Common Cup will not be distributed on February 2,2022

Common Cup will only be distributed each Monday and Wednesday when there are new submissions. The deadline for the Monday edition is the prior Friday at 5PM. The deadline for the Wednesday edition is 5PM on Tuesday. ULS reserves the right to exclude the publication of a submission that does not align with its mission or with the purpose of Common Cup.

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Worship Schedule, Spring 2022

Tuesdays - 5:30 pm – Evening Worship on Zoom – Register for link
Wednesdays - 12:00 pm – Polymodal Service of the Word (simultaneously in-person* on both campuses and via Zoom and livestream on YouTube)
- 12:00 pm – Community Eucharist (in-person* on both campuses)
     * When in-person campuses are suspended, Wednesday worship will be online only and Thursday worship will be suspended.

Wednesday Service of the Word schedule (subject to change)
2/2 - Deacon Nancy Gable

2/9 – Rev. Dr. J. Jayakiran Sebastian

3/2 – Rev. Dr. R. Guy Erwin

3/9 – Rev. Dr. Mark Vitalis Hoffman

3/16 – Preaching with Power - Rev. Dr. Janet Sturdivant

3/23 – Rev. Dr. Reed Carlson

3/30 – Rev. Dr. Karyn Wiseman

5/4 – Dr. Crystal Hall

5/11 – Rev. Dr. Martin Zimmann

5/18 – Rev. Dr. R. Guy Erwin

Call for Singers for Haydn/Beethoven Event

The First Presbyterian Church in Germantown (35 W. Chelten Ave.) Oratorio Choir is presenting Franz Joseph Haydn's "Lord Nelson Mass" and Ludwig van Beethoven's "Choral Fantasy" on Sunday, March 26 at 3:00 pm with full orchestra.

The choir is looking for additional singers, with rehearsals on Tuesdays, Feb. 8, Feb. 22 - March 22; and dress rehearsal on Saturday, March 26. Masks and proof of vaccination are required.

Contact John Walthausen ( for more information.

Sunday Teacher Position

The Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral is looking for a co-teacher on Sunday mornings from 9 am to 12 noon to help teach 2 classes, a secondary school and a youth formation class, assisting a Cathedral staff person with 20+ years of experience. We use Godly Play and other creative curriculum.  We offer a negotiable salary of $15/hr plus mentorship in teaching, curriculum and program design, and developing age-appropriate worship for children and youth.

Pastoral care groups to resume this week.

Pastoral care groups via zoom will resume for the spring 2022 semester beginning tomorrow Thursday January 27th. The meeting ID numbers in passcodes will be distributed by email to all students from Linda Fiore, so please look for those and reminders will be in the Facebook groups of our community. A spiritual nourishment group will be Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. A cocktail hour will be Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. and a pericope study will be on Fridays at 10:00 a.m. All are welcome and encouraged to join us.

Open position for full-time chaplain at women’s prison

Promotion Review

As part of Dr. Karyn Wiseman’s promotion review from Associate to Full Professor, we are soliciting input on your interactions with her. If you would, please respond to any of the questions in this form. There is no obligation to reply, but any input is appreciated. Submissions accepted through 29 January.
(This survey is for students only.)

Associate English Pastor

Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Brooklyn, New York is searching for an Associate English Pastor who has an interest in serving the Chinese community for the long term.
Contact Christina Zhan at

Zoom Panel: The PhD - What is it Good For?

Curious about PhDs? Save Tuesday, February 8, 12pm–1pm, in your calendar for a panel discussion over Zoom on the prospects and challenges of pursuing a PhD in a theological discipline. A registration form and a list of panelists is coming soon. Contact Dr. Carlson for more information:

ULS Weather Policy

Updated ULS Inclement Weather Policy as of December 2021
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COVID-19 Response and Future Plans