Top 5 @ SPUMC


#1 THIS IS HOME
Come see “This Is Home: A Refugee Story” on Sunday, January 27 at 4pm. This Sundance Festival award-winning film traces the difficult and heart-warming journey of four Syrian refugee families as they adjust to their new lives in Baltimore with the help of the International Rescue Committee. Special refreshments and a brief Q & A with Mari Verrecchia DeLonde from the IRC will follow. Invite a friend to join you!

#2 CONNECTIONS CLASS
We were snowed out this past week but we’re trying again! f you’re curious, want to learn more or maybe even ready to join our church then you are invited to a Connections Class on January 20 or 27 at 11am in the Parlor. Rev. Carissa will be on hand to share about our core mission, ways for you to get involved and to answer questions about SPUMC.  Childcare is provided. Rev. Ron will also be offering an alternative evening Connections Class on Wednesday, January 23 at 7pm in the Parlor. RSVP to Beth Frank if you’re planning to come or simply show up!

#3 FAITH & RACE BOOK GROUP
Come be part of an ongoing conversation led by Rev. Ron in the Parlor on January 22 at 7pm as we explore our next book, America’s Original Sin by Jim Wallis. Books are available in Fellowship Hall for perusal or purchase ($12). We meet the 4th Tuesdays of each month and you can come to one, some or all – no matter how much you have read (or not read!) of that month’s book.

#4 WAY FORWARD BIBLE STUDY
You are invited to be part of A Way Forward Through the Bible, a 4-week class taught by Rev. Ron & Rev. Byron on Wednesdays, 7pm beginning January 30. What does the Bible really say about homosexuality and how might it guide us through the current conversation in the UMC about LGBTQ inclusion? We’ll examine the filters that each of us bring to Scripture, the Bible in light of Jesus’s message and ministry, and texts that speak to this issue. Come open to share your perspectives and hear those of others. Sign up in Fellowship Hall or by emailing Rev. Byron. bbrought@severnaparkumc.org

#5 HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Are you looking to make a fresh start or head in some new directions in 2019? We can help! Our church is a community where, week by week, people discover new life in Christ and  individuals and families are equipped to live with purpose and joy. We offer energizing worship, authentic community, stimulating classes for all ages and lots of opportunities for you to serve others in hands-on ways. Want to know more? We’d love to talk with you about taking your next steps. Contact Rev. Ron or Rev. Carissa to plan yours!