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Religious and Spiritual Engagement on Campus

students at Frostburg State University

At FSU, we think your college years is about more than what happens in the classroom. It's about what happens inside of you as you figure out who you are, what you are capable of, and what you are meant to do in the world. We are committed to offering you a variety of opportunities that will help you explore these questions.  Our Religious Life groups and community seeks to support these important life questions as they relate to your faith tradition.

If you have no faith tradition, you are invited to learn about religion and spirituality through special events, informal conversation, and small groups which meet on campus throughout the academic year.  All conversation partners are welcome.

Religious Life Opportunities

We offer formal and informal events and civic engagement that challenges our students, our faculty, and our staff to reflect on their responsibilities for the common good. FSU currently has 12 unique Religious Student Organizations. When you participate in religious life events and organizations you will find a safe place to ask questions, meet new people, engage in community action and ultimately grow spiritually. 

Religious Life opportunities include activities such as weekly denominational groups, discussion groups, and other small groups, Bible studies, community service groups, social events, periodic interfaith events, as well as special emphasis weeks, retreats, guest speakers, and more.

The chaplain’s office can help you find the best group for you or like many others you may become part of several groups.

Cook Chapel

Cook Chapel is located in the lower level of Frost Hall on College Avenue.  It is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:30 pm for quiet reflection and prayer.  Prayer stations are available for guided prayer or free devotional materials. 

Cook Chapel is available also for worship events, weddings, memorial services, installation events and prayer vigils.

Chaplain’s Office

          Rev. Dr. Cynthia (Cindy) Zirlott
          308 Hitchins Administration Building, 301-687-7490
          c.zirlott@frostburg.edu

Chaplain Cindy recognize that a spiritual or religious journey can be important, balancing critical thinking and faith values to the numerous challenges one faces in pursuit of academic and career goals.  She is passionate about meeting the spiritual needs of the whole community and encouraging the ongoing spiritual formation through community, action-reflection service opportunities, and spiritual practices.  She can also assist students who are in crisis or need by connecting them to resources available just for them. 

If you feel called to stretch your leadership skills she can help you find that perfect faith expression or form a small group on campus. 

She can also help you connect to local congregations who welcome students and match your desired worship style.

She also offers spiritual mentoring, spiritual counseling, and guided discernment to support the challenges students may be facing. 

Religious Life Student Organizations

Students from a wide range of faith traditions find a variety of ways to connect to each other and observe spiritual practices important to them. The following list includes the current official student organizations.  The links with provide you with additional information or you may also contact the Chaplain’s office.  

Groups listed here with bullet points or do we need to have a short descriptive statement by each?  Do we need less info?

BAPTIST STUDENT MINISTRY (GIG)

Sponsored by: Baptist State Convention Maryland/Delaware; Western Baptist Association

Contact Person: Pastor Ron Yost, radicalron@atlanticbb.net , Student Leader Andii Taylor
Address: 120 S. Broadway,  Frostburg MD, 301-697-4881,
Follow on IG: Instagram frostburg_gig

GIG Meeting:  Sunday 1 pmWednesday 7 pm.; BSM Student Center

BRIDGES — INTERNATIONAL STUDENT MINISTRY

Contact Persons: Johnny Lawrence jllawrence0@frostburg.edu; 240-609-7277, Rebekah McCauley Advisor, rbmccauley@frostburg.edu

Meeting: Friday 7 pm; Welsh Baptist Church

CATHOLIC CAMPUS MINISTRY (CCM)

Sponsored by: The Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore

Contact : St. Michaels Catholic Church, 301-689-6767 

Mass: Sat. 5pm, every Sunday 8 am and 12 noon.

Website:  http://divinemercymd.org/

Chi Alpha Campus Ministry

Sponsored by:  Trinity Assembly of God

Contact: David Warder/dwarder7@gmail.com/304-371-2766, Pastor Jessalyn Warder/jessalyrw@gmail.com/304-203-6584, Student Leader Gabrielle Reed

Website: https://chialpha.com/

Meetings: Guys small group, Ladies small group, Large group service, Location and times TBD.

CRU

Sponsored by: Campus Crusade for Christ International in the U.S

Student Leader Contact: Jordan Beachy, jbeachy0@frostburg.edu

Contact Persons: Peggy Biser, Advisor, Daniel Sisler, Staff Leader

Phone: 301-616-3426 (Daniel)

Address: 19 Beall Street, Frostburg  MD  21532 

Email: Cru@frostburg.edu

Web:  www.facebook.com/CRUFSU

Meeting: Thursday 8 pm; Lane 111

FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES (FCA)

Contact Person: Connor Eberly. Advisor: Cynthia Zirlott

Phone: 240-522-5442 (Connor)

E-Mail Address: ceberly@fca.org

Meeting:  Mondays, 5:30 pm, in Corts Hall of Fame Room

First Love Frostburg 

Student leader contact: Kwabena Bofah, Advisor: James Saku

Phone: 1 (443) 535-2718 (Kwabena); JSaku@frostburg.edu (Prof. Saku)

Email: Knbofah0@frostburg.edu

Social media: https://instagram.com/firstlovefrostburg?igshid=lq8hld82nim0

Meeting:  Sundays, 1 pm, in Cook Chapel

HILLEL

Contact Person: Dr. Kenneth Levitt, Management Dept.

Email:  Kjlevitt@frostburg.edu , office: 301-687-4019

Meetings: Mondays at 8pm, Location TBA.

MUSLIM STUDENT ASSOCATION (MSA)

Contact Persons: Dr. Shakil Rahman, Management Dept.

Office: 301-687-4189

Address: Frampton #310; Email: srahman@frostburg.edu;

Prayers on Friday at the Islamic Center in Cumberland

UNITED CAMPUS MINISTRY (UCM)

Sponsored by: Baltimore/Washington United  Methodist;  The Presbytery of Baltimore; Episcopal Church; The Lutheran Church; The Church of the Nazarene of Western MD; Disciples of Christ, Brethren Church of Westernport, Frostburg UMC

Address: 308 Hitchins Adm. Bldg.  Frostburg  MD  21532

Contact Persons: Logan Wesley, student leader, lawesley0@frostburg.edu or Rev. Dr. Cynthia Zirlott, Chaplain, c.zirlott@frostburg.edu,

Web Site: http://www.ucmatfsu.org

Follow us on: http://www.facebook.com/fsu.unitedcampusministry; Instagram: & Twitter: Frostburg_UCM

Small Group Meetings:  United Through Christ Bible Study Fellowship, Monday, 7:45 pm  in Library 237;  Salvation and Praise Bible Study Tuesdays, 7:30 pm in Lane Center;  Study Buddies Study Hall, Wed, 6-9 in 328 Frampton;  Body & Spirit Fitness group, Thursdays 3:30 to 5:30 pm PE CENTER #110-1 Agape Latte, Wednesdays,  11-2 in Lane Center.

UNIFIED VOICES UNDER GODS DOMINION (Gospel Choir)

Contact Person: Shawn Jones (Advisor), 301-687-4443

Student President: Reginald Morton III, remorton0@frostburg.edu 

Address: FSU, Pullen Hall #133,  Frostburg  MD  21532

Email: rsjones@frostburg.edu (Advisor)

Instagram: frostburguvugd; Twitter: FrostburgUVUGD

Rehearsals:  Mondays and Thursdays,  8 pm in Cook Chapel