United Theological Seminary

Events Calendar

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  • Community: Unitarian Universalist
    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    February 3, 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
    12:45 PM-1:15 PM
    February 3, 2022

    Details on this worship service will be posted as they become available.

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

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  • Community: BIPOC
    7:00 PM
    February 4, 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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  • World Religions Professor Candidate Lecture
    11:30 AM-1:00 PM
    February 7, 2022

    We will hear from one of our three finalists for the Johnson-Fry Endowed Chair in World Religions and Intercultural Studies as they each deliver their candidacy lectures/guest classes via Zoom. All members of the United community (students and faculty/staff) are invited. See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting ID.

    Learn more about the Johnson-Fry Endowed Chair in World Religions and Intercultural Studies.

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  • Wednesday Coffee and Tea
    8:45 AM-9:45 AM
    February 9, 2022

    A casual drop in time to meet whoever comes, check in, meet other students over a morning beverage. No agenda, just meeting, greeting and words of encouragement. 8:45 – 9:45 AM CT every week.

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

  • The Ministry Lab’s Midweek Retreat
    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    February 9, 2022

    Rest in the Divine Presence with The Ministry Lab‘s Midweek Retreat: a recorded contemplative practice that posts at NOON CT each Wednesday. Midweek Retreat is a free resource for all member congregations and leaders (including United students). Register to receive the weekly post by sending an email of request to Director Emily Meyer (’09) (ministrylab@unitedseminary.edu).

  • Queer United Affinity Community (QUAC)
    2:00 PM
    February 9, 2022

    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.

  • Wednesday Real Talk About Real Ministry
    3:00 PM-4:00 PM
    February 9, 2022

    Meet guests from around the country doing interesting ministry and spiritual entrepreneurship in chaplaincy, churches, and communities. Live guests, recorded interviews, and passionate conversations.

    See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact Karen Hutt, Vice President for Student and Community Engagement, with questions.

  • Student Gathering: Put Flesh on It
    6:30 PM-7:30 PM
    February 9, 2022

    A monthly gathering for students who want to share ideas they have for ministry and service. These should be half-baked ideas, visions, and musings. This is the space for entrepreneurial thinkers. We will use an innovation technique to create a vibrant landscape for your ideas to marinate and take shape. This is for seminarians who think outside the box and see risk taking in ministry as an opportunity.

    See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact Karen Hutt, Vice President for Student and Community Engagement, with questions.

  • Community: Military Service
    7:00 PM
    February 9, 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.

  • More events
    • Wednesday Coffee and Tea
      8:45 AM-9:45 AM
      February 9, 2022

      A casual drop in time to meet whoever comes, check in, meet other students over a morning beverage. No agenda, just meeting, greeting and words of encouragement. 8:45 – 9:45 AM CT every week.

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

    • The Ministry Lab’s Midweek Retreat
      12:00 PM-1:00 PM
      February 9, 2022

      Rest in the Divine Presence with The Ministry Lab‘s Midweek Retreat: a recorded contemplative practice that posts at NOON CT each Wednesday. Midweek Retreat is a free resource for all member congregations and leaders (including United students). Register to receive the weekly post by sending an email of request to Director Emily Meyer (’09) (ministrylab@unitedseminary.edu).

    • Queer United Affinity Community (QUAC)
      2:00 PM
      February 9, 2022

      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.

    • Wednesday Real Talk About Real Ministry
      3:00 PM-4:00 PM
      February 9, 2022

      Meet guests from around the country doing interesting ministry and spiritual entrepreneurship in chaplaincy, churches, and communities. Live guests, recorded interviews, and passionate conversations.

      See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact Karen Hutt, Vice President for Student and Community Engagement, with questions.

    • Student Gathering: Put Flesh on It
      6:30 PM-7:30 PM
      February 9, 2022

      A monthly gathering for students who want to share ideas they have for ministry and service. These should be half-baked ideas, visions, and musings. This is the space for entrepreneurial thinkers. We will use an innovation technique to create a vibrant landscape for your ideas to marinate and take shape. This is for seminarians who think outside the box and see risk taking in ministry as an opportunity.

      See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact Karen Hutt, Vice President for Student and Community Engagement, with questions.

    • Community: Military Service
      7:00 PM
      February 9, 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.

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  • Chapel
    12:45 PM-1:15 PM
    February 10, 2022

    Details on this worship service will be posted as they become available.

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

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  • World Religions Professor Candidate Lecture
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    February 14, 2022

    We will hear from one of our three finalists for the Johnson-Fry Endowed Chair in World Religions and Intercultural Studies as they each deliver their candidacy lectures/guest classes via Zoom. All members of the United community (students and faculty/staff) are invited. See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting ID.

    Learn more about the Johnson-Fry Endowed Chair in World Religions and Intercultural Studies.

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  • Workshop: Confidence in Conflict
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    February 17, 2022

    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 and register.>

    A comment often heard from clergy when dealing with a congregational conflict, “Why didn’t I learn how to deal with this in seminary?” There are so many additional skills needed to be a spiritual leader or minister. Take advantage of workshops, greet and meets, and seminars offered by the Community of Communities programs.

