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Hybrid Weeks

12:00 AM » Saturday, 4 March, 11:55 PM
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Exploring Zentangle Inspired Art with Sue Swanson

Friday, 24 February, 10:00 AM

Tangling uses simple lines and curves to build patterns that are repeated and combined to make a small works of art. The process is very easy, meditative, relaxing and fun. Tapping into your inner spirit while doodling can give you another way to commune with your faith.

Sue Swanson is interested in how we can learn to use artistic creativity to express our faith through practice and repetition. As an alum of United (’05), she understands the transformation that can happen when we start to engage our hands in artmaking.

$10 for students, including supplies.


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Why Theological Education?

Friday, 24 February, 6:00 PM

Ministry isn’t just for the pulpit anymore. Theological education can inform your work in life-giving ways, whether you’re called to be a non-profit leader, social entrepreneur, scholar, artist, activist, or church leader. Join us for pizza, a panel discussion, and a discerning conversation about the future of theological education…and if it’s right for you.


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Mahle Symposium at Hamline University

Monday, 6 March, 4:30 PM

Every year for the Mahle Lecture in Progressive Christian Thought, a scholar is invited to Hamline University's campus for several days of speaking and teaching in our community.

This year, we have the good fortune to have several incredible religious scholars joining us for our Mahle Symposium over March 6–7, including Dr. Monica A. Coleman, Rabbi Eric Weiss, and Dr. Shelly Rambo. They will be speaking on the topic of "Healing, Wholeness, Holiness: Religious Responses to Trauma and Illness." Dr. Rambo will offer the keynote Mahle Lecture on March 7. 

Register for the Symposium (it's free and open to the public!) at or find more information at

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Living Without Enemies

Saturday, 11 March, 8:00 AM

How can the church move from being and doing FOR others toward a stance of being WITH? Respected Anglican theologian, ethicist, and pastor, the Rev. Dr. Sam Wells, will present an all-day workshop for clergy and lay leaders on the theological, ethical, and pastoral dimensions of living WITH our neighbors in the midst of a violent world. Cost is $10 at the door (cash or check).


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Black Bodies and the Justice of God

Wednesday, 15 March, 5:30 PM

Come join author, professor and Episcopal Priest Kelly Brown Douglas for a conversation that will inspire and prepare you for the work of reconciliation.  

Known as a leader in the field of womanist theology, racial reconciliation and sexuality and the black church, Kelly Brown Douglas will be sharing from her research, writing and work.

Everyone is invited to this event, no need to RSVP.

The event starts at 5:30 with a talk and Q and A.  At 7pm there will be a celebration of the Eucharist, with ECMN Bishop Prior as Celebrant and Kelly Brown Douglas as preacher.  Afterwards there will be refreshments along with a reception and book signing. This event is sponsored by St. Davids Episcopal Church, St. John the Evangelist, St. Mark's Cathedral and ECMN.

An offering will be taken during the Eucharist, with proceeds benefiting Circle of the Beloved, which promotes kinship across lines of difference.

Find out more here.

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9th Annual Abrahamic Traditions Dinner

Wednesday, 15 March, 6:00 PM

The 9th Annual Abrahamic Traditions Dinner in the Twin Cities will bring community members from different cultures, religions, and experiences together to share the joy of friendship and universal values to learn the art of living together. This year’s topic is “How does our faith instruct us to respond to discrimination, bullying, and hate speech and action?”

More than 100 people from all walks of life of diverse communities, religions, and organizations will come together to share how their faiths lead people to stand against in discrimination and bullying. 

Guests share a meal and speakers share the perspectives of their faiths on a single question.  During the program, guests are invited to talk about the question, and others, at their tables.

Check in for the event starts at 6:00; dinner and program will start at 6:30 pm and end 9:00 pm. United’s Chaplain John Lee will be praying and performing at this event.

The event is open to the public and there is no cost for the dinner but registration is required.   Please register at the link:

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Women as Seekers and Pursuers of Peace

Thursday, 30 March, 7:30 PM

Historically and culturally, women are peacemakers. Now, more than ever in our recent history, our world and communities need to find a way to effect a lasting peace. United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities is pleased to host Rabbi Amy Eilberg who will guide us in exploring women’s roles in leading grassroots peacebuilding efforts in Israel and Palestine, and in contemplating women’s special role in moving societies toward peace.”

Rabbi Amy Eilberg is the first woman ordained as a Conservative rabbi by the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. She currently serves as the director of the Pardes Rodef Shalom (Pursuer of Peace) Communities Program, helping synagogues and Jewish organizations place the pursuit of peace in interpersonal relationships at the center of their communal mission. Rabbi Eilberg also serves as a spiritual director and interfaith activist in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her book, From Enemy to Friend: Jewish Wisdom and the Pursuit of Peace, was published by Orbis Books in 2014. She received her Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities in 2016.


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Holy Week Break

Monday, 10 April, 12:00 AM » Friday, 14 April, 11:55 PM
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The Art of Aging

Thursday, 20 April, 9:30 AM

Lucy Rose Fischer, PhD, gerontologist, author and artist will talk about art and creativity as part of growing old. The arts stimulate our brains, at all ages, even among the very old.  She will talk about teaching collage art to elders in nursing homes and other senior facilities.  She will also share her own experience of launching her art career around age 60 when she asked herself: “How old do I have to be to follow my dream?”  Fischer’s most recent book, I’m New at Being Old, received a Midwest Book Award and an Independent Publishers Gold Award.