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.

Sundays 12, 19, 26: 9 am Youth Group

(no youth group on January 5)
9 am-10 am Pilgrim Room and Room 104
Youth in grades 6-12 are invited to join us for 9 am Youth Group! The middle school youth group is made up of youth in grades 6, 7 and 8. Their youth leaders are Robin Turner and Trent Siegel. The high school youth group is made up of youth in grades 9, 10, 11 and 12. Their youth leaders are Anna Van Pelt and Mike Zevenbergen.
Our Whole Lives (OWL) Sexuality and Our Faith class (grades 7, 8 and 9) continues:
Jan. 5 5:45 pm-8 pm class
Jan. 13 Double Session: 4 pm-8 pm, dinner included
January 27 5:45 pm-8 pm class

High School Winter Retreat – “Another Way Home”

4:30 pm Friday, Jan. 10 – 12:30 pm Sunday, Jan. 12
Youth in grades 9-12 are heading out on retreat to Camp Indianola for our winter retreat. We will be exploring faith through some learning about the history of the UCC, sharing in conversation and sharing questions and imagining what a “home” of faith might mean for each of us. Leaders so far are Mike Zevenbergen, Cat Gipe Stewart, Margaret Swanson.

Sunday, Jan. 12 Parent Moving Mountains Meeting

11:30 am-12:30 pm – Pilgrim Room
Youth Ministry Committee is holding a parent meeting to go over logistics for Moving Mountains – our Youth Celebration and Fundraising Dinner. The committee will go over planning details and get volunteers signed up. Moving Mountains is Saturday, February 29. We hope all parents will volunteer to help with this event which raises funds for our youth mission trips.

Wednesday, Jan. 15 Junior & Senior Small Group

7 pm-8:30 pm Pilgrim Room, UCUCC
Juniors and Seniors in High School are invited to participate in this small group that offers support and encouragement to each other in these last years of high school. We will do a check in and then have different topics for discussion to help in your discernment throughout these years. We meet every third Wednesday of the month.

Wednesday, Jan. 29: Teen Feed

5 pm- 8:30 pm at UCUCC
Youth, their families and their friends are invited to join us for an evening of service with Teen Feed. We will prepare, cook and serve a meal together for homeless teens and young adults in the University District. Please sign up to volunteer by emailing Margaret Swanson at gro.ccuytisrevinu@nosnawsm.

February 2020

Family Ministry Series — Digital Mindfulness

The Youth Ministry Committee at UCUCC is putting together a family ministry series on Digital Mindfulness that will begin Feb. 8, 2020. We will have three events, in Feb., March and May. At the first two events, we will show the Screenagers movies and offer a debrief after them. Then the third event is a two-hour workshop with Christina Malecka around digital mindfulness. Friends of the church are also welcome! More details to come, but go ahead and mark your calendars.

2020 Dates to Anticipate

Feb. 8 Screenagers Viewing and discussion
Feb. 29 Moving Mountains
March 14 Screenagers: Next Chapter viewing and discussion
March 20-22: Boys and Girls Retreats
May 9 two-hour Digital Mindfulness workshop with Christina Malecka
May 31 Youth Worship