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.

January Birth Notice

Fiona Elise Swanson November 24, 2018 Margaret had her baby at 8:01pm on Saturday, November 24. Fiona Elise was 8lbs 13oz and 20” long. Margaret and Jeremy are doing well. Fiona’s older brother is Frederick. Please hold Fiona and their family in your prayers as they...

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BeFriender Ministry

As the New Year begins and the holidays are over, we know there are some who find it to be a difficult time. If you are someone who struggles during this time of year, the BeFriender Ministry would like to offer you the possibility of having someone to walk with you...

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BeFriender Ministry

The holidays are coming, and while it can be a fun season for many, we know there are some who find it to be a difficult time. If you are someone who struggles during this time of year, the BeFriender Ministry would like to offer you the possibility of having someone...

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November 2018 Church Council

Summary from the November 14, 2018 Church Council meeting Racial Justice Council agreed to read the book White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo prior to the January meeting. This was one of the goals that we set for...

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a season of goodbyes

It’s been an incredible season of emptying. Heart-breaking and heart-opening as leave-takings at their best can be. And this time of saying goodbye, I tried doing some things differently. Instead of walking away from the grief, I accepted it. Let myself feel it, and...

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Your Hunger Outreach

~ Diane Adam, Hunger Outreach Coordinator While we are all aware of the many needs of people in King County, take a moment to consider the many people who have received nutritious food because of your contributions. The University UCC congregation reaches out every...

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UCEF Donation Match Alert

An anonymous donor to United Churches Emergency Fund is matching (doubling) donations up to $3,500 made through December 31, 2018. At a time when housing prices remain deeply unaffordable, your donations make a big difference in helping our friends and neighbors stay...

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October Church Council

The Council of the University Congregational UCC met October 17, 2018 in the Scheyer Library. Financial report discussion: Pledge/offerings revenue is behind budget. In part, this is because of some deaths and transfers. Facilities revenue is down, again this is...

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Crediting Church Contributions

A reminder from your bookkeeping staff: Please help us ensure that your contributions are credited appropriately. You are welcome to combine payments for more than one fund in a single check or payment; we just need to know each time how you would like the donation...

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December Births

Maeve Gillian Stewart Congratulations and prayers of Joy for Cat Gipe-Stewart and Husband John Stewart on the birth of their daughter, Maeve Gillian Stewart. Maeve was born on November 13, weighing 7lbs 14oz, and was 21” long. Blessings to the family as they get to...

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Dec 29, Celebrate Peter

Join in the Celebration to Thank and Bid Farewell to Peter Ilgenfritz Saturday, December 29 you invited to come to the church for a celebration luncheon.  Noon to 3:00 pm in Ostrander Hall There will be music, and laughter, as well as lots of memories and love to go...

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Waiting

The season of Advent is characterized as a time of waiting. We await the arrival of the light with the change of seasons. We await the arrival of the birth of the baby Jesus, and the light that he brought into the world.  But it is also a time of being both quiet and...

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