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.

~ Jessie McAbee, Scheyer Library

This month, we have several new books for all ages.

While we may have an inclination to protect children from much of the unfairness in the world, talking to them about current issues like poverty, racism, and homelessness is important. Children are very observant, and will notice all of these things in the world around them.

To develop children’s empathy, the adults around them need to show that it’s a good thing to notice and care. One of the easiest way to open this conversation is with a book. Lisa Klinger has donated several children’s books with social justice themes to the library. Check them out with a child in your life.

I had the great pleasure to read The Last Stop on Market Street to three 3-year-olds at the Good Works Bazaar in November. What a wonderful story about riding the bus and finding beauty! The book was written by Matt de la Peña and illustrated by Christian Robinson. It has been recognized with Newbery, Coretta Scott King, and Caldecott Honors!

Our library grows mostly from donations. Also new to the library are two books donated by Mary Sue Galvin, Biased by Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt and Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond, winner of the Pulitzer Prize. I am currently reading Biased, and find this analysis of “the hidden prejudice that shapes what we see, think, and do” fascinating and often quite disturbing. Blending the results of her own research and others with personal experiences and interviews, Stanford psychologist Dr. Eberhardt reveals how ingrained our prejudices are. While the book covers a range of topics, including housing and employment, she has also worked with police departments and taught classes in San Quentin prison, and offers a fresh perspective on police violence and mass incarceration.

For those in-between ages with in-between interests, the library has also recently acquired two books about Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth (In Their Own Words). Reading one of these with a school-age child would be a great companion to watching the current movie out about Harriet Tubman.