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October 2017

BRICKS AND MORTALS: THE NITTY GRITTY MATTERS IN PARISH MINISTRY (PART 1)

October 20 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Union Theological Seminary

This course will explore how the minister navigates the interesting waters between the material and the spiritual. It will be offered in two parts. The first part of the course will be about Mortals: how to be spiritually ready for marriages, funerals, house blessings, divorces and cancers of the soul and body.  Students will learn how to “do” these things when they walk into their sacred spaces; explore how and why to insert spirit into rituals and life’s great moments.  Students…

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Spirit of Justice: A Conversation Between Michelle Alexander and Angela Davis

October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We invite you to join this public conversation about what it will take to birth a new America, a nation in which every life and every voice truly matters.  The last presidential election was a painful reminder that it is dangerous to view American history as a slow but steady march towards greater freedom, justice, and equality for all.  The truth is far more complicated.  But one thing is clear:  Since the days of our nation’s founding, there have always…

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Got Sermon? Preparing for Advent with Prof. Lisa Thompson

October 27 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Got Sermon? Got Sermon?, Union’s lectionary study series, bringing the talents of our faculty to our alumni/ae, students, and neighbors who “pastor” church congregations. This semester, please join us for Preparing for Advent with Dr. Lisa Thompson, Assistant Professor of Homiletics. Opening worship led by Cláudio Carvalhaes, Associate Professor of Worship. Schedule and workshop topics listed below. Event Program 9:30 am Registration 10:00 am Worship with Dr. Cláudio Carvalhaes, Associate Professor of Worship 10:30 am Homiletics Methods and Practice with Lisa Thompson 12:00 pm…

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November 2017

Sacred Conversations: Talking About Living By Talking About Dying

November 3 @ 1:00 pm - November 4 @ 5:00 pm

Rosemary Lloyd & Kate DeBartolo Fri. 11/3, 1– 8pm; Sat. 11/4, 9am –5pm Clergy have a vital role in guiding and caring for people as the sacred cycle of life draws to a close. Yet all too often, these conversations are left until moments of medical crisis, leaving some of our deepest values unexplored—and in the process passing up invaluable opportunities for spiritual growth and development. In this course, you will learn how to weave conversations about life, death, and what…

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Bricks and Mortals: The Nitty Gritty Matters in Parish Ministry (Part 2)

November 10 @ 1:00 pm - November 11 @ 5:00 pm

Donna Schaper Fri. 11/10, 1– 6pm; Sat. 11/11, 9am –5pm This course will explore how the minister navigates the interesting waters between the material and the spiritual. It will be offered in two parts. The second part of the course will attend to the Bricks that surround the mortals, particularly to real estate as a sacred site and sacred site as real estate.  This course will not cover facilities management but will explore how to lead a building to its…

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Thanksgiving Holiday / Reading Days

November 20 - November 24

No Classes

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December 2017

Media Savvy Leadership: Smartphones, Websites, and Theology

December 1 @ 1:00 pm - December 2 @ 5:00 pm

Rich Hong & Beverly Dempsey Fri. 12/1, 1– 6pm; Sat. 12/2, 9am –5pm People today are both connected and mobile. The ramifications of this are vast. Too many believe that technology is just “taking the same message and delivering it in a new way.” But “the medium is the message” – or more accurately, message and medium are inextricably intertwined. The digital age is changing our conception of church, not just the practices of churches. In this session, you will…

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Final Examinations

December 13 - December 14

Application Deadline: S.T.M. & Ph.D.

December 15

Deadline for submission of completed applications for Advanced Degree Programs (S.T.M. and Ph.D. programs). Admission is only granted for the fall semester. The number of candidates who can be admitted is strictly limited. Late applications and incomplete applications will not be considered, nor will these be returned to the sender. Learn more about Union’s Degree Programs.

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February 2018

Trailblazers 2018 | Honoring and Celebrating Union’s Black Alumni/ae

February 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Sisters in the Wilderness Preaching Series: Four Friday evening worship services at 7:00 p.m., February 2, 9, 16, 23; Trailblazers 2018 culminates on Saturday, February 24, with a day-long celebration of Delores Williams, Paul Tillich, Professor Emerita of Theology and Culture. The celebration also marks the 25th anniversary of the publication of her groundbreaking work, Sisters in the Wilderness. Details will be available soon on the Union website.

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Trailblazers 2018 | Honoring and Celebrating Union’s Black Alumni/ae

February 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Sisters in the Wilderness Preaching Series: Four Friday evening worship services at 7:00 p.m., February 2, 9, 16, 23; Trailblazers 2018 culminates on Saturday, February 24, with a day-long celebration of Delores Williams, Paul Tillich, Professor Emerita of Theology and Culture. The celebration also marks the 25th anniversary of the publication of her groundbreaking work, Sisters in the Wilderness. Details will be available soon on the Union website.

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Trailblazers 2018 | Honoring and Celebrating Union’s Black Alumni/ae

February 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Sisters in the Wilderness Preaching Series: Four Friday evening worship services at 7:00 p.m., February 2, 9, 16, 23; Trailblazers 2018 culminates on Saturday, February 24, with a day-long celebration of Delores Williams, Paul Tillich, Professor Emerita of Theology and Culture. The celebration also marks the 25th anniversary of the publication of her groundbreaking work, Sisters in the Wilderness. Details will be available soon on the Union website.

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Trailblazers 2018 | Honoring and Celebrating Union’s Black Alumni/ae

February 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Sisters in the Wilderness Preaching Series: Four Friday evening worship services at 7:00 p.m., February 2, 9, 16, 23; Trailblazers 2018 culminates on Saturday, February 24, with a day-long celebration of Delores Williams, Paul Tillich, Professor Emerita of Theology and Culture. The celebration also marks the 25th anniversary of the publication of her groundbreaking work, Sisters in the Wilderness. Details will be available soon on the Union website.

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Beyond the Temple Door There is no Promised Land: Black Women and the Challenge of God Talk in the 21st Century

February 24, 2018

Trailblazers 2018 culminates on Saturday, February 24, with a day-long celebration of Delores Williams, Paul Tillich, Professor Emerita of Theology and Culture. The celebration also marks the 25th anniversary of the publication of Williams’ groundbreaking work, Sisters in the Wilderness. Details will be available soon on the Union website.

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