5/2 Open Dialogue on Trust in God amid Finals, 6 pm

Meeting link http://go.umd.edu/UCML3Sundays

Hi Everyone, 


How has your week been? The end of the semester is approaching. Do you have a lot of work to accomplish, or has it been fairly manageable? We are praying that you are able to focus, but are also able to take time for yourself in the midst of it. 


Recently in conversation, we have discussed a pattern of anxiety during exam time. We can put a lot of pressure on ourselves to succeed, which can feel very burdensome. This Sunday we plan to talk about the idea of trusting in God during these moments. How does your faith/trust in God play into finals? Does it play into finals? What kind of thoughts or mantras do you hold onto before exams?


This Sunday will be an open conversation, including some uplifting readings and songs. Feel free to share your thoughts or simply listen as we explore this topic together.

We hope to see you then!
Have a good weekend!

Samantha, L3 Intern

Rachel, Chaplain Intern

Chaplain Holly

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4/28 Meditation and Stress Relief! 12 pm

Meeting link http://go.umd.edu/UCML3Wednesdays

Hi Everyone, 


Classes are ending soon and exams are approaching so now is a good time to take inventory of what your mind and body need.

Wednesday for L3(Listen, Learn, Lead) we will be focusing again on energizing our bodies and calming our minds. We hope that this will help us all keep the momentum for our studies while also shaking off our anxieties!


Take the hour, or drop in for a little while, to pause during your busy schedule.


Hope to see you on soon,

 Samantha, L3 Intern

Rachel, Chaplain Intern

Chaplain Holly

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4/25 Time for Prayer and Community, 6 pm

Meeting link http://go.umd.edu/UCML3Sundays.

Hello Everyone!

How has your week been? It is a busy time for many of us, so we would love to hear all about how you are doing and how we can be in prayer with you.

 
This Sunday we are going to devote our hour of worship to a relaxed time of prayer and connection. You are more than welcome to offer up your own prayer or simply join us with your own joys and concerns. It will be a time to pause the busyness of life and listen to the Holy Spirit as it is at work in our lives.

 
We hope to see you then!
Have a good weekend!

Samantha, L3 intern

Rachel, Chaplain Intern

Chaplain Holly

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4/18 L3 Game Night!, 6 pm

Meeting Link http://go.umd.edu/UCML3Sundays

Hi Everyone, 


How has your week been? In recent programs, we have discussed how April often brings a mix of emotions with the changing weather, stress of school, and busy schedules. We pray that you have been able to take care of yourselves in the midst of everything. Let us know how we can be of support. 


In light of everything, we thought it would be fun to host a game night this Sunday during our regular worship hour.

Join us at 6 pm, and we will provide instructions for how to access the games and then, enjoy together!
We hope that you can make it!


Blessings, Samantha, L3 Intern

Rachel, Chaplain Intern

Chaplain Holly

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4/14 L3: Power of Purpose – Mental Reset, 12 pm

Meeting Link – http://go.umd.edu/UCML3Wednesdays

Hi Everyone, 


As the semester progresses, we are all feeling more and more exhausted. If you feel the same, join us for L3 (Listen, Learn, Lead) tomorrow at 12p.m. where we shall be doing some meditation exercises. 


Hopefully, these exercises can help reset all of us as we take on the rest of the day, and week. These exercises will be helping us engage all of our senses and look forward to a time after the busy semester. Please join us for a time of relaxation and rejuvenation!


Best, Samantha, L3 intern

Rachel, Chaplain Intern

Chaplain Holly

4/4 Easter Worship Service, 6 pm

Hi Everyone, 
We hope that you are well and have the opportunity to observe Good Friday today. This day holds deep sorrow, and it provides the chance to reflect on the many innocent deaths that we have witnessed this year. Reach out if you need to process this heavy day with any of us, or join one of the services that we suggested via this blog below. For the sake of communication, we want to mention our Easter service while understanding the need to rest in emotions of Good Friday. 


Our Easter service will begin this Sunday (4/4) at 6pm on Zoom using this link http://go.umd.edu/UCML3Sundays. Join us for a time of reflection and celebratory song as we look towards the empty tomb. 
We hope to see you there!

