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.

The Council of the University Congregational UCC met October 17, 2018 in the Scheyer Library.

Financial report discussion:

Pledge/offerings revenue is behind budget. In part, this is because of some deaths and transfers. Facilities revenue is down, again this is because of lower-than-hoped-for revenue from Lot C. Expenses are within 1% of budget.

Pledge Campaign discussion:

Some expressed concerns about the possibility of declining pledges for 2019, as we have had declining attendance and general fatigue over the past 2 years. This is a unique time and it would be good to respond with passionate grateful generosity. Council members discussed and completed an “Ex Ante” form to vote for budget priorities which will help guide the budget committee in the coming months.

An undesignated bequest from Lois Ann Pearson was received with deep gratitude. In keeping with policy, $500 of this will be designated for the New Initiatives Fund, and the balance will be designated for the UCUCC Permanent Endowment Fund. Council members who knew Lois Ann and Russ Pearson honored their participation in this church and shared memories of times and special moments.

Encampment Hospitality Team:

Council approved a proposal from the Encampment Hospitality Team to offer to host Tent City 3 starting in August 2019.

Leadership Retreat:

Council discussed the Leadership retreat outcomes and some positive discussion that has taken place in committees following the retreat. The challenge of keeping leadership engaged and integrated (especially future new leaders who did not attend the retreat) was noted. For the next month or two Council members are to think about books they would like to suggest for Council to read to fulfill one of our commitments for the Racial Justice priority.

Peter requested help with closure over the coming months. If one has thoughts or ideas about how to facilitate this process, suggestions would be welcome.

Interim Search Committee:

Council reviewed the recommendation from the Interim Search Committee to proceed with recruiting a long-term (1-2 year) temporary replacement for Peter’s position and approved $10,000 in funding from the personnel contingency budget to facilitate recruitment and hiring. Through a second process, UCUCC will engage in reimagining our life together as a congregation.

~ Submitted by Mary Sue Galvin