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.

February

¨ Approved the minutes of the January 20 Council Meeting and Minutes of January 29, 2020 Email Meeting
¨ Reviewed Financial and Leadership reports
¨ Approved an AIR Form to affirm the adoption of a new leadership model as recommended by the Staffing Proposal Committee, detailed in the SPC Final Report, ebruary 7, 2020. Approval for this motion was set at a 75% threshold, and the motion was passed unanimously.
¨ Approved an AIR Form of retainer agreement for Racial Equity Training and Consulting for UCUCC Leadership
¨ Approved an AIR Form to update the language governing the Music Endowment funds (created by council action on an undesignated bequest)

-Minutes submitted by Roberta Hollowell

March

¨ Approved the minutes of February Council Meeting
¨ Reviewed Financial and Leadership reports
¨ Approved an AIR form to assign the following new Leadership Team Roles to the current UCUCC
Leadership Team: the role of Minister of Care and Outreach (MCO) to Rev. Dr. Catherine Foote, the role of Minister of Worship and Christian Formation (MWCF) to Rev. Amy Roon, and the role of Bridge Minister of Vision and Stewardship (MVS) to Rev. Todd Smiedendorf.
¨ Heard an update from Virginia Felton from the Profile Team, who are working on a first draft of our UCUCC Profile, a necessary first step in searching for our next settled pastor.
¨ Submissions to the 2019 Annual Report were encouraged.

April

¨ Approved the minutes of March Council Meeting
¨ Reviewed Financial and Leadership reports
¨ Approved an AIR form to postpone the 2020 UCUCC Annual Meeting until large gatherings are recommended by public health officials
¨ Approved an AIR Form to approve and affirm the appointment of the following members to the Pastoral Search Committee (Virginia Felton and Tim Croll,
co-chairs): Fred Heidrich, Cara Helmer, Joyce Jackson, Terry Moore, Emily Morishima, Bob Perkins, Rachel Schmidt, Linda Scott, Lori VanderBilt
¨ Celebrated Ed Coleman’s acceptance of the role of incoming Assistant Moderator

-March and April Minutes submitted by Mary Sue Galvin