Our Savior is committed to educational ministry and to providing a community of faith to travel within during each stage of life.
The congregation was established in 1955 as a ministry to and with Dartmouth students as well as to the surrounding communities. Students are regulars at Sunday worship. They’ve done service projects and served on committees, in the choir or as instrumentalists, as assisting ministers, ushers, and readers, on the Church Council, and as teachers.
OSLC’s Lutheran Campus Ministry works closely with the Tucker Center for Religious and Spiritual Life at Dartmouth as part of the United Campus Ministry.
Sharidan Russell ’18 is our part-time Youth and Young Adult minister. In addition to offering children’s sermons and getting youth to participate in worship, she hands out ice cream treats, invites kids for pizza, serves as a chaperone/teacher for Camp Calumet weekends, encourages Bike Tours, plans River Days, and is working hard to bring a multi-faith group of Dartmouth students to Palestine/Israel next spring. She’s also crazy about social justice and Martin Luther–good things!
Students Fighting Hunger encourages participation from numerous affinity groups on campus to prepare and serve a free community meal at OSLC every Friday throughout the year. They are connected to the Dartmouth Center for Service. The dedication the students show to this work over the past six years has been very impressive! We are very grateful to be their home site.
Currently three students involved with our ministry are in seminary on an ordination track, and two non-students who served as campus ministers with us, as well!
Young Adults and Grad Students (YAGS) is an informal group that meet occasionally for a meal and/or activity and most recently offered a Mac and Cheese extravaganza for the entire congregation!