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.

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Church Council charged the Futures Task Force to:

  • Look at where our church has been.
  • Listen for how God is calling us to proceed into our future.
  • Examine program priorities, our church’s mission, worship and parish care needs.
  • Identify goals and directions.
  • Recommend the leadership staff we will need to achieve these goals.

The Futures task force has been meeting and studying including research on the context of church and society, studying church staffing patterns, examining trends in our own membership, etc. With the upcoming retirement of David Anderson, a new dimension has been added to our work. Our consultant, Don Hill, has suggested we convene a small group of past and present leaders in the church to discuss leadership structures and make a recommendation to our task force. Our goal is still to make a recommendation to Council by October but we are not letting that define our work.

We want to hear from you—your voice is welcome and needed!
Please participate in *both* of these opportunities offered by the Futures Task Force:

Congregational Survey:

This online survey asks about our church community, our future and the qualities desired for our staff in the immediate future. The survey takes about 15 to 20 minutes to complete and will give us important information about our congregational priorities. Please fill out the survey even if you have met with a Futures Task Force member or attended a listening session at church. With enough participation from the congregation, the survey can provide us with an accurate reading of our collective thoughts, hopes and dreams. Here is the link

Please complete the survey by September 15. If you are unable to access it through the internet link, you are welcome to complete a paper survey. These are available in the church office and at a table in the Turner Narthex after worship.

Open Forums:

Yearnings & Dreams for our future—after worship in the Chapel — August 25 and September 1 and 8.

A survey is limited by the questions asked so we encourage you to also participate in one of the sessions scheduled after church in the chapel. We want to engage with you in dreaming about and building our future.