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.

The Council of the University Congregational United Church of Christ met on May 15, 2019 in the church library. A quorum was noted just after 7:00 pm and the meeting was called to order by Margaret Stine.

Council received and discussed financial and Ministry and leadership reports focusing on liaisons and communication. Reports on the Pacific Northwest Conference Annual Meeting and Tent City 3 were provided by Ed Coleman. The Futures committee also reported on progress to date.

Minutes from the October 2018 and April 2019 council meetings were approved.

clear identification of resources prior to approval of a new project

A request from Love & Justice Committee and the Administration and Council Finance for clear identification of resources prior to approval of a new project/program or initiative was discussed and approved.

Some background may be helpful:
New projects originate in a variety of ways, including through a ministry, through church-wide initiatives, through an appeal directed to church council. Some projects may span the goals of multiple ministries.
For example: Tent City hosting started out as a congregation-wide project, but now lives under Love & Justice.

A ministry may not have sufficient funding to carry out the work of an innovation or new project. This new process will help ministries to plan and prioritize. A “roadmap” will be developed to facilitate the process of new ideas finding funding. Carol Nelson anticipates bringing the roadmap back to Council for review/approval. A clear path for funding requests, as well as adequate funding, enables the success of these projects, and a “home” under a ministry or ministries, as well as representation on church council.

participating Church with the Church Council of Greater Seattle

Council confirmed our desire to be a participating Church with the Church Council of Greater Seattle. Specifically, we affirm our desire to act faithfully for peace, justice, and reconciliation and engage in trainings, workshops, dialogues, and conferences. The current focus of CCGS is on economic and racial justice and the sanctuary efforts. We already donate funds to CCGS via the Love and Justice Ministry.