Please check out this list to get acquainted with the types of classes and groups we offer for adults here at Silver Spring UMC. For more information about our 6 week all-church study starting September 24, please visit the Unbinding Your Heart page. After November 4, our groups will more closely resemble the list 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. For Summer 2018, the group is studying justice in the new testament and using Cokesbury’s Adult Sunday School curriculum. Contact Neil Hindman (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions, or just drop in sometime!
Monday Night Study Group
Early morning class
This group meets on Wednesday 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 email@example.com
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. Fall 2019 will introduce new programming! Contact Jen Kidwell at firstname.lastname@example.org, Juli Taylor at email@example.com or Gladys Baxley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 LGBTQIA+ siblings in Christ and how to be good allies. Contact Rev. Michele Johns email@example.com.
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 while the kiddos hang out in the nursery. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 includes 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 (email@example.com).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.