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Welcome to University Ministries online! While we are continuing to practice distancing, the 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.

Self-Care 2020 with UMin: During this election season, there are a number of opportunities for discussion, mindfulness, care, and spiritual reflection. View the web page for more information.


Worship & Spiritual Rhythms

Chapel

Join us weekly for Chapel, release at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays but available for viewing throughout the week. This quarter we will be leaning into the book of Philippians as we are led into worship by our student leaders. Subscribe on YouTube to receive notifications about new videos!

  • Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. on YouTube.
  • View the Chapel schedule for information on speakers and the weekly video link for Chapel.

Group

Join Group on Instagram on Wednesday evenings for mini-worship sessions, short devotionals, reflections, and art.

Midday Prayer & Scripture Meditation

Students, faculty, and staff, kick-off your week and join us for midday spiritual rhythm led by Chaplain Lisa Ishihara. Signup for Zoom link. Begins week 2.

  • Mondays, 12:35 p.m. (20 minutes)
  • Signup

Reconciliation, Prayer and Song

Students, faculty, and staff, join us for this spiritual rhythm of worship through reconciliation, prayer, and song led by Dr. Stephen Newby. Signup to receive Zoom link. Begins week 2.

  • Wednesdays, 12:35 p.m. (20 minutes)
  • Signup

Thursday Revival Prayer Meeting

In partnership with the Revival Prayer Ministry, you are invited to join a group of faculty, staff, and students for listening prayer as we seek to join God's movement of spiritual revival on our campus.

Prayer & Reflection

Students, faculty, and staff, join us as we end the week with the spiritual rhythm of prayer and reflection led by Mireya Garcia. Signup to receive Zoom link. Begins week 2.

  • Fridays, 12:35 p.m (20 minutes)
  • Signup

Local Churches and Online Worship

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

Community Groups

Women’s Study on Esther: Becoming Brave

Women students only. Join us as we journey together through the book of Esther using Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil's book Becoming Brave as a guide.

Study on Esther: Becoming Brave

Students only. Join us as we journey together through the book of Esther using Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil's book Becoming Brave as a guide.

Faith & Leadership Circle (in partnership with First Free Methodist Church)

A community group for students interested in thinking and discussing issues of faith and leadership. Upon registration, you will receive more information and a Zoom link.

  • Thursdays, 11:20 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
  • Signup

Jesus and Election: A Book Discussion on Thou Shall Not Be a Jerk

Junior and seniors only.  Join us for a discussion on Eugene Cho's book Thou Shall Not Be a Jerk. We will explore the intersection of faith and the election. Must be able to commit to all six weeks to receive book.

  • Thursdays, 9–10 a.m.
  • Signup

Jesus and Election: A Book Discussion on Thou Shall Not Be a Jerk

Open to all students. Join us for a discussion on Eugene Cho's book Thou Shall Not Be a Jerk, exploring the intersection of faith and the election.

  • Tuesdays, 11:20 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
  • Signup

Entrepreneur in the Making (in partnership with SBGE)

SBGE and UMin are collaborating to provide accountability, networking, and talent management group for SPU student entrepreneurs who want to influence the world with their social-impact ventures. This is a 6-week discussion using Praxis Academy materials. All majors are welcomed to apply. Priority given to juniors and seniors.

  • Fridays, 12:30–1:30 p.m.
  • Signup

In Context: Conversations on Race

In Context hosts groups welcoming students, faculty, and staff to come together for six weeks to discuss focuses such as White privilege and deconstruction of race. If you are interested in learning more about In Context, contact Patti Fong.

Bible Study & Community (in partnership with InterVarsity)

InterVarsity at SPU is a community of students learning to seek Jesus in college. We are a group of students who come from all walks of life and backgrounds and welcome all to come check out more about who Jesus is and what community centered around Jesus is all about. We love to study scripture together, empower one another through prayer, and just walk through life in college together!

White Awake: Accountability and Allyship

A bi-weekly space for White students to engage through the lens of faith in continued learning, deconstructing, and accountability as we seek to be intentional about reconciliation work. This quarter we will utilize Daniel Hill's book White Awake.

  • Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Signup

Service & Community Engagement

Urban Involvement

While we will not have in-person service opportunities this fall quarter, UI does have virtual opportunities for students to engage with the great Seattle area. Check out Urban Involvement for more information and email questions to Ashlee' Thomas, coordinator for local community engagement.

SPRINT: Global Engagement

If you are interested in global engagement connect with SPRINT on Instagram, Engage, and Facebook. For more information email SPRINT.

  • Global Engagement Talk: SPRINT will host professors and community partners to answer questions about their organizations and how students can engage in a global topic (immigration, philanthropy, justice, environment, etc.).
  • Colombia Partner Connection: SPRINT will check in quarterly with our Global Partner, Guillermo, and learn about community engagement in Barranquilla, Colombia.

Latreia

This fall Latreia will not be meeting in person but hope to have teach-in opportunities. Please check our Latreia website for more information and email questions to Ashlee' Thomas, coordinator for local community engagement.

Commuter Students

Sharpen Lunch

Commuter, CHA, and transfer students, come through for a grab-and-go lunch as you make your way to class. We'll be in the Eaton Hall Breezeway.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 7 and Nov. 4
  • 12–1 p.m.

Sharpen Grocery Bag

Groceries will be available for commuter, CHA, and transfer students. We'll be in the Eaton Hall Breezeway. While supplies last.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 21 and Nov. 18
  • 2–4 p.m.

Residential Students

For any of the opportunities below for residential students, signup here.

Chapel “Watch” Parties

Residential students are invited to gather with SMCs online for a time of community and to participate in Chapel together!

  • Tuesdays, 10:15 a.m.

SMC Small Groups

Residential students are invited to join a small group with other first- and second-year students! Led by SMCs, each group will focus on building community, prayer, and reading Philippians.

Local Church “Watch” Parties

For the first three weeks of the quarter, residential students are invited to join SMCs online to "visit" local churches. Watch for more info on which churches will be featured.

Building Community Amid a Pandemic

Residential students are invited to a Zoom panel featuring members of the SPU community, sharing wisdom on how to building community amid this unique season.

  • September 24, 7 p.m.

Faith in College

Residential students are invited to a Zoom panel featuring members of the SPU community, sharing wisdom on how to invest in your faith journey while in college!

  • October 6 (tentative), 7 p.m.

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

Through these FLAGG Community Groups, we 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. Groups will meet about three times per quarter.

FLAGG Asian/Asian American Community Group: Signup

FLAGG Black/African American Community Group: Signup

FLAGG LatinX Community Group: Signup

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.

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