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.

May 31, 7:00 – 9:00pm and June 1, 9:30 – 5:30

We are again offering a Basic Peace Circle Workshop, sponsored by the Racial Justice Action Team and the Multicultural Circle. Those of you who took part in the Lenten Study Discussion Circles, which were rooted in the Peace Circle process, know how that process can open and deepen conversation. A Peace Circle combines that process and a deep philosophy of human relationship to develop communication and trust in community.

So why are we offering another Basic Peace Circle Workshop?

Two major reasons:
  • Our congregation (like any congregation that is really alive) needs to carry out many tough conversations. This is most notably true now as we dig ever further into issues of becoming an anti-racist church. The Peace Circle experience offers valuable tools for taking part in, or even leading, those conversations.
  • Also, in Seattle there are important developments in restorative justice taking place, and those of us with enough Peace Circle training would be in a position to accept an invitation to help with those developments. For information about Peace Circles and restorative justice, check the links to short videos on the church website.
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This workshop is open both to folks who have never taken part in a Peace Circle Workshop, and those who have. If the list overflows, priority will be given to new people. We want to maximize the number of people having access to the Peace Circle Keeper Training we are planning for the Fall that requires having done the Basic one.

The suggested registration fee is $50 – $75.*

* [Explanation: To cover the entire cost we would have to set a fee of $125, but we don’t want anyone to miss for financial reasons. Scholarships are freely available.
However much you can comfortably pay will be welcome and well used.]

For questions, or to register, either get in touch with Ginger Warfield ( or Aileen Pruiksma (moc.oohay@zib-rpsneelia), or come to a narthex table after church in May.