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.

Energy EfficiencyThanks to the generosity of donors, a new heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system has been installed for the fourteen offices located on the south end of the third floor. Until late November, these offices for clergy and other staff have had natural gas-based radiator heating, no air conditioning, and no fresh air input unless office windows were opened. The new HVAC system uses a high-efficiency, all-electric heat pump and includes an energy recovery ventilation system.

In summer, even after upgraded windows were installed earlier this decade, temperatures in many of these south- and west-facing office skyrocketed on hot afternoons. In addition, the controls for the radiator heating were problematic, resulting in some offices being significantly warmer than others in winter. The past two capital campaigns included money for upgrades to this HVAC system, but these were deferred when other priorities took precedence. Additional donations have made these upgrades possible.

The new system meets all of the requirements of the City of Seattle mechanical and energy conservation codes. Each office now receives a continuous supply of filtered fresh air. Energy in the air exhausted from the offices is transferred into the fresh air supply using an air-to-air heat exchanger. The temperature in each office is controlled individually via a wall-mounted programmable thermostat. The new system has the capability for some offices to be heated while other offices are being cooled. All of these features improve office temperature control and air quality, hopefully leading to happier and healthier office inhabitants.

Additionally, the new HVAC system will help reduce the church’s carbon footprint. The energy from the natural gas consumed by the old HVAC system’s boiler has been replaced by electrical energy sourced from Seattle City Light, one of the greenest electric utilities in the world. Since heat pump systems harvest ‘free’ energy from the air, the overall efficiency of the new HVAC system is quite high.

Thanks again to the bighearted donors that made the installation of this new HVAC system possible.

by Bill Vanderwilt, Facilities and Equipment Committee