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  • Community: United Pagans
    11:45 AM
    October 1, 2021

    Sept. 17; Oct. 1, 15; Nov. 5, 19; Dec. 3, 17
    11:45 AM CST

    Who: Students, faculty, and staff
    What: Twice monthly space for anyone under the broad umbrella of nominally Pagan traditions, or who feels Pagan-friendly/curious/adjacent.
    When: 1st and 3rd Fridays, 11:45 AM (CST)

    Our group seeks to facilitate mutual support and conversation between students who are under the broad umbrella of nominally Pagan traditions or approaches. We have self-identified Heathens, Wiccans, Druids, and, of course, Pagans among our known numbers. We also foster a space for sharing ritual notes, ideas about chaplaincy, and interfaith engagement. And we welcome any United student who is Pagan-friendly/curious/adjacent. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month. Sometimes just to chat. And, on occasion, to gather in ritual.

    See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link and who to contact for more information.

  • Community: BIPOC
    7:00 PM
    October 1, 2021

    Black, Indigenous, Multiracial and People of Color (BIPOC)

    Sept. 24; Oct. 1; Nov. 5; Dec. 3
    7:00 PM CST

    A time for reflection, resilience, and reverence. Let us build a community that sustains us beyond the “gaze.” Bring your concerns, your prayers, and your dreams for ministry. Bring a ritual that honors our BIPOC ancestors. Bring humor, love, and joy to this place for us to be.

    See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact Rev. Karen Hutt for more information.

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  • UUMA Prairie Star District Fall Retreat
    All day
    October 4, 2021-October 6, 2021

    On October 4-6, the Prairie Star District of the UUMA will be having their fall retreat. ALL United UUs with aspirant or candidate status—no matter where you live—are warmly invited to participate. There will be in-person hubs in St. Paul and Iowa as well as an online hub. The theme is Playful Leadership: Play as a Form of Resistance, and Rev. Karen Hutt will be giving the 2021 Odyssey talk.

    For more information, contact Rev. Sara Smalley at revsara@uunorthfield.org.

  • CPE Information Session
    12:00 PM
    October 4, 2021

    Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)
    Information and Skill Building

    Every Monday at 12 noon CST

    If you’re enrolled in a degree program that requires you to complete one unit of CPE, these informational sessions will answer all of your questions. Prior to coming to UTS, Rev. Karen Hutt was a CPE Educator at four major hospitals in Chicago and most recently at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. She is currently leading a local CPE Program in Public Chaplaincy. Given the nature of the pandemic, programs will vary throughout the country. This will require you to have a coherent plan for your application process and site selection. All sessions will be informational based on the questions you bring. Get familiar with acpe.edu.

    See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact Karen Hutt for more information.

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  • Contemplative Prayer Gathering
    8:00 AM
    October 6, 2021

    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. Please use this form to submit your prayer request.

    See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact Karen Hutt for more information.

  • Midweek Retreat with the Ministry Lab
    12:00 PM
    October 6, 2021

    Members of the United community are invited to join The Ministry Lab’s Midweek Retreat every Wednesday at 12 PM 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 Emily Meyer (’09): ministrylab@unitedseminary.edu.

  • Conversation: No Agenda Wednesdays
    12:00 PM-3:00 PM
    October 6, 2021

    Open Zoom Room 

    With 60 percent of our students spread out around the country, building community beyond the classroom can be challenging. Stop by to see who’s here, in an open Zoom room for conversation, humor, and colleagueship. Bring a cup of tea, an experience, a question, a poem to share, or find out what life is like for a seminary colleague in a part of the country you are curious about. Get to know some amazing seminary humans. Pop in whenever the room will be open.

    See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact Karen Hutt for more information.

  • Vocational Network Building
    12:00 PM
    October 6, 2021

    Every Wednesday – 12 noon to 1:00 PM CST

    You imagine yourself in a ministry, but you can’t quite visualize it. You think you understand what the job market is like for chaplains, but you are uncertain what path will fit your particular needs. Come meet with your future colleagues from around the nation, make connections, and ask practical direct questions about your future career paths.

    Stuff Chaplains Do (Sept.15, Oct. 13, Nov. 10)
    Stuff Ministers Do in Rural Areas (Sept. 22, Oct. 20, Nov. 17)
    Stuff Ministers Do in Urban Areas (Sept. 29, Oct. 27, Nov. 24)
    Stuff Non-Profit Directors Do (Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec. 1)

    See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact Rev. Karen Hutt for more information.

