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Holy Week in Slow-mo

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This year for Lent we will be journeying through Holy Week in Slow-Mo. We will spend the entirety of Lent walking through the many deep and rich stories of Holy Week. This means that March 1 will be Palm Sunday. And April 5 we will mark the Crucifixion. We will still have regular Holy Week […]

SSUMC in-person events canceled until April 30, 2020

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Jesus shared with us that the greatest commandment is to “love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind…And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 22:36-39).  As we face an unprecedented situation as a community, country, and world, […]

Vacation Bible School 2020

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SIGN UP FOR FREE VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL TODAY! For Children ages 4 (by June 1st and fully potty trained) to 6th Grade. North Castle is hidden in a frozen land. The King’s valiant Knights are on a quest in search of the King’s Armor. But the armor isn’t what they think it is. Knights of […]

Bystander Intervention Training a Success!

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We welcomed 50 participants in February to a bystander intervention training where church members and community members learned how to de-escalate situations of conflict and how to stand with vulnerable people in difficult situations. Thanks to all who came out to learn these important skills that help make all of God’s children and our communities […]

Confirmation Class 2020

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Our confirmands began their work for the semester in January and I invite you to pray for and with them as they go through this journey. We are part way through our meetings and it is such a gift to see them putting together their vision of faith and asking the questions that come from […]

2020 Rock retreat recap

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We had a great time at the ROCK retreat this year. Late nights, junk food, some mandatory vegetables, and lotsa Jesus talk. These kiddos take the love of Jesus seriously, y’all and have their own ideas about the Kingdom of God. Be proud! I am.

Holy Week at SSUMC

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Please join us for special services this week! Maundy Thursday: meal at 6:45pm (Fellowship Hall) and service at 7:30pm (Chapel). There will be opportunities to reflect on the story of the Last Supper and to share communion together. Good Friday: Brahms Requiem with Scripture readings and prayer at 7:30. Easter Sunday: 6:30am – Sunrise communion […]

Equity Initiatives Unit (EIU) Proposed Budget Cuts Is a Justice Issue

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On February 13, the Board of Education of Montgomery County Public Schools will hold a public hearing and take tentative action on the proposed operating budget.  This budget includes a dramatic cut in the Equity Initiatives Unit (EIU). You can read more about the EIU’s important work here:  http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/clusteradmin/equity/ You can read more about the Study Circles […]

Our Commitment to LGBTQIA+ Full Inclusion in the United Methodist Church

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For many years reconciling UMCs like ours have fought to change the harmful language in the Book of Discipline of the UMC. We continue the fight for full inclusion of our LGBTQIA+ siblings in Christ–in ordination, in marriage, and in general principle as beloved children of God. Right now there is a special commission called […]

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 […]