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EDS at Union Newsletter | December 2020

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Having problems viewing this email? View online. Dear Friends,  My prayer is that this most blessed Advent season has brought to each of you the hope and joy of the God that is always coming toward us. Indeed, during this extraordinary year of pandemics and politics we at EDS at Union have tried to hear

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Zoom Virtual Backgrounds for Winter 2020

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Holidays at Union As we find ourselves in the middle of winter, here in the Northern Hemisphere, there are still opportunities to gather with fellow classmates and colleagues online. Here are some Zoom backgrounds you can download and use throughout the season as we near 2021 and look forward to our spring semester “together.” Right-click

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Reflections on Protest

Thursday, December 17, 2020

This article originally appeared in the Fall ’20 issue of the Union Collective George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Ahmaud Arbery. In the summer of 2020 we collectively mourned the deaths of Floyd, Taylor, Arbery, and the countless other African Americans killed at the hands of police or racist profilers. The protests began in Minneapolis and quickly

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Sharing Music in Times of Crisis

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

  What happens when a legendary neighborhood jazz ministry has to go virtual? Matt Puckett, a second-year MDiv student, is interning with the jazz department of Saint Peter’s Church in New York City this year. This Lutheran church has a history of supporting many types of art. From the fine arts to classical music, Saint

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IASC Annual Conference 2021: What Is Spiritual Care?

Friday, December 11, 2020

Join the International Association for Spiritual Care (IASC) for a series of five-webinars, exploring what spiritual care looks like through the lens of different professions. Each will begin at 12:00 pm Eastern (New York) time (GMT -5) and will run approximately 1 hour and 45 min. Registration is required for live participation in the webinar. There

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Belief Exists Without Borders for This Field Education Student

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Kimberley Gordy, a second-year MDiv student, wanted a field education placement that was closely tied to her passion for justice. She found it in Believe Out Loud, a program from Intersections International. This primarily online program helps connect people in LGBTQIA+ communities find support and faith community options through its website and networking services. Along

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Student Profile – Janay Salcedo-Kinsey

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

What were you doing before coming to Union?  Before coming to Union I was working in child-care, something I’d been doing for about five years. I worked primarily with children who had experienced trauma or families that were interracial. This looked like working alongside biracial children and helping them understand their identity, its complexities, and

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Gathering of Grace

Friday, November 20, 2020

Please join us for Union’s Gathering of Grace on Thursday, November 26th. Many holiday gatherings will be impacted this year and Union wants to help our community stay in touch. The Gathering of Grace is an opportunity for people all across the Union family to form new and stronger relationships with one another through short one-on-one

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Student Profile – Emma Gritsch

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Emma, could you share what you were doing before coming to Union? I graduated from William Paterson University in May of 2020, where I studied psychology and public health. During undergrad, I worked part-time at an orthodontist’s office while living at home in Northern New Jersey, so this is actually my first time living away

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