United Theological Seminary

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August

Join First Covenant Church Minneapolis and a collaboration of churches and organizations for the learning series, “Journey to Freedom: Embracing God’s Cultural Mosaic of People.”

Designed by Rev. Jia Starr Brown, this annual six-week series is comprised of sermons, discussion, listening, and study. This year’s theme is “Solidarity” focused on Ecclesiastes 4:1-12.

Six guest preachers will each preach from the same passage through their own cultural lens. Experience the beauty of diverse voices and perspectives throughout the Journey Series.

All are invited to participate in additional learning experiences through online trainings/workshops, Bible and book studies. Continuing Education credit is available; please contact Rev. Dr. Justin Sabia-Tanis, Assistant Professor and Program Director of Social Transformation at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities (jsabia-tanis@unitedseminary.edu). Please reserve your spot through the Registration link.

Please note that if you sign up for an event and are unable to attend, we will be creating a digital resource that will be available after the series concludes and will send you the link to access that content.

We’d love to have you join us for ANY and ALL of the events that work for you!

PREACHING – Sundays 9 AM

  • Rev. Dr. DeWayne Davis, Plymouth Congregational Church, Minneapolis
  • Rev. Dana Neuhauser, racial justice organizer for the Minnesota Conference of the United Methodist Church
  • Rev. Nicolette Penaranda, First Trinity Lutheran Church, Chicago
  • Rev. Tyler Sit, New City Church, Minneapolis
  • Rev. Christian Briones, Mayflower Church UCC, Minneapolis
  • Rev. Jim Bear Jacobs, Minnesota Council of Churches

BIBLE STUDY – Sundays 7/25, 8/1, 8/8, 5-6 PM

Life is a journey – of discovery, refining, and growing – that we are not meant to travel alone. Together we will discuss how Scripture defines “solidarity,” exploring biblical stories and examples to help us better walk alongside voices that are on the fringes in our churches and communities today.

BOOK STUDY – Stay tuned for dates and times!

Rev. Tyler Sit will lead us through his recently published book, Staying Awake: The Gospel for Changemakers, as we dive deeply to connect solidarity and faith.

LISTENING/WORKSHOPS

“Allyship vs. Solidarity” facilitated by Rev. Dana Neuhauser on July 31, 7-8:30 PM

“Solidarity: Understanding How Local Government Works – And Doesn’t Work – For Everyone” facilitated by Rev. Nicolette Peñaranda on August 7, 7-9 PM

“How Not to Colonize a Movement” facilitated by Kelly Sherman-Conroy on August 19, 7-9 PM

Click here to register.

TueAug 0 3

Explore United

FIND FLEXIBILITY AND COMMUNITY THROUGH UNITED’S SEMINARY PROGRAMS

Making the decision to pursue a seminary degree is a process of reflection and discernment.

Join United faculty, staff, and current students for an exclusive, interactive Zoom conversation on one of these dates. Click on the date to register.

In this conversation, you’ll have the opportunity to experience Zoom as a tool for distance learning and get clear answers to all your questions about United.

SCHEDULE

  • Explore what academic program, student life, and vocational planning looks like at United;
  • Interviews with current students about their experience of flexibility and community;
  • Faculty Q/A about how they build community and relationships with students;
  • Explore next steps in the Admissions and Financial Aid process!

Questions? Contact Admissions at admissions@unitedseminary.edu or 651-255-6119.

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.

With 60 percent of our students spread out around the country,  building community beyond the classroom can be challenging. Stop by to see who’s here, in an open zoom room for conversation, humor and colleagueship.  Bring a cup of tea, an experience, a question, a poem to share, or find out what life is like for a seminary colleague in a part of the country you are curious about. Get to know some amazing seminary humans. Pop in whenever the room will be open

WedAug 0 4

Explore United

FIND FLEXIBILITY AND COMMUNITY THROUGH UNITED’S SEMINARY PROGRAMS

Making the decision to pursue a seminary degree is a process of reflection and discernment.

Join United faculty, staff, and current students for an exclusive, interactive Zoom conversation on one of these dates. Click on the date to register.

In this conversation, you’ll have the opportunity to experience Zoom as a tool for distance learning and get clear answers to all your questions about United.

SCHEDULE

  • Explore what academic program, student life, and vocational planning looks like at United;
  • Interviews with current students about their experience of flexibility and community;
  • Faculty Q/A about how they build community and relationships with students;
  • Explore next steps in the Admissions and Financial Aid process!

Questions? Contact Admissions at admissions@unitedseminary.edu or 651-255-6119.

FriAug 0 6

BIPOC ALLICANCE

Who: BIPOC students, faculty, staff, and alumni
What: Monthly BIPOC only community space for resilience, community and respite

Join First Covenant Church Minneapolis and a collaboration of churches and organizations for the learning series, “Journey to Freedom: Embracing God’s Cultural Mosaic of People.”

Designed by Rev. Jia Starr Brown, this annual six-week series is comprised of sermons, discussion, listening, and study. This year’s theme is “Solidarity” focused on Ecclesiastes 4:1-12.