Blessings,

Samantha, L3 Intern

Rachel, Chaplain Intern

Chaplain Holly

4/2 Good Friday Worship Opportunities

Join in these virtual on-demand or 12 pm or 7 pm worship services. Have a blessed Good Friday!

On Demand, Originally held April 4, 2020 (Posted 4/10/20 on YouTube)

University of Maryland –  Ecumenical Stations of the Cross Worship Service

The service was co-sponsored by Catholic Terps, Baptist Campus Ministry, Episcopal Campus Ministry, Lutheran Campus Ministry, United Campus Ministry, United Methodist Campus Ministry (Terp HUB) 

Live Noon, 12 – 1 pm, Several Area Congregations coming together (On-demand later)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ94wQSm-_Gx8Cp_a2_TQ4A

Sponsored by several Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) congregations

Oaklands, Warner Memorial, Gaithersburg, Fairlington

Live 7 pm Worship Service

University Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will be attending a service sponsored by

Turner Memorial AME Church

Turner’s Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/turnermemorial/

YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMGk8sHMxOeEhWaH6_aptbQ

4/1 Maundy Thursday On-Line Worship

This Holy Week, as Christians travel together with Jesus to the cross and experience anew the day of resurrection, there are many on-line options to spiritually participate, and reflect on the significance of Christ’s suffering, death and resurrection for our faith and for the hope of the world.

If you are interested in joining in an on-line Maundy Thursday worship service, there are some wonderful options to do this. See below and have your own “elements” ready (bread and cup) at home.

Good Friday options will be posted soon.

United Campus Ministry will be holding an Easter Evening Service, 4/4 at 6 pm at http://go.umd.edu/UCML3Sundays

MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICES

University Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Maundy Thursday Service @ 7pm – Join us virtually as our Elders lead us in worship

zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81239373146

Meeting ID: 812 3937 3146 Passcode: 395347
Dial In: 3017158592

Oaklands Presbyterian Church (PC(USA)), 7 pm service  streaming on

Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ94wQSm-_Gx8Cp_a2_TQ4A

And Facebook https://www.facebook.com/OaklandsPres/

Greenbelt Community Church (United Church of Christ)

https://www.greenbeltcommunitychurch.org/events/)

Holy Communion and Service of Tenebrae, Facebook and Zoom

https://www.facebook.com/GCCUCCMD

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81029477390

Meeting ID: 810 2947 7390

One tap mobile      +1 301 715 8592

When the hour came, he (Jesus) took his place at the table, and the apostles with him. He said to them, ‘I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; for I tell you, I will not it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God. Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he said, ‘Take this and divide it among yourselves; for I tell you that from now on I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.’ Then he took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.’ And he did the same with the cup after supper, saying, ‘This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.‘ Luke 22: 14 – 20

Below are some Maundy Thursday spiritual practices to observe at home from the Presbyterian Outlook

And Worship Service Greenbelt Community Church is offering.

3/31 L3: Power of Purpose – Religion & Science, 12 pm

Meeting link http://go.umd.edu/UCML3Wednesdays

This week for L3, we will be looking at the intersection of religion and science.

Join us as we explore why religion and science are often put up against each other, whether or not they are compatible, and how they play different, or similar, roles in our lives.

Also, to close out Women’s History Month we would like to highlight some women scientists who have impacted our present and those who will impact our future.

 Share your experience with science and religion or enjoy learning from others. 

Peace and blessings,

Samantha, L3 Intern

Rachel, Chaplain Intern

Chaplain Holly

3/28 Palm Sunday Worship, 6 pm

Meeting link http://go.umd.edu/UCML3Sundays

Hi Everyone, 
How was your Spring Break? Hopefully, you were able to rest and enjoy yourself. We would love to hear all about it. 
Time to get your palm fronds ready because,“Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David!
Hosanna in the highest heaven!” (Mark 11:9-10)

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Join us as we look towards Holy Week and celebrate Jesus’ arrival into Jerusalem. We will contemplate how this familiar story speaks to our context today because it involves a mix of emotions. 

All are welcome!

Blessings, Samantha, L3 Intern Rachel, Chaplain Intern Chaplain Holly

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