Busy Student Retreat Launch Event 11/17, 6-7:30

Tonight we are gathering for the start-up of our exciting Busy Student Retreat happening all week here at UMD! Come to the Chapel Lounge for pizza, to meet other students participating, and to have a conversation about where you are on your spiritual/religious journey. We’ll also provide information about the different retreat activities. Look forward to seeing you soon. Friends always welcome!

Busy Student Retreat 11/17-11/24

Ever want to go on a retreat but don’t feel like you have the time?  No problem!

Join in the interfaith Busy Student Retreat right here at UMD to deepen your daily spiritual experience and reduce end of semester stress.

Keep track of your activities with the point sheet. Top earners win prizes. For retreat activities and point sheet see


Upcoming L3 Programs

L3 Sundays 11/10, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Memorial Chapel

L3 Community Service 11/13, 2:50 – 5:30 p.m.

L3 Busy Student Retreat 11/17 – 11/24, UMD Campus go to https://ucmcollegepark.org/busy-student-retreat/

SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS! For more info contact Chaplain Holly Ulmer ulmer@umd.edu

L3 Sunday 11/10, 6 – 7:30 p.m., Memorial Chapel Come this Sunday night 6 p.m. at the Chapel for conversation, snacks, and an evening prayer service on the theme of Veteran’s Day in support of student Veterans on our campus. Looking forward to seeing you! Friends always welcome. We meet in the Lounge and the Garden Chapel.

L3 Community Service 11/13, Tutoring Elementary School Children in Langley Park, Meet up at the Chapel Side Entrance at 2:50 p.m. Free van transportation (Leaves at 3 pm sharp!) Join with other UMD students to help at-risk elementary school children with homework, crafts and games. We are staying in our neighborhood, going just west of campus to Langley Park. The van returns to campus by 5:30 p.m. with stop offs at north & south campus and the Chapel.

L3 Busy Student Retreat 11/17 – 11/24 Ever want to go on a retreat but don’t feel like you have the time? No problem, join in the Busy Student Retreat. Participate in spiritual/religious activities all week, get points every time you do an activity (prizes for highest point participants), and join diverse students from across UMD for an end of retreat reflection and celebration! Deepen your daily spiritual experience and reduce end of semester stress.

11/6 L3: Power of Purpose “Religion and War”

Hope you are having a great week!
Tomorrow our hot topic is Religion and War.
12 – 2 pm,  Come and go as needed.

Pyon Su Room, 2108, Stamp Student Union

Free lunch included!

What does your faith or world view say about this topic?How have religious and societal perspectives, historical events, and leaders shaped your understanding? We look forward to discussing this important topic. Hope you can join us to come voice your perspective. Friends always welcome.

L3 Sunday 11/3 Prayer Service & Reading the Bible with Different Lenses

Come this Sunday night 6 p.m. at the Chapel for a great hot topic and evening prayer service. Popcorn and snacks provided!

Are different ways of reading the Bible contributing to polarization in our society?

“Conflict about how to see and read the Bible is the single greatest issue dividing Christians in North America today.” Marcus Borg

How do you SEE and READ the Bible? What have you been taught about the Bible by your own religious tradition?

Is the Bible divine, or human? Both? Do you read the texts as the inspired by God, or as the literal Word of God?

As a jumping off point we will look at the story of Jesus walking on water found in Matthew 14:22-33.

Look forward to seeing you soon.  Friends always welcome!

L3:Power of Purpose 10/30 Mental Health, Personal Beliefs & Spirituality

Come join us for an important discussion led by Sodapop, L3 Intern.  How do you live your life while remaining conscious of your mental health?How do your personal beliefs help you remain healthy and happy? Are they effective?Does prayer, meditation, walking in nature, connecting with others improve your mental health?We hope you will join us!

12 – 2 p.m., Come and go as needed. FREE LUNCH included!Pyon Su Room, 2108, Stamp Student Union

At Power of Purpose we celebrate diversity and welcome participants from diverse Christian, Interfaith, Spiritual and Secular backgrounds.

L3 This Sunday, 10/27 Let us make Halloween more Hallow!

Instead of Halloween, we are celebrating All Saints which is a Christian tradition that has been celebrated for centuries. All Saints focuses on the remembrance of past Christians and loved ones no longer with us and their lasting impact on our views of faith.

Time: 6:00  – 7:30 p.m.

Where: Memorial Chapel, Lounge and Garden Chapel

Come for worship, a fun discussion, pop corn and Halloween candy!

Learn about different Christian perspectives on Halloween and All Saints Day.

Hope to see you then!

Thank you.

Jennifer, L3 Intern