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.

Right now, during the pandemic, we are still united as church. Our service is streamed on YouTube and Facebook. You will find the links just below this section on our home page. New services are offered weekly at 10 am on Sundays, and are available on line after that.

We strive to walk in the path of Jesus, and to offer an authentic welcome to everyone who walks through our door. If you are new to us, we would love to get to know you and answer your questions about our church, even though we cannot greet you in person. A member of our Welcome Committee, or a pastor, would be happy to correspond on email or talk with you on the phone. Click here to arrange for a “meeting.”

Our worship service starts at 10 am and includes hymns, prayers, scripture reading and a sermon. It usually lasts about an hour. Right now we are worshiping online and will adjust this message once we are able to meet together in our sanctuary once again.  More information here.

Children are an important part of our community, and are welcome for all or part or the service. 

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.

During this pandemic, we have discontinued our in-person lunches. We would love to meet with you via email or phone, however. Click here to arrange a meeting with a Welcome Committee Volunteer or pastor.

We can explore and explain a range of topics about our church, from history, to theology, to membership. Please contact us at the link above for more information.

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.

Our programs for children and youth continue during this pandemic. Sign up at the bottom of the home page to receive our Children's Ministries and/or Youth Ministries newsletter.

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.

JoAnn Anderson

Long-time member JoAnn (Gould) Anderson passed away on August 29, 2018. JoAnn joined the church in March of 1961. She was active in Women’s Fellowship and was instrumental in a significant remodel of the church lounge in the late 1960’s.

About 8 years ago, JoAnn moved to Whidbey Island to live with family. Even though she was no longer able to attend worship services, she loved reading Church and Home, the Thursday email, and the church blog to stay current with church activities.

JoAnn had a heart for social justice and she loved supporting our children’s programs. She donated socks for Tent City encampments, sending them to church via Catherine Foote. She also gave pumpkins for previous Apple Days and sent flowers for Lamb Days at Catherine’s Whidbey Island farm. A few years ago she came by to hold one of the lambs. We hold JoAnn’s children and family in our prayers.

Sunday, Nov 4: All Saints Day Service

At our annual service of memory and hope, we will light candles to remember and name members of our community who have died in the past year, and remember others as well.

Saint, date of death

  • George  Holland, October 30, 2017
  • Frank Brewer, November 16, 2017
  • Betty Kloess, November 19, 2017
  • Susan Adkins, November 24, 2017
  • Janet Park, December 19, 2017
  • Molly Pritchard, January 10, 2018
  • Lois Ann Pearson, February 9, 2018
  • Joan Waldo, March 31, 2018
  • Burton Smith, April 2, 2018
  • Margaret Enderlein, April 23, 2018
  • Judith Strausz-Clement, May 14, 2018
  • Harlan Young, May 28, 2018
  • Carl Linde, May 30, 2018
  • Shirley Fox, May 30, 2018
  • Carolyn Erickson, June 10, 2018
  • Alex Hayden, July 14, 2018
  • Gloria Mathies, August 24, 2018
  • JoAnn Anderson, August 29, 2018