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.

Jack Mitchell

Born: October 31, 1934
Died: May 17, 2019

Jack passed away on a Friday morning with Sharon by his side. Jack and Sharon have been members here since October 1961. They raised their daughters here.

Jack was a hardworking and perceptive member of the Facilities Board, and a very dedicated and beloved choir member. He shared his kindness in choir and the UCUCC community and will be greatly missed.

Please hold Sharon and daughters, Elizabeth and Angela and families in your thoughts and prayers during this tender time.

Memorial Service:

Sunday, June 23, at 2pm in our Sanctuary with a receptio to follow.

Paul Wiesner

Born: October 25, 1940
Died: June 1, 2019

Paul and Nancy have been members here since November 2004.

Paul cared deeply for the UCUCC community and was grateful to be a part of it. He worked with the Housing Association for a while. Paul served on the LPRC (Leadership staff – Parish Relations Committee) and was wonderfully insightful, thoughtful, and gracious.

No service is being planned.

Nancy asks that those who knew Paul pause for a moment and remember him with gratitude.

Please hold Nancy and their family in your prayers during this tender time.

John Lewis

Born: March 27, 1945
Died: June 10, 2019

John, a beloved leader of our congregation, passed away on an early Monday morning. Although John has been living with ALS for the last several years, his death was sudden and unexpected. He was in church on Sunday, and thoroughly enjoyed the worship service, especially as we celebrated our choir and music ministry here. John was a long time member of the choir. He served on the Stewardship and Finance board and served as moderator of our church council. Most recently John has been very active in our Love and Justice Ministry as an advocate of responsible stewardship and committed involvement. He also helped us in our first hosting of a homeless encampment in our parking lot.

Memorial service

Sunday, September 29, at 2:00 in the Sanctuary, reception to follow..

The Rev. Jerry Montgomery

Born: April 29, 1939
Died: June 13, 2019

We are sad to let you know that Jerry Montgomery passed away the morning of Thursday, June 13.

Ruth and Jerry have been members of our church for 26 years. For over a decade he connected our congregation to people actively experiencing war on behalf of our country through a letter writing program. Many of those soldiers joined us in worship because of the
connections that Jerry made.

Jerry was an ordained UCC minister serving as chaplain with police departments, fire departments and members of the military.

Memorial service:

Saturday, August 3, at 2:00 in our Sanctuary with a reception to follow.

Please include Jerry’s wife Ruth in your prayers.