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United Theological Seminary

Fall Convocation – Community Chapel Gathering and Worship

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2017-09-21 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Thursday 11:45-12:30

Please join us as we begin the new semester together and celebrate the installation of professors Dr. Pamela Ayo Yetunde, Assistant Professor of Pastoral and Spiritual Care and Counseling, and Dr. Demian Wheeler, Assistant Professor of Philosophical Theology & Religious Studies. Drs. Wheeler and Yetunde will be giving the address this year

The chapel experience at United is an expression of our diverse community. Because of this, our time together will be an ongoing dialogue between particular traditions, ecumenical endeavors, and inter-religious unity. Some services may be outside one’s practice. At those times, we invite all to engage in the ritual and choices made in constructing the gathering that stems from a deep, authentic yearning to engage with the holy and what it means to be human. The resonance and dissonance of other traditions and narratives may assist us in reflecting on our own journey of faith and understanding. At United Theological Seminary, we believe this opportunity is a valuable gift that can lead us to engage one another more profoundly and discover how our paths are woven together as well.

“Our [worship is] where we dip our tired bodies in cool springs of hope, where we retain our wholeness and humanity despite the blows of death.”                                                                                 -Richard Wright Twelve Million Voices