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Sacred Ground and SSUMC

by wpadmin

I know my calling to a caring for creation ministry for SSUMC is kind of an outlier.  I will testify a bit to my experience. In 2004, our churches merged. I had been teaching the youth and doing a small garden at Marvin Memorial.  I had discovered a set of plants that attracted butterflies there […]

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

by wpadmin

Mental health and spiritual health are tightly connected.  Faith can be a source of grounding and strength, hope and grace. But we also sometimes need mental health support, especially during chaotic times like these.  Asking for and seeking help are signs of strength.  Here is a list of information and resources.  Many of these resources […]

SSUMC Youth – Fall 2020

by wpadmin

As frustrating as it is to have to move so much of our lives into a virtual space, I am really looking forward to the SSUMC youth programming for this year. We kick off on September 13th! All youth ages 6th-12th grade are invited to join in a weekly zoom on Sundays from 5-6pm. We’ll […]

Fall 2020 Small group preview

by wpadmin

It already feels like 2020 has existed at every possible extreme, and with a one-of-a-kind Fall ahead, its surprises are probably not over. It feels like the year has passed quickly and moved slowly, all at the same time. As we dive back into the time of year when more traditional programming kicks-off, SSUMC small […]

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: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81965527944?pwd=MUhDNFRENERuUnpadXRJNC9UWWRXUT09 Meeting ID: 819 6552 7944 Passcode: 8900 Phone number: 1 301 715 8592 As of the morning of […]

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 […]