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.

Yeah…But this is What He Meant!

The United States has entered its period of campaigning for political office. Specifically, candidates are seeking your votes and endorsements for President of the United States. If you vote (and I hope you do), then you typically vote your own personal interest. Candidates find themselves constantly in front of a microphone making statements that they have to come back and explain. Many candidates have “people” who speak on their be-half. These “people” are sometimes called spin doctors. Spin doctors have a very tactical way of taking the words of someone and making those words have a different intent or “spin” than initially received.

For example, what if the US Surgeon General stated, “Cigarette smoking causes serious negative health issues. A person can never smoke too many cigarettes.” The concerned physician will promote that cigarette smokers should stop smoking. The tobacco producer spins it another way, “I know what the Surgeon General said, but this is what he meant… you can never smoke too many cigarettes; so keep smoking.”

There is a master of spin. He goes by the names father of lies (John 8: 44), the tempter (Mathew 4: 3), the evil one (Matthew 5: 37), Satan (Matthew 4:10), and the serpent (Genesis 3:1).

The tempter tried to spin the words of scripture in Psalm 91: 11, 12 “'He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.” But Jesus replied back with scripture from Deuteronomy 8: 3, “Do not put the Lord your God to the test.”

The craftiness of the serpent by merely saying, “Did God really say…?” in Genesis 3 changed the relationship man had with his creator for the rest of time. The woman listened to the spin the serpent placed on God’s command.

The apostle Paul warns (Romans 17) that we should keep away from those who put obstacles in our way that are contrary to what we have learned. They try to deceive the minds of naďve people.

We must each constantly be on our guard for many will use the truth to spin a lie. 

J.O. Anderson, Elder
Silver Spring Church of Christ

SERMON for Sunday's - October 4, 2015 AM Worship Service

SCRIPTURE:  John 17:1-5

SERMON TITLE:  “Jesus Let the World Know”

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.

Ladies - You’re All Invited!

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

Proverbs 14:31

As the Ladies Inspirational Brunch will be in October and the enormous planning efforts underway, the decision is to schedule the first Ladies prayer breakfast for November. Volunteers to host the November 14 and Dec.12 breakfast are welcomed. The alternative location will be in the Church Annex.

  Thank You
  Carolyn Fisher 

Men's Prayer Breakfast Resumes
Sat. Oct 3 at 7:30AM
(First Saturday of the each month)
                    At the Church Annex

Men are invited to fellowship, prayer, and breakfast at the church annex. Sign-up coming soon! We look forward to seeing you there!

Devotional Service for all ages
11/25/2015 At 7:30PM

You are invited for an evening of devotion.  Please Join Us !!!
Psalm 100.  No Bible Study Classes

A draft copy of the Silver Spring Church of Christ (SSCoC) Photo Directory is available in the foyer for member’s review and markup errors. Please take a copy of the frequently asked questions sheet which is adjacent to the Photo Directory. There will be a final photo day on
September 13th (Sunday).

Thank you
Brother Jonathan Walker Sr.


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!!!

Men's and Ladies Prayer Breakfast will resume in the Fall.

University Park Church of Christ, 6420 Adelphi Road Hyattsville, MD 20782, 301-927-7277
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

Silver Spring Church of Christ
100 East Franklin Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20901

Unity Service and International Food

When the Apostle John wrote about heaven, he said: “I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb” (Revelation 7:9 NIVO). The Silver Spring church of Christ may not have people from every nation or language, but we are wonderfully blessed to be among brothers and sisters from many different places.

On Sunday evening, October 11, 2015, we are planning to have a combined English/Spanish worship and an international food fellow-ship. Since we are such a delightfully diverse congregation, we are asking everyone to bring food that would be representative of the country you were born or lived and maybe even wear national clothes.

In addition, if you come from a country other than the USA, could you please contact the office (301-585-8727) or email brother
Williamson (fmwilliamson@silverspringcofc.org) by September 30, 2015, so that we can recognize all the countries that are
represented in this congregation. 

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

Financial Peace University(FPU)/span>

Date : Saturday, September 26 at 9 am.
Place: Silver Spring Church of Christ
100 East Franklin Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20901

This is a 9 week course that teaches you how to handle money God's way. Come learn how to create a budget, pay off debt, save and give. All are welcome. Register online at http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/locations/class/100328.


Financial Freedom Is Yours! 

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

TThe 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.

Area-Wide Hispanic Fellowship
Evening Worship Service
(In Main Auditorium)
Iglesia de Cristo Silver Spring
6PM - November 22nd


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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