United Theological Seminary

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  • Arts Lunch: National Poetry Month! Short Forms: Haiku and Sijo
    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    2021.04.06

    We are starting off National Poetry Month with an interactive workshop inspired by Japanese haiku and Korean sijo. These short-form poems each represent a long tradition, influenced by Buddhism, and represent an often meditative response to a natural scene or sometimes laced with a philosophical question. We will be writing some haiku and sijo around the theme of spring.

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  • Contemplative Prayer Gathering
    8:00 AM
    2021.04.07

    All are invited to a sharedContemplative 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.
  • The Ministry Lab’s Midweek Retreat
    12:00 PM
    2021.04.07

    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@unitedseminary.edu.

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  • Arts Lunch: Blasphemous Hallelujahs: Art as Theology After the Death of God w/ Micah J. Murray
    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    2021.04.13

    Micah J. Murray will present an online art exhibit showcasing a multi-disciplinary collection of post-theist theological artworks exploring themes of alienation, irony, iconoclasm, de/construction, reclamation, curiosity, and mystery. The collection includes sculpture, painting, poetry, and photography. Micah is a writer, theologian, and artist living in Minneapolis and studying for an M.Div in Religion and Theology at United Theological Seminary.

  • Social Transformation Project Showcase
    7:00 PM
    2021.04.13

    United’s soon-to-be-graduating Social Transformation students have done incredible projects, all furthering the work of justice. We’ll have brief presentations of each project, highlighting the learnings that came from them, with an opportunity for you to ask questions. Topics include: a creative magazine that uplifts children’s voices; effective social justice groups at a local parish; a Radical Death series that challenges both racism and our ideas about death; the planting of an LGBTQ affirming church in Southern California; and spiritual care for young people as a means of social change. Presenters include  Trista Eazel, Gabrielle Hesse, Joan Howe-Pullis, Emily Kindelspire, and Emily Stacken, with hosts Drs. Gary Green and Justin Sabia-Tanis. Please join us in celebrating these accomplishments!

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  • Contemplative Prayer Gathering
    8:00 AM
    2021.04.14

    All are invited to a sharedContemplative 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.
  • STUFF CHAPLAINS DO
    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    2021.04.14

    We will continue to view the documentary film THE CHAPLAINS.
    We will take a  look at their work in the military, chicken processing plants, in Hollywood and in crisis response centers. We will view the film for 30min and then have a discussion and share resources for further research.
  • The Ministry Lab’s Midweek Retreat
    12:00 PM
    2021.04.14

    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@unitedseminary.edu.

  • Queer United Affinity Community
    2:00 PM
    2021.04.14

    Who: LGBTQIA+ students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members
    What: Twice monthly queer-only community space for fellowship, collaboration, & co-conspiring
  • More events
    • Contemplative Prayer Gathering
      8:00 AM
      2021.04.14
      All are invited to a sharedContemplative 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.
    • STUFF CHAPLAINS DO
      12:00 PM-1:00 PM
      2021.04.14
      We will continue to view the documentary film THE CHAPLAINS.
      We will take a  look at their work in the military, chicken processing plants, in Hollywood and in crisis response centers. We will view the film for 30min and then have a discussion and share resources for further research.
    • The Ministry Lab's Midweek Retreat
      12:00 PM
      2021.04.14

      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@unitedseminary.edu.

    • Queer United Affinity Community
      2:00 PM
      2021.04.14
      Who: LGBTQIA+ students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members
      What: Twice monthly queer-only community space for fellowship, collaboration, & co-conspiring
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  • “Who Are We?: Christian Nationalism, White Supremacy and Pathways of Liberation”
    11:15 AM-12:45 PM
    2021.04.15

    April 15, 2021, 11:15am-12:45pm
    Livestream on hamline.edu/stream
    The insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6th, 2021, opened the eyes of many people in our nation–and including the world–to the religious views, politics and aims of Christian Nationalism and its intersections with bigotry, violence and white supremacy.  To unpack and understand what happened against the larger movements of history, religious traditions and injustice, the following guests have been invited to share in a panel of conversation as Hamline University’s 2021 Mahle Panel in Progressive Christian Thought:
    –The Very Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, Dean of the Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary, New York City, and Canon Theologian at the Washington National Cathedral; author of Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God.
     
    –The Rev. Adam Lawrence Dyer, lead minister at First Parish in Cambridge Unitarian Universalist, Cambridge, Massachusetts; author of Love Beyond God: Meditations.
     
    — Robert P. Jones, CEO and founder of Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), Washington D.C.; author of White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity.
     
    — Katherine Stewart, investigative reporter covering religious liberty, politics, policy for the New York Times, NBC and The Washington Post; author of The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism.
  • A SERVICE OF INSTALLATION
    11:45 AM-12:30 PM
    2021.04.15

    We will celebrate the installation of Interim President Molly T. Marshall on Thursday, April 15 from 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM.

