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.

There is no doubt that this congregation has a heart for people struggling to stay in housing, and for people living unsheltered in our city. In all of the ways we respond, two particular ministries can use our prayers and support in the coming months.

The first is the University Congregational Housing Association, or UCHA. After decades of faithful work they decided last Fall they could no longer manage the properties they have, and are in the process of making decisions for the future.

The McGrath House, for young adults aging out of foster care, is being gifted to the YMCA.

The West Seattle House is being gifted to the agency working with the residents there who are living with significant mental illness.

Decisions are still being made for Sortun Court (family housing) and the Boat House (a gift from beloved member Mary Hooker).

The Lin House, home for three people who are clients of The Community Psychiatric Center, was donated to our church about thirty years ago and belongs to the church. The Love and Justice Outreach Committee is currently considering  next steps with this property which are being explored by a task force. They will pass on their recommendation to Church Council, which will bring their recommendation to the congregation.

Watch for further updates. In the Fall we will have a celebration of UCHA’s long faithfulness.

Homeless Encampment Action Team

As all of that is happening, another group is gearing up to help this congregation live out its call. The Homeless Encampment Action Team is helping us prepare to host Tent City 3 in our parking lot for three months, beginning May 17.  Watch for ways you can get involved.

And say a prayer tonight for those who are living in vulnerable and unsheltered situations, and need to know that somebody cares.