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.

Elizabeth Gregory HouseOur January Special Offering will support Elizabeth Gregory Home, a welcoming and respectful refuge for older and at-risk women in the University District. Located in neighboring University Lutheran Church, the agency is working to expand its services for the growing number of women seeking stability.

Twenty years ago, Teen Feed and ROOTS were supplying the nutritional needs of young homeless people, but there were almost no resources for those who were older. Elizabeth Gregory Home was established as one of the few programs that provide shared meals, along with counseling and opportunities for personal stabilization and growth. It made available a kitchen where homeless women could cook their own food to meet special dietary needs.

Expansion is now required for the added numbers of women being served—652 in 2018—for a total of 15,277 meals! The present kitchen is sadly inadequate for those who now depend on it to stay healthy. There isn’t enough space for women to prepare individual meals and for others to ready group meals at the same time. There is also limited dining space. Most difficult of all, non-industrial kitchen appliances keep breaking down, requiring costly repairs.

In 2018, Elizabeth Gregory Home was given the opportunity to lease additional space in University Lutheran Church for the purpose of adding a commercial kitchen and communal dining area serving up to 60. With the support of community partners, Elizabeth Gregory Home has now raised 80 percent of the $400,000 needed to make this improvement. The project was submitted to the City of Seattle in late November with the belief that the balance of the money needed can and will be realized.

Now it is our turn to contribute to the welfare of these homeless women at risk in our area, with the gifts of our January Special Offering. Thank you for your help in making room at the table for each of them.