United Theological Seminary

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December 05 - December 08
  • 05

    Soup Singing

    All day
    December 5, 2021

    Soup Singing is an invitation to cook nourishing food, sing, and co-create togetherness grounded in a sense of reverence and justice for the Earth. Anyone is welcome to share a song or spiritual practice. Send an email to current UTS student and song leader Doe Hoyer (email address in this week’s Monday Morning) to express your interest in sharing something.

    Save the date! Upcoming Soup Singing gathering will be 12/12.

  • 06

    CPE Information Session

    12:00 PM
    December 6, 2021

    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.

  • 07

    Arts Lunch: The Evolution of Santa Claus

    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    December 7, 2021

    Image: Wikimedia Commons

    Hold on to your sleighs as we sprint through history following the breadcrumbs from the Council of Nicaea to modern day as we trace the evolution of saintly Santa Claus. Social Transformation M. Div. student and casual art historian Suzanne W. Cole Sullivan will unroll how Nicholas, Bishop of Myra went from an obscure churchman with a penchant for truth to one of the most recognizable figures in the world. Bring your own milk and cookies to this arts lunch!

    See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link.

    Chapel: Jennifer Awes-Freeman

    5:00 PM-5:30 PM
    December 7, 2021

    Orthodox Vespers Service

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

  • 08

    Contemplative Prayer Gathering

    8:00 AM
    December 8, 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 and who to contact for more information.

    Midweek Retreat with the Ministry Lab

    12:00 PM
    December 8, 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.

    Community: Unitarian Universalist

    3:00 PM-4:00 PM
    December 8, 2021

    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.

    Queer United Affinity Community (QUAC)

    7:00 PM
    December 8, 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.