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  • The BIPOC Alliance
    6:30 PM
    2021.04.16

    We need to celebrate our survival, our joy, our passion, our faith and our possibilities. While the horrors of white supremacy continue to fester, we are still creating, evolving and growing asBIPOC folks. Bring your favorite beverage or a comforting snack as we join to reflect and build a BIPOC community atUTS that can serve our diverse needs. Let us sing, lament, laugh and pray together. Experience the saving nature of our resilience.

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  • Contemplative Prayer Gathering
    8:00 AM
    2021.04.21

    All are invited to a sharedContemplative 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.
  • The Ministry Lab’s Midweek Retreat
    12:00 PM
    2021.04.21

    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@unitedseminary.edu.

  • United Student Alaina Hoffman Featured Story Teller
    7:00 PM
    2021.04.21

    United Student Alaina Hoffman will be a featured storyteller this month with Story Lab Chicago’s virtual performance as they continue their second decade of featuring new storytellers sharing personal stories. Other Storytellers include Matt Bower, Eytán Lasca-Szalit, Dionne Leonhardt, Kui Mi Oh, and hosted by Scott Whitehair.
    All are welcome! There is no admission charge. (but an optional virtual tip bucket will be available for those wishing to help support this program.)

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  • The BIPOC Alliance
    6:30 PM
    2021.04.23

    We need to celebrate our survival, our joy, our passion, our faith and our possibilities. While the horrors of white supremacy continue to fester, we are still creating, evolving and growing asBIPOC folks. Bring your favorite beverage or a comforting snack as we join to reflect and build a BIPOC community atUTS that can serve our diverse needs. Let us sing, lament, laugh and pray together. Experience the saving nature of our resilience.

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  • Works Of Love
    7:00 PM-8:15 PM
    2021.04.26

    Trouble logging on or can’t locate the Zoom link for tonight? Email Laura Larson and she will respond quickly to help you to enter the event. Tech issues? Email or call/text Michael Moua (612.361.9268).

    You are invited to a celebration with United Seminary! Join us via Zoom as we celebrate the retirement of Carolyn J. Pressler rescheduled in light of the pandemic. Help us welcome new Interim President Molly T. Marshall, and join us in honoring new members of United’s Bossard-Ward Giving Society.

    The celebration will take place on Monday, April 26, from 7:00-8:15 PM.Join us early at 6:45 PM to participate in a virtual tour of the new campus! After the official program, alums are invited to participate in breakout sessions with fellow classmates — a great opportunity to check in with one another after a complex year.

    If you have words of thanks or appreciation that you would like to share with Carolyn, please email them to Ashley Hovell. On April 26 we will share your good wishes with her and hear from three colleagues that represent the breadth of Carolyn’s work at United:

    • Alika Galloway, Co-Pastor at Liberty Community Church PCUSA in Minneapolis and faculty colleague
    • Sara Wilhelm Garbers, former student of Carolyn’s, a minister and doctoral candidate in ethics
    • Craig Lemming (‘17), Associate Rector at St. John the Evangelist in St. Paul and United alum

    We will also extend our deep gratitude as we welcome members to our Bossard-Ward Giving Society — a group of alums whose commitment to faithful generosity to United exceeds $10,000 in lifetime giving.

    We hope you will join us for a moving evening as we celebrate the Works of Love offered by so many in our United community.

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  • Special Chapel for Myanmar
    11:35 AM
    2021.04.27

    In this Chapel, President Dr. Molly Marshall and United student Naw Eh Wah will highlight the conflict happening in Myanmar and to offer support to our students connected to that community.

  • Arts Lunch: Grief, Hope, Action: Art in the Wake of the Derek Chauvin Verdict and the Killing of Daunte Wright
    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    2021.04.27

    In this arts lunch we will provide space for community to create art and reflect on the role of arts in movement building and community organizing. In particular, we consider the role of arts in healing, mourning, and the fight for justice in the wake of the Derek Chauvin Verdict and the police killing of Daunte Wright. What art have you turned to into these times? What art practices or exercises provide spiritual and emotional support amidst tragedy? How can art address white supremacy and work toward solidarity across racial, ethnic, gendered, sexual, and economic divides?  Feel free to bring coloring books, knitting, felting, a sketch book, paint, clay, other art supplies or just yourself to make art in this low-stakes, reflective space.

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  • Contemplative Prayer Gathering
    8:00 AM
    2021.04.28

    All are invited to a sharedContemplative 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.
  • Queer United Affinity Community
    7:00 PM
    2021.04.28

    Who: LGBTQIA+ students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members
    What: Twice monthly queer-only community space for fellowship, collaboration, & co-conspiring
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