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.

By Toni Higgs & Ginger Warfield

At the congregational meeting on August 4, 2019, the congregation voted to adopt a resolution calling for UCUCC to become a Racial Justice Church. This meeting came about due to two of our youth/young adults, Emma Browning and Graham George, asking what it would take to get a Black Lives Matter banner posted, and their interest in addressing racism within and without the church. It evolved with a powerful collaboration between youth, leadership staff and the racial justice action team to produce the resolution, which can be viewed in full on our website: >> Aug 4, 2019 Racial Justice Church

The meeting was well attended and intense emotions were expressed at times. One thing that became apparent was the difficulty of many to really hear, feel and acknowledge the pain expressed by people of color in our congregation. On the UCUCC Racial Justice Facebook page, Becca McMullen has posted a document that provides a more heart-felt way to respond to pain: Racism: What Can I Do?

In addition to acknowledging pain, what does it mean to be a racial justice church? It means learning about our own racial history, facing grievous facts about  the past, continuing our sacred conversations about race, and involving ourselves in projects that liberate our communities. Structurally it means Council has committed funds and actions to this process.

But much of our work really depends on you.

To expand our effectiveness, we need more help, in large ways and small. That’s why the racial justice action team is inviting you to a retreat, to plan our activities for the next year. We’ll take the ideas from our survey, from Seabeck, and add your input to develop a work plan. Then we’ll meet once a month after church to support and motivate each other. Please join us if you can:

Sat. Oct 26

Turner Lounge
9:00-12:30

Lunch provided

RSVP important, please respond to: moc.liamtoh@sggihinot, moc.cam@dleifrawv