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.

~ Alex Berry, Assistant Teacher of Creative Arts

Youth without a high school diploma or GED have a 346% higher risk of experiencing homelessness.

We at YouthCare are so excited to be partnering with UCUCC to open a new GED program for the U-District, located in room 105. Our services are available to young people staying in YouthCare’s transitional living programs, and we offer small class sizes with specialized support and instruction.

More than obtaining a GED, we aim to empower students to become informed learners beyond the classroom.

Through a specialized lesson plan rooted in art and social justice, students are taught to be active participants in their learning by using critical thinking and problem-solving skills. The curriculum supports UCUCC and YouthCares’ values of social justice by challenging students to think about social systems and injustices in their own lives—and encouraging them to develop their voice to affect change.

We feel so lucky to have our large downstairs space. We have plenty of room to lay out painting supplies, project education videos on the wall, and whiteboard area for math problems. Our location opens us up to field trips to museums at UW and downtown, as well as visits from guest lecturers and community members. The quiet, light-filled room allows youth to focus on learning and creating without the noise and distractions present in many other settings in their lives.

The class is taught by Maggie Meshnick and Alex Berry.

Maggie is a certified teacher with a primary and Special Education background. She believes that everyone is a lifelong learner, and that the goal in the classroom is to build confidence and find the things that spark each person’s passion.

Alex teaches the social justice and arts programming, and is involved in activist-art education through the POC Street Arts program at YouthCare, too. She has her Master’s in Fine Arts and has been working with young people for many years.

Our hours are 1-5pm on Monday through Thursday.

Thank you so much for welcoming us into your space, and please come by and say hi before or after class!