About Us

Lent starts with an Ash Wednesday service on February 14 at 7pm. In the season of Lent, we worship at 5pm on Sundays, not 103:30am. After Sun worship in Lent, all are welcome to soup supper and Bible study. This year’s study is called, “Bible as Weapon? Exploring the ‘Clobber’ Texts.” See our whole Lenten Schedule with an explanation of that Bible study here.

During *most* of the academic calendar, our worship hour is Sunday at 10:30am. We gather for free food every Wed evening (“Chat and Chow”) at 5:45 followed by a rotation of Bible study, discussion, and worship. If you love to sing, we’ve got a choir that rehearses at 7:30pm on Wednesdays.

All are always welcome!

For an update on our Accessibility Project, click here!


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Finding 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 Registered Student Organization) and to the broader church (we’re a member of the Lutheran Student Movement). Unique for a university campus: we are a church not of only students but of students who get a chance to mix and mingle with the very supportive permanent members of Champaign-Urbana who worship here, many of whom feel like surrogate parents and grandparents. Lots, but not all, of our people are affiliated with the university in some way.

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 10:00am 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

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