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.

Right now, during the pandemic, we are still united as church. Our service is streamed on YouTube and Facebook. You will find the links just below this section on our home page. New services are offered weekly at 10 am on Sundays, and are available on line after that.

We strive to walk in the path of Jesus, and to offer an authentic welcome to everyone who walks through our door. If you are new to us, we would love to get to know you and answer your questions about our church, even though we cannot greet you in person. A member of our Welcome Committee, or a pastor, would be happy to correspond on email or talk with you on the phone. Click here to arrange for a “meeting.”

Our worship service starts at 10 am and includes hymns, prayers, scripture reading and a sermon. It usually lasts about an hour. Right now we are worshiping online and will adjust this message once we are able to meet together in our sanctuary once again.  More information here.

Children are an important part of our community, and are welcome for all or part or the service. 

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.

During this pandemic, we have discontinued our in-person lunches. We would love to meet with you via email or phone, however. Click here to arrange a meeting with a Welcome Committee Volunteer or pastor.

We can explore and explain a range of topics about our church, from history, to theology, to membership. Please contact us at the link above for more information.

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.

Our programs for children and youth continue during this pandemic. Sign up at the bottom of the home page to receive our Children's Ministries and/or Youth Ministries newsletter.

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.

At a specially-called congregational meeting on August 4, 2019, the congregation voted to adopt a resolution “University Congregational United Church of Christ is Called to be a Racial Justice Church.”  The meeting and discussion, which lasted over 1½ hours, contained questions, concerns, powerful testimony from people of color in the congregation about treatment and experiences, and hope for continuing awareness, work, commitment, education, and action on the part of individuals and the congregation.

The resolution was initiated by a coalition of UCUCC youth with a commitment to racial justice, led by Graham George and Emma Browning. A partnership of the Graham and Emma with others from the Racial Justice Task Force led the process for the congregation to address the resolution.

In the declaration, the congregation:

“acknowledge(s) that there are many ways in which we, as a congregation, take part in the systemic racism that exists in our society and our church. We affirm that as people of faith and followers of Jesus, we are called to work in our understanding of systemic racism, and to work in ways both in and outside the church to change those systems and ourselves. We acknowledge that while our journey in this work has begun, many steps are still to be taken. We are called to take strides in self-awareness, in community learning, and to be a voice with others in witness to our faith.”

Direct action commitments include:

displaying a Black Lives Matter banner, developing benchmarks for progress, engaging in direct action, confronting our own history and present, continuing our involvements with others committed to racial justice, developing a process of accountability, and identifying financial support to continue this work.

Members made this commitment:

“and continue on this journey knowing that our work will be imperfect and incomplete, yet also knowing that it is crucial that we make bold and courageous steps, call on God’s love and grace for ourselves and each other when we fall short, and move forward secure in the knowledge that God is calling us to be on this sacred journey of honesty, commitment, passion and hope.”

The thoughtful, heartfelt, challenging, honest, aspirational comments and reflections indicated an understanding that this is a long-term commitment, and one to share with each other and more broadly.  Those interested in helping lead this work are encouraged to contact Catherine Foote (gro.ccuytisrevinu@etoofc), Toni Higgs (moc.liamtoh@sggihinot or 206-523-9076) or Ginger Warfield ( or 206-525-0175).

Following the meeting, Graham George and Emma Browning worked with church administrator David Anderson in displaying Black Lives Matter banner. It was the first step of a continuing journey.