About Us

All Are Welcome Here!

We are a Reconciling in Christ church (reconcilingworks.org) in Eugene, Oregon that is part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (elca.org). Our congregation focuses on building community, providing meaningful worship experiences, and exploring the Bible, theology, and social issues through diverse educational opportunities. We are committed to advocating for and working directly with unhoused people, sharing our space, collaborating with other churches and community organizations to do ministry more effectively, and supporting one another and our neighbors as we journey through life together.

The name of our congregation comes from a village mentioned in the Gospel of Luke.

“On the day Jesus was reported to have risen from the dead, two followers walking from Jerusalem to Emmaus were met by Jesus, but their eyes were kept from recognizing him. As they walked along he ‘interpreted to them the things about himself in all the scriptures . . . . Upon reaching their destination, the followers invited the stranger to stay with them. When he blessed and broke the bread, the two recognized him to be Jesus, who then vanished from their sight. In joy they returned to Jerusalem to share ‘what had happened on the road, and how he had been made known to them in the breaking of the bread.’” (Luke 24:27, 35 NRSV)

Our mission statement is:

United in response to grace,
Empowered by the Holy Spirit,
Serving the Lord with gladness!

You might find it helpful to read more about our denomination as well as our building’s history. We also encourage you to connect with us through one of our events or by joining us for Sunday worship.

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