We are a church that rolls up our sleeves and gets to work. We put our faith into action by engaging in a wide variety of outreach activities in our neighborhood, community and world.
Kids Hope USA
Kids Hope USA is a national, non-profit organization which facilitates mentoring relationships with at-risk children through a church-school partnership. Their motto is "One Child. One Hour. One School. One Church." Twelve ULC members serve as mentors at Forest View Elementary School in Lansing.
Want to better understand how the program works? Watch this incredibly touching and inspiring 26-minute video which describes the profound impact Kids Hope mentors can have on children’s lives simply by being one child’s personal “cheerleader”.
To learn about how you can become a mentor, please contact Barb Kissling.
The ULC Book Nook shares the same basic idea with neighborhood little lending libraries with one major difference. We want folks to keep the books they take from our nook. The purpose of our book nook is to spread God’s Love and the Christian gospel to all of our neighbors including the MSU community. Each book is labeled so the recipient will know it is a gift and they will know where it came from and how to contact the church for more information about ULC if desired. Learn more.
God's Work. Our Hands. Sunday
Since it's inception in 2013, ULC members and friends have joined Lutherans across the country for a day of service on "God's Work. Our Hands Sunday." Projects are available for volunteers of all ages and abilities. For the past five years, we have joined our neighbors from the Islamic Center to package over 50,000 dehydrated meals. In 2019, our neighbors from University United Methodist joined us for this multi-congregational event. Other GWOH projects have included making blankets, clearing parks and nature areas, singing hymns at senior centers and many others.
View highlights from our joint solar panel project with our neighbors at the Islamic Center. To learn more about the ULC Earthkeeping Team, contact Brandon DuBois-Jones.
Friendship House MSU