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.

Considerable progress was made in Washington’s 2019 legislative session to protect orcas, mandate 100% carbon-free electricity and clean buildings, and regulate refrigerant hydrofluorocarbons. But, oh so much more has to happen to mitigate the impacts of climate change on our environment and lives. The start of the legislature’s 60-day “short session” in January gives us an opportunity to do more.

We have a biennial legislature which means adjustments can be made in the two-year budget adopted in 2019. And bills approved in only one chamber last year aren’t dead. They return to their originating chamber for a final reading and floor vote. If/when they’re re-approved, they go back to the opposite chamber for committee hearings/votes and potentially a floor vote and approval.

Transportation fuels account for over 40% of Washington’s global warming pollution, and Sacred Earth Matters’ top priority is to get the Clean Fuels Program bill (HB 1110) approved. It passed in the House last year, but oil and trucking industry opponents prevented it from coming to a vote in the Senate.

Another SEM priority is SB 5323 which bans single-use plastic bags statewide. It was approved in the Senate by a 31-14 bipartisan vote. But the pulp and paper industry managed to stop the House in the closing hours of the session from voting on it.

Other climate bills include:

1) Sustainable farms & fields (SB 5947); Senate
approval by bipartisan 32-15 vote;

2) Zero emission vehicle standards (SB 5811); Senate approval with a narrow 26-22 partisan vote; and

3) Healthy habitat, healthy salmon—a new bill to create a “net ecological gain” standard for the orca’s preferred food; improve and increase fish stocks; and clean up toxic wastes to improve water quality.

Anyone can call the legislative hotline, regardless of their age or voter status. It’s easy, it’s fast, and it’s effective. Consequently, everyone can help get these bills passed.

SEM encourages everyone to “subscribe” to its Legislative Priority of the Week email alerts. Each alert provides information on a specific bill facing a critical committee or floor vote, and directions on contacting legislators to ask them to vote for the bill. 138 people already receive these alerts. Our voice will be louder if we have two or three times that number calling. Ask moc.oohay@nosrekcid_nol to add you to the email list (Please include your state legislative district or residence address.)

The Earth is Sacred – Not Ours to Wreck