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.

Advent Worship Series: The Women

December 1, 2019-January 5, 2020

The stories of Advent and Christmas are not just about the birth of Jesus.

They are also woven through with the stories of women. Mary in her youth. Elizabeth in her older years. The prophet Anna living long enough to witness God’s gift of Wisdom in her manifestation. Advent in fact is what happens to everyone’s story when God steps into our world. This Advent we will listen to the stories of the women, and grow in our understandings of the ways women and Wisdom have shaped our lives and our world. We will name the power and insight we can claim for our own lives when God shows up, and we recognize the Christ, born anew in us.

This year, Advent begins on December 1. As we prepare for this season, we have included a calendar of events. Throughout the season, we will focus our attention on the stories of women who appear in the birth narratives of the gospels, and the ways those stories inform, inspire, and strengthen our faith journey.

Liturgical Arts

In anticipation of this season, you are invited to participate in creating liturgical art as a community.  Using photos, drawings, stories, quotes, etc, describe on your section of the image the woman or women who have influenced you personally or the world around us.  Each Sunday through November 10 the liturgical arts ministry will be at the narthex tables to hand out blank shapes and collect those you have decorated. We will also be there on Sunday, November 17, which is the final day to collect your decorated section of this image.

In December, as we enter the Advent season, we will have a weekly devotional available on our church website, our weekly email, and our weekly bulletin, designed to encourage us on our inner journey. These devotions will be appropriate for use with Advent Candles.

Join us in this season of waiting and wondering.

December 1, 1st Sunday of Advent
  • Advent Potluck Breakfast
  • Superfluity Christmas items sale
December 8, 2nd Sunday of Advent
  • Offering of Gifts & Christmas Families
December 15, 3rd Sunday of Advent
  • Advent Workshop
December 24, Christmas Eve
  • Worship services at 5pm, 8pm, 11pm