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.

Balance: Spirit Workshops  May – July 2019

Balance. We’ll explore ways to recognize, recover & roll with dynamic balance in the coming months. This theme grew out of conversations among our participants, a curiosity about how to support each other in practices that support healthy balance. By the way, balance should not be confused with being comfortable. In fact, discomfort is needed at times to restore balance. Curious? Let’s explore together. For more information or to RSVP for these events, contact gro.ccucu@spohskroWtiripS, find us on Facebook or Meetup, or call 206-524-2322.

We offer programs on the first and third Sunday of each month.

First Sundays we host a public vigil and a writing session. On third Sundays, we’ll offer our trademark hands-on programs with personal reflections and sacred snack.

Standing for the Common Good

First Sundays from noon – 1pm

We take to the streets, with signs of the change we want to see in the world. May’s vigil will especially focus on welcoming & justice for immigrant neighbors.

Writing, Reflection, & Really Good Beverages

2pm – 4pm on Sundays May 5 and June 2 at Chocolati Café in Wallingford.

This informal group for writers of all levels is led by 2 experienced writers who offer a couple prompts and lead conversation. We had such a good time with the initial experiment that the group decided to continue! Grab a hot chocolate, wine, or beer and find us in the upper back room. RSVP’s earnestly desired to secure the space.

Discovering Balance: Make Your Own Hanging Mobile Art

Sunday, May 19,  2pm-4pm

You too can make mobiles. It’s easy and free, simple or complex, challenging…and then soothing when you’re done.

Join us in a cooperative learning adventure, led by Spirit Workshops member Molly Ebert, who has been crafting mobiles for years. You are welcome to bring meaningful objects from nature or your life to build your mobile. They should be lightweight, a similar weight, and able to be attached to string. We will also provide objects.

RSVPs earnestly requested to plan for materials: gro.ccuytisrevinu@spohskrowtirips find us on Facebook or Meetup, or call 206-524-2322.
University Congregational UCC, 4515 16th Avenue NE, Seattle.

Story Night: Balance

Friday, June 21 7pm -9pm

3 story tellers share real-life tales of losing balance. Our last story night was jampacked. Don’t miss this special way to celebrate Summer Solstice. Surely a viewing of the sunset will follow the story sharing, right? Your exciting story tellers being secured at this very moment…At University Congregational United Church of Christ, 4515 16th Avenue NE, Seattle.

Digital Mindfulness

Sunday, July 21, 2pm – 4pm

Local therapist Christina Malecka leads a session to help us unplug, reconnect, & restore balance to our relationship with the digital world. Location TBD.

Spirit Workshops are gatherings where spiritually curious people learn and act together. “Spiritual camaraderie” a participant recently called our gatherings. We are an independent program generously supported by University Congregational UCC.