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.

Vevette Cooperstein

Born: July 17, 1914
Died: March 24, 2019

Longtime member, 104-year-old Vevette, died Sunday, March 24. Going to church every Sunday was something she had done since she was a young girl and it meant a lot to her. She was a faithful Sunday attender as well as other events when she was able.

Vevette was involved in UCUCC through Women’s Fellowship Circle, support of UCHA (University Congregational Housing Association), Superfluity in housewares years ago, and many other ways.

Vevette also was a big Husky fan and always knew how the teams were doing. She was a grateful and gracious person who will be missed by many.

Please hold Vevette’s family in your prayers.

Memorial Service:
  • Saturday, May 18 at 9:00am in our Sanctuary with a reception following in Ostrander Hall

Rev. Robert “Bob” Fitzgerald

Born:  June 10, 1927
Died:  March 28, 2019

Bob died peacefully on March 28.

He has been a member here over 37 years and the UCUCC Community has been blessed with his humor, questions, compassion, and wisdom. He started the Jesus Study Group, the Lecture Series, and having children give the call to worship on Sunday mornings. He also helped lead this congregation through the “Open and Affirming” process, the United Church of Christ’s movement to welcome and celebrate LGBTQ people Bob and Helen both have given so much to UCUCC community.

Bob served several UCC churches in California and Seattle. He also served as the Director at Youth Eastside Services from 1975-1992.

Please hold his wife, Helen and their family in your prayers.

Memorial Services:
  • Sunday, April 28 at 5:30 at Horizon House
  • Saturday, June 22 at 2:00 in our Sanctuary with a reception to follow

Memorial donations can be made to The Bob Fitzgerald Speakers Fund at UCUCC or Horizon House.