United Theological Seminary

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October 10 - October 13
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    CPE Information Session

    12:00 PM
    October 11, 2021

    Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)
    Information and Skill Building

    Every Monday at 12 noon CT

    If you’re enrolled in a degree program that requires you to complete one unit of CPE, these informational sessions will answer all of your questions. Prior to coming to UTS, Rev. Karen Hutt was a CPE Educator at four major hospitals in Chicago and most recently at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. She is currently leading a local CPE Program in Public Chaplaincy. Given the nature of the pandemic, programs will vary throughout the country. This will require you to have a coherent plan for your application process and site selection. All sessions will be informational based on the questions you bring. Get familiar with acpe.edu. Individual meetings: calendly.com/khutt

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

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    Arts Lunch: A Different Kind of Theology

    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    October 12, 2021

    A Different Kind of Theology: Fiction, Imagination, and New Realities
    Byran Bliss (MFA, MTS, and United DMin student)

    Fiction has always had a theological bent. On a basic level, fiction introduces us to new realities. For the writer and the reader, it helps us to see the world differently—to imagine a different world. When we are asked to read fiction theologically, we engage the text in a new way—one that asks us to confront theological biases, to adapt our dogma to these new realities in a way that might push us outside of traditional or orthodox religious beliefs. The result is more than just good literature: it’s the opportunity for transformation.

    Bryan Bliss is the author of four novels, including We’ll Fly Away, which was longlisted for the 2018 National Book Award and was a Finalist for the Minnesota Book Award. His next book, Bad Things, Good People, and God, will be released in January. He hold’s an M.F.A. in creative writing from Seattle Pacific University, an M.T.S. from Vanderbilt Divinity School, and is currently working on a Doctor of Ministry degree at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. He lives in St. Paul with his family.

    Join us on Tuesday, Oct. 12, from noon to 1 PM. Find Zoom information in the Monday Morning e-newsletter or contact Dr. Awes Freeman for information (jawes-freeman@unitedseminary.edu).


    4:55 PM
    October 12, 2021

    See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact chapel@unitedseminary.edu with questions or concerns.

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    Contemplative Prayer Gathering

    8:00 AM
    October 13, 2021

    All are invited to a shared Contemplative Gathering every Wednesday morning to gather together in silence and sit in communal contemplation. This is an opportunity to find grounding in the moment, and to share in that grounding energy with similarly self-directed explorers. The last ten minutes of the session are devoted to sharing aloud prayers that have been submitted during the week. Please use this form to submit your prayer request.

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

    Midweek Retreat with the Ministry Lab

    12:00 PM
    October 13, 2021

    Members of the United community are invited to join The Ministry Lab’s Midweek Retreat every Wednesday at 12 PM CST. Take a half an hour each week to be present with God, your Self, and others. Develop your personal practice and discover how deepened awareness and greater emotional and spiritual balance enable you to engage more fully, creatively and energetically in the essential work of God’s Beloved Community. To learn more or to get on the weekly reminder email, contact Emily Meyer (’09): ministrylab@unitedseminary.edu.

    Vocational Network Building

    12:00 PM
    October 13, 2021

    Every Wednesday – 12 noon to 1:00 PM CT

    You imagine yourself in a ministry, but you can’t quite visualize it. You think you understand what the job market is like for chaplains, but you are uncertain what path will fit your particular needs. Come meet with your future colleagues from around the nation, make connections, and ask practical direct questions about your future career paths.

    Stuff Chaplains Do (Sept.15, Oct. 13, Nov. 10)
    Stuff Ministers Do in Rural Areas (Sept. 22, Oct. 20, Nov. 17)
    Stuff Ministers Do in Urban Areas (Sept. 29, Oct. 27, Nov. 24)
    Stuff Non-Profit Directors Do (Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec. 1)

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

    Community: UCC Ministry

    2:00 PM
    October 13, 2021

    Sept. 15, 29; Oct. 13, 27; Nov. 10; Dec. 1, 15
    2:00 PM CT

    A group for support, fellowship, and preparation for ordination and ecclesiastical council preparation.

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

    Training: Discerning Whiteness

    5:30 PM-8:30 PM
    October 13, 2021

    Antiracism Training for Ministers

    (Please note: Sept. sessions are full.)

    2 sessions: October 13 and 20
    Attend at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities or Online
    Registration fee: $75

    Led by Okogyeamon, co-founder of ASDIC

    This Antiracism Study Dialogue Circle (ASDIC) workshop is interactive and experiential. We will explore the ways that racial dynamics play out in and about us, every day, in both personal and institutional spaces. We will seek to develop our ability to identify and interrupt whiteness – while exploring the mindset, feelings, social communications (conscious and unconscious), and contexts that support the racial hierarchy in all sectors of our society.

    Our intention is to share and participate in honest and deep dialogue; to provide a context of safe space for risk-taking and relationship-building; to build and strengthen community bonds in our common struggle against racism.

    Participants will identify and experience the critical elements that contribute to reflective, searching, and transformative dialogue. Interactive and intensive.  Reading resources are provided for study and dialogue.

    Participants will also:

    Explore opportunities for a care-filled examination of the inner and outer terrain of feelings, judgments, and actions and of their causes and effects.

    Explore the origins of racial self-understanding and its influence on thinking, imaging, valuing.

    Critically analyze images and messages for the ways these “download” racism in socialization.

    This training is open to everyone and meets the requirement for the Minnesota Conference UCC Diversity/Anti-Racism Education for Authorized Ministers.

    Questions? Contact Rev. Dr. Justin Sabia-Tanis, Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics and Social Transformation, Supported by the McVay Endowment.

    Register Here

    Queer United Affinity Community (QUAC)

    7:00 PM
    October 13, 2021

    Sept. 8, 2:00 PM; Sept. 22 7:00 PM; Oct. 13, 2:00 PM; Oct. 27, 7:00 PM; Nov. 10, 2:00 PM; Nov. 24, 7:00 PM; Dec. 8, 2:00 PM CST

    Who: LGBTQIA+ students, faculty, staff, alums, and community members
    What: Twice monthly queer-only space for fellowship, collaboration, and co-conspiring
    When: 2nd Wednesdays at 2 PM, 4th Wednesdays at 7 PM (CST)

    A space for LGBTQIA+ United students, staff, faculty, alums, and broader community members to meet for support, fellowship, learning and community building.

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