Most of us spend too much of our lives just living on the surface. But we believe that God calls us to something more, something deeper. There are all kinds of opportunities to connect with God and others in meaningful ways here at SPUMC. Studying the Bible together, talking about real issues of faith and life in relaxed settings, and building relationships for support and encouragement all combine to help you Follow in the Way of Jesus more faithfully.

Ways to Connect During the Coronavirus Crisis: Weekly Schedule

Online Worship LIVE: While the building is closed, the church will gather together every Sunday at 10am for music, prayer, and preaching through our Facebook page. You do not need to have a Facebook account to watch this live-streaming video, but those who are logged in will be able to interact with the pastors during worship by sharing prayers and more. Check out what’s coming this Sunday and print your own copy of the lyrics and scripture on our Online Worship page.

Hang around with us for a few minutes after worship on the first Sunday each month for a virtual cup of coffee and conversation with friends via Zoom. The link will go live about 7-8 minutes after we conclude our worship service. We had a good time and turnout for our first try so we’re back it. (Use link AND password below)
Click the Zoom Link Here
Meeting ID: 857 5429 0531
Password: JULYCB

Sunday School: From babies through youth, Sunday School is being offered online each week through videos and family activities/discussions, streamed at 9:30am on Sundays, before worship. Check out the lessons posted each week that can be completed on your schedule. Youth Sunday school will also meet via Zoom weekly at 9:30am. Follow the Sunday School link for the log-in info.

Adult Sunday School: Join a study led by Reid Reininger, Sundays at 11:30am.

Join Zoom Meeting: Click the Zoom Link Here
Meeting ID: 853 2456 3716
Password: 760249
Phone in: +1 301 715 8592

UMYF: In addition to our weekly online worship on Sunday’s at 10am, we have temporarily moved youth group to Zoom! Log in every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month at 7pm. Join on video or phone in, whichever you prefer:

  • All Zoom meetings must use the password: 760249
  • To join on the phone, call (301) 715-8592 and enter Meeting ID 423 431 724.
  • To join with video, download the Zoom app and then return here and Click the Zoom Link Here.

No need to create an account with Zoom or sign in – cal l or text Rev. Carissa (301-642-9729) for technical support.

Morning Prayer: Join one of our pastors for a short time of morning prayer every weekday at 8am. We’ll read a scripture, share joys and concerns, and end with a blessing. Call or video in, whichever you prefer!

  • Use the password: sparkumc
  • To join on the phone, call (301) 715-8592 and enter Meeting ID 879 4482 1848.
  • To join with video, download the Zoom app and then return here and Click the Zoom Link Here.

No need to create an account with Zoom or sign in – call Ryan (972-989-5089) for technical support.

Bible Study
Join one of our pastors every Tuesday at 7pm for Bible study.

  • Use the password: sparkumc
  • To join on the phone, call (301) 715-8592 and enter Meeting ID 890 0198 9520
  • To join with video, download the Zoom app and then return here and Click the Zoom Link Here.

No need to create an account with Zoom or sign in – call Rev. Carissa (301-642-9729) for technical support.

Sacred Worth Support Meeting: All are invited to join our Sacred Worth Group this coming Tuesday night, June 16 at 7pm. We’ll be having a conversation about sharing the stories of LGBTQ persons and families within our SPUMC family. Rev. Ron is also bringing a powerful new song to listen to and discuss. The Sacred Worth Group is a place of support and holy conversation for LGBTQ persons, family members, allies and friends. All are always welcome.

Zoom Link:
Meeting ID: 873 7554 3430
Password: 760249

Faith & Race Discussion Group: The Faith & Race Group will meet on Tuesday, June 23 at 7pm to discuss The Nickel Boys.

Zoom Link:
Meeting ID: 885 0639 3741
Password: 760249

Midweek Message: Keep an eye out as each Wednesday we’ll be posting a midweek video message from one of our pastors on our Facebook page.

Book Discussion Group: We will announce our Book Discussion for July soon! 

Zoom Link:
Meeting ID: 820 1161 6195
Password: sparkumc

Evensong Live: Members of our worship team will host an Online Evensong Worship, streamed on Facebook Live each Thursday at 7pm. Use this link to join in when the video goes live this coming Thursday.

Stay in the Loop: We’ll send out updates and announcements through this e-newsletter every Friday. Do you know someone who doesn’t receive this email? Encourage them to sign up and stay connected!

In More “Normal-non-Pandemic” Times

Children’s Ministry at Severna Park United Methodist Church we provide a wide variety of dynamic programs for children to learn about Jesus and to put what they have learned into action. We are committed to partnering with families to continue faith development at home. Children are welcomed into all aspects of church life, including worship! Find out more about Sunday School, VBS, and lots more.

Youth Ministry is one of the signature programs at SPUMC and we are blessed with a large group of committed and involved youth here. We offer teens a chance to explore and claim faith for themselves through our Sunday night United Methodist Youth Fellowship meetings, Sunday School classes, retreats, Confirmation and service projects. For the last 38 years, our youth have served families living in poverty as part of the Appalachia Service Project and the blessings flow both ways.

Young Adult Ministry is led by and for people in their 20s and 30s who want meaningful discussion, service opportunities, and deep friendships in a community of faith. Young adults at SPUMC are in many seasons of their lives, and are single, dating or married, with and without children, recent graduates and folks starting careers. Learn more about how to get involved in a small group with other young adults.

Adult Ministry takes on many forms at SPUMC. We have Sunday morning, weekday and evening  classes, bible studies, along with ongoing fellowship and missional groups for men, women, young adults, seniors and moms.  In the past, short-term offerings included Rev. Ron’s “God at the Movies,” Rev. Byron’s “A Year-long Intro to the Bible,”and Broadway Journey Through Lent small groups. Check out the Christian Education page for more information about current groups and studies.

Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, there is a place for you to connect and grow. Find out where you fit in here.

Connections Gatherings are held every couple of months on Sundays as an introduction to the mission and ministries of SPUMC. Whether you are new and just want to know more or you think you might want to join our congregation, you are welcome to come meet with our pastors, ask questions, and explore at your own pace. Check the events calendar for the next class date.