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.

Interim Music Director Search Update:
Join an all-church Listening Session on Sunday, June 21, 2pm
Rose Morrison and Betty Spieth Croll, Interim Music Director Search co-leads

The search is on for our Interim Music Director!  The search team is hosting an all-church Listening Session on Sunday, June 21st, 2 – 3:15 pm via Zoom. The link will be in the Friday email, and is also available by emailing gro.ccuytisrevinu@mooz.

During the session you will learn more about the search process and timeline, and have time to share your thoughts on three prompt questions: 1) What are essential qualities of the Interim Music Director? 2) What do you not want to lose from the current program? And 3) What would you like to see that is new to the program?

Serving on the Interim Music Director search team are Rachel Teigen Bracket, Tim Johnson, Alan Klockars, Yale Lewis, Rose Morrison, Kay Murakami, Nadine Santo Pietro, Carter Schafer, Carol Scott-Kassner, Betty Spieth-Croll, and Christy Watson. The group represents a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives with long time and newer members, choir members, other musicians and non-musicians, young and older, and with broad set of music and technical experiences and preferences.

The goal is to have an Interim Music Director identified and hired by late summer. Heidi left the church in a great position with music planned into the fall, so there is time for a careful and intentional search. We walk into the unknown in this search for our Interim Music Director, but we are assured God is with us and will bring us through the twists and turns ahead to a good place. Pease keep the search team in your prayers as it goes about its sacred work in the coming weeks.

Can’t make the Sunday Listening Session?  Here is a listening and input guide – please send your comments to gro.ccuytisrevinu@hcraesrotceridcisum.
Interim Music Director Congregation Listening And Input Guide June 2020