  • More events
    • Contemplative Prayer Gathering
      8:00 AM
      October 6, 2021

      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. Please use this form to submit your prayer request.

      See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact Karen Hutt for more information.

    • Midweek Retreat with the Ministry Lab
      12:00 PM
      October 6, 2021

      Members of the United community are invited to join The Ministry Lab’s Midweek Retreat every Wednesday at 12 PM 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 Emily Meyer (’09): ministrylab@unitedseminary.edu.

    • Conversation: No Agenda Wednesdays
      12:00 PM-3:00 PM
      October 6, 2021

      Open Zoom Room 

      With 60 percent of our students spread out around the country, building community beyond the classroom can be challenging. Stop by to see who’s here, in an open Zoom room for conversation, humor, and colleagueship. Bring a cup of tea, an experience, a question, a poem to share, or find out what life is like for a seminary colleague in a part of the country you are curious about. Get to know some amazing seminary humans. Pop in whenever the room will be open.

      See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact Karen Hutt for more information.

    • Vocational Network Building
      12:00 PM
      October 6, 2021

      Every Wednesday – 12 noon to 1:00 PM CST

      You imagine yourself in a ministry, but you can’t quite visualize it. You think you understand what the job market is like for chaplains, but you are uncertain what path will fit your particular needs. Come meet with your future colleagues from around the nation, make connections, and ask practical direct questions about your future career paths.

      Stuff Chaplains Do (Sept.15, Oct. 13, Nov. 10)
      Stuff Ministers Do in Rural Areas (Sept. 22, Oct. 20, Nov. 17)
      Stuff Ministers Do in Urban Areas (Sept. 29, Oct. 27, Nov. 24)
      Stuff Non-Profit Directors Do (Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec. 1)

      See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact Rev. Karen Hutt for more information.

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  • CPE Information Session
    12:00 PM
    October 11, 2021

    Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)
    Information and Skill Building

    Every Monday at 12 noon CST

    If you’re enrolled in a degree program that requires you to complete one unit of CPE, these informational sessions will answer all of your questions. Prior to coming to UTS, Rev. Karen Hutt was a CPE Educator at four major hospitals in Chicago and most recently at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. She is currently leading a local CPE Program in Public Chaplaincy. Given the nature of the pandemic, programs will vary throughout the country. This will require you to have a coherent plan for your application process and site selection. All sessions will be informational based on the questions you bring. Get familiar with acpe.edu.

    See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact Karen Hutt for more information.

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  • Contemplative Prayer Gathering
    8:00 AM
    October 13, 2021

    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. Please use this form to submit your prayer request.

    See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact Karen Hutt for more information.

  • Midweek Retreat with the Ministry Lab
    12:00 PM
    October 13, 2021

    Members of the United community are invited to join The Ministry Lab’s Midweek Retreat every Wednesday at 12 PM 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 Emily Meyer (’09): ministrylab@unitedseminary.edu.

  • Conversation: No Agenda Wednesdays
    12:00 PM-3:00 PM
    October 13, 2021

    Open Zoom Room 

    With 60 percent of our students spread out around the country, building community beyond the classroom can be challenging. Stop by to see who’s here, in an open Zoom room for conversation, humor, and colleagueship. Bring a cup of tea, an experience, a question, a poem to share, or find out what life is like for a seminary colleague in a part of the country you are curious about. Get to know some amazing seminary humans. Pop in whenever the room will be open.

    See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact Karen Hutt for more information.

  • Vocational Network Building
    12:00 PM
    October 13, 2021

    Every Wednesday – 12 noon to 1:00 PM CST

    You imagine yourself in a ministry, but you can’t quite visualize it. You think you understand what the job market is like for chaplains, but you are uncertain what path will fit your particular needs. Come meet with your future colleagues from around the nation, make connections, and ask practical direct questions about your future career paths.

    Stuff Chaplains Do (Sept.15, Oct. 13, Nov. 10)
    Stuff Ministers Do in Rural Areas (Sept. 22, Oct. 20, Nov. 17)
    Stuff Ministers Do in Urban Areas (Sept. 29, Oct. 27, Nov. 24)
    Stuff Non-Profit Directors Do (Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec. 1)

    See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact Rev. Karen Hutt for more information.

