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.

~ Kris Garratt on behalf of UCUCC’s Liturgical Arts Ministry

Many thanks to all who have supported our efforts to establish UCUCC’s new Liturgical Arts Endowment. Your commitment to supporting artistic expression in our worship life is deeply appreciated.

Our fundraising efforts began last summer with the goal of establishing long-term financial support for liturgical arts — those forms of artistic expression which pertain to worship and seek to enhance worship and bring it alive in new ways. The endowment is designated as a resource for visual, kinesthetic, written and spoken word arts.

We extend our gratitude to all who participated in the recent Art Party and to the organizers of Friends of Liturgical Arts – Betty Spieth-Croll, Roberta Hollowell, Nancy Wiesner and Mary Paananen. The $4108 raised through their efforts is being added to the endowment fund and starting in 2020 is anticipated to yield approximately $200 per year in financial support through investment income.

We are also deeply grateful to all who previously made a financial pledge or gift to support the establishment of the endowment. The fund totals $69,430 in paid pledges and gifts. Including amounts pledged but not yet paid, we currently anticipate the fund eventually increasing to $87,896 toward the goal of $100,000.  Based on the endowment gifts and payments made in 2018, we were allotted $1900 in spendable investment income for the 2019 calendar year. This was added to $1000 which the Worship and Music Board shared from their 2019 annual operating budget. Though expenses vary from season to season, these sums translate to an average of about $480 of financial support per liturgical season.

As the endowment grows, resulting in increased investment income in coming years, we hope to both increase and broaden our efforts — continued visual enrichment, creative expression of scripture, hosted traveling and community art exhibits, the hiring of artists outside our faith community to lead specific projects not in our skill set — these ideas and more are in the mix for the future.

A Liturgical Arts Endowment Oversight Group has been established to provide general guidance and support to the Liturgical Arts Ministry and to review ministry expenses for their adherence to the endowment’s stated purpose.


Contact the ministry at gro.ccucu@stralacigrutil.  And thanks again!