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    Contemplative Prayer Gathering

    8:00 AM
    December 1, 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
    December 1, 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
    December 1, 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
    December 1, 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.

    Community: Humanists

    3:00 PM
    December 1, 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.

    Artist Talk: Honoring Water Protectors Exhibit

    7:00 PM
    December 1, 2021

    Photo by John Kaul

    Rebecca Gonzalez-Campoy (MDiv Student) invites the United community to a gallery exhibit (ongoing) and artist talk (Dec. 1, 7 PM): “Honoring Water Protectors Photo and Story Exhibit in the Elliot Wing by John Kaul.”

    Sanctuary at Unity Church-Unitarian: 733 Portland Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104
    And by livestream here: https://youtu.be/QcoulK9IYoQ

    Gallery Open: Participants are invited to visit the photo and story exhibit prior to Dec. 1. The gallery is open Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Sundays, 9:00 a.m.-noon, and by special arrangement with a call to Unity Church.

    John Kaul became aware of efforts by Indigenous peoples to protect the accessible Earth’s fresh water, to warn us of the consequences of exploitation of the Earth’s resources. His inspiration came from two indigenous women: Sharon Day, Executive Director of The Indigenous Peoples Taskforce and leader of the Nibi Walk movement, a spiritual effort. She organizes walks along major and many minor North American rivers. She says, “each step is a prayer.” Her life’s work of serving others has been done with optimism and only with love. Tania Aubid, a human fireball, believes in direct action and has been deeply involved in pipeline protests. She and others put their lives on the line through civil disobedience to block progress on pipelines through Native Land. Tania’s fire comes from her legitimate outrage at the abrogation of treaties, broken in the past and today. She believes, “There are two sets of laws in the United States. Laws protecting white Americans which are honored and enforced and laws protecting people of color which are ignored.” The twenty portraits in this exhibition show protectors and their stories. Photographer John Kaul is well known in Minnesota government circles where his many associations go back years due to his work as political staff, lobbyist, and government relations. He established a photography avocation including candid photos of political leaders and others. He has created documentaries on the Mississippi National Park and St. Croix River and co-produced “Girl from Birch Creek” featured on Twin Cities Public Television.

    This exhibit also will feature an event featuring Kaul, Day, and Aubid who will discuss the ongoing efforts to protect the waters of North America. Particular attention will be given to the protests against the Dakota Access Line at Standing Rock and Line 3 in Minnesota.