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 gro.ccuytisrevinu@sreriuqni 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.

Summary of the UCUCC Council Meeting, February 20, 2019

Summary submitted by Roberta Hollowell

Anti-Racism book discussion

Virginia Felton led a discussion of the book White Fragility. People were encouraged to sign up for Lenten Circles which will include the reading and discussion of the book, Trouble I’ve Seen.

Pledges & Attendance

There was discussion about concerning trends with pledging and attendance. This is good information for the Interim Task Force.

Snow day

Discussion about the well-received “service” from Catherine’s farm on the snow Sunday.

Hosting Tent City 3

Council unanimously approved hosting Tent City 3. The earliest date they will arrive is April 27 and the latest will be some time in June, depending on whether they are hosted by another group between March and arriving at UCUCC. The Tent City hosting committee has met all the requirements for hosting a tent city. When the date is finalized, the Tent City planning committee will communicate with neighbors, the congregation and nearby businesses.

UCUCC Spiritual Inventory Task Force

Council unanimously approved forming a Task Force has been formed to look at where our church has been, listen for how God is calling us to proceed into our future, examine priorities, mission, worship and parish care needs, identify goals and direction and recommend the leadership staff we will need to achieve these goals.  Task Force members are:

Kathy Kripps  — Joan Davis — Carol Bryant
Tim Croll — Margaret Stine — Denis Streeter
Ellen Naden — Mary Jean Phipps
Catherine Foote,  leadership staff liaison
Bart Klinger — Mary Kollar
Pris Kloess — Mary Sue Galvin