United Theological Seminary

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For this special May the 4th arts lunch, guest speaker Robyn Walsh will talk about her work on the age-old question: Is Star Wars a Religion? In public articles, her podcast, and in the course she teaches at University of Miami, Dr. Walsh has explored everything from Jediism as an ascetic practice, the Force as Pneuma, fandom and religiosity, and Star Wars and myth. You won’t want to miss this!

Robyn Faith Walsh is an Assistant Professor at the University of Miami. She earned her Ph.D. at Brown University in Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean, with a focus on early Christianity, ancient Judaism and Roman archaeology. She teaches courses on the New Testament, Greco-Roman literature and material culture. Her recent offerings at UM include: Introduction to the New Testament; Jesus in Myth and History; Paul: Letters and Controversies; The Greco-Roman Context of Early Christianity; The Bible and Film; Religious Issues in Death and Dying; Religion and Sports. Professor Walsh also teaches in Miami’s URome program at the American University.

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.

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.

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.

Fri May 0 7

Beltane Observance

United Pagans cordially invites the UTS community (students/staff/alumni/friends of United/etc.) to a Beltane Observance via Zoom. Come and ritually burn out the old to make way for the new!

Attendees: Please bring a candle; you are also encouraged to decorate your Zoom space with flowers.

While this ritual is inspired by, and rooted in Pagan traditions, people of all faith traditions are welcome and encouraged to attend.

In this hands-on introduction to Jewish paper cutting, participants will learn how to make two kinds of traditional Jewish paper cuts: a hamsa, a protection symbol, and a “little rose” or roisele, a traditional paper cut flower to decorate the synagogue during the late spring/early summer festival of Shavuot, the commemoration of the reception of the Ten Commandments and Torah at Mount Sinai. For this workshop, participants should bring scissors and colored paper (I recommend origami paper, but a thin colored paper, or even construction paper can work in a pinch).

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.

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.

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.

Are you wishing for more chapel services at United? What might those look like?How can students lead and learn from their own and others’ faith traditions — not as intellectual pursuit, but through shared experiences? Join Sara Smalley for conversation and dreaming as we think together about how we might tend to the spiritual life of our United community. Two sessions; come to whichever one better fits your schedule:
Wednesday, May 12th
11:00 am central
7:00 pm central

Are you wishing for more chapel services at United? What might those look like?How can students lead and learn from their own and others’ faith traditions — not as intellectual pursuit, but through shared experiences? Join Sara Smalley for conversation and dreaming as we think together about how we might tend to the spiritual life of our United community. Two sessions; come to whichever one better fits your schedule:
Wednesday, May 12th
11:00 am central
7:00 pm central

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.