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Welcome to University Ministries online! UMin staff and student leaders are creating spaces and opportunities for connection and spiritual growth. Explore the opportunities on this page and use signup links to register for activities. Connect with us on social media to learn about the latest and lookout for the UMin Treat Cart to make spontaneous appearances around campus. Stop by and grab a treat!

Worship & Spiritual Rhythms


Join us weekly on Tuesdays at 11:10 a.m. for Chapel in Upper Gwinn.  View the Chapel schedule for information on specific speakers or services.


Join Group evening worship on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. in the Fireside Room (first floor SUB). Follow Group on Instagram for the latest.  

Catholic Mass

In Spring Quarter, we plan to host Catholic Mass.  Be sure to check out the weekly UMin Newsletter email for upcoming dates as they get determined.

Praying the Rosary

Catholic students, staff, and faculty are invited to pray the Holy Rosary.  Meditation will not be limited to the mysteries of the Rosary, as sometimes we will meditate on elements of our faith. Once a month, we will have the Rosary in Spanish! After the Rosary, you're welcome to stay for a short discussion and share life. Led by Dr. Carlos Arias, Assistant Professor and Chair of Computer Science.

  • Fridays from 12 to 12:30 p.m.
  • Alexander & Adelaide Hall Chapel (second floor) 

Local Churches and Online Worship

Are you looking for a local church or online worship opportunity? Follow the links below and explore!

Community Groups

Community Groups are smaller gatherings where students can engage in substantive conversations on faith and life. Groups generally begin on Week 2 of the quarter. Email University Ministries for any general questions.

In Context

Join us for a conversation on race and justice with fellow students, staff, and faculty. Please check the website for more information.

Residential Students’ Small Groups

Looking to connect in community and grow in faith?  Residential students are invited to check-out winter small groups, hosted by SMCs in partnership with UMin.  Groups will start Week 2 of Spring Quarter.  Complete the sign-up form or email Pastor Kelsey Rorem with questions.  If you are on Instagram, be sure to follow our First Year or Second Year+ teams for encouragement and updates on future events. 

Catholic Connections in partnership with St. Anne's Catholic Church

Are you a Catholic student and looking for a place to grow and connect with other Catholic students? Contact Gabe Rojas, student coordinator, and we'll connect with you!

Community Group in partnership with CRU

CRU is a caring community that is passionate about connecting people to the person of Jesus Christ.  In Spring Quarter, we will be studying the New Testament book of James.  Complete the sign up form to be connected to this group.  We meet on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Weter Lounge.

Asian/Asian American Community Group in partnership with InterVarsity

A small group that dives into the intersection of Asian & Asian American identities and our faith through community and scripture.  Come join us for various opportunities to gather and build community.

Service & Community Engagement

Latreia Engagement

A resource for SPU students interested in serving the greater-Seattle area in one time projects. During fall quarter Latreia will be engaging in two service opportunities, please check the website at the beginning of fall quarter for more details. For more information contact Meg Rouse.

Urban Involvement

Urban Involvement offers weekly team opportunities to connect students to Seattle-area community-serving programs. There are many places to engage, from joining a community dinner with unhoused folks, to tutoring elementary students, to befriending an immigrant family, and more! You'll find a UI team that fits your interests and time. Please check out available opportunities on the website. For more information contact Mack Metro and McKenzie Jamieson.

Urban Plunge

Join an immersive experience designed to help students gain perspective in proximity to Seattle's issue of homelessness. Students are invited to experience some of the challenges the homeless population of Seattle face on a daily basis, while learning how local service agencies and others engage in supporting the people who face these compounding challenges.

SPRINT Global Engagement

Seattle Pacific Reach-out International (SPRINT) aims to encourage students to engage in global topics, culminating with an immersive trip to another country with a partnered community organization. 

Join SPRINT Core Leadership! We have 2 volunteer and 2 limited hourly positions available. SPRINT core is responsible for helping to coordinate our facilitated talks, immersive trips, training and fundraising in support of the SPRINT program.

