Events

While COVID numbers remain high in our area, all of our events and groups are meeting virtually, using Zoom, Facebook Live, and YouTube. If you would like help learning to use Zoom, contact our Communications Director, Ryan Hennesy for assistance.


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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 and YouTube channel. 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.


Children’s 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. Click here to check out the lessons posted each week that can be completed on your schedule. 


Adult Sunday School: Join the 11th Hour Bible Study, currently studying Acts, led by Reid Reininger on Sundays at 11:15am. Newcomers welcome at any time. Contact Reid to receive the weekly email discussion topics and questions.

Join Zoom Meeting: Click the Zoom Link Here
Meeting ID: 840 4304 5982
Password: grounded
Phone in: +1 301 715 8592


UMYF: Our life is full of change and challenge, and our youth ministry is no exception. After a necessary break from Zoom, our MYF is ready to resume with new and creative programming. Rev. Lee and the team of counselors have been working hard, with input from the youth themselves, to keep MYF as interesting, fun, and meaningful for our youth as it ever was. We are meeting weekly on Zoom, 6-7:15pm. 

Join Zoom Meeting: Click the Zoom Link Here
Meeting ID: 928 0144 8915
Password: love

Morning Prayer: Join with a group of loving and welcoming Christians for a short time of morning prayer every weekday at 8am, led by Chip Graber and other group members. We read a scripture, share joys and concerns, and end with a blessing. Call or video in, whichever you prefer!

Join Zoom Meeting: Click the Zoom Link Here
Meeting ID: 817 7235 1489
Password: grounded
Phone in: +1 301 715 8592 


You’re invited to attend 1 or all of the workshops in our Grounded in Art workshop series. Each workshop will be held on Mondays at 7:30pm, and will help us connect more deeply with the themes of the Lenten season.

Our very own Rev. Ron and Chris Dillard will be sharing their gifts of photography and song, and April Doss will be leading us through an interactive workshop on creative writing. We are especially thrilled to welcome guest artist, Rev. Martina Efodzi, who will lead a 2-part painting workshop entitled “This is My Story, This is My Song!” based on Matthew 4:1-11. If you would like to pick up a supply kit for Rev. Efodzi’s painting workshops, make sure to check “Yes!” on the form when you sign up online.

Photography & Song: February 22 & March 1 – Rev. Ron Foster & Chris Dillard
Painting & Story: March 8 & 15 – Rev. Martina Efodzi 
Creative Writing: March 22 – April Doss

Join Zoom Meeting: Click the Zoom Link Here
Meeting ID: 847 5161 2810
Password: grounded


The Women’s Bible Study led by Brenda Shields meets at 8pm on Monday nights on Zoom. Email Brenda for current Zoom meeting information.


Church Council and the Committees that lead our church (including Worship, Missions, Intentional Faith Development, Finance, Trustees, and Staff-Parish Relationships Committee) meet on the 2nd Monday of each month. All of these are open meetings, with the exception of SPRC. Email Church Council Chair Heather Kraus for Zoom meeting information if you’d like to attend.

 

Sacred Worth Support Meeting: Sacred Worth is a place of support and holy conversation for LGBTQ persons, family members, allies and friends. All are always welcome.

Join Zoom Meeting: Click the Zoom Link Here
Meeting ID: 896 3959 0690
Password: goodness


Faith & Race Group: To explore faith and race on your own, check out the Faith & Race Resource page, where we are always adding more books, articles, and videos.

Join Zoom Meeting: Click the Zoom Link Here
Meeting ID: 886 9387 4588
Password: faithful

We come hungry to the season of Lent — hungry for words of life, rituals of preparation, disciplines to help us on our way. Rev. Lee will be leading a study of Walking in the Wilderness by UMC Deacon Beth Richardson on Wednesday nights on Zoom starting February 24, 7:30pm. The study will include daily meditations that feature a quote, scripture, and commentary. Each day’s readings will invite you to pause and connect with God in these challenging times. Sign up online.

Join Zoom Meeting: Click the Zoom Link Here
Meeting ID: 941 7280 1852
Password: grounded


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

Moms Connect is an open chance for moms to connect with each other for conversation and support in a no-pressure environment. This winter, you’ll discover strength and freedom for each day as you create new habits of self-talk based on biblical truth. We’ll look at common self-talk phrases such as, “I’m not a good enough mom. I’m doing something wrong if my kids aren’t happy.”

Meeting Dates: 1st & 3rd Thursdays (1/7, 1/21, 2/4, 2/18, 3/4, 3/18)
Join Zoom Meeting: Click the Zoom Link here
Meeting ID: 829 0731 7996
Password: Moms


The Task Force that makes decisions about COVID safety and protocols for our church meets on Thursdays at 7pm, on a monthly and as-needed basis. Contact chair Gaines Johnston if you have input or would like to attend. 

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