October 2015
2015 J. Arthur Heck Lectures, Decades Reunion Luncheon and Alumni/ae Banquet

Register by Oct. 12!

The Annual Alumni/ae Awards Banquet, featuring the class of 1975's induction into the Eckels Society , will be held Oct. 14. Decade reunion lunches are planned on the same day for the classes of 1955, 1965, 1975, 1985, 1995 and 2005.

On Oct. 14 and 15, join us for the 2015 J. Arthur Heck Lectures on the theme “Come to the Table: Renewing Faith and Fellowship through Food.” Dr. Norman Wirzba of Duke Divinity School is this year’s Heck Lecturer. He will speak at the Alumni/ae Banquet on Oct. 14 and will lead a plenary on Oct. 15.

Details and register at www.united.edu/heck-lectures

Annual Phonathon: Oct. 19-24

Each year, the Phonathon is a valuable opportunity to reconnect with our alumni/ae, share prayers and update contact information so that we can continue to keep in touch! We would greatly appreciate volunteers who can spend just a couple hours calling other alumni/ae during this campaign, Oct. 19 to 24, to support United’s Faithful Leaders Fund. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Mandy Wood at aswood@united.edu or 937.529.2206.


The Methodist School for Supernatural Ministry: Session 1

From Nov. 11 to 14, United will host The Methodist School for Supernatural Ministry: Session 1, a course from Aldersgate Renewal Ministry. Featured speakers include United faculty members Peter Bellini, Luther Oconer and David Watson. Register here.


4th Annual Holy Spirit Seminar: Dec. 4

"Prayer — Touching Heaven, Changing Earth"

Join United on Dec. 4 for the 4th annual Holy Spirit Seminar, hosted at Ginghamsburg Church, Tipp City, OH. This year’s Seminar will focus on prayer and intercession with noted authors and speakers Dr. James W. Goll and Dr. Mark Virkler. Register through Nov. 30.

Course of Study: Apply Now for Winter Sessions

The Course of Study hybrid program will hold its on-campus weekend for Fall 2015 on Oct. 9 and 10. This is the program's biggest weekend yet, with 118 students from 25 UMC conferences anticipated on campus to participate in five COS courses!

COS is prescribed by The United Methodist Church for the education of persons serving as Local Pastors. Registration for the Winter 2016 session is open through Dec. 15. Learn more and apply. 

Fall Devotional Series

Journey with the United community this semester as we reflect on Psalms 120-134, the Psalms of Ascent. Rev. Dan Gildner, Dean of the Chapel and Co-Director of Contextual Ministries, has prepared this devotional series, available on our website at www.united.edu/journey-together
Public Comments Requested for 2016 Reaccreditation Visit

In preparation for United’s decennial evaluation visit in February of 2016, we are receiving comments in writing — positive or negative — concerning United’s qualifications for reaccreditation. These comments will be available to the evaluation committee during the Feb. 22-25, 2016, visit. You may send your comments to JoAnn Wagner, Senior Assistant to the President at jwagner@united.edu or 4501 Denlinger Rd, Dayton, OH 45426 . Click here for more information.
Photo Album
Salem Community Garden

A group poses around the new art installation at the Salem Community Garden, for which United is a sponsoring partner. The limestone pieces were once part of the clock tower at old Bonebrake Hall. 

Pictured: Steve Makovec (Jane Reece Neighborhood Association and Salem Avenue Peace Corridor), Fred Holley (Dayton View Historic Association and Salem Avenue Peace Corridor), Rev. Robert Jones (United Theological Seminary), Treva Jenkins (Breaking Ground, COP[TM] Garden and Salem Avenue Peace Corridor), Jule Rastikis (ManCo Property Services and Salem Avenue Peace Corridor), Max Fuller (United Theological Seminary), Rev. David Coggins (First Baptist Church, ManCo Property Services and Salem Avenue Peace Corridor), Larry Ramey (University Row Neighborhood Association and Salem Avenue Business Association)

Mrs. Norma and Rev. Harold Stockman '67 and Dr. Emma Justes enjoy hors d'oeuvres at the 2015 Lonnie C. Porter Scholarship Dinner, held Sept. 15, 2015, at the Schuster Performing Arts Center. This annual event recognizes scholarship recipients and donors.

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