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In Memory of Brita Stendahl

We give thanks for the life of Brita Stendahl, a longtime member of University Lutheran Church, who died on February 11, 2016 after a long illness. She was 92. Brita was a writer, translator, educator, and scholar in Scandinavian and comparative literature and culture and in theology. She held bachelors degrees in theology (1949) and…

Annual Meeting News 2016

Congratulations to those elected to positions of leadership at the 2016 annual congregational meeting on Sunday, January 31, 2016: Claye Metelmann, and Erika Oleson, Laura Tracey, and Hernan Villarroel were elected to two-year terms on the Church Council Laura Gilson was re-elected to a one-year student term on the Church Council Edward A. Bucher was…

Community Forum on Genome Editing

UniLu member Erin Cram, associate professor of biology at Northeastern University, spoke to the Community Forum about genome editing on January 24, 2016. Thanks to Erin for a fascinating presentation and for sharing the slides from her talk!

In Memory of Helmut Koester

We give thanks for the life of the Reverend Professor Dr. Helmut Koester, who died at home on January 1, 2016. He was 89 years old. One of the nation’s foremost scholars of the New Testament and early Christianity, Helmut Koester began teaching at Harvard Divinity School in 1958, and continued to teach at both…

In Memory of Alice Argon

We give thanks for the life of Alice Argon, who died of cancer on Sunday, December 13, 2015. In a letter to the congregation, Pastors Kathleen Reed and Kari Jo Verhulst wrote: Alice was a devoted member of UniLu and held many leadership roles, especially in worship, where she served as a deacon, intercessor, planner,…

2015 Inkspot Published

The 2015 edition of the Inkspot, UniLu’s annual newsletter for members and alumni/ae, is now on its way to mailboxes across the world. This issue features an account of the youth trip to the ELCA Youth Gathering in Detroit by high school student Alice Tracey; campus ministry news from Pastor Kathleen Reed, Pastor Kari Jo…

In Memory of Jeremy Kremer-McNeil

Amy Kremer, Taylor McNeil, and Emily Kremer-McNeil shared these words: Jeremy Alexander Kremer-McNeil, age 15, of Arlington, Massachusetts, died on September 4, 2015. Jeremy is the beloved son of Amy Kremer and Taylor McNeil, and brother of Emily. He is also survived by his grandmother, Esther Kremer; aunts Betsy (Kremer) Lane and Jenny (McNeil) Foerster;…

In Memory of Eleanora Otto Halfman

Ellie and Bob Halfman
Ellie Halfman and her late husband Bob at University Lutheran in 2004. Photo by Chris Pollari.

We are grateful for the life of Eleanora Otto Halfman, who died on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at the age of 90. The only remaining charter member of University Lutheran Church, Ellie was a faithful part of our community for 86 years.