United Theological Seminary

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  • Virtual Event: Trauma Across Generations
    12:00 PM
    January 14, 2022

    Rev. Karen Hutt, Vice President for Student and Community Engagement, sends along information about an upcoming virtual event in the community. “Trauma Across Generations” will be hosted by the Center for Practice Transformation on January 14, 2022. It is free to attend and will increase awareness of the link between historical and/or intergenerational trauma and challenges in effectively engaging in the African American community. The webinar will explore the importance of being aware of unintended consequences and harm that policies and traditional approaches can have on the community. Also, it will discuss practical culturally sensitive trauma informed promising practices.

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  • Community: BIPOC
    7:00 PM
    January 14, 2022

    Black, Indigenous, Multiracial and People of Color (BIPOC)

    A time for reflection, resilience, and reverence. Let us build a community that sustains us joyfully. Bring your prayers, humor, love, and BIPOC passion to this place for us to “be us.”

    See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact Rev. Karen Hutt for more information.

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  • Intro to Chapel Preparation and Leadership
    11:00 AM-12:00 PM
    January 18, 2022

    Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to prepare and lead chapel this spring! And experience is not a prerequisite! If your interest is coupled with questions, qualms or anxiety, join Rev. Emily Meyer (’09) for one of two workshops – 11:00 AM-12:00 PM and again 7:00-8:00 PM – both January 18, for an introduction to chapel preparation and leadership. Inspiration, templates, pitfalls to avoid, and time to determine your own theme, format, and essential elements are all included! No registration required. Join zoom Meeting ID: 830 513 0424 at either time. Contact Emily for more information.

  • Arts Lunch
    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    January 18, 2022

    See this week’s Monday Morning for this week’s topic and the Zoom meeting link. Contact Dr. Jennifer Awes-Freeman for more information.

  • Intro to Chapel Preparation and Leadership
    7:00 PM-8:00 PM
    January 18, 2022

    Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to prepare and lead chapel this spring! And experience is not a prerequisite! If your interest is coupled with questions, qualms or anxiety, join Rev. Emily Meyer (’09) for one of two workshops – 11:00 AM-12:00 PM and again 7:00-8:00 PM – both January 18, for an introduction to chapel preparation and leadership. Inspiration, templates, pitfalls to avoid, and time to determine your own theme, format, and essential elements are all included! No registration required. Join zoom Meeting ID: 830 513 0424 at either time. Contact Emily for more information.

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  • Community: Unitarian Universalist
    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    January 20, 2022

    A group for mutuality, interdependence and support. Navigate the Aspirant/Candidate process, access grants, engage regional networks and meet with national leadership.

    See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact Rev. Karen Hutt for more information.

  • Chapel: Jennifer Awes Freeman, Chapel for Orthodox Matins
    12:45 PM-1:15 PM
    January 20, 2022-January 21, 2022

    Dr. Jennifer Awes Freeman, Assistant Professor and Program Director for Theology and the Arts

    Chapel for Orthodox Matins: Matins (or “orthros”) is one of the daily service cycles in the Orthodox Church and is usually celebrated in the morning. It is led by one or more “readers,” typically chanted, and includes numerous prayers and readings of biblical texts. All are invited to attend and participate as they feel comfortable. A brief introduction to matins and its main elements will be given at the beginning.

    See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting ID.

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  • Spring Symposium proposals due
    All day
    January 21, 2022

    As with the fall symposium, we invite proposals from students for a variety of formats, including individual or group papers and projects, panel discussions, workshops, and performances. Please submit a 250 word proposal (.doc or .pdf format) to submissions@unitedseminary.edu by January 21. Direct questions to Ashley Hovell at ahovell@unitedseminary.edu.

  • Community: United Pagans
    11:45 AM
    January 21, 2022

    3rd Fridays: Sept. 17; Oct. 1, 15; Nov. 5, 19; Dec. 3, 17
    11:45 AM CT

    Our group seeks to facilitate mutual support and conversation between students who are under the broad umbrella of nominally Pagan traditions or approaches. We have self-identified Heathens, Wiccans, Druids and, of course, Pagans among our known numbers. We meet on the third Friday of each month at 11:45 CT. We will also schedule some holy day observances and guest speakers throughout the term (days/times to be announced).

