination candidate within the United Church of Christ. I try to come back to it at least once a year, as a way of checking in on my faith journey. And there’s something about that justice quote that feels related to how I come back to my ministry statement each year and find myself perhaps just a little further on the journey, yet still so close to the words I wrote three homes, and cities, two children, four churches, one mother, and eleven years ago.

Ministry is every day, every hour, every person, every job.

Ministry wonders how we all came to be and how life will unfold.

Ministry hears the vibrations of love as a pedal point for action.

Ministry sees the kaleidoscope face of God reflected in every eye.

Ministry wants to be a positive, helpful service.

Ministry is joy, pain, bubbling laughter and heart-wrenching sobs.

Ministry pretends to be the same for every person, everywhere.

Ministry feels the small, gentle softness of a child’s hand.

Ministry touches shiver-making cobwebs and flinches, naturally, but continues forward.

Ministry worries about the disenfranchised, the marginalized and the powerless.

Ministry cries over the growing gaps that makes us feel alone and abandoned, between rich and poor, educated and uneducated, the socialized and the ostracized, the technology divide – but most of all – the widening gap between ourselves, our communities and God.

Ministry is children, worship, singles, parents, grandparents, laughter, babies, baptism, elders, joy, pain, sorrow, dancing, music, food, communion, sanctuary, coffee hour, office staff, volunteers, organization, friends, the making and practice of family.

Ministry understands that all people are born with an innate longing to belong and that all people belong to the family of God.

Ministry says that the power of loving is greater than the power of hating… but knows that loving is harder.

Ministry dreams a world of kindness, justice and peace; of ever flowering creativity, a world dancing to the rhythms of love.

Ministry tries not to get overwhelmed by trying to do everything at once, or nothing at all.

Ministry hopes that God’s work in the world is not a thing of historicity, but of our living time.

Ministry is our part in the ever-evolving creation of God’s world.