Woodside United Methodist Church

8900 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Sunday Worship 11:00 AM, (301) 587-1215

Part of the Silver Spring Cooperative Parish with
Marvin Memorial United Methodist Church

Announcements

Apr. 17, 2014

2014 Vacation Bible School!

Apr. 17, 2014

Join us for our "VBS PALOOZA"!  We have taken the best from our previous Vacation Bible Schools and put it all together to make one giant, PALOOZA CELEBRATION! The fun starts June 16 - 20, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. daily, for ages 3 (fully potty trained) - 6th grade. Registration begins online May 1, 2014. For questions, contact Mari... more


Mar. 19, 2014

Charge Conference on May 13

Mar. 19, 2014

We will have a called Charge Conference on Tuesday May 13th at 7 pm to vote in our new leaders to serve on the Administrative Board, Council on Ministries and Lay Leadership Development Team. All members of Silver Spring UMC please plan to attend. ... more


Mar. 17, 2014

2014 Vacation Bible School

Mar. 17, 2014

The planning has already begun and we are so excited and looking forward to our 2014 VBS.  At this time, we are waiting for Montgomery County Public Schools to make a decision on the inclement weather days and whether school will be extended another week.  Their decision may affect our week of VBS.  Please check back for an update o... more


Mar. 4, 2014

Silent Auction and Potluck

Mar. 4, 2014

Are you tired of the cold, ice and snow? Then join us on Sunday, March 23, 2014 in Fellowship Hall at the Downtown Campus (Woodside) from 12:15pm to 1:45 pm for a little SPLASH OF SUMMER!!  It's time for our Annual Silent Auction and Potluck Fundraiser! Please bring a main dish or side to share.....a special summer dessert will be provided... more


Dec. 3, 2013

Worship Schedule this Winter

Dec. 3, 2013

Sun, Dec. 1 9:30am Worship at Marvin Memorial (with Sunday School) 9:30am "Beginnings" Advent Worship Service at Woodside 11:00am Worship at Woodside (with Sunday School) Sun, Dec. 8 9:30am Worship at Marvin Memorial (with Sunday School) 9:30am "Beginnings" Advent Worship Service at Woodside 11:00am Worship at Woodside ... more


Nov. 19, 2013

How to Give After the Merger

Nov. 19, 2013

Confused about how the merger affects your giving? Your questions answered… I give using checks. Who do I make the checks out to? Until the end of 2013, continue to make checks payable to Woodside United Methodist Church or Marvin Memorial United Methodist Church. Starting in January 2014, please make all checks payable to: Silver Spring ... more


Oct. 16, 2013

Fall Messenger Newsletter Arrives!

Oct. 16, 2013

The fall 2013 edition of the Messenger church newsletter is here. Download a copy here.


Aug. 20, 2013

Thanks for Participating in Godís Backyard Bible Camp!

Aug. 20, 2013

It was such a joy to have so many children participate in “God’s Backyard Bible Camp”  this year. All of the children enjoyed the week and had fun.  Each day the children rotated to centers that included:  Bible storytelling, missions, music, games, and arts & crafts. The response to our mission projects, listed... more


Jun. 13, 2013

Read all about it! Summer newsletter arrives!

Jun. 13, 2013

The Summer Messenger newsletter is here, packed with articles from our pastors, congregation, and staff, all testifying to the great things God is doing in Silver Spring and around the world through Woodside and Marvin churches. Read about: Journey to Israel: Reflections on an interfaith journey to Israel and the importance of dialogue with ... more


Mar. 28, 2013

Holy Week Service Schedule

Mar. 28, 2013

Join us for these services and events during this Holy Week: 3/28 Maundy Thursday Service 6:30pm Potluck Dinner & Service (Woodside) 3/29 Good Friday Service of Music & Prayer 7:30pm Service (Woodside) Duruflé Requiem, Opus 9. Ecumenical Choir. Dr Nae Pearson, conducting. Mary Ann Willow, organ. Soloists: Audrey Tornblom, sop... more


Mar. 25, 2013

Arleeta's Pantry Featured in Documentary on Local Poverty

Mar. 25, 2013

Arleeta's Pantry, the parish's weekly distribution of food to hungry people in the Silver Spring community, was featured in a documentary produced by the Montgomery County Council. The 30 minute film, "The Bottom Line: The Unseen Montgomery," shows the effects in the community of poverty, which is at its highest level in two decades. It... more


Mar. 5, 2013

Spring Messenger is Here!

