United Theological Seminary

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September 26 - October 02
  • 26
    26.September.Sunday

    UCC Service: Molly T. Marshall

    All day
    September 26, 2021

    United Interim President Molly T. Marshall will be preaching at Mayflower Community Congregational UCC in Minneapolis on Sunday, September 26, 2021. All are welcome to attend, either in person or virtually. Click here for more information.

  • 27
    27.September.Monday

    CPE Information Session

    12:00 PM
    September 27, 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: Military Service

    7:30 PM
    September 27, 2021

    Sept. 27; Oct. 25; Nov. 22
    7:30 PM CT

    For seminarians who are combining their service as a spiritual leader with membership in the armed forces. Those pursuing the Chaplain Corp., are currently in the reserves, or on active duty are encouraged to participate. 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.

  • 28
    28.September.Tuesday

    Arts Lunch: Locating Circe

    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    September 28, 2021

    Arts Lunch: “Locating Circe: Site-Specific Theatre or Worship of the Land?”

    In this Arts lunch, alum Max Brumberg-Kraus (’20) will present on their recent show Circe: Twilight of a Goddess, which premiered on August 5 and ran for three nights in the Point San Pablo Harbor in Point Richmond, CA. The production was a collaboration between playwright/director Brumberg-Kraus and producer/visual artist/master-engineer Serena Elston and her floating stage Siren Island. This presentation will focus on the blurred lines between religious ecology and the creation of site-specific theatre, particularly in service of feminist and queer reappropriations of myth.

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

    Chapel: Sana DelCorazon

    4:55 PM
    September 28, 2021

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

  • 29
    29.September.Wednesday

    Contemplative Prayer Gathering

    8:00 AM
    September 29, 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
    September 29, 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
    September 29, 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
    September 29, 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: Unitarian Universalist

    3:00 PM
    September 29, 2021

    Sept. 29; Oct. 29; Nov. 19; Dec. 8
    3:00 PM CT

    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.

    Training: Discerning Whiteness

    5:30 PM-8:30 PM
    September 29, 2021

    Antiracism Training for Ministers

    Session 1 & 2
    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, jsabia-tanis@unitedseminary.edu

    Register Here

     

  • 30
    30.September.Thursday
    No events
  • 01
    01.October.Friday

    Community: United Pagans

    11:45 AM
    October 1, 2021

    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 also foster a space for sharing ritual notes, ideas about chaplaincy, and interfaith engagement. And we welcome any United student who is Pagan-friendly/curious/adjacent. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month. Sometimes just to chat. And, on occasion, to gather in ritual.

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

    Community: BIPOC

    7:00 PM
    October 1, 2021

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

    Sept. 24; Oct. 1; Nov. 5; Dec. 3
    7:00 PM CST

    A time for reflection, resilience, and reverence. Let us build a community that sustains us beyond the “gaze.” Bring your concerns, your prayers, and your dreams for ministry. Bring a ritual that honors our BIPOC ancestors. Bring humor, love, and joy to this place for us to be.

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

  • 02
    02.October.Saturday
    No events