Wednesday, September 22, 2021
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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ULS Student will participate in the 2021 Hein-Fry Book of Faith Challenge

Congratulations to STM student Melissa J. Harris, who will participate in the 2021 Hein-Fry Book of Faith Challenge. She will present "Environmental Stewardship: Reconsidering the Creation Narratives in the 21st Century" on Friday, Oct.29, at 1 p.m. Eastern time.
The Rev. Dr. Diane Jacobson will serve as online host.
The public is invited to attend these free online events, but registration is required for each of them. Registration information is available at

2021 Hein-Fry Challenge

The 2021 Hein-Fry Challenge will take place, online, in late October. Students from PLTS, Wartburg, ULS, and LSTC are participating in this year’s Challenge.
See the attached flyer for details.

Choir for Inauguration Liturgy

We are putting together a choir for the presidential inauguration, directed by Mrs. Sheila Booker. If you would like to participate, please e-mail Dr. KSG ( as soon as possible. The inauguration is Saturday, October 16, in Lancaster. Mrs. Booker will figure out a rehearsal schedule once we have a list of participants. Thanks!

Guatemala Immersion Informational Meeting

Bienvenid@! Ready to learn Spanish for ministry? Interested in an international experience during seminary? Did you know that ULS offers a semester-long immersion in Guatemala each spring?
Join an informational meeting on Monday, September 27 at 5:00 PM EST via Zoom to learn more. Applications for Spring 2022 are due October 15. For more information, contact Dr. Hall at
Register for the Zoom link here.

Memorial Tree Planting

Please join us outside the Schaeffer-Ashmead Memorial Chapel in Philadelphia for the planting of two trees to honor the memories of deceased ULS staff members Aaron Bishop and Michael Reid, at 4:00PM on Friday, September 24.

Free Bach Concert at First Presbyterian Germantown

Filament presents O Marvelous Art!
Grand Reopening Concert featuring music of J.S. Bach Cantata no. 210, “O Holder Tag” and Brandenburg Concerto no. 5
Friday, October 1, 2021 at 7:30 pm
The First Presbyterian Church in Germantown
35 W. Chelten Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144
Admission by free will donation, free parking onsite

Faith Formation Position Available

Seeking halftime Faith Formation coordinator for a one year period for a mid-sized Lutheran congregation located conveniently near Washington DC and Baltimore in Columbia, Maryland. Highlights include coordinating adult and children's Sunday school, Milestone Ministries (baptism, 1st communion, confirmation) and overseeing a child protection policy. Flexible remote and in-person work. More information on website. Please direct inquiries to Pastor Ginny Price at

Faith Formation Job Opportunity

St. Paul's Lutheran in Glenside, PA is looking to hire 2 Sunday School teachers for grades K-6. These teachers will be the main faces of our Sunday School program. They will be asked to teach Bible lessons and lead crafts. However, most importantly, they will be asked to embody the welcoming Spirit of St. Paul's. We are a community called to live in love of Christ and to live out our faith together. If you or someone you know are interested in this position (which is paying $15 / hour for 5 hours / week), have questions, or would like to receive a detailed job description; please reach out to Pastor Sonntag at or 215-884-3005.

Mailroom Assistant needed

The mailroom on the Gettysburg Campus is seeking a student assistant to help with general mailroom duties.
This position will be 10 - 12 hours per week.
If you are interested please contact Grainne at

COVID-19 Response and Future Plans