Silverdale United Methodist Church is ...
Holy Spirit: Silverdale United has a passion for God's power and immediacy through his Spirit in worship, prayer, and everyday life. We value hands-on prayer and see miracles on a regular basis including physical healings. We encourage all of our people to get trained to offer these simple blessings to their friends, family, and members of the larger Kitsap community. Training is available through Wind of the Spirit Ministries, a non-profit Christian ministry, that operates out of the SUMC facility.
You will find the Holy Spirit here. The Spirit of God is often neglected or ignored in American churches.
Cross-Cultural Church: In 2010, Christian Bible Fellowship, a lay-initiated, non-denominational new church start for Filipinos in the Kitsap area, merged with then SUMC. Today we are a diverse fellowship worshiping together. We currently include bilingual scripture readings as a reminder of our global identity as the Body of Christ.
Generation Next: SUMC is a sweet spot for seniors, and we seek to grow in our ministry for today's young adults. Since 2016, we have been a part of Pivot Northwest, a Lilly Endowment initiative to explore why millennials are largely turned off by organized religion in America. If you are under the age of 40 and want to help build something new, there is an opportunity for you with us!
Those In Need: While we love worship and Bible study and being together as Christians, we also have a heart for those who struggle in life. Hallowed Grounds Cafe was founded in 2010, and offers weekly dinners every Tuesday night free of charge in partnership with foodlifeline.org. We also operate an in-house Food Bank every Thursday, and our Clothing Closet. Beginning in 2016, SUMC has been serving as a Severe Weather Shelter location in partnership with Kitsap County; homeless people have been able to sleep in our facility on nights when the county's system is activated during the winter.