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.

Spring 2020

~Tim Croll and Virginia Felton, Search Committee Co-chairs

The work of the church-member committee to call a new pastor began about a month ago, after the appointment of the committee by Church Council. The committee is now meeting weekly via Zoom.
The team is being let by co-chairs Tim Croll and Virginia Felton. Committee members include the following: Bob Perkins, Cara Helmer, Emily Morishima, Fred Heidrich, Joyce Jackson, Linda Scott, Lori VanderBilt, Rachel Schmidt and Terry Moore.
Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is difficult to establish a firm timetable for when a new minister might start. We are hoping that we can complete our work by late 2020, but we also recognize that the pandemic may have a significant effect on the number of ministers seeking a new call as well as our own ability to discern who will best meet our needs.
After our initial organizational meeting, we spent one meeting with Conference Minister Mike Denton. He helped us understand the overall process and the role of the national and conference-level church in the process. We then spent our third meeting working with Cynthia McLeod and Diane Schmitz, the church’s racial justice consultants, to better understand how we can neutralize the effects of our biases on the search and call process.
In the next several meetings we will finish preparing our Local Church Profile, which is the first step in being able to advertise for a new minister. Ministers who are seeking a new call read these profiles to find out which churches are seeking new ministers and to discern whether a church might be a fit for them.
The Local Church Profile draws on a great deal of the work already accomplished by the Futures Task Force (Thanks be to God!). It asks 25-pages worth of questions regarding who we are, how we define ourselves, who we are seeing in a new pastor, what our finances are, etc. We have been assisted in this endeavor by our ministers, our own staff and PNW Conference staff. John Coleman has also assisted our efforts by providing valuable data. He has served as University UCC’s volunteer data gatherer and statistician for many years, compiling the information from our pew pads on a weekly basis.