Mar. 5, 2013

Read the latest issue of our newsletter here. Download it now! Articles include: Along the Way by Rev. Kirkland Reynolds How Do We Love? Excerpt from State of the Church Sermon 2013 by Rev. Rachel Cornwell Healthy Change Challenge by Gwen Fortune-Blakely Discipleship, Amid the Busy-ness of Our Lives by Matt Eidson, Woodside L... more


Feb. 22, 2013

Join us for Vacation Bible School this Summer

Feb. 22, 2013

God's Backyard Bible Camp Where kids have a blast serving Jesus! Theme: It's all about SERVICE! JUNE 17 – JUNE 21, 2013 9:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. AGES:  3 YRS – 6TH GRADE Welcome to God’s Backyard Bible Camp—where kids have a blast serving Jesus! Get ready for an adventure that gets bigger as kids take the... more


Jan. 29, 2013

2013 Healthy Change Fitness & Nutrition Expo

Jan. 29, 2013

The Silver Spring Cooperative Parish has formed a group with the goal of encouraging healthy living and community bonding through wholesome food and fitness. Our focus is on learning together about how local, nutrient-dense food combined combined with fitness can help us live a healthier life style. Members of our Cooperative Parish are coordinati... more


Jan. 17, 2013

Join us for Vacation Bible School this Summer

Jan. 17, 2013

Save the date for VBS this year: June 17-21, 2013! More details to follow. To receive the latest information, subscribe to our cooperative parish newsletter.


Dec. 10, 2012

Celebrate Advent & Christmas With Us

Dec. 10, 2012

Please celebrate the coming of Christ with us in the following services at the Silver Spring United Methodist Cooperative Parish: 12/16 Blue Christmas Worship Service, with healing prayer, Holy Communion, and music by the bluegrass band "Heavy Traffic Ahead." 5:00pm at Woodside. 12/23 One Worship Service: A Musical Christmas Celebration. 11:0... more


Dec. 10, 2012

Winter Messenger Has Arrived!

Dec. 10, 2012

The Winter issue of the Messenger newsletter has arrived! Download your copy now! Top stories include: room at the Inn?, by Rev. Rachel Cornwell Reconciling Committee: "All Are Welcome," by Daniel Colbert, pg 4 The First Steps: Striving to Better Understand the Stories of Our Area's Homeless, by Rebecca McGinnis, pg 7 Vo... more


Oct. 28, 2012

Inclement Weather Closure

Oct. 28, 2012

Marvin and Woodside churches will be closed on Monday, Oct. 29, and Tuesday, Oct. 30, due to the severe storm. All church and community activities are canceled.


Sep. 1, 2012

Fall Messenger has arrived!

Sep. 1, 2012

The Fall issue of the Messenger newsletter has arrived! Download your copy now! Top stories include: Cover Story: Decisions, Decisions, by Rev. Rachel Cornwell Back to School Sermon Series. PAGE 3 Disciple Bible Study & Other Small Groups, PAGE 3 Reconciling Ministries, PAGE 4 Fall Music, PAGE 6 Fall Kick-O... more


Aug. 2, 2012

We're Hiring: Director of Operations

Aug. 2, 2012

Silver Spring Cooperative Parish: Director of Operations The Director of Operations (DOO) will develop and manage the Silver Spring Cooperative Parish’s facilities and competence in administration and operations in order to liberate and empower our worship, mission, advocacy, caring, and learning ministries. The DOO will work under the ... more


Jun. 19, 2012

Summer 2012 Messenger newsletter is here!

