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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. […]

Buy a Yard Sign for Inclusion

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Show your support for inclusion by purchasing a yard sign that declares: Each sign is $20; extra proceeds will go to Justice for Our Neighbors. Buy online or from the church office during business hours.  For information contact Laurie Swain at 301-587-1215.  

Fall Messenger Newsletter is Here!

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The Fall edition of the Messenger newsletter is here. Download it now! Included in this edition is: Perspectives on Racial Justice and Racial Reconciliation: Finding Common Ground, by Norman Brown Exciting changes coming to Arleeta’s Pantry this October, by Lisa Middleton Reconciling Ministries updates, by Rev. Michele Johns Strengthening Relationships to God through VBS, by Julia Park, VBS […]

Vacation Bible School

by Julia Park

Although Vacation Bible School seems like ages ago, it has only been about 6 weeks since the sanctuary of Silver Spring United Methodist Church was filled with energetic young children all dressed in brightly colored shirts, eager to learn God’s word. This year’s theme was “Surf Shack,” which fit nicely with the start of summer. […]