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  • Hybrid Weeks End
    All day
    2017.03.04

    Hybrid weeks end; classes resume regular schedule on Monday.

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  • Writing as a Spiritual Practice Begins
    7:00 AM-11:00 PM
    2017.03.06
    Online

    Online

    In this class, we focus on journal writing as a spiritual practice that mines our daily lives in the search for a deeper understanding of what it means to be human.

    Writing as a spiritual practice is a centuries-old tradition that can help ground, sustain, and enhance our lives as people of faith. The process may plunge us into the depths of mystery; capture new insights into our faith; explore the terrain of our spiritual history; and, lead us forward as we strengthen our bond with the Creator. Employing a variety of approaches to keep our writing fresh, we explore both the shadow side of the human spirit as well as the side that radiates joy and light. In addition, we develop ways that we might utilize journal writing as a spiritual practice within a congregational setting.

    The class will begin online on Monday, March 6 and will run through the week ending April 15, 2017.

    REGISTER NOW

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  • Tuesday Song, Reflection & Prayer – A Multi-Religious Exploration of Lenten Themes
    11:35 AM-12:10 PM
    2017.03.07

    “Preparation for Renewal”

    Tuesday 11:45-12:10  Bigelow Chapel  (March 7, 14, 21, 28, and April 4)
    March 7 – Emily Youngdahl Wright (M.Div.) convening

    In the Christian tradition, the period of Lent is from Ash Wednesday to Easter and marks a time of preparation and penitence to get closer to God. This 40-day road (not including Sundays during this time) allows Christians to remember and participate in the path that Christ traveled; from his trial and temptations in the wilderness to his passion, death and resurrection in Jerusalem. Every year this Christian season parallels the coming of the Vernal Equinox where the days lengthen in the Northern Hemisphere and the season changes to spring. Many other religious traditions also mark this time of transition towards of the equinox and a change in orientation.

    Join the diverse United community for five Tuesdays during the season of Lent (from an old English word meaning “to lengthen”) for a 20 minute time of simple song, reflection and prayer focused on various aspects of what it means for all of us to deepen our own faith journeys.  After the cold, dark, and often dismal months of the year come signs of renewal. How do people of faith begin to feel renewal and re-creation again following the hibernation of winter?

    Each Tuesday gathering will include song, a sacred text of tradition, a brief personal reflection from a different faith lens, the offering of prayers at Bigelow chapel’s prayer wall, and a blessing for going out into the world.

    Chapel service is open to the public. 

    Roberto Meloti

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  • Community Chapel – United Methodist Center Chapel
    11:35 AM-12:10 PM
    2017.03.09

    Thursday 11:35-12:10

    The United Methodist Center of United Seminary is convening chapel. The Rev. Cynthia Williams, Superintendent of the Red River Valley District (UMC), will be preaching.
    Rev. Williams has also served in a dual appointment as associate pastor at Park Avenue United Methodist Church in Minneapolis and director of congregational life at Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church in St. Paul. Prior to that, she was director of operations for Park Avenue UMC.

     

    Chapel service is open to the public. 

    It is an expression of our diverse community. Because of this, our worship will be an ongoing dialogue between particular traditions, ecumenical endeavors, and interfaith unity. Some services may be outside one’s practice. At those times, we invite all to engage in the ritual and choices made in constructing the worship that stems from a deep, authentic yearning to engage with the holy. The resonance and dissonance of other traditions may assist us in reflecting on our own journey of faith. At United, we believe this opportunity is a rare gift that can lead us to engage one another more profoundly and discover how our paths are woven together.

    “Our [worship is] where we dip our tired bodies in cool springs of hope, where we retain our wholeness and humanity despite the blows of death.”                                                                                 -Richard Wright Twelve Million Voices

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  • Tuesday Song, Reflection & Prayer – A Multi-Religious Exploration of Lenten Themes
    11:45 AM-12:10 PM
    2017.03.14

    “Preparation for Renewal”

    Tuesday 11:45-12:10  Bigelow Chapel  (March 7, 14, 21, 28, and April 4)

    Lisa Myers (M.Div.), Presiding

    In the Christian tradition, the period of Lent is from Ash Wednesday to Easter and marks a time of preparation and penitence to get closer to God. This 40-day road (not including Sundays during this time) allows Christians to remember and participate in the path that Christ traveled; from his trial and temptations in the wilderness to his passion, death and resurrection in Jerusalem. Every year this Christian season parallels the coming of the Vernal Equinox where the days lengthen in the Northern Hemisphere and the season changes to spring. Many other religious traditions also mark this time of transition towards of the equinox and a change in orientation.

    Join the diverse United community for five Tuesdays during the season of Lent (from an old English word meaning “to lengthen”) for a 20 minute time of simple song, reflection and prayer focused on various aspects of what it means for all of us to deepen our own faith journeys.  After the cold, dark, and often dismal months of the year come signs of renewal. How do people of faith begin to feel renewal and re-creation again following the hibernation of winter?

