Building Together. In Christ. For Mission.
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The Building Together in Christ. for Mission. Capital Campaign recently celebrated two milestones thanks to the generosity of the congregations in the Nebraska District LCMS and their members, the Dunklau Foundation, and the support of Chapel alumni and friends throughout Nebraska and beyond.
Renovation of the District Office in Seward was finished this summer. This renovation has made the District Office more user-friendly for our congregations, staff and visitors. The staff of Emmanuel-Faith School, York met at the District office for their staff planning day, and the office has hosted LCEF events and other workshops.
In October, renovation work at University Lutheran Chapel in Lincoln was finished and celebrated with an open house and dedication service. The Chapel has been updated with a design that is now fully ADA compliant, expands the fellowship space, and creates a more inviting exterior. An improved floor plan allows for this updated space to be used as a ministry hub to further support, encourage, and enable the faith growth of students and the surrounding community, through new partnerships between Nebraska District LCMS congregations and ministries; Concordia University, Nebraska; and GracePoint Institute for Relational Health.
While renovation work at these ministry centers is now complete, the campaign to raise the needed funds for both projects continues. To date, nearly $2.6 million of the $4.5 million needed has been received in gifts and pledges. Gifts to the campaign earmarked to support the Chapel are being matched by the Dunklau Foundation.
During the Nebraska District Convention, President Snow dedicated the renovations at the University Lutheran Chapel in Lincoln and the District Office in Seward. In doing so, he kicked off the Building Together. In Christ. For Mission. Capital Campaign which makes possible many necessary updates so the Nebraska District can better bring Christ’s light to the world through these ministry centers.
The ministry at the University Lutheran Chapel has blessed many students studying at UNL over the years, helping many students develop a deeper understanding of their faith and leading others to faith for the first time. Click on any of these student testimonies to view larger.