Seattle First Presbyterian Church
1013 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104

Child Care

Child care for children up to age 5 will run during all program hours of the National Gathering. Child care will take place on-site at Seattle First Presbyterian Church. Cost is $175 per child; however, please be in touch with us if cost becomes prohibitive.

To register your child(ren), visit the registration page and select the child care ticket.

Registration for child care closes on February 1, 2019.


We have arranged a hotel block at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel, which is three blocks away from Seattle First Presbyterian Church. Rooms are available for $159 a night. Please make your reservations by February 18. After that date, our special rate is not guaranteed. Further, we anticipate filling up our hotel block quickly. We suggest making reservations earlier rather than later.

You may also book on the phone by calling 800-546-9184. When booking on the phone, you will need to reference the name of the block “NEXT Church Conference 2019” and the dates you would like to book.


The hotel provides two options for parking. Self-parking ($45 per day) is at the entrance on Madison Street and valet parking ($57 per day) is in front of the hotel on the corner of 6th Avenue and Madison Street. Availability is on a first-come/first-serve basis and parking clearance is 6’ 2”.

There are several other parking options nearby.

There is no parking at Seattle First Presbyterian Church.


Light Rail

The Sound Transit Central Link Light Rail is $2.25 – $3.25 for a one-way trip. To get from the airport to the hotel, take the light rail towards downtown Seattle to the University Street station. Trains depart every 7-15 minutes (the schedule is here).

The light station at the airport is on the 4th floor of the main parking garage. A covered bridge connects the terminal to the station. Elevators & escalators are available. Please note: buses and the Link light rail run on the same track at the University Street station. When returning to the airport, be sure to get on the Link train and not a bus.

Once you get off the right rail at the University Street station you will need to walk to the hotel. It is 0.3 miles and takes approximately 10 minutes. Please note that it is a significant uphill climb. (Note: a Lyft ride is approximately $5 from the University Street station to the hotel.)

  1. Walk southeast on 3rd Ave.
  2. Turn left at Seneca St.
  3. Walk northeast on a significant grade on Seneca St.
  4. Turn right at 4th Ave.
  5. Walk southeast on 4th Ave.
  6. Turn left at Madison St.
  7. Walk northeast on a significant grade on Madison St.
Shuttle Express

The Shuttle Express can take you from the airport to the hotel for $20 per person each way. Their guest service desk is located on the 3rd floor of the parking garage, inside the wind screens in the Ground Transportation Plaza. From baggage claim, follow the red and black signs directing you to ground transportation, which is located on the 3rd floor of the parking garage. Once in the parking garage, follow the ground transportation check-in signs to the third floor. The desk is near the Ground Transportation Information Center.

Please check in with their coordinators to activate your ticket or use 24-hour check-in-by-phone hotline or touch-screen kiosks.


You may also take a taxi from the airport to the hotel. Cabs run approximately $50.00 one way. They are available on the third floor of the airport parking garage. Sedans and large vans are available.

To order a taxi, call (206) 622-6500 or use the curbside phones on Baggage Claim Level.