Jun. 19, 2012

The Summer 2012 Messenger newsletter is now available. Download it now! Just a few of the things you'll find inside: COVER STORY: Mission & Mortar: What we are learning about options for potential redevelopment at the Silver Spring Cooperative Parish, by Rev. Rachel Cornwell OUTREACH: Help Support our Fall VIM T... more


Jun. 18, 2012

We're Hiring: Director of Contemporary Music

Jun. 18, 2012

  Director of Contemporary Music Silver Spring Cooperative Parish   Start Date:  August 15, 2012   Description: Under the supervision of the Cooperative Parish Director of Music, the Director of Contemporary Music is an active member of the Cooperative Parish Staff. He/She must support the overall mission of the chu... more


Jun. 18, 2012

We're Hiring: Youth Minister Internship

Jun. 18, 2012

Position Available: Youth Minister Internship Description: 10-15 hours per week, includes Sunday worship, weekly youth programs and preparation time, mid-August through mid-June. Reports to: Director of Christian Education Compensation: $4,000-$6,000 annually (commensurate with experience) The role of the Youth Minister is to work in harmony wi... more


Mar. 6, 2012

Spring 2012 Messenger newsletter now available

Mar. 6, 2012

The Spring edition of the Messenger newsletter is now available for download here (PDF). Highlights include: Learning from What Works BY REV. KIRKLAND REYNOLDS Defining leadership in any community immediately raises questions about that organizations’ mission and purpose. In the Silver Spring Cooperative Parish we continue to discern how G... more


Mar. 6, 2012

2012 LENT at the Cooperative Parish (Updated)

Mar. 6, 2012

We hope you will join us for our various opportunities during the season of Lent. In worship during Lent we will reflect on what Gandhi called the "Seven Deadly Social Sins." Our Lenten Sermon Series: "The Seven Deadly Social Sins: A Christian Sermon Series on the Things Ghandi Said Would Destroy Us" 2/26 ... more


Sep. 14, 2011

Fall Messenger newsletter now available

Sep. 14, 2011

The fall Messenger newsletter is now available in print and for download. Cover story: Back to Church, by Rev. Kirkland Reynolds Join us as we head into a time to prepare, to be enlightened, and to use our gifts to benefit our learning and growth. No coupons needed. Fall Highlights: 9/4 Labor in the Pulpits Sunday A time to give thanks fo... more


Aug. 26, 2011

Weather update to "Worship in the Park"

Aug. 26, 2011

Due to the expected rains from Hurricane Irene this weekend, we will celebrate "Worship in the Park Sanctuary" this Sunday. We will still enjoy our informal and relaxed "worship in the park" style, so please feel invited to come to Woodside church at 11am wearing comfortable outdoor attire (along with your trusty raincoat and um... more


Aug. 15, 2011

Sunday School Registration beginning

Aug. 15, 2011

Download the registration form for the Silver Spring United Methodist Cooperative Parish Christian Education Programs here.  ... more


May. 4, 2011

Churchwide Retreat at West River June 3-5, 2011

May. 4, 2011

Join us for our first Cooperative Parish All-Church Retreat at West River Camp This first Cooperative Parish All-Church retreat will be an opportunity to celebrate our cooperative community and help us welcome summer! For information please contact Elaine Upton at uptonelaine@gmail.com. To attend, please fill out this Registration Form for th... more


Apr. 2, 2011

Easter at the Cooperative Parish

Apr. 2, 2011

Join us this Lent for the journey of joy to Easter. April 17: Palm Sunday Worship at 9:30 AM at Marvin UMC and 11:00 AM at Woodisde UMC April 21: Maundy Thursday Service 7:30 PM at Marvin UMC April 22: Good Friday Noon Crosswalk through downtown Silver Spring. Meet at Woodside UMC Brahms' Requiem: Worship & Musi... more


Mar. 15, 2011

Video: Lent & Easter at the Cooperative Parish

Mar. 15, 2011

Revs. Rachel Cornwell and Kirkland Reynolds discuss the history and meaning of Lent, followed by the programs and opportunities available during the 40 days of Lent leading up to Easter at the Silver Spring United Methodist Cooperative Parish (Maryland) in 2011. Come join us for the journey!... more


