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.

Sacred Earth Matters Recommends UCUCC Endorse Seattle’s Green New Deal

by Jan von Lehe and Nancy Hannah

At our May annual meeting, University Congregational UCC members strongly supported the climate justice resolution “The Earth is Sacred, not ours to Wreck”, calling for us to raise our voices regarding the urgency of healing the climate of the earth.

This UCUCC climate justice resolution included making decisions of integrity in our energy choices individually and as a church. Examples of actions that can be taken consistent with this resolution include education, advocating for governmental action, committing to resist fossil fuel infrastructure expansion, divestment of UCUCC endowment funds, etc. Finally, the resolution recognizes the disproportionate impact of climate change on those least responsible and recognizes the moral mandate to shift to sustainable energy that is both just and compassionate.

In keeping with this climate justice resolve, in mid-July, Sacred Earth Matters unanimously recommended that UCUCC endorse Seattle for a Green New Deal (GND) – an action now in the hands of UCUCC church council and leadership. Despite Seattle’s commitments to climate action our climate pollution has been rising in recent years; the climate crisis urgently necessitates an all-hands-on-deck mobilization.

So what is the Seattle GND?

Essentially it is a vision statement, proposed by 350 Seattle and Got Green, calling for the creation of a transformative Green New Deal for Seattle that will eliminate our city’s climate pollution by 2030, address historical and current injustices, and create thousands of good, green, well-paying unionized jobs.

We urge our Mayor Durkan and Seattle City Council Members to create a GND investment vehicle and a GND Task Force to decide how investments are made.  This would include affordable housing, transportation access, equitable transitioning of homes to carbon-free electric heating, investing in resilient infrastructure, access to healthy food, good jobs.  More information on the Seattle for a Green New Deal is available here or at https://seattlegnd.org.

Seattle City Council unanimously endorsed Seattle for a Green New Deal in late June. There are many organizations and individuals who have already endorsed this in less than a month after launching the effort.

  • You can sign the petition (see link above) as an individual to call our leaders to make bold steps to address this crisis.
  • As a church, we are raising our voices regarding the urgency of healing the climate of the earth, our sacred home, for the future of all life.