In the Fall of 2018, we tackled our first all-church study in a while. We had great participation and a full 10 groups convened for 6 weeks to talk about prayer, deepening connections with each other, and evangelism. Stay tuned for future all-church studies, but generally speaking, the groups we offer are some combination of those listed below:
Adult Sunday School Class
This class is an ongoing class that meets in the library, 9-9:45am during the summer and 9:45-10:45am during the school year. The group is currently reading the book, “When bad things happen to good people.” Contact Neil Hindman (email@example.com) with any questions, or just drop in sometime!
Monday Night Study Group
Early morning class
This group meets on Wednesday or Thursday mornings during liturgical seasons a few times per year from 7-8am in the Blue room, and typically studies the sermon text for the following week. For more information contact Rev. Katherine at firstname.lastname@example.org
Racial Reconciliation Workshops
We will be hosting Racial Reconciliation Workshops on the third Sundays after the 11am service, starting in September. This group used the text “Roadmap to Reconciliation” by Rev. Brenda Salter McNeil to reflect theologically about reconciliation and how people can use the tools of our faith tradition to help heal broken relationships and systems. Contact Jen Kidwell at email@example.com, Juli Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or Gladys Baxley at email@example.com.
This group meets on the second Sunday of the month after the 11am worship service to discuss important issues relevant to how to support our LGBTQ+ siblings in Christ and how to be good allies. Contact Rev. Michele Johns firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women’s Bible Study
Mid-week Parenting Group
Calling parents of young children! Bring your kids (or not!) and enjoy some informal conversation time with grownups. This group meets up at homes and parks around town. It doesn’t matter if you’re home with them for a day, a season, or for the long term! This is a great time to meet other parents at the church, to share tips, and recharge your care-taking batteries. This group meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month from 9:30-11am. Contact Jen Kidwell at email@example.com for more information.
This group met on Wednesday evenings during the 2017-2018 school year. Our seminary intern led this group on this 24 week journey through the Bible. It’s not as daunting as you think! The class included short daily readings from scripture and is a great opportunity to dig more deeply into the Bible and develop relationships with other group members. If you’re interested in this style of class, contact Jen Kidwell (firstname.lastname@example.org).
TED and Theology – Online Class
New Members Class
Silver Spring United Methodist Women
UMW is a community of Methodist women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ. UMW meets from time to time for programs featuring engaging speakers, and members often assist in running the Thrift Shop ministries on Thursdays.
Please contact Katie Whitley (301) 587-6339 for more information.
SSUMC 101 series
These classes are scheduled from time to time to focus on introductory topics. Classes will be great refreshers for veteran church members as well! Stay tuned for classes about Methodism, the Bible, and Discipleship!
Silver Spring UMC’s Men’s Group
Come, meet, and fellowship with other SSUMC men of different age groups and life experiences. Join us as we think through contemporary topics, read books of shared interest, and consider what it means to be faithful and thoughtful Christian men. Stay tuned for other volunteer and fellowship events throughout the year, such a church work days or outside gatherings.
To be added to the email list, email Aaron Sathyanasen at email@example.com.