    See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link and who to contact for more information.

  • Student/Faculty Conversation
    1:00 PM-2:00 PM
    January 21, 2022

    Join us for our next, upcoming Student/Faculty Conversation and let’s continue our conversation about new and upcoming happenings, including a new MA in Eco-Justice, Spring Symposium Week, an update on our World Religions and Intercultural Studies Faculty hire, our new Chaplain job posting, and any other items or questions you want to bring. As usual, we will limit each contribution/question to two per student to make space for all voices to be heard.

    Please see this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link.

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  • Disciples of Christ 2022 Ministers Institute
    All day
    January 24, 2022-January 25, 2022

    The Upper Midwest Region of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) would like to extend to you an invitation to participate in our 2022 Ministers Institute, January 24-25, 2022. Since most of the workshops are virtual this year, we are excited that it is possible to offer this opportunity to you. The cost to participate virtually is $50. Two workshops we are excited to offer are:

    • A Discussion of Gender-Based Perspectives on Professional Healthcare Chaplaincy led by Rev. Dr. Peter Bauck
    • How We Lose and Find Motivation as Chaplains and Ministers During Tough Times led by Rev. Scott McRae

    You may read details about the workshops and presenters HERE. Information about MI2022, including keynote by Rev. Jia Starr Brown, and registration can be found HERE.

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  • Arts Lunch
    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    January 25, 2022

    See this week’s Monday Morning for this week’s topic and the Zoom meeting link. Contact Dr. Jennifer Awes-Freeman for more information.

  • Community: Parents and Guardians of Children
    7:00 PM
    January 25, 2022

    A group for parents to support one another while managing families, school, work and legos.

    See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact Rev. Karen Hutt with questions.

  • Lecture: Gary Green, Playing the Game
    7:30 PM
    January 25, 2022

    Playing the Game: Problems and Possibilities for Black Men in the United States
    Gary Green, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology and Social Transformation

    This lecture captures my current effort as a scholar and a Black man to understand what is necessary for Black men in the United States to survive and flourish. I analyze the intersecting politics of race, class, gender, and sexuality as they relate to our unique struggles, focusing specifically on the connection between historical myths, political circumstances, and the relational re-creation of a society designed to undercut Black men’s attempts to survive and flourish at every level. Despite this cultural onslaught, however, I find unexpected pockets of hope that offer possibilities for new futures to be created where all can survive and flourish.

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    United’s Faculty Favorite Lecture Series

    Every teacher has one—the lecture that they love the best, the one that they can literally feel in their bones when they deliver it in class. In this series we invite you to get to know United’s current faculty and get a taste of what happens in the classrooms at United. These favorite lectures will be delivered on Zoom, so enjoy it with a family member, invite a far away friend, or host your very own “watch party.” Whatever the format, take this opportunity to learn what it is like to experience the transformative learning experience that happens in the classrooms at United. All lectures are free and open to the public.

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  • Community: Humanists
    3:00 PM
    January 28, 2022

    A group for Secular Humanist, Christian Humanists, Religious Naturalists, and adjacent friends. Share the latest article from The American Humanist Association, debate an essay from the new Oxford Handbook on Humanism, or share a film review. Open discussion.

    See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact Rev. Karen Hutt for more information.

  • Community: Military Service
    7:00 PM
    January 28, 2022

    For seminarians who are combining their service as a spiritual leader with membership in the reserves or active duty. This is also a space for veterans and those considering military service.

    See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact Rev. Karen Hutt for more information.

  • Seminarians of Color (SOC) Caucus
    7:00 PM
    January 28, 2022

    All students of color at United are invited to join us for our first gathering. Our goal is to create a space for an exchange of ideas, concerns and recommendation on how to support and grow POC student participation at UTS. Please come connect, build community, and share your experiences and opinions with other seminarians of color. (This initial meeting is for seminarians of color exclusively.)

    See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting ID and who to contact for more information.

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