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.

“This took me by surprise,” said a recent visitor to a Spirit Workshops program. Spirit Workshops are gatherings for people of all beliefs to share creative action, conversation, and community. “Really meaningful.” “This is where I remember what is sacred.” “It’s like youth group for agnostics!”

Spirit Workshops begins our third year of programs in 2019, led by Beth Amsbary, Spirit Workshops Convener, and the Rev. Catherine Foote. We are deeply grateful to University Congregational UCC for launching and hosting this independent program of service to the broader community.

In 2019, we plan to offer programs on the first and third Sunday of each month.

First Sundays we take to the streets for a monthly vigil — Standing for the Common Good — standing from noon-1pm on the corner of 45th & 15th Avenue NE. On third Sundays, we’ll offer our trademark hands-on programs with personal reflections and sacred snack!

For more information or to RSVP for these events, contact SpiritWorkshops@ucucc.org, find us on Facebook or Meetup, or call 206-524-2322.

Grounding:

Sunday, January 6,  2pm-4pm.

Begin the year with a simple process to ground you in your most important values. This is a favorite activity of Spirit Workshops regulars. Check it out! At at University Congregational United Church of Christ.

Retreat:

Saturday, January 19,on Whidbey Island from 8:30am – 4pm .

Join the molten core of Spirit Workshops regulars for a retreat to build fellowship and the vision for our growing community. We’ll spend the day at the Whidbey Island farm of Catherine Foote. Carpools will leave from the U District.

Loving Kindness Meditation:

Sunday, February 18,  2pm-4pm.

This guided meditation from the Buddhist tradition brings compassion and thankfulness to help with depression, anxiety, and stresses of life. A core community member with a longtime Buddhist practice will share her experience and introduce this powerful way to journey toward love. At University Congregational United Church of Christ.

Equinox Balance: Spirit Workshops

Equinox: Sunday,

March 17,  2pm-4pm.

Let’s observe the awakenings in the earth and in our lives, as light and dark come into balance for a rare day. At University Congregational United Church of Christ

Writing, Reflection, & Really Good Beverages:  Group in formation!

Sundays February 3, March 3, and April 7 from 2pm-4pm.

We’re plotting informal gatherings at a local coffee spot that also serves wine, beer, & killer hot chocolate) We’ll get into a creative headspace, respond to a writing prompt, and enjoy some conversation.
Interested? Let us know. We need 6 folks to reserve space.