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A reflection on “Raising White Kids”

by wpadmin

Thanks, Aaron, for sharing part of your experience reading Jennifer Harvey’s Raising White Kids as part of an SSUMC discussion group. May our commitment to the work of disrupting racism with our voices, our actions, and our parenting continue.

Virtual Hugfest for Rev. Angela and her family

by wpadmin

Dear all: Please join us on Sunday, August 16, from 2:00-2:45 pm for the Virtual Hug Fest for Rev. Angela as we celebrate her ministry and wish her well in her transition. Here’s the zoom link: Meeting ID: 819 6552 7944 Passcode: 8900 Phone number: 1 301 715 8592 Shh!… It’s a secret (at […]

July 26, 2020 Sunday Worship Service

by wpadmin

Friends, please join us in worship – even if you weren’t able to join us for the virtual service this morning. The service includes an important announcement from Rev. Angela and the SPRC, as well as a beautiful reflection on the radical and inescapable love of God.

Welcoming Rev. Alex on September 1

by wpadmin

Beloved friends, more information about how to celebrate and support Rev. Angela Wells and how to welcome our new lead pastor, Rev. Alex Tracy will be available in coming weeks. In the meantime, Rev. Alex has provided this short bio as our first means of introduction. He will begin as our new lead pastor on […]

SSUMC’s continued commitment to anti-racist advocacy

by wpadmin

SSUMC is supporting all ministry areas in revitalizing and recommitting to our work of anti-racism. We are a congregation of people in different places on our anti-racism walks. We embrace our multi-racial community with awareness of the complexity it brings to doing this work well. We honor the suffering and stories and need to rest […]

Look for the helpers

by wpadmin

Mr. Rogers rarely steers us wrong. During times when pandemics rage and tragedy strikes, he reminds us to “look for the helpers.” While SSUMC food ministries look very different now than they did back in February, we are so proud of the partnerships we have cultivated with community leaders who have organized volunteers to grocery […]

Service of Lament and Repentance

by wpadmin

This a recording from a service on July 1, 2020. It’s a powerful service, and we encourage you to revisit it, to sit with the stories shared by our siblings in Christ, and to recommit to participating in the work of building God’s Kin-dom.

Talking About Race and Racism With Children

by Marie Matthews

Several parents have asked how to talk to children about the protests and the death of George Floyd. Below is a blog post by Wendy Claire Barrie and resources that might be a starting place. Conversations about race are often difficult and never perfect. However, informed by our faith, we must commit to educating ourselves, […]

Pentecost video

by wpadmin

Enjoy this beautiful video featuring 60 of your SSUMC family as we retell and celebrate the story of Pentecost. May the stirring of the spirit move you closer to God, to God’s community, and to God’s justice, this and every day. WATCH VIDEO HERE