United Theological Seminary

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October 18 - October 21
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    CPE Information Session

    12:00 PM
    October 18, 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.

    Community: Baptists

    3:00 PM
    October 18, 2021

    Sept. 20; Oct. 18; Nov. 22
    3:00 PM CT

    The Baptist community group is an invitation to all to gather and support one another in seminary and to explore issues, concerns, theology, and faith development. This is a new group at UTS and we are excited that you may join us.

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

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    Arts Lunch: Create a Prayer Square

    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    October 19, 2021

    A delegation from Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light will be traveling to Glasgow for the UN Climate Talks in November, and MNIPL wants to display hundreds of prayers, hopes, and visions for a healthy climate to world leaders. Join us to create a fabric “prayer square”!

    To join the Tuesday Arts Lunch online, use the Zoom link in this week’s Monday Morning e-newsletter or contact Dr. Awes Freeman for information (jawes-freeman@unitedseminary.edu).

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    Contemplative Prayer Gathering

    8:00 AM
    October 20, 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 20, 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 20, 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: Humanists

    3:00 PM
    October 20, 2021

    Sept 22; Oct 20; Nov 17; Dec 1
    3:00 PM CST

    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 edited by Dr. Anthony Pinn, 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.

    Training: Discerning Whiteness

    5:30 PM-8:30 PM
    October 20, 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

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    11:45 AM
    October 21, 2021

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

    Workshop: Confidence in Conflict

    1:00 PM-4:00 PM
    October 21, 2021

    Essentials for Ministry
    Confidence in Conflict: Navigating the Struggle

    When you hear the word conflict, what reaction happens in your body? Is it possible to have a healthy relationship with conflict? How do you develop the capacity to enter into conflict well? These are some burning questions that we’ll explore with you in this conflict workshop.

    Learn more & register >

    Some scholarships are available for this Leaderwise workshop. Contact Rev. Karen Hutt for more information.

    Lecture: The Theological Implications of Religious Diversity

    7:30 PM
    October 21, 2021

    Presented by Dr. Demian Wheeler

    In this lecture, we will explore the theology of religions, a subfield within theology that probes the theological implications of religious diversity. What does religious diversity teach us about the nature of humanity, the nature of religion, and the nature of the divine? Why are there so many religions, and how do they relate to one another? How do our encounters with other faith traditions affect the way we interpret the meaning, truth, and mission of our own tradition? Come and learn about how different theologians have grappled with these challenging questions.


    United’s 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. 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.