Adult Sunday School Class

This class is an ongoing class that meets in the library, 9-9:45am during the summer and 9:45-10:45am during the school year. Starting in March 2018, they began studying Proverbs. Contact Neil Hindman ([email protected]) with any questions, or just drop in sometime!

Monday Night Study Group

Starting on April 2, 2018, the Monday Night Study Group will be spending Three Months with Matthew, using a text by Justo L. Gonzalez. We will practice seeing, judging, and acting on the scripture. We meet from 7-9pm in the Parlor (across from the sanctuary), and we always have tasty snacks for those who can’t get dinner before class. Contact Jen Kidwell to be added to the email list, [email protected].

A Week of Wednesdays: Easter Season

This group meets on Wednesday mornings from 7-8am in the Blue room, from April 4-May 16.  Easter is a season, not just a day, and this Easter Season, you’re invited to live the resurrection through gathering to read the word, talk, pray, and eat a little breakfast in the company of others traveling on in new or renewed – and always renewing – practice of Bible study.  Each Wednesday, in anticipation of the coming Sunday, we’ll read the New Testament texts associated with the Easter season. For more information contact Rev. Katherine at [email protected]

Racial Reconciliation Workshops

We will be hosting Racial Reconciliation Workshops on the third Sundays after the 11am service, starting in September. This group will be using the text “Roadmap to Reconciliation” by Rev. Brenda Salter McNeil to reflect theologically about reconciliation and how people can use the tools of our faith tradition to help heal broken relationships and systems. Contact Jen Kidwell at [email protected], Juli Taylor at [email protected] or Gladys Baxley at [email protected].

Beyond Reconciling 

This group will meet on the second Sunday of the month after the 11am worship service to discuss important issues relevant to how to support our LGBTQIA+ siblings in Christ and how to be good allies. Contact Rev. Michele Johns [email protected] or Jacey Johnson at [email protected]

Women’s Bible Study

This small group meets Thursday mornings, 10-11 am at our Downtown location. We do a series of short-term studies, alternating between Biblical and topical. Our Easter season study will be on Walter Bruggemann’s new book  Interrupting Silence and will start on April 5. Contact Jen Kidwell at [email protected] with questions.

Mid-week Parenting Group

Calling parents of young children! Bring your kids and enjoy some informal conversation time with grownups while the kiddos hang out in the nursery. It doesn’t matter if you’re home with them for a day, a season, or forever! This is a great time to meet other parents at the church, to share tips, and recharge your care-taking batteries. This group meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month from 9:30-11am. Contact Jen Kidwell at [email protected] for more information.


Disciple FastTrack

This group meets from 6:30-8pm on Wednesdays starting October 18th. Join our seminary intern on this 24 week journey through the Bible. It’s not as daunting as you think! The class includes short daily readings from scripture and is a great opportunity to dig more deeply into the Bible and develop relationships with other group members. This group meets from 6:30-8pm on Wednesdays. For more information, contact Jacey Pickens-Jones, [email protected].

TED and Theology – Online Class

Thanks to those of you who participated in this experimental format this year. We have finished posting new content, but if you’re interest in exploring the TED lectures or the weekly devotionals inspired by them, you can review the website here. If you have other ideas about new formats for study or for content that you think would lend itself to an online study, contact Jen at [email protected].

New and Renewing Members Class

Are you thinking of making Silver Spring UMC your church home? Come and get tours of both campuses, meet staff, and learn more about how we understand church membership and about ways to get involved and connected here at SSUMC.  Our next class will be scheduled for late Spring 2018.
If you’re interested in getting updates about this class and/or joining, contact Jen Kidwell at [email protected]

Silver Spring United Methodist Women

UMW is a community of Methodist women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ. UMW meets from time to time for programs featuring engaging speakers, and members often assist in running the Thrift Shop ministries on Thursdays.

Please contact Katie Whitley (301) 587-6339  for more information.

SSUMC 101 series

These classes are scheduled from time to time to focus on introductory topics. Classes will be great refreshers for veteran church members as well! Stay tuned for classes about Methodism, the Bible, and Discipleship!

Silver Spring UMC’s Men’s Group

Come, meet, and fellowship with other SSUMC men of different age groups and life experiences. Join us as we think through contemporary topics, read books of shared interest, and consider what it means to be thoughtful Christian men.  Stay tuned for other volunteer and fellowship events throughout the year, such a church work days or outside gatherings.

Check the church calendar for the biweekly meeting schedule. To be added to the email list, email Aaron Sathyanasen at [email protected].