United Theological Seminary

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  • Ministry Lab: Spring Sprout
    2:00 PM-5:00 PM
    2020.03.10

    767 Eustis St., Suite 140, St. Paul, MN 55114

    767 Eustis St., Suite 140, St. Paul, MN 55114

    Let seeds of innovation take root in Contemplative Practices; get fertilized with new resources (available through the Ministry Lab!) and be watered by empowering colleagues: & watch your ministries bloom!
    The Ministry Lab’s first annual Spring Sprout offers: Introductory Contemplative Practice sessions for renewed resilience and joy; the latest progressive worship resources and curricula for all ages to inspire your 2020-2021 program year; and networking opportunities to cultivate partnerships for worship, faith formation and service across denominations and throughout the state.

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  • Susan Draper White Lecture
    7:30 PM-9:00 PM
    2020.03.16

    767 Eustis St., Suite 140, St. Paul, MN 55114

    767 Eustis St., Suite 140, St. Paul, MN 55114

    You are invited to join the United Community in welcoming Yolanda Norton to United for the Susan Draper White Lecture on Monday, March 16, 2020, at 7:30 pm. Rev. Norton will be speaking on  “Ready for Resistance: Jezebel and Rizpah as Agitators of the State”.

    The Susan Draper White Lectureship is named for the grandmother of a graduate of United Theological Seminary.  This annual lecture is designed to bring a nationally known speaker on feminist thought to United. The vision of Women’s Studies at United has been to create a place to explore the great diversity of women’s experiences as they inform contemporary religion, theology, and ministry. Our challenge is transformation, both individual and communal, that will create visions of religious life adequate for a changing culture.

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    Rev. Yolanda M. Norton is the Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible and H. Eugene Farlough Chair of Black Church Studies at San Francisco Theological Seminary (SFTS). During her time at SFTS, she has implemented several programs, including a womanist symposium,  Black Church revival, and experiential learning through international courses on biblical archaeology in Israel/Palestine.

    Her current research interests include narrative and literary criticism, the Persian period, and she is especially committed to womanist biblical interpretation. As such, she focuses on the implications of reading the text alongside Black women, and her work continues to interrogate how various portrayals of women in the Hebrew Bible impact the vilification and/or oppression of women of color who encounter the Bible today.

    Professor Norton has published chapters in I Found God in Me: A Womanist Biblical Hermeneutics Reader, Global Perspectives in the Old Testament, and Liturgical Press’ new feminist commentary on the Psalms (Books 2-3), and has additional articles and chapters pending in a Westminster John Knox publication on God and guns and Liturgical Press’s Wisdom of Solomon commentary.

    Prior to her position at SFTS, Norton was a Visiting Instructor at Moravian Theological Seminary and adjunct faculty at Wesley Theological Seminary. She taught courses on the book of Ruth, Beyoncé and the Hebrew Bible, and Methods of Exegesis.

    Norton is ordained clergy in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and she has deep commitments to the church, having served in various ministerial capacities in the Washington, D.C. area and Nashville, TN.  She also preaches and teaches across the country in a range of diverse ecclesial contexts.

    Professor Norton is completing her Ph.D. work at Vanderbilt University and holds a Master of Divinity and Master of Theological Studies degree from Wesley Theological Seminary as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Syracuse University.

    She has been featured in Essence, Ebony, The New York Times, and a host of other print and media platforms for her creative worship design and innovative preaching in the creation and curation of the Beyoncé Mass, a womanist worship service. She has hosted the mass in venues around the world, including New York City, Lisbon, and Los Angeles.

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  • Friday Public Chaplaincy
    11:00 AM-2:00 PM
    2020.03.20

    Join Rev. Karen Hutt and local experienced chaplains as we seek to provide care to souls in public places. Learn how to be available for a stranger in need with a friendly listening ear. Learn to meet people where they are in the food court, in the courthouse lobby, where people may be facing loneliness, sadness, joy or discernment.

    Contact Karen Hutt for more information.

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  • The Christian Art and Practice of Reconciliation in Divisive Times
    6:30 PM-8:00 PM
    2020.03.24

    767 Eustis St., Suite 140, St. Paul, MN 55114

    767 Eustis St., Suite 140, St. Paul, MN 55114

    Is the church called to reconcile political rifts caused by impeachment proceedings? What should our response be when politics divides The Church and our communities?  Has American Christianity become “antinomist” in our pursuit of prosperity and power?  How will we heal this pain?  United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities (United) and Minnesota Council of Churches  (MCC) invites you to a panel discussion on “The Christian Art and Practice of Reconciliation in Divisive Times” on Tuesday, March 24th at 6:30 p.m. at United, 767 N. Eustis Street in St. Paul.  This event features Rev. Dr. Curtiss DeYoung, MCC executive director and author.  Rev. Dr. DeYoung’s talk will include respondents United professors Rev. Dr. Carolyn Pressler, Hebrew Bible, Rev. Dr. John Lee, professor and director for spiritual formation, Rev. Dr. Justin Sabia-Tanis, professor and director for social transformation, and United alum Rev. Elizabeth Macaulay, lead pastor of Christ United Methodist Church in Rochester.  Registration is $10 per person.  Light refreshments will be served.  Registration is limited to 100 people. Please register by March 17th below:

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  • Treat Yo Self: Well Being Wednesdays
    2:00 PM-7:00 PM
    2020.03.25

    767 Eustis St., Suite 140, St. Paul, MN 55114

    767 Eustis St., Suite 140, St. Paul, MN 55114

    Retreat for seminarians, caregivers and changemakers. We know that you all experience enormous challenges, and burnout among people like you is high. That’s why we want to offer you the opportunity to spend the day with us, relaxing and refreshing yourself. There will be several different options for self-care. Yoga, Healing Touch, Aromatherapy, dance workshop, arts expressions, Reiki and more. Come when you are able and stay as long as you like. Healthy snacks and beverages are available; lunch is not included. All are welcome but registration is requested.

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