United Days is a time to reconnect and to take part in opportunities to learn with presentations and workshops. We also honor the Distinguished Alum each year at the Alum Dinner.
Make United Days an annual event each spring.
› Meet up with old friends
› Make new acquaintances
› Gather for worship
› Explore a new subject
› Share fellowship over meals
› Learn what’s been happening at United
› Leave refreshed for your work or daily life
United Days 2016: The Power of Story (May 19-20)
|THURSDAY, MAY 19
|11:00 AM||OPENING WORSHIP|
|12:30 PM||PRESIDENT’S LUNCH IN THE CONTEXT CAFÉ
All are welcome to attend. Sign up to sit with current or emeriti/ae faculty:
|Trina Armstrong, Mary Bednarowski, Barbara Holmes, Cindi Beth Johnson, Art Merrill, Thorsten Moritz, Steve Newcom, Carolyn Pressler, Kyle Roberts, Clyde Steckel, J. Samuel Subramanian, Sharon Tan|
|2:00-3:15 PM||STORIES OF TRANSFORMATION
Six members of the United community share a story about a transformational moment in their lives. This session will use the 7-21 format (people share stories in 7 minutes with 21 visual slides).
|4:00-5:30 PM||WORKSHOPS – HOW WE TELL OUR STORIES
|6:00 PM||HOSPITALITY TIME IN “THE INTERSECTION” ART STUDIO|
|6:30 PM||ALUM DINNER IN THE CONTEXT CAFÉ
|FRIDAY, MAY 20
Preaching: Sara Morse ’03
|10:30 AM||EMBODYING THE BIBLICAL STORY
Storyteller Valerie Tutson embodies scripture and invites us into the story.
|11:45 AM||LUNCHEON IN THE CONTEXT CAFÉ
All are welcome to attend.
|1:00-2:15 PM||THE POWER OF STORY
Storyteller Valerie Tutson.
Ice cream served on the Bigelow Chapel Patio (weather permitting)
|4:30 PM||CLOSING RITUAL
Leading: United Chaplain John Lee
Valerie Tutson graduated from Brown University with a self-designed major, Storytelling As a Communication’s Art, and received a master’s in theatre. She also was bestowed an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Rhode Island College. Since 1991, Tutson has traveled the U.S. and world teaching, gathering, and sharing stories and songs. Her repertoire includes folktales, personal and historical stories with an emphasis on Black traditions, and first-person Bible stories. A lifelong member of the United Church of Christ and an ecumenical storyteller, Valerie has been featured at numerous UCC National Synods and youth events, Conference meetings, churches and retreats across the country, sharing her gifts and helping others to tell the stories of their faith.
- Both Days, before or on April 8 – $125 (Includes two lunches.)
- Both Days, after April 8 – $150 (Includes two lunches.)
- Co-registrant, Both Days, before or on April 8 – $100 (You must register together for this rate. Includes two lunches.)
- Co-registrant, Both Days, after April 8 – $125 (You must register together for this rate. Includes two lunches.)
- One Day Only – $75 (Includes one lunch.)
- Current United Students & Class of ’16 – $25 (All days, includes two lunches.)
- Non-United Students – $50 (All days, includes two lunches.)
- Lunches Only – $12.50 each
- Alum Dinner – $35
A limited number of on-campus apartments are available for $25 a night. These apartments are shared with up to four people of the same gender, and you provide your own linens. If interested, contact Michelle Turnau, 651.255.6117.
If you are interested in being hosted at the home of a local alum at no cost, please contact Emily Geris, 651.255.6166.