Online Worship on Sunday, March 29:

We have pre-recorded a special online worship service for Sunday, March 29nd, the Fifth Sunday in Lent. Rev. Torianto Johnson, YDS Intern preaches, and Nat Gumbs and Sarah Nobleoffer music.  You can access the service below:
  • Instructions for accessing the service:
  • The video will be viewable on Sunday morning.  YouTube provides closed captioning.
  • To activate the subtitles, scroll your cursor over the video, look at the toolbar at the bottom of the video, and find the set of icons on the right-hand side. Click the icon closest to center–it looks like a rectangle with dashes on the inside.
  • To make the video full screen, scroll your cursor over the video, again find the toolbar at the bottom, and click on the far right button that looks like a picture frame.
  • This Sunday’s Service - March 29th

UCY Community Gathering:
After the 30 minute service, you’re invited to join us on the online platform, Zoom, for a live UCY community gathering at 11:15 a.m. EST on Sunday. All are welcome. Alums, current students, community members–we’re looking at you!

Instructions for accessing the Zoom call:

  • To join us via video on your laptop/computer, click on this link.
  • To join us via video on your smartphone, download the free Zoom App and then click on this link.
  • To join us by phone, call 646-568-7788.
  • To join by meeting ID, use 953077627.
  • For more instructions on how to use Zoom, check out this link
Looking Ahead:
For the foreseeable future, UCY is planning to go 100% virtual, in line with Yale, city and state requirements…but your pastors and staff still want to hear from you and support you. Email Pastor Ian here or Pastor Jenny here and we will get back to you and arrange connecting online.
UCY Sunday Offering:
Many of you generously give every week to our offering.  For the interim, we’ll be recommending ministries we support each week, and encouraging you to give directly by sending a check or donating online.  We’ll post a form where you can let us know what you’re giving and when, look for a link HERE.  This week, Sunday, March 22-29, we’re recommending you donate to Christian Community Action - at this link, or mail your check to 168 Davenport Ave.,  New Haven, CT  06519.

The University Church in Yale is the first university congregation in America, starting at Yale in 1757.  Today, we are a student-focused church welcoming Christian students of all backgrounds, as well as staff, faculty and New Haven neighbors.   Our church life is centered around Sunday worship in Yale’s historic Battell Chapel, which features beautiful music, challenging and thoughtful preaching, and the prayer of a diverse, faithful community.   We share our love of God with our neighbors through a commitment to service and advocacy for the hungry and homeless in New Haven.  And we have lots of fun together with retreats, study groups, meals, concerts, lectures and other events.  Whether you’re a lifelong Christian or exploring church for the first time, you are welcome here.

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Our Mission Statement

God calls us together to be an ecumenical Christian community in the midst of Yale University, extending an authentic and inclusive welcome to all Yale students, faculty, staff, and alumni, and all of the New Haven community.   We are called to worship the Triune God with joy and in beauty, to bring together lived faith, moral perspective and critical thought, and to serve our neighbors in the New Haven area and around the world.   As we remind ourselves each week, we are being formed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ into leaders and disciples who will do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God.