At UPC, we are a group of people on mission together. We love Jesus, and our mission is to share the hope of Jesus Christ with people in our city and around the world.
You are welcome here.
University Presbyterian Church is a multi-generational, multi-ethnic congregation with a singular focus on Jesus Christ. Everything we do—every worship service, every ministry, every small group—is about Jesus Christ.
Our Vision: Every member a minister
What does this mean? It means that if UPC is your church home, there is a place for you to serve. We are all called to share hope, to be a minister to those around us.
Our Mission: To SHARE HOPE in Jesus Christ
Our Core Experiences: Alive in Christ | Alive Together | Living for the World
January 1: "The Sudden Turn of Joy", worship services at 10am (Traditional) and 5pm (Contemporary)
Limited childcare and no Larson Fellowship
January 8: "Two Virtues of Greatness", worship services return to normal schedule:
Traditional: 8:30 and 11:45am
Contemporary: 10am and 5pm
8:30 & 11:45am
Our 8:30 service features the UPC Cathedral Choir, Choral Ensemble, and pipe organ with traditional hymns. Our 11:45 service features a variety of smaller music ensembles and traditional hymns. Wear your Sunday best or come as you are: you are welcome here.
10am & 5pm
Come as you are and experience our contemporary services that incorporate modern worship music and a more relaxed style.
* Prayer teams are available to pray with you at the front of the Sanctuary after the concluding music of each service.
One of the benefits of University Presbyterian Church's location is the convenience and proximity to the University of Washington. However, this prime, inner-city Seattle location comes with its share of parking challenges. We encourage you to save the spots closest to the church for our members and guests who are less able to get around.
Also note that all University Presbyterian Church lots require a University Presbyterian Church parking pass, available at the Welcome Kiosk.
UPC's Underground Garage
Enter mid-block on 16th Avenue NE, between NE 45th and NE 47th streets. Garage is wheelchair accessible and is for those with limited mobility.
UPC's North Lot
Corner of NE 47th and 15th Avenue NE. On Sundays this lot is for first-time visitors, those with a physical need to be near the church, one adult with small children, or those with a carload of supplies to unload.
University Presbyterian Church's West Lot
Enter mid-block on 15th Avenue NE (southbound only on Sundays) between NE 45th and NE 47th streets. Lot offers accessible parking.
4545 Parking Garage
Enter mid-block on 15th Avenue NE (southbound only on Sundays) between NE 45th and NE 47th streets. Parking is free on Saturdays, Sundays, and evenings after 6pm on all levels when gates are open. Please respect University of Washington reserved stalls at all times.
Wells Fargo Bank Parking Lot
Ground-level garage adjacent to University Presbyterian Church West Lot. Enter mid-block on 15th Avenue NE (southbound only on Sundays) between NE 45th and NE 47th streets. Parking is free on Sundays and evenings after 6pm; bank parking only at all other times. Offers accessible parking.
University of Washington Campus Lots
For North lot, enter through main university entrance at 17th Avenue NE and NE 45th Street. For the Central Plaza (Red Square) underground garage, enter at 15th Ave. NE and NE 41st Street. Free parking on Sundays; pay parking available Monday through Saturday.
For information on getting to UPC on the bus, use the Seattle Metro trip planner.
Children's Care & Classes
10am: Traditional service - childcare available for birth - kindergarten
5pm: Contemporary service - childcare available for 2 years – kindergarten
January 8th and onwards:
Care and classes at 8:30am, 10am, and 5pm for children birth through 2 years, and at all worship services for age 3–grade 5. Elementary children (grades 1–5) begin worship in the Sanctuary and are invited to continue worship in their classrooms partway through the service. Arrive a little early and visit the Children's Check-In table in the lobby to meet some friendly faces and learn where your kids will go.