Easter Eggstravaganza-April 9

It’s back!!  Mark your calendars for our Outdoor Easter Eggstravaganza !

Saturday, April 9 @ 10 a.m. in the back parking lot

Crafts, Face Painting, Photo Op and an Easter Egg Hunt

Volunteers are needed to help set up, work the craft tables, and hide  eggs.  Please contact Ms. Marie if you are available at mmatthews@silverspringumc.org.  Youth get SSL hours.

Join a Small Group Study in 2022

Join any of our small group studies and grow a deeper relationship with God in 2022!

Join via zoom links below or, dial by phone: 1-301-715-8592 with the meeting ID “Monday School”

“Monday School” Adult Bible Study – Starts Jan 3, 7:00pm-8:00pm A detailed study of the Gospel of John Join Zoom meeting https://zoom.us/j/83298158902 Meeting ID: 832 9815 8902 Password: 852791 Contact: Neil Hindman (Nhindman@aol.com)

Monday Night Group – Starts Jan 10, 7:00pm-9:00pm Reading and discussion of Engaging the Word: The New Testament and the Christian Believer by Jaime Clark-Soles, available for purchase online. Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/82554333137 Meeting ID: 825 5433 3137 Passcode: 8900 Contact: Dan Sherk (drdsherk@gmail.com)

Wonder-Full Wednesdays – Starts Jan 5, 7:00am-8:00am A discussion of Upper Room scripture and how it applies to our discipleship journey. Copies available at SSUMC or visit The Upper Room Online. Join Zoom meeting https://zoom.us/j/663511170 Meeting ID: 663 511 170 Password: 8900 Contact: Mary Kautz (mary.kautz@gmail.com)

Thursday Women’s Bible Study – Starts Jan 6, 10:00am-11:00am A discussion of Rachel Held Evan’s new book, Wholehearted Faith available for purchase online. Join Zoom meeting https://zoom.us/j/82675556889 Meeting ID: 826 7555 6889 Password: 8900 Contact Kathy Barden (kbbarden504@gmail.com)

View Manna Foods CEO, Jackie De Carlo’s Discussion with SSUMC’s Racial Justice Group

Jackie DeCarlo, CEO for Manna Foods, was the guest speaker at the October Racial Justice meeting.  Jackie discussed how Manna is seeking to address racial and social justice in eliminating food insecurity in our region.  The deep inequalities in food and other systems became even more apparent during these many months of the COVID pandemic.  To view the recording, click on this link Jackie DeCarlo speaks at SSUMC Racial Justice Meeting

Journey With Jesus

What does it look like to be a more faithful disciple? Not just someone who has a deep faith. Not just a trustworthy church volunteer. A disciple who is deeply connected to the community of faith, growing in their love of God, and transforming the world around them. I’m excited to share a new three-step discipleship-formation course that we’ll be offering on a regular basis. It’s called Journey With Jesus. As we look at the gospels, the church didn’t just happen. It started when Jesus called disciples to follow him, led and taught them by word and example, and then sent them out into the world in the power of the Holy Spirit to do the work of continuing and expanding his ministry. So Journey With Jesus is designed around three steps.

Step 1 is about connection to Jesus Christ through the congregation. It’s along the lines of what we used to call “new member classes.” If you’ve heard the call of Jesus to follow him, but you’re not sure what that might mean, this is where to start.

Step 2 is about growing in your faith through participating in small groups, classes, and ministries through the congregation. Think of this as the time the disciples spent traveling alongside Jesus, watching his ministry and learning from him.

Step 3 is about being sent out to make new disciples and transform the world. How can you be in ministry in your daily life in your home or work? Are you being called to start a new ministry that extends the life of this congregation in new ways? How do you take that step?

Journey with Jesus isn’t a class, and it’s not a ministry program. It’s a discipleship-formation process that can change your life and change the world.

Interested? Click here to find out more and take your next step!

– Rev. Alex