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.

Christian education and spiritual growth ministry

Part of being church together is tackling the big questions that lead us toward meaningful lives as Christians—Who are we? Who, or what, is GOD? What are we called to do and be as Christians?

We address these questions together, across generations, in groups small and large. Whoever you are, and wherever you are on life’s journey, you are welcome to explore these big questions with us. Learn more about these programs from the links below, and watch for specifics in the What’s up now section.

Children’s Ministry – from birth through fifth grade

An active cohort of families with young children is supported here with programs and activities that help children feel safe and welcome as they experience the wonder of God. Children participate in worship, where they are welcomed and affirmed. Our Children’s Ministry also includes childcare, breakfast, a children’s activity center and special events throughout the year. Learn more here.

Youth Ministry – sixth grade through high school

Youth Group is a place where we talk about things that matter, we do things that matter, and we know that we belong.Our Youth Ministry includes 9 am youth group on Sunday mornings, sitting together in worship, fellowship nights and retreats, service projects and mission trips, and classes (Confirmation classes and Our Whole LIves: Sexuality and our Faith). Learn more here.

Adult Education

We are a community of life-long learners. We support each other in deepening our spirituality and increasing our understanding of the complexities of our world. Through sermons, Bible study, forums, retreats and more, we challenge ourselves to discover, understand and live out our call as Christians. Learn more here.

Seabeck All-Church Camp

Beginning on Sunday after Independence Day, and running through Friday lunch, University UCC community members congregate for summer camp at the Seabeck Conference Center on the Kitsap Peninsula. Every year a guest speaker sets a theme and provides morning programming for adults, while children and youth enjoy their own indoor and outdoor education programs. Softball, campfires, sing-alongs, vespers and a talent show—Seabeck All-Church Camp offers all the trappings of camp for all ages. Learn more here.

The Lecture Series

The Lecture Series was established in 2007 by the Jesus Study Group. It brings leading Christian and non-Christian thinkers, writers and teachers to the Seattle region to expand our understanding of what it means to be Christian today. The Lecture Series is a self-supporting program of University  UCC that has brought nearly 30 prominent theologians/thinkers to Seattle since its inception. Learn more here.

Encouraging each other in the growth of our minds and spirits…