Becoming a Member

When you come to Upper Dublin you are already part of our church community. As people feel a deepening level of commitment, home, and ownership within the congregation they become members.

New Member Classes

We hold New Member Classes a few times a year for anyone interested in joining UDLC or just finding out more about us. These include a weeknight social gathering where we get to know each other and some of our church leaders, including the staff and pastors. We then host a one-day session on a Saturday.  Our emphasis for these two gatherings is on getting to know each other, forming connections and building relationships. We help you discover your spiritual gifts using the online spiritual gifts assessment below and use them to become involved in ways that bring you joy, share more about the congregation, and some information about Lutheranism. Although we call it a "class" its really more about building connections and relationships and helping you feel at home. If you would like more information please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Jo-Lyn Brace.

  E-mail Jo-Lyn Brace

  Online Spiritual Gifts Assessment

  Explanation of Spiritual Gifts (PDF)

Resources on Lutheranism

Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber at the National Youth Gathering

Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber of the House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver shares her story in becoming a Lutheran and the heart of what it means to be a Lutheran for her. Nadia is the author of two great books on Lutheranism: Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint and Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People

Rick Steves: Luther and the Reformation

Five hundred years ago, Martin Luther kicked off the Protestant Reformation, which contributed to the birth of our modern age. In this one-hour special — filmed on location in Europe — Rick Steves tells the story of a humble monk who lived a dramatic life. Rick visits key sites relating to the Reformation (including Erfurt, Wittenberg, and Rome) and explores the complicated political world of 16th-century Europe — from indulgences to iconoclasts, and from the printing press to the Counter-Reformation. It’s a story of power, rebellion, and faith that you’ll never forget.


Lutheranism 101


This brief pamphlet (click the image above) contains brief history of Lutheranism and a description of some of its most important themes. "During the 16th century, Martin Luther challenged the teachings, practices and structures of the Roman Catholic Church. He insisted that the central message of Christianity is the good news that sinners become recon- ciled to God by grace through faith because of the saving work of Jesus Christ."

  • Justification by Grace Through Faith
  • Law and Gospel
  • Means of Grace
  • Theology of the Cross
  • Sinners and Saints
  • Vocation
  • Contextual Theology

Why Lutheran?

Former ELCA Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson responds to the question, "Why Lutheran?"


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