Mar. 13, 2011

Spring Messenger

Mar. 13, 2011

Read the Spring Messenger newsletter here (PDF)! Highlights include: 2011 Visioning Process for the Cooperative Parish, page 1 Pastor's Note by  Rev. Kirkland, page 2 Music Notes, page 4 The Sandwich makers, page 7 Rock Retreat - notes and photos, pages 10-11 All-Church Retreat news, page 14 Birthdays &... more


Feb. 24, 2011

Join a Small Group during Lent!

Feb. 24, 2011

Study begins Saturday, March 12  Sign up and join others in study, conversation and prayer as we discern how God is calling us as a Cooperative Parish to serve others in the name of Christ. There are times offered at all points during the week, so we hope you'll be able to participate in this parish-wide conversation.  Please... more


Jan. 18, 2011

Inclement Weather: Church Activities Canceled Tuesday, Jan 18

Jan. 18, 2011

Please be aware that all Woodside and Cooperative Parish events and meetings follow Montgomery County Public School’s inclement weather closings or activity cancellations. Church activities are canceled today, including tonight's Adult Bible Study on "Five Practices of Fruitful Living." Please join us next week! The church office ... more


Dec. 1, 2010

Advent & Christmas Schedule

Dec. 1, 2010

1st Sunday in Advent NOVEMBER 28 Advent Devotionals available 9:30am Marvin Memorial 11:00am Woodside   2nd Sunday in Advent DECEMBER 5 Communion Sunday 9:30am Marvin Memorial 11:00am Woodside 12:00pm — Advent Event Crafts, carols and a potluck lunch at Woodside. Fun for the whole family!   3rd Sunday in Advent DEC... more


Nov. 29, 2010

Winter Messenger newsletter now available

Nov. 29, 2010

The Winter 2010 edition of our quarterly newsletter, the Messenger, is now available! Look for it in the mail or download it as a PDF Highlight include: Claiming Hope Amid Change: Bishop Schol preached and prayed at both churches of our Cooperative Parish What makes a house a home: The dedication of the Interfaith House ... more


Nov. 23, 2010

Cooperative Parish Advent Celebration - Dec. 5

Nov. 23, 2010

12/5 Cooperative Parish Advent Celebration Mark your calendars for our Cooperative Parish Advent Celebration after the worship service at Woodside. All are invited to kick off the holiday season with food, fun and fellowship!  Please bring a pot luck dish to share. We will make Christmas cards, box Christmas cookies for the care packages f... more


Nov. 22, 2010

Advent Bible Study starts Tuesday 11/30

Nov. 22, 2010

11/30 Four-Week Advent Bible Study Tuesdays in Advent, beginning November 30, 7:00pm,-8:30pm. We will use the book "Mary Had a Baby: An Advent Study Based on African American Spirituals" as we prepare for the Christmas season by engaging the Scriptures on which the spirituals' lyrics are based. Contact Rev. Rachel or Rev. Kirkland for mor... more


Nov. 16, 2010

New "Give Online" option

Nov. 16, 2010

A new option for giving is now available: Electronic Fund Transfer from Checking or Savings. If you wish to have your gift automatically withdrawn from your checking or savings account, you may click on the NEW Give Online link to access our online giving setup page. This giving option allows you to ensure that your gifts are received by the c... more


Nov. 8, 2010

Thanksgiving Services

Nov. 8, 2010

NOVEMBER 21 Marvin — 9:30 a.m. Woodside — 11:00 a.m. “Thanks & Giving” Sunday: Stewardship Consecration in worship NOVEMBE R 21 Woodside — 12 Noon Thanksgiving Meal for the Silver Spring Community NOVEMBE R 23 MARVIN — 7:00 p.m. Thanksgiving Service... more


