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.

Dead? Or Alive?

“Wanted Dead or Alive” is a popular song from 1986 performed by the group Bon Jovi. You may have also seen “Wanted! Dead or Alive” signs in movies or your local post office.

When it comes to your faith, is your faith dead or alive? Hebrews 11: 1 teaches that faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Many times, Christians make it to Sunday morning worship services just in time to take communion, just before it is put away, and are pleased with his or her worship for the day.

Is the notion just-in-time worship really representative of faith?  Does Christian faith require more than attendance at Sunday morning worship services?

Hebrews 11 also provides example after example of faith being followed by actions. By faith…
Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain
Noah prepared an ark to the saving of his house
Abraham offered up Isaac
Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come
Moses refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter
The walls of Jericho fell down , after they were compassed about seven days

What if I told you faith without action is dead and alone? What would that mean to you?

Perhaps it is easier to understand that a body without the spirit is dead. Sounds harsh? Well, faith without deeds is dead. Even if a person says he or she believes in God. That is not enough. For even the devils believe in God and tremble.

“Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by what I do.”

Show your faith is alive by doing good deeds. Make your faith complete with action.

Learn more by reading James 2.  

Joseph O. Anderson, Elder
Silver Spring Church of Christ

SERMON for Sunday's - July, 12th AM Worship Service
“God Almighty”
Genesis 17:1-3
Speaker: Floyd Williamson


As a result of neighbor complaints that we were parking on the sidewalk on Sunday mornings (we were not), the office of Montgomery Councilmember Tom Hucker became involved. That office contacted the Montgomery County Department of Transportation which reported that parking along E. Franklin Avenue is illegal, but since no signs were posted, the ban was not enforced. Hucker's office has informed us that "No Parking" signs will soon be erected. We do not know when the signs will be installed or what extent of E. Franklin will be involved, but members should be alert and avoid being ticketed once the signs have been installed. More of us will have to park on neighboring side streets, and we should be careful not to park in front of private driveways. Any suggestions for resolving our parking problems would be welcomed.

Earle H. West


There is a need to assemble a SSCoC Parking Committee (SSCoC-PC) to identify practical parking choices. The SSCoC-PC will be holding an initial meeting on July 19th (Sunday) from 12 Noon – 12:30 PM in room 115. (Open to all  SSCOC members only)

Thank you in Advance J. Walker

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

Proverbs 14:31

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Montgomery County (www.namimc.org) is offering NAMI Basics a free, 6-session program for parents and caregivers of children and youth aged 18 and younger with emotional and behavioral difficulties. NAMI Basics helps parents and other family caregivers to understand the illnesses that are causing those behavioral difficulties and the critical role families play in treatment and recovery. The course offers families a lifeline in the midst of crisis and covers coping with the stigma, getting an accurate diagnosis, treatment options, navigating the mental health system and working with the school system to get the support your child needs.

Dates: Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:00 pm, June 9, 16, 23, 30 and July 7 and Thursday, July 9, 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Location: St. Luke Lutheran Church, 9100 Colesville Road, near downtown Silver Spring

Join us and you'll see you're not alone; in any given year more than 20% of young people are coping with mental illness, particularly anxiety and depression, and in 50% of the cases of severe mental illness, the symptoms first appeared before the age of 14. The program is taught by trained teachers who are also the parents or family caregivers of individuals who experienced emotional or behavioral difficulties prior to age 13. A minimum number of participants is needed to offer the class and pre-registration is required. E-mail julianne@namimc.org for more information and to register.

Patrice Robins

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

Seasonal Appropriate Clothing for Both
Children and Adults

is now being accepted. Used clothing in good condition (no tears, stains or odors) and new clothing is welcome. Please only bring clothes that will be wearable in the next few months (no winter apparel in Spring/Summer, please!) -- we have no storage space for clothing. Leave donations in room 103.

The Silver Spring Church of Christ Thanks You..."Blessings".

This year the Blood Drive will be on Saturday, July 25, from 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM at the church building. For more information please contact Sister Paula Amaker at amakervernon@aol.com


Sign-up today!!!

Go to www.redcross.org and search by sponsor code: Silver Spring Church of Christ or call 1-800-Red-Cross.

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.


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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