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.

Feb 10, Come Witness Stepping Stones

Our worship theme during the season of Epiphany is In Search of Refuge. In recognition of that theme, the Creativity Council is excited to announce the return of Sam Vance to direct a retelling of Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family’s Journey during worship on  February 10. Stepping Stones tells the story of a Syrian family’s flight to safety as shared through the voice of the daughter, Rama. It has been nominated for numerous awards and was the 2017 winner of Bolen Books Children’s Book Prize.

You may recall Sam’s first visit to our church several years ago to direct Dav Pilkey’s God Bless the Gargoyles.  For more information about this story visit www.steppingstonesthebook.com. Mark your calendar to join us for this very special morning.

Feb 10, Presentation from Ali Mian, Seabeck Guest Lecturer

after worship in Ostrander Hall 1

This year’s Seabeck leader of adult programming is Ali Mian PhD, Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies at Seattle University. On Sunday February 10, he will visit our church to provide us with an introduction to our Summer camp program. It will be great to get a preview of our theme and to start getting excited about planning for Seabeck, which is from July 7-12, 2019.

Children’s Retreat At Pilgrim Firs

February 20 – 22, 2019

Join us during Seattle Public Schools mid-winter break at Pilgrim Firs, near Port Orchard on the Kitsap Peninsula, about an hour drive through Tacoma or a little longer using the Fauntleroy/Vashon or Bremerton ferries.

Enjoy a two-night getaway with meals and cabins provided. No cleanup necessary! Play board games, play outside, walk in the woods and around the lake, chat with each other over afternoon coffee or tea, and just relax while you and the kids enjoy being away in fellowship.

Cost per adult is $129.50. Cost per senior is $120.50. Children and Youth costs are entirely covered by the Phyllis & Ralph Swanson Endowment Fund. Cost should never be a reason you don’t attend our fellowship offerings. Let us know if you’d like a scholarship.

Each child attending must have a designated adult supervisor who is not church staff. Other adult caregivers may be supervisors of friends’ children..

For information and to RSVP, contact Betsy Herring at gro.ccuytisrevinu@gnirrehb.