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.

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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.

~ Mwanzo Board

Mwanzo is excited to share with you recent news from Rabuor. In May and June of this year, our preschoolers took part in cultural competitions with large numbers of other schools within Nyanza Province. In the first two rounds, our children took first or second place in nearly every event, such as dance, song and readings. On August 8, our children were part of the district-level competition in Kisumu. This is a wonderful
opportunity for our schoolchildren to show their capabilities, and for their parents to take pride in the creativity of their girls and boys!

Earlier in July, our teachers and parent-escorts accompanied our primary students on their annual field trip.

This is an activity that Mwanzo has prioritized for many years, as it takes our students to places they have likely never been, and experience aspects of life distinct from rural villages. This year, our trip took the children to Kenya Power and Light, where we all learned about how electricity is produced, and how light is created. One of the children told our Headteacher that he couldn’t believe it is possible to move a switch with a finger and have dark suddenly change to light! What a wonderful example of how our students’ capacity to imagine can change their understanding of the possibilities of the wider world.

Also in June, several of our teachers attended a week-long orientation/training covering changes being introduced by the Kenyan Ministry of Education to early childhood and lower primary (Grades 1-3)
curriculum in 2020. One of the foci covered during the week was differentiated learning, a relatively new educational concept for Kenya. Mwanzo will need to purchase new classroom materials by year’s-end.

Finally, on June 28, staff with the Kenyan Ministry of Health visited our MEC on “National Deworming Day,” providing all students Albendazole tablets, as well as Vitamin A supplements for our preschoolers. Mwanzo cares both for the body and mind.

Every one of the above stories is made possible because of your donations and engagement with this work of care and love for others. For your generosity, Loyce Ong’udi and the Mwanzo Board are deeply thankful.