Downtown Pittsburgh’s Lutheran Campus Ministry
First Lutheran Church welcomes students, faculty, and staff of our Pittsburgh’s colleges and universities with special focus on our downtown schools, Point Park and Duquesne Universities.
As an expression of First’s partnership with Point Park University, Pastor Jennifer McCurry serves as Point Park’s campus Coordinator for Spiritual Life. In that role, she provides support for students, staff, faculty, and administrators of all faith backgrounds as they seek to practice or explore their faith, engage in interfaith dialogue with others, and reflect on how academic work and faith traditions inform one another. Pastor Jennifer also regularly spends time on Duquesne University’s campus, though without an institutional relationship to the school.
As a part of First Lutheran Church’s campus ministry outreach, our young adult group (ages 18-35ish) includes undergraduate and graduate students, as well as working professionals. We gather for friendship, service projects, and faith explorations such as book studies and retreats. Many of our young adults are deeply involved in the wider ministry of First, regularly serving in choirs, on committees, and in liturgy.
First also supports the ministry of Lutheran Campus Ministry of Greater Pittsburgh, which works especially with the campuses of the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, Carlow University, and Chatham University. For more information about their ministry, go to: http://www.lucpgh.com/