WSUU is a welcoming community. We look forward to your visit!
Each Sunday service begins at 10:30 am with the sound of a large ancient temple bell. We use it to settle in for what can be a lively, contemplative, humorous, evocative and spiritual growth experience each Sunday. The Six Sources and the Seven Principles are a primary source of our interpretation of what scriptures can mean from many religious and secular traditions. Our minister generally speaks two times each month and on other Sundays we have clergy and laypeople as guest speakers on a wide range of topics.
Notes on accessibility:
Mobility: Individuals who find it difficult to use stairs can access our sanctuary via our new lift. Please park in the parking lot and enter the social hall. The lift is in the northeast corner of the room. We have greeters in this area each Sunday to help newcomers learn how to operate the lift.
Support for listening to services: Westside has assisted listening devices available for checkout with our greeters.
Large Print Hymnals and Orders of Service are available from our greeters each Sunday.
Fragrance Sensitivity: Please note that Westside is a fragrance free congregation. Please refrain from using scented soaps, hair products, lotions as we have members that suffer in the presence of these fragrances.
Members and visitors are invited to attend social hour in the church basement after services to spend time together. We serve coffee and tea, and often, snacks.
Children and Families
We offer activities for children and families each Sunday (except for 5th Sundays of the month). On full service Sundays (2nd and 4th), after families are greeted and sign in their children and youth, they can sit together in the Sanctuary to enjoy the opening elements of our service. We have Busy Bags and stuffed animals to support children during that time of worship. Each service includes a “Time for All Ages,” when children, youth and parents are invited to move up to the front to hear a story or participate in an activity designed for all ages. After this, our congregation forms an arch and sings our children out to Religious Exploration (RE) classes, which start in the Social Hall downstairs.
On 1st Sundays, families are invited to participate in our Whole Community Circles, where we learn together and practice new relational skills with nonviolent communication, connection through conflict, and restorative justice in sacred circle formats. On 3rd Sundays, families are invited to a monthly Parent Group, open for drop-in or regular participation. On both of these Sundays, children are invited to engage in a multi-age RE class for games and hands-on activities.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a dress code? Dress is casual, jeans and a casual shirt are fine. Some people dress more formally, so you can too, if you want. We welcome people to come as they are.
Where are you located? We are located at 7141 California Ave SW in West Seattle. Get directions.
Where can I park? We have a small parking lot on California, just north of the building. The spots are mainly reserved for people who cannot walk far. Street parking is plentiful on the surrounding streets of Orchard, Othello, California and Myrtle.