What we do
We engage in lively, reverent and spirit filled worship. We care for, and pray for each other, through trials and joys. We seek to live into the mystery that God continues to reveal.
And we strive to translate faith to action. Whether it is food packing to prepare bags of groceries for those experiencing hunger, joining in a Habitat build or spending the night with folks at a homeless shelter, we are always looking for ways to live out our call as Christians.
We also engage in advocacy, speaking up for love and justice on behalf of those most vulnerable. Writing letters, calling legislators, signing petitions, and marching in the streets when necessary.
Find out more about our Worship service.
Learn more about Parish Life at University UCC.
Look inside our Love and Justice Ministry.
Unravel the mystery of Superfluity.
Learn about Spirit Workshops – our outreach to the community.
How to get involved
University Congregational UCC is a big urban church with nearly 1,000 members. It can be difficult to know what’s going on and how to get involved. We keep track of opportunities to get involved and serve through ACS, our church database. By clicking on the button below in the sidebar you can access this database to learn more about the various activities we are involved in and identify things to get involved with, either right away or when you are ready.
Many in our community support what we do by committing their time and skills to live out their Christian call. In addition, many make dedicated financial gifts. A financial commitment often becomes a path toward deeper personal meaning and involvement. Even people who live far away choose to support this work through their financial gifts. Explore stewardship opportunities more deeply in the Give section. You can also use the Give Now link in the sidebar to participate in this important work.
Moving beyond our four walls
Several nonprofit organizations have formed from the Love and Justice work begun at University UCC. The sections below provide background information and links to their websites.
University Congregational Housing Association
University Congregational Housing Association was formed as a nonprofit organization in 1983 to address the issues of low-income housing in Seattle. Since then, UCHA has acquired four buildings and constructed a 16-unit apartment building on what was once a church parking lot.
Child Learning and Care Center was established in 1969 to provide affordable daycare for children of all incomes in the University District and surrounding neighborhoods.
Trettin Drop In Preschool offers a preschool curriculum taught by experienced teachers for children ages 2 until starting kindergarten. It is one of the few day care centers in the city where parents can drop of their children for skilled child care as needed.
The Children’s School is Montessori-based preschool that was established in 1965 to effectively meet the needs of each individual child.The school enrolls children ages 2 to 6 years.
Mwanzo and Rabour Village
Established by congregation member Loyce Ong’udi, Mwanzo and the Rabour Village Project hold a vision to create hope and prosperity in rural Provinces of Nyanza and Western Kenya by building a network of sustainable development programs, village by village.
To seek and respond to Your word and will, made known and to be made known…
University UCC by the numbers (2015)
10,000—Teen Feed meals served here per year
80—Residents of Tent City 3 in our parking lot
89—Children in daycare here every day
1,612—Individuals worshipping at least once
10—Pianos, organs and keyboards here
480—bags of food provided to people in need
85—pounds of coffee consumed
89—tables full of stuff for sale at Superfluity