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New Prayer Shawl Ministry!

by wpadmin

Do you knit, crochet, or think this is the time to learn via YouTube?  In the recent Messenger, on page 19, we shared information about this new ministry and invited you to an info session on May 3.  With all that is going on now, we have decided to invite you all to be a […]

Holy Week in Slow-mo

by wpadmin

This year for Lent we will be journeying through Holy Week in Slow-Mo. We will spend the entirety of Lent walking through the many deep and rich stories of Holy Week. This means that March 1 will be Palm Sunday. And April 5 we will mark the Crucifixion. We will still have regular Holy Week […]

SSUMC in-person events canceled until April 30, 2020

by wpadmin

Jesus shared with us that the greatest commandment is to “love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind…And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 22:36-39).  As we face an unprecedented situation as a community, country, and world, […]

Vacation Bible School 2020

by wpadmin

SIGN UP FOR FREE VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL TODAY! For Children ages 4 (by June 1st and fully potty trained) to 6th Grade. North Castle is hidden in a frozen land. The King’s valiant Knights are on a quest in search of the King’s Armor. But the armor isn’t what they think it is. Knights of […]

Bystander Intervention Training a Success!

by wpadmin

We welcomed 50 participants in February to a bystander intervention training where church members and community members learned how to de-escalate situations of conflict and how to stand with vulnerable people in difficult situations. Thanks to all who came out to learn these important skills that help make all of God’s children and our communities […]

Confirmation Class 2020

by wpadmin

Our confirmands began their work for the semester in January and I invite you to pray for and with them as they go through this journey. We are part way through our meetings and it is such a gift to see them putting together their vision of faith and asking the questions that come from […]

2020 Rock retreat recap

by wpadmin

We had a great time at the ROCK retreat this year. Late nights, junk food, some mandatory vegetables, and lotsa Jesus talk. These kiddos take the love of Jesus seriously, y’all and have their own ideas about the Kingdom of God. Be proud! I am.

Bishop Rules LGBTQIA+ Candidates Not Eligible for Ordination

by Admin

On Sunday, June 3 the following statement was read in worship: This past week, the Baltimore Washington Annual Conference held its annual meeting in Baltimore. Rev. Angela, Rev. Michele, Rev. Katherine, Rev. Evelyn were all present as voting clergy members and Suzanne and Bob Browning were present to represent SSUMC as voting lay members to […]

Holy Week at SSUMC

by wpadmin

Please join us for special services this week! Maundy Thursday: meal at 6:45pm (Fellowship Hall) and service at 7:30pm (Chapel). There will be opportunities to reflect on the story of the Last Supper and to share communion together. Good Friday: Brahms Requiem with Scripture readings and prayer at 7:30. Easter Sunday: 6:30am – Sunrise communion […]

The Winter Messenger Is Here!

by Admin

The Winter edition of the Messenger newsletter is here. Download it now! Included in this edition is: Learn about Lenten & Easter Opportunities this Year Meet Our New Director of Operations, Andrew Kirkland Support the Silent Auction and Potluck Fundraiser Get an Update about the Four Corners Mission and Outreach Center Read about Volunteering for Vacation […]