What we want for you to know, more than anything else, is that you belong. The world constantly reminds us of what we are not. And life has a tendency to make us feel alone. But you are a holy creation — made, loved, and claimed by God.
Which means you belong. Just as you are.
And the experience of belonging can give you freedom. Freedom to really be who you are. Freedom to really connect with others. Freedom to really dig into community, and make a difference in the world.
Join us at LCM as we explore what it means to belong to God, to one another, and to the world. You don’t have to be Lutheran — or any other faith — to join us. If you are a UW-Madison, Edgewood College, Madison College, or any other post-secondary student, we are here for you. Click on any of the links below to find out details about how we’re living out God’s mission here in Madison and in the world.
Events for Students
These events are held during the UW Fall and Spring academic terms.
Decorate LCM for Christmas!
Thursday, November 30, at 4pm
Gather with friends as we decorate the Student Center for the Advent season! We’ll have special holiday treats, decorations you can make, and a festive playlist. If you can’t make it before worship, you can still decorate after dinner. Please wear your favorite holiday sweater!
Thursday Nights at LCM: Advent Services
Thursdays, November 30 & December 7, at 5:30pm
We gather for Evening Prayer every Thursday at 5:30pm, next door at Luther Memorial Church. This brief contemplative service includes music, scripture, and time for reflection and prayer. After worship, we share dinner and fellowship at the Student Center at about 6:00pm.
Thursday Nights at LCM: Lessons & Carols Service
Thursday, December 14, at 5:30pm
We gather for Evening Prayer every Thursday at 5:30pm, next door at Luther Memorial Church. This brief contemplative service includes music, scripture, and time for reflection and prayer. After worship, we share dinner and fellowship at the Student Center at about 6:00pm. This is our last Evening Prayer service of the semester.
Thursday Nights at LCM
Thursdays at 5:30pm
We gather for Evening Prayer every Thursday at 5:30pm, next door at Luther Memorial Church. This brief contemplative service includes music, scripture, and time for reflection and prayer. The music changes from season to season, and sometimes the service includes a short reflection. After worship, we share dinner and fellowship at the Student Center at about 6:00pm.
Newcomers Small Group!
This fall, all newcomer students are invited to join us for a small group discussion on Belovedness: Finding God (and self) on campus. LCM Student Leaders will lead the conversation and help you acclimate to faith and life in Madison. Register here: tinyurl.com/lcmnewcomers
Worship at Luther Memorial
Sundays 8:15am or 10:30am
We worship with Luther Memorial Church on Sundays at 8:15 or 10:30am. Luther Memorial, an intergenerational congregation founded by UW students in 1907, offers worship that reflects the richness of Christian tradition and music. Get more information at Luther Memorial website.
Blog Posts on Student Life
by Miller, 2023-2024 LCM Fellow October is LGBTQ+ history month. October 11 is National Coming Out Day. National Coming Out Day is an annual day that spreads awareness of people “coming out of the closet.” It gives visibility to the lgbtq+ community, whether people...
by Brittany, LCM Staff Parents and mentors tell us that friendships in college often become lifelong connections. They usually follow it up with a story about that one particular event in college with a friend or a group of friends they're still close with today....
This song kills two birds with one stone. First, it perfectly puts words to some of my insecurities which is reflective in and of itself, but the secondly after Searcy explains these scenarios in which one may feel anxious, sad or guilty, he says, “I’m sorry no...
Located across from the Chemistry building at the corner of University & Mills, the student center is open Monday – Thursday. You will find free coffee, occasional treats, and a great space to study or socialize!
The Keep Food Pantry
The Keep Food Pantry serves students, staff, and faculty of University of Wisconsin-Madison, Edgewood College, and Madison College. The Keep Food Pantry is open Thursdays 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm.
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. Read more.