News (Page 4)

News (Page 4)

An Event in Memory of Jeremy Kremer-McNeil

Amy Kremer and Taylor McNeil write, “On Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 2 pm there will be a forum on human trafficking at the Arlington Town Hall (730 Massachusetts Ave.) There will be several speakers, including representatives from the Polaris Project, a leader in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery of all types, and All Hands In, an Arlington-based group…

In Memory of Helen Kukuk

We give thanks for the life of Helen M. Kukuk, who died on April 15, 2016. Helen was a longtime member of University Lutheran Church. She began attending while a student at the Massachusetts General Hospital School of Nursing, from which she graduated in 1954. Over the years, she served in many key leadership positions, including Church Council president, financial…

New Family-Friendly Service on Sundays

Beginning on Sunday, March 6, 2016, UniLu will offer a family-friendly, non-shushing, all-welcome worship service on Sunday mornings from 9 to 9:50 am. This initiative came out of conversation with the Sunday School families. We are going to try this until Sunday, June 5, and view this as an experiment through which we can try out new ways of teaching the faith to all…

In Memory of Brita Stendahl

We give thanks for the life of Brita Stendahl, a longtime member of University Lutheran Church, who died on February 11, 2016 after a long illness. She was 92. Brita was a writer, translator, educator, and scholar in Scandinavian and comparative literature and culture and in theology. She held bachelors degrees in theology (1949) and philosophy (1954) and an honorary…

Annual Meeting News 2016

Congratulations to those elected to positions of leadership at the 2016 annual congregational meeting on Sunday, January 31, 2016: Claye Metelmann, and Erika Oleson, Laura Tracey, and Hernan Villarroel were elected to two-year terms on the Church Council Laura Gilson was re-elected to a one-year student term on the Church Council Edward A. Bucher was re-elected as…

Community Forum on Genome Editing

UniLu member Erin Cram, associate professor of biology at Northeastern University, spoke to the Community Forum about genome editing on January 24, 2016. Thanks to Erin for a fascinating presentation and for sharing the slides from her talk!

In Memory of Helmut Koester

We give thanks for the life of the Reverend Professor Dr. Helmut Koester, who died at home on January 1, 2016. He was 89 years old. One of the nation’s foremost scholars of the New Testament and early Christianity, Helmut Koester began teaching at Harvard Divinity School in 1958, and continued to teach at both HDS and the Harvard Extension School through the fall of…

In Memory of Alice Argon

We give thanks for the life of Alice Argon, who died of cancer on Sunday, December 13, 2015. In a letter to the congregation, Pastors Kathleen Reed and Kari Jo Verhulst wrote: Alice was a devoted member of UniLu and held many leadership roles, especially in worship, where she served as a deacon, intercessor, planner, and composer of the liturgical prayers. Her…

2015 Inkspot Published

The 2015 edition of the Inkspot, UniLu’s annual newsletter for members and alumni/ae, is now on its way to mailboxes across the world. This issue features an account of the youth trip to the ELCA Youth Gathering in Detroit by high school student Alice Tracey; campus ministry news from Pastor Kathleen Reed, Pastor Kari Jo Verhulst, Jessica Chicka of Boston…

In Memory of Jeremy Kremer-McNeil

Amy Kremer, Taylor McNeil, and Emily Kremer-McNeil shared these words: Jeremy Alexander Kremer-McNeil, age 15, of Arlington, Massachusetts, died on September 4, 2015. Jeremy is the beloved son of Amy Kremer and Taylor McNeil, and brother of Emily. He is also survived by his grandmother, Esther Kremer; aunts Betsy (Kremer) Lane and Jenny (McNeil) Foerster; uncle Randall…