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40 Days of Decrease: Week 6 – March 14-19

by Rev. Joey Heath

Week Six: Day Twenty-Nine – March 14 Scripture – John 19:7-16 Fast of the Day – Intimidation What do you fear? Being misunderstood or misrepresented? Being unwanted or unneeded? Illness or injury? Today, fast from intimidation by not letting fear bully you. When you feel the presence of fear, acknowledge it, say a pray, and […]

Volunteers in Mission: Haiti 2016

by wpadmin

From March 28-April 3, 15 youth and adults from Silver Spring UMC will travel to Merger, Haiti to work in partnership with the Institute of Grace primary school, clinic and pastor’s training school. On Sunday, March 13th, we will collect a special offering at both worship services to help pay for the projects that the […]

40 Days of Decrease: Week 5 – March 7-12

by Rev. Joey Heath

Week Five: Day Twenty-Three – March 7 Scripture – John 18:15-18 Fast of the Day – Armchair Jesus Today, fast from the images of an armchair Jesus, one who critiques the game but is not a player. Jesus is so much more than one aloofly watching us. Jesus is not offering hypothetical armchair advice, he […]

Holy Week Services & Activities

by wpadmin

Community Easter Crafts & Egg Hunt, Saturday March 19 10-11:30 AM in the Fellowship Hall. Crafts and fun for all ages, with an Easter egg hunt in the Woodside Park. Palm Sunday Worship – March 20 “Beginnings” Services at 8:00 AM and 9:30 AM in the Chapel. Traditional Worship at 11:00 AM in the Sanctuary. […]

40 Days of Decrease – Week Four

by Rev. Joey Heath

Week Four: Feb. 29 – March 5 Day Seventeen: February 29 Scripture – John 16:17-33 Fast of the Day – Apathy Apathy can be defined as an emotional disconnect from life and suffering. Apathy can be seen all around us, from the disconnect between clothes we buy that are manufactured in sweat shop conditions to […]

40 Days of Decrease – Week Three

by Rev. Joey Heath

Week Three: Day Eleven: February 22 Scripture – John 14:1-14 Fast of the Day – Religious Profiling Today spend some time reflecting on stereotypes and groupings. Is there any part of your life where you underestimate another or lump together everyone who is _ _ _ _ ? God has created a beautiful and diverse […]

40 Days of Decrease – Week Two

by Rev. Joey Heath

Week Two: Feb 15-20 Day Five: February 15 Scripture – John 12:37-43 Fast of the Day – Tidy Faith Today let your faith be messy. Fast tidying it up to make it more tame, and meditate upon Jesus’ peaceful response to John’s uncertainty. Day Six – February 16 Scripture – John 12:44-50 Fast of the […]

40 Days of Decrease – Week One

by Rev. Joey Heath

Week One: Feb. 10-13 (Sundays are a free day) Day One – February 10 (Ash Wednesday) Scripture – John 12:1-11 Fast of the Day – Lent as a Project Instead of looking at Lent this year as in terms of project evaluation like “I did ok”, “I totally failed”, or “I made it two weeks” […]

Winter Messenger is Here!

by wpadmin

Download the 2015 Winter Messenger When God Comes Near: New Beginning By Rev. Joey Heath Advent is the season of preparation for the reality of God in our midst, God who came near to us, Christ born divine and yet one of us. In this season, we begin anew the journey to Bethlehem and to […]

2nd week of Advent — “For He Has Looked with Favor”

by Wendy Hudgins

by Ann McCulloch It probably isn’t too surprising that, as I was raised Catholic, Mary has been a source of inspiration. Her acceptance of God’s will, her persistent faith despite unbelievable circumstance, renders me awestruck, perhaps because my own faith falls short. I’m reluctant to trust in that whole and complete way, though I’m working […]