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!  : )



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.  : )

9/12 L3: Got Connection? How to make UMD feel like home

Wednesday’s L3 Power of Purpose topic for September 12  is:

Got Connection? How to make UMD feel like home

12 to 2 pm Come and go as needed – Pyon Su Room, #2108, Stamp Student Union


Maryland is a BIG campus!  How do you make friends, feel connected, find your niche?

If you are new to campus what are some things you can do to feel more at home here at UMD?

Returning students will share about ways they have adjusted, and how sometimes, they too need to work at making UMD feel like home.  Because of different religious, secular, spiritual, racial, gender, sexual orientation identities this can be challenging.

Hope you can join us! Make new friends over lunch and enjoy some fun conversation.

If Jesus was a Terp Bible Study

Sunday nights, begins 9/9

6 pm – 7:15 pm Memorial Chapel   CAMPUS

6 – 7 pm      Bible Study with dessert in Chapel Lounge

7-7:15 pm   Prayer Service Garden Chapel

What does the Bible REALLY say about Jesus?

Are you looking for a safe non-judgmental place to

Read the Bible

Learn about Jesus (either for the first time, or to deepen your faith)

Ask whatever questions you have about the Bible, faith, spirituality?

Explore how to live out spiritual values in the midst of daily campus challenges?

Come for a fun weekly discussion with dessert

We are starting with the Gospel of Mark.

Each time we will end with a short evening prayer service.

Conversations led by Chaplain Holly Ulmer

Come and go as needed.


You do not have to be Christian or religious to attend.

L3: Power of Purpose Starts Tomorrow!


Join us for L3: Power of Purpose

Wednesdays, beginning Sept. 5

12 – 2 p.m. (Come and go as needed)

Pyon Su Room, 2108, Stamp Student Union



9/5 Topic: GOT PURPOSE?!

Explore 3 different ways of finding and living into your unique niche, meet new students and connect with old friends!

ABOUT L3: Power of Purpose

This fun weekly discussion group includes a FREE lunch and empowers students to connect their spirituality and/or core values to their personal, academic, life and professional choices.

Dialogue, and reflect with other students on a journey of self-discovery about what matters most to you as you dream and plan for life now and after graduation.

Our lively conversations and reflective practices occur in a safe space that welcomes and honors diverse spiritual, religious and secular voices.  For more info, contact Chaplain Holly Ulmer, Facebook – Holly Ulmer, or ulmer@umd.edu.

L3: Listen, Learn, Lead: Integrating spirituality/faith or core values with university life towards creating a professional, meaning-filled future.  L3 is a program of United Campus Ministry Chaplaincy.