L3: Power of Purpose

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

12 – 2 p.m., Come and go as needed, Pyon Su Room, 2108, Stamp Union with Free Lunch
We’ll celebrate and reflect about the past semester.
What were your UMD semester highlights?  What events/experiences impacted you the most?How have you grown spiritually or in your faith or world view?
We will also provide encouragement for the upcoming final exams and papers!
Hope to see you soon. Friends always welcome.

Busy Retreat Celebration 11/24

Hope you will join us Sunday evening for the
End of Busy Retreat Celebration, 6 – 7:30 p.m.,  Garden Chapel Discussion; refreshments in the Lounge.
Come and meet other students who have been on the Busy Student Retreat with you from across campus,reflect on your experience, and celebrate completing the retreat journey!
Also remember to email ulmer@umd.edu your Busy Student Retreat point sheet by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, 11/24 to be considered for prizes.  1st Prize = $50 gift certificate University Book Store; 3 Runner-up prizes = $15 gift certificate Jason’s Deli
Hope to see you soon!


11/20 L3:Power of Purpose Enneagram & Busy Retreat

Tomorrow’s L3: Power of Purpose 12 – 2 p.m. (come and go as needed)

Pyon Su Room, 2108, Stamp Union, LUNCH included!

We will be learning about the enneagram as a tool for self and spiritual understanding, and check-in about the ongoing Busy Student Retreat.
The week-long retreat goal is to deepen your faith/spirituality while also learning about the spiritual paths of others.
Hope you will join us tomorrow for a really great session! See below for more info.

Enneagram Test: enneagramtest.net

Come and find your different personal and spiritual attributes!

What were your top three personalities?

How do they relate to your spirituality, core values and religious practice?



Busy Student Retreat

Some Mid-Busy Retreat Questions:

1.   How is the retreat going for you?

2.   What are you learning from the retreat?

3.   Talk about the activities you are participating in.

4.   What are you learning about your own faith and tradition?

5.   The faith and traditions of others?

6.   Is it challenging to do these activities with your other student responsibilities? Why or why not?

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.