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.

Births

Elaine Tracy Cole Warfield

Born: September 21, 2019

Congratulations to Ben and Laura, and grandparents Ginger Warfield and Rosh Doan. Elaine was born at 8.5 pounds. Congratulations to the whole family.

Blythe Alane Ray Irwin

Born: September 20, 2019

Congratulations to members Elizabeth and John Wilson Irwin welcomed their first baby on Friday, September 27!

Blythe Alane Ray Irwin was a healthy 8.3 pounds and 20.25 inches at birth. Mom and Dad are filled with joy as they all are getting acquainted with each other.

Congratulations Elizabeth and John

Marion Elizabeth Bush-Kaufman

Born: October 14, 2019

Congratulations to members Alexandra and Tucker Bush-Kaufman who welcomed their second baby on Monday, October 14.

Marion, born 6lbs 12oz and 19” long is doing well. She joins older sister Celeste. Mom is doing well and the family is at home getting acquainted with each other.

Congratulations Alexandra and Tucker!

Deaths

Mary Rawlings

Born: November 4, 1928
Died: September 7, 2019

We learned long time member Mary Rawlings died on September 7. She loved being a part of UCUCC for 39+ years. Mary sang in the choir and was involved in other areas of church life. She attended faithfully along with her husband who predeceased her. About four years ago, she no longer was able to attend.

While in the Peace Core she used her professional skills as an occupational/physical therapist.

Please hold Mary’s daughters and granddaughter in your prayers during this tender time.

Memorial Service: The family is planning a small private gathering. No plan to have a formal memorial at this time.

Chai Fo Saechao

39 years of Gratitude

~ Jenny Springer

In late October of 1980, UCUCC sponsored a 3-generation Laotian Mien family of 13. The widowed grandmother, Chai Fo Saechao, had traveled from a mountain village to Luang Prabang, then through jungle to a Thai refugee camp. In Seattle, although never learning much English, all 4’ 8” of her stood tall with gracious welcome and gifts of complex needlework.

We were honored to be invited to her burial on September 26. With shamans’ chants, animal sacrifices, and traditional family rituals, she was released to the ancestors looking still dignified in her tribal clothes.

The printed obituary notes, in addition to life events, included “Chai (Fo) had much gratitude for the University Congregational United Church of Christ in Seattle for their sponsorship, kindness and resettlement assistance.”

All Saints Day, November 1, 2019

During the worship service on October 27, we will list and remember our friends who have died in the past year

Saint, date of death

  • Fred Chapman, January 3, 2019
  • Alistair McNicoll, January 10, 2019
  • Marilyn Munday, January 29, 2019
  • Gail Burk, March 10, 2019
  • Vevette Cooperstein, March 24, 2019
  • Rev. Bob Fitzgerald, March 28, 2019
  • Harold Olsen, April 12, 2019
  • Jack Mitchell, May 17, 2019
  • Paul Wiesner, June 1, 2019
  • John Lewis, June 10, 2019
  • Rev. Jerry Montgomery, June 13, 2019
  • Mary Rawlings, September 7, 2019
  • Jeriene Walberg, October 21, 2019