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.
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…