St. Andrew's Lutheran Campus Center

COVID 19

We take COVID-19 seriously at St. Andrew’s and we believe faith and science are not mutually exclusive. We spent most of the 2020-2021 academic year meeting by Zoom, and we follow UIUC’s policies as closely...
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Worship

    Worship is central to our life together, and we worship liturgically. Our regular weekly service is on Sundays at 10:30am during the academic year (no services on academic breaks), and at varied times...
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Meet Our Leaders

St. Andrew’s is a student-led campus church; you can meet our staff and leadership below. Each year we elect a 9-month Church Council from active participants, most of whom are UIUC students. We hire two...
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Get Involved

  We grow food! We eat! We bless people leaving the community We worship We love candles We decorate for Christmas We give away watermelon We take spring break service trips We graduate We sing...
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About Us

All are always welcome!

Whew! It’s been a long pandemic. We are eager for fall semester 2021, and we are praying for students on their way to campus soon. Our COVID-19 information and policies are here. An update on Accessibility is here. To help us keep the faith on campus, go here.

WHO ARE WE?

St. Andrew's Peace FlagFinding a home away from home is not easy on a huge university campus. Neither is finding a place where one can ask the big questions of life without fear of being judged: Who am I? What is my purpose? Whom can I trust? To what or whom do I belong? What is the meaning of life? What is the meaning of my life? Who is God and what does faith have to do with all this? What if I don’t know if I have faith? What if I have more doubt than faith?

St. Andrew’s is a place of welcome and grace — a place like home — to all who come through its doors. We are a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America and also a Campus Center with ties to both the University of Illinois (we are an official UIUC Registered Student Organization) and to the broader church (we’re a member of the Lutheran Student Movement). We are a student led church, but our doors are open to all. Others who worship with us can feel like surrogate parents or grandparents to our students, making our community a unique family. Lots, but not all, of our people are affiliated with the University of IL in some way. Though we are farther from its campus, Parkland College students are always welcome to join us for worship and programs.

Following in the way of Jesus, we welcome all without exception. We are a church Reconciled in Christ (we unequivocally support the LGBTQ+ community) and though our affiliation is Lutheran, we celebrate God’s diversity in culture, language, nationality, ethnicity, age, ability, gender, and orientation. We welcome your questions, your gifts, and your being.

We worship on Sundays at 10:30am during the academic year and at varying times in the summer. Our Council, made up of students, plans a great schedule of free food, fellowship, midweek evening contemplative worship, service and justice opportunities, study, and discussion through the year. See our Facebook Page or our FB posts on this web site for up-to-date happenings.

 

 

COVID Statement

COVID Statement

We are following UIUC policy as well as the CU Public Health District regarding COVID-19. For the benefit of the students we serve and the greater communities of CU, we remain well informed and vigilant. Please send us a note and follow us on Facebook if you’d like to be involved in our community of faith fall semester 2021. And click here for more detailed information.