United Theological Seminary

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September

What music has been getting you through the summer of 2020? What are you listening to on repeat, singing to in your car, dancing to while you mix quarantinis? Bring the top three or four songs that you’re vibing on right now to the arts lunch this week for a rad listening party! We’ll take turns playing songs, watching music videos, and maybe even collab on a Spotify playlist to kick off the fall trimester. Party on!

Tue Sep 0 1

PowerDay 2020

All new and returning students are invited to PowerDay 2020 on Tuesday, September 1, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. CST. We’ll kick off the Fall term with a welcome session, breakout conversations for different concentrations, a “Tips for Seminary Success” panel with alums, and closing worship and ritual. See the full schedule here. Zoom login information will be sent to all registered participants ahead of the event, so sign up today!

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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.

Join us this week for a short documentary and discussion about assemblage artist Betye Saar, led by friend of United, Allison Jones.

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.
Thu Sep 1 0

Fall Convocation

Join United President Lew Zeidner, Dean Kyle Roberts, and the whole United community for the Fall Opening Convocation on Thursday, September 10, at 11:45 a.m. CST. Our guest speaker will be Dr. James Jones, Executive Vice President of the Islamic Seminary of America (TISA).

Fri Sep 1 1

Queertopia United

Queertopia United is a community of support, academic inquiry, creativity, and spiritual practice for Queer students and anyone at United interested in the field of Queer theology. Our first meeting will be Friday September 11, 2 -4 p.m. CST. We will meet six times throughout the semester. In each 3-hour session, we will spend the first half discussing pre-assigned texts from the fields of queer theory, trans theory, and/or queer theology, and the second half working on personal and professional development in relation to lgbtq topics. We will help each other practice, play, articulate, and develop queer theological lenses to be used in academic and ministerial contexts. Open to United students, faculty, staff, and alums! This group is organized by student Stephani Pescitelli with the sessions facilitated by alum Max Brumberg-Kraus. For more information view the program syllabus or reach out to stephani.pescitelli@unitedseminary.edu.

In this arts lunch, alum and local artist Max Brumberg-Kraus will present on ekphrasis in their current writing then lead a discussion on the relationship between worship, media, and art.

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.

You are invited to gather with others from the United community for a discussion of nonviolence, specifically how it applies to social movements. We will meet for three sessions, starting on Wednesday, Sept 16, 23, 30, 7pm – 8:30 p.m. CST We will discuss and explore our own personal experiences and relationships to violence, conflict, and nonviolence, along with practical ways we might ground and care for ourselves and others during situations of violence that might arise in the context of social movements. Facilitators are Eileen Hanson, currently pursuing MDiv in Interreligious Chaplaincy, and Justin Sabia-Tanis, Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics and Social Transformation. Please join us for as much of this 3-part conversation as you are able.

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.

You are invited to gather with others from the United community for a discussion of nonviolence, specifically how it applies to social movements. We will meet for three sessions, starting on Wednesday, Sept 16, 23, 30, 7pm – 8:30 p.m. CST We will discuss and explore our own personal experiences and relationships to violence, conflict, and nonviolence, along with practical ways we might ground and care for ourselves and others during situations of violence that might arise in the context of social movements. Facilitators are Eileen Hanson, currently pursuing MDiv in Interreligious Chaplaincy, and Justin Sabia-Tanis, Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics and Social Transformation. Please join us for as much of this 3-part conversation as you are able.

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.

You are invited to gather with others from the United community for a discussion of nonviolence, specifically how it applies to social movements. We will meet for three sessions, starting on Wednesday, Sept 16, 23, 30, 7pm – 8:30 p.m. CST We will discuss and explore our own personal experiences and relationships to violence, conflict, and nonviolence, along with practical ways we might ground and care for ourselves and others during situations of violence that might arise in the context of social movements. Facilitators are Eileen Hanson, currently pursuing MDiv in Interreligious Chaplaincy, and Justin Sabia-Tanis, Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics and Social Transformation. Please join us for as much of this 3-part conversation as you are able.