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.

Right now, during the pandemic, we are still united as church. Our service is streamed on YouTube and Facebook. You will find the links just below this section on our home page. New services are offered weekly at 10 am on Sundays, and are available on line after that.

We strive to walk in the path of Jesus, and to offer an authentic welcome to everyone who walks through our door. If you are new to us, we would love to get to know you and answer your questions about our church, even though we cannot greet you in person. A member of our Welcome Committee, or a pastor, would be happy to correspond on email or talk with you on the phone. Click here to arrange for a “meeting.”

Our worship service starts at 10 am and includes hymns, prayers, scripture reading and a sermon. It usually lasts about an hour. Right now we are worshiping online and will adjust this message once we are able to meet together in our sanctuary once again.  More information here.

Children are an important part of our community, and are welcome for all or part or the service. 

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.

During this pandemic, we have discontinued our in-person lunches. We would love to meet with you via email or phone, however. Click here to arrange a meeting with a Welcome Committee Volunteer or pastor.

We can explore and explain a range of topics about our church, from history, to theology, to membership. Please contact us at the link above for more information.

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.

Our programs for children and youth continue during this pandemic. Sign up at the bottom of the home page to receive our Children's Ministries and/or Youth Ministries newsletter.

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.

Hello Church.

Fri MAY 15: Creature Connections--Animal Stories & Songs for Grown UpsWhile we have been watching for lambs, I also have been watching for the release of my book! It’s called Shepherding the Seasons; Stories from a Life With Two Flocks, and the two flocks, of course, are my Whidbey Island sheep, and you- the UCUCC congregation. You are the ones who kept asking me for (and putting up with) more sheep stories, and the ones who have come out to the farm on Lamb Days, and the ones who have told me your stories as well. It is the story of us – how we have taken this journey of ministry together over the past two decades. So this book is dedicated to you.

The book also features beautiful interior illustrations by Whidbey Island artist and our church member Rebecca Rickabaugh. Many of you already know the beautiful work she does. I can hardly wait for you to see her work here.
The book is available for pre-order from Pilgrim Press, a great publisher that I’m honored to be working with. There are also copies available through the church for anyone who could not otherwise afford to purchase one. Please email gro.ccuytisrevinu@snoitacinummoc, and we will make sure you get one when they arrive.

On Friday, May 15th, Gathering Ground, the spiritual community this church has helped start, is offering a Story Night they are calling “Creature Connections” where I will be reading from the book. There will be some music, I will read one of my stories, and we’ll all have some time to reflect on our “creature connections.” If you purchase my book through Pilgrim Press by May 14th and use the code STORYTIME you’ll get a discount and a few stories sent as a pdf to your email inbox in time for story night. Or, order from our local favorite Secret Garden Bookstore and get a 20% discount from owner (and UCUCC member) Christy McDanold.

The book (which is at the printer’s now) will be shipped as soon as it is available. You can sign up for Story Night and get the Zoom link below, or feel free to message me for more information. And thank you, church, for all of your support as I share our stories with the wider world.

Blessings,
Shepherding the Seasons | Stories from a Life with Two Flocks (Foote)Catherine Foote
The Adequate Shepherd

Find more information about the event here:
https://gatheringround.org/gatherings/2020/5/15/creatureconnections