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.

Sacred Earth Matters: 2019 State Legislative Priorities

Washington’s legislature is considering a number of “green” bills this year. There are so many that Sacred Earth Matters has adopted a ranked list of priority bills. We are focusing on 14 issues:

  • clean buildings
  • clean energy
  • clean fuels
  • greenhouse gas emissions (hydrofluorocarbons)
  • greenhouse gas emissions (targets)
  • greenhouse gas emissions (transportation)
  • orca whales (habitat)
  • orca whales (oil tankers)
  • orca whales (vessels)
  • plastic bags
  • plastic straws
  • shellfish cultivation
  • wolves (Bainbridge Island)
  • wolves (prohibit killing)

Sacred Earth Matters supports 11 and opposes 3.

Our legislators tell us they place great importance on the number of phone calls and emails received on specific bills. Accordingly, we’re asking the congregation to flood their state representatives and senators with phone calls and emails throughout the regular legislative session which ends on April 28.

We’re instituting a new “Legislative Priority of the Week” email and asking people to subscribe to it.

Subscribers will receive a weekly email with the same information provided to Sacred Earth action team members about one issue. Committee and floor vote schedules will help determine what’s featured each week. Everyone will be asked to call or email their legislators to express support for that bill(s) and solicit their support, too.

Sign up to participate in this program at a Sacred Earth Matters table in the narthex or email moc.oohay@nosrekcid_nol. There will also be information available each week in the narthex. But the Lorax and tree huggers among us hope the email notifications will sharply reduce the number of paper handouts.

You may choose to directly contact your legislators. If you don’t know who they are (lots of new ones), do a computer search for Washington legislature district finder. At the screen, type in your address and voila, the names and contact information will appear. Call their phone numbers; or click on email and send emails to them. The easiest way, though, is to call the legislative hotline at 1-800-562-6000 and let them pass on your messages to your senator, both representatives, or all three. The bill number(s) is critical, and you can request a response on whether they’ll support a bill. Providing information about why you support a bill may sway some legislators, and numbers count big time.

It’s imperative that we work quickly and collaboratively to repair AND curtail the damage we’re inflicting on our ecosystem.

The Earth is the Lord’s – not ours to wreck