Grace is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), located within the Minneapolis Area Synod (MAS) of the ELCA. We have been a Reconciling in Christ (ReconcilingWorks) congregation since 1985, welcoming all who wish to participate regardless of sexual orientation, economic status, or ethnic identity. We have a strong and unique partnership with Lutheran Campus Ministry-Twin Cities, which is housed within our building. Our church building is fully accessible with a ramp, elevator, and handicap-accessible restrooms.
Our church building is located in the geographical center of the Twin Cities metro area, on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota, next to the Fairview-University Medical Center. We openly welcome students and hospital visitors, those who pass by our doors each day and those who are drawn to this vibrant neighborhood for a variety of reasons.
Grace has a unique founding and history, which you can read about more on our History page.
GRACE’S LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT STATEMENT
At Grace University Lutheran Church, we gather on ancestral Dakota land, storied ground connected to its people. We recognize that our federal government, supported by the Christian church, removed our Indigenous siblings from this land, often by violence, coercion, and fraud. Our faith now calls and compels us to learn and live the truth; we commit ourselves to the journey of justice and healing.
Read A Beginning History of the Land Under Grace University Lutheran Church to learn how land that was once the place of Dakota people became “ours”. Learn why we acknowledge the land and how we follow the call to go beyond land acknowledgement in actions for justice for Indigenous people: Land Acknowledgement and Beyond.