What's in your backpack?

Let's begin with some honesty...

There is a lot out there right now: a pandemic, climate change, racial injustice.

There's a lot here too:  classes, tests, relationships, work.

We are carrying a lot and it's not clear where the path leads.

So what's in your backpack?  Do you have what you need to be sustained on this journey?  What might you need to pick up?  What should you take out and leave behind?

Lumin is a faith community where you can wrestle with life's big questions and travel with other folks on the journey.  We are a community gathered around the life and teaching of Jesus, a wandering rabbi who walked with people at the margins and challenged the power of those at the center. 

We try to follow his lead and center his teachings of dignity and liberation for all.  We celebrate and affirm lbgtq+ folks.  We believe racial justice is holy work.  And we believe the Earth is sacred, and we need to heal our relationship with her.

We believe there is a lot of hard and beautiful work to do, and weed need to listen to the quiet, gentle voice of the Spirit so we be be filled with hope and love, so we can build a future for all of us, together.  

If this sounds like a place for you, come check us out.  

THis Semester

Here are the main things we do...explore ancient Christian prayer practices from the Celts, the Desert Fathers and Mothers, and the mystical tradition

Worship -7:07pm on Sundays we gather for worship.  Learn more about it here.

Be:Together - 6:30 on Tuesdays, Dinner with vegetarian option, and faith discussion/Bible study.

And along side these larger events we have more drop in friendly things.  Most of it won't take more than a half hour, but are designed for you to be able to linger if that's what your feeling.  

Be:Mindful - 10 am and 1pm on Mondays, come upstairs for a 20 minute mindfulness practice.  We will explore different ways to calm our minds and just be in the moment. 

Be:Fed - 11am til it's gone on Wednesdays, soup, homemade bread.  

Land and Water

LuMin exists in the watershed where the Black River, the La Crosse River, and the Mississippi River converge.  This watershed and the lands it defines are the sacred home of the Ho-Chunk people.  We acknowledge the church's role in the colonization and occupation of indigenous land, and its role in attempting to destroy indigenous culture and religion. 

General Stuff

Location:  Corner of 14th and Pine

Open: 9am - 10pm (or later if coffeehouse staff feel like it)

Phone numbers: Pastor Ben Morris (608) 406-1556


website: you are on it now