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 here 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.

Sermon Transcripts

Each  Sunday the sermon is recorded and uploaded to the website as a podcast. Later, that recording is transcribed by a volunteer (currently Beth Bartholomew), proofed by the minister who preached it, and then placed in this archive in PDF format. Click on each link to read/print the sermon. For sermons not listed below please contact the office by email or call 206-524-2322.

May 28, 2017 | The Heart of the Matter: open the eyes of my heart | Amy Roon

May 21, 2017 | The Heart of the Matter: kept in our hearts | Peter Ilgenfritz

May 14, 2017 | The Heart of the Matter: the untroubled heart | Catherine Foote

May 7, 2017 | The Heart of the Matter: the heart’s voice | Peter Ilgenfritz

April 30, 2017 | The Heart of the Matter: from the heart | Catherine Foote

April 16, 2017 | The Heart of the Matter: you will see him there | Catherine Foote

April 9, 2017 | Gifts of the Dark Wood: the gift of disruption | Amy Roon

April 2, 2017 | Gifts of the Dark Wood: the gift of temptation | Peter Ilgenfritz

February 26, 2017 | The Tie that Binds: Annointed | Catherine Foote

February 12, 2017 | The Tie that Binds: Lifted | Marcia McFee

December 11, 2016 | Into this World: Sing a New Song | Peter Ilgenfritz

December 4, 2016 | Into this World: for such a Time | Amy Roon

November 27, 2016 | Into this World: the Vision Made Plain | Catherine Foote

Nov 13, 2016 | Together | Catherine Foote

Sept 18, 2016 | Called to the Common Good-Trust in the Source | Peter Ilgenfritz

September 11, 2016 | Called to the Common Good | Debra Jarvis

Sept 4, 2016 | Risking Yes | Peter Ilgenfritz with guests

Aug 28, 2016 | Risking Your Soul | Amy Roon

Aug 21, 2016 | Risking Preaching | Peter Ilgenfritz with guests

Aug 14, 2016 | Risking the Whole Truth | Catherine Foote

May 8, 2016 | Where God is Found-FIRE | Peter Ilgenfritz with guests

May 1, 2016 | Where God Is Found-THE FIRE OF ANGER | Catherine Foote

April 24, 2016 | Where God is Found-THE FIERY FURNACE | Catherine Foote

March 27, 2016 | Finding Life: the Light of Day | Easter | Peter Ilgenfritz 

Feb 21, 2016 | Where God is Found-EMPTINESS | Amy Roon