At the heart of our ministry at University Lutheran is our commitment to be a place of hospitality to all who enter our doors. Given that our facility is one of our greatest assets as a church, we are challenged to be faithful stewards of this place in welcoming the stranger and responding to those who are in need. As a result of this commitment, ULC has become the host site for University Lutheran Women’s Shelter which provides a safe place to sleep every night of the year. ULC also founded Elizabeth Gregory Home which provides a day center at the church and transitional housing for homeless women. ULC also hosts the Sanctuary Art Center, a spiritual space for homeless young people to come and put their artistic skills to good use.
In this spirit of hospitality, the members of ULC support many ministries in our community that are an extension of this commitment. Poverty, hunger, and homelessness are but a few of the issues that challenge us in our proclamation of the good news of God’s realm as we reach out to those who are oppressed, in bondage, and held captive in our society. Whether we engage in these ministries collectively or pursue our own such ministry in daily life, ULC is the place where this outreach ministry of hospitality is encouraged and affirmed as a visible witness to our mission of proclaiming the good news of God in Christ through word AND deed. Come and join us in this ministry that is grounded in the One who is our Host every Sunday morning as everyone is invited to gather around the table and share in this feast of love, justice, and peace.