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.

TEL Info Session / Open House – July 14, 2019

Learn more! Pacific School of Religion’s TEL Certificate Programs Open House / information session
Sunday, July 14, 9 – 9:45 am, Room 317

Curious about how your Christian practice and beliefs can enhance your everyday work or life?  The PSR TEL certificates are for lay folks like most of us, and for those seeking a more rigorous path.

These are the topics covered in the 11 courses of study required to earn the Theology Education for Leadership certificate:

Church History & Theology (August) | Christian Education (September) | Thinking Theologically (September)| Christian Worship (October) | Biblical Interpretation (November) | Preaching (January) | Christian Spirituality (February) | Christian Ethics (March) | Pastoral Care (April) | Old Testament Survey (June) | New Testament Survey (July)

And these are the six classes required to earn the Certificate of Gender, Sexuality and the Bible:

Reading the Bible for Liberation (September) | Human Sexuality (October) | Transgender Liberation (November) | Hebrew Scriptures (January) | Gender Sexuality and the Bible (February) | Politics, Sexuality and the Bible (March)

There are no educational or religious pre-requisites, just an open mind and a desire to learn.  Start the program anytime throughout the year. Individual courses and the full certificate program are open to all, whether you plan to lead your congregation in study or simply ponder these issues at home over a cup of coffee.

Five of us at UCUCC are enrolled in the TEL program and about halfway through the classes.  We’d love to tell you about our experience and have you join us on this journey!  No RSVP needed for the July 14 session.  Questions?  Contact Betty Spieth-Croll, moc.tenaes@sytteb.