10/10 Gen Z: Religion vs. Spirituality?! 6 pm, Chapel Lounge

Join us Sunday night for ice cream, fun and great conversation about what UMD and other college students REALLY think about religion, faith, and spirituality.

Do you feel comfortable or uncomfortable with “religion”? What has been your experience?

Do you find yourself planted in one place, like Christianity, or do you like to explore and incorporate ideas and practices from a variety of spiritual traditions?

Come for honest, open conversation! Friends, room mates, interfaith students, and spiritual seekers welcome.


Chaplain Intern Rachel Koehler, koehler@umd.edu

L3 Intern Samantha Kalibala, samikalibala@gmail.com

Chaplain Holly, ulmer@umd.edu

Candle Parade 201101, Photo in Public Doman by Gerd Altmann

10/3 World Communion Event & CAVA Gift Drawing

Join us Sunday night at 6 pm on-campus in the Memorial Chapel Lounge for

  • CAVA Gift Card Raffle and Ice Cream Social Time.  Mingle with and enjoy meeting other UMD students.
  • Conversation about the meaning of Communion led by Chris, UMD Senior  “What is Communion?”
  • Mini-Communion Service celebrating World Communion Sunday

Come for all or part of the time for fun and to learn more about our chaplaincy, and what Communion means for Christians who celebrate it.

It’s an opportunity to either participate or learn about a spiritual tradition you may not be familiar with.

We are a relaxed, non-pressure group recognized under Student Affairs. United Campus Ministry is one of 14 UMD recognized chaplaincies.https://stamp.umd.edu/centers/memorial_chapel/chaplains

As Christians, we also ardently celebrate and promote interfaith, spiritual and secular dialogue and understanding. In an age of divisions, we seek to promote healing, and community.

You and your friends are welcome wherever you are on your spiritual or life journey!
Hope to see you soon.
Blessings, Chaplain Holly and Chaplain Intern Rachel

9/19 Images of Jesus, 6 pm, Chapel Lounge

Who is Jesus to you? Come join us as we explore images of Jesus through art and different scripture passages. Which image best captures who Jesus is to you? Is most helpful for your spiritual journey? How might what’s happening in your life impact which image(s) you really connect with?

We gather at 6 pm in the Memorial Chapel Lounge for informal worship and discussion.

There also will be dessert! Friends and room mates always welcome. Blessings

Rachel, Chaplain Intern and Chaplain Holly

9/15 L3: Power of Purpose – Music & Social Justice, Lunch on us!

How is your week going?

We hope that it is going well, but let us know how we can be of support. 

Wednesday, join us for lunch, and a great conversation on how music has played an important role in social justice movements.

We would love to hear your thoughts!

TIME: 12 – 2 pm

WHERE: Pyon Su Room 2108, Stamp Student Union.

Friends and room mates always welcome!

Peace and Blessings,

Samantha, L3 Intern, and Discussion Leader

Rachel, Chaplain Intern

Chaplain Holly

9/10 Interfaith Service & Labyrinth Walk for 9/11 Remembrance

On Friday, September 10, at 5:30 p.m., reflections and prayers across faith traditions will be offered for unity and hope, as we mark the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Join the UMD campus community for a service in the Memorial Chapel Garden of Reflection and Remembrance (Garden Chapel if raining). Following the service, attendees will have the opportunity to walk the meditative labyrinth in honor of an individual or group of individuals affected by 9/11. For more: chapel.umd.edu Chaplain Holly Ulmer will be giving the homily.