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.

What would the University District be like if there were no places of spiritual nurture, vision and compassion here?

What would our spiritual community look like if we were to hear and respond to God’s call in our neighborhood and our world?

What would you do if you saw God’s vision and dreamed God’s dream for University Congregational UCC over the next twenty years?

I know it is hard to let our imagination go big.

Religious institutions in the Pacific Northwest, and across the country have been shrinking over the last several decades. Our church has not been immune to that trend. And yet we are a healthy, vibrant congregation blessed in energy and resources, and clearly called to make a difference in people’s lives. We are also at an exciting time in the life of this church. We have an opportunity right now to listen to God’s call and to respond, and then to call a pastor to join us here and help move us forward. Our Futures Committee is hard at work and you can find that work described elsewhere in this newsletter.

But this article is not really about the work of the Futures Team. It is about your specific visions and dreams. Along the way, I have been excited to hear from the dreamers among us who are already imagining a place where spiritual growth continues to be offered and spiritual practices are deepened, where
non-profit justice partners are strengthened and encouraged, where people who are facing loves hardest challenges are cared for and comforted, where people from a variety of faith traditions are welcomed, and where joyous and flourishing worship services give us all “strength for the journey.”

This is my invitation to you.

If you are dreaming about this church, please take some time this month to write up your dreams and to pass them along. I would love to hear about them.