Uncategorized

10 Items

Holy Week at SSUMC

by wpadmin

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

by wpadmin

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 […]

40 Days of Decrease: Week 6 – March 14-19

by Rev. Joey Heath

Week Six: Day Twenty-Nine – March 14 Scripture – John 19:7-16 Fast of the Day – Intimidation What do you fear? Being misunderstood or misrepresented? Being unwanted or unneeded? Illness or injury? Today, fast from intimidation by not letting fear bully you. When you feel the presence of fear, acknowledge it, say a pray, and […]

40 Days of Decrease: Week 5 – March 7-12

by Rev. Joey Heath

Week Five: Day Twenty-Three – March 7 Scripture – John 18:15-18 Fast of the Day – Armchair Jesus Today, fast from the images of an armchair Jesus, one who critiques the game but is not a player. Jesus is so much more than one aloofly watching us. Jesus is not offering hypothetical armchair advice, he […]

40 Days of Decrease – Week Four

by Rev. Joey Heath

Week Four: Feb. 29 – March 5 Day Seventeen: February 29 Scripture – John 16:17-33 Fast of the Day – Apathy Apathy can be defined as an emotional disconnect from life and suffering. Apathy can be seen all around us, from the disconnect between clothes we buy that are manufactured in sweat shop conditions to […]

40 Days of Decrease – Week Three

by Rev. Joey Heath

Week Three: Day Eleven: February 22 Scripture – John 14:1-14 Fast of the Day – Religious Profiling Today spend some time reflecting on stereotypes and groupings. Is there any part of your life where you underestimate another or lump together everyone who is _ _ _ _ ? God has created a beautiful and diverse […]

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

by wpadmin

Mental health issues are often misunderstood; individuals and families who experience minor to severe mental health illness often feel shame and experience stigma as a result. Mental health can be impacted by a specific event, such as a specific trauma to the body, mind, or spirit, that is short or long in duration. Mental health […]

Bringing the Joy of Christmas to Our Community’s Most Needy Youth

by wpadmin

This Advent, Silver Spring UMC again participated in the Angel Tree outreach project, through a local organization in Silver Spring called Hearts & Homes for Youth (HHY). HHY helps emotionally-troubled, abused, neglected, homeless and runaway youth through a variety of residential and supportive programs. It provides counseling, advocacy, educational support, workforce readiness, and life skills […]

A Word from the Pastors Concerning the Events in Ferguson MO

by wpadmin

This is what the Lord says: “A voice is heard in Ramah, mourning and great weeping, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more.” — Jeremiah 31:15 On Monday night in Ferguson, MO, it was announced that a grand jury would not indict Officer Darren Wilson in the […]

Spiritual Gifts Inventory

by wpadmin

As part of our October sermon series, all church members and attenders are encouraged to take a Spiritual Gifts Assessment to help you discern where in the church you might be called to serve, and then talk with one of our pastors or lay leaders about how to get connected. Every child of God is […]