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.

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.” — Ecclesiastes 3:1

Twenty-two years ago, I joyfully began my time on staff here at UCUCC. I have been blessed to serve God with you in this way and am grateful beyond words. And now, I am being called into retirement. I plan to retire in about six months. Sunday, February 2 will be my last day here.

UCUCC is in a time of change and transition in staff leadership, and I hope this timing gives an opportunity for exploration and intentional decisions about this position while other considerations are also being made. For myself, the time ahead after February will include down-time and reflection, discernment for next steps in retirement, and focus on some ongoing health issues.

This is a busy, engaged, and faithful congregation, and we have done much together these last 22 years. We’ve listened to God’s call and responded in a variety of ways with action, care, and commitment. With your generosity, we’ve moved through capital campaigns and building projects that allow this building to continue to be an instrument of mission and service. We’ve implemented and balanced budgets for ministry through care, reflection, and prompts from God about the greater good. But really, the budgets are just indicators of the stories of faithful response being carried out in an infinite number of ways.

And more….we’ve had times of deep loss and pain, and found ourselves held in God’s loving care and surrounded by the love and support of so many others in this community. We’ve celebrated significant accomplishments, knowing that God’s prompting and undergirding brought us along. We’ve moved through staff and other leadership changes, celebrating the gifts, work and passion of those with whom we’ve shared the journey. We’ve worked, cried, loved, prayed, laughed, and played together. I’m grateful for the ways I could be leader, collaborator, administrator, and supporter. We’ve been a faithful community of love and grace. Bless you.

And this community will continue to be one of care, love, commitment, and justice. I’ll look forward to the next steps in the process for this position, and will be glad to help in the transition in all the ways possible and appropriate. Professional ethics require that I cease contact with the congregation upon my leaving in order to allow my successor the opportunity to fully step into the role. I have full faith that God is with you, and that your remarkable and faithful ministry will continue. And we will have time in the months ahead for reflection, thanks, and transition.

Thank you for the care, the love, the corrections, the laughter and work, and for being on the journey together. You have been a blessing, and will continue to be so.