University Congregation

All are Welcome!

The University Congregation is an ecumenical, Reconciling in Christ faith community, welcoming people of all faith backgrounds.  We are a student congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).  While our roots are in the Lutheran tradition, we welcome people from all faith and non-faith backgrounds to a weekly celebration of Word and Sacrament.

Join us for Worship!

The University Congregation meets for worship Sundays at 10 a.m. in Lagerquist Concert Hall, except when PLU is on an official break.

The University Congregation Welcoming Statement:

Embracing the great diversity of God’s creation, the University Congregation welcomes and celebrates people of all gender identities, sexual orientations, races, economic standings, ages, religions, abilities, and ethnicities.  As an inclusive congregation, we value and care for the entire community of students, staff, faculty, alumni, and visitors, wherever they may be in their faith journeys.  You are welcome at the University Congregation.

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The University Congregation Council

The University Congregation Council is student-led and student-directed — one of few in the entire ELCA!  The University Congregation Council is embedded in the life of the congregation through participation in worship, creating opportunities for service, and nurturing members to grow in faith, hope, and love.

2015-2016 University Congregation Council:

Tyler Dobies, President
Amanda Hasson, Vice President
Molly Lindberg, Secretary
Jonathan Adams, Treasurer
Maria Cruse, Missions Coordinator
Noah Gerlach, Congregation Advocate
Mollie Smith, Congregation Advocate
Dylan Nehrenberg, Congregation Advocate
Allie Ash, Congregation Advocate
Maylen Anthony, Congregation Advocate
Oliver Johnson, Congregation Advocate

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Volunteer Opportunities

The University Congregation has sponsored Alternative Spring Break trips, taking PLU students to Antigua, Guatemala, and more locally as part of a Parkland Staycation.  If you are interested in volunteer opportunities with the University Congregation, please email Campus Ministry at