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.

Carrie Newcomer sings of finding the extraordinary in the ordinary.

Newcomer’s appearance will feature her recent release, The Point of Arrival.

She says it is about living in times where we are asked to be better people than we ever thought we would need to be…In times like these, where do we find our grounding?

I’ve been an activist all my adult life. But anger only gets you so far. And fear only gets you so far—then you burn out or you get immobilized. What we need to ask is: Where is my true compass? What’s true north?

As we walk through troubled times together—whether they’re politically troubled times or our own personal troubled times—how do we keep walking with a strong center and a spiritual grounding?

Newcomer performs in concert with pianist Gary Walters

Friday, September 27 at 7:00pm

University Congregational United Church of Christ,
4515 16th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98105.

Tickets may be purchased through >>Brown Paper Tickets.
$30 suggested admission, with no one turned away for lack of funds.

Newcomer will also offer a workshop

Saturday, September 28 from 9am – 12pm.

Newcomer will also offer a workshop:  The Beautiful Not Yet — Living with Hope in Hard Times. Through poetry, writing, song, & reflection, Newcomer invites us to explore the personal stories and community practices that keep us resilient and able to act.

Registration fee for the workshop is on a sliding scale, to assure access for people of all incomes, with full price enrollment at $65. Enrollment is limited to 30 people on a first-come-first-served basis. Sign up through Brown Paper Tickets.

Rolling Stone declares that: “Newcomer’s material asks all the right questions and refuses to settle for easy answers.”

The Austin-American Statesman terms her voice “an instrument as dark, rich, and luscious as Godiva chocolate.”

As a contemplative Quaker, she has emerged as a prominent voice for inclusive spirituality. Newcomer collaborates closely with the author Parker Palmer on powerful responses to our fractured time.

Newcomer’s appearance is produced by Spirit Workshops, a cooperative of spiritually curious people who learn and act together.
Additional support comes from the Adult Education Endowment of University Congregational United Church of Christ.

For more information, call (206) 525-2322 or gro.ccuytisrevinu@spohskrowtirips