University Temple United Methodist Church, Seattle

An open-minded, always searching congregation in the heart of the University District. Service at 10:30am on Sundays.

At U Temple, we seek to live into a future where domination is no longer the rule of the day. We preach progressive positive change and we work for social justice around the clock. University Temple is called into the world to mend the broken-hearted, fix the injustices of our day, and nurture and support the spiritual life and growth of all individuals, so that we may be together as the healthy Body of Christ.

We are Progressive Christians
U Temple is an open, intelligent, and always searching congregation. We all know that the Bible is not a closed book, but one that pushes us into the world for progressive positive change. We respect each other and know that as Children of God, we all hold a bit of holiness within us. At U Temple, God is not a distant subject, but one who is intimate in each and every one of our lives. As Progressive Christians, we refuse to shy away from tough questions, but instead enter into them with openness and affirmation that God is GOOD and Creation is GOOD.

We Believe in Social Justice
We understand that there is injustice in the world...but we refuse to accept it. Jesus was crucified for standing up to the power elite of the Roman Empire and we understand that we are called to follow him in his example of social justice. From the Alley to the Academy, we work tirelessly to not only help those who are in pain, but to stand up to the powers that cause them pain. Jesus taught us to stand up to the injustice of Empire, and at U Temple, we take that message to heart.

We are Open and Affirming
We at U Temple believe that all are called to God’s table and that we are all God’s children. As a Reconciling Congregation, we affirm ALL people and stand proudly with our LGBTQ family. Just as Jesus loved those who were persecuted, so too does U Temple give an almighty YES to those who have been told NO. We are all here together to make the world a better place. There is no room for hatred and discrimination within the Body of Christ. All are welcome. All are affirmed. All are loved.

University Temple United Methodist Church Live!

This week's newsletter: Guest preacher Rev. Sarah Casey and guest musicians this Sunday! My heartfelt gratitude to all who prayed for my son, Cole, as he underwent the week-long radiation treatment for ocular melanoma last month. At his follow-up appointment on May 4, he learned that all is as it should be so far. His lack of vision is normal and will improve over time. Please continue…

This week's newsletter: The Faith of Leap

Western Jurisdiction Bishops Offer Pastoral Response to #UMC Related to Judicial Council Decision

A pastoral letter from the Western Jurisdiction College of Bishops The members of the Western Jurisdiction College of Bishops of The United Methodist Church today presented a pastoral message to the church during the meeting of the denomination’s Council of Bishop…

A statement from the Western Jurisdiction College of Bishops

A statement from Bishop Elaine re: Judicial Council's ruling on the Bishop Karen Oliveto case. Bishop Elaine JW Stanovsky, spokesperson for the Western Jurisdiction College of Bishops April 28, 2017 The Judicial Council ruled today on challenges to the election of an out gay bishop in The Un…

WJ makes case that Bishop Oliveto’s election is legal

This is a helpful message to hear in the midst of all the legal jargon which seems so out of place in a church based on love. In a much-awaited moment, the Western Jurisdiction today told The United Methodist Judicial Council that last July’s election of Mountain Sky Area Bishop Karen Oliveto complied with church law.

University Temple United Methodist Church Live!

This week's newsletter: Join us for Confirmation Sunday! Miles Broske, one of our UTemple young adults, is looking for yard work or other odd jobs. Contact him at or at 507-403-3006.

Some of the children who enjoyed an Easter egg hunt followed by a wonderful worship service celebrating Christ's resurrection- a feast of music, prayer, thoughts and warm fellowship.

University Temple United Methodist Church Live!

This week's Newsletter: Empty Tomb, Open Door died yesterday morning. There will be a memorial service at Bayview some time in May. Many UTemple people will remember her. Millie and her late husband Walt were active members among us for a long time. Prayers for the Kugler family and prayers of thanksgiving for their life among us.

Imagine the romance and splendor of exchanging your vows surrounded by stunning stained glass, soaring arches, classic chandeliers, and warm woods.

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1415 NE 43rd St
Seattle, WA

Opening Hours

Tuesday 9am - 2pm
Wednesday 9am - 3pm
Thursday 9am - 3pm
Friday 9am - 3pm
Sunday 9am - 1pm
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