Hi Everyone, How are you doing? For those of you on campus, we are thinking of you amid this Covid surge and praying that you have the support that you need. Please reach out with any concerns. Chaplain Holly, Samantha, and myself would love to help the best we can.
As usual, this Sunday we will have worship at 6:00pm, and I will be offering a message on resistance and how it is demonstrated both in the Bible and in the Black community. In honor of Black History Month, we will continue to celebrate Black leaders and their impact while being mindful that their spirit should guide us throughout the entire year. Join us using this link http://go.umd.edu/UCML3Sundays. All are welcome!
How has your week been? We pray that you have been able to weather the cold and that classes are going well. As always, reach out if there is anything that we can do for you.
We are with you as our campus goes on lock down this week, due to the increase in Corona Virus cases on our campus. Our guest preacher will be focusing on what we have to look forward to after things greatly improve. In the meantime, we all need to continue with careful protocols to keep others and ourselves safe from COVID. We know this is going on so long; hang in there. This will not last forever!
As we continue in our celebration of Black History Month, we are very excited to announce that Rev. Pamela Allen will be preaching and her theme is Beyond the Aftermath … Unmask, Emerge, and Rise! Rev. Pamela, as many of you know, is a UCM Board Member, and she works in the career center on UMD’s campus. She has been such a dedicated presence for this ministry, so we hope to extend a warm welcome to her and show our support. Log in to hear her excellent message and invite a friend. All are welcome! Blessings, Samantha, L3 Intern; Rachel, Chaplain Intern; Chaplain Holly
Hello all, We hope you have all been doing well as the semester has started to kick up in pace! This upcoming Wednesday, our L3 dialogue session will be focused on the idea of resolutions. We will be discussing this in the context of a new year, the idea of a fresh start, and different spiritual traditions that can connect to this theme, including Ash Wednesday. Join us at 12 to talk about your idea of resolutions and to think of how we can approach different aspects of our lives with resolve. Everyone is welcome! Hope to see you then, Samantha Kalibala, L3 Intern, Rachel Koehler, Chaplain Intern, Chaplain Holly Ulmer
Hello Everyone, Hope you have had a good week. In celebration of Valentine’s Day, this week we are gathering for a “Valentine Chill”. Come and “chill” with us, as we celebrate a day of love, all kinds of love -friendship, romantic, and our call to care for others, loving God and our neighbors. Bring your own chocolate! It will be a time to hang out, catch up, and share how friendship, love, and God’s love gives our lives meaning, and can make every day Valentine’s Day. In case you are interested in the complicated history of this holiday check out:https://www.history.com/topics/valentines-day/history-of-valentines-day-2
Hi Everyone, We hope that your weekend is going well! What are your plans? Due to the Super Bowl on Sunday, we are moving worship up an hour to 5:00pm this week so that those who are watching can see kickoff. We would love for you to join us!
This week for our first Sunday of Black History Month we will be listening to Rev. Dr. King’s message “I Have Been to the Mountaintop,” and discussing it together. We would love to hear your insight. Here is the link for Sunday at 5:00pm go.umd.edu/UCML3Sundays. Have a good weekend! Samantha, L3 intern Rachel, Chaplain Intern Chaplain Holly
Hello Everyone, Hope your week is going well. Come say “Hi” today for a few minutes in the United Campus Ministry Chat Room during the Second Look Fair. The Link is https://go.umd.edu/UCMSecondLookFair
Hope your first week was manageable and that you’re starting off this week well! It was great seeing those of you who came to our check-in chat last week.
This week we will be having our first regular L3 dialogue session. On Wednesday at 12 p.m. we will be looking at inaugural poet Amanda Gorman’s “The Hill We Climb” and the ways we are all affected by her words and the subject matter of her poem. We shall also explore how her historic role as the youngest inaugural poet, her representation of youth, especially young black women, inspires us to live our callings and dreams!
If you want to watch her speech prior to meeting here is a link https://www.ted.com/talks/amanda_gorman_the_hill_we_climb.We’ll also watch it together. Join us to share your own thoughts about the poem, take a deep dive into Amanda’s words, or just listen to other’s thoughts. All are welcome. Hope to see you there! Best, Samantha, L3 intern
Hi Everyone, How was the first week of classes? We pray that you had a good break and are staying healthy this winter season. We will be having our first worship service of the semester this Sunday at 6pm on Zoom. We are hoping to make this service more interactive by listening to different songs and exploring how these songs resonate with each of us. We would love to incorporate your song suggestions so bring them to worship. It can be any song that speaks to you spiritually. Hope to see you there! All are welcome. Blessings, Samantha, L3 Intern Rachel, Chaplain Intern Chaplain Holly
We hope that your first few days of the semester are going well! Feel free to join our open Zoom session this Wednesday at noon so that we can check in with one another and reconnect after the break. There will be no official program, just a chance to talk, catch-up and meet new people.
. Also, alongside other chaplaincies, we are hoping to participate in an anti-racism program created by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
This Thursday at 11am, Rachel, Chaplain Intern, will be hosting a callout meeting along with Sika Wheeler, the Assistant Director of Diversity Programming and Engagement in ODI’s office, to discuss the details of this initiative. The Zoom link is https://go.umd.edu/InterfaithLC.
We are hoping to finalize this interfaith learning community in the next week so that we can start meeting within the first few weeks of February.
Does this anti-racism initiative sound like a program that you would be interested in? If you cannot attend the callout meeting, let Rachel know, and she’ll make sure to get you the information. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you soon! Peace and blessings,