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.

Muslim women telling their stories

Listening to American Muslim women

UCUCC congregants showed up in a big way for racial justice in the last month. Over 40 of us traveled to Redmond and spent much of a Saturday at a mosque to hear American Muslim women tell stories about their faith, what the hijab means to them if they choose to wear it, and their experiences with hate and persecution.

Rokaih Vansot, Lori Vanderbilt and Kimberly Segall at Redmond mosque

A fabulous lunch was served and we were able to tour the mosque and participate in prayers. Thanks to Aneelah Afzali, Executive Director of MAPS-AMEN (Muslim Association of Puget Sound) and our own Professor Kimberly Segall of Seattle Pacific University for coordinating such an informative, love-filled event.

Lenten Book Circles

In addition to the mosque visit, 8 groups (including two online groups and one men’s group) participated in the Lenten book study of Drew Hart’s Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism.

Harts’ provocative book has prompted many of us to question whether true Christianity has been subverted by white supremacy, and challenges us to live up to our faith by allying ourselves with the oppressed.

The work continues this month:

Let’s Hear From You

The Racial Justice Action Team has been working together for three years to raise awareness of issues of racial justice among the members of our community. Congregants were trained to become racial justice facilitators, and then hosted many workshops; staff and lay leaders received training, and race issues were the focus of two of our last three years at Seabeck.

Now we would like to hear from our church community about how you feel about the work of becoming an anti-racist church.

Follow >> this link to the survey, or visit our table in the Narthex through May 12. We’d love to hear from as many people as possible!