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During the school year, we meet for worship at 8pm at Grace University Lutheran Church — we call it pause because it’s like taking a big deep breath in the middle of the week. You can expect mostly students to be in attendance, acoustic music, beautiful art, robust conversation, quiet prayer, and reflection. Our communion table is open, which is one way of expressing that when we say all are welcome, we really mean it.
Sign up by January 20! This spring break, journey with us down south to the lively and historic city of New Orleans to serve, learn, play, and grow together in community! We'll be leaning into the racial justice + liberation work + history happening in the city, and learning how faith communities in New Orleans are active in these justice movements. Our time together will roughly be split between serving, active learning and reflection, and enjoying the great music, food, and cultural scene in NOLA!
Join Astrophysicist and Professor Emeritus Lawrence Rudnick for a free-ranging conversation on the intersections of Faith, Science, and Creativity. How do Faith and Science limit our creative potential? How do they enhance it? How are they sometimes in conflict, and sometimes create great synergy? We'll share dinner and conversation at 6:15pm, and then begin our conversation at 6:30pm.
Click here to sign up for a Lenten Small Group! One of the ways that Christian communities mark the season of Lent is by gathering together in smaller groups to learn and to grow together. This year, we are offering four small group meeting times (see below for details) and we will be exploring God's invitation to us to delight in a life of "Good Enough." Counter-cultural, I know, especially for a University setting! Here are some things to know…
Join Native Theologian, Professor Kelly Sherman-Conroy, for a conversation on the intersections of resilience and spirituality, especially as it relates to living amidst and caring about creation. She'll share her story and perspective as an Indigenous woman, and invite you into considering the ways that your traditions and cultures might be a source of resilience. We'll share dinner and conversation at 6:15pm, and then begin our conversation at 6:30pm.
It’s become a tradition for our “LCM Family” to gather for a good conversation around a topic that is interesting, hopeful, and good to talk about with other people. Current and former students and board members, donors and community supporters, faculty and staff, pastors, youth workers, you name it – you are invited!
We are all called, by God, into lives of meaning and purpose. The church sometimes calls this "Vocation." God's myriad calls can enrich our lives, and make a real difference in the world. Join Pastor Drew Tucker, Author of 4D: Exploring Vocation in Community, for a conversation about the ways and arenas where God might be calling you! We'll share dinner together at 6:15pm, and then begin our conversation at 6:30pm. RSVP here so we have enough food for all!…
On National Coming Out Day, LCM staff and student leaders will be out on the Mall giving out blessings to celebrate our queer siblings, and recognizing the joys and complexities of coming out. We'll also have a themed craft for you to join in! Come find us and receive/give a blessing this day!
Join Austen Hartke, author of "Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians," for a journey through the lives of several "gender outsiders" in scripture and Christian history. Come see what it can look like to be a gender-expansive person of faith, and find out how theology from LGBTQIA+ communities expands understanding and belonging for everyone! All students can join us -- simply RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you're coming so we can have enough food!
October 13-15 | Heartwood Retreat Center in Trego, WI | Cost: $50 | Register by Sept. 29! The Fall Retreat is always a favorite of the year - open to new and returning students alike! Don't miss out on this great chance to get away, explore creation, connect with God and get to know new friends! We put this retreat mid-October, because that's the time when y'all need to catch your breath, and connect with yourself, with God, and with others. We have lots of open space for…
We live in a culture where everyone seems to be 'dug in,' defensive about their values, and deeply suspicious of anyone who does not share them. We are divided along lines of politics, religion, geography, race, and class. We long to connect with others, and still, we hold our values for a reason - they are deeply held, formed over a lifetime, and informed by our religious traditions. Is it even possible to build and sustain relationships across lines of…
Deacon Kari from Shobi's Table will be coming to lead a cooking class with us and teach us how to make delicious, affordable, homemade soup! All the soup we make together will be frozen and used at Be Fed in the following weeks. Of course, we'll get to try some too! Come for a day of cooking to help us stock our freezer, learn some new recipes, and have fun cooking in community! RSVP here.
Whether on our social media feeds, through the news, or our daily lives, we as humans bear witness to suffering all around us. Recently, the Presiding Bishop of the ELCA, Elizabeth Eaton said that "God has called us to be a people who stand with others amid suffering" -- As people of faith, how can we engage the world, in all its joy and beauty, heartbreak and suffering, without growing numb or turning to despair? How can we stand with our neighbors in suffering, while also caring for ourselves along the way? Why as Christians is this an important part of our call?