United Campus Ministry (UCM) is an ecumenical Protestant student religious organization on the campus of Frostburg State University. Under the leadership of our Protestant Chaplain, Rev. Dr. Cindy Zirlott, we welcome dreams of what authentic life together would look like here at FSU.
Mission, Service & Social Justice Events
Mission and social justice activities and opportunities transform those who participate. Each of us are called to be Christ’s hands and feet in this world. Each semester, opportunities are provided to do just that.
Alternative Spring Break and Summer mission opportunities await those who want to make a difference.
Program Presentations to Local Church Groups
The student leadership and chaplain is available as a program resource for local church groups for programs during the year. We can develope a program for your group,
Off Campus Trips and Outings
Each semester we also try to get students to experience what the area may offer with day trips to the surrounding area interest sites such as Midnight ski/tubing, fall color tours, parks and recreation areas.
Counseling and Spiritual Direction Services
Pastoral counseling, pre-marital counseling and spiritual direction are all available through the Protestant Chaplain’s office.
Spiritual direction is a relationship that raises awareness of the presence and call of God in and through circumstances and encounters of your everyday life.
TGIFF (Thank God It's Fun Friday) at FSU
GIFFs are scheduled through out the year. These are usually fun stress releasers that build relationships and expand our social networks. Fall TGIFF at FSU include activities such as:
If you have an idea for a Fun event then share it with the President of the group Andre Glenn— we want your ideas. Sign-up for some of these events are needed when transportation is involved. Sign-ups will be available in multiple ways: website, facebook, email, at bible study and worship.
TGIFFs at FSU are safe, fun and a better alternative choice to the Frostburg party scene.
One of UCM’s missions is to provide healthy, safe alternatives to the cultural pulls students sometimes feel on a college campus. BE Counter Cultural and join SNL at FSU and bring a friend.
Worship and Prayer Opportunities
Various times during the semester UCM sponsors worship events and prayer opportunities.
We also have an open chapel during the weekdays from 8 to 5. Each week a new prayer station has devotional and guided meditation materials.
FSU students, faculty, and staff are offered a number of retreat experiences over the course of the academic year. Retreats offer people a period for intentional personal prayer, reflection, sharing, and meditation. Some of the various options you may want to explore are:
Overnight or Weekend Retreats
Busy Person's Retreat