a multicultural, open and affirming congregation

Our Church Vision & Mission

University Church is a Christian community affirming the transformative power of God’s love, which calls us individually and collectively to act for justice and to respect all creation. We value the life and teachings of Jesus and we believe that God continues to be revealed in the world.

We are a faith community that holds our theology and ethics to the light of the Great Commandment: “Love your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. And love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matthew 22:37-39)

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    Dynamic Worship

    Spirit-filled, diverse, and organized to be accessible for people of many different traditions; worship with a critical mind and a sensitive heart. 

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    Community & Space

    “You made me feel at home better than any other church I’ve experienced.” This is visitor feedback we take seriously as a multicultural congregation.

    We strive for genuine expressions of community – meals, small groups, service projects, block parties, and more – and believe you and your gifts (and your questions!) can help us build a better world.

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    In theology and practice, we are a low-church, liberal Protestant congregation that is flexible enough to reach the “believer” and the “seeker.” Love Transcends All: the ONLY requirement is that you must love potluck dinners :)

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    Classical. Hip-Hop. Visual. Photography. Composing. Dancing. We view artistic expression as a way to transform the world! There are MANY artists here, plus a program for community youth!

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    Social Justice

    If the phrase, “Justice is a theological imperative,” feels like DUH! to you, you’ll be at home here. 


  1. 10:30am Sunday Worship Service

    Child care available during the service for preschoolers, Room 21, 2nd floor.
    Junior Church is optional for elementary age students (kindergarten and older) during the worship service.

    The entire congregation celebrates Communion during the service the first Sunday of each month, at the end of all other Sunday services around the table in the sanctuary immediately after the benediction. All are welcome!

    Join us for fellowship, coffee, tea, snacks in the dining hall after the service.

  2. 6 pm Wednesday Adult Ed 4-Week Class

    Come join a 4-week conversation about communion led by ministry intern Judith Guy, taking place Wednesdays at 6 pm on May 13, 20, 27, and June 3, 2015. She’ll lead a discussion about communion’s history and theology. She’ll also invite people to share ways we gain meaning from the ritual. We may even work together to develop a few new communion meditations and prayers. 

    Light snacks and tea will be available. Come explore and deepen the meaning communion with one another.