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United Theological Seminary

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February 27 - March 05
  • 27
    27.February.Sunday
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  • 28
    28.February.Monday

    Spring Symposium Week February 28–March 2

    12:00 AM
    February 28, 2022-March 2, 2022

    Join us for United’s second Symposium Week this coming February 28-March 2! Our theme is “This Planet, Our Home.” Nancy Victorin-Vangerud, a theologian and recently retired chaplain of Hamline University, will deliver the Susan Draper White endowed plenary lecture on the topic of feminism and ecololgy. Benedict Scheuer will deliver an Artist Talk (artwork above), and students will offer presentations on their areas of study.

    Register >

    More details will be added as they become available.

    Chapel: Karen Webb

    11:00 AM
    February 28, 2022

    Details on this worship service will be posted as they become available.

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

    Susan Draper White Lecture: Nancy Victorin-Vangerud

    7:30 PM-9:00 PM
    February 28, 2022

    Re-Soil/ing the New Jerusalem: Dream-Reading Revelation (22:2) and Women’s Speculative Fiction for Futures that Feed Us

    Rev. Dr. Nancy Victorin-Vangerud
    On campus and via Zoom

    Ecofeminist Catherine Keller invites us to “dream-read” the biblical book of Revelation as a “dis/closive” strategy for reimagining planetary futures from “edges” of possibility, counter to religious and secular “endings.” This eco-eschatology lecture begins with a visage from the Lake Street Bridge, reflecting on the place of “City, Tree, Water,” then flows through apocalyptic images of the New Jerusalem and its Tree of Life, whose “leaves are for the healing of the nations” (22:2). Further inspiration from arboreal researchers, regenerative land-poets, and women’s speculative fiction writers illumine relations of kinship between trees, leaves, soil and humans. As spiritual communities seek alternatives to extractive and exploitative economies, eco-eschatology reimagines and dreams how we may engage together for edible, fertile, generous and humble futures.

    Please RSVP. Registration is free. >

    About the Speaker
    Rev. Dr. Nancy Victorin-Vangerud is a retired clergy member of the MN Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, and she is currently serving as an adjunct professor at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. She brings experience in higher education as a professor of Christian theology at Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia, as well as Hamline University, where she served as Chaplain and Director of the Wesley Center for Spirituality, Service and Social Justice. Nancy has also served in leadership as a youth minister, retreat center director, director of Christian education, lead pastor, and teaching elder. Nancy received an MDiv and PhD in Religion from Vanderbilt University, and an MA in Christian Education from Scarritt College. She is author of The Raging Hearth: Spirit in the Household of God (Chalice, 2000), as well as multiple articles and book chapters on ecotheology, feminist theology, and ecospirituality. She and her family live in south Minneapolis, where she is passionate about urban gardening and food sustainability.

  • 01
    01.March.Tuesday

    Chapel: Labyrinth Walk

    11:00 AM-11:30 AM
    March 1, 2022

    Details on this worship service will be posted as they become available.

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

    Film Screening: ReMembering, Singing Water

    11:30 AM
    March 1, 2022

    Film Screening of ReMembering: Singing Water
    Online

    On Tuesday, March 1, United will screen One Voice Mixed Chorus’ ReMembering: Singing Water, produced by Blue Moon Productions.

    ReMembering is an original choral film that explores Minnesota as a place of both home and exile for Indigenous people, LGBTQ people, and immigrants. Interconnected stories are brought to life through choral music, spoken word, animation, and life size puppets.

    Watch the film trailer.

    *If you are registered for or plan to attend Symposium Week, you will automatically be registered for this event.

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    Alum Panel: Thinking About Doctoral Programs?

    3:00 PM-4:30 PM
    March 1, 2022

    Thinking About Doctoral Programs? An Alum Panel, moderated by Dr. Kyle Roberts
    Symposium Week

    Hear reflections from a diverse group of United alums who have completed their programs and are still in process. Participants include Chaplain Amy Levinski, Rev. Dr. Shawn Moore, Rev. Anthony Jermaine Ross-Allam, Jeffrey Speaks, and Rev. Dr. Rebecca Voelkl.

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    Artist Talk: Benedict Scheuer

    7:30 PM-9:00 PM
    March 1, 2022

    Benedict Scheuer will deliver an artist talk on his exhibit “Everything Communicating.”

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  • 02
    02.March.Wednesday

    Jennifer Awes-Freeman Book Event

    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    March 2, 2022

    FACULTY BOOK RELEASE CELEBRATION

    On campus or via livestream

    Celebrating the release of Dr. Jennifer Awes Freeman‘s The Good Shepherd: Image, Meaning, and Power (Baylor University Press, 2021), United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities is proud to invite members of the community to a special book event. On Wednesday, March 2 at 9 AM CT, join us on campus or via livestream for a discussion and Q&A with Dr. Awes Freeman, assistant professor and director of theology and the arts, and special guest Dr. Robin Jensen from the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Demian Wheeler and student respondents Pat Browne and John Scheuer will also offer responses to the book. They will discuss the the figure of the Good Shepherd which never became humble or docile but always carried connotations of empire, divinity, and defensive violence even within varied sociopolitical contexts. Join us for an exciting discussion of this important historical scholarship.

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    Chapel: Ecumenical Ash Wednesday Service

    11:00 AM-11:30 AM
    March 2, 2022

    Details on this worship service will be posted as they become available.

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

    The Ministry Lab’s Midweek Retreat

    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    March 2, 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).

    Student Only Town Hall

    1:00 PM-2:30 PM
    March 2, 2022
    Wednesday, March 2 | 1 PM and 6 PM CT

    Calling all current students! The Student Leadership Collective (SLC) wants to hear from you! Bring us your woes, your wonders, your excitement and confusion. We are here to listen and support you, building community advocacy locally and over distance. Come in person to campus (right after our Symposium Week luncheon) or join via Zoom. See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom link.

    Wednesday Real Talk About Real Ministry

    3:00 PM-4:00 PM
    March 2, 2022

    Meet guests from around the country doing interesting ministry and spiritual entrepreneurship in chaplaincy, churches, and communities. Live guests, recorded interviews, and passionate conversations.

    See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom meeting link. Contact Karen Hutt, Vice President for Student and Community Engagement, with questions.

    Community: UCC Student Group

    3:00 PM-4:00 PM
    March 2, 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.

    Student Only Town Hall

    6:00 PM-7:30 PM
    March 2, 2022

    Wednesday, March 2 | 1 PM and 6 PM CT

    Calling all current students! The Student Leadership Collective (SLC) wants to hear from you! Bring us your woes, your wonders, your excitement and confusion. We are here to listen and support you, building community advocacy locally and over distance. Come in person to campus (right after our Symposium Week luncheon) or join via Zoom. See this week’s Monday Morning for the Zoom link.

    Talent Show

    8:00 PM-9:00 PM
    March 2, 2022

    Spring Symposium week will be ending with a talent show! Students, faculty, staff, and alums are encouraged to participate. Songs, dances, comedy sketches, or anything else you would like to share with the rest of the United community is welcome.

    Register >

  • 03
    03.March.Thursday
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  • 04
    04.March.Friday

    Community: BIPOC

    7:00 PM
    March 4, 2022

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

    A time for reflection, resilience, and reverence. Let us build a community that sustains us joyfully. Bring your prayers, humor, love, and BIPOC passion to this place for us to “be us.”

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

  • 05
    05.March.Saturday
    No events