United Theological Seminary

Events Calendar

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  • 01

    Virtual Artist Talk by Benedict Scheur

    7:00 PM
    October 1, 2020

    Benedict Scheuer is an interdisciplinary artist who views gardening and nature as the spiritual center of his practice. His work spans drawing, painting, sculpture, video, photography, performance, singing, and textiles. He values a non-prescriptive approach to engaging with his work, allowing color, texture, shapes, and narrative to engage with each viewer uniquely. Death, Love, Connection, Mindfulness, and Cyclicality are often warmly encountered.

    Benedict recently received his MFA in visual art from the Ohio State University and holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Yale University.

  • 07

    Contemplative Prayer Gathering

    8:00 AM
    October 7, 2020
    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.
    If you have anyone in your heart for whom you would like to request a prayer, please use this form before 7 p.m. on the Tuesday before the session to submit your request. Prayer requests will be accepted on a first-requested, first-offered basis until capacity (still being determined) is met for our available time. Please be brief in the wording of your requests. Please contact Scott Campbell for more information.
  • 07

    The Ministry Lab's Midweek Retreat

    12:00 PM
    October 7, 2020

    Members of the United community are invited to join The Ministry Lab’s Midweek Retreatevery Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. 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 Rev. Emily Meyer.

  • 08

    Lean Times, Living Stories

    9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    October 8, 2020

    When pressures and limitations seem to outweigh our sense of strength and possibility, how do people avoid becoming disheartened? By learning how to tell a more life-giving story. Narrative Theory suggests that the ongoing discipline of crafting a more genuine story, is both rooted in the reality of the moment and expands our sense of mission. During tough times, our narratives often become rote.  Therefore, it is all the more incumbent that we reflect upon the stories we are telling ourselves as our communities navigate the difficulties of transition, loss, and diminishment. Join Diane Millis, adjunct faculty member at United and author of Re-Creating a Life (SDI Press, 2019) along with Sam Rahberg, author of Enduring Ministry(Liturgical Press, 2017) for a morning of collaborative reflection and an opportunity to discern new stories waiting to be told. This workshop will take place via Zoom.


    Benedictine Center, Saint Paul’s Monastery
    Fee: $30
    To register contact Guest Services
  • 13

    Arts Lunch: Goats, Gods, and Gourds: Folk Horror Theologies and the Avatars of Disorder

    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    October 13, 2020

    In this arts lunch, Max Brumberg-Kraus will present on the theological implications of the genre “FolkHorror.” In analyzing a cariety of sources, including the films The VVitch (2015), Antichrist (2009), The Wicker Man (1973), and the children’s animated television show Over the Garden Wall,  we will focus on the theme of cosmic and spiritual dis-/re-order as exemplified by the genre’s most peculiar characters. For more background on “what is folkhorror,” check out this article. https://thebaffler.com/latest/children-of-the-wicker-man-millar-semley