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.

Sundays March 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31  Youth Group & Worship

9am Youth Group

Youth in grades 6 – 12 are invited to join us Sunday mornings for our weekly gathering. Youth group is a place where we talk about things that matter, we do things that matter and we know that we belong. We will have times of discussion, activities and games.  All youth are welcome!

10am Worship & Youth Pew

Youth are invited to worship together in the youth pew or with their families.

Our Whole Lives, Sexuality and our Faith

The classes for senior high youth continue this month:

  • March 10, 17 and 31
    • 5:45pm  Snacks, 6:00pm Class begins
  • March 3 and March 24 – no class

Confirmation

Classes for youth in grade 8 and up continue to meet this month:

  • March 10, 17 and 31
    • 5:45pm Snacks, 6:00pm Class begins
  • March 3 and March 24 – no class

Wednesday, March 20: Junior & Senior Small Group

7-8:30 pm in Pilgrim Room

Youth in grades 11 and 12 in High School are invited to participate in our once a month gatherings. This is an opportunity for youth of this age group to share where they’re at, support each other and explore questions of faith and life to help navigate these two years. Please contact Wendy Blight if you’re interested in attending or would like more information.

March 22 – 24: Boys Retreat & Girls Retreat

Boys Retreat – “Turn Down for What?”
Camp Indianola in Indianola, WA

Join us for a weekend of fun activities, discussion and the big tree swing at Camp Indianola! Our theme is “Turn Down for What?” We’ll be discovering, as young men of faith, who we really are as men in the world today. How do messages in social media, politics, etc. impact us and how are our identities impacted by our faith? We are grateful to the male leadership – Rev. Bruce Wilson, Erik Wallen and Ben Jones.

Open to boys in grades 6 – 12 (youth who identify as transgender are invited to attend the retreat that feels right for their sense of gender identity)

Register at http://bit.ly/BoysRetreat19

Girls Retreat – “SHINE ON!”
Pilgrim Firs Camp – in Port Orchard, WA

Join us for a weekend to explore how we can SHINE ON! in these times that can feel so hard! The girls of UCUCC will take the weekend to be together to share about life and enjoy some fun activities together! We are grateful to the adult leadership – Kathie Forman, Hillary Coleman, Marlie Heberling, Rev. Catherine Foote & Margaret Swanson.

Open to girls in grades 6 – 12 (youth who identify as transgender are invited to attend the retreat that feels right for their sense of gender identity)

Register at http://bit.ly/GirlsRetreat19

Looking ahead:

  • Confirmation Sunday – May 5
  • Youth Sunday – June 2