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 don’t know about you, but I’ve been feeling more than a little overwhelmed by the news these past months. I used to pride myself on my fluency with current events and listened to an almost non-stop streaming of public radio, checked my Facebook feed for articles and postings that can kept pushing my edges of awareness in the world.

But lately I’ve just been listening to Benjamin’s audiobooks of the entire Harry Potter series. Over and over again. I know what I’m running from, and I’m having a hard time even looking over my shoulder to see if I’ve put any real distance between myself and whatever the latest horrible reality there is to face.

I’m not proud of this, but it does feel like the first step to turning around is to stop and acknowledge the denial.

And then…what? How do we find the balance between trying to do every act of justice and doing nothing at all?

The heart of the Gospel is to love God, neighbor and self with all my heart, mind, soul and strength. And part of the good news is that there’s no test of faith that says I have to find the perfect way to do this all at once and in every way. Really, just finding one way to love God today is a perfectly good start. Taking one hour to engage my mind in curiosity and wonder can do much to encourage the growth of my mind and spirit. Making a meal for a neighbor or church member doesn’t really take any more time than making one for my own family…that’s a two-for-one effort! The beauty of doing just one of these things is how they influence my heart towards greater generosity, compassion, and curiosity.

Sometimes engaging in the incarnational work of faith is the simplest way back to finding myself in the palm of God’s hand; to tuning in to the voice of God, not just tuning out the clamor of the daily newsfeed.