What’s happening on campus?
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 email@example.com.
Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)
Information and Skill Building
Every Monday at 12 noon CT
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. Individual meetings: calendly.com/khutt
See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact Karen Hutt for more information.
There will be no Arts Lunch on Tuesday Oct. 5, but students are encouraged to gather without Professor Awes Freeman in the Intersection (and online using the usual zoom info) to work on their pages for the Queer Theofuturism Coloring Book!
See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact Jennifer Awes-Freeman for more information.
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 and who to contact for more information.
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): firstname.lastname@example.org
Every Wednesday – 12 noon to 1:00 PM CT
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.