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.

When there is snow or other inclement weather here in Seattle, we do have a protocol in effect. As in past years, we follow the lead of the Seattle School District.

  • If the Seattle School District is closed due to snow or other inclement weather, the church building will be closed also.
  • If the Seattle School District schools open late, the church building will also open late
    (ex: 2 hours late opening for the schools = 2 hours late opening for the church building).
  • If something happens during the day and schools close early, we will also try to close early, providing we are able to contact parents or others who need to pick up children or clients who are here.

We are concerned about the safety of all who use this building, and want to encourage a responsible response to unusual and hazardous conditions. And when necessary we want to help make roads available for first responders, snow plows, and others who need to be out even in hazardous conditions. We know the Seattle School District has direct contact with weather forecasters, Seattle Transportation people, and others who can help make an informed decision about the relative hazards of travel. So we rely on their good judgment.

On weekends, the leadership staff and moderator make the call, based on the best information we have. We will get the word out as soon as possible after the decision, using email, church web site and voice mail, and social media. We will try to name alternative possibilities for creating community in the midst of it all. For example, here’s the Facebook live feed with Catherine Foote on Sunday, February 10, 2019:

https://www.facebook.com/UCUCCSeattle/videos/2280354025319835/

After this last bout we will review the policy and the related tasks and procedures, and may make revisions. So stay tuned. Thanks for your understanding, for your graciousness in the midst of tough realities, and for your own sense of self-care and community support.