Six guest preachers will each preach from the same passage through their own cultural lens. Experience the beauty of diverse voices and perspectives throughout the Journey Series.

All are invited to participate in additional learning experiences through online trainings/workshops, Bible and book studies. Continuing Education credit is available; please contact Rev. Dr. Justin Sabia-Tanis, Assistant Professor and Program Director of Social Transformation at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities (jsabia-tanis@unitedseminary.edu). Please reserve your spot through the Registration link.

Please note that if you sign up for an event and are unable to attend, we will be creating a digital resource that will be available after the series concludes and will send you the link to access that content.

We’d love to have you join us for ANY and ALL of the events that work for you!

PREACHING – Sundays 9 AM

  • Rev. Dr. DeWayne Davis, Plymouth Congregational Church, Minneapolis
  • Rev. Dana Neuhauser, racial justice organizer for the Minnesota Conference of the United Methodist Church
  • Rev. Nicolette Penaranda, First Trinity Lutheran Church, Chicago
  • Rev. Tyler Sit, New City Church, Minneapolis
  • Rev. Christian Briones, Mayflower Church UCC, Minneapolis
  • Rev. Jim Bear Jacobs, Minnesota Council of Churches

BIBLE STUDY – Sundays 7/25, 8/1, 8/8, 5-6 PM

Life is a journey – of discovery, refining, and growing – that we are not meant to travel alone. Together we will discuss how Scripture defines “solidarity,” exploring biblical stories and examples to help us better walk alongside voices that are on the fringes in our churches and communities today.

BOOK STUDY – Stay tuned for dates and times!

Rev. Tyler Sit will lead us through his recently published book, Staying Awake: The Gospel for Changemakers, as we dive deeply to connect solidarity and faith.

LISTENING/WORKSHOPS

“Allyship vs. Solidarity” facilitated by Rev. Dana Neuhauser on July 31, 7-8:30 PM

“Solidarity: Understanding How Local Government Works – And Doesn’t Work – For Everyone” facilitated by Rev. Nicolette Peñaranda on August 7, 7-9 PM

“How Not to Colonize a Movement” facilitated by Kelly Sherman-Conroy on August 19, 7-9 PM

Click here to register.

TueAug 1 0

United Pagans

Who: Students, faculty and staff
When: 1st and 3rd Fridays (CST) 11:45am

Minnesota Department of Corrections

Meeting professional spiritual leaders in your field while you are in seminary can provide important insight and direction. As you discern your career options, developing a network of future colleagues expands your reach and options. It’s never too early to start! Real World Connections!

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.

With 60 percent of our students spread out around the country,  building community beyond the classroom can be challenging. Stop by to see who’s here, in an open zoom room for conversation, humor and colleagueship.  Bring a cup of tea, an experience, a question, a poem to share, or find out what life is like for a seminary colleague in a part of the country you are curious about. Get to know some amazing seminary humans. Pop in whenever the room will be open

FriAug 1 3

United Pagans

Who: Students, faculty and staff
When: 1st and 3rd Fridays (CST) 11:45am

FriAug 1 3

UCC GATHERING

No additional detail for this event.

Join First Covenant Church Minneapolis and a collaboration of churches and organizations for the learning series, “Journey to Freedom: Embracing God’s Cultural Mosaic of People.”

Designed by Rev. Jia Starr Brown, this annual six-week series is comprised of sermons, discussion, listening, and study. This year’s theme is “Solidarity” focused on Ecclesiastes 4:1-12.

Six guest preachers will each preach from the same passage through their own cultural lens. Experience the beauty of diverse voices and perspectives throughout the Journey Series.

All are invited to participate in additional learning experiences through online trainings/workshops, Bible and book studies. Continuing Education credit is available; please contact Rev. Dr. Justin Sabia-Tanis, Assistant Professor and Program Director of Social Transformation at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities (jsabia-tanis@unitedseminary.edu). Please reserve your spot through the Registration link.

Please note that if you sign up for an event and are unable to attend, we will be creating a digital resource that will be available after the series concludes and will send you the link to access that content.

We’d love to have you join us for ANY and ALL of the events that work for you!

PREACHING – Sundays 9 AM

  • Rev. Dr. DeWayne Davis, Plymouth Congregational Church, Minneapolis
  • Rev. Dana Neuhauser, racial justice organizer for the Minnesota Conference of the United Methodist Church
  • Rev. Nicolette Penaranda, First Trinity Lutheran Church, Chicago
  • Rev. Tyler Sit, New City Church, Minneapolis
  • Rev. Christian Briones, Mayflower Church UCC, Minneapolis
  • Rev. Jim Bear Jacobs, Minnesota Council of Churches

BIBLE STUDY – Sundays 7/25, 8/1, 8/8, 5-6 PM

Life is a journey – of discovery, refining, and growing – that we are not meant to travel alone. Together we will discuss how Scripture defines “solidarity,” exploring biblical stories and examples to help us better walk alongside voices that are on the fringes in our churches and communities today.

