ULC Demolition, Part 2

A week ago we posted initial pictures from UCL from Robin Muench. Here are further pictures of the ULC Demolition. Thanks to Doran for letting ULC salvage the stained glass, altar, and other things for use in ULC’s new building when they build it.

About Norm Fisher

Norm was raised in the UCC in Connecticut, and like many fell away from the church after high school. With this background he saw it primarily as a service organization. On the miracle of his first child he came back to the church. On moving to Texas a few years later he found a home in Lutheranism when he was invited to a confessional church a half-hour away by our new neighbors.

He is one of those people who found a like mind in computers while in Middle School and has been programming ever since. He's responsible for many websites, including the Book of Concord, LCMSsermons.com, and several other sites.

He has served the church in various positions, including financial secretary, sunday school teacher, elder, PTF board member, and choir member.

More of his work can be found at KNFA.net.


ULC Demolition, Part 2 — 16 Comments

  1. Sure will be nice if they are able to build new church and use some items of the old church in the new church!

  2. How many district/synod officials or other supervisors came out to help? I’ll bet none showed their faces. What a shame and waste. This is the Lord’s work in the LCMS? Disgusting, to say the least.

  3. Psalm 84 (King James Version)

    1 How amiable are thy tabernacles, O Lord of hosts!

    2 My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the Lord: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.

    3 Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O Lord of hosts, my King, and my God.

    4 Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee. Selah.

    5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them.

    6 Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth the pools.

    7 They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God.

  4. How did the existence of the ULC keep the Minnesota South district from going ahead with their vision for some new and different student ministries? How was the existence of this congregation an impediment to their doing something new?

  5. Where are the voices of any of our synodical officials right now as this painful occurrence is taking place?

  6. @Mrs. Hume #8
    Well, the original stated plan was to use the sale of lamb sandwiches to fund the “outreach” to goats and wolves project. Step one, was intended as a fund raiser for step two. The real question is why (after the convention voted to give a big slug of the money raised by step one back to the abused sheep, and the procedes were no longer sufficient to fund the step two goats and wolves outreach) did the MNS District close on the sale? Kind of makes it look like step one was the real focus after all.
    -Matt Mills ULC ’85

  7. @Noreen #10
    Where’s the big glossy article in the Lutheran Witness? (BTW, Did they get the Trinity stones in the end? How about the Evangelist windows?)

  8. @Matthew Mills #12
    They did get the Trinity stones, and also both of the stained glass windows in the Chancel. I don’t know the fate of the Evangelist windows or the cornerstone.

  9. Today, August 10, 2012 AD, at 10:30 AM, at the former home of University Lutheran Chapel, Minneapolis, the wall that had held one of the sets of stained glass panels forming a cross above where the altar had stood, was torn down, leaving only rubble.

    Peter Wagner, a student member of ULC filmed this final act:


    Lord have mercy and forgive those individuals that wrought this evil.

  10. It is with a deep sadness that I write this. This bickering between UlC and the district must stop. The District Convention voted to provide ULC with $2,000,000 to continue Campus Ministry at the University of Minnesota. So it is about time to forgive and move on. I encourage both the people at ULC and The Minnesota South District to sit down and talk so that there may be reconciliation and the work of the Lord be done. A good place to start is at Matthew 18: 15-20.

    Bob Bauer, a concerned LCMS member from the North Dakota District

  11. @Robert Bauer #15
    As a member of ULC we have asked the MNS to sit down many times and they have no interest in reconciliation. Maybe if they would have talked with us earlier, I wouldn’t have to see my church be reduced to rubble.

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