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 inquirers@universityucc.org 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.

We’ve had many requests to print the headlines read by Royce as we sang Silent Night.

Silent Night/7 o’clock News

As part of a series of worship and music surprises, the congregation witnessed a newscaster, played by choir member Royce Morrison, reading a series of headlines which were gradually calmed and silenced by the strains of “Silent Night”. Peter Ilgenfritz brought this idea to music director Heidi Blythe several years ago. First performed by Simon and Garfunkel with recorded clips of Walter Cronkite, Silent Night/7 o’clock News at UCUCC has included the newscasting of Terry Moore, Heather Hawkins, and others. Royce brought to this framework the idea that the headlines include those read in other languages, including German, Spanish and Russian. As he told several people following the service, some headlines he was too sorrowful to deliver.

December 2018 – Current News Headlines

Addressing human-driven atmospheric warming, the recently released 4th National Climate Assessment states “Future risks from climate change depend … on decisions made today.”

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El presidente de Estados Unidos enviará miles de militares a frontera con México contra miles de centroamericanos que huyé de la violencia, la pobréza y la corrupción … para solicitar asilo.

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At the US-Mexico border, several hours after a group of migrants who had crossed the US-Mexico border last week approached agents to turn themselves in, a 7-year-old girl from Guatemala, who came with her father, died of dehydration and shock.

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À Paris, on demande:  en Amérique du Sud, le Brésil, est-il devenu fasciste?

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The former longtime personal lawyer for the President was sentenced to three years in prison, saying “I felt it was my duty to cover up his dirty deeds.”

In related news, American Media Inc., parent company of The National Enquirer …

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Australian students … on strike from school … have converged on urban and regional centres demanding the government take action on climate change  …

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The charity Save the Children reports over 85,000 children under the age of 5 have died of acute malnutrition since the Saudi-US coalition intervened to suppress a Houti rebellion in Yemen. The United Nations estimates up to 14 million Yemenis are on the brink of starvation.

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In the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, two Sisters … retired principal and teacher / administrator of St. James Catholic School, are accused of embezzling over $500,000 of charitable donations, spent on travel and casino gambling.

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The Fort Worth Star-Telegram has uncovered over 400 allegations of sexual abuse, cover-ups and victim scapegoating by 168 leaders in nearly 200 Independent Baptist churches and institutions across the nation.

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From Oregon State Capitol Salem comes report of a slight dip in the number of homeless students last school year … but numbers are worse in many rural school districts.

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Success in a quarter hour of negotiations in Finland … Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump took a step in reviving Russian-American relations.

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Four months since the Dow’s all-time high, investors worry that US-China trade conflict and Middle East crises may worsen this major market downturn.