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.

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