UniLu’s LGBTQ and Allies Ministry gathers at UniLu once a month during the academic year for prayer, service, discussions, and more. Discussion topics vary, but are usually LGBTQ topics related to being Christian, church, being LGBTQ, coming out, and more. At other times, outside of the monthly gathering, we may gather for a social event such as dinner, potluck, brunch, a show, bowling, or a movie. Check our Calendar for upcoming LGBTQ service and activity dates.
The group has also been involved in planning, and preaching at, a Reconciling in Christ Sunday for the past several years. (Listen to the sermons for Reconciling in Christ Sunday 2019, given by Krissy King and Bruce Brolsma, and the sermon for Reconciling in Christ Sunday 2017, given by Jayms Battaglia and Kristofer Rhude). In 2019, we also planned and helped to lead the Easter Vigil service.
Since 1989, University Lutheran has been a Reconciling in Christ congregation of the ELCA. As the ReconcilingWorks “Vision for the Church” puts it, “Freed by God’s grace, the body of Christ on earth leads a joyous dance of transformation, integrating sexuality and spirituality, justice and mercy. Through continuous reformation, the Church embraces in holiness and into wholeness people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions, strengthening us for authentic, visible, faithful lives. Dedicated to radical reconciliation, the Church falls into the heart of God’s passionate intent, co-creating a world without outcasts, calling all to serve as guests and hosts at God’s table of blessing and power.”