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.

~ Your Racial Justice Action Team

commitment, questions, nuance

More than 150 congregation members participated in the recent Racial Justice Survey, providing helpful insight into future endeavors, and demonstrating once again the thoughtful and heartfelt reflections of our community.

Almost everyone agreed that University UCC should continue to make racial justice a priority, and most people demonstrated a commitment to working with and taking part in efforts to make us an “anti-racist” church.

Respondents strongly support including education about race in our education programs, and most people expressed support for displaying a “Black Lives Matter” banner. (An issue currently being pursued by Church Council.)

More than half of respondents acknowledged that they sometimes noticed their own anti-racist thoughts, and folks generally disagreed with the statement, “I do not see color when interacting with people of a different race.” People also indicated that UCUCC has not yet done enough toward becoming an anti-racist church.

Just under a third of those who responded indicated that they had participated in at least one racial justice event, ranging from the recent Lenten Book Groups to participation at Seabeck. Awareness of relevant events seems to be reasonably high, although knowledge of some of the one-time smaller workshop events was less.

Ninety percent of those who responded to the survey reported their race as white, Caucasian or European, and five percent reported being Asian, Japanese or Asian-American. Three percent reported being Black or Bi-racial. Not all respondents reported their age. Sixty three said they were over 65; 49 were between age 41 and age 65; 5 were between 25 and 4 reported being under age 25.

The narrative responses to the survey contain many great ideas and considerable subtlety.

Image by truthseeker08 from Pixabay

While reading through them takes a few minutes, it provides a valuable window into our community’s commitment to justice overall, and willingness to wrestle with difficult topics. We invite you to examine the detailed survey responses and see for yourself!

>> Racial Justice Survey results with charts & responses

Thank you for participating. We will take what you have shared with us to heart as we plan future actions and events.