What is the Silver Spring Church of Christ?

link to the Spanish Ministries link to directions

A better question would be who is the Silver Spring Church of Christ? We are a body of people who believe that Jesus Christ is Lord -- meaning that God lived on earth in the form of Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus Christ taught us how to live, died for our sins, rose from the dead (to demonstrate that He really was God) and now sits at the right hand of the Father.

Our congregation consists of people from every race, of many languages and nationalities (about 25 nations represented on a typical Sunday morning!), of all ages, educational levels, marital statuses, and economic levels.

We are all sinners who have thrown ourselves on the grace of God, and we live with a joy and peace because God graciously forgives. God's Holy Spirit lives in us, and changes us from what we should otherwise be without Him.

“What God Approves”

The Word of God is direct and says many things that men want to skip. Hebrews 4:12 says: “For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” With “social evolution”, many things that once were not accepted, are now accepted and taken as something normal. But as Christians, what has value, is what God approves, not what society accepts. In Ephesians 5:3-8 there is a list of things to avoid that society offers and accepts as natural things: “But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving. For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a person is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.”

Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient. Therefore do not be partners with them. For you were once darkness, but nowyou are light in the Lord. Live as children of light.” The Lord commands us -the ones who are of the light- to live according to the wisdom that He gives us.

Cristobal Portillo, Hispanic Ministery
Silver Spring Church of Christ

SERMON FOR SUNDAY - January 31, 2016 AM Worship Service

SCRIPTURE:  James 2:1-13

SERMON TITLE:   “The Royal Law”                              

GUEST SPEAKER:  Floyd Williamson

ALERT: Franklin Avenue Parking

The community has agreed with the Department of Transportation to permit Franklin Avenue street parking in front of the church building so long as two cautions are observed:

Earle H. WestDo not park in the travel lane;
Do not park on the sidewalk.

"He who oppresses the poor taunts his Maker,
But he who is gracious to the needy honors Him."

Proverbs 14:31

Snow or Inclement Weather Closing Policy Please Post This Notice Where You Can Find It When You Need It
In case of bad weather and/or power failures at our church building location the elders may deem it advisable to cancel services or Bible Classes. The decision to do so will be given to the secretaries at the office and put on the telephone line. Please press 5 for the inclement weather message. In case of a power failure and the telephone being inoperative, please try calling one of the elders for the decision. You can also get the church’s closing information from WTTG Fox 5 News Channel.

We appreciate your cooperation in this matter and hope this will be helpful to our membership.

Church Office Telephone Number (301) 585-8727, press 5 for
the inclement weather message or visit the website at

The Ladies Prayer Breakfast

Will be hosted at the Church Annex February 13, 2016 @ 10:00 am. You are invited to bring your favorite food or beverage to share and please use the sign-up sheet to let us know that you will be attending.

Thank You
Coordinators: Sisters Amelia and Carolyn

Do you want to become more like Jesus? Do you want an awesome prayer life? Do you want to do the will of God and experience His joy and peace every day? If so, join us for MISSION 1 TRAINING! God will bring His love and power and truth alive in your daily living in a fresh way!

Saturday, March 26, 2016 (9AM-12Noon @ church building)
Facilitators: Ben White & Ian Drucker

Save the date...Mark your calendars...Don’t Miss It!!!


9:30AM Worship, 11:15AM Bible Study & 12:15PM FELLOWSHIP MEAL in Annex
Share Christ and God’s word with others...bring a loved one to Worship Service and a dish to share at the potluck fellowship

Sign-up TODAY!!!

University Park Church of Christ
6420 Adelphi Road
Hyattsville, MD 20782,

University Park Church of Christ has begun a new Campus Ministry on the University of Maryland Campus in College Park, MD. If you have members who attend the University, we would appreciate your sending us their names and addresses, phone numbers, etc, so that we could be of service to them and them to us. Our campus minister is Kevin Rivera and he will be available to the students at Maryland.

Lydia Holby

Bible Bowl
Location: Laurel Church of Christ
7111 Cherry Lane, Laurel, MD 20707
Date: 3/12/16 (Registration begins at 8:15AM & Bible Bowl at 9AM)
Material Covered: Acts 15-28     Age: 2nd-6th Graders

For more information: laurelbiblebowl@gmail.com

Seasonal Appropriate Clothing for Both Children and Adults
We are accepting:

Wearable SEASON appropriate clothing and shoes (Men's, Women's & Children's). Please NO stained, ripped/torn, and or smelly apparel/foot wear. Due to space limitations submission of household goods/décor, furniture, linen/towels etc….are not accepted.

The Silver Spring Church of Christ Thanks You..."Blessings".     *Room 103

Residential care home
9515 Lawnsberry Terrace, Silver Spring, MD
Every Sunday at 3:00 PM

If you would like to cheer and spiritually uplift the elderly, consider helping the teams that visit with the residents at this neighborhood location:

 Residential care home
9515 Lawnsberry Terrace,
every Sunday at 3:00 PM

The residents are delightful and delighted by a warm smile, handshake or hug, hymn singing, and the Word!

1000 Daleview Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20901

Every 1ST & 5TH Sunday at 4:00 PM

Come fellowship and give encouragement to residents at Althea Woodland! They love when we visit them and it brings you great joy as you give the gift of love to some of our shut-ins.



For more information about this organization, please select the "Link" option on this website and under the "Church Directories" section click on the hyperlink titled "Mid-Atlantic Fellowship of the Churches of Christ".  Thank you.

"The faithful love of the LORD never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. I say to myself, 'The LORD is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!'  The LORD is good to those who depend on him, to those who search for him. So it is good to wait quietly for salvation from the LORD."

Lamentations 3:22-26

We are happy to announce that the Silver Spring Church website have begun posting sermons to share with family and friends. The video's can now be viewed directly from the "Media""" tab.  The audio from last year's Ladies Day event can also be found under the Media tab, please feel free to take a listen and download the tracks, if you like.  They are in MP3 format.

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