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.

~ Candyce Rennegarbe, The Scared Feminine Team

In her book, Another Way Home, Lonardelli writes, “At the heart of the Jesus movement, . . . there are individuals experiencing an awakening to the presence of the Sacred. “(26)

If you are interested in nourishing and opening your heart to Spirit, come join this book discussion!

What are the ways each of us experiences the Holy?  Is the voice of the sacred feminine the voice of trusting and sharing our own voices – the voice that patriarchy has sought to extinguish? How do we acknowledge our divine nature and respond?  Beginning on Feb. 9 from 11:30 to 1:15 on 4 consecutive Sundays, we will explore our own awakening stories to the sacred feminine.  Dr. Cindy Caldwell will provide a historical overview of significant issues and decisions related to women in Christianity over the past 2,000 years. We will reclaim our use of a feminine lens to explore transformative stories of seeking wholeness that is often hidden in the New Testament stories. We will also begin exploring the apostle to the apostles, Mary Magdalene, and her awakening.

Session 1: February 9, 2020 Using small groups, we will build connection through sharing our own sacred stories.  How do we imagine Spirit? Some of the tools we will practice with are Visio Divina, Lectio Divina, and guided meditation. Led by Candyce Rennegarbe

Session 2: Feb. 16, 2020  Dr. Cindy Caldwell will discuss the differences between Orthodoxy and Gnosticism, along with how the decisions that were made by the Orthodox councils affected the church.  We will also explore reading the Bible through a mythological and symbolic lens.

Session 3: February 23, 2020 In small groups, we will read and interpret stories in the book to look for the hidden presence of the Sacred Feminine. Discoveries from the discussions will be shared with the larger group led by Candyce Rennegarbe.

Session 4: March 1, 2020 Mary Magdalene has been labeled a prostitute and the wife of Jesus.  Today she is considered to be a strong expression of the divine feminine archetype, as well as providing balance and wholeness to Jesus’ expression of the divine masculine archetype.  Dr. Caldwell will share her dissertation research with time for questions.  We will use this background as we discuss the Awakening Story of Mary Magdalene from the book with Candyce.

A simple soup lunch will be provided each week.

Text: Another Way Home, by Ruth Ann Lonardelli at Luminare Press, 2018.  More details on purchasing this book to come when registering in January and February, before and after worship in the Turner Narthex.

InstructorsCandyce Rennegarbe and Dr. Cindy Caldwell

Contact Candyce Rennegarbe with questionsten.tsacmoc@1ebragennerc