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.

Kindness

Kindness

I have not seen the Broadway musical, “Come From Away,” but I do remember when I first heard of it. The production was premiered here in Seattle, and destined for a long Broadway run. Folks in my Bible study who saw it said, “You have to go see this musical. It is... Read more...
Saying Grace

Saying Grace

“For the earth that gives us food, Ripened by the sun and good; All the hands that brought it here, and our friends both far and near. May our thanks be shown in care, and the ways we love and share.” I was talking with my friend Lori the other day about the end... Read more...
Random Rocks

Random Rocks

My first thought was, “What’s that doing there?“ I was walking through the church narthex when I noticed a small rock perched on a window sill. It was late July, in the middle of the week when that place that is always so full of energy on a Sunday was empty and... Read more...
Third Place Lessons

Third Place Lessons

People who know me know how competitive I can be. While I was away on vacation last week, I was in a triathlon down in Oregon. I was delighted to come in first place for my age group. Never mind that I was the only one competing in that group. There is something about... Read more...
The Sheep Connection

The Sheep Connection

We are sitting on the porch at Seabeck. It is late Thursday night and I am heading for bed. But if you know that porch in front of the Inn, and you know the rocking chairs there, then you know how hard it is to walk on by when people are rocking and talking. Our... Read more...
Patriot Day

Patriot Day

I had forgotten how anxious Giaco gets this time of year. Then last night I came home to find my big, brave guardian dog huddled under the porch, whining. In the background was the booming sound of fireworks, set off by folks who just could not wait until July 4th. My... Read more...
The Rainbow Connection

The Rainbow Connection

One of the realities of preaching is that one never gets to say all there is to say about a particular story or biblical text. Sometimes this shows up when someone leaving the sanctuary after a worship service shakes my hand at the door and says, “Nice sermon,... Read more...