Today Westwood Lutheran Church in Mission Woods, Kansas held their closing worship service. Westwood began in 1905 in Kansas City, KS, as a Danish congregation, at the time named Our Savior’s Lutheran. The congregation moved, and changed its name, to Westwood, in the late 1940s. Westwood has long been a strong supporter of Lutheran Campus Ministry at KU, as well as other community organizations such as Jay Doc, the Roeland Park Food Pantry, and Safe Home.
Today the people of Westwood voted to continue this support, with a very very generous $400,000 gift to Lutheran Campus Ministry at KU. We are grateful to the congregation of Westwood. We are proud to continue the congregation’s rich history of outreach, and we look forward to carrying Westwood’s name on in our new building. This gift will make it possible for us to add a chapel on our new home, and do major renovation work on the building. With this wonderful donation we can now move into the final phase of the capital campaign, raising a final $200,000 to fund and endow new outreach from the new building!
Thank you Westwood for making this possible!