  • Community: United Church of Christ
    2:00 PM
    October 13, 2021

    Sept. 15, 29; Oct. 13, 27; Nov. 10; Dec. 1, 15
    2:00 PM CST

    A group for support, fellowship, and preparation for ordination and ecclesiastical council preparation.

    See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact Rev. Karen Hutt for more information.

  • Training: Discerning Whiteness
    5:30 PM-8:30 PM
    October 13, 2021

    Antiracism Training for Ministers

    DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND, NEW DATES ADDED!
    (Please note: Sept. sessions are full.)

    2 sessions: October 13 and 20
    Attend at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities or Online
    Registration fee: $75

    Led by Okogyeamon, co-founder of ASDIC

    This Antiracism Study Dialogue Circle (ASDIC) workshop is interactive and experiential. We will explore the ways that racial dynamics play out in and about us, every day, in both personal and institutional spaces. We will seek to develop our ability to identify and interrupt whiteness – while exploring the mindset, feelings, social communications (conscious and unconscious), and contexts that support the racial hierarchy in all sectors of our society.

    Our intention is to share and participate in honest and deep dialogue; to provide a context of safe space for risk-taking and relationship-building; to build and strengthen community bonds in our common struggle against racism.

    Participants will identify and experience the critical elements that contribute to reflective, searching, and transformative dialogue. Interactive and intensive.  Reading resources are provided for study and dialogue.

    Participants will also:

    Explore opportunities for a care-filled examination of the inner and outer terrain of feelings, judgments, and actions and of their causes and effects.

    Explore the origins of racial self-understanding and its influence on thinking, imaging, valuing.

    Critically analyze images and messages for the ways these “download” racism in socialization.

    This training is open to everyone and meets the requirement for the Minnesota Conference UCC Diversity/Anti-Racism Education for Authorized Ministers.

    Questions? Contact Rev. Dr. Justin Sabia-Tanis, Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics and Social Transformation, Supported by the McVay Endowment.

    Register Here

  • Queer United Affinity Community (QUAC)
    7:00 PM
    October 13, 2021

    Sept. 8, 2:00 PM; Sept. 22 7:00 PM; Oct. 13, 2:00 PM; Oct. 27, 7:00 PM; Nov. 10, 2:00 PM; Nov. 24, 7:00 PM; Dec. 8, 2:00 PM CST

    Who: LGBTQIA+ students, faculty, staff, alums, and community members
    What: Twice monthly queer-only space for fellowship, collaboration, and co-conspiring
    When: 2nd Wednesdays at 2 PM, 4th Wednesdays at 7 PM (CST)

    A space for LGBTQIA+ United students, staff, faculty, alums, and broader community members to meet for support, fellowship, learning and community building.

    See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link and who to contact for more information.

  • More events
    • Contemplative Prayer Gathering
      8:00 AM
      October 13, 2021

      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. Please use this form to submit your prayer request.

      See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact Karen Hutt for more information.

    • Midweek Retreat with the Ministry Lab
      12:00 PM
      October 13, 2021

      Members of the United community are invited to join The Ministry Lab’s Midweek Retreat every Wednesday at 12 PM 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 Emily Meyer (’09): ministrylab@unitedseminary.edu.

    • Conversation: No Agenda Wednesdays
      12:00 PM-3:00 PM
      October 13, 2021

      Open Zoom Room 

      With 60 percent of our students spread out around the country, building community beyond the classroom can be challenging. Stop by to see who’s here, in an open Zoom room for conversation, humor, and colleagueship. Bring a cup of tea, an experience, a question, a poem to share, or find out what life is like for a seminary colleague in a part of the country you are curious about. Get to know some amazing seminary humans. Pop in whenever the room will be open.

      See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact Karen Hutt for more information.

    • Vocational Network Building
      12:00 PM
      October 13, 2021

      Every Wednesday – 12 noon to 1:00 PM CST

      You imagine yourself in a ministry, but you can’t quite visualize it. You think you understand what the job market is like for chaplains, but you are uncertain what path will fit your particular needs. Come meet with your future colleagues from around the nation, make connections, and ask practical direct questions about your future career paths.

