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 20 via Zoom.

  • Council reviewed the financial report prepared by Don Guthrie. Overall, we are in good shape. UCUCC did receive a $189,000 loan/grant from the Payroll Protection Plan via Home Street Bank and SBA to help maintain our payroll.
  • While it is unsafe to gather in person, the University Congregational UCC Church Council will conduct the business of UCUCC’s Annual Meeting on behalf of the congregation, including the confirmation of council officers and at-large members. The following votes will be ratified by the congregation when it is next safe to gather in person.
  • Council voted to replace the Restructure Representative with a third At-Large Representative, who will represent the church body as a whole.
    Council approved and affirmed the appointment of Officers to the Church Council (see next column).
  • Margaret Stine handed off the gavel to Terry Moore, our incoming moderator.
    Council honored outgoing member Liz Wells (Restructure Liasion).
  • Catherine and Kyna gave Council an update on the Parish Aid Fund. We have a good balance and need to encourage our community members to ask for help with these funds if needed. Catherine and the Parish Care Committee are revising the guidelines for use of these funds.
  • Council appointed a Leadership Discernment Team to reconsider which leadership portfolios Amy and Catherine should hold. Any change, if approved by Council, would be effective whenever the new minister to replace Todd comes on staff.
  • Council allocated $10,000 for Pastoral Search Committee expenses, including advertising, interview expenses, startup and relocation expenses, the money to come from the New Initiatives Fund.
  • Council approved the formation of the Community Investment committee, as requested by the Stewardship and Finance committee. This committee will reach out and partner with Love and Justice to create a process/program.
  • Council reviewed currently available, science-based information about what would need to be in place for us to re-gather in the building. The timeline looks to be well into 2021 currently. We will likely form a committee tasked with monitoring this information and bringing significant updates back to Council.

Respectfully submitted by Mary Sue Galvin