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United Theological Seminary

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January 18 - January 21
  • 18
    18.January.Tuesday

    Intro to Chapel Preparation and Leadership

    11:00 AM-12:00 PM
    January 18, 2022

    Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to prepare and lead chapel this spring! And experience is not a prerequisite! If your interest is coupled with questions, qualms or anxiety, join Rev. Emily Meyer (’09) for one of two workshops – 11:00 AM-12:00 PM and again 7:00-8:00 PM – both January 18, for an introduction to chapel preparation and leadership. Inspiration, templates, pitfalls to avoid, and time to determine your own theme, format, and essential elements are all included! No registration required. Join zoom Meeting ID: 830 513 0424 at either time. Contact Emily for more information.

    Arts Lunch

    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    January 18, 2022

    See this week’s Monday Morning for this week’s topic and the Zoom meeting link. Contact Dr. Jennifer Awes-Freeman for more information.

    Intro to Chapel Preparation and Leadership

    7:00 PM-8:00 PM
    January 18, 2022

    Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to prepare and lead chapel this spring! And experience is not a prerequisite! If your interest is coupled with questions, qualms or anxiety, join Rev. Emily Meyer (’09) for one of two workshops – 11:00 AM-12:00 PM and again 7:00-8:00 PM – both January 18, for an introduction to chapel preparation and leadership. Inspiration, templates, pitfalls to avoid, and time to determine your own theme, format, and essential elements are all included! No registration required. Join zoom Meeting ID: 830 513 0424 at either time. Contact Emily for more information.

  • 19
    19.January.Wednesday

    Wednesday Coffee and Tea

    8:45 AM-9:45 AM
    January 19, 2022

    A casual drop in time to meet whoever comes, check in, meet other students over a morning beverage. No agenda, just meeting, greeting and words of encouragement. 8:45 – 9:45 AM CT every week.

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

    12pm Virtual Open House for Prospective Students

    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    January 19, 2022

    Explore United

    Do you know someone called to seminary? Invite them to Explore United! We have upcoming virtual open houses in January and February. Prospective students can meet with faculty, staff, and students to discern if United is a fit for their seminary journey.

    Learn more here>

    Community: Rural Folks

    12:00 PM
    January 19, 2022

    For seminarians who live, work, and serve ministries in rural areas. A place to share the unique opportunities, challenges and power of living in small towns and big spaces.

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

    The Ministry Lab’s Midweek Retreat

    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    January 19, 2022

    Rest in the Divine Presence with The Ministry Lab‘s Midweek Retreat: a recorded contemplative practice that posts at NOON CT each Wednesday. Midweek Retreat is a free resource for all member congregations and leaders (including United students). Register to receive the weekly post by sending an email of request to Director Emily Meyer (’09) (ministrylab@unitedseminary.edu).

    Community: UCC Student Group

    3:00 PM-4:00 PM
    January 19, 2022

    A group for support, fellowship, and preparation for ordination and ecclesiastical councils.

    United Church of Christ (UCC) student group will meet twice a month starting in February on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 3 PM CT.

    We are happy to announce that Rev. T. Michael Rock has agreed to advise our student group. Rev. T. Michael is Co-Pastor at Robbinsdale Parkway, was ordained in 1996, and has previously served as a prison chaplain. In addition, he has extensive experience working with local and national UCC churches and organizations. New students are highly encouraged to attend!

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

    6pm Virtual Open House for Prospective Students

    6:00 PM-7:00 PM
    January 19, 2022

    Explore United

    Do you know someone called to seminary? Invite them to Explore United! We have upcoming virtual open houses in January and February. Prospective students can meet with faculty, staff, and students to discern if United is a fit for their seminary journey.

    Learn more here>

    UTS Students with Disabilities Group

    6:00 PM
    January 19, 2022

    This group is for seminarians who identify as disabled. A place for community building and sharing.

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

    Community: Military Service

    7:00 PM
    January 19, 2022

    For seminarians who are combining their service as a spiritual leader with membership in the reserves or active duty. This is also a space for veterans and those considering military service.

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

  • 20
    20.January.Thursday

    Community: Unitarian Universalist

    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    January 20, 2022

    A group for mutuality, interdependence and support. Navigate the Aspirant/Candidate process, access grants, engage regional networks and meet with national leadership.

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

    Chapel: Jennifer Awes Freeman, Chapel for Orthodox Matins

    12:45 PM-1:15 PM
    January 20, 2022-January 21, 2022

    Dr. Jennifer Awes Freeman, Assistant Professor and Program Director for Theology and the Arts

    Chapel for Orthodox Matins: Matins (or “orthros”) is one of the daily service cycles in the Orthodox Church and is usually celebrated in the morning. It is led by one or more “readers,” typically chanted, and includes numerous prayers and readings of biblical texts. All are invited to attend and participate as they feel comfortable. A brief introduction to matins and its main elements will be given at the beginning.

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

  • 21
    21.January.Friday

    Spring Symposium proposals due

    12:00 AM
    January 21, 2022

    As with the fall symposium, we invite proposals from students for a variety of formats, including individual or group papers and projects, panel discussions, workshops, and performances. Please submit a 250 word proposal (.doc or .pdf format) to submissions@unitedseminary.edu by January 21. Direct questions to Ashley Hovell at ahovell@unitedseminary.edu.

    Community: United Pagans

    11:45 AM
    January 21, 2022

    3rd Fridays: Sept. 17; Oct. 1, 15; Nov. 5, 19; Dec. 3, 17
    11:45 AM CT

    Our group seeks to facilitate mutual support and conversation between students who are under the broad umbrella of nominally Pagan traditions or approaches. We have self-identified Heathens, Wiccans, Druids and, of course, Pagans among our known numbers. We meet on the third Friday of each month at 11:45 CT. We will also schedule some holy day observances and guest speakers throughout the term (days/times to be announced).

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

    Student/Faculty Conversation

    1:00 PM-2:00 PM
    January 21, 2022

    Join us for our next, upcoming Student/Faculty Conversation and let’s continue our conversation about new and upcoming happenings, including a new MA in Eco-Justice, Spring Symposium Week, an update on our World Religions and Intercultural Studies Faculty hire, our new Chaplain job posting, and any other items or questions you want to bring. As usual, we will limit each contribution/question to two per student to make space for all voices to be heard.

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