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.

~ Sacred Earth Matters

UCUCC is getting one or two new drinking fountains to provide cold instead of lukewarm water plus hot water for tea. More importantly, they can be used to refill the fabulous green-colored water bottles being sold by our youth group, or other reusable containers. Sacred Earth Matters is providing $2,600 received as donations from people recycling electronics to pay for one of the new fountains.

This is a part of its efforts to reduce the trashing of God’s creation with plastic waste, 90% of which the World Economic Forum estimates ends up in our oceans. That includes: disposable water bottles, plastic bags, single-use plastic straws, plates, cutlery, fast-food packaging, supermarket meat trays, prepared food containers, etc.

Enormous quantities of plastic litter are visible on our beaches, and most of us have seen photos of sea turtles eating plastic bags in the ocean, seals wrapped in plastic fish nets, etc. It’s harder to see the tiny specks of degraded plastic known as microplastic found in the soil, water, and air throughout the world. This plastic waste can be the size of a grain of rice or microscopic, and it’s being ingested by plankton in the marine food chain to humans. That includes all forms of life. It’s in the water we drink, the fish and terrestrial animals we eat, and the air we breathe.

Humans are susceptible to health effects such as liver and lung damage. Sewer treatment plants can’t eliminate the microscopic plastic we ingest and flush down our toilets. It is being released into the Salish Sea.

Our new fountains won’t resolve Seattle’s problems with plastic waste. But, they will help wean us away from using those single-use plastic bottles. As a church, we also need to tackle the use of plastic straws, plates, and utensils in our environment.

Once we’re able to review them, Sacred Earth Matters will likely solicit support for bills being introduced in our state legislature for a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags (California and Hawaii already ban them).

The earth is the Lord’s – not ours to wreck
UCC National Synod Resolution, 2017