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.

Welcome to the world Ethan!

Born: November 29, 2016
Ethan Richard Blume was born at 11:36pm on Tuesday to delighted parents Rebecca and Grant Blume. He was 10lbs 11oz and 22” long. New baby, Mom, and Dad are doing well! Ethan joins older siblings Isaac & Olivia and is also the grandson of Debi & Peter Ehrlichman.

James “Jim” McGrath

Born: August 6, 1928 Died: November 15, 2016
Jim was an active member of UCUCC since 1983, with his wife Charlotte, who passed away in 2004. Jim’s professional career was spent in Bellevue as a pediatrician, where he helped found Overlake Hospital. Jim volunteered at the Church Council of Greater Seattle, and was involved in our peace action groups. He cared deeply about nuclear disarmament, and children and youth at risk. The “McGrath House,” the University Congregational Housing Association’s house for youth aging out of foster care, is named in honor of Jim and Charlotte. Jim was an enthusiastic participant in The Lecture Series, bringing his sharp mind to questions of faith. Our prayers go out to his children, grandchildren, family & friends.

Susan “Sue” Landeen

Born: February 3, 1942 Died: November 19, 2016
Sue died unexpectedly, but surrounded in love by her family. Sue and Jerry joined UCUCC in 1970 and have been very active members. Sue was a gifted musician and taught piano to many students in the Seattle area. At church she would accompany young people and the Children’s choir. She also served for many years on the Worship & Music Board, Nominating committee, find-ing children to give the Call to Worship, Superfluity and various other ways. Sue was a positive, caring person, whom our community will greatly miss. Prayers and thoughts go to her husband Jerry, their children and families, along with their friends and community.

Lynn Waller

Born: December 19, 1922 Died: November 27, 2016
Lynn died early in the morning on Sunday. He had been a member for 64 years. Lynn and his wife Marlys were involved in the life of the church and even after they moved to Lopez Island they would commute to worship services many times. Lynn was an educator, innovator and community leader. He had a long career as Principal at Shorecrest High School in the Shoreline School district and worked as the Associate Executive Director of Association of Washington Principals.
We hold Marlys, their children, and grandchildren in our prayers.