      Stuff Chaplains Do (Sept.15, Oct. 13, Nov. 10)
      Stuff Ministers Do in Rural Areas (Sept. 22, Oct. 20, Nov. 17)
      Stuff Ministers Do in Urban Areas (Sept. 29, Oct. 27, Nov. 24)
      Stuff Non-Profit Directors Do (Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec. 1)

      See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact Rev. Karen Hutt for more information.

    • Community: United Church of Christ
      2:00 PM
      October 13, 2021

      Sept. 15, 29; Oct. 13, 27; Nov. 10; Dec. 1, 15
      2:00 PM CST

      A group for support, fellowship, and preparation for ordination and ecclesiastical council preparation.

      See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact Rev. Karen Hutt for more information.

    • Training: Discerning Whiteness
      5:30 PM-8:30 PM
      October 13, 2021

      Antiracism Training for Ministers

      DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND, NEW DATES ADDED!
      (Please note: Sept. sessions are full.)

      2 sessions: October 13 and 20
      Attend at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities or Online
      Registration fee: $75

      Led by Okogyeamon, co-founder of ASDIC

      This Antiracism Study Dialogue Circle (ASDIC) workshop is interactive and experiential. We will explore the ways that racial dynamics play out in and about us, every day, in both personal and institutional spaces. We will seek to develop our ability to identify and interrupt whiteness – while exploring the mindset, feelings, social communications (conscious and unconscious), and contexts that support the racial hierarchy in all sectors of our society.

      Our intention is to share and participate in honest and deep dialogue; to provide a context of safe space for risk-taking and relationship-building; to build and strengthen community bonds in our common struggle against racism.

      Participants will identify and experience the critical elements that contribute to reflective, searching, and transformative dialogue. Interactive and intensive.  Reading resources are provided for study and dialogue.

      Participants will also:

      Explore opportunities for a care-filled examination of the inner and outer terrain of feelings, judgments, and actions and of their causes and effects.

      Explore the origins of racial self-understanding and its influence on thinking, imaging, valuing.

      Critically analyze images and messages for the ways these “download” racism in socialization.

      This training is open to everyone and meets the requirement for the Minnesota Conference UCC Diversity/Anti-Racism Education for Authorized Ministers.

      Questions? Contact Rev. Dr. Justin Sabia-Tanis, Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics and Social Transformation, Supported by the McVay Endowment.

      Register Here

    • Queer United Affinity Community (QUAC)
      7:00 PM
      October 13, 2021

      Sept. 8, 2:00 PM; Sept. 22 7:00 PM; Oct. 13, 2:00 PM; Oct. 27, 7:00 PM; Nov. 10, 2:00 PM; Nov. 24, 7:00 PM; Dec. 8, 2:00 PM CST

      Who: LGBTQIA+ students, faculty, staff, alums, and community members
      What: Twice monthly queer-only space for fellowship, collaboration, and co-conspiring
      When: 2nd Wednesdays at 2 PM, 4th Wednesdays at 7 PM (CST)

      A space for LGBTQIA+ United students, staff, faculty, alums, and broader community members to meet for support, fellowship, learning and community building.

      See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link and who to contact for more information.

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  • Community: United Pagans
    11:45 AM
    October 15, 2021

    Sept. 17; Oct. 1, 15; Nov. 5, 19; Dec. 3, 17
    11:45 AM CST

    Who: Students, faculty, and staff
    What: Twice monthly space for anyone under the broad umbrella of nominally Pagan traditions, or who feels Pagan-friendly/curious/adjacent.
    When: 1st and 3rd Fridays, 11:45 AM (CST)

    Our group seeks to facilitate mutual support and conversation between students who are under the broad umbrella of nominally Pagan traditions or approaches. We have self-identified Heathens, Wiccans, Druids, and, of course, Pagans among our known numbers. We also foster a space for sharing ritual notes, ideas about chaplaincy, and interfaith engagement. And we welcome any United student who is Pagan-friendly/curious/adjacent. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month. Sometimes just to chat. And, on occasion, to gather in ritual.

    See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link and who to contact for more information.

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  • CPE Information Session
    12:00 PM
    October 18, 2021

    Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)
    Information and Skill Building

    Every Monday at 12 noon CST

    If you’re enrolled in a degree program that requires you to complete one unit of CPE, these informational sessions will answer all of your questions. Prior to coming to UTS, Rev. Karen Hutt was a CPE Educator at four major hospitals in Chicago and most recently at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. She is currently leading a local CPE Program in Public Chaplaincy. Given the nature of the pandemic, programs will vary throughout the country. This will require you to have a coherent plan for your application process and site selection. All sessions will be informational based on the questions you bring. Get familiar with acpe.edu.

