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James McCauley Faith and Science Library. This collection of theological and scientific writings about the natural world was established in 1978 by the family of OSU professor of oceanography James McCauley in his memory. Nearly 200 works are available for study at Luther House or to borrow on short-term loan. More editions are added periodically.

Upper Room Center for Spirituality offers a quiet meeting room for small groups as well as a place to read, pray and reflect. It boasts a large collection of spiritual works from classic to contemporary writings on the spiritual life. Maintained by spiritual director Elin Stetz, these resources can be borrowed for research or personal edification.

To Swim with the Salmon: Spirituality and Ecojustice in the Pacific Northwest

April 25, 2009, "To Swim with the Salmon: Spirituality and Ecojustice in the Pacific Northwest" attracted folks from academic and faith communities to think, talk, pray and act in behalf of the sacramental commons we share in the Pacific Northwest. We are so grateful for all who attended, guided and supported this conference. Special appreciation is given to the Philip N. Knutson Endowment for the grant that provided principle funding for this conference.

A 3-disc DVD is available for purchase ($10) that features keynote speakers Dr. John Hart and Elizabeth Woody. Also included are the opening and closing ceremonies. In addition, a few t-shirts and tote bags featuring the conference logo are available for $5 each. Contact Luther House for more information or to purchase items.

Practicing Our Faith In Salmon Nation

This project grew out of an endeavor by seven parish clergy and two religion professors to carry out our pastoral and teaching vocations more effectively in the beautiful but challenging environment of the Pacific Northwest. Our group was convened in March of 2004 by Dr. Patricia Killen and Dr. Samuel Torvend of Pacific Lutheran University’s Center for the Study of Religion, Cultures, and Society.

In December of 2005, we received a generous grant from the Louisville Institute allowing us to meet with some leading social, cultural, and artistic voices of our region for conversations about the place we all share in common.

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Meeting Space

Is your group looking for a comfortable setting to meet and talk? Has your youth group considered a nearby, campus-close retreat? Does your nonprofit group need a regular place to hold your planning meetings? Consider reserving Luther House. Our comfortable living room, well appointed kitchen, basement game room, and upstairs quiet zone make this an ideal setting for groups of 10-20 guests. Check out the building use policies to see if Luther House might serve your needs in the near future.

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Local Lutheran Churches

Faith Communities that Support Luther House:

Grace Lutheran Church Corvallis
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Albany
Faith Lutheran Church Albany
Faith Lutheran Church Junction City
Peace Lutheran Church Philomath
Our Saviour's Lutheran Church Lebanon
St. Mark Lutheran Church Salem
Emmaus Lutheran Church Eugene
Immanuel Lutheran Church Silverton
United Lutheran Church Eugene
Corvallis Mennonite Fellowship Corvallis

Other Area Congregations:

Zion Lutheran Church Corvallis
Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church Corvallis
Immanuel Lutheran Church Albany
Holy Cross Lutheran Church Albany