April 2015

VISION TO VICTORY FOCUSES ON RELIGION, RACE AND REVIVAL

 

On April 7, 8 and 9, 2015, United will host Vision to Victory, an annual celebration honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. around the anniversary of his death. In light of recent heightened racial tensions centering on acts of racial injustice and violence, United has expanded the celebration to a three-night event on the topic "Religion, Race and Revival."

 

Revival services calling for accountability and reconciliation over issues of racial injustice will be held at Omega Baptist Church, 1821 Emerson Ave., Dayton, Ohio, at 7 p.m. on April 7, 8 and 9. All services are open to the public and will be Livestreamed HERE.


This year's guest speakers are 

  • Dr. Frank Thomas, Professor of Homiletics and Director of the Academy of Preaching and Celebration at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Indiana 
  • Rev. Vanessa Ward, Co-Pastor at Omega Baptist Church and Lecturer of Biblical Studies at United
  • Bishop Gregory V. Palmer of the West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church

EXPLORE UNITED: OPEN HOUSE ON APRIL 23

 

All prospective seminary students are invited to explore United during a free open house on Thursday, April 23, 2015. The day will include a tour of campus and multiple opportunities to meet with and hear from faculty, staff and current students.

 

Click HERE for a complete schedule and registration details. Questions? Contact Monique Tremaine: 937.529.2220 or admissions@united.edu

JOIN OUR TEAM OF FINANCIAL DEBT FREEDOM FIGHTERS! 

 

Join us on Saturday, May 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., for this FREE working lunch about the impact of financial literacy and freedom from debt for clergy and their congregations. Speakers from a variety of stewardship and financial training organizations will present tools and resources for mentoring church relationships.

 
United will also introduce its new online mentoring course, "Journey Alongside," launching in July 2015. This FREE course will train mentors to journey alongside United students through conversations about financial fitness. 

 

Details and RSVP here. For more information, contact Brice Thomas: 937.529.2256 or bthomas@united.edu.

REGISTER NOW FOR INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

 

United presents A New Awakening! 2015: Spirit Led Into God's Future, May 18-20, on campus at United Theological Seminary. In partnership with the Wesley Fellowship Pastors of the Republic of Korea, United has gathered an international cross-section of church leaders and academics to explore how the Holy Spirit is leading the church into God's future. Join us to hear from dynamic leaders of The United Methodist Church and The Korean Methodist Church.

 

Details and Register HERE.

COURSE OF STUDY: APPLY NOW FOR SUMMER SESSIONS

 

The Winter and Spring 2015 Course of Study kicked off in January and March with over 80 students from 20 UMC conferences arriving on campus to begin five different COS courses. 

 

Course of Study is prescribed by The United Methodist Church for the education of persons serving as Local Pastors. On-campus weekend for the summer term will be hosted June 19-20. Application deadline is May 19. Details here.

BISHOP MARK WEBB TO SPEAK AT SPRING COMMENCEMENT: MAY 22


Over 100 doctoral and masters students will graduate on May 22, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. at Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church6759 S County Road 25A, Tipp City, OH. 


Bishop Mark J. Webb
 of the Upper New York Area of The United Methodist Church will be the commencement speaker. Bishop Webb has a passion for leadership development and encourages working together to develop and support vital congregations that will fulfill the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ. He has previously served as director of the The UMC's General Board of Discipleship (now Discipleship Ministries) and is currently a member of the Path1 Advisory Team and the Division on Young People's Ministries, both agencies of Discipleship Ministries.


The schedule for the day includes:        

  • 9:30 a.m.  Eucharist 
  • 11:00 a.m.  Brunch
  • 1:30 p.m.  Commencement

RSVP HERE for brunch or contact Ginnene Peavie: 937.529.2302 or gnpeavie@united.edu.

UNITED STAFF TO ATTEND 18 UM CONFERENCES

 

United is recruiting United Methodist students at 18 UM Annual Conferences between May 15 and June 30. These conferences have been identified as areas where United can meet the growing need for both residential and distance theological education. Alumni/ae gatherings have been planned at 11 of these annual conferences and are great opportunities to get together, reconnect and hear the latest news from United.

 

See United's website for the full listing and RSVP instructions.

SUPPORT UNITED WITH AMAZON SMILE

 

You can now support United with a few simple clicks! Whether you're a student shopping for textbooks on Amazon or faculty, staff, alumni/ae or friends of United making everyday purchases, when you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to United Theological Seminary. Click HERE to get started. Just sign in with your regular account, and you should be automatically connected to United. Thank you for supporting United!

Wendy Deichmann

"Black Lives, White Lives and Theological Education," a message from President Wendy Deichmann

When it becomes incumbent upon any portion of a society to insist, proclaim and demonstrate that it matters, something is seriously wrong. When any member of a society is no longer among us because his or her life has been taken away by those with responsibility to protect civilians, something is gravely amiss. When hatred, fear and disrespect are allowed free reign to mock, intimidate, injure or kill innocent members of a society, no one is safe, no one is truly free. Read more... 

LaBoy

"Why Selma Still Matters 50 Years Later," by Dr. Felicia LaBoy, Assistant Professor of Evangelization in the Heisel Chair

 

Many in our country commemorated the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday in Selma on March 7, 2015.  While many made the trek for this historic event, and even though the movie "Selma" was nominated for a best picture award, many are unaware at best, and ambivalent at worst with regard to the need to remember "Bloody Sunday." Read more...
 

 

Nine United Theological Seminary staff and students traveled with the Wesley Foundation in Cincinnati, Inc. and others from the Greater Cincinnati area to participate in the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama.  Read more...


 

 
          SAVE THESE DATES!

 

April 23, 2015

 

May 16, 2015

 

May 18 - 20, 2015

A New Awakening 2015: Spirit-Led into God's Future

 

May 22, 2015

Spring Commencement

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