    See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact Karen Hutt for more information.

  • Community: Baptists
    3:00 PM
    October 18, 2021

    Sept. 20; Oct. 18; Nov. 22
    3:00 PM CST

    The Baptist community group is an invitation to all to gather and support one another in seminary and to explore issues, concerns, theology, and faith development. This is a new group at UTS and we are excited that you may join us.

    See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact Rev. Karen Hutt for more information.

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  • Contemplative Prayer Gathering
    8:00 AM
    October 20, 2021

    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. Please use this form to submit your prayer request.

    See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact Karen Hutt for more information.

  • Midweek Retreat with the Ministry Lab
    12:00 PM
    October 20, 2021

    Members of the United community are invited to join The Ministry Lab’s Midweek Retreat every Wednesday at 12 PM 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 Emily Meyer (’09): ministrylab@unitedseminary.edu.

  • Conversation: No Agenda Wednesdays
    12:00 PM-3:00 PM
    October 20, 2021

    Open Zoom Room 

    With 60 percent of our students spread out around the country, building community beyond the classroom can be challenging. Stop by to see who’s here, in an open Zoom room for conversation, humor, and colleagueship. Bring a cup of tea, an experience, a question, a poem to share, or find out what life is like for a seminary colleague in a part of the country you are curious about. Get to know some amazing seminary humans. Pop in whenever the room will be open.

    See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact Karen Hutt for more information.

  • Vocational Network Building
    12:00 PM
    October 20, 2021

    Every Wednesday – 12 noon to 1:00 PM CST

    You imagine yourself in a ministry, but you can’t quite visualize it. You think you understand what the job market is like for chaplains, but you are uncertain what path will fit your particular needs. Come meet with your future colleagues from around the nation, make connections, and ask practical direct questions about your future career paths.

    Stuff Chaplains Do (Sept.15, Oct. 13, Nov. 10)
    Stuff Ministers Do in Rural Areas (Sept. 22, Oct. 20, Nov. 17)
    Stuff Ministers Do in Urban Areas (Sept. 29, Oct. 27, Nov. 24)
    Stuff Non-Profit Directors Do (Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec. 1)

    See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact Rev. Karen Hutt for more information.

  • Community: Humanists
    3:00 PM
    October 20, 2021

    Sept 22; Oct 20; Nov 17; Dec 1
    3:00 PM CST

    A group for Secular Humanist, Christian Humanists, Religious Naturalists, and adjacent friends. Share the latest article from The American Humanist Association, debate an essay from the new Oxford Handbook on Humanism edited by Dr. Anthony Pinn, or share a film review. Open discussion.

    See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact Rev. Karen Hutt for more information.

  • Training: Discerning Whiteness
    5:30 PM-8:30 PM
    October 20, 2021

    Antiracism Training for Ministers

    DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND, NEW DATES ADDED!
    (Please note: Sept. sessions are full.)

    2 sessions: October 13 and 20
    Attend at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities or Online
    Registration fee: $75

    Led by Okogyeamon, co-founder of ASDIC

    This Antiracism Study Dialogue Circle (ASDIC) workshop is interactive and experiential. We will explore the ways that racial dynamics play out in and about us, every day, in both personal and institutional spaces. We will seek to develop our ability to identify and interrupt whiteness – while exploring the mindset, feelings, social communications (conscious and unconscious), and contexts that support the racial hierarchy in all sectors of our society.

    Our intention is to share and participate in honest and deep dialogue; to provide a context of safe space for risk-taking and relationship-building; to build and strengthen community bonds in our common struggle against racism.

    Participants will identify and experience the critical elements that contribute to reflective, searching, and transformative dialogue. Interactive and intensive.  Reading resources are provided for study and dialogue.

    Participants will also:

    Explore opportunities for a care-filled examination of the inner and outer terrain of feelings, judgments, and actions and of their causes and effects.

    Explore the origins of racial self-understanding and its influence on thinking, imaging, valuing.

    Critically analyze images and messages for the ways these “download” racism in socialization.

    This training is open to everyone and meets the requirement for the Minnesota Conference UCC Diversity/Anti-Racism Education for Authorized Ministers.

