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.

In your home and in mine, at your table and at mine

~ Loyce Ong’udi

A couple of months ago, a woman I love and respect and continue to do so, looked me straight in my eyes, and with sadness in her voice, expressed how much she admires a black woman who is a member of her church, and would love to invite said woman to her house for a meal, but she did not know how to approach her.

For those who are new to our church and cannot place me, I am originally from Kenya, and, most Sundays I wear rather colorful clothing. On September 27, 2019, I’ll have been a member of University Congregational United Church of Christ for 19 years. Out of those many years, I have been at many tables in your homes, not as a black woman, but as a friend, and have treasured those deeper connections. I too would wish to expand that circle and to make it bigger still.

2018 Staff Christmas Party in Kenya. (from right) Loyce, Jonathan, Margaret and Molly.

Moving forward this year, I would like to welcome more of you to my Seattle table; but even better, my prayer is that in the near future, more of you, my UCUCC family would consider to come to visit me in Rabuor, Kenya, my childhood village.You can plan to come with your family, a friend or even by yourself. Or we can plan for a work group or a fun group to travel together to Rabuor, and possibly go on a “safari”. When you do, you will be in and out of many homes and tables, especially my parents’! My hope is that as that happens, those deeper bonds and experiences will be life-changing and live a lifetime in the hearts of the Rabuor community and in yours. I know this to be true because there are members of my UCUCC church family who have been to Rabuor.

As we pray and plan for this dream of mine to come true—and I trust it will, I invite you to also process with me what you think might have kept this gentle white woman from approaching a black woman who is a regular in her church for a place at her table. I ask you; do you too struggle with how to talk to or invite people who are black or other races to your family table if not for Mix-ups? It is generally unusual to invite people we don’t already know for a visit or meal in our home – and that goes for me too. This story is more than a meal at a table, it is about deeper connections—it is worth the risk!