What's a Lutheran? A Christian and Protestant, like Presbyterians, Methodists, 
or Baptists Named for Martin Luther, we worship Jesus Christ. We think Luther had some powerful insights both about God and about who we are as human beings. Who was Martin Luther, and Why is He Running Around Oktoberfest? A 16th-century German monk whose work led to the 
Protestant Reformation He believed God’s love and grace were available to all people 
as a free gift from God. Why is He Carrying Around a Hammer? 500 years ago, Martin Luther listed 95 things he found wrong with the church and nailed them to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, to invite a scholarly debate The posting of the “95 Theses” is usually given as the official start date of the Protestant Reformation. What Do Lutherans Believe? Lutherans believe that God has saved us by God’s grace, and not by anything we do (or don’t do!) to deserve it. We believe that even though we are not perfect in any way, God loves us and frees us to love and serve others, even those who may not look like us. Who is Incarnation? A Lutheran congregation founded in 1921, and a member of the ELCA, a church-wide body of 10,000 congregations and 4 million members in the United States Two highly regarded child development centers, one on Devine Street and one on Byron Road, welcoming children from eight weeks of age through four year olds in our preschool programs and elementary school children in kindergarten through 5th grade for after school care programs. Supporters of local ministries, such as Transitions, GraceWorks, Harvest Hope. Home of vibrant music, faith formation classes, Scouts, 
and quilters. Sponsors of Columbia’s Oktoberfest! FAQs Are you really a church that serves beer? Yes, we are a church, and yes, we serve beer! What if it rains? We'll be serving rain or shine, we have lots of tents! What does it cost to get in? There's no admission charge, we charge only for food and drink. Do you allow dogs? No dogs, please. Where are you located? We are located at the corner of Devine & Sims, across from Eggs Up Grill and Urban Cookhouse. Where can I park? Plenty of street parking is available within a few blocks of the festival. Paid parking is available at Epworth Children's Home. Enter at Devine & Olive. Please be kind to our neighbors. Do any of your proceeds go to a charity? Some proceeds are donated to Lutheran Services Carolinas. Can I bring my own stein? Yes, you can bring your own stein. Do you have restrooms? Porta-potties are on site. Can I smoke? Sorry, no smoking is allowed on our campus.
Sponsored by Cayce Farmer’s Market • City of Columbia • Crescent Construction • Party Reflections Paulaner • Pollock Company • The Moore Company • The State • StoreSmart Storage proceeds benefit lutheran services carolinas, the midlands foundation for foster children and harvest hope food bank