    Questions? Contact Rev. Dr. Justin Sabia-Tanis, Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics and Social Transformation, Supported by the McVay Endowment.

    Register Here

  • More events
    • Contemplative Prayer Gathering
      8:00 AM
      October 20, 2021

      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. Please use this form to submit your prayer request.

      See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact Karen Hutt for more information.

    • Midweek Retreat with the Ministry Lab
      12:00 PM
      October 20, 2021

      Members of the United community are invited to join The Ministry Lab’s Midweek Retreat every Wednesday at 12 PM 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 Emily Meyer (’09): ministrylab@unitedseminary.edu.

    • Conversation: No Agenda Wednesdays
      12:00 PM-3:00 PM
      October 20, 2021

      Open Zoom Room 

      With 60 percent of our students spread out around the country, building community beyond the classroom can be challenging. Stop by to see who’s here, in an open Zoom room for conversation, humor, and colleagueship. Bring a cup of tea, an experience, a question, a poem to share, or find out what life is like for a seminary colleague in a part of the country you are curious about. Get to know some amazing seminary humans. Pop in whenever the room will be open.

      See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact Karen Hutt for more information.

    • Vocational Network Building
      12:00 PM
      October 20, 2021

      Every Wednesday – 12 noon to 1:00 PM CST

      You imagine yourself in a ministry, but you can’t quite visualize it. You think you understand what the job market is like for chaplains, but you are uncertain what path will fit your particular needs. Come meet with your future colleagues from around the nation, make connections, and ask practical direct questions about your future career paths.

      Stuff Chaplains Do (Sept.15, Oct. 13, Nov. 10)
      Stuff Ministers Do in Rural Areas (Sept. 22, Oct. 20, Nov. 17)
      Stuff Ministers Do in Urban Areas (Sept. 29, Oct. 27, Nov. 24)
      Stuff Non-Profit Directors Do (Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec. 1)

      See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact Rev. Karen Hutt for more information.

    • Community: Humanists
      3:00 PM
      October 20, 2021

      Sept 22; Oct 20; Nov 17; Dec 1
      3:00 PM CST

      A group for Secular Humanist, Christian Humanists, Religious Naturalists, and adjacent friends. Share the latest article from The American Humanist Association, debate an essay from the new Oxford Handbook on Humanism edited by Dr. Anthony Pinn, or share a film review. Open discussion.

      See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact Rev. Karen Hutt for more information.

    • Training: Discerning Whiteness
      5:30 PM-8:30 PM
      October 20, 2021

      Antiracism Training for Ministers

      DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND, NEW DATES ADDED!
      (Please note: Sept. sessions are full.)

      2 sessions: October 13 and 20
      Attend at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities or Online
      Registration fee: $75

      Led by Okogyeamon, co-founder of ASDIC

      This Antiracism Study Dialogue Circle (ASDIC) workshop is interactive and experiential. We will explore the ways that racial dynamics play out in and about us, every day, in both personal and institutional spaces. We will seek to develop our ability to identify and interrupt whiteness – while exploring the mindset, feelings, social communications (conscious and unconscious), and contexts that support the racial hierarchy in all sectors of our society.

      Our intention is to share and participate in honest and deep dialogue; to provide a context of safe space for risk-taking and relationship-building; to build and strengthen community bonds in our common struggle against racism.

      Participants will identify and experience the critical elements that contribute to reflective, searching, and transformative dialogue. Interactive and intensive.  Reading resources are provided for study and dialogue.

      Participants will also:

      Explore opportunities for a care-filled examination of the inner and outer terrain of feelings, judgments, and actions and of their causes and effects.

      Explore the origins of racial self-understanding and its influence on thinking, imaging, valuing.

      Critically analyze images and messages for the ways these “download” racism in socialization.

      This training is open to everyone and meets the requirement for the Minnesota Conference UCC Diversity/Anti-Racism Education for Authorized Ministers.

      Questions? Contact Rev. Dr. Justin Sabia-Tanis, Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics and Social Transformation, Supported by the McVay Endowment.

      Register Here

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  • Chapel
    11:45 AM
    October 21, 2021

    See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact chapel@unitedseminary.edu with questions or concerns.