    Each Tuesday gathering will include song, a sacred text of tradition, a brief personal reflection from a different faith lens, the offering of prayers at Bigelow chapel’s prayer wall, and a blessing for going out into the world.

    Chapel service is open to the public. 

    Yuya Horikawa

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  • 9th Annual Abrahamic Traditions Dinner
    6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    2017.03.15
    Mount Zion Temple, 1300 Summit Avenue, St. Paul MN 55105

    Mount Zion Temple, 1300 Summit Avenue, St. Paul MN 55105

    The 9th Annual Abrahamic Traditions Dinner in the Twin Cities will bring community members from different cultures, religions, and experiences together to share the joy of friendship and universal values to learn the art of living together. This year’s topic is “How does our faith instruct us to respond to discrimination, bullying, and hate speech and action?”

    More than 100 people from all walks of life of diverse communities, religions, and organizations will come together to share how their faiths lead people to stand against in discrimination and bullying. 

    Guests share a meal and speakers share the perspectives of their faiths on a single question.  During the program, guests are invited to talk about the question, and others, at their tables.

    Check in for the event starts at 6:00; dinner and program will start at 6:30 pm and end 9:00 pm. United’s Chaplain John Lee will be praying and performing at this event.

    The event is open to the public and there is no cost for the dinner but registration is required.   Please register at the link: https://goo.gl/forms/rwZEszphM6Zm5nFK2

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  • Community Chapel – Trusting in God
    11:35 AM-12:10 PM
    2017.03.16

    Thursday 11:35-12:10           “Trusting in God”

    Students Nicole Fraser, Zachariah DeWitt, and Peggy Ludlow leading.

    In times of chaos and unease, how does one begin to trust and lean into one’s faith?

     

     

    Chapel service is open to the public. 

    It is an expression of our diverse community. Because of this, our worship will be an ongoing dialogue between particular traditions, ecumenical endeavors, and interfaith unity. Some services may be outside one’s practice. At those times, we invite all to engage in the ritual and choices made in constructing the worship that stems from a deep, authentic yearning to engage with the holy. The resonance and dissonance of other traditions may assist us in reflecting on our own journey of faith. At United, we believe this opportunity is a rare gift that can lead us to engage one another more profoundly and discover how our paths are woven together.

    “Our [worship is] where we dip our tired bodies in cool springs of hope, where we retain our wholeness and humanity despite the blows of death.”                                                                                 -Richard Wright Twelve Million Voices

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  • Tuesday Song, Reflection & Prayer – A Multi-Religious Exploration of Lenten Themes
    11:45 AM-12:10 PM
    2017.03.21

    “Preparation for Renewal”

    Tuesday 11:45-12:10  Bigelow Chapel  (March 7, 14, 21, 28, and April 4)

    Amoké Kubat (M.A.), Presiding

    “End of a cycle brings abundance”

    In the Christian tradition, the period of Lent is from Ash Wednesday to Easter and marks a time of preparation and penitence to get closer to God. This 40-day road (not including Sundays during this time) allows Christians to remember and participate in the path that Christ traveled; from his trial and temptations in the wilderness to his passion, death and resurrection in Jerusalem. Every year this Christian season parallels the coming of the Vernal Equinox where the days lengthen in the Northern Hemisphere and the season changes to spring. Many other religious traditions also mark this time of transition towards of the equinox and a change in orientation.

    Join the diverse United community for five Tuesdays during the season of Lent (from an old English word meaning “to lengthen”) for a 20 minute time of simple song, reflection and prayer focused on various aspects of what it means for all of us to deepen our own faith journeys.  After the cold, dark, and often dismal months of the year come signs of renewal. How do people of faith begin to feel renewal and re-creation again following the hibernation of winter?

    Each Tuesday gathering will include song, a sacred text of tradition, a brief personal reflection from a different faith lens, the offering of prayers at Bigelow chapel’s prayer wall, and a blessing for going out into the world.

    Chapel service is open to the public. 

    Andrea Iorio

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  • Community Chapel – “Prayers and Lamentations”
    11:35 AM-12:10 PM
    2017.03.23

    Thursday 11:35-12:10           “Trusting in God”

    Students Sarah Easterling, Jenny Larsen, and Kim Graff leading.

    Chapel service is open to the public. 

    It is an expression of our diverse community. Because of this, our worship will be an ongoing dialogue between particular traditions, ecumenical endeavors, and interfaith unity. Some services may be outside one’s practice. At those times, we invite all to engage in the ritual and choices made in constructing the worship that stems from a deep, authentic yearning to engage with the holy. The resonance and dissonance of other traditions may assist us in reflecting on our own journey of faith. At United, we believe this opportunity is a rare gift that can lead us to engage one another more profoundly and discover how our paths are woven together.

    “Our [worship is] where we dip our tired bodies in cool springs of hope, where we retain our wholeness and humanity despite the blows of death.”                                                                                 -Richard Wright Twelve Million Voices

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  • Explore Zentangle
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    2017.03.24
    United Theological Seminary Intersection Art Studio

    United Theological Seminary Intersection Art Studio

    RESCHEDULED !!!!

