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.

Contact Director of Children’s Ministry Betsy Herring for more information, bherring@ucucc.org, or
206-524-2322.

Help Make the Advent Workshop a Joyous Event

December 2, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, Ostrander Hall

The Advent Workshop is a favorite annual all-ages church event of crafting, music, eating and fellowship that puts everybody in the Christ-mas spirit! It’s so awesome to spend the afternoon all together, making gifts to give loved ones, co-workers, charities in need, neighbors, or whoever is on your list. This year will include a gift-wrapping station, so you really can walk out with gifts 100% ready to give.

Vicki Farmer needs your help to get ready for this beloved annual holiday workshop. She is looking for volunteers to help with set-up, shifts at craft tables, clean-up…to make this the best workshop ever. Sign up at our Narthex table after worship or contact Advent Workshop Chair Vicki Farmer, vickifarmer@hotmail.com. All help is appreciated!

Calling all Pageant Participants!

Hark! Kids and Adults! Planning has already started for our annual Christmas Eve 5pm “Everyone’s Pageant” and we want YOU to take part! Anyone who would enjoy a speaking role, please let our “casting agent,” Pastor Amy Roon, know by emailing her at aroon@universityucc.org.

As in year’s past, everyone from tiny to tall, young to senior, is invited to participate. You can just show up on the night of and don an available costume, or sign up for a speaking part and join our motley crew of pageant performers past and present. The script is set, as are rehearsal dates and times. Just waiting for your voice. Lo, there!

Dec 8, Christmas Party for Children and Families

  • What: 2018 Children’s Ministry Christmas Party
  • When: Saturday, December 8, from 11 am – 1 pm
  • Where: At the home of Laura Jean and Mike Miller in Kirkland, WA
  • Who: You! And all children and family members in our church
  • How: Potluck lunch, child-friendly snacks and drinks, and merry making!

Behold! The annual Children’s Ministry Christmas Party is born! Follow the Northeast star to the Kirkland home of Laura Jean and Mike Miller for an early afternoon of yummy lunch, snacks, and some crafty merriment with children and families of UCUCC.

All children and family members in our church program are invited, and friends are welcome. Bring a kid-friendly, potluck-lunch item to share, plus any snacks your own picky eater approves of. We’ll offer makings for a couple of kid-friendly crafts, and if you have a Christmas craft or activity you’d like to share, please bring it. The event is sure to be filled with light-hearted caroling, crafting, conversation, and cheer. Join us!

RSVP to betsyherring@universityucc.org to receive the party address and directions.

Dec 16, Food Packing Service Project

11:30 in the first floor hallway

Come after worship to pack grocery bags for the Emergency Feeding Program in the first floor hallway. This is an easy way to help others; people of all ages and abilities are encouraged to come. The activity lasts about 30 minutes and is coordinated by Diane and Steve Adam, and Lisa and Bart Klinger. Please direct questions to Diane and Steve at 206-522-0925, or sfdadam@comcast.net.

Children’s Retreat in February?

I sent out mail to every family registered in our program to gauge interest in The Children’s Retreat at Pilgrim Firs during Seattle public schools’ mid-winter break in February. Don’t forget to respond! Our tentative plan is for 2 nights away at Pilgrim Firs from Wed 2/20 – Friday 2/22, for some fun family fellowship during what may otherwise be an empty school-break week. Let us know: bherring@universityucc.org