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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

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, […]