10/28 L3: Power of Purpose – The Spiritual Practice of Remembrance

How much time do we take to pause in a day? Why is it so hard for us to take this time out of our busy schedules? How can we settle and organize our chaotic thoughts?

Join L3(Listen, Learn, Lead) to find answers to these questions and allow yourself some calm within your hectic school year!

Zoom link: go.umd.edu/UCML3

We will be talking about the spiritual practice of remembrance and how to consciously include this is into our days.
Join us from 12pm to 1pm to learn more or just to have a space to rant about your midterms!
Come and go as you wish.

Samantha, L3 Intern

10/25 Worship: Faith vs. Election Anxiety/Uncertainty

Hi Everyone, 
Are you anxious about the upcoming election?

Come join us Sunday from 6pm – 7pm for some encouragement and hope.  https://go.umd.edu/UCML3Sundays  

More than ever, at this moment we find ourselves in a highly polarized nation where emotions are running high, so much so, that some people feel we have lost our capacity to listen or talk to each other; lost our capacity for civil discourse in democracy.  This polarization is also happening between Christians.

During worship we will seek God’s wisdom for this critical moment; turn towards our faith to reflect on what we are called to, and how divine hope is ever present with us.  Scripture passages are: Matthew 22: 34-46; Deuteronomy 34: 1 – 12

Hope to see you! And our worship will also be available early in the week

on-demand at https://ucmcollegepark.org/worship-on-demand/

Peace and Blessings,

Chaplain Holly, L3 Intern Samantha, Chaplain Intern Rachel

P.S. UCM  strongly encourages you and everyone to vote, will discuss critical issues, but will never tell you how to vote!

10/21 L3: Power of Purpose – What to do when Identities Clash

Hi Everyone, 
Is your week off to a good start? We’ve been thinking about you all as you head into midterms. Remember to take breaks when you need them and prioritize your self care. 

Here is a reminder that this Wednesday we will be having our L3 program, which will be centered on the question of what to do when identities clash and civil discourse.

Drop-in from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. to share some of your experiences or hear from others!

Zoom link: go.umd.edu/UCML3 Details below.

In college, you start forming opinions and parts of your identity that are defined by your unique experiences and not that of your community or family. This tends to happen because you are either physically distant from that community or because you are simply in a new headspace concerned with your individual future. However, these newly formed opinions and parts of your identity may not always fit well with others. 

Hope to see you soon, Chaplain Intern Rachel, L3 Intern Samantha, & Chaplain Holly 

10/18 Worship: Exploring a Countercultural Identity in Jesus Christ

Hi Everyone, 
How was your week? I hope that you are able to relax some this weekend and take a much-needed Sabbath. 

What does it mean to place our identity in Jesus? What are we called to do through this identity?

We invite you to  join us this Sunday for worship on Zoom! We will be exploring the topic of identity and how the Beatitudes can speak life into this theme. 
Here is the link: https://go.umd.edu/UCML3Sundays

You can ponder some of these questions in the meantime, and we’ll do our best to address them together on Sunday.

Blessings, Chaplain Intern Rachel 

10/14 UCM-L3: Power of Purpose – Exploring Questions of Identity

Join us for this exciting session, 12 – 1 pm, Wednesday, 10/14, and learn more about yourself and others!

The Zoom link is go.umd.edu/UCML3.

Hi Everyone, 

I hope that your week is off to a good start! It is an overwhelming time of year, so hopefully, you are able to experience some rest and peace in the midst of everything. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you need anything. Also, join us for some much-needed time of community this Wednesday. 

As young adults, questions of identity fill our thoughts constantly. During these formative years, we are pushed to define ourselves in relation to the world around us in many different ways.

Join L3 (Listen, Learn, Lead) as we explore the topic of identity from 12 to 1p.m. this Wednesday! We will be discussing how personality quizzes, people around us and other labelling factors have an influence on our identity. 


Chaplain Intern Rachel 

10/11 Meeting Jesus Today: Lectio Divina & Social Justice

Hello Everyone,

Hope you have been having a good week. Join us Sunday night for a great study break.

Jesus’ parables were the social media of his time, pictures of what life with God is like, God’s Kingdom of divine love, justice and peace.

10/11, 6-7 pm, join us for a relaxing and fun exploration of Jesus’ Parable of the Sower, Mark 4:3-8


We will read the parable using the creative spiritual practice of Lectio Divina (we will teach you how to do this), and explore a social justice interpretation of the passage.

What is God saying to you, to us? How are we called to respond?

Whether you are just curious about the Bible or Christianity, or come from a Christian or other religious tradition, you are very welcome!

We honor and celebrate diverse voices and perspectives. UCM-L3 is an affirming, inclusive, easy-going, caring community, following Jesus Christ and his call to social justice.  We are supported by the Presbyterian Church (USA), the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and the United Church of Christ.

Have a great weekend, and hope to see you Sunday.😇

Peace and blessings, Chaplain Holly

10/9 How to be Anti-Racist in Interpersonal Interactions

Hello Everyone,
Friday at 3 p.m. there is a great opportunity for Racial Equity Training “How to be anti-racist in interpersonal interactions” with Dr. Carlton Green.

The Humble Walk, Lutheran Campus Ministry has invited all the UMD Chaplaincies. Sign-up link:

You are very welcome, and I will be there in the zoom call. Hope you can join us for this important event with students from other UMD chaplaincies.
Peace and blessings, Chaplain Holly

10/7 L3:Power of Purpose – Leadership in a Time of Election

What exactly makes a good leader? Who do you turn to for your leadership role models?

We are less than a month away from Election Day, and this question is something most of us are thinking about.

Join L3 (Listen, Learn, Lead) for a session on leadership, how our spiritual/ secular backgrounds shape what qualities we look for in leaders, and also hope to cultivate within ourselves.

We will be having the session from  12:00 to 1:00 on Wednesday at go.umd.edu/UCML3

Our discussion will not only help us define leadership for this upcoming election, but will also be a needed time for self-reflection and analysis.

10/4 Worship Celebration, 6 – 7 pm

We would love for you to join us from 6-7pm at https://go.umd.edu/UCML3Sundays

Hi Everyone, 
You’ve made it to the end of the week! How are you doing as we near the middle of the semester? Please be in touch if you need anything. 

This week marked a very important anniversary. As of October 1st, Chaplain Holly has spent 30 years with the United Campus Ministry, so it is time to celebrate! 

This Sunday (10/4) at 6pm we will be celebrating Chaplain Holly and her impact on the ministry. We will learn more about her story, share favorite UCM memories, and recognize how she has touched our lives. 

See you soon, Chaplain Intern Rachel 

Chaplain Holly

9/30 L3: Power of Purpose – Unearthing our Passions

Remember when you were a young child and everyone used to ask you what you would like to be when you grow up?

While we may not be children anymore, we can still talk about how our past and present influence our current and future realities.

Join L3 (Listen, Learn, Lead) as we discuss this topic and more from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday via Zoom.

Some of our guiding questions will be:

What is your dream job? What are your passions? How do your passions improve your quality of life?

Please join us for this exciting discussion at go.umd.edu/UCML3 led by L3 Intern Samantha. All our welcome in this space that values diversity and interfaith perspectives.

Samantha Kalibala, L3 Intern