ULC would like to share a volunteer opportunity especially good for UCLA students (or anyone!) already aiming to do a mission trip. Garden of Hope, in Thailand, is looking for people to teach children English (or anything you’d like, in fact, e.g. art or music, or leading a bible study, which is a pretty awesome).
You can go for two weeks, summer, a quarter, etc., and MAY be able to get UCLA credit. No special qualifications or knowledge of Thai is required. Lodging isn’t free but they can set you up with $25/night hotel that includes breakfast & dinner; a decent lunch can be bought for as little as $1.
Garden of Hope describes itself as an “organization that protects vulnerable and at-risk children and teenage women from abuse and exploitation in Southeast Asia and equips and enables them to develop maturity and responsibility, bearing fruit for the glory of God”. To learn more, visit their website, or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will set you up with the representatives of the organization.
ULC will be hosting a Pumpkin Carving Party / Potluck on Friday, October 25th. For details and to RSVP, click on the invite below. Pumpkins can be purchased at the nearby Ralph’s for $6, or smaller ones (perhaps not fully suitable for carving) from the nearby Trader Joe’s for a bit cheaper. Hope to see you there!
ULC is excited to introduce Rev. Bob Rossow, who will be serving here at interim pastor starting this Sunday, October 20th! This will actually not be Rev. Rossow’s first time serving at ULC; he was also our interim pastor about a decade ago, and we’re so glad that he was willing to return and help us out once again. When not at ULC, Rev. Rossow can be found at Concordia University Irvine, where he serves as full-time Assistant Professor of Theology, and also as Director of the Pre-Seminary Studies Program. His Concordia faculty page, which includes a brief biography, is available here.
If you see him, please introduce yourself, and help him feel at home here!
We have quite a few copies of the LBW (Lutheran Book of Worship, i.e. the green, 1978, pew edition) that need a new home or homes, preferably an LCMS church. Contact us (email@example.com) if you are interested. Thank you!
We may have spoken too soon when we said that the sexton program is full for the 2013-2014 UCLA school year and summer. If you’re interested in the sexton program (and once you’ve read all about it on the Sexton Program page), please don’t hesitate to add yourself to the callback list. We ask that you not send applications until/unless they are requested, so that the application is the most up to date and relevant. Putting yourself on the callback list is the ONLY way to guarantee that we will be sure to get back to you if/when we are taking applications. If you have questions that the Sexton Program portion of our website (including the sexton program manual, made available there) doesn’t answer, or would like to come see the place and meet us, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Rev. Ronald George Goerss, founder of our Lutheran Campus Ministry here at UCLA and who also dedicated and was the first pastor to serve at the newly constructed University Lutheran Chapel. He passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 4, 2013. His obituary contains many details about his life and achievements, from being recruited by the NBA to helping out ULC to becoming VP of an international firm. We thank him for all he did for us. Prayers go out to his wife, Elizabeth, and his daughter, sons, and grandchildren.
We’ve filled all the rooms and beds for next year, and are no longer taking applications. For now and until further notice, if you are interested in applying, be sure to put yourself on our callback list (see Sexton Program page). That way, if someone’s plans change and a space opens up, you’ll be contacted and invited to apply. Consider it our VIP/insider mailing list for people who want first dibs on openings! It can’t hurt to be on the list. Thank you to everyone who inquired and/or applied. We wish we had more spaces!