About Us

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All in person worship and other gatherings are suspended at St. Andrew’s for an indefinite amount of time. We plan to follow 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 are being vigilant, staying well informed, and praying.
Please see the Pastoral Letters we have sent to the community for details. We DO plan to offer online worship at the times we normally would have been gathering in person. Watch for details of other virtual community gatherings.

In the church season of Lent, starting with Ash Wednesday on Feb 26, we move worship to Sunday evenings at 5:00pm followed by soup supper and Bible study (this year: “Contradiction in the Bible”). Our Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday services all happen at 7pm. See Lent 2020 for more detailed information.

 

Apart from the church season of Lent, our academic year worship hour is Sunday at 10:30am, and we share a home cooked meal on Wednesday at 5:45pm. Our summer worship times vary depending on the needs of our changing summer community. Please see our FB page for up to date details of our schedule and events, or send an email to lutherancampuscenter@gmail.com to receive our weekly Mailchimp email newsletter.

All are always welcome!

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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 church where students are the primary leaders, but our doors are open to all. Others who worship with us feel like surrogate parents and 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.

Contact Info

Address:
St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church and Campus Center
909 S Wright Street
Champaign, IL, 61820

Phone: (217) 344-1593
Email:  lutherancampuscenter@gmail.com

Office Hours

Monday – Friday, 10am — 2pm