Our Lutheran Connections

ULS has a rich history of building sustainable partnerships with several national, international and local organizations neighboring our Philadelphia and Gettysburg campuses to better serve the greater Lutheran community.

ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America)

The ELCA's 65 synods vary greatly in size, geography, membership, staffing and program. The synods are grouped into nine regions, which are points of connection for them and the churchwide organization. Synods unite the work of congregations within their areas, serve as regional support, and guide pastoral and other staff candidates. In order to strengthen the relationship between synod leaders and the churchwide office, many churchwide teams relate to and support the work of the synods. ULS is part of Regions 7 & 8 of the ELCA.

Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod (SEPA)

ULS Philadelphia is pleased to offer office space to the Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod (SEPA) of the ELCA – “Lutherans together: Loving God. Reflecting Jesus. Serving our neighbors.” Bishop Patricia Ann Curtis Davenport is the first African-American woman to be elected a bishop in the 3.8-million-member ELCA. She was recently elected Vice-Chair of the ELCA Conference of Bishops.

Reconciling Works - Lutherans for Full Participation

United Lutheran Seminary is a Reconciling in Christ Seminary

Since 1974, Reconciling Works: Lutherans for Full Participation has advocated for the full welcome, inclusion, and equity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual/aromantic (LGBTQIA+) Lutherans in all aspects of the life of their Church, congregations, and community. In relationships built through outreach and education, Reconciling Works shares Christ's message, the Gospel, which is for everyone equally.

The Lutheran World Federation

"We are a global communion of churches in the Lutheran tradition, living and working together for a just, peaceful, and reconciled world. We strive to put our Christian faith into action through humanitarian and development work, advocacy, shared witness, and dialogue." Read more.

Lower Susquehanna Synod


Little Jimmie’s Catering

Owner Jimmie Reed has a long history with the Mt. Airy neighborhood and continued to make and deliver school lunches to local children during the pandemic. ULS Philadelphia lends kitchen space to Little Jimmie’s Catering Company, the default caterer for campus events. Owner Jimmie Reed has a long history with the Mt. Airy community, delivering school lunches and catering events in the area. ULS is proud to be associated with Mr. Reed an have the opportunity to enjoy the fruits of his labor!

Jimmie Reed

Mt. Airy Learning Tree

ULS Philadelphia offers evening and weekend classroom space in the Brossman Center through the Mt. Airy Learning Tree. M.A.L.T. strives to strengthen and enrich the diverse community of Northwest Philadelphia by providing opportunities for individuals to come together in educational and recreational activities.

Gettysburg Black History Museum

ULS Gettysburg offers space in Valentine Hall to the Gettysburg Black History Museum, whose mission is to showcase the challenges and life experiences of Black people who lived in and fled through Gettysburg on their way north in search of freedom.

Stewardship of Life Institute

The Stewardship of Life Institute, founded in 1994, is headquartered at United Lutheran Seminary, with campuses in Philadelphia and Gettysburg, PA. The Institute’s mission is to serve stewardship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Seminary Ridge Museum & Education Center

The mission is to restore, preserve and maintain the national historic Civil War properties, architecture and historic legacies of Seminary Ridge, and provide related education and communication of these legacies for the general public. Learn more.

Music, Gettysburg!

A variety of concerts held in the Chapel or outdoor pavilion on the ULS Gettysburg campus. Learn more.