University Congregation (UCong)

University Congregation (we call it “UCong”) gathers Sundays at 5pm in the Ness Family Chapel* (starting September 12th for fall semester!)

A place for grace-filled community, spiritual connections, exploring faith, and encountering God and one another. 

We particularly welcome those from the LGBTQIA+ community, those questioning their faith or unsure of what they believe, those who are trying to figure out how to live faithfully, those interested in the connections between faith and justice, and all who are seeking to experience something beyond themselves, even if they aren’t sure what it is.

As a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), worship is rooted in Christian traditions and led by Pastor Jen Rude and student leaders, including student musicians. Worship is a blend of contemporary and ancient liturgical practices.  Students from a variety of faith backgrounds or no faith backgrounds are welcome to participate in University Congregation.

*The Ness Family Chapel is on the 3rd floor of Karen Hille Phillips (on Red Square) – it’s accessible via stairs and elevator.

University Congregation Fall 2021 theme
Rainbow Hearts with Cross