Hybrid Week for spring semester 2019 is March 4-9. Regular classes will not meet this week.
Friday, March 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 9, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
In this workshop we will look at Interfaith Spiritual Care from a Buddhist perspective emphasizing the interventions of presence, deep listening and interfaith prayer. We will look at the obstacles to supportive presence and work with the practices of non-judgmental awareness and non-attachment from views. Participants will have a chance to explore and practice compassion for those with different viewpoints, and leave with more confidence in utilizing tools to reach across religious boundaries.
About the instructor: Paige de Wees was raised in a Midwestern Baptist middle-class family. After earning a BA in Christian Theology and English Literature, spending time in the Middle East and working in Somali refugee resettlement pre 9-11 , she earned an MA in Islamic Studies. She then embarked on an embodied spirituality via Hatha Yoga and Buddhist meditation. She began dharma training with a Tibetan teacher and has been practicing at Common Ground Meditation Center in the Insight tradition for 8 years. She has worked as an Interfaith Hospital and Hospice Chaplain since 2016 with special interest in consciousness studies and the decolonization of religions.
When One Religion isn’t Enough: The Lives of Spiritually Fluid People – Duane Bidwell
How to be An Adult: Psychological and Spiritual Integration – David Richo.
Please do not use Google Maps to get directions to this event. They are sending people to the Sunrise Banks parking lot; you cannot get to United from there. Use these directions instead.
Come help us celebrate United’s vibrant new campus in St. Paul! We welcome alums; friends; former trustees, faculty and staff; faith communities; students; and all those connected to United to join us for this special event. Go on a tour, learn about what the seminary is focused on, and help us bless this space. Appetizers and refreshments will be provided.
Schedule of Events
4:30 pm – Open House and Campus Tours
5:15 pm – State of the Seminary* featuring presentations by President Lew Zeidner; Kyle Roberts, Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs; and Karen Hutt, Vice President for Formation, Vocation, and Innovation; Q&A to follow
6:00 pm – Service of Blessings*
6:30 pm – Open House and Campus Tours continue
*We will be streaming these portions online for those who are not able to make it to St. Paul but would like to join virtually. Go to https://youtu.be/PelTRaJh2s8 during the event.
Share Your Blessings for United
During the build-out of our new location, many in United’s community wrote words of blessings with markers on the metal wall studs. Whether you join us on March 11 in person, virtually or in spirit, please help us add to these blessings by sharing words or imagery. These prayers and expressions of hope, love, and care for United will be woven into a special collage of blessings for the event.
Please mail to:
United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities
Attn: Terri Burnor
767 Eustis St., Suite #140
St. Paul, MN 55114
Or send electronically to email@example.com. The submission deadline is March 4.
Although this event is free, registration is requested. For more information or assistance, please contact Rev. Terri Burnor, Director of Alumni and Church Relations, at 651-255-6161 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Directions & Parking
The gated lot on the north side of the building will be open and available to our guests during this event. We recommend that you park in this lot instead of the visitor lot on the south side of the building. Enter the building through United’s doors, located to the right of the main entrance off the gated lot. Click here for directions to United and parking instructions.
United is pleased to have the Rev. Judy Zabel, Senior Pastor of Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church, join us on March 22. She will lead a presentation and conversation regarding the vote from the recent General Conference of the United Methodist Church. Rev. Zabel served as a clergy delegate at the Special Session in St. Louis and can offer her first-hand account of the proceedings.
Schedule of Events
10:30 a.m. Program
Welcome: Dr. Lewis P. Zeidner, President, United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities
Special Music: Karen Baptist Church – St. Paul, organized by Octavius Saw and Saw Taw, DMin students
Introduction of Speaker: Dr. J. Samuel Subramanian, Associate Professor of New Testament Theology, Elder in Full Connection, Iowa Annual Conference UMC
Speaker: Rev. Judy Zabel, Senior Pastor, Hennepin Avenue UMC, Clergy Delegate, General Conference 2019
Sharing/Q&A: Coordinated by UM students at United
Special Music: Karen Baptist Church – St. Paul
Closing Remarks & Invitation to Lunch: Rev. Terri Burnor, Director of Alumni and Church Relations
Noon-1 p.m. Lunch
Please join us in person at our campus in St. Paul or by Zoom video conference. Click on this link at the time of the event: https://zoom.us/j/5315701645
Contact: Carla (email@example.com, 651.255.6138) or Dr. J. Samuel Subramanian, director of the United Methodist Center at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities (firstname.lastname@example.org, 651.255.6124)
The event is free. Registration is required for lunch.
Directions and Parking
Visiting campus for the first time? Note that the visitor parking lot is a little tricky to find. Click here for directions and parking instructions.
How do those subjected to profoundest trauma and rejection begin to heal themselves and change the course of their lives?
The documentary Voices Beyond the Wall: Twelve Love Poems from the Murder Capital of the World features the stories of orphaned girls in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, who find their voices in poetry, and Spencer Reece, an award-winning American poet and Episcopal priest, who came to live with them and help them create a book of their own poems.
United is pleased to host a 7 p.m. screening of Voices Beyond the Wall with Spencer Reece. Before the film, Spencer will talk about his experiences working with the girls and share some of their poems.
A limited number of tickets are available for a 5:30 p.m. dinner with Spencer prior to the event.
For details and to purchase tickets for the screening and/or the dinner, please visit our Eventbrite page.