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.

Pray Virtually – Prayers for a New Semester Event Link

The academic year has started at Univ. of Maryland!

Keep us informed how we can be supportive of your re-entry to campus. Our hearts and prayers are with you.

United Campus Ministry also continues to pray in solidarity with those suffering from the effects of Hurricane Ida, the recent earthquake in Haiti, the crisis situation in Afghanistan, the loss of US Marines and Afghan civilians, and the ongoing ravages of COVID-19 at home and around the world. God is our refuge and strength.


Add your prayers through virtual space! Click on link above, not the picture to view service

Pray for the People of Louisiana

United Campus Ministry sends love and prayers for the people of Louisiana and all in the path of Hurricane Ida as it nears landfall.

Psalm 46 “Be still and know that I am God” v. 1 – 3

God is our refuge and our strength, a very present help in trouble.

Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult.

Psalm 121

I lift up my eyes to the hills- from where will my help come?

My help comes for the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber.

He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade at your right hand. The sun shall not smite you by day nor the moon by night.

The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life.

The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time on and for evermore.

Welcome/Welcome Back!

Welcome and Welcome Back!

The fall semester is HERE.  While it is an exciting time to be on campus, it also continues to be a time of much uncertainty and anxiety!  United Campus Ministry is here to support you with your freshmen year, or reentry to in-person life as a UMD student.

8/29, 7 pm,  Sunday night is an awesome event, Interfaith Prayers for a New Semester, bringing together all the different University of Maryland Chaplaincies for unity and hope.  See details below. In-person and virtual.

9/05, 6 – 7 pm,  UCM is hosting a meet-up Ice Cream Social at the Chapel

During the first week of classes, drop by the UCM office for a snack and to reconnect with or meet Chaplain Holly.  2101 Memorial Chapel (2nd floor), 11 am – 1 pm, 2 – 5 pm, or by appointment.

Beginning September 5th, our regular meeting times are Sundays 6 – 7 pm and Wednesdays 12 – 2 pm.

Our prayers are with you as we all figure out this new academic year!

Peace and In Christ,

Samantha, L3 Intern

Rachel, Seminarian Chaplain Intern

Chaplain Holly