United Lutheran Church in America

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The United Lutheran Church in America (ULCA) was established in 1918 after negotiations among several American Lutheran national "synods" in commemoration of the 400th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, with the merger of three independent German-language synods: the "General Synod" (1820), the "General Council" (1867) and the "United Synod of the South" (1863). The Slovak Zion Synod (1919) which later joined the U.L.C.A. in 1920. The Icelandic Synod (1885) also joined the United Lutheran Church in America much later in 1942.

In 1962, after a five-year merger process, the United Lutheran Church in America became part of a new, the "Lutheran Church in America". On January 1, 1988, this Lutheran Church in America ceased to exist when it, along with the "The American Lutheran Church" (second A.L.C.), [formed 1960], and the "Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches", [formed 1978], joined together to form the new "Evangelical Lutheran Church in America", today the largest Lutheran church body in the United States.[1]

Presidents of ULCA[edit]


  1. ^ Histories of bodies that merged to form the ULCA (Evangelical Church in America) http://archive.elca.org/communication/timeline/1918.html

Other sources[edit]

  • Wolf, Edmund Jacob. The Lutherans in America; a story of struggle, progress, influence and marvelous growth (New York: J.A. Hill. 1889)
  • Bente, F. American Lutheranism Volume II (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House. 1919)
  • Nichol, Todd W. All These Lutherans (Minneapolis: Augsburg Publishers. 1986)

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