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 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.


University Congregational UCC is a large, dynamic, progressive church in the University District of Seattle, WA. We are seeking a Director of Children’s Ministry to engage and support the spiritual growth of our 100+ children, ages 0-11 years-old, and their families.

Required qualifications are listed below.
Preferred background, experiences include: teaching, church leadership, seminary training
Email cover letter and resume to

Director of Children’s Ministry

Position Description:

  • Hours: 30-35 hours a week , including Sunday mornings.  $18.00 – $21.00 per hour plus benefits.
  • Reports to:  Children’s Ministry Committee.
  • Supervisor:  Designated Leadership Staff Team member.  Weekly supervision is an expectation.
  • Evaluation:  After first three months, annually thereafter.
  • Position Goal:  Serve as a member of the Christian Formation Leadership Team to equip, empower and direct the children’s ministry of the church.

Ministry Leadership:

  1. To nurture faith, strengthen relationships and build community with our children ages 0-11 and their families.
  2. Work with the Leadership Team and the Children’s Ministry Committee to gain a clearer sense of our Christian Formation vision, guide and direct that vision into action.
  3. To run our Sunday morning program for children and facilitate welcome, connection, support and Christian formation opportunities for children.
  4. Invite church members into our ministry with our children and their families and to provide on-going support for the ministry.
  5. Be the “face” of our Nursery, Toddler, and Children’s Ministry with our children and their families; facilitate connections within the church and the conference to support our children and families.

Children’s Ministry Programming:

  1. Provide opportunities for parents and families to support each other.
  2. Provide curriculum and lesson plans for classes.  Coordinate supplies and materials needed for programming.
  3. Coordinate recruiting and directing volunteers for the Sunday School program
  4. Supervise Sunday school and nursery staff.
  5. Coordinate childcare for church events.
  6. Monitor budget, coordinate calendaring and communication for program activities.
  7. Evaluate and develop comprehensive programming that fosters and strengthens Christian identity in children and their families.
  8. Other duties as assigned.