Thank you for your interest in University Chapel!
If you are new to our community and would like to learn more about us and meet some of our members, we invite you to join us at a Connections Lunch. They take place every few months after service. Details can be found in the church bulletin, on our online calendar, or by contacting Christina.
Welcome to our website. It is wonderful to have you visiting with us and checking us out. As someone new, you will have questions: “Who are these people? Will I fit in with them? Do I want to fit in with them? Will they make me welcome?” These are important concerns and we really desire that your answers are positive. But there is an even more important question – “Will I find God here?”. We hope you will like us and we hope that we will make you feel welcome, but, even more, we hope that whenever you encounter us you will experience God. Whether coming for Sunday worship, bumping into us in the daily round, or joining one of our formal ministry activities, we deeply desire that you will find God and grow in your walk with Him.
If you are looking for a church community, make finding God your primary goal. If we create a space for you to discover God and process the big questions of life in His light, don’t hesitate to join us even if you find us a bit strange. If, on the other hand, another church fits you better and draws you closer to God, know that we bless you, and that community of our brothers and sisters, when you choose to settle there.
Finding God is the greatest adventure life can offer, but like all real adventures it is not easy. Therefore take the journey seriously. As for us, since “the heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure” (Jer 17:9), we take seriously the command to “teach and admonish one another with all wisdom” (Col 3:16). Since the road is tough (Matt 7:14), we try to be a place where we “carry each other’s burdens” (Gal 6:2) and where we “encourage one another and build each other up” (1 Thess 5:11). Because our God is love (1 John 4:8), we seek to “love each other deeply” (1 Peter 4:8) by being “kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other just as God in Christ, forgave us” (Eph 4:32). Most importantly, because we are all sinners (Rom 3:23), we hope that, like us, you will find “peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” (Rom 5:1).
May the grace of our God be with you,