United Theological Seminary

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  • Arts Lunch, Decameron Part II – ZOOM
    11:30 AM-1:30 PM
    April 7, 2020

    Last week’s story time was so successful, we decided to do a part two! If you have a favorite fairytale, tall-tale, poem, ghostly legend, or short story you want to share? Then, in the tradition of Boccaccio’s Decameron (a medieval text where, in the midst of a plague, quarantined nobles tell stories to one another to pass the time), we are hosting our own virtual storytelling session.

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  • Friday Public Chaplaincy
    11:00 AM-2:00 PM
    April 10, 2020

    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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  • Arts Lunch: Diorama-orama! – ZOOM
    11:30 AM-1:30 PM
    April 14, 2020

    In a time of confinement and quarantine, our living quarters may feel smaller and smaller by the day! To break out of this box, we will be playing with ideas of space at this week’s arts lunch. A diorama is a three-dimensional model, usually in some kind of enclosure. We invite you to create your own diorama—whether it’s of your living space, somewhere you want to visit but can’t, or something completely imagined! You can create before or during the arts lunch and we’ll share our creations. Materials can include some kind of box/enclosure, fabric, paper, and props like toys.

  • Community Spiritual Practices and Chapel: Sarah Holst – ZOOM
    11:40 AM-12:40 PM
    April 14, 2020

    We will continue with our new rhythm of daily chapel and spiritual practices, hosted by members of the United community. Please join us for these regular times of rest, reflection, and restoration.

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  • Community Spiritual Practices and Chapel: Brian Weis – ZOOM
    11:40 AM-12:40 PM
    April 17, 2020

    We will continue with our new rhythm of daily chapel and spiritual practices, hosted by members of the United community. Please join us for these regular times of rest, reflection, and restoration.

  • Changes from Internships and CPE – ZOOM
    1:00 PM-2:00 PM
    April 17, 2020

    Many of you are wondering what will happen to your summer CPE programs. Others are experiencing challenges in your current placements as training pastors become too overwhelmed to spend time with supervision. Still others are wondering what impact institutional and structural changes will have on your academic trajectory. We don’t have all the answers, but we have some good suggestions, options, and a guide to navigate these issues. Join Karen and Sara as we sort it out together.

  • BIPOC Gathering – ZOOM
    4:00 PM-5:00 PM
    April 17, 2020

    Black, Indigenous, and People of Color are being hit disproportionately hard by COVID 19. (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/01/opinion/coronavirus-black-people.html; https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/28/us/american-poison-coronavirus-race.html). The reasons are part of long-held policies of oppression and white supremacy culture that does not value our lives. What can we do as BIPOC spiritual leaders to address the needs of our people who may not get a ventilator, a COVID test, or protective gear because of bias?

  • Happy/Venting Hour – ZOOM
    6:00 PM-7:00 PM
    April 17, 2020

    Take a breath, make an interesting beverage, and join faculty, staff, and students for some chill time.

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    • Community Spiritual Practices and Chapel: Brian Weis – ZOOM
      11:40 AM-12:40 PM
      April 17, 2020

      We will continue with our new rhythm of daily chapel and spiritual practices, hosted by members of the United community. Please join us for these regular times of rest, reflection, and restoration.

    • Changes from Internships and CPE – ZOOM
      1:00 PM-2:00 PM
      April 17, 2020

      Many of you are wondering what will happen to your summer CPE programs. Others are experiencing challenges in your current placements as training pastors become too overwhelmed to spend time with supervision. Still others are wondering what impact institutional and structural changes will have on your academic trajectory. We don’t have all the answers, but we have some good suggestions, options, and a guide to navigate these issues. Join Karen and Sara as we sort it out together.

    • BIPOC Gathering – ZOOM
      4:00 PM-5:00 PM
      April 17, 2020

      Black, Indigenous, and People of Color are being hit disproportionately hard by COVID 19. (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/01/opinion/coronavirus-black-people.html; https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/28/us/american-poison-coronavirus-race.html). The reasons are part of long-held policies of oppression and white supremacy culture that does not value our lives. What can we do as BIPOC spiritual leaders to address the needs of our people who may not get a ventilator, a COVID test, or protective gear because of bias?

    • Happy/Venting Hour – ZOOM
      6:00 PM-7:00 PM
      April 17, 2020

      Take a breath, make an interesting beverage, and join faculty, staff, and students for some chill time.

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  • United Days – CANCELED
    All day
    April 27, 2020-April 28, 2020
    767 Eustis St., Suite 140, St. Paul, MN 55114

    This year’s United Days will focus on the Hebrew Bible and the many ways it continues to inform us today. In particular, we will celebrate professor Carolyn Pressler at the time of her retirement and honor her significant role as a biblical scholar. Carolyn will talk about her love of teaching, the Hebrew Bible, and what it has been like to inspire and equip students to be leaders in the world.

    Members of United’s faculty will share how the Hebrew Bible influences them in teaching, preaching, pastoral care, ethics, education, and more. They will reflect on the ways this sacred text can continue to inform and inspire the work of religious leaders today.

    During United Days, we will dedicate the main classroom in memory of James B. Nelson, professor emeritus of Christian Ethics. As a teacher, Jim pioneered new avenues of thinking and ethics. Jim’s early voice around human sexuality in particular shaped and prodded the church in significant ways that are still known and celebrated.

    Join us on April 27 and 28 for worship, class reunions, a tour of the new campus, a banquet, the distinguished alum award, and more. You will also have the opportunity for an optional visit to see the remodeled campus in New Brighton that now houses Global Academy. We look forward to seeing you.

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