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.

Love one another, and do not fear are the two most common calls to action in our Gospel texts. Lately, more often than not, I’m overwhelmed by news stories of reasons to be afraid and reports of greedy and spiteful behaviors of all kinds, and I’m honestly not sure what to do anymore. Discovering how far into greed and corruption our society has fallen, I want to participate in some big action that will clearly turn the tide. I want a clear direction to go, and I want to know that my action matters.

But, we didn’t get here in one big action, and we won’t get out by a linear path. In InterPlay (a creative/body/spirit movement discipline), we have a principle called “Incrementality.” It means we get in and out of trouble in little, tiny steps…To this principle, I’ve learned that though everything adds up through tiny steps … we realize where we are in one big “ah ha.”

There a lot of big “ah ha” moments happening these days. The problem with realizing where we are in a big “ah ha” is that we are tempted to believe that the way out is just the right “ah ha,” and we’re easily discouraged by all these little tiny steps. It’s definitely important to help organize, and show up at rallies and marches. These public acts help shape and change the narrative of what we care about. And, we have to practice using our voices in order to be ready for the moment when they will be most effective.

But the little things matter too. Your volunteer hours and care and participation in our church may feel small at a time when so many big things are happening. But participating in a healthy, loving community is actually a pretty radical act right now. And you’d be surprised how healing it can be to bring a friend…not just for you to feel your community and connection widen just a bit, but for those outside our community who are longing for a place where people care.

Being passionate about loving one another and pushing back against fear and hate in steps both big and small is not only worth it — it’s what will ultimately walk us back to where we want to be.