Great Places to Worship Easter Sunday!

Close to campus!

Riverdale Presbyterian Church, 10 a.m. http://rivpres.org/

Berwyn Presbyterian Church, 10:30 a.m. https://www.berwynpresbyterian.net/

University Christian Church, 10:45 a.m. http://uccmd.org/

Greenbelt Community Church, 10:15 a.m. http://www.greenbeltcommunitychurch.org/

United Campus Ministry is wishing you a joyous Easter day!

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Careers in Faith Event, Panel & Internships

Come explore how you can explore a faith-based career!

4/11, 5-6:30 pm, 3rd floor Hornbake, Univ. of MD, Chaplain Holly will be a guest panelist! For more info Contact Pamela Allen, pallen@umd.edu

Are you looking for how and when to express your spiritual and religious values in your job search? Or are you seeking organizations who need your skills while reflecting your values? If so this event is for you. Come hear how you can pursue a faith based career or use your skills and abilities in a faith-based organization. Learn how and when to express your religious values in the job search process. Meet faith-based employers seeking your skills and abilities. This event will start with a panel including the opportunity to ask questions. This will be followed by a chance to meet organizations who may have internships, summer or full-time jobs.

Compassion – A Spiritual Technology?

Hope you had an awesome spring break!

L3 is back this Wednesday, 3/27 11 am – 1 pm, Nanticoke Room, Stamp Union.

We will view a few minutes of a Krista Tippett TedTalk and chat about

Compassion – A Spiritual Technology?

Do you agree with Krista’s quote below?:

“I will paraphrase Einstein. . .and say that humanity, the future of humanity, needs this technology (compassion) as much as it needs all the others that have now connected us and set before us the terrifying and wondrous possibility of actually becoming one human race.”

What is compassion?  Where have you experienced it on campus? Or not?When have you given or received compassion recently? Does compassion have a role to play in scientific endeavors? Is compassion something you are called to based on your spiritual, faith or secular core values?

This topic is part of our L3 continuing semester series Creating Unity in an Age of Polarization.

Hope you can join us for lunch.  Come and go as needed, and bring/invite your friends! Looking forward to seeing you soon.  : )

 

11/28 L3 Power of Purpose: Got Inspiration?

Hello Everyone,

Hope you had a good Thanksgiving break.
As we head into the end of semester finals and papers, we will
especially be focusing on ways to de-stress and sources of
support.
Our topic tomorrow is “Got Inspiration?”
12 – 2 pm Pyon Su Room, Stamp Student Union
Lunch included!
What are your sources of inspiration from your religious/spiritual/secular
tradition?
Holy Writings?  Activists? Poetry? Favorite quotes or role models? Prayer?
Meditation?
We will share some inspirational sources for strength, and a positive outlook
for current challenges and to prepare for upcoming finals etc.
Come take a break that will help to reset your outlook
and inner life. Ground yourself in what matters most to you to keep the “big”
picture in the midst of busyness.
Hope to see you soon!
Peace,
Holly

Our topic Wednesday 11/14 : L3: Power of Purpose – GOT GRATITUDE?

Pyon Su room 2108, Stamp Student Union, 12:00-2:00pm come and go as needed

How do you express gratitude when you don’t feel it in your heart? When times are tough? When it seems your faith/spirituality/beliefs/secular core values are being tested?

Is gratitude a choice, practice or option?

Can gratitude help us cope with crisis?

Come for lunch to discuss how during the upcoming season of giving we can put gratitude into perspective beyond our own reality.

“Those with a grateful mindset tend to see the message in the mess. And even though life may knock them down, the grateful find reasons, if even small ones, to get up.”― Steve Maraboli

9/26 L3: Power of Purpose- What are the Most Important UMD Student Needs Right Now?

12 – 2 pm, Wednesday, 9/26, Pyon Su Room, 2108, Stamp Student Union

FREE LUNCH!    Come and go as needed.

Our L3 Topic for tomorrow is:

What are the most pressing UMD student issues right now?

What student needs/concerns does the UMD community most need to pay attention to?

How might current needs connect with your own sense of purpose and how as a student you can make a difference right now?

What role can your spirituality, religion or core values play?

Come listen to your peers, and share your own experience!

Reconnect with the power of purpose.

Looking forward to a great conversation and seeing you soon!  : )

Peace,

Holly

9/19 L3: Power of Purpose – Got Encouragement?

We are meeting tomorrow since First Look Fair is only happening on Thursday.

Our topic:

Got Encouragement? How are Family, Friends, Profs Impacting your Future plans and Self-Understanding

12 – 2 pm, Come and go as needed. Pyon Su Room, 2108, Stamp Student Union, LUNCH INCLUDED!

The circle of people around us is really important.

All of us have balcony people, people who lift us up, offer encouragement when we encounter challenging situations, and help us towards life goals.

And we also have cellar people, people who may not be ill-intentioned, but because of their own issues can make us doubt ourselves, deflate us, and even put obstacles in our way.

At different times in our lives sometimes a balcony person can become a cellar person, and visa versa.

As you ask big questions and make plans for your future, what role are family, friends, professors and others playing in your life and self-understanding as you hope and dream for your life beyond Maryland?

Who lets you be YOU, and gives you space to truly express and be yourself?

Come for a time of reflection (we will do a little journaling) and conversation on an important topic.

Hope to see you soon.  : )