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September 19 - September 25
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    CPE Information Session

    12:00 PM
    September 20, 2021

    Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)
    Information and Skill Building

    Every Monday at 12 noon CT

    If you’re enrolled in a degree program that requires you to complete one unit of CPE, these informational sessions will answer all of your questions. Prior to coming to UTS, Rev. Karen Hutt was a CPE Educator at four major hospitals in Chicago and most recently at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. She is currently leading a local CPE Program in Public Chaplaincy. Given the nature of the pandemic, programs will vary throughout the country. This will require you to have a coherent plan for your application process and site selection. All sessions will be informational based on the questions you bring. Get familiar with acpe.edu. Individual meetings: calendly.com/khutt

    See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact Karen Hutt for more information.

    Community: Baptists

    3:00 PM
    September 20, 2021

    Sept. 20; Oct. 18; Nov. 22
    3:00 PM CT

    The Baptist community group is an invitation to all to gather and support one another in seminary and to explore issues, concerns, theology, and faith development. This is a new group at UTS and we are excited that you may join us.

    See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact Rev. Karen Hutt for more information.

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    Arts Lunch: The Good Shepherd

    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    September 21, 2021

    Arts Lunch: The Good Shepherd: Image, Meaning, and Power

    This week United professor Jennifer Awes Freeman will share an overview of her new book The Good Shepherd: Image, Meaning, and Power, which has just been published by Baylor University Press. The book traces the motif of the Good Shepherd and its imperial invocations from origins in the ancient Near East to its waning in the European Middle Ages. A more official event will be announced for the spring, so stay tuned!

    See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link.

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    Midweek Retreat with the Ministry Lab

    12:00 PM
    September 22, 2021

    Members of the United community are invited to join The Ministry Lab’s Midweek Retreat every Wednesday at 12 PM 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 Emily Meyer (’09): ministrylab@unitedseminary.edu.

    Vocational Network Building

    12:00 PM
    September 22, 2021

    Every Wednesday – 12 noon to 1:00 PM CT

    You imagine yourself in a ministry, but you can’t quite visualize it. You think you understand what the job market is like for chaplains, but you are uncertain what path will fit your particular needs. Come meet with your future colleagues from around the nation, make connections, and ask practical direct questions about your future career paths.

    Stuff Chaplains Do (Sept.15, Oct. 13, Nov. 10)
    Stuff Ministers Do in Rural Areas (Sept. 22, Oct. 20, Nov. 17)
    Stuff Ministers Do in Urban Areas (Sept. 29, Oct. 27, Nov. 24)
    Stuff Non-Profit Directors Do (Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec. 1)

    See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact Rev. Karen Hutt for more information.

    Community: Humanists

    3:00 PM
    September 22, 2021

    Sept 22; Oct 20; Nov 17; Dec 1
    3:00 PM CT

    A group for Secular Humanist, Christian Humanists, Religious Naturalists, and adjacent friends. Share the latest article from The American Humanist Association, debate an essay from the new Oxford Handbook on Humanism edited by Dr. Anthony Pinn, or share a film review. Open discussion.

    See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact Rev. Karen Hutt for more information.

    Training: Discerning Whiteness

    5:30 PM-8:30 PM
    September 22, 2021

    Antiracism Training for Ministers

    Session 1 & 2
    Attend at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities or Online
    Registration fee: $75

    Led by Okogyeamon, co-founder of ASDIC

    This Antiracism Study Dialogue Circle (ASDIC) workshop is interactive and experiential. We will explore the ways that racial dynamics play out in and about us, every day, in both personal and institutional spaces. We will seek to develop our ability to identify and interrupt whiteness – while exploring the mindset, feelings, social communications (conscious and unconscious), and contexts that support the racial hierarchy in all sectors of our society.

    Our intention is to share and participate in honest and deep dialogue; to provide a context of safe space for risk-taking and relationship-building; to build and strengthen community bonds in our common struggle against racism.

    Participants will identify and experience the critical elements that contribute to reflective, searching, and transformative dialogue. Interactive and intensive.  Reading resources are provided for study and dialogue.

    Participants will also:

    • Explore opportunities for a care-filled examination of the inner and outer terrain of feelings, judgments, and actions and of their causes and effects.
    • Explore the origins of racial self-understanding and its influence on thinking, imaging, valuing.
    • Critically analyze images and messages for the ways these “download” racism in socialization.

    This training is open to everyone and meets the requirement for the Minnesota Conference UCC Diversity/Anti-Racism Education for Authorized Ministers.

    Questions? Contact Rev. Dr. Justin Sabia-Tanis, jsabia-tanis@unitedseminary.edu

    Register Here


    Queer United Affinity Community (QUAC)

    7:00 PM
    September 22, 2021

    Sept. 8, 2:00 PM; Sept. 22 7:00 PM; Oct. 13, 2:00 PM; Oct. 27, 7:00 PM; Nov. 10, 2:00 PM; Nov. 24, 7:00 PM; Dec. 8, 2:00 PM CST

    Who: LGBTQIA+ students, faculty, staff, alums, and community members
    What: Twice monthly queer-only space for fellowship, collaboration, and co-conspiring
    When: 2nd Wednesdays at 2 PM, 4th Wednesdays at 7 PM (CST)

    A space for LGBTQIA+ United students, staff, faculty, alums, and broader community members to meet for support, fellowship, learning and community building.

    See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link and who to contact for more information.

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    Community: United Methodist

    11:45 AM-12:30 PM
    September 23, 2021

    Sept. 23; Oct. 28; Nov. 25
    11:45 AM – 12:30 PM CT

    The Methodist Affinity Lunch Group welcomes all Methodist students, whether UM ordination track or not, to gather and support one another in seminary and to hear from Methodist denominational leaders, ministers, and others who can provide students resources in their journey through seminary and beyond.

    See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact Rev. Karen Hutt for more information.

    Chapel: Andrew Packman

    11:45 AM
    September 23, 2021

    See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact chapel@unitedseminary.edu with questions or concerns.

    Lecture: Molly T. Marshall, Benedictine Spirituality Outside the Cloister

    7:30 PM-8:30 PM
    September 23, 2021

    Presented by Interim President Molly T. Marshall

    “The charism of Benedictine life finds significant application beyond the cloister. In my lecture I will explore how Benedictine’s spirituality’s quest for community and quest for balance can be experienced by non-monastics. The ancient wisdom of this tradition renews and deepens contemporary spiritual pathways.”

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    United’s Favorite Lecture Series

    Every teacher has one—the lecture that they love the best, the one that they can literally feel in their bones when they deliver it in class. These favorite lectures will be delivered on Zoom, so enjoy it with a family member, invite a far away friend, or host your very own “watch party.” Whatever the format, take this opportunity to learn what it is like to experience the transformative learning experience that happens in the classrooms at United.

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    Community: BIPOC

    7:00 PM
    September 24, 2021

    Black, Indigenous, Multiracial and People of Color (BIPOC)

    Sept. 24; Oct. 1; Nov. 5; Dec. 3
    7:00 PM CST

    A time for reflection, resilience, and reverence. Let us build a community that sustains us beyond the “gaze.” Bring your concerns, your prayers, and your dreams for ministry. Bring a ritual that honors our BIPOC ancestors. Bring humor, love, and joy to this place for us to be.

    See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact Rev. Karen Hutt for more information.

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