Welcome to your table! Welcome to our table!
You are invited to our ritualized potluck dinner (dinner church) each Sunday at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities (UTS) while classes are in session. Our current term runs from May 15 – August 13 . United Family Dinners is hosted by seminary student Bridgette Weber (Singing Bowl Chef) which they co-founded with their classmate Grace Riggs in collaboration with UTS in the Summer of 2022.
RELIGOUS CONTEXT and VISION
United is a religiously plural community with roots in the United Church of Christ. Our dinners seek to provide a sacred space that enables the diversity of our backgrounds to be honored and enrich each other. For example, we have guests that identity as religious naturalists, christians, non-theists, agnostics, wiccans, mystics, spiritually fluid, buddhists, catholics, and nones, etc. Whether you consider yourself a secular atheist or a devout catholic, we’d love to share this meal with you.
We invite guests to think about what their dish has to say about care for the Earth or land stewardship. We invite rotating co-hosts in to give thanks from the place of gratitude that speaks to them or from the religious tradition they root into. We hope this ritual gathering is welcoming and accessible for all who attend and we welcome your feedback on how to improve the experience. We root ourselves in the sacred role that food and particularly potlucks can play in facilitating cultural sharing, community nourishment, shared joy and mutual support. This project is an ongoing experiment of United students.
Please contact Bridgette if you would like to join our planning team. Bridgette.email@example.com
When: Sundays from 6-7:30pm (Doors open at 5:45pm) while classes are in session. This term goes from May 15 – August 13.
Where: United Theological Seminary, Kitchen
767 Eustis St. #140
St. Paul, MN 55114
Who: The United extended community including United students, staff, faculty, alumni, and friends and their invited guests, family, neighbors, etc.
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What to Bring
A dish or beverage to share, potluck style, and whoever you are that day . If it’s a week where you aren’t able to bring food or drink, please still attend if you are wanting to or needing to. We practice giving and receiving gifts of abundance in community. You can also contribute by helping with clean up or leading the thanksgiving if you would like. Yourself and your presence is already a huge gift and is enough.
NOTES: DINNERWARE, SIGN-UP SHEET, ALLERGENS, ALCOHOL
~Plates, cups, and silverware are provided. We also have tongs, ladles and serving spoons.
~If you know what you plan to bring ahead of time, let us all know here: Potluck Food Sign-Up This is optional.
~We have allergy cards available by each dish. Please know if your dish contains wheat, gluten, soy, cinnamon, peppers, meat, dairy, nuts, etc. If you have a severe allergy, let us know and we will communicate that to the group.
~The only alcoholic beverages permitted are wine and beer. We expect those engaging to maintain a value of respect and safety to themselves and other guests.
Parking and Door Information:
United is at the intersection of N Eustis and Franklin Ave in St. Paul. The front door and lot are off of Franklin Ave. The gate should be open, and it is ok if you do not have a parking permit. [A parking map is included below]
Only the North doors will be open. If you park in the back, take the side walk on the West side of the building to the front doors.
If you need any assistance please call Bridgette at (920)509-1919
We look forward to sharing this time with you!