Worship & Spiritual Rhythms
Join us weekly for Chapel on building lasting community.
- Tuesdays, 11:10 a.m. in Upper Gwinn
- View the Chapel schedule for information on speakers
Join Group evening worship on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. in the Emerson Hall Lobby. Follow Group on Instagram for the latest.
Communion & Prayer Service
Join us for a brief Communion & Prayer Service on Thursdays from 12:10 - 12:25 p.m. in Tiffany Loop (rain location: Eaton Breezeway). Begins on Week 2, September 23.
Church & Ministry Fair
On September 16 (Thursday) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. local churches and ministries will be gathered in Martin Square to connect with students. Come by grab a donut and explore the variety of worshiping communities that call Seattle home. Representatives from these churches and ministries will be available to tell you about who they are. (Rain location: Weter Hall Lounge)
If you are interested in visiting a local church with other students and a UMin staff person, we will have three options for you on Sunday, September 19. Students will get bus passes from Unicom to take public transportation to the churches and back. Signup by September 15 to participate in the church visit.
Local Churches and Online Worship
Are you looking for a local church or online worship opportunity? Follow the links below and explore!
Join us for a conversation on race and justice with fellow students, staff, and faculty. Please check the website for more infromation.
Residential Students’ Small Groups
Living on campus? You’re invited to join a small group led by our student ministry coordinators (SMC) for the purpose of building community and growing in faith. See below for more residential student opportunities.
Join Chaplain Lisa for Bible study using Dominique Gilliard's Subversive Witness as a guide.
Catholic Students Community Group 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. Join us this fall as we explore the seven 'I am' statements in the book of John. We'll be meeting on Thursdays 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. in Weter Hall Lounge. Complete the sign up form to be connected to this group.
Entrepreneur in the Making Small Group in partnership with SBGE
Did you know 2 out of 7 teams that won the SPU Social Venture Plan Competition in 2021 participated in the "Entrepreneur in the Making" (EITM) small group? If you're an early-stage entrepreneur trying to make an impact with your social venture and faith in the Kingdom of God, then apply by September 20, 2021. Contact Bonnie Tran for more information.
Service & Community 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 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.
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.
Lunch & Community
We love the intersection of food, community, and growing in faith! Join us for FREE monthly lunches, starting on September 22, from 12-2pm in the Eaton Breezeway.
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 Fall 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: First meeting on Friday, September 24 at 12 p.m. Sign up.
- FLAGG Black/African American Community Group: First meeting TBA. Sign up.
- FLAGG LatinX Community Group: First meeting on Friday, September 24 at 12 p.m. 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.
Church and Community Partners
2021 Perkins Fall Series: Subversive Witness
The John Perkins Center at SPU is hosting Rev. Dominique Dubois Gilliard for conversations on his recent book Subversive Witness: Scripture's Call to Leverage Privilege. You are invited to join two events featuring Rev. Gilliard for timely and important conversations. For more information visit the event web page.
- Leadership Conversation on Monday, September 20 at 10:30 a.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons.
- Chapel on Tuesday, September 21 at 11:10 a.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons.
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.