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 here 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.

Perspectives

In late June / early July, I was at the UCC biennial General Synod. My work there is as the lead to the committee process, working with a team of three others to train committee chairs and oversee the process for resolutions to Synod to be considered. We had 15...

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June Church Council summary

The University Congregational United Church of Christ Church Council met on June 21, 2017 in the Library. Financial Report: We’re ahead on offerings budget largely because of a single donation. Building revenue is ahead of budget because of parking revenue &...

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Catherine Foote on sabbatical

Pastor Catherine Foote began her three month sabbatical on July 29. During her time away Catherine will be reading, writing, and reflecting on spiritual growth and leadership. One focus of her reflections will be the writing she has done over the last several years on...

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August 2017 Births and Deaths

Births Archer Burton Congratulations to Jill and Jeremy Burton on the birth of their first child, Archer, born July 11, 8lbs 2oz.  Happy grandparents are Kathy and Larry Kripps. Charlie Frederick Kranich Congratulations to Liz and Dave Kranich on the birth of their...

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Youth News August 2017

* 9am Youth Group is on break until September 2017 * Sunday, July 30:  Youth Paddleboard Yoga 1:30pm - 5:45pm - WASUP Yoga, Ballard Paddleboard Yoga is exactly that - yoga on a paddleboard!  You do NOT have to know how to do yoga (in fact, I'd never done yoga before...

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July Youth News

* 9am Youth Group is on break until September 2017 * Sunday, July 9 - Friday, July 14: All-Church Family Camp at Seabeck! Join us for a fabulous time at Seabeck Summer Camp! The morning program for youth will be a fabulous time of songs, games, discussion, activities...

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Death notices for July 2017

Roberta C. Swenson Born March 16, 1926 Died: May 13, 2017 Roberta passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 13. She joined our church in 1959, and was a gracious and hospitable presence. She enjoyed singing in our choir, teaching Sunday school, and attending church...

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June 2017 Births and Deaths

Births Olivia Elizabeth Monroe Congratulations to Mike Monroe and wife Erin who welcomed a baby girl, Olivia Elizabeth Monroe, on April 15. She is the granddaughter of Donna Monroe. Stella Esperanza and Antonino David Elizondo Welcome to the world twins Stella...

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June 2017 Youth Ministry News

* 9am Youth Group is on break until September 2017 * Friday, June 2: Youth Worship Rehearsal 5:30 pm - 7:45 pm Youth participating in the youth worship service are asked to come to the youth worship rehearsal. We will practice music/singing, sermons and run through...

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May 2017 Birth announcements

Welcome to the world, Elijah Cox! Born March 23 to Athena & Daniel Cox. Elijah is the great grandson of Beth Bartholomew and Monty Wiley. Welcome to the world, Ryleigh Marie Stratton! Born on Good Friday, April 14 to parents Casey and Trevor Stratton . Ryleigh is...

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Parish Care: Opportunities to Help

Ways the Parish Care Committee cares for and prays for those in our church Provide food and home visits to those who may be in need due to a difficult situations, or the joys in life such as the welcoming of a baby. Drivers, can you give a ride? Connect with people...

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May 2017 Youth News

On-going Gatherings and Classes: Youth Group & Worship Sundays April 30, May 7, 14, 21 No Youth Group on May 28 – Memorial Day Weekend 9am Youth Group May Youth Group – we will begin to plan Youth Worship for June 4. We would love to have ALL youth there to help...

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