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 on September 10, they will be exploring the story of King David and it’s significance for modern Christians.  Contact Neil Hindman ([email protected]) with any questions, or just drop in sometime!


Monday Night Study Group

For Fall 2017, the Monday Night Study Group will be starting with “Wearing God: Clothing, Laughter, Fire, and other overlooked ways of meeting God” by Lauren Winner. 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].

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 Juli Taylor at [email protected] or Gladys Baxley at [email protected].


Beyond Reconciling 

This group will meet one Sunday a month after the 11am worship service to discuss important issues relevant to how to support our LGBTQ 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.Wewill kick of this year by reading “Walking the Bible” by Bruce Feiler. We’ll journey together through some of the Old Testament stories we didn’t learn in Sunday school! Contact Jen Kidwell at [email protected] with questions.
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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] or Marie Matthews at [email protected] for more information.

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Disciple FastTrack

This group meets from 6:30-8pm on Wednesdays. Join our former 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 Johnson, [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 class is scheduled for:
Saturday September 23  – 9:00AM-2:00PM (childcare and lunch provided)
If you’re interested in 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 or Margaret Madert (301-588-4858)  for more information.


Methodism 101

This group will meet from 7-8pm on Thursdays November 2-16. This is the first in our SSUMC 101 series, and this class is designed to be introductory and is appropriate for new United Methodists or long-term members looking for a refresher. This class will cover some of the whos, whats, whys, whens, and hows of our denomination.  Rev. Angela will lead and you can contact her for more information [email protected] .


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].