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 inquirers@universityucc.org 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.

Sharing the Journey with Eugene & Joy Sumner

In the summer of 2017, Joy and I arrived in Seattle after retiring in North Carolina. Soon after settling in, we found UCUCC as our faith community and enjoyed becoming a part of this church. People immediately began to ask us, “Have you heard about Seabeck?” 

We were told that the church retreat at Seabeck in July was the best way to meet the people of this church and to become a part of the community. We listened to people talk about their experiences at Seabeck and learned about persons who attend this annual church retreat as children and as adults were continuing to attend every year.

Joy and I signed up and attended the Seabeck church conference in July 2018. We were not disappointed!! The sense of community was profound. We enjoyed getting to know many new friends and to enjoy the community atmosphere. Opportunities for spiritual growth ranged from lectures and group discussions on “white privilege” and racism to a very moving memorial service. We enjoyed observing grandparents and grandchildren, parents and children, and family groups spending quality time together and with the larger church community. We also had opportunities to listening to children sharing their “jokes” during one evening program. The food was great and the opportunity to share three daily meals with the church community was enriching. Opportunities to participate in arts and crafts activities also enabled us to connect with many persons in the church community.

We invite you to join us for Seabeck 2019 during July 7-12. All of the opportunities that are described above and more will be available.

Meet the 2019 Seabeck Program Presenter

Feb 10 in Ostrander Hall after worship

Dr. Mian will be joining us for a preview lecture after worship.
Our featured speaker, Dr. Ali Mian, is a professor of Islamic Studies at Seattle University.
He will present and lead discussions on the topic: Challenging Faith: Spirituality, Ethics, and Social Justice in Contemporary America.