United Theological Seminary

Events Calendar

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  • 01

    Journey to Freedom: Embracing God's Cultural Mosaic of People

    All day
    August 1, 2021

    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.


    “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.

  • 03

    Explore United

    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    August 3, 2021


    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.


    • 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.

  • 04

    The Ministry Lab's Midweek Retreat

    12:00 PM
    August 4, 2021

    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.

  • 04

    Contemplative Prayer Gathering

    8:00 AM
    August 4, 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.

    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.

  • 04

    No Agenda Wednesdays - Open Zoom Room

    12:00 PM-3:00 PM
    August 4, 2021

    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