OUM News


  • 2020 Church & Ministry Fair

    Jul 2, 2020

    The annual SPU Church & Ministry Fair takes place in the Autumn Quarter and provides an opportunity for new and returning students to meet and learn about local worshipping and ministry communities.  The hope is that students will find spaces to worship, belong, and thrive while at SPU and when they leave SPU.

    Given the precautions we need to take with large campus gatherings during the current pandemic, this year the event will be a virtual Church & Ministry Fair!

    For this virtual event, we are inviting churches and ministries in the greater Seattle area to submit introductory videos or informational fliers.  The content will be on a web page for this event and launch on September 17, during the first week of classes.

    If your church or ministry would like to be part of this year's virtual fair, please refer to the Church & Ministry Fair information sheet for more details and registration link.  Registration and content is due by August 14.

  • Message to the Class of 2020

    Jun 7, 2020

    In light of recent events, we find ourselves at a crossroads of how to hold many different complex feelings, emotions and truths at the same time. In order to honor all that we believe and hold to be true in University Ministries, we want to join the pre-recorded celebration of our 2020 SPU graduates at the Commencement services which will be held on June 13th (Graduate Commencement) and 14th (Undergraduate Commencement) respectively. Chaplain Lisa would like to offer congratulations and a word of encouragement from Jeremiah 17:7-8 on behalf of University Ministries in this video message in lieu of the scheduled programming. Graduates we praise God for you! Congratulations! May you be blessed and may you be a blessing to others. Amen!

    Watch the video message to the SPU Class of 2020.

  • Benevolent Fund Offering: Support an SPU Student

    May 1, 2020

    SPU University Ministries and First Free Methodist Church have partnered to care for our SPU community. We are caring for SPU students by providing those who have been impacted by COVID-19 with a grab-and-go lunch and $25 gift card to either Trader Joe's or Safeway. 

    We want to provide for every student in need, but cannot do it alone. We hope you would help us in this effort as we focus our Benevolent Fund towards this effort this year. You can partner with us by supporting students with a $25 gift card in these ways:

    • Give through SPU's Online Giving page. Note the amount of your donation, select "Other" in the Designation box, and enter "Benevolent Fund" in the space provided.
    • Drop off cash, gift cards, and checks (made payable to SPU with "Benevolent Fund" designated in the memo line) to SPU University Ministries office in upper SUB.

    We understand that some may not be able to support this financially and so we hope you will continue to pray for our students, faculty, and staff during this time. If you have any questions or want to give in another way, please contact Ashlee' Thomas at aethomas@spu.edu or (206) 286-7242.

  • Sharpen Lunch - Spring Quarter 2020

    Apr 30, 2020

    SPU students! Join us Tuesday, May 12 and 26 for a grab-and-go Sharpen Lunch at First Free Methodist Church from 12 - 1pm

    If COVID-19 has been a difficult season for you, we have $25 gift cards available to either Trader Joe's or Safeway for students who live off campus and in CHA (SPU student ID required). Don't worry, we will be social distancing in the to-go line.

    If you cannot attend the Sharpen Lunch but need food provision, please fill out this form and we will reach out to you. 

    We love you and are in this with you!

  • UMin Online Spring 2020

    Apr 9, 2020

    Connect with University Ministries Spring Quarter 2020

    As we navigate through this unique season, finding spaces of rhythm and community are more important than ever.  Check-out UMin Online to find ways to connect to community and build spiritual rhythms.

    You will find information on worship, reconciliation, small groups, campus pastors, prayer, and more.  Find all the latest information on UMin Online.

  • Campus Ministries Advent 2018

    Nov 27, 2018

    Campus Ministries invites you to the discipline of Scripture readings and reflections for each day of Advent, written by the CM staff. Our hope and prayer are that these practices will invite a season of restoration for our bodies and souls as we prepare to receive the light of Christ.

  • Dr. John Perkins Returns to Campus for 2018 Perkins Lecture Series

    Apr 13, 2018

    Join Dr. Perkins and Dr. Michael Emerson for the 2018 Perkins Lecture Series on Tuesday, April 24th. Dr. Perkins and Dr. Emerson will speak for Chapel, at 11:10 am in First Free Methodist Church, followed by a lecture given by Dr. Emerson, SPU Chaplain Dr. Bo Lim, and SPU Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Dr. Sandy Mayo, at 1:00 pm in Upper Gwinn. Refreshments will be provided at the afternoon lecture. More information can be found here.

  • Barnabas Servant Leadership Award 2018

    Feb 12, 2018


    In Spring 2018, we will honoring Barnabas Servant Leadership Scholarship recipients. We are looking for nominations for students who demonstrate Christian character, have made a commitment to on- or off-campus service, and show a willingness to take on task regardless of recognition. They must hold third year standing at SPU. If you would like to nominate a student who fits these categories, please submit your nomination by Friday, March 23rdThese students will be recognized at the Chapel service on Tuesday, May 29th. 

    To nominate a student for the Barnabas Servant Leadership Award, click here


  • Advent 2017: Restore

    Nov 30, 2017

    Campus Ministries invites you to the discipline of daily scripture readings and a short challenge activity for each day of Advent, written by the CM staff. Our hope and prayer is that these practices will invite a season of restoration for our bodies and souls as we prepare to receive the light of Christ. Follow along daily on Instagram or Facebook, or find the full-text version below. 

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