A Brief Overview
We at University Lutheran Chapel believe having a chapel and student center is extremely important to our work of campus ministry and to our students at the University of Minnesota and to the life of our congregation. In the summer of 2012 our chapel and student center were sold by the MNS District and demolished to make way for a new student apartment building. We are now engaged in an effort to find property near campus and rebuild the church home that has been taken away from the students of the U of M.
Please visit www.buildulc.org for more information and updates.
Why should you care?
University Lutheran Chapel is the only LC-MS congregation near the University of Minnesota and is extremely important to the spiritual welfare of our students and for outreach to those whom Christ would call to faith from the campus community.
ULC is not only important to our students at the U of M, but also to our entire church body. Our chapel is a flagship ministry in the LC-MS. We are one of the campus ministries that others look to for how faithful and successful campus ministry can be done. ULC impacts the entire synod through our students who leave our chapel to become leaders in churches throughout the world.
Consider the following:
ULC's campus ministry is one of the synod's oldest , having been active on the U of M campus since 1925.
ULC has sent 26 men to seminary over the tenure of pastors Pless and Kind. She has also had students become deaconesses, Lutheran school teachers, LC-MS camp directors, missionaries, etc.
ULC has had students and members who have done mission work in Haiti, in Kenya, in New Orleans, in South America and in many other places around the world.
ULC provides confessionally faithful and liturgical services to students throughout the year, numerous catechetical opportunities, Bible studies, social events, outreach events, and community service opportunities.
ULC is the only congregation in the city of Minneapolis that has shown consistent numeric growth (members, attendance & giving).
ULC as a congregation has become home to many young familes throughout the Twin Cities metro area, with a thriving Sunday School, VBS program, confirmation classes, youth group, choir, etc.
ULC has worked very hard to become self-supporting and is no longer District funded.
What can you do?
Donate to Help Save ULC
Monies raised will go toward our efforts to rebuild ULC so that we can be more effective in our campus ministry efforts.
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Pray for us
Above all else, we pray the Lord will uphold this congregation and her students in the midst of transition; for as He has said, even the gates of Hell shall not prevail against His Holy Church.