L3: Lunch Talk – The Power of Purpose

What are you passionate about? Why are you “here”? What unique contributions do you hope to make with your one precious life?

Still figuring this all out?

Tomorrow, 2/10 is our first Wednesday L3 Lunch Discussion 1 – 2 p.m., Nanticoke Room, 1238, in the Student Union.

Join us for our hot topic “The Power of Purpose” and enjoy a free lunch!

We’ll watch a 12 min. TED Talk video clip featuring the work of Richard Leider followed by an engaging discussion. Reflect and make connections between what matters most to you with your academic and professional path.

This weekly conversation will honor diverse spiritual, religious and secular perspectives and voices.

(Our program is also highlighted in the calendar for Maryland Dialogues on Diversity and Community http://www.umd.edu/MarylandDialogues/ )

Hope to see you tomorrow! Friends and Roommates welcome. : )


Chaplain Holly

L3: Listen, Learn, Lead: Integrating spirituality/faith or core values with university life towards creating a professional future.


Dinner this Sunday, 6 p.m. Chapel!

Hello Everyone,

Welcome Back!  What a week it has been.  Hope you enjoyed the snow storm :  )

Touching base to let you know we are gathering this Sunday night at 6 p.m. in the Chapel for our campus ministry’s welcome back dinner, and to brainstorm ideas for our spring semester programming. It will be a fun time to catch up with each other. And if you haven’t yet attended one of our programs, this Sunday would be a good opportunity to check us out.   ; )  Friends and roommates are also always welcome.

Some things already in the works for Spring Semester:

We are working on rescheduling our retreat. Would some days over spring break work for you?

Our weekly L3 Wednesday lunchtime discussions start up on February 10, 1 – 2 p.m., Nanticoke Room, Stamp Union. Lunch included!

2/29 L3 Panel Discussion featuring Young Adult Volunteers, cosponsored with other chaplaincies, Career Center, and maybe Leadership and Community Service Learning Office.

Let me know by noon on 1/31 if you are going to eat with us for dinner on Sunday. Email me at ulmer@umd.edu.

Look forward to catching up with everyone, and hope you can join us Sunday night.  : )

 Peace and blessings, Chaplain Holly



Holiday Concert

Join us for our annual Holiday Concert in the University of Maryland Memorial Chapel this Sunday, December 13, 4 PM. A reception follows the performance. This event is free and open to the public. Parking is also free.


UCM 2015 Holiday Concert Flyer

L3 Retreat Rescheduled

The retreat has been rescheduled for November 6-8!

If you are interested in coming and haven’t received an email about it, contact us at l3.collegepark@gmail.com to find out more.

We need RSVPs by October 18 at 5 PM.

October 10 Topic

PLEASE RSVP for Dinner by Sunday Noon (if possible; really helps us plan!)

This week’s topic: “The Danger of a Single Story: Faith and Calling from a Multicultural Perspective”

Our beliefs or thoughts about what our life calling is, or what we “should” do with our life, is often greatly influenced by our families and the culture(s) we grow up in.

Come listen to one young woman’s inspiring, powerful journey, how she found her “calling” when she discovered the “Danger of a Single Story”.

We’ll watch a TED talk episode out of the “Life Lessons and Confessions” Series.

Tonight we are featuring Chimamanda Adichie.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a Nigerian novelist, nonfiction writer and short story writer. She has been called “the most prominent” of a “procession of critically acclaimed young anglophone authors” who is succeeding in attracting a new generation of readers to African literature.” (Wikipedia).

We’ll follow the talk with a discussion in which we’ll also think about the “life stories” of our own lives; how are they influencing us, and our choices?  How is faith/spirituality impacting our life stories? Do we “see” ourselves in the stories of sacred literature, such as the Bible? Why or why not?

Hope you can join us!

Friends and roommates always welcome in our relaxed, welcoming space.

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Reserve your spot for our L3 Beach Retreat Sept. 25 – 27 at Bethany Beach, DE   

“The Ultimate Selfie:

                                                          Snapshots of Your Life with God”

 Email Chaplain Holly at ulmer@umd.edu

Retreat Sign-up deadline: Sunday Sept. 20, 8 p.m.

Join us for our L3 Listening for the Voice of Vocation Discussion Series, Sundays, 6 PM Chapel Lounge, Free Dinner

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How do you discover your unique life calling or vocation? How do you find your career path?

Join us for an exciting discussion series! Wherever you are on your journey you are welcome to share in the conversation where different perspectives are valued and appreciated! Friends and Roommates welcome.

Our topic this week, September 20: Listening and Hearing

Does God really speak to us. . . .today? How do we as human beings listen to the voice of God? Hear God’s guidance for our lives?

Come hear a variety of perspectives/experiences. We’ll also explore sacred texts and the difference between “listening” and “hearing”.

“A man’s life is full of all sorts of voices calling him in all sorts of directions. Some of them are voices from inside and some of them are voices from the outside. The more alive we are, the more clamorous our lives are. Which do we listen to? What kinds of voice do we listen to?”

Frederick Buechner

About L3:

L3: Listen, Learn, Lead helps students discover and explore their unique life callings or career paths.  Programs equip students to:

LISTEN to their lives by connecting faith/spirituality or core values with the college experience.

LEARN about various professions and life journeys by interacting with area professionals.

LEAD: through L3 internships, and service opportunities.

Students with similar interests gather around four L3 tracks:





Program audiences: Inter-Christian, Interfaith, Campus-Wide, Undergraduate & Graduate Students.

Contact: Rev. Holly Ulmer, Chaplain, 2101 Memorial Chapel, ulmer@umd.edu, 301-405-8450,


L3 is an initiative of United Campus Ministry Chaplaincy.

L3: Integrating faith/spirituality or core values with university life towards creating a professional future.