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 inquirers@universityucc.org 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.

March Mwanzo Update

We're busy indeed! We are in the sixth week of our 2018 school year. Our new teachers, Alphone and Mika, are settling in. I can see improvements to the general day-to-day MEC operations. Our biggest challenge is finding sufficient staff office space: right now,...

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Mar 31, Spring Yard Cleanup

On Saturday, March 31, the Facilities & Equipment Committee will host a yard cleanup from 9 am to noon. This is our opportunity to tidy up the grounds just in time for Easter. Snacks and hot beverages will be provided. Bring your favorite gardening tools and work...

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Mar 11, Susan Fairo ordination

Susan Fairo used to be a very active member of our church. She graduated from the School of Theology and Ministry at Seattle University. On Sunday, March 11 at 5pm, she will be ordained at Alki UCC, 6115 SW Hinds St. Seattle 98116. All are invited. She will be doing...

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Lent Journeys

As of early March, we are two weeks into the season of Lent. This church season began on Ash Wednesday and concludes on Easter. Lent is a time of simplicity and focus. An Episcopalian priest and colleague of mine has said that Lent is the season of “the cross and the...

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Easter Azaleas

Honor a friend or a loved one. Remember those who hold a special place in your heart. Commemorate a meaningful event. Donate to our Easter Flower fund, and on Easter Sunday, April 1, your dedication will be in the Sunday Bulletin. Your potted Azalea will decorate the...

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March Youth Ministry News

Sundays, March 11, 18, 25 (no youth group on the 4th due to retreats): 9am Youth Group  and  10am Worship & Youth Pew Youth Group is open to youth in grades 6 – 12. You are invited to come for discussion, reflection and activities to explore your faith, and to have...

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Cody Baggenstoss is moving

Cody has been a part of our custodial staff for over 16 years. He has been an integral part of making sure our facility is ready for all the events we host. We will greatly miss his presence, humor, and willingness to get the job done. He and his wife are moving to...

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January 2018 Church Council summary

The University Congregational United Church of Christ Church Council met on January 17, 2018. Staff Reports:      . Love & Justice is distributing their funds & will do a report. The Wells Fargo account is closed. David will take 100 pounds of hygiene supplies for...

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Thank You, from Peter

My deep thanks to our congregation and my colleagues for your support, so I could take a leave of absence to finish the next step in my writing project last Fall. I indeed did get done what I hoped to, and have a next draft completed that I have been able to share...

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Sabbatical Coverage

On February 1, I will begin a three-month Sabbatical. My focus will be on service, education, and focus for this position of Church Administrator here at UCUCC. It will include time at Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan, and tours in Jordan and Egypt. During my Sabbatical...

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