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.

Contact Director of Youth Ministry Margaret Swanson for information, gro.ccucu@nosnawSM or (206)524-2322 x3315.

Middle School Mission Trip

Including Graduating 5th Graders
July 21 – 24, 2019, Pilgrim Firs

It’s almost time for the summer Middle School Mission Trip, which includes this year’s graduating 5th graders! The group will be staying at Pilgrim Firs and working with the Giving Garden and Sharenet Food Bank during the morning and early afternoon. Later, they’ll play and explore.

Christ has no body on earth but yours: these working kids will be God’s hands, feet and eyes in the world!

High School Mission Trip

July 21 – 26, 2019, Pilgrim Firs

We are excited for our group of 16 high school youth and 4 adult leaders heading to Pilgrim Firs for their mission trip. The group is participating in a program put on by our UCC Conference called “Common Fire”. The group will be working around the Kitsap Peninsula and hope to be doing work around housing (building, renovations, landscaping). Along with the hard work the group will take time to connect and bond over fun activities and evening reflections. We are grateful to our youth and leaders for taking this time away to give of themselves in service. We are grateful to the congregation for their support (monetary and otherwise) that make these trips possible.

Please keep both of Middle and High School groups on mission trip in prayer.

Summer 2019

This summer, along with our trips, we will have opportunities for fellowship and fun for youth and families in and around the PNW to soak up the summer! Here’s a glimpse into the events we’ll be running:

  • Paddleboard Yoga
  • Kayaking outing
  • Family Hike
  • Outdoor Movie Night (August)

Dates and more information to come!

Save The Date For Fall:

November 15 – 17, 2019 – All Families Retreat

Betsy Herring, Amy Roon and I are working together to plan an All Families Retreat for next fall at Pilgrim Firs! Put in on your calendar NOW! We are imaging craft time, free/unstructured time to just play and connect, some structured time for connection and time to be outside!