Chapel Series: Wild and Precious Hope

Join us in chapel for our series on Wild and Precious Hope.

Monday, January 8 at 10:40 am: Mindful Monday with Jermaine Nelson

Tuesday, January 9 at 11:30: Rev. David Wrightsman, Interim Associate University Pastor, preaching.

Wednesday, January 10 at 10:40am: President Paul Pribbenow preaching.

Thursday, January 11 at 11:30 am: One Voice Choir: Out in Our Schools. Minnesota’s only (and one of the nation’s largest) LGBTA chorus. Before chapel at 9:45am, 60 middle school students will join with the chorus in an “Out in Our Schools Concert.”

Friday, January 12 at 10:40am:  Pastor Babette Chatman, Community Collaborative Partner, Redeemer Center for Life and Redeemer Lutheran Church, preaching.

Tuesday, January 16 at 11:30 am: Mathew Berger, Pastoral Intern

Wednesday, January 17 at 10:40 am: Rev. Sonja Hagander, University Pastor and Director of Campus Ministries


New Life Band Welcomed to Chapel

New_Life_BandWe welcomed the New Life Band to daily chapel today, all the way from Tanzania!  Eight musicians shared their vocal and drumming gifts along with a narrative of their mission. For their last selection, they invited students up to join them in dancing to their lively drumming and vocals.

The New Life Band is an “inter-denominational ministry that serves as an instrument to transform the lives of youth and students within Tanzania through the Gospel of Jesus Christ by giving them hope and opportunity by knowing that they are loved.” They are currently working to raise funds for a women’s dormitory building at a Tanzanian school. For more info:

Urban Plunge Program Kick-Off a Success!

Screen Shot 2015-09-29 at 5.06.59 PMThis last weekend the Urban Plunge program officially began again for the year! Urban Plunge is where middle school and high school youth groups from churches in the area come for an overnight retreat from Friday through Saturday. During this time they go out onto Light Rail and visit different parts of Minneapolis while engaging issues such as racism, homelessness and class issues. They talk about how we can work to break the cycles that contribute to these things and see how faith can speak to these issues. Last weekend a group from Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church in Plymouth came. 13 youth and adults came and had a great weekend learning and exploring.

Are you interested in getting involved with Urban Plunge? Would you like to schedule your own for your church youth group? Contact Jacie Richmond, Pastoral Intern, or Greg Lewis, Bonner Leader, at and

How do girlfriends “do” theology? A message from Babette Chatman

babetteWhat is theology?

How do girlfriends “do” theology?

Theology is addressing issues that we could simply classify as human issues. DTwG (our weekly bible study group) looks at issues from a girl’s perspective. We experience the questions together and together we explore answers!

Questions such as: Why is life the way it is?  What do we believe?  and Why?  Where is God in our suffering?  And many, many more questions.

Let’s gather every Monday: block out an hour of your time Girlfriends and let’s do theology starting Monday, September 14 @ 7:00pm in the Millie Nelson room!