Oct. 12, 2010

November 5-6: Annual Fall Fair

Oct. 12, 2010

Friday — November 5th, 10am–7pm Saturday — November 6th, 10am–2pm It is almost that time again! A time for members, families, and friends to come together. The United Methodist Women’s Annual Fall Fair will be held at Woodside on Friday, November 5, 10am-7pm and Saturday, November 6, 10am-2pm. Former members keep com... more


Oct. 5, 2010

Stewardship Bible Study

Oct. 5, 2010

Enough: Discovering Joy through Simplicity and Generosity Tuesday nights October 26th – November 16th Led by Rev. Rachel & Rev. Kirkland Money has great power in our lives. Used wisely, it is one key to accomplishing our goals, providing for our needs, and fulfilling our life purpose. In recent years, many of us ignored the wisdom of t... more


Sep. 13, 2010

Fall Worship Highlights

Sep. 13, 2010

9/5 Labor in the Pulpits Sunday 9/26 “The Afterlife of Dogs” Dr. Timothy Fort Preaching—9:30am & 11am Blessing of the Animals–4pm 10/3 World Communion Sunday Come dressed in international clothes! 10/10 & 17 Hymn Festival: A Celebration of Faith through Music and Children’s Sabbath the presentation of B... more


Sep. 6, 2010

Download the Fall Messenger Newsletter

Sep. 6, 2010

The Fall 2010 edition of our quarterly newsletter, the Messenger, is now available! Look for it in the mail or download it as a PDF. To submit an article, please email: communications@silverspringumcp.org. Including: Tummy Time, by Rev. Kirkland Reynolds:  Teaching me about the importance of trusting others and the grace found in love. ... more


Aug. 6, 2010

University of Liberia Alumni Chorus Returns

Aug. 6, 2010

Aug 8 - University of Liberia Alumni Chorus returns to sing in Woodside's 11am Worship Service this Sunday.  You don't want to miss this amazing and talented group that performed here last year for their 1st Annual Benefit Concert. The group's 2nd Annual Benefit Concert this year will be on Saturday evening 8/21 at 6:30pm at the Interdenominat... more


Aug. 6, 2010

Support our Interfaith House Build with Habitat for Humanity

Aug. 6, 2010

Support our Cooperative Parish's commitment to help build Montgomery County's 1st ever Interfaith House (With Habitat for Humanity & Interfaith Community) So far, we've raised $1,807! We're only $700 away from our goal! Our kids, alone, raised $172 during VBS. Then on June 27 folks at Marvin gave $235 and folks at Woodside gave $1,400. That... more


Aug. 2, 2010

August Sermon Series: 80's Shuffle

Aug. 2, 2010

Our summer playlist is on shuffle and it's playing some of our favorite songs from the 80's. Find your scrunchies, Miami Vice jackets and throwback Air Jordans and get ready to shuffle through the Bible. To listen to the sermon series, go to our audio page.... more


Jun. 18, 2010

Sign up for VBS

Jun. 18, 2010

Download the form at http://woodsideumc.org/vbs


Jun. 3, 2010

Download the Summer Messenger Newsletter

Jun. 3, 2010

The Summer edition of our quarterly newsletter, the Messenger, is now available! Look for it in the mail or download it as a PDF. To submit an article, please email: communications@silverspringumcp.org. Archive Versions: 2010 Summer Messenger 2010 Spring Messenger... more


Apr. 22, 2010

Children's Mission Program: Kids with Purpose

Apr. 22, 2010

KIDS WITH PURPOSE  “You shall love your neighbor as yourself” Matthew 22:39 SILVER SPRING COOPERATIVE PARISH MISSION BASED PROGRAM KINDERGARTEN – 6TH GRADE MAY 5, 12, 19 & 26 6:00 – 7:00 P.M. MARVIN MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH What is KIDS WITH PUPROSE? KWP is a mid-week, service oriented ch... more


Apr. 7, 2010

Sermon Series: April - June

Apr. 7, 2010

Got Questions? 
Please join us for a new sermon series on "
Ten Questions that are Transforming the Christian Faith" beginning Sunday, April 11th! April 11th The Bible Question April 18th The Authority Question April 25th The God Question May 2nd The Jesus Question May 9th The Gospel Question Ma... more


