COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update


**NEW** United Way - COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund.  They will help with bills, rent, and food.  You can call 1-866-211-9966 and provide your zip code and will be given a list of local agencies to provide assistance. 

SOSM facilities are currently closed to everyone except essential personnel. You may reach the church via telephone at 301-516-0700 or 301-516-0929.


We will have virtual worship services until the government provides clearance for large gatherings to resume.

Our online services are being held during our regular service times of 10:00am.  Please tune in via one of the following streaming platforms join us in worship.

  • SOSM Website
  • SOSM Facebook
  • PageYoutube

 We will have an online Communion service every 2nd Sunday of each month. We encourage you to have elements (bread and juice) prepared at your home so that you can participate virtually.


Though the church’s buildings will remain closed, we will resume as many ministry activities as possible. We are unable to hold in-person gatherings however, we have begun to transition to using online technology. Many of our ministry meetings, classes, etc., are meeting online or via teleconference in order to continue with ministry. Information will be provided through your ministry’s leadership in the near future.  All rehearsals are cancelled and all admin work will be done externally.

The SOSM leadership will continue to pray for you, your family, our nation and the world in the days and weeks ahead. Please take care of yourself and demonstrate the love of Christ to others when you have an opportunity to do so. God bless you.

All SOSM facilities are currently closed to everyone except essential personnel. You may reach the church via telephone at 301-516-0700 or 301-516-0929.

We will continue daily to evaluate our church operations to remain in compliance with guidance from government and health agencies.


For everyone’s safety and protection, we ask that you please remain at home if you:

  • Are unwell or ill,
  • Are caring for someone who is ill,
  • Have a compromised immune system, or
  • Have cold or flu symptoms.

The SOSM leadership is praying for God’s healing and protection during this difficult time. As we look unto God, let us also look after one another. Even as we practice social distancing, please remember to consider and care for the most vulnerable among us, such as our senior citizens and those with serious health conditions. May God bless and keep you.


There are simple measures you can take to protect yourself and help us reduce the spread of Corona-virus in our community.


  • Practice fist and elbow bumps instead of hugging or shaking hands.
  • Dispose of used tissues right away.
  • Take advantage of our church sanitizing stations, particularly after sneezing, coughing and touching regularly used surfaces.
  • We encourage members and guests to bring their own hand sanitizers as well.
  • Wash your hands often, particularly after using the restroom.
  • If you feel sick or are caring for someone who is sick:
  • Stay home unless you are seeking medical treatment.
  • Limit your participation in community activities.


  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth and others with unwashed hands.
  • Thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water as often as you can. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds.
  • If you are not near a sink, use hand sanitizer. Sanitize all of the skin on your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Refrain from shaking your hands to dry them.
  • Engage in respiratory etiquette by coughing and sneezing into the bend of your elbow.
  • Sanitize freshly touched surfaces in your home, school or office daily.
  • Avoid coming in close contact with those who appear unwell.


Learn the additional measures that high risk, vulnerable individuals should take.