    Exploring Zentangle Inspired Art with Sue Swanson

    Date: Friday, March 24, 2017
    Time: 10 AM – 12 PM
    The Intersection Art Studio

    Tangling uses simple lines and curves to build patterns that are repeated and combined to make a small works of art. The process is very easy, meditative, relaxing and fun. Tapping into your inner spirit while doodling can give you another way to commune with your faith.

    Sue Swanson is interested in how we can learn to use artistic creativity to express our faith through practice and repetition. As an alum of United (’05), she understands the transformation that can happen when we start to engage our hands in artmaking.

    Fee:
    General Public $25 (includes kit you can take home and continue your Tangling)
    Seminary Students $10 (includes kit)

    REGISTER NOW

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  • Tuesday Song, Reflection & Prayer – A Multi-Religious Exploration of Lenten Themes
    11:45 AM-12:10 PM
    2017.03.28

    “Preparation for Renewal”

    Tuesday 11:45-12:10  Bigelow Chapel  (March 7, 14, 21, 28, and April 4)

    Deryk Bauer-Lee (M.Div.), Presiding

    In the Christian tradition, the period of Lent is from Ash Wednesday to Easter and marks a time of preparation and penitence to get closer to God. This 40-day road (not including Sundays during this time) allows Christians to remember and participate in the path that Christ traveled; from his trial and temptations in the wilderness to his passion, death and resurrection in Jerusalem. Every year this Christian season parallels the coming of the Vernal Equinox where the days lengthen in the Northern Hemisphere and the season changes to spring. Many other religious traditions also mark this time of transition towards of the equinox and a change in orientation.

    Join the diverse United community for five Tuesdays during the season of Lent (from an old English word meaning “to lengthen”) for a 20 minute time of simple song, reflection and prayer focused on various aspects of what it means for all of us to deepen our own faith journeys.  After the cold, dark, and often dismal months of the year come signs of renewal. How do people of faith begin to feel renewal and re-creation again following the hibernation of winter?

    Each Tuesday gathering will include song, a sacred text of tradition, a brief personal reflection from a different faith lens, the offering of prayers at Bigelow chapel’s prayer wall, and a blessing for going out into the world.

    Chapel service is open to the public. 

    Shawn Marshall, 

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  • Women as Seekers and Pursuers of Peace: Roots to Rise – Community Chapel
    11:35 AM-12:10 PM
    2017.03.30

    Thursday 11:35-12:10 

    Shaika Tamara Gray will be speaking during chapel as part of this day-long presentation and gathering. 

    Shaikha Gray is a major Muslim scholar as well as an activist for the Muslim community andd for interfaith relations. She will speak on the topic “Roots to Rise,” looking at how Muslims, and Christian allies of Muslims can use their traditions to effect social change. After the chapel service, people are invited to go through line, then meet in the Stroebel Room for a discussion on how we can best be allies of the Muslim community in this difficult environment. Gail Anderson, an alumna, and former director of our Interfaith initiative will lead that discussion. She has over a decade and a half experience in Christian-Muslim relationships, including co-founding and leading the longest run Christian-Muslim dialogue program in the country.

    Chapel service is open to the public. 

    It is an expression of our diverse community. Because of this, our worship will be an ongoing dialogue between particular traditions, ecumenical endeavors, and interfaith unity. Some services may be outside one’s practice. At those times, we invite all to engage in the ritual and choices made in constructing the worship that stems from a deep, authentic yearning to engage with the holy. The resonance and dissonance of other traditions may assist us in reflecting on our own journey of faith. At United, we believe this opportunity is a rare gift that can lead us to engage one another more profoundly and discover how our paths are woven together.

    “Our [worship is] where we dip our tired bodies in cool springs of hope, where we retain our wholeness and humanity despite the blows of death.”                                                                                 -Richard Wright Twelve Million Voices

  • Women as Seekers and Pursuers of Peace
    7:30 PM-9:00 PM
    2017.03.30
    Bigelow Chapel, United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities

    Bigelow Chapel, United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities

    Historically and culturally, women are peacemakers. Now, more than ever in our recent history, our world and communities need to find a way to effect a lasting peace. United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities is pleased to host Rabbi Amy Eilberg who will guide us in exploring women’s roles in leading grassroots peacebuilding efforts in Israel and Palestine, and in contemplating women’s special role in moving societies toward peace.”

    Rabbi Amy Eilberg is the first woman ordained as a Conservative rabbi by the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. She currently serves as the director of the Pardes Rodef Shalom (Pursuer of Peace) Communities Program, helping synagogues and Jewish organizations place the pursuit of peace in interpersonal relationships at the center of their communal mission. Rabbi Eilberg also serves as a spiritual director and interfaith activist in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her book, From Enemy to Friend: Jewish Wisdom and the Pursuit of Peace, was published by Orbis Books in 2014. She received her Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities in 2016.

    REGISTER HERE

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