Mar. 29, 2010

Holy Week & Easter Services

Mar. 29, 2010

Our Lenten journey culminates with Holy Week. Please join us for these special worship services. 3/28 PALM SUNDAY Palm Liturgy 9:30 a.m. Worship at Marvin Passion Liturgy 11:00 a.m. Worship at Woodside There will be a procession (on foot and by car) between these two services as well as a shuttle back to Marvin. Please see Rev. Rachel or Rev.... more


Mar. 28, 2010

Spring Messenger available

Mar. 28, 2010

The Spring edition of the Messenger newsletter is now available! Look for the new design of the Messenger, which is now produced quarterly. Look for it in the mail or download it. ... more


Mar. 21, 2010

Vacation Bible School: June 21-25, 2010

Mar. 21, 2010

AGES 3 THROUGH 6TH GRADES We’re inviting all children to be a part of the excitement at our Vacation Bible School, GALACTIC BLAST: A COSMIC ADVENTURE PRAISING GOD! At GALACTIC BLAST, your children will become cadets on the starship Galactic Praise as we learn more about our wonderful, incredible, amazing, magnificent, awesome God. After ... more


Mar. 21, 2010

Recording of Vivaldi's Gloria Concert

Mar. 21, 2010

On March 7, the Chancel Choir of the Silver Spring United Methodist Cooperative Parish a concert of 'Gloria' by Antonio Vivaldi. The recording can be downloaded in the following movements: 01-gloria-in-excelsis 02-et-in-terra-pax 03-laudamus-te 04-gratias-agimus-tibi 05-domine-deus 06-domine-fili-unigenite 07-domine-deus-agnus-dei 08-qui-... more


Feb. 23, 2010

3/7 Concert: Vivaldi's 'Gloria'

Feb. 23, 2010

On March 7, come enjoy a concert of 'Gloria' by Antonio Vivaldi. Presented and performed by the Chancel Choir of the Silver Spring United Methodist Cooperative Parish Sunday March 7th, 11:00 a.m. at Woodside UMC Main Sanctuary (301) 587-1215 8900 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910 Silver Spring Cooperative Parish Calendar admin@silverspri... more


Feb. 6, 2010

Feb. 7: Church conference call at 10:00 AM

Feb. 6, 2010

Due to the snow and tough travel conditions, we've put together a church conference call for Sunday worship. Don't rush to plow your driveway and don't worry about the state of the beltway or Georgia Ave! Join us at 10am for a worship conference call from the comfort and warmth (and safety) of your home. To join the worship conference call, dial:... more


Feb. 4, 2010

Feb. 7: Combined Service at 10:00 AM (Updated)

Feb. 4, 2010

UPDATE 2/4: Due to the snow, the Vivaldi concert will be rescheduled for March 7. Church on Sunday, Feb. 7 will continue to be a combined service at Woodside at 10:00 AM. The Chancel Choir will present Vivaldi's "Gloria" at 10:00 AM on March 7. Come enjoy the music! Please note the changed service time. There will be no servic... more


Jan. 22, 2010

Donate Online for Haiti Disaster Relief

Jan. 22, 2010

HAITI HELP is still needed. If you'd like to help the victims of the earthquake in HAITI, you can support the emergency efforts through UMCOR (United Methodist Committee On Relief): www.UMCORHAITI.org If you have trouble making a donation online, please call UMCOR at 1-800-554-8583 for help. United Methodists have had a long-standing relationship ... more


Jan. 22, 2010

Arleeta's Pantry Gets A Facelift

Jan. 22, 2010

Thanks to a very dedicated and hardworking group, our food pantry got some much needed work. Special thanks to the following people: Bob and Suzanne Browning, Wendy Hudgins, Jane Cox and Terri Vernoski for patching the walls and replacing the drywall, our youth group who did a wonderful job painting the pantry as their service project on Martin Lut... more