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 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 Interim Youth Ministry Coordinator Wendy Blight for information, or (206)524-2322 x3315.

UCUCC Apparel & Water Bottles

Pick up your orders on Sunday, December 2

These really are a beautiful way to share love from our beloved church community and it’s a great way to support our youth. The proceeds support the summer mission trips, helping to bring down the costs to help make these trips affordable for all of our families. Thank you for your support.

Youth Group & Worship

9am Youth Group, 10am Worship & Youth Pew
Sundays, December 2, 9, 16
(No Youth Group on December 23 or 30)

Youth Group is open to youth in grades 6 – 12. You are invited to come for discussion, reflection and activities to explore your faith, and to have time to connect with your peers for friendship and support. Throughout the year there will be retreats, service projects and other fellowship events outside of the 9am time-frame.

Youth Group Christmas Party

Friday, December 14
6pm – 9:30/10pm at UCUCC

Youth in grades 6-12 are invited to come together to celebrate the season. We will have dinner together, play a few games and then hunker down with hot chocolate for a Christmas Movie. It will be a fun festive evening! As always, friends are welcome to join in the festivities! All are welcome!
More details will come via email as we get closer. Please RSVP at:

Junior & Senior Small Group

Wednesday, December 19 – date might change
7pm – 8:30pm Pilgrim Room, UCUCC

Juniors and Seniors in High School are invited to participate in this small group that offers support and encouragement to each other in these last years of high school. We will do a check in and then have different topics for discussion to help in your discernment throughout these years. We meet every 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Note: the date and location might change for December, we will be in touch via email and our groupme group.

Christmas Eve Greeters & Marketplace helpers:

Christmas Eve 5pm service will feature our beloved Everyone’s Pageant Service.
We are looking for Greeters and folks to help in our costume “Marketplace” to welcome folks to worship. The greeters and marketplace helpers wear costumes and encourage attendees to also put on a costume. We have many costumes for shepherds, wise people, angels, kings/queens and multiple kinds of animals.

If you and your family would be interested in greeting and helping in the marketplace, please email Wendy Blight, Interim Youth Ministry Coordinator, at

2019 Dates to Anticipate:

  • January 4-6: OWL & Confirmation Retreats
  • January 6: Youth group starts again
  • January 30: Teen Feed
  • March 2: Moving Mountains
  • March 22 – 24: Boys & Girls Retreats