Perkins Center Prize

The John Perkins Center at SPU hosts an annual writing competition for students enrolling at SPU. The prize honors the legacy of Dr. John Perkins’ work in reconciliation and Christian Community Development. More information will follow.

Annual Perkins Lecture Series

In the spring quarter, the John Perkins Center hosts an annual lecture series focused on topics of reconciliation and faith.

Barnabas Servant Leadership Scholarship

Nominate a current SPU junior student who demonstrates Christian character, has made a commitment to on- or off- campus service, shows a willingness to take on tasks regardless of recognition or challenge, and demonstrates leadership. The recipients of this scholarship receive a $750 cash grant and a $250 contribution in their name to a charity of their choice. Nominations are due by March 5, 2022 using the online nomination form.

Commuter Students

Lunch, Grocery Bags, and Community

We love the intersection of food, community, and growing in faith! Join us for FREE monthly lunches and grocery bags on the first and third Wednesdays of the month.  We'll be set up in the Eaton Breezeway for these events.  Follow us on Instagram for the latest information.

Study Lounge

In partnership with First Free Methodist Church, we are hosting a Study Lounge where you can find some space to let down, get a snack, study a bit, or do whatever you need to do.  Wi-Fi and snacks are provided.  The entrance is on the north side of FFMC along Cremona Street.  The lounge is open on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the Winter Quarter.

Residential Students

Connect with SMCs

Live on-campus and looking for community? Be sure to connect with the Student Ministry Coordinators in your area—we are here to serve you! Sign up for Spring Quarter small groups, be on the lookout for great events, or even reach out if you just want to connect 1x1. Follow us on Instagram for more info: First Year Halls: @ashnettsmcs // Second Year+ Halls: @emerhillsmcs

Connect to Campus Pastors and UMin Team

In this season of disruption, you may feel the need to connect with a campus pastor to chat, or you may have a need that you want us to know about. We are here to listen and respond to needs as we are able.

Chat with a campus pastor: If you would appreciate a conversation over “life things” you are experiencing or questions about faith, we’re here to listen. If you would like to know more about speaking with a campus pastor, look on the information page or simply complete a campus pastor chat form.

Receive prayer, submit prayer request, or express a need: Would you like someone to contact you to pray with you, or would you like to submit a prayer request for others to hold in prayer? Or do you have a particular need you'd like us to know about? Complete a request form and we'll be in touch with you.

Staff and Faculty

FLAGG Community Groups for People of Color

Staff and faculty are invited to join one of our online Community Groups this quarter. Each group will meet approximately 3 times. Groups will continue to consider how to facilitate and create spiritually formative places and spaces of connection and community. We will also take a dive into sustainability and thriving as a person of color in Christian higher education. We know it is helpful to have places where we can be known and in spiritual community consider the wisdom gained from perseverance and endurance.

  • FLAGG Asian/Asian American Community Group: Sign up.

FLAGG Catholic Community Group

Gather together with other Catholic staff and faculty online. We will continue to consider how to facilitate and create spiritually formative places and spaces of connection and community. We know it is helpful to know there are places of support, being known and engaging with one another. This group will meet about three times per quarter.

Sign up

Church and Community Partners

2021 Perkins Fall Series: Subversive Witness

The John Perkins Center at SPU hosted the Rev. Dominique Dubois Gilliard for conversations on his recent book Subversive Witness: Scripture's Call to Leverage Privilege.  Rev. Gilliard was part of a Leadership Conversation with Rev. Dr. Liz Mosbo VerHage and Rev. Derick Harris. He also spoke at Tuesday Chapel.

You are invited to view the Leadership Conversation recorded on September 20 at 10:30 in Upper Gwinn Commons. 

Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast

The John Perkins Center is honored to be a member of the organizing committee for the 10th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast.  This community-event will feature keynote speaker Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III, from Chicago, and several local community members, recognized for their contributions to the region.  For information on the event and tickets, please visit the event website.

Annual Perkins Lecture Series

In the spring quarter, the John Perkins Center at SPU hosts an annual lecture series focused on topics of reconciliation and faith. Local church and ministry partners are welcome to join the events. Information will be available as we approach the event.