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.

Gathering Grounds for November & December

Looking for a different approach to those observances and traditions that pack the final months of the year?

Here are gatherings created just for folks of many beliefs (especially skeptics & spiritually curious) to pause, take a breath, and connect with what is truly meaningful and needed for today. RSVP’s are appreciated, to plan for materials & snacks. As a collaborative,  programs are free for all to attend: contributions welcomed to meet the actual cost of $20/person. For more information or to RSVP, contact GatherinGround.Seattle@gmail or 206-524-2322.

The Giver, from Tarot of Compassion

Nov 17

2:00-4:00 in the Turner Lounge
Thanksgiving: Conversation with the Giver.

Here’s a way to explore gratitude: local artist and woman of spirit Jan Kinney will introduce a way to reflect using an image from the Tarot, the Giver or The Empress. The Tarot is a centuries old system of reflection.

Dec 21

Rock & Roll Solstice Singalong & Fundraiser House Party.

Gather at a secret location. Lift a glass and a song on the longest night of the year. Led by seasoned rock musicians, we’ll sing through a book of favorite rock songs and connect with the ancient reason for this season. Contributions to keep our  Gathering Ground open and welcoming for all will be invited

Nov 3 and Dec 1

12:00-1:00  at the corner of 45th and 15th
Monthly Public Vigils: Standing for the Common Good.

On the corner of 45th Street and 15th Avenue NE. The vigils will last for an hour: drop in for a few moments or a meditative hour. Offered jointly with University Congregational UCC.

3:00-4:00 at Chocolati Café
Writing, Reflection, & Really Good Beverages

An informal group for writers of all levels. Helpful writing prompts and friendly atmosphere provided.  Meet at Chocolati Café in Wallingford in the upper back room.