1101 Memorial Chapel
College Park MD 20742
301 314 9866
The Memorial Chapel is a multi-faceted campus facility serving numerous on-and off- campus populations and is home to a diverse range of events and personnel. Dedicated in 1952 as a living memorial to members of the University community that gave their lives in times of war, the Memorial Chapel is the center of religious life on campus and supports all fourteen university recognized chaplaincies and their programs. In addition, it is the site for weddings, concerts, lectures, convocations, commencements and other special events throughout the year.
Maryland Day at the Chapel!
Join the Memorial Chapel anytime from 10am-4pm, Saturday April 26th. Experience the beauty of the 1952 Chapel and grounds through performances on the Moeller pipe organ, offered on the hour by Dr. Elizabeth Schneider, a family friendly tour, nature-related children's craft and games, Garden Labyrinth Walk, and 1950s-style refreshments. Faux Paz a Capella group performs at 12:20pm and Mockapella performs at 2:20pm.
The Memorial Chapel is Hiring! Seeking Event Managers for Summer 2014 and Beyond!
Are you interested in event planning and event management? Are you looking for a flexible campus job that will help you develop your professional skills? The Memorial Chapel is currently searching for qualified students for its Summer 2014 and 2014-2015 Event Manager Staff. Chapel Event Managers are responsible for facilitating more than 1,100 events held annually at Memorial Chapel to include weddings, concerts, commencements, lectures, and other special events. Ideal candidates have excellent communication skills, customer service experience, the ability to work independently, and a strong desire to create and manage successful events. Starting salary is $9.25/hour
Applications are due by Friday, April 18. If interested, please request an application from Rebecca Silverman at RMSilverman1@gmail.com. Return completed applications to Rebecca at RMSilverman1@gmail.com or turn in a hardcopy at 1101 Memorial Chapel. Questions may be directed to Rebecca via e-mail or by phone to 301-314-9893.
For more information view the official job listing here.
Main Chapel, Garden Chapel and Gardens: Open for Reflection
Need a place to decompress, relax, meditate, or pray? Come by the Main or the Garden (West) Chapels, typically open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Memorial Chapel is proud to announce that the interfaith Tree of Life has been permanently installed in the Garden (West) Chapel and invite those of all backgrounds and faiths to visit the space to admire the gorgeous work of art and to take time to pray, relax, and reflect. The Garden of Reflection and Remembrance is also available during daylight hours, and equally as welcoming and relaxing.
Interfaith Experience Project
Curious about other faiths? Interested in attending services of other traditions? Join the Interfaith Experience Project hosted by MICA and the Memorial Chapel. Learn about the Baptist faith by visiting the Aletheia College Park Ministry on Sunday, April 27, 10am - 1pm. This event is free and open to UMD students. Register at: thestamp.umd.edu/interfaith
A Journey into Spring and Transformation
Fridays, April 11, 18, and 25 at noon-1pm
Guided meditation and labyrinth walk with Edie Anderson of the Health Center. RSVP with lunch request for turkey or veggie sandwich to firstname.lastname@example.org
Noon-Time Thursdays: Meditation, Spiritual Conversation and Brown Bag Lunch
All are welcome for an afternoon of meditation, spiritual reflection and spiritual conversation. The group will meet in the lounge of the Memorial Chapel from 12 to 1pm on Thursday afternoons. Make sure to bring your lunch! Session are facilitated by Episcopal Chaplain Rev. Otis Gaddis III. As the days get warmer, the group will engage at the Labyrinth instead of seated meditation.
For more information, please contact Rev. Otis Gaddis III at email@example.com.
Wind Down Wednesday
- April 23rd, drop in between 12:30-2:00pm
- May 14th, drop in between 12:30-2:00pm
Enjoy a mellow lunchtime in a quiet repose of the Garden Chapel. Listen to live music, played on a grand piano, as you experience the multifaith Tree of Life community art installation. This is a perfect time for personal reflection, including quiet conversation or using journals for writing reflection. Walk the nearby labyrinth. Reserve a simple vegetarian or turkey lunch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 4-9893.
Wedding and All-Event Open House, Memorial Chapel
Planning a wedding and searching for a venue that is unique and beautiful? Looking for the ideal atmosphere for your lecture, concert, or meeting? Consider renting a space at the Memorial Chapel! To take a tour and learn about services offered, join us for our Wedding and All-Event Open House on the following date: Saturday, May 3 - 11:00am-1:00pm
For more information call the Memorial Chapel at (301) 314-9866 or e-mail at email@example.com
Ongoing Spiritual Programs and Worship return with the Spring Semester
Black Student Ministries: Sundays 11am in the Garden Chapel, worship service
Roman Catholic Chaplaincy: Sunday 12pm in the Main Chapel, Sunday Mass; Monday-Friday 12pm in the Main Chapel, Daily Mass;First Friday of each month, 12pm Mass and Pizza Lunch
United Campus Ministry: Sundays 6pm in the Main Chapel, UCM Protestant Worship Service or hot topic discussions
Episcopal/Anglican Ministry: Tuesdays 7:30pm in the Chapel Lounge, Contemplation Spirituality
Lutheran Campus Ministry: Tuesdays 5pm in the Chapel Lounge, dinner and worship
Orthodox Chaplaincy (OCF): Tuesdays 5pm in the Garden Chapel, Orthodox Vespers service
United Methodist Chaplaincy: Wednesdays 7pm in the Main Chapel, worship service and Bible study; Thursdays 7:15pm, Game Night
Baptist Collegiate Ministries: Thursdays at 8pm in the Garden Chapel of Memorial Chapel, large group and worship
UMD Hillel: Fridays at 6pm at UMD Hillel (note: separate center, not at the Chapel), Shabbat service and dinner http://www.marylandhillel.org/servicetimes/
UMD Chabad: Fridays at 8pm at the Chabad Jewish Student Center (note:separate center, not at the Chapel), Shabbat dinner
Don't see the service or chaplaincy that you're looking for? Reach out to one of our 14 Chaplains to find the service or program for you at: http://thestamp.umd.edu/engagement/memorial_chapel/chaplains
West Chapel renamed: Garden Chapel
The West Chapel has officially been renamed the Garden Chapel, in honor of the new installation of the Tree of Life, a community art project that reflects the Tree of Life symbol in the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim faiths. Those of all backgrounds and faiths are invited to visit the space to admire the gorgeous work of art and to take time to pray, relax, and reflect.
GardenConnect at Memorial Chapel
Come check out Memorial Chapel’s unique interactive tour for young children (6-12), GardenConnect! It is a great opportunity to learn about University of Maryland’s campus, the beautiful garden surrounding the Chapel, as well as the Chapel itself, one of UMD’s most iconic landmarks. This program is free of charge and we tailor the tour to fit both the age group and the specific interests of the children. Contact Denise McHugh, Chapel Coordinator, for more information about placing a reservation.
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In a time when most people run their lives with an overcrowded calendar and the world seems a bit more fragile, finding time - let alone a place - to reflect is difficult.
The Garden of Reflection and Remembrance is such a peaceful place to visit.
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