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.

~ Kate Nelson

Last year at about this time we announced that the University Congregational Housing Association, after 30 years of much appreciated support from you all, would be divesting of our properties. Times had changed, it was hard to recruit new members, and the housing universe was becoming one for large players. Our task for the coming year was to seek new owners who would hopefully continue the mission we all worked so hard to support.

We are happy to report that we have completed our first title transfers.

The McGrath House

Title was given to the YMCA, who will retain its name and continue running a transitional residence for homeless youth, of 18-24 years.

The Lin House

Owned by the church, not a Housing Association-owned property, it will continue to be used by the Community Psychiatric Clinic for housing their clients, on a one-year lease. It will function as part of our Love and Justice Endowment.

The Westwood House in W. Seattle

Given to Transitional Resources, the community mental health center who has been caring for the residents. We want to share with you a letter about this property sent to us from Darcell Slovek-Walker, the CEO there:

“Seeing the joy this home brings to the residents of Westwood House is so gratifying, and your incredible kindness, open spirit and most importantly, your willingness to give your time and resources made all of this possible. It may sound trite, but this home really did bring hope to the women living there at a time when many of them had given up.  (It) felt like a real home from the very start thanks to the time and care on your part to find the perfect property and to furnish it so warmly.  It will always be a truly special place for those who continue living in it.”  You can rest assured that your legacy of hard work and dedication to those who need it most will be continued through Transitional Resources.”

Recently we were thrilled to learn that they will be counting this new asset to help match grant money for an additional new multi-unit building of studio apartments.

The Boat House & Sortun Court

That leaves The Boat House, Mary Hooker’s donated brick building with 6 large apartments on Capital Hill and Sortun Court, across 16th Ave from church. We are nearing final negotiations for these and should be able to announce them shortly. Our work is almost over.

Our church, of course, will continue to support and advocate for the homeless, but the University Congregational Housing Association, one important locus for this help, will no longer be a vehicle for this ministry.