University Congregational United Church of Christ
4515 16th Ave. N.E.
Seattle, WA 98105-4201

Office (206) 524-2322
Fax (206) 524-0602

For pastoral emergencies, please call a pastor at
(206) 445-3378,
24 hours a day,
seven days a week.



»Please Join Us in 2015 | The Lecture Series at University Congregational United Church of Christ

Sunday, March 29, 2015 — Lunch and Book Talk
Lauren F. Winner, Wearing God: Clothing, Laughter, Fire and Other Overlooked Ways of Meeting God

Episcopal priest, scholar and author Lauren Winner returns to UCUCC in March to give the sermon during service on Sunday, March 29, 2015 followed by lunch in Ostrander Hall and a book talk and discussion from 12:30 - 2 p.m. Suggested donation is $15/pay what you can. Register at a table in the Narthex through March 22, 2015, or online at

More about the book: There are hundreds of metaphors for God, but the church only uses a few familiar images: creator, judge, savior, father. In Wearing God, Lauren Winner gathers a number of lesser-known tropes, reflecting on how they work biblically and culturally, and reveals how they can deepen our spiritual lives. Exploring the notion of God as clothing, Winner reflects on how we are "clothed in Christ" or how "God fits us like a garment." She considers how clothing functions culturally to shape our ideals and identify our community, and ruminates on how this new metaphor can function to create new possibilities for our lives. For each biblical metaphor—God as the vine/vintner who animates life; the lactation consultant; and the comedian, showing us our follies, for example—Winner surveys the historical, literary and cultural landscapes in order to revive and heal our souls.

Lauren Winner is a leading writer at the crossroads of culture and spiritually, joining the ranks of luminaries such as Anne Lamott and Barbara Brown Taylor. This book is an exploration of little known—and, so, little used—biblical metaphors for God, metaphors can open new doorways for our lives and spiritualties.

Marcus Borg: A Service of Memory and Thanksgiving
Sunday, March 29, 2015, 3 p.m.

Beloved teacher, author, scholar and friend, Marcus Borg died peacefully at his home in Eastern Oregon on the morning of January 21, 2015. He was a special friend of ours at UCUCC, spending a week with us at Seabeck summer camp 18 years ago, and coming back often to lecture and read from his books. Marcus was an important guide and spiritual beacon for many of us as we sought to understand what it means to be Christian today. Please join us for this service of memory and thanksgiving. A reception will precede the service at 2 p.m.

Robin Meyers Lecture: Thank you! DVD's still available.
A special thank you from The Lecture Series to all who attended and the many volunteers who helped make our weekend with Robin Meyers, UCC Pastor, author and professor from Mayflower UCC, Oklahoma City, run smoothly and feel so warm and hospitable. We couldn't do it without you! If you missed Robin's lectures on "Building A Beloved Community of Spiritual Defiance" you can still purchase a DVD. Send your request to A copy of the DVD will also be available in the library when it's ready.

Coming Speaker:

Diana Butler Bass
October 9, 10 & 11, 2015


Announcements of ticket sales are printed on The Lecture Series pages of this web site when they are available. Tickets are sold through University Congregational United Church of Christ and for those who wish to use a credit card, tickets are made available through Brown Paper Tickets.

Current Registration Information

Parking Information (PDF 412K)

Restaurant Information (PDF 49K)

Hotel Information (PDF 39K)

Registration forms should be sent with payment to:
Attn: The Lecture Series
University Congregational United Church of Christ
4516-16th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105-4201

Donate to the Lecture Series
Make a secure donation to the Lecture Series and help make it possible for us to continue offering the high quality lectures that we here. Thank you.

Helpful Links
Brown Paper Tickets:
Robin Meyers Web Site:
Lauren Winner Biographical Material:
Diana Butler Bass Web Site:


©2015 University Congregational United Church of Christ. All rights reserved.