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As part of our series for Women’s History Month, Allison Jones will present on 1980s icon Kate Bush. In this presentation, we will listen deeply to a number of Bush’s songs, then approach them through exegesis. Come for the tunes, stay for the contemplative and theological reflection!
Allison Jones is a community partner and friend of United who has participated in numerous events and programming at the seminary, including Arts Lunch, Social Transformation events, and Queertopia United. She is a long time musician and emerging artist with a passion for social justice, education, and public health. She currently works in the education department at JustUs Health in Saint Paul.
Members of the United community are invited to join The Ministry Lab’s Midweek Retreat every Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. 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 Rev. Emily Meyer:ministrylab@
If you are in Social Transformation, Arts and Theology, chaplaincy or general ministry, at some point in the not too distant future you may be asked to write a grant to pursue innovative ideas or support existing programming. Learning about how to think about grant writing may be the furthest thing from your mind, but it is an essential skill for spiritual leaders. So many leaders say “I wished I learned a little about this in seminary!” Learn how to consider and procure grants from grant-making bodies. Learn how to develop relationships, conduct research, and present your ideas to make your grant successful. This is a two part introductory session. Our presenter Liz Loeb is brilliant organizer and teacher and a friend of UTS.
Liz Loeb is a civil rights attorney and community organizer with deep roots in political and social movements for justice and liberation. A graduate of Brown University, Liz holds a law degree from NYU School of Law and a Ph.D in critical social theory from the NYU Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Liz has over two decades of experience in fundraising, grant-writing, and in community-based resource models. Liz is the former Co-Director of the Kaleo Center for Faith, Justice, and Social Transformation and the current Associate Director of Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light.