Campus Ministry

The University Congregation

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The University Congregation is an ecumenical, Reconciling in Christ faith community, welcoming people of all faith backgrounds. We are a student congregation of the ELCA.  During the academic year, we meet each Sunday morning at 11:00 AM in Lagerquist Concert Hall of the Mary Baker Russell Music Building, except when the University is on an official break.  While our roots are in the Lutheran tradition, we aim for a wide variety of worship and diverse prayer, music, meditation, and word.

All Are Welcome! 

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.


Toweling ceremony

Join us for orientation

Join us for Worship!


The University Congregation meets for worship Sundays at 11 a.m. in Lagerquist Concert Hall, except when PLU is on an official break.

The University Congregation Council

The University Congregation Council is student-led and student-directed --one of the 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 in the Word of God to grow in faith, hope, and love.

2013-2014 University Congregation Council

Tommy Flanagan, President

Peter Swanson, Vice President

Jennifer Arbaugh, Secretary

Ruthie Kovanen, Treasurer

Andrew Larsen, Missions Co-Coordinator

Christian Wold, Missions Co-Coordinator

Justin Boyett, At-Large Member

Maria Cruse, At-Large Member

Tyler Dobies, At-Large Member

Clara Eickhoff, At-Large Member

Alison Haywood, At-Large Member

Dylan Nehrenberg, At-Large Member

As an Alternative Spring Break trip, PLU students volunteered in the Parkland Community. Featured below are photos from their outreach. If you are interested in volunteer opportunities with the University Congregation, please email Campus Ministry at cmin@plu.edu.