Monday Night Study Group

For the 2016-2017 year, the Monday Night Study Group will be engaging in a series of different studies. We meet from 7-9pm in the Parlor (across from the sanctuary), and are starting a new study on March 27, 2017. We’re reading Henri Nouwen’s The Wounded Healer and will be meeting on March 27, April 3, and April 17 to discuss. Contact Jen Kidwell to be added to the email list, [email protected].

Racial Reconciliation Reading Group

This reading group recently finished Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson. The group typically meets from 12:15-1:30 on Sundays. If you have suggestions about what to read or explore next, contact Jen Kidwell at [email protected] or Gladys Baxley 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 Lenten study this year is Grounded, by Diana Butler Bass. This group is led by Rev. Rachel. Contact her at [email protected].  All women are welcome!

TED and Theology – Online Class

Thanks to do 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].

Wednesday Early Bible Time

Get Connected Classes

Are you thinking of making Silver Spring UMC your church home? Come and learn more about how we understand church membership and about ways to get involved and connected here at SSUMC.  We are working on scheduling a class in April or May of 2017, and our Fall 2017 class is tentatively scheduled for:
Saturdays September 23 and 30 – 9:30AM-12:00PM
If you’re interested in joining, contact Jen Kidwell at [email protected] or Rev. Rachel 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 develops a creative, supportive fellowship, and expands concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church. Fellowship and service activities include: the Annual Fair, the Church Thrift Shop, and supporting community ministries such as the Board of Child Care and the Methodist Home in Washington, D.C.

Meetings are held in Fellowship Hall on the First Tuesday of each month at 10:30 a.m., followed by a luncheon. Please contact Katie Whitley (301) 587-6339 or Margaret Madert (301-588-4858)  for more information.

Silver Spring UMC’s Men’s Group


Our men’s ministry at SSUMC is currently re-forming. Stay tuned for information about regularly scheduled group discussions, service project work, and fellowship events. To be added to the email list, email Jen at [email protected].