As a community of Jesus Christ:
- We are a progressive congregation with a history of taking action on peace & justice conerns;
- We support people of all sexual orientations and gender identities;
- We are passionate about our worship, and we cherish our music;
- We are posed on a threshold ready and eager to creatively try new and innovative ways for mission and ministry in the University District;
- We do not know where this will lead us, but we trust with all our being that God is already there and is drawing us to join in the parade. We do so with excitement and joy because . . . WE CHOOSE LOVE!
Our Reconciling in Christ Statement
We, the congregation at University Lutheran Church, believe that God has called us to be a community of grace, compassion, acceptance, and justice. Given that God has bestowed blessings on everyone without distinction as to race, ethnic background, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, physical and mental capability, or economic condition, we affirm the dignity and worth of all people. Therefore, we welcome everyone into our Reconciling in Christ Congregation, as we celebrate the gifts each one brings to the life and ministry of this community of faith.
Our Greening Commitment
University Lutheran has made a commitment to be environmentally aware and proactive in putting “greening” practices into effect at church as well as educating parishioners about what they can do in their daily lives to be good stewards of the earth’s resources. ULC was awarded this “Greening Congregation” recognition by Earth Ministry in 2003.
Our Advocating Statement
As followers of Jesus Christ, we are called to honor the dignity of every person and the intrinsic value of every creature, to celebrate the full humanity of every child, woman, and man, and to be faithful stewards of planet Earth. As a primary expression of this vocation, we, the members of University Lutheran Church, commit to be an Advocating Congregation, and to speak to our government officials and private organizations on behalf of planet Earth and people who are marginalized or oppressed. Using letters, phone calls, or face-to-face conversations, we will strive for justice and peace for all people in our community, state, nation and the world, and for the well-being of God’s creation.
Whether we pray together, play together, serve together, sing together, work together, or do anything else together, we seek opportunities to build and grow our life together and strengthen our community so that we are better equipped to be ministers in our daily lives.
Frequent congregational potlucks and events offer fun and fellowship for people of all ages. Special interest groups for women, seniors, young adults, and youth meet for fellowship and provide the support for one another at each stage of life.
Probably one of the most exciting and nurturing times for the people at University Lutheran is the fellowship hour following our Sunday morning worship service. As we gather to greet our guests and connect with those whom we have not seen for a week, this time of conversation becomes a time of welcome, recognition, celebration, and support that encourages everyone for another week in God’s service.
Come and discover a place where you might belong and share in this community that we have been given as a gift of God.
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