What is the Silver Spring Church of Christ?

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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.

"A Rainbow in the Sky"

Would you believe that at one time all mankind was vegetarian? Would you also believe that for a time it never rained on the earth? Genesis 6 teaches that God regretted that he had made human beings on the earth. So, God brought the great flood that wiped out from the face of the earth the human race He created, and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground. For the first time, water fell from the sky. Genesis 7 states that all the springs of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened. Only Noah was left and those with him on the ark.

Now imagine, that all those who lived before the great flood never saw a rainbow. They never witnessed God’s covenant for all generations to come. Whenever I see a rainbow in the sky, I marvel at its simplicity and complexity. For with all of man’s perceived greatness, man cannot put a rainbow in the sky. A rainbow requires clouds, water vapor in the sky, and sunlight. The sun must be at an exact angle in the sky relative to the observer’s position. The water vapor refracts the sun light and separates the sun’s rays into individual visible wavelengths. What we see is a reflection of those separate visible wavelengths into ROYGBIV. Occasionally, we see a double rainbow which is even more incredible.

The rainbow reminds us of God’s promise that “Never again will all life be destroyed by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth.” Even though every inclination of the human heart is evil from childhood, never again will God curse the ground because of man. “As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease,” Genesis 8:22.

Take some time to enjoy all that God’s creation offers. Pause and reflect on God’s promise every time you see a rainbow in the sky.

 

Joseph O. Anderson , Elder
Silver Spring Church of Christ


Sunday Services

Morning Service: 9:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Bible Classes: 11:15 AM - 12:15 AM
Evening Service: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Wednesday Services

Bible Study: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM






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.



New Sermon Series...
For the next three months, the theme for the Sunday morning lessons will be: “Foundations for Christian Faith,” which will include three monthly series: “Belief in God,” “Belief in Jesus Christ,” and “Belief in the Bible.” The first series lessons on Sundays in September will be about “Foundations for Belief in God:”

Sept. 04: God Seen in Reason (Hebrews 11:1-6)
Sept. 11: God Seen in Nature (Romans 1:18-20)
Sept. 18: God Seen in Human Beings (Acts 17:24-31)
Sept. 25: God Seen as Loving (1 Corinthians 6:9-11)

 

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

Proverbs 14:31

 

The Benevolence Ministry

The Benevolence Ministry has agreed to collaborate with Sister Lydia Glover and determine if one of her students or family members needs assistance from the Piney Branch apartment fire.  Therefore, the goal is to assist one of sister Glover’s students (or family members) directly based on their specific needs. Sister Glover will be working through Brother Cliff Ivery to provide specific details on how we can assist. Please be patient so that we can provide accurate direction to the members of SSCoC.

Thank you
Brother Jonathan Walker Sr.

All new members are cordially invited to attend the New Member Fellowship for this quarter on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. at the home of Clint and Mary Wilson, 4000 Thistlebridge Way, Rockville, Maryland 20853. Lunch will be served and all attendees will have an opportunity to meet, greet and interact in Christian Fellowship.

Please inform Lesley Knox or me by Sunday, September 4, 2016 if you plan to attend.

Many thanks,
Mary Wilson

TEACHERS’ APPRECIATION DINNER


Sat, Sept 24, 2016
5PM - 7PM
At the Church Building
*POC: Sis. Carolyn Fisher

SAVE THE DATE!!!!

SUBJECT: Ladies Inspiration planning meeting announcement...

Ladies we are at work on the 2016 Ladies Inspiration Brunch scheduled for October 22, 9AM - 2PM.

Our speaker is Glynda Mayo Hall from the Fairfax Virginia church of Christ, the topic is Esther 4:14 "...for such a time as this" Upcoming planning meetings are scheduled for:

Sunday 9/18 in the Lower Auditorium at 12:15 - 2:00 PM
Sunday 9/25 in the Lower Auditorium at 12:15 - 2:00 PM
Sunday 10/16 in the Lower Auditorium at 12:15 - 2:00

Please speak to Sister Janice Willoughby about how you can serve in this much needed fellowship opportunity.

UNITY WEEKEND
September 24th & 25th
2016

PICNIC-Saturday, Sept 24
11am - 4pm (Food Served at Noon)
Riverdale Recreation Center
5500 Haig Drive
Riverdale, MD 20737

WORSHIP SERVICE -
Sunday, Sept 25
Oxon Hill Church of Christ
4201 Brinkley Road
Temple Hills, MD 20748

For details contact the Oxon Hill church office @ (301) 894For 894---54125412

FRIDAY NIGHT FELLOWSHIP
September 23 at 7:30PM
HOST: Andrew & Esther Pong
13616 Hobart Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20904

Singing/Praise, Food and FELLOWSHIP...JOIN US!  Please bring a side dish to share.  RSVP requested.

Resumes in October...

MEN’S PRAYER BREAKFAST-Meets every 1st Saturday@7:30AM
All men are invited to prayer, fellowship and breakfast at the annex.
LADIES’ PRAYER BREAKFAST-Meets every 2nd Saturday at 10AM
Held in the annex building. Unite, Uplift, Prayer and Breakfast...Join Us!
(DETAILS AND SIGN-UP ARE FORTHCOMING)

Saturday, October 1, 2016

CONGREGATIONAL
FELLOWSHIP MEAL

Details forthcoming ...stay-tuned!!!

2016 LADIES INSPIRATION DAY
Saturday, October 22, 2016

Last years event was a SUCCESS! Be a part, help needed. See Sis. Janice Willoughby for details.

Youth Rally
Laurel Church of Christ
7111 Cherry Lane, Laurel, MD 20707
301-490-0777
laurelbiblebowl@gmail.com

THEME: Footsteps of Jesus
AGE: 2nd-6th Graders
DATE: 9-11-2016
TIME: 2p.m. - 5 p.m.
COST: Children $3 & adults $5
(to cover the cost of food)

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/decor, furniture, linen/towels etc... are not accepted.

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

Beltway Church of Christ
6000 Davis Blvd., Camp Springs, MD 301-423-2320

                Ladies Day
The Power of Forgiveness
Ephesians 4:23

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Time: 8am-12pm (includes breakfast)
Cost: $13 (payment due by 10/1)
Location: La Fontaine Bleue
7963 Annapolis Road
Lanham, MD 20706
RSVP: beltwayladiesministry@gmail.com

POCS: Sis. Kenyatta Williams
            (703) 969-6212
            Sis. Melanie Carter
            (205) 873-0106
Colors: Shades of Purple
Speaker: Sis. Andrea Morris
            Fairfax Church of Christ

ALTHEA WOODLAND NURSING HOME
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.

Leafy House
Every Wednesday's
1:30 pm with Mike Anglin

Come fellowship and give encouragement to residents at Leafy House!  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.

 

MID-ATLANTIC FELLOWSHIP OF THE CHURCHES OF CHRIST

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

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