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.

Contact Director of Youth Ministry Margaret Swanson for information, gro.ccucu@nosnawSM or 206-524-2322 x3315.

2019 Middle School Mission Trip

Update on the summer:

The Youth Ministry program at UCUCC had a wonderful summer! The events included youth programming at Seabeck, the Middle and High School Mission Trips and fellowship events like paddleboard yoga, a family hike at Denny Creek, cooking and serving a meal for Teen Feed and an outdoor BBQ and movie night. The summer was filled with opportunities to serve others, and experiences of God in sharing stories, learning, connecting and playing together.

The program is deeply grateful to the 18 adult leaders who gave of their time, energy and care in leading our youth programming this summer. The youth (and families) are also so grateful for the congregations support both in monetary donations and prayers and encouragement.

2019 High School Mission Trip

Thanks to the youth for saying YES to all of these experiences. I personally am so inspired by these amazing youth who care so deeply about this community, the people they meet on these trips/experiences, and the way they are so determined to make this world a better place. God’s love and call to justice shines through our youth! May God be present with all of our youth and families as they look towards fall and the start of the school year.

In Faith,
Margaret Swanson, Director of Youth Ministry

Sunday, September 8

9am Youth Group Starts!

Youth Group begins again for youth in grades 6 – 12. It will be so wonderful to gather again and see everyone! The first few Sundays the Youth Group will meet all together in the Pilgrim Room. All are welcome!

10am: Worship & Blessing of the Backpacks

Students and Teachers returning to school – bring your backpack to worship, and we will have a special time in worship where we will bless you and your backpacks for the school year ahead.

Sunday, September 15: Homecoming Sunday

Directly following worship please plan to attend our Homecoming Sunday block party! We will be closing down part of 16th Ave! There will be BBQ, ponies and other fun activities for the whole family!

Wednesday, September 18

Junior & Senior Small Group
7pm – 8:30pm, Pilgrim Room

We begin our monthly small group gathering for our High School Juniors and Seniors! We are looking forward to connecting with you and meeting each month to share about the journeys of this pivotal time in high school.

September 21

Safer Church Training for Leaders

Morning – Afternoon (exact time to be determined)

Volunteers who work with our children and youth are encouraged to attend our training on how to live into safe practices.

Save the dates:

  • September 27 & 28 Carrie Newcomer Concert and Workshop
  • October 12: Apple Day, Catherine’s Farm
  • October 30: Teen Feed
  • November 15 – 17: All Families Retreat

November 15 – 17: All Family Retreat

Mark your calendars now for our All Family Retreat at Pilgrim Firs! It will be a wonderful way to connect! There will be some family oriented programming, youth and parent programming and some crafts and hopefully some fun time outside (weather permitting).