Adult Groups

Monday Night Study Group (Mondays, 7-8 p.m.)

Though currently meeting via Zoom, during the school year this group meets from 7-9 p.m. in the Parlor (across from the sanctuary), and they always have tasty snacks for those who can’t get dinner before class. Contact Dan Sherk to be added to the email list.  Starting in mid-September 2021, Rev. Katherine Brown will be leading a 7-week adaptation of her seminary course, “Bodies, Books, and God,” about the biblical stories of encountering God and how our modern understandings of the Bible as a text sometimes get in the way encountering God in materials, embodied ways. All are welcome! Click here to join the Zoom, or call +1 (301) 715-8592 and use meeting ID 825 5433 3137 and passcode 8900.

“Monday School” Class (Mondays, 7-8 p.m.)

This class is an ongoing class that typically meets in the library, 9-9:45am during the summer and 9:45-10:45am during the school year. The group is studying the Gospels. Contact Neil Hindman ( with any questions, or just drop in sometime! During the pandemic, they have been meeting on Monday evenings and have been studying the gospels. Click here to join the Zoom, or call +1 (301) 715-8592 and use meeting ID 897 6661 7894 and passcode 8900.

Wonderful Wednesdays

Though currently meeting via Zoom due to the pandemic, this group normally meets Wednesday mornings from 7-8 a.m. at the Tastee diner to share prayer and discussion time. Sometimes, they read books like Gratitude (Diana Butler Bass), sometimes they share and pray together, sometimes they do a morning devotion, and sometimes they engage in more traditional Bible study. Currently, they meet via Zoom and are focusing on study the Upper Room devotions and reflection each week. Email Mary Kautz at to be connected to this group. Click here to join the Zoom, or call +1 (301) 715-8592 and use meeting ID 663 511 170 and passcode 8900.

Women’s Bible Study

During the school year, this small group meets Thursday mornings, 10-11 am in the Parlor at our Downtown location. We do a series of short-term studies, alternating between Biblical and topical. Come join us! Contact Jen Kidwell at with questions. We are currently meeting on Zoom.

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.