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.

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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.

The United Church of Christ has a goal of planting 10,000 trees to mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Thus far, 8,000 trees have been planted in national forests damaged by forest fires, 500 in Kenya, Zambia, and Palestine, and 970 by UCC members in their own communities.

If you’d like to plant a tree in honor of Earth Day, please do so. Then let Gail Crouch moc.liamg@16hcuorceg know so she can add our numbers to the national totals. If you have space, but no tree, contact Gail, and she will connect you with someone who can provide and/or plant the tree. Or, consider a $87 donation to King County Parks Foundation or Nature Conservancy’s Plant a Billion Trees campaign.

Trees remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through photosynthesis, and in 2017 trees absorbed enough CO2 to offset 11 percent of the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions, according to the EPA. Transportation is the biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions. Planting trees is not a substitute for huge reductions in car and truck exhaust and other greenhouse gas emissions. But forest restoration can help us battle the climate crisis. There is enough suitable land to increase the world’s forest cover by one-third without affecting existing cities or agriculture. We get there by planting one tree at a time.

Trees also—

  • help the soil capture significant amounts of carbon
  • catch rainfall and protect against increased flooding caused by climate change
  • absorb airborne pollutants and prevent over half a million cases of acute respiratory symptoms each year in the US
  • provide shade and lower air conditioning needs by as much as 30 percent
  • provide habitat for birds and wildlife along with peace and tranquility for people

The Tongass National Forest in southeastern Alaska
is one of the world’s major carbon sinks. It’s also our nation’s premier climate insurance policy. Nevertheless, the Trump administration issued a draft environmental impact statement last fall to open it to roadbuilding and logging. Sacred Earth Matters urged people to submit comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture opposing this plan, and Earthjustice challenged it in federal court. Thankfully, a federal judge in March rejected the plan.

Closer to home the Seattle Urban Forestry Commission submitted last June a draft Tree and Urban Forest Protection Ordinance to Seattle’s city council at the request of councilmembers Sally Bagshaw and Lisa Herbold. But nothing is happening, and Seattle continues to have large numbers of large ancient trees cut down. Maybe it’s time for Seattle residents to ask their councilmembers to act. You can take action at Don’t Clearcut Seattle – Update Seattle’s Tree Ordinance @

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