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.

~ Toni Higgs

I’m so excited about the commitment to learning and opening ourselves to new ways of thinking at our church. Our Church Council has been reading White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo. I’m in the middle of it myself, and it is fascinating and a bit frightening, in that good way that challenges you to rethink everything you thought you knew about race in America.

Next up is Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism by Drew G.I. Hart. His bio calls him a theologian, blogger, and activist, and the book jacket blurb reads:

“Leading readers towards Jesus, Hart offers concrete practices for churches that seek solidarity with the oppressed and are committed to racial justice.”

Join us to find out more:

Lenten Study Circles: Trouble I’ve Seen:

Sundays, March 10—April 7
Starting Sunday after Ash Wednesday and continuing for 5 weeks until Sunday before Palm Sunday.
Racial Justice is offering 6 different book/discussion groups. Check the narthex to sign up for specific times and groups.

Also coming up:

Racial Justice Survey:

We are developing a congregation-wide survey about our racial justice work that will be distributed to everyone at church. Stay tuned to your bulletin for more details.

Friday March 1, Tim Wise Lecture at SPU

National anti-racism activist and writer speaking at Seattle Pacific University. Join us before for dinner if you can:

  • 5:30 meet for dinner at a place TBD
  • 7:00-9:00 The Politics of Fear in America Lecture Upper Gwinn, Seattle Pacific University

Youth welcome. Fair warning: This is the day before the Moving Mountains Youth fundraiser.