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Holy Week at SSUMC

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Please join us for special services this week! Maundy Thursday: meal at 6:45pm (Fellowship Hall) and service at 7:30pm (Chapel). There will be opportunities to reflect on the story of the Last Supper and to share communion together. Good Friday: Brahms Requiem with Scripture readings and prayer at 7:30. Easter Sunday: 6:30am – Sunrise communion […]

Equity Initiatives Unit (EIU) Proposed Budget Cuts Is a Justice Issue

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On February 13, the Board of Education of Montgomery County Public Schools will hold a public hearing and take tentative action on the proposed operating budget.  This budget includes a dramatic cut in the Equity Initiatives Unit (EIU). You can read more about the EIU’s important work here:  http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/clusteradmin/equity/ You can read more about the Study Circles […]

Our Commitment to LGBTQIA+ Full Inclusion in the United Methodist Church

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For many years reconciling UMCs like ours have fought to change the harmful language in the Book of Discipline of the UMC. We continue the fight for full inclusion of our LGBTQIA+ siblings in Christ–in ordination, in marriage, and in general principle as beloved children of God. Right now there is a special commission called […]

Welcome Message from New Lead Pastor Rev. Angela Flanagan

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Hello, Silver Spring United Methodist Church! I’m Rev. Angela Flanagan and what a privilege it is to be your new lead pastor! I am so looking forward to getting to know you and your stories and to set to work together discerning all that God has in store for us in ministry here in Silver […]

Summer newsletter is here!

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In this edition: Saying Goodbye and Hello to Our Pastors By Rev. Rachel Cornwell, Lead Pastor, and John Taylor, SPRC Member of the Administrative Board BSSUMC’s Pastoral Change – Your Questions Answered Summer Worship Opportunities Recognizing Promotions & Graduations Community Easter Event Photos Four Corners Mission & Outreach Update Reflections on Screenagers “Reaching Up, Reaching […]

Greening our landscapes

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Over the past 18 months, Grounds and Gardens leader Rob Horn has been hard at work. You may have seen his handiwork in the many beautiful native species of plantings that he has done around our downtown campus. What you may not have seen is the hard, behind-the-scenes work he has put into raising funds for improvements […]

Rev. Angela Flanagan announced as new Lead Pastor

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Rev. Angela Flanagan  will become Lead Pastor at Silver Spring United Methodist Church on July 1. Rev. Angela is excited by the vision and mission of Silver Spring UMC and looks forward to getting to know the congregation as we work together to serve God’s people. She is passionate about social justice advocacy, children’s ministry, […]

Memories for Rev. Rachel & Family

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A very big thank you to everyone who submitted messages for the “Send-Off” book. Your messages (if submitted by 5/14) are now in the book, and the book is on it way to be printed. Please join us Sunday JUNE 18th — Rev. Rachel’s last Sunday 10am Rachel’s final Worship Service (one service only) 11:15am Then […]

New mission redefines a church

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Our church’s choice pantry was highlighted by the Baltimore-Washington Conference as an example of how “partnerships between churches and other organizations are helping to re-build a sacred space.” They said: The Center runs a choice food pantry where people come in and choose the food items they want, Cornwell said. The model of a choice […]

A Message from Lead Pastor Rev. Rachel Cornwell

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Eleven years ago, following the leading of the Holy Spirit, I asked the Bishop of the Baltimore-Washington Conference, to send me from the church where I had been the associate pastor for four years to a new appointment. In 2006, Bishop John Schol appointed me here, to what was then called Woodside United Methodist Church. […]