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.

~ Kathie Vitz

Because it’s fun! And it’s actually not about “teaching” very much at all. It’s more about connecting with the kids.

Plus the support & materials provided by (Director of Children’s Ministry) Betsy Herring and the ministers make it pretty darn easy!

I’ve been at this for a couple of decades now. Back in the days when I was a mom of young children and quite confused about many things, I was trying to figure out: what do I believe? and how can I help my kids discover their own spiritual path? Somehow it seemed like “teaching” once in a while on Sunday mornings might contribute something to my own quest. So I signed up. And it did! Just delving into the stories and learning alongside “my students” was a bit of a breakthrough for me.

Thinking back to that time, I recall attending a workshop, some kind of training in Christian Education (John Westerhoff: Stages of Faith). Another “ah-HA!” It was very exciting to learn about the stages of faith development. The teenage/young adult stage of questioning, searching, maybe rebelling…. that made total sense to me because I had only recently been through it myself.

But what about elementary school-aged children?

I learned in this workshop that when kids are young, faith is affiliative. That stuck with me. It’s how/why community is at the heart of religion. It’s how/why Sunday School should not be about getting a certain point across from a lesson plan, but should be about connecting with one another — creating a safe place for kids to discover that they belong.

It made me appreciate even more the depth & breadth of how we worship together here at UCUCC. Doubts are fine! Questions are encouraged! Differences are embraced! We’re all in this together! And the Love amongst us is God Itself/God Herself made manifest!

So I encourage you to consider teaching Sunday School. You don’t need to have a background in education to enjoy hanging out with the kids. Partnering up with another adult also lightens the load, and you may discover new insights about your own faith development as you contribute to that of the kids. (Affiliative faith is for grown-ups, too.) and/or, just have some FUN!