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Lutheran Campus Ministry is a student faith community that welcomes diversity, questioning, and honest relationships. Though it says “Lutheran” in our name, you don’t have to be a Lutheran – or even know anything about church – to get involved. If you are a UW-Madison, Edgewood College, or any other post-secondary student this place is for you.

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COVID-19 Resources for our Lutheran Campus Ministry Community

It has been an extraordinary time as our world faces historic challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic. Amid the stress and uncertainty, it’s never been more critical to stay connected with one another, even as we practice social distancing to reduce transmission and keep each other healthy and safe.  Below are a number of resources available to our community during this uncertain time.

Food Resources

While our Taste of Grace Community Lunch is not being held at this time, here are some food resources for those still in proximity to campus. 

The Keep Food Pantry
Thursdays 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm at Luther Memorial (1021 University)

UHS Food Assistance




Online Community

Coffee Break – 10am Mondays

Social Justice Lunch – 12:30pm Tuesdays

Thursday Faith Conversation – 8:00pm Thursdays

Sign up for emails, follow our Facebook page @lcm.madison  and join our LCM Community Facebook group to get all the updates.




While public worship has been suspended at this time, we can share several resources for worship from home.

Luther Memorial Church – released on Sundays

Bethel Lutheran Church – Sundays – 7:45am, 9am and 11:15am Live Stream on Facebook and YouTube.

Partner Congregations

Find a list of worship at home opportunities here.

LCM Student Center

Spring Semester Hours:
Mon-Thurs (9am – 9pm)
Friday (9am – 2pm)
Sunday (2pm – 9pm)

Summer Hours:
Mon-Thurs (9am – 2pm)

Located on the corner of N Mills & University, this is the place for students to gather, find free coffee, and a place to belong.

Taste of Grace Lunch

Weekdays at Noon

Each day at noon*, Lutheran Campus Ministry invites you to gather around a table for a free lunch – a Taste of Grace.

*Taste of Grace Lunch is offered during Fall & Spring semesters only.

Worship & Communion

Sundays and Thursdays

Come to connect with others and with God, grow in your faith and pray for a world in need. Gather for Sunday worship at 10:30am and join in discussion over lunch at about noon. Campus Communion takes place on Thursdays at 12:20pm.

In Memoriam – Pr Brent Christianson
 September 12, 1951 – May 13, 2020

View more information and to learn how we are honoring and remembering Pastor Brent.

LCM Blog

Find new ways to connect with Lutheran Campus Ministry and the community here. Explore the blog articles for an in-depth look into our ministry, plans for the future and the lives of the students who call this place home. Lutheran Campus Ministry publishes a print newsletter 3-4 times/year. Visit the Newsletter page to download and read our newsletters. If you are a student, alumni, or friend of LCM and would like to write for the blog please contact

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About Us

Responding to God’s call, Lutheran Campus Ministry creates an affirming community that provides students with opportunities to deepen faith, engage minds, and serve neighbors.

Lutheran Campus Ministry is centered in Jesus Christ’s embodiment of the love and grace of God. In that spirit, we welcome all UW-Madison, Madison College, and Edgewood students, faculty, and staff to be a part of this community of faith, worship, service, and fellowship.

As I reflect on my time in Lutheran Campus Ministry, I am most thankful to God for the people that God brought into my life.

From Rev. Tom Dowling, Pastor at Williams Bay Lutheran Church

It is my hope that I can help to create and shape Christian communities that are as vibrant and active as what I experienced at LCM!

– Ryan Panzer, LCM Alum, MDiv Student in Theology through Luther Seminary


Lutheran Campus Ministry wouldn’t be possible without the generous donations of individuals and congregations who support this ministry. Lutheran Campus Ministry of Madison is a qualified 501(c)3 organization and your donation is tax deductible. You will receive a letter confirming your donation. Please show your support by making your tax-deductible donation today.
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