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Rev. Angela Flanagan announced as new Lead Pastor

by wpadmin

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, […]

New mission redefines a church

by wpadmin

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. […]

Vacation Bible School Photos

by Julia Park

In order to go along with the story that was written about the week at VBS, we are sharing some photos that were taken throughout the week. We hope that these photos capture the joy and wonder that was present in the faces of the children throughout the entire ministry.  

Summer Messenger is Here!

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The Summer edition of our Messenger newsletter is here! Included in this issue: Buildings Make a Difference: How investments in facilities are furthering our mission to feed all people–body, mind, and soul–so no one goes hungry. Saying Goodbye, by Rev. Joey Heath, Associate Pastor Take Nothing for Granted: My Service in Haiti, by Nora Meeks Imagine No […]

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 […]