BOOK STUDY – Stay tuned for dates and times!

Rev. Tyler Sit will lead us through his recently published book, Staying Awake: The Gospel for Changemakers, as we dive deeply to connect solidarity and faith.

LISTENING/WORKSHOPS

“Allyship vs. Solidarity” facilitated by Rev. Dana Neuhauser on July 31, 7-8:30 PM

“Solidarity: Understanding How Local Government Works – And Doesn’t Work – For Everyone” facilitated by Rev. Nicolette Peñaranda on August 7, 7-9 PM

“How Not to Colonize a Movement” facilitated by Kelly Sherman-Conroy on August 19, 7-9 PM

Click here to register.

Our Whole Lives Curriculum

Meeting professional spiritual leaders in your field while you are in seminary can provide important insight and direction. As you discern your career options, developing a network of future colleagues expands your reach and options. It’s never too early to start! Real World Connections!

United will be hosting a trip alongside interfaith community partners to northern Minnesota to the Indigenous-led Line 3 resistance camps on Thursday, August 19. In the spirit of service, healing, and sacred solidarity, we will caravan to a family-friendly camp for a day of prayer, learning, and witness.
What: This day trip will be designed to be safe for anyone to join and set their own pace and participation, though will likely involve being mostly outside with some walking and rustic conditions. There may be optional opportunities to stay through the weekend for camping, paddling, and potentially additional actions in solidarity. Details tbd.
Who: All are welcome: please share this invitation with family, faith communities, and comrades.
Connect: We will also be hosting learning and solidarity events and opportunities for distance folks or those unable to join this trip. Stay tuned!
Learn more about the Stop Line 3 movement here, and other ways to stay connected here.
Email Rev. Dr. Justin Sabia-Tanis and Stephani Pescitelli with any questions or to let us know if you are interested in participating.

Join First Covenant Church Minneapolis and a collaboration of churches and organizations for the learning series, “Journey to Freedom: Embracing God’s Cultural Mosaic of People.”

Designed by Rev. Jia Starr Brown, this annual six-week series is comprised of sermons, discussion, listening, and study. This year’s theme is “Solidarity” focused on Ecclesiastes 4:1-12.

Six guest preachers will each preach from the same passage through their own cultural lens. Experience the beauty of diverse voices and perspectives throughout the Journey Series.

All are invited to participate in additional learning experiences through online trainings/workshops, Bible and book studies. Continuing Education credit is available; please contact Rev. Dr. Justin Sabia-Tanis, Assistant Professor and Program Director of Social Transformation at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities (jsabia-tanis@unitedseminary.edu). Please reserve your spot through the Registration link.

Please note that if you sign up for an event and are unable to attend, we will be creating a digital resource that will be available after the series concludes and will send you the link to access that content.

We’d love to have you join us for ANY and ALL of the events that work for you!

PREACHING – Sundays 9 AM

  • Rev. Dr. DeWayne Davis, Plymouth Congregational Church, Minneapolis
  • Rev. Dana Neuhauser, racial justice organizer for the Minnesota Conference of the United Methodist Church
  • Rev. Nicolette Penaranda, First Trinity Lutheran Church, Chicago
  • Rev. Tyler Sit, New City Church, Minneapolis
  • Rev. Christian Briones, Mayflower Church UCC, Minneapolis
  • Rev. Jim Bear Jacobs, Minnesota Council of Churches

BIBLE STUDY – Sundays 7/25, 8/1, 8/8, 5-6 PM

Life is a journey – of discovery, refining, and growing – that we are not meant to travel alone. Together we will discuss how Scripture defines “solidarity,” exploring biblical stories and examples to help us better walk alongside voices that are on the fringes in our churches and communities today.

BOOK STUDY – Stay tuned for dates and times!

Rev. Tyler Sit will lead us through his recently published book, Staying Awake: The Gospel for Changemakers, as we dive deeply to connect solidarity and faith.

LISTENING/WORKSHOPS

“Allyship vs. Solidarity” facilitated by Rev. Dana Neuhauser on July 31, 7-8:30 PM

“Solidarity: Understanding How Local Government Works – And Doesn’t Work – For Everyone” facilitated by Rev. Nicolette Peñaranda on August 7, 7-9 PM

“How Not to Colonize a Movement” facilitated by Kelly Sherman-Conroy on August 19, 7-9 PM

Click here to register.

Beacon Interfaith Housing Collective

Meeting professional spiritual leaders in your field while you are in seminary can provide important insight and direction. As you discern your career options, developing a network of future colleagues expands your reach and options. It’s never too early to start! Real World Connections!

For students in the Twin Cities, join Rev. Karen Hutt once a month as we walk alongside local spiritual leaders in their neighborhoods of service. Discover the multilayered relationship between communities of faith and the communities they inhabit. Where are the intersections? Where are the tensions? Is the church listening to the community? Where are there examples of authentic partnerships  (watch this space for meet up locations) Noon – 2:30 (lunch included in the neighborhood)