    “That LeaderWise workshop in conflict management made a huge difference in how I understand my role as a pastor. I will definitely use these skills in de-escalation and making sure I do not get enmeshed with congregants.”

  • Community: Unitarian Universalist
    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    February 17, 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
    12:45 PM-1:15 PM
    February 17, 2022

    Details on this worship service will be posted as they become available.

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

  • Lecture: Tim Sena, The Meaning of Life as Presented by Ecclesiastes
    7:30 PM
    February 17, 2022

    The Meaning of Life as Presented by Ecclesiastes: An Asian-American Intertextual and Interreligious Reading
    Tim Sena, Director of The Spencer Library and Associate Professor of Theological Bibliography

    As people who desire meaning, we return again and again to sacred texts. This lecture will examine the advice that Ecclesiastes offers the reader about the meaning of life, especially focusing on chapter 9 and its description of the things that matter most in life. Together we will also focus on the intersections that the ancient text of Gilgamesh, from which Ecclesiastes borrows, and exemplar Buddhist wisdom texts which emphasize living well to our understanding of the message of Ecclesiastes. All this will be done through the lens of what it is like to live as an Asian American in the United States.

    REGISTER>

    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.

  • More events
    • Workshop: Confidence in Conflict
      10:00 AM-1:00 PM
      February 17, 2022

      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 and register.>

      A comment often heard from clergy when dealing with a congregational conflict, “Why didn’t I learn how to deal with this in seminary?” There are so many additional skills needed to be a spiritual leader or minister. Take advantage of workshops, greet and meets, and seminars offered by the Community of Communities programs.

      “That LeaderWise workshop in conflict management made a huge difference in how I understand my role as a pastor. I will definitely use these skills in de-escalation and making sure I do not get enmeshed with congregants.”

    • Community: Unitarian Universalist
      12:00 PM-1:00 PM
      February 17, 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
      12:45 PM-1:15 PM
      February 17, 2022

      Details on this worship service will be posted as they become available.

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

    • Lecture: Tim Sena, The Meaning of Life as Presented by Ecclesiastes
      7:30 PM
      February 17, 2022

      The Meaning of Life as Presented by Ecclesiastes: An Asian-American Intertextual and Interreligious Reading
      Tim Sena, Director of The Spencer Library and Associate Professor of Theological Bibliography

      As people who desire meaning, we return again and again to sacred texts. This lecture will examine the advice that Ecclesiastes offers the reader about the meaning of life, especially focusing on chapter 9 and its description of the things that matter most in life. Together we will also focus on the intersections that the ancient text of Gilgamesh, from which Ecclesiastes borrows, and exemplar Buddhist wisdom texts which emphasize living well to our understanding of the message of Ecclesiastes. All this will be done through the lens of what it is like to live as an Asian American in the United States.

      REGISTER>

      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: United Pagans
    11:45 AM
    February 18, 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.

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  • World Religions Professor Candidate Lecture
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    February 21, 2022

    We will hear from one of our three finalists for the Johnson-Fry Endowed Chair in World Religions and Intercultural Studies as they each deliver their candidacy lectures/guest classes via Zoom. All members of the United community (students and faculty/staff) are invited. See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting ID.

    Learn more about the Johnson-Fry Endowed Chair in World Religions and Intercultural Studies.

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  • Community: United Methodist
    11:45 AM-12:30 PM
    February 24, 2022

    The Methodist Affinity Lunch Group welcomes all Methodist students, whether UM ordination track or not, to gather and support one another in seminary and to hear from Methodist denominational leaders, ministers, and others who can provide students resources in their journey through seminary and beyond.

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

  • Chapel
    12:45 PM-1:15 PM
    February 24, 2022

    Details on this worship service will be posted as they become available.

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

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  • Community: Humanists
    3:00 PM
    February 25, 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
    February 25, 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.

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  • Susan Draper White Lecture: Nancy Victorin-Vangerud
    All day
    February 28, 2022

    Nancy Victorin-Vangerud, a theologian and recently retired chaplain of Hamline University, will deliver the Susan Draper White endowed plenary lecture on the topic of feminism and ecololgy.

    More details on this event will be available in early January.

  • Spring Symposium Week February 28–March 2
    All day
    February 28, 2022-March 2, 2022

    Join us for United’s second Symposium Week this coming February 28-March 2! Our theme is “This Planet, Our Home.” Nancy Victorin-Vangerud, a theologian and recently retired chaplain of Hamline University, will deliver the Susan Draper White endowed plenary lecture on the topic of feminism and ecololgy. Benedict Scheuer will deliver an Artist Talk (artwork above), and students will offer presentations on their areas of study.

    Register >

    More details will be added as they become available.

  • Chapel
    12:45 PM-1:15 PM
    February 28, 2022

    Details on this worship service will be posted as they become available.

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

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