Mother’s Day Fundraiser for Children and Family Ministries

Support our Children and Family Ministries programs by making a donation of $5 (OR more) in honor of, or in memory of, a loved one for Mother’s Day.  All names will be printed in the Mother’s Day bulletin on Sunday, May 8, 2022.  You can fill out the form below and pay online, bring your payment to church, Sunday May 1, 2022 at the 11 a.m. service or mail a check.

Outdoor VBS 2022

Monday, June 20 – Thursday, June 23 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m

Friday, June 24 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Family Celebration

Ages 5 through 6 th Grades

Ready to cook up some fun? Join us this Summer for a different kind of VBS. We are going to have a Food Truck Party where the children will have some fun, fun, fun! Food Truck Party invites children to pray as Jesus teaches us in Matthew 6:11; “Give us this day our daily bread.” These words serve as a reminder that everything we have comes from God and meets our needs. Through stories in both the Old and New Testaments, Food Truck Party opens the children’s eyes to the countless ways God provides, loves, and cares for us.
Food Truck Party will be held Monday, June 20 – Thursday, June 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for ages 5 through 6th grades. We will not meet during the day on Friday, June 24. On that day, we are inviting all the families to join us from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. for a Food Truck Party Family Celebration with actual food trucks!!!!

Registration begins April 1, 2022. Register your child early as space is limited this year.

Note:  At this time, masks are required.  We will re-evaluate once we get closer to the date.

Holy Thursday Soup Potluck

Please join us Thursday, April 14, in the fellowship hall at 5:30pm before our Holy Thursday Communion Service, for soup potluck meal.  If you would like to prepare a soup for the potluck please click here to sign up below. We hope you will continue your fellowship time with us at our 7pm Communion Service.  

A tag will be created to help people with dietary restrictions.

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  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 Meeting ID: 832 9815 8902 Password: 852791 Contact: Neil Hindman (

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: Meeting ID: 825 5433 3137 Passcode: 8900 Contact: Dan Sherk (

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 Meeting ID: 663 511 170 Password: 8900 Contact: Mary Kautz (

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 Meeting ID: 826 7555 6889 Password: 8900 Contact Kathy Barden (

Update! Christmas Eve Worship 4pm & 9pm Live Stream ONLY


Dear Friends, 

Christmas is just around the corner, but COVID cases are on the rise in our community. After consulting with our Re-Entry Team, staff, and healthcare professionals, we believe that the safest course of action is to worship virtually for Christmas Eve. I know that for some of you this is a deep disappointment. But Silver Spring UMC has always placed the well-being of our neighbors above our own interests, and this is another opportunity to live out that commitment.

So, to be clear, our Christmas Eve services will be VIRTUAL ONLY. The services will still be live streamed from the sanctuary, but there will not be a congregation. We invite you to participate from the comfort of your homes for one of these two service options.

Our 4 p.m. service will be specially geared toward families with younger children, including carols that will be more familiar to them and the Christmas story in language that they can understand. Families will likely want to have a candle or glow sticks on hand to use as we celebrate the light of Jesus Christ.

Our 9 p.m. service is a traditional service of carols and Communion. For this service, you’ll want to have juice and bread (or an equivalent) on hand to serve as the Body and Blood of Christ for the Lord’s Supper. You’ll also want to have a candle nearby to light as we sing “Silent Night.”

Both services will be livestreamed to our YouTube channel ( and Facebook page ( thanks to Buzz365 Media. We are thankful for their help to make this streaming worship experience possible!

On Sunday, December 26th, we will have a single worship service at 10 a.m. via Zoom. You can log into the service here. The Zoom will also stream to our Facebook page.

I look forward to joining with you as we celebrate Christmas wherever we are on Friday evening!

Rev. Alex