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.

Spring has arrived. In just a few days March will go out like a lamb and sunny April will be ushered in. In some years, Easter would have already arrived by now too. This year, though, because of the way the moon and the vernal equinox lined up, we are still in the middle of Lent. Easter remains over three weeks away.

Mid-Lent is a good time for reflection. Whatever Lenten practice one has adopted may have been well begun, but by mid-Lent one can see the true length of “forty days.” Resolve to keep going might need to be summoned. It feels to me, for example, that chocolate is still a long way away.

Such is the way of any journey. It is often the middle time, when it is hard to see progress and the end still seems a long way off, when we need encouragement the most.

And just now, encouragement is all around. Daffodils, late this year because of February’s snow, are blooming everywhere on the farm. I hear this weekend will be the height of the cherry blossoms on the UW campus.

And Lamb Watch begins Monday. April Fools Day is a perfect beginning for this mysterious annual vigil as I wait for the first lamb of the year to be born. Lambs always arrive later on my farm than they do on the rest of the island. My neighbor finished lambing over a month ago. But I try to plan lambing here for a time when the weather is warmer and my church schedule is not as demanding. I pay attention to the liturgical calendar in ways my neighbor does not.

The ewes have been on a journey of their own, five months long, and now the end is in sight. But of course it is not just an end. It is a new beginning too.

So for you, wherever you are on your journey- beginning, middle, almost the end, or beginning again- may you find both inner resolve and abundant encouragement this day.