  • Lecture: The Theological Implications of Religious Diversity
    All day
    October 21, 2021

    Presented by Dr. Demian Wheeler

    United’s Favorite Lecture Series

    Every teacher has one—the lecture that they love the best, the one that they can literally feel in their bones when they deliver it in class. In this series we invite you to get to know United’s current faculty and get a taste of what happens in the classrooms at United. These favorite lectures will be delivered on Zoom, so enjoy it with a family member, invite a far away friend, or host your very own “watch party.” Whatever the format, take this opportunity to learn what it is like to experience the transformative learning experience that happens in the classrooms at United. All lectures are free and open to the public.

  • Workshop: Confidence in Conflict
    1:00 PM-4:00 PM
    October 21, 2021

    Essentials for Ministry
    Confidence in Conflict: Navigating the Struggle

    When you hear the word conflict, what reaction happens in your body? Is it possible to have a healthy relationship with conflict? How do you develop the capacity to enter into conflict well? These are some burning questions that we’ll explore with you in this conflict workshop.

    Learn more & register >

    Some scholarships are available for this Leaderwise workshop. Contact Rev. Karen Hutt for more information.

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  • CPE Information Session
    12:00 PM
    October 25, 2021

    Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)
    Information and Skill Building

    Every Monday at 12 noon CST

    If you’re enrolled in a degree program that requires you to complete one unit of CPE, these informational sessions will answer all of your questions. Prior to coming to UTS, Rev. Karen Hutt was a CPE Educator at four major hospitals in Chicago and most recently at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. She is currently leading a local CPE Program in Public Chaplaincy. Given the nature of the pandemic, programs will vary throughout the country. This will require you to have a coherent plan for your application process and site selection. All sessions will be informational based on the questions you bring. Get familiar with acpe.edu.

    See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact Karen Hutt for more information.

  • Community: Military Service
    6:30 PM
    October 25, 2021

    Sept. 27; Oct. 25; Nov. 22
    6:30 PM CST

    For seminarians who are combining their service as a spiritual leader with membership in the armed forces. Those pursuing the Chaplain Corp., are currently in the reserves, or on active duty are encouraged to participate. This is also a space for veterans and those considering military service.

    See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact Rev. Karen Hutt for more information.

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  • Contemplative Prayer Gathering
    8:00 AM
    October 27, 2021

    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. Please use this form to submit your prayer request.

    See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact Karen Hutt for more information.

  • Midweek Retreat with the Ministry Lab
    12:00 PM
    October 27, 2021

    Members of the United community are invited to join The Ministry Lab’s Midweek Retreat every Wednesday at 12 PM 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 Emily Meyer (’09): ministrylab@unitedseminary.edu.

  • Conversation: No Agenda Wednesdays
    12:00 PM-3:00 PM
    October 27, 2021

    Open Zoom Room 

    With 60 percent of our students spread out around the country, building community beyond the classroom can be challenging. Stop by to see who’s here, in an open Zoom room for conversation, humor, and colleagueship. Bring a cup of tea, an experience, a question, a poem to share, or find out what life is like for a seminary colleague in a part of the country you are curious about. Get to know some amazing seminary humans. Pop in whenever the room will be open.

    See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact Karen Hutt for more information.

  • Vocational Network Building
    12:00 PM
    October 27, 2021

    Every Wednesday – 12 noon to 1:00 PM CST

    You imagine yourself in a ministry, but you can’t quite visualize it. You think you understand what the job market is like for chaplains, but you are uncertain what path will fit your particular needs. Come meet with your future colleagues from around the nation, make connections, and ask practical direct questions about your future career paths.

    Stuff Chaplains Do (Sept.15, Oct. 13, Nov. 10)
    Stuff Ministers Do in Rural Areas (Sept. 22, Oct. 20, Nov. 17)
    Stuff Ministers Do in Urban Areas (Sept. 29, Oct. 27, Nov. 24)
    Stuff Non-Profit Directors Do (Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec. 1)

    See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact Rev. Karen Hutt for more information.

  • Community: United Church of Christ
    2:00 PM
    October 27, 2021

    Sept. 15, 29; Oct. 13, 27; Nov. 10; Dec. 1, 15
    2:00 PM CST

    A group for support, fellowship, and preparation for ordination and ecclesiastical council preparation.

    See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact Rev. Karen Hutt for more information.

