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.

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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.

~ Patti Brandt & Carol Nelson

As the pledge campaign progresses, the Love & Justice Committee (L & JC) wishes to highlight how your giving makes a difference. This month, we share information on our decision processes. The pie charts included here and in October were completed by Carol Nelson.

L & JC members work toward balancing the yearly funding so each of our five priorities are addressed. The typical funding practice:

  • Allocation from the congregation’s general annual budget supports outside direct service agencies and social change organizations. These groups are often recommended by action teams working in aligned areas.
  • Income from our Endowment is directed towards: major projects proposed by the committee, 501C3s, and the work of action teams. Currently there are sixteen action teams of various levels of activity and three partner 501C organizations: Child Care Programs, Mwanzo, and UCHA.

For more information on our decision processes and funding criteria, https://universityucc.org/what-we-do/love-and-justice/ click on the 2019 Love & Justice Ministry Guide. There you can find a list of church-affiliated action teams and leads.

1. 2019 Special Offerings, $54.7K donated

1. 2019 Special Offerings, $54.7K donated

Monthly Special Offerings provide the most direct way for the congregation to support particular programs. Four national Offerings and one for our Childcare programs occur on designated months. The L&J Ministry Guide 2019 has guidelines for choosing recipients for the remaining seven months.

 

2. 2019 Proportion of L & J monies directed to
Action teams & UCUCC affiliated 501Cs.

2. 2019 Proportion of L & J monies directed to Action teams & UCUCC affiliated 501Cs.

This compares the funding of Action Teams to community direct-service and social change organizations. The Action teams and 501Cs that received funding of their proposals during the 2019 budget were: Multicultural Circle, Mwanzo, Peace and Justice Advocates, Racial Justice and Sacred Earth Matters.

 

3. 2019 Total Council and L&J distribution of funds, 247 K

3. 2019 Total Council and L&J distribution of funds, 247 K

This is the total picture of UCUCC’s giving and the proportion that the Council allocates as distinct from L&JC responsibilities. OCWM (Our Church’s Wider Mission), is a national UCC funding program that supports the local, national, global Justice and Witness Ministries.

We hope the information we’ve provided over the last two months gives you a better understanding of how your donations help others.