Easter Week and Beyond

Jesus Christ is Risen Indeed!  As we begin our celebration of the Easter season, we are incredibly grateful for all of the fantastic Holy Week events United Campus Ministry was able to participate in.  We are especially grateful for the ecumenical Good Friday Stations of the Cross that we co-hosted with the Catholic, Lutheran, and Baptist chaplaincies, as well as with Memorial Chapel at the University of Maryland.  We also enjoyed a fantastic bible study on John 20: 11-18, wherein the risen Christ appears to Mary Magdalene on the evening of Easter Sunday.    Moving forward, we will be participating in another interfaith/ecumenical service this coming Wednesday, in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Following this service, we will have our standard Power of Purpose discussion beginning at 1:15.

Activism and Advocacy: Our Role

Join us today at noon in the Nanticoke room in the Stamp Student Union!

Our weekly Power of Purpose discussion will be following up on the 3/8 event Peacebuilding in a New Age.
For those of you who were not there, we talked about how we can use social media for awareness and activism.  During this discussion, we will be discussing the why and how to determine what your role can be.
We will ask questions like:
What am I passionate about?
What can I do for that cause?
What should my role be in this call?
How can I be helpful?

Courtney L3: Listen, Learn, Lead intern will be leading the discussion.
Lunch will be Chicken parmesan, and Greek salad.

Holding Fast to Our Compass: Cultivating Inner Peace

Our L3 topic this Wednesday is

Holding Fast to Our Compass: Cultivating Inner Peace

How do you find a way to nurture yourself and stay
centered when stress or challenges are whirling all around you?

How do you stay or get back on your life course?

What spiritual or secular practices are helpful to you?

Can accepting hardships or challenges be the way to peace?

Our L3 Wednesday meeting resumes at regular time 12 – 2 p.m.

Come when you can to drop by for lunch and recharge/renew!

Love, Relationships and the Ultimate Valentine

Tomorrow’s topic is:
Love, Relationships and the Ultimate Valentine

Whether you are in a serious relationship or once again
wondering if you will EVER have your very own valentine
come for a discussion about how love, spirituality and
core values can positively guide and heal our significant
relationships and hearts.

(Besides playfully chatting about, if you celebrate Lent
should you REALLY eat chocolates on Valentine’s Day?!!)

IMPORTANT we are starting at 1 p.m. tomorrow

due to Ash Wednesday Service in the Chapel 12 – 12:50 p.m.

Our delicious lunch will be Chicken Parmesan with Greek Salad.

So hope to see you at 1 p.m. tomorrow, Nanticoke Room.

L3: Power of Purpose – 11/29 FINALS: Having HOPE during Exams & Papers!

Hello Everyone,

Tomorrow’s L3 topic is: Having Hope during Final Exams and Papers!

Come and receive some encouragement and strength for the exams to come.

We will be having spaghetti and pizza for lunch.
Friends and roommates always welcome!
12 – 1:30 p.m. Pyon Su Room, Stamp Union
Hope to see you tomorrow. : )
Our last meeting of the semester is December 6th.
P.S. Let me know if I can be supportive in some way this stressful time of year.
I am available for study and lunch breaks (the ministry will treat you!) or to get
together for informal support or prayers.

Got Resilience Part 2

Monique did a great job of beginning our discussion last week

on resilience and self-care in the midst of all our challenges.

This Wednesday she will continue her awesome presentation.
Hope you can join us for fun and helpful conversation!
12 – 1:30 p.m. Pyon Su Room, 2108, Stamp Student Union.
Come and go as you need to .
Friends and roommates always welcome.


L3: Power of Purpose Hot topic for Wednesday 11/1 is


Monique Parker, an L3er and UMD Peer Health Educator

will be leading us as we learn more about taking care of

ourselves in the midst of daily/weekly challenges.

Got resilience?!

Come and support Monique, have some fun conversation

and a delicious lunch : )

Bring along a friend or roommate.

12 – 1:30 p.m. Pyon Su Room 2108, Stamp Union

10/25 L3: Power of Purpose Hot topic: Encouragement & Hope for Facing Challenges

We are meeting tomorrowWednesday

12 – 1:30 in Pyon Su Room 2108, Stamp Union

Includes FREE LUNCH!

Come and go as needed


Join us tomorrow for encouragement and hope! And of course for a delicious meal. : )

Last week we had a powerful discussion about how some of us honestly feel about being students or staff on campus.  Each of us has  significant life challenges besides just studying or doing our jobs.

This week we’ll catch up on how everyone is doing with the latest barrage of campus and world events.

What have been some of your challenges this week?  Have you been impacted by the “Me too” movement?

What are some positive, tangible ways we can be supportive of each other? Others on campus?

How can we help to create a campus climate where everyone truly feels welcome and valued?

How can our faith or secular core values help us to take actions to bring people together to heal divisions and conflict? Inspire us to live lives of encouragement and hope?

Friends and roommates always welcome!  : )

Hope to see you soon.

Weekly Updates

Hey All!

We have a lot of exciting things coming up this week.

First, however, just letting everyone know that Sunday evening worship is CANCELLED for tomorrow evening. Never fear though: we still have a full week of fantastic faith-inspiring programming!

On Wednesday, we have our Power of Purpose lunch discussion. It is at noon in the Pyon Su room in stamp, This discussion is a great place if you have questions about your career goals or about your faith. This interfaith space is also an opportunity for a FREE LUNCH!

On Thursday, there is an Interfaith Prayer Vigil for DACA and Dreamers that UCM is participating in at 6pm in Memorial Chapel.

Finally, this Saturday is our day-retreat to The Porch in Lucketts. We will spend the morning having faith-based discussions about purpose with Gary Mears, who is leading this new worshipping community before an afternoon of SERVICE.

If you have any questions about any of these events, or are interested in attending, please contact courtneysteininger@gmail.com and/or ulmer@umd.edu.