  • Queer United Affinity Community (QUAC)
    7:00 PM
    October 27, 2021

    Sept. 8, 2:00 PM; Sept. 22 7:00 PM; Oct. 13, 2:00 PM; Oct. 27, 7:00 PM; Nov. 10, 2:00 PM; Nov. 24, 7:00 PM; Dec. 8, 2:00 PM CST

    Who: LGBTQIA+ students, faculty, staff, alums, and community members
    What: Twice monthly queer-only space for fellowship, collaboration, and co-conspiring
    When: 2nd Wednesdays at 2 PM, 4th Wednesdays at 7 PM (CST)

    A space for LGBTQIA+ United students, staff, faculty, alums, and broader community members to meet for support, fellowship, learning and community building.

    See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link and who to contact for more information.

  • More events
    • Contemplative Prayer Gathering
      8:00 AM
      October 27, 2021

      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. Please use this form to submit your prayer request.

      See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact Karen Hutt for more information.

    • Midweek Retreat with the Ministry Lab
      12:00 PM
      October 27, 2021

      Members of the United community are invited to join The Ministry Lab’s Midweek Retreat every Wednesday at 12 PM 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 Emily Meyer (’09): ministrylab@unitedseminary.edu.

    • Conversation: No Agenda Wednesdays
      12:00 PM-3:00 PM
      October 27, 2021

      Open Zoom Room 

      With 60 percent of our students spread out around the country, building community beyond the classroom can be challenging. Stop by to see who’s here, in an open Zoom room for conversation, humor, and colleagueship. Bring a cup of tea, an experience, a question, a poem to share, or find out what life is like for a seminary colleague in a part of the country you are curious about. Get to know some amazing seminary humans. Pop in whenever the room will be open.

      See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact Karen Hutt for more information.

    • Vocational Network Building
      12:00 PM
      October 27, 2021

      Every Wednesday – 12 noon to 1:00 PM CST

      You imagine yourself in a ministry, but you can’t quite visualize it. You think you understand what the job market is like for chaplains, but you are uncertain what path will fit your particular needs. Come meet with your future colleagues from around the nation, make connections, and ask practical direct questions about your future career paths.

      Stuff Chaplains Do (Sept.15, Oct. 13, Nov. 10)
      Stuff Ministers Do in Rural Areas (Sept. 22, Oct. 20, Nov. 17)
      Stuff Ministers Do in Urban Areas (Sept. 29, Oct. 27, Nov. 24)
      Stuff Non-Profit Directors Do (Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec. 1)

      See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact Rev. Karen Hutt for more information.

    • Community: United Church of Christ
      2:00 PM
      October 27, 2021

      Sept. 15, 29; Oct. 13, 27; Nov. 10; Dec. 1, 15
      2:00 PM CST

      A group for support, fellowship, and preparation for ordination and ecclesiastical council preparation.

      See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact Rev. Karen Hutt for more information.

    • Queer United Affinity Community (QUAC)
      7:00 PM
      October 27, 2021

      Sept. 8, 2:00 PM; Sept. 22 7:00 PM; Oct. 13, 2:00 PM; Oct. 27, 7:00 PM; Nov. 10, 2:00 PM; Nov. 24, 7:00 PM; Dec. 8, 2:00 PM CST

      Who: LGBTQIA+ students, faculty, staff, alums, and community members
      What: Twice monthly queer-only space for fellowship, collaboration, and co-conspiring
      When: 2nd Wednesdays at 2 PM, 4th Wednesdays at 7 PM (CST)

      A space for LGBTQIA+ United students, staff, faculty, alums, and broader community members to meet for support, fellowship, learning and community building.

      See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link and who to contact for more information.

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  • Community: United Methodist
    11:45 AM-12:30 PM
    October 28, 2021

    Sept. 23; Oct. 28; Nov. 26
    11:45 AM – 12:30 PM CST

    The Methodist Affinity Lunch Group welcomes all Methodist students, whether UM ordination track or not, to gather and support one another in seminary and to hear from Methodist denominational leaders, ministers, and others who can provide students resources in their journey through seminary and beyond.

    See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact Rev. Karen Hutt for more information.

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  • Community: Unitarian Universalist
    3:00 PM
    October 29, 2021

    Sept. 29; Oct. 29; Nov. 19; Dec. 8
    3:00 PM CST

    A group for mutuality, interdependence and support. Navigate the Aspirant/Candidate process, access grants, engage regional networks and meet with national leadership.

    See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact Rev. Karen Hutt for more information.

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