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 inquirers@universityucc.org 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.

UCUCC Council Summary August 15, 2018

~ Mary Sue Galvin, Council Secretary

Encampment Hospitality Team

Council authorized the Encampment Hospitality Team to send a communication to Tent City 3 and to Nickelsville to encourage them to request UCUCC to host one of them starting sometime in May or June of 2019 for three months as our next encampment hosting. Any subsequent formal acceptance of a request would be at a later Council meeting.

Goal Statements

Council reviewed drafts of goal statements for each of the 3 focus ministries for the next 18 months. These will be based on purpose statements from each of the ministries. Suggestions were discussed and statements will be refined and presented for a vote at the next council meeting.

Pledge Campaign

Pledge Campaign plans shared: Our annual pledge campaign is starting soon! It will coincide with our Fall worship series, during which we will be reflecting together about our vision of the promised land and our legacy.

  • What is God calling us to do?
  • How do we live our passion?

We can ask these questions as individuals, through the daily work of the Church and as a light in the wider community. Pledging to the Church is one of the ways that we can answer God’s call. Our pledge campaign will try to highlight the work of the five ministries that our pledges make possible, and the many ways that our church embraces and promotes. Dates and plans for the Pledge Drive Pledge drive were reviewed: Kickoff Sunday: September 30. Ingathering Sunday: October 28.

Good Works Bazaar update

There are so many groups around UCUCC who are doing amazing things – it’s hard to keep up with it all! On Sunday, October 21 after church, Ostrander Hall will be filled with people for our second annual Good Works Bazaar — the place to catch up with people, activities, ministries, and opportunities to learn about our church. Please plan to join the fun!

Leadership retreat

(September 22) purpose was reviewed. Hopes for the leadership training –

  • to begin to explore institutional racism – moving from seeing individual racial “events” to seeing these as part of a pattern of behaviors
  • to understand where we are going with this work
  • to find out how as leaders we can get support for this on-going work

New Bequests

Two new bequests were received and designated for the endowment fund which will support the operating budget. There will be a forthcoming article in October Church and Home about these bequests. The council paused and gave thanks for David and Shirley Fox, and for Art and Betty Kloess. All four were long-time, active, faithful members remembered with affection and appreciation.