Loyola University Maryland

Campus Ministry

Roots of Refuge Christian Community

Rev. Scott Adams and the Roots of Refuge Choir

Roots of Refuge Ecumenical Christian Community at Loyola University Maryland offers a unique, spirit-filled opportunity for praise and worship in a space of empowerment and grace, where all may freely share in the expression of their love for Jesus Christ and for one another.

The goals of Roots of Refuge Ecumenical Community are to:

  • Reflect the interdisciplinary spirit of an ecumenical Christian ministry to serve as a light of belonging to the world.
  • Foster a faith-based, theological understanding of the true Beloved Community. 
  • Inspire the development of student leaders who are called to encourage society to progress towards individual transformation and social change, and to serve as advocates for justice and peace in the spirit of Christ's love.

Trivia Nights

Biweekly trivia nights will be held on Mondays, starting on November 1st at 6:30PM. Come join us for some community building time and fun games of trivia! This is an opportunity to take a break during the busy start of the week and to build relationships with other students. Trivia Nights will be held on Zoom!

Contact: Campus Ministry, CampusMinistry@loyola.edu or Abby Russell, arussell2@loyola.edu

Soul Food Sundays

Our worship services serve as a vital resource for the spiritual, intellectual, and social formation of our communities across the university and greater Baltimore. Our mission is to encourage, teach, inspire, and nurture our community towards a deeper faith in Jesus Christ, while making surprising friendships that authentically cultivate Beloved Community where all can experience a place called home.

Sundays monthly. Dates are TBD.

Contact: Register to attend by emailing Campus Ministry at CampusMinistry@loyola.edu 

Community Conversations: A weekly bible study devoted to conversations around race, identity, peace & justice

Challenged by simultaneous pandemics (Covid-19 and Racial Upheaval), humanity has been forced to navigate unprecedented uncertainty and inconceivable change. As a result, many of us find ourselves “hard-pressed on every side” and “perplexed” by existential questions that seem unanswerable: 

  • What does it all mean—what really matters?  
  • How can I effectively respond to my reasonable fears, anxieties and even anger that often consumes me?  
  • Where can I find nurturance in these moments of depletion?  
  • Why is God silent in the space of desolation?  

Every Thursday at 12 noon.


Join Rev. Scott for weekly bible studies to address these and many other questions, as we seek substantive insights for restoration, empowerment, justice and peace in the ancient, but still very relevant, wisdom deeply rooted in the Word of God! 


Contact: Register to attend by emailing Campus Ministry at CampusMinistry@loyola.edu 

Roots of Refuge Lay Leaders

Create impact on Loyola's campus by supporting the important work of Ecumenical Christian Ministry as a volunteer leader. This will provide you with an opportunity to support and cultivate community through Ecumenical Christian worship, activities, and events. Whether you're totally new to this or a seasoned faith leader, we will provide the opportunities and support to help you put your passion into action.

Leadership Opportunities:

  • Ecumenical Worship/Liturgical Leader
  • Administrative Leader
  • Ecumenical Program Coordinator
  • Ecumenical Events Coordinator
  • Roots of Refuge Worship Service, Chapel Assistant
  • Religious Community Coordinator

Contact: Campus Ministry at CampusMinistry@loyola.edu or Abby Russell, arussell2@loyola.edu