Common Cup

Friday, August 23, 2019
Gettysburg Campus
Philadelphia Campus
Both Campuses

Philadelphia Chapel

Please join us for a celebratory opening Eucharist on August 28th. Chapel on the Philadelphia campus will then run as follows:
Tuesdays 6 pm - Preacher Feature
Voices in and around our ULS community will be featured in an abbreviated service of word.
Wednesdays 11:45 am - Celebration of Eucharist
Thursdays 6 pm - Dinner Chapel
Fridays 11:45 am - Friday Fieldtrips
After we gather for a brief blessing, we will venture to various houses of worship and/or historical sites known for their particular role in the fabric of Philadelphia. Each site will be announced in the Common Cup.

Healthy Adams County Walk on Seminary Campus

Healthy Adams County promotes fitness and physical opportunities in the area. A series of walks are offered this fall. The September 11 walk, 2.1-miles long, will begin and end at the Seminary, Gettysburg campus. The walk will begin any time between 4:45 - 6:00 pm, from the parking lot on the western side parking lot. Rain or shine except for thunderstorms. Dogs on leashes are welcome. Call 717 337-4137 OR check the Healthy Adams County Facebook Page to check for cancellation.

Pastoral care for the Gettysburg community of ULS

Pastoral Care will continue to be offered during the upcoming semesters at the Gettysburg Campus. Chaplain Terry McCarthy will be present on campus on Tuesdays through Fridays during for worship, and the mid day break from 11:30 to 2:30 . He can also be reached via email at or via phone or text at 717357-8644. Pastor Terry very much looks forward to seeing returning students and meeting those who are new to our community and continuing to provide spiritual friendship and accompaniment to all students

Search for Students to attend Christian Unity Gathering

The National Council of Churches (NCC) will host the 6th annual Christian Unity Gathering (CUG) October 14-15, 2019 at the Holiday Inn Newport News, VA-City Center. The theme is, “Confronting the Hierarchy of Human Value: Revisiting our Past and Naming God’s Preferred Future.” More information can be found at
The National Council of Churches is sponsoring registration for two ULS students. Interested Students can apply through application available on ULS Student Body Canvas Page under "Recent Announcements"
Applications due August 31 at 12:00 PM

YWCA Passes available

The cost this year is $75 for a full year and $37.50 for a half year.
The green cards to renew a membership or to start a new membership are available in the mailroom on the first floor of Valentine Hall.
Pay by cash or check only, checks payable to United Lutheran Seminary.

IT Department seeks assistance with Zoom classes

The ULS IT department is looking for several people to assist with Zoom synch classes on the Philadelphia campus.  This is a paying position between 3-6 hours per week.  Please contact Don Redman ( if you are interested.  We are scheduling now so please reply as soon as possible.

Orientation for New Students

Orientation sessions for new students will be 2:30-6 p.m. Aug. 26 on the Philadelphia Campus, Aug. 27 on the Gettysburg campus.
Orientations will begin in the respective campus chapels.
Student volunteers are needed to help greet incoming new students and help organize and facilitate a post-orientation activity. Contact Evan Christensen ( in Gettysburg, and Eileen Ruppel-Doan ( if you would like to help.  A full program of the days' events will be forthcoming shortly." Thanks!!

Seminary Ridge Museum Legacy Weekend

Throughout the 19th century, south-central Pennsylvania was “freedom’s frontier.” For decades, enslaved persons escaped the brutality of slavery across the Mason-Dixon line as slavecatchers prowled the region. African-American communities thrived here. During the Civil War, African-Americans joined the United States Army and fought to extend freedom to all Americans.
On September 14, 2019, join the staff of Seminary Ridge Museum on a tour as they visit sites of importance in the fight for freedom. For more information and to register, visit

Free Books for Students

Students are invited to come take free books and ministry resources from Barry Hill's collection. The books are located in the Communications office, room 213, on the 2nd floor of Valentine Hall.