This Week at United
The Week of December 16 to 21
    • Common Meal: 6:30 p.m.; Menu: African buffet, salad and fruit; Thie 
    • Informal Chat Time: 11:30 a.m.; Harriet L. Miller Women's Center
    • Bible Study: 10 a.m.; Harriet L. Miller Women's Center
    • Common Meal: 11:45 a.m.; Menu: Chicken, rice, vegetable blend, salad and fruit; Chapel: Advent, Lisa Hess; 12:30 p.m.; Thie
    • Prayer and Praises; 9:30 a.m.; Practice Chapel
    • All Campus Luncheon, Ugly Sweater Contest and Wreath Winners Announced: Noon; See Upcoming United Events for more details; Thie
    • Student Council Pizza Night: 5 p.m.; Corl Lounge; RSVP to Heather Rutherford at
    • Advent Commencement; 1:30 p.m.; Ginghamsburg Church, Tipp City, OH


 Staff Birthdays This Week
Henry Folgoso      Dec. 17
Lorraine Dodds     Dec. 17


RSVP for United's Advent/Christmas Events
Please mark your calendar for the following United Christmas events and be sure to RSVP for them here. If you have questions, contact Brice Thomas at
Third Annual Christmas Wreath Decorating Contest
Pick up a bare wreath from Thie between Dec. 2-6; decorate it and hang on your door Dec. 9-18. Entries will be voted on Dec. 19 during the All Campus Luncheon.
All Campus Christmas Luncheon and Ugly Sweater Contest:
Dec. 19. All Campus lunch and an Ugly Sweater Contest.
Advent Commencement:
Dec. 20. Advent Commencement at 1:30 p.m. at Ginghamsburg UMC, Tipp City.
Preaching Lent and Holy Week:
Dying and Rising with Christ
Dr. Richard Eslinger and Dr. Joni Sancken present "Preaching Lent and Holy Week: Dying and Rising with Christ," a one-day workshop that will focus on proclaiming the Gospel lessons that are the foundation of these 40 days, from 8:45 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. on Feb. 7, 2014. Contact Georgia Alexander for more information.

Change the World Conference at Ginghamsburg
Ginghamsburg Church's Change the World Conference will be April 3-4, 2014, at Ginghamsburg Church, Tipp City. For more information and to register, click here.

Light the Fire! 2014: The Fullness of Christ - A Church for All People
Light the Fire! 2014 will be May 8-9 at Ginghamsburg Church, Tipp City. This year's Light the Fire! conference will equip clergy and laity to be faithful in ministry with people with disabilities. We will bring together theological discussion with plenty of "how to" sessions for creating a church of people of all abilities. For more information, click here. 
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Kettering Adventist Church 2013 Musical Gifts

Kettering Adventist Church presents December musical performances: Kettering Children's Choirs Christmas concerts (identical performances) - 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15; Annual Christmas Candlelight Concert - 7 p.m. Friday; Lessons and Carols at 11:45 a.m. and Amal and the Night Visitors at 4 p.m. Saturday;

The Glory and Joy of Christmas

Maranatha Worship Centre presents "The Glory and Joy of Christmas" featuring Hype Dancers and friends, an illustrated musical sermonic presentation;  6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15; 937.902.3451


Noonday Carol Sing

Noonday Carol Sing: Music for Handbells at Westminster Presbyterian Church; 12:10 p.m. to 12:40 p.m. Friday;


Christmas 'Spirit' Open House

Old Troy Pike Community Church, Magyar Club of Dayton and the Dayton Hungarian Festival Club will hold a Christmas "Spirit" Open House; 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, with a Christmas Candlelight Service at 5:30 p.m., at Old Troy Pike Community Church; or; or 937.620.7079 or 937.708.0098 




Other Events


Limitless: Redefine Tomorrow

Limitless: Redefine Tomorrow; 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; with registration at 9:15 a.m. Dec. 


Chidester Lecture Series
Chidester Lecture Series; Walter Brueggemann Jan. 18-19; Philip Gulley March 22-23;

2014 Ohio Ministries Convocation

2014 Ohio Ministries Convocation; Jan. 27;


Refresh Your Soul 2014

Refresh Your Soul 2014: Connecting Heaven and Healing will feature Dr. Eben Alexander and Dr. Richard P. Johnson; 7:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 1; or 513.272.5555x4285
2014 Festival Gathering Scholarships
The Network of Biblical Storytellers, International, announces its 2014 Festival Gathering Scholarships for applicants ages 18-35 or international storytellers. Applications must be received by March 1. For more information, click here.
United Podcast
Worship Coordinator Tesia Mallory notes she is launching a United podcast. The podcast will feature short (5 minute) devotionals by students, faculty and staff. If you are interested in writing one of these devotionals, click here. Anyone with questions can contact Tesia at

One Bedroom Apartment for Rent
A one-bedroom apartment is available in the United DaytonView community. Rent is $690 a month, including utilities. Contact Max Fuller at 937.901.0563 for more information.


Hispanic Group
Anyone interested in learning more about Renovar!, United's Hispanic interest group, can e-mail
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