Please join us Thursday, April 14, in the fellowship hall at 5:30pm before our Holy Thursday Communion Service, for soup potluck meal. If you would like to prepare a soup for the potluck please click here to sign up below. We hope you will continue your fellowship time with us at our 7pm Communion Service.
It’s back!! Mark your calendars for our Outdoor Easter Eggstravaganza !
Saturday, April 9 @ 10 a.m. in the back parking lot
Crafts, Face Painting, Photo Op and an Easter Egg Hunt
Volunteers are needed to help set up, work the craft tables, and hide eggs. Please contact Ms. Marie if you are available at email@example.com. Youth get SSL hours.
Due to the rising rates of COVID in our area, we shifted back to virtual-only worship at Christmas Eve. We’ll be continuing to have just one service of worship (on Zoom at 10 a.m.) through at least January 30th. Check the church calendar for information about how this change affects small groups and other ministries. Please keep our congregation in prayer, along with those who are sick and the doctors, nurses, technicians, and others who are working to heal people’s bodies from COVID-19.
Join any of our small group studies and grow a deeper relationship with God in 2022!
Join via zoom links below or, dial by phone: 1-301-715-8592 with the meeting ID “Monday School”
“Monday School” Adult Bible Study – Starts Jan 3, 7:00pm-8:00pm A detailed study of the Gospel of John Join Zoom meeting https://zoom.us/j/83298158902 Meeting ID: 832 9815 8902 Password: 852791 Contact: Neil Hindman (Nhindman@aol.com)
Monday Night Group – Starts Jan 10, 7:00pm-9:00pm Reading and discussion of Engaging the Word: The New Testament and the Christian Believer by Jaime Clark-Soles, available for purchase online. Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/82554333137 Meeting ID: 825 5433 3137 Passcode: 8900 Contact: Dan Sherk (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wonder-Full Wednesdays – Starts Jan 5, 7:00am-8:00am A discussion of Upper Room scripture and how it applies to our discipleship journey. Copies available at SSUMC or visit The Upper Room Online. Join Zoom meeting https://zoom.us/j/663511170 Meeting ID: 663 511 170 Password: 8900 Contact: Mary Kautz (email@example.com)
Thursday Women’s Bible Study – Starts Jan 6, 10:00am-11:00am A discussion of Rachel Held Evan’s new book, Wholehearted Faith available for purchase online. Join Zoom meeting https://zoom.us/j/82675556889 Meeting ID: 826 7555 6889 Password: 8900 Contact Kathy Barden (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Celebrate Christmas with us at Silver Spring UMC ! Experience the joy, hope and love of the story of the birth of Jesus. God’s love is born among us! ALL ARE WELCOME!
Family Christmas Service 4pm Dec 24 – Kid-Friendly Service
Traditional Christmas 9pm Dec 24 – Candlelight, Communion, Carols
Come for Worship, Stay for Fellowship!
November 21, join us at 11:00 for the worship service, and then move to the back parking lot for food trucks – no charge! – (including food options for kids), games, music, and fellowship! The entire community is invited, along with our tenants. Along the way, you can find out more about the work of our Racial Justice Ministries group and make a donation for our Thanksgiving Food Drive (gift cards for Target, Giant, and Safeway). In order to maintain COVID safety, this can only be an outdoor event; so it is definitely “weather permitting.” But we’re praying for a chance to have a great time together! Again, that’s worship at 11:00 and the fellowship time will follow at 12:15!
The 2021 Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference begins today, October 25 and runs through Wednesday, October 27. You can find out more and follow all the happenings through the Conference website.
As a congregation, we are especially following the path of a resolution before the conference to support the “Protocol of Reconciliation and Grace through Separation.” This resolution voices the Annual Conference’s support for a framework that would allow the United Methodist Church to divide into a traditionalist branch and one or more moderate/progressive branches with congregations keeping their property. This proposed separation, in turn, is the result of the UMC’s inability to come to an agreement regarding the full inclusion of LGBTQ+ persons in the life of the church, including marriage and ordination. As a Reconciling Congregation, we support that full inclusion, and we long for the denomination that we are a part of to be of one mind on this critical issue.
Following the conclusion of the session, we’ll be sharing updates on the actions of the Annual Conference and how they might shape our ministry moving forward. In the meantime, please be in prayer for this important gathering of our larger church family!