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.

We are deeply moved by the ways we continue to be church in spite of the fact that we cannot gather together. In this time of isolation, we are still living out our covenant, as we develop new ways to worship together, to pray for and care for one another, to promote God’s reign of justice and peace, and to proclaim the gospel of Jesus. So thank you to all who have led us in worship, to those who have made phone calls to everyone in our church directory, and to those who have helped keep our building open to mission partners working with homeless youth in the U District.

We also want to let you know of some of the ways we are strengthening our care for one another. Our Parish Aid Fund is always available for people in our congregation who are experiencing need. In this time of severe economic stress, we are working to build that fund. If you have are facing economic uncertainty, food insecurity, or risk of losing your housing, please reach out. We are here for you. If you would like to contribute to this fund, your gifts are welcomed, and will be used for food, medicine, and other urgent, immediate expenses folks in our community have.

We are also reviewing our directory to see where people are connected to one another, and strengthening those connections through “home circles.” This is one way we can keep track of one another and quickly identify and respond to both joys we are experiencing as well as trials of the spirit. We are keeping the website updated with news about our church family: birth and death announcements, and news about big life transitions.

And while we cannot be together in person, we see our vital community connections strengthen as we build our virtual/technological capacity through Mix-Zups, Covenant Circles, digital choir rehearsals, weekly Prayer Circle, Bible Study, Facebook videos, online youth and family connections, online story time, Lamb Watch 2020, Zoom Coffee Hour, and all the committees who are doing the work of the church online. If you want to participate in any of these groups, email gro.ccuytisrevinu@mooz, and if you want help getting digitally connected, reach out to gro.ccuytisrevinu@plehmooz—a volunteer will call and you.

Please know that we are regularly reaching out as your pastors in every way we can. You are in our hearts and in our prayers. If you have a specific need, please let us know. We are available, no matter the physical distance.

Blessings,
Amy Roon, Catherine Foote, Todd Smiedendorf