We are a church family that believes first and foremost in loving our neighbors. Here you will find a loving and accepting church that will help you tackle the tough challenges of life whether you are a longtime follower of Christ or even if you are not yet a believer
If you need a ride to the polls or to drop off your ballot or you have a question about voting call or text 301-909-4212 or fill out the form below
Same-Day Voter Registration Available During Early Voting and on Election Day
If you miss the October 13, 2020, deadline to register to vote in the Presidential Primary election, you can register to vote and vote on the same day at any Early Voting Site. Just bring a document that proves where you live, such as a paycheck, utility bill, bank statement, change of address card, driver’s license or MVA ID card, or other government document with your name and address. Same-day voter registration is also available on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3.
Montgomery County Early Voting Sites and Ballot Drop Box Locations
Monday, October 26 – Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, 2020
7 am – 8 pm
including Sunday, November 1!
Voters may go to any of the following early voting sites in Montgomery County and cast their ballots. Early voting results are tallied on Election Night, just like votes cast on Election Day. If you vote early, you may not vote by mail or on Election Day.
Voters who requested mail-in ballots may also drop off their ballots at these locations in lieu of mailing their ballots. The Montgomery County Board of Elections anticipates that Ballot Drop Boxes will be available at these locations beginning Tuesday, October 13. Ballots are retrieved from Ballot Drop Boxes daily by Board of Elections staff. The Board of Elections also contemplates adding additional Ballot Drop Box locations. This page will be updated with the complete list of Ballot Drop Box locations as they are confirmed.
Activity Center at Bohrer Park
506 South Frederick Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Damascus Community Recreation Center
25520 Oak Drive
Damascus, MD 20872
Executive Office Building
101 Monroe Street
Rockville, MD 20850
Germantown Community Center
18905 Kingsview Road
Germantown, MD 20874
Jane E. Lawton Community Recreation Center
4301 Willow Lane
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Marilyn J. Praisner Community Recreation Center
14906 Old Columbia Pike
Burtonsville, MD 20866
Mid-County Community Recreation Center
2004 Queensguard Road
Silver Spring, MD 20906
Potomac Community Recreation Center
11315 Falls Road
Potomac, MD 20854
Sandy Spring Volunteer Fire Department
17921 Brooke Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860
Silver Spring Civic Building
1 Veterans Plaza
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Wheaton Library & Community Recreation Center
11701 Georgia Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902
Make A Plan. No matter how you plan to vote; in person or by mail. Early or on Election Day - know before you go. Have your voting plan in place and get all the details you will need to make sure there are no suprises.
#BlackLivesMatter was founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer. Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. By combating and countering acts of violence, creating space for Black imagination and innovation, and centering Black joy, we are winning immediate improvements in our lives.
These are indeed extraordinary times.
If you need someone to talk to or you would like to send a prayer request you can do so either by text message or voicemail. All of the messages go to directly to our Pastor Gil Gulick.
We also have two women ministers in our congregation if you would like to speak to one just let us know.
If you are just sending in a prayer request please specify whether you would like the message shared with the congregation.
We encourage you to share this number with family and friends who may be hurting or just need someone to talk to.
The Number is 301-679-3358.
Remember. We are here. You are not alone.
Needless to say the Coronavirus has halted all activities where we can come together in person. However service will be streamed on Sunday via this web page and on our Facebook page. We are also continuing to operate our Food Closet on Saturday mornings.
Come join us for Wednesday evening prayer and devotional. Each week we'll gather together virtually to share with one another what's happening in our lives, lift up our prayer requests, and have a devotional. All ages are welcome to join us. We encourage you to invite your family and friends regardless of where they reside... it's virtual!
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to participate.
All other events at the Church are cancelled until further notice.
Contact us at email@example.com or by phone if you have any additional questions.
In 1924 Silver Spring was a tiny little village made up mostly of apple orchards and dirt paths. It was in this setting that 14 people met on October 22, 1924 to establish the Silver Spring Baptist Church. Since that time the First Baptist Church of Silver Spring has had a presence in downtown helping people in the community to make their lives better through ministry and fellowship. Our commitment to be a shining presence in today's urban environment is stronger than ever with a brand new building in that same location - the heart of Silver Spring.
You can still join us every Sunday at 11am for the weekly Sunday Service right here on our homepage - streaming even though we aren't meeting live at the church during the COVID-19 crisis. And we hold Adult Bible Study and Bible Study for children through High School every Sunday at 10 am - also online.
We are also affiliated with two other churches who offer Sunday Service at our downtown Silver Spring facility in French/Haitian Creole and Spanish. For information on the French/Haitian Creole Church please visit: https://eglisebaptistedelafoi.org and for Spanish language service visit Iglesia Baptista Immanuel or call them at (301) 879-5155.
On March 31, 2019, Reverend Gil Gulick took the congregation out of the worship service and to the lobby of our Wayne Avenue entrance. From here you can look out the glass exterior walls and see the downtown Silver Spring skyline. With this view Reverend Gulick articulated "The Church Downtown" vision. See his comments in the video below:
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Needless to say these are scary times. No Sunday Church service to attend - no handshakes or hugs.
But we are still here. You can attend our online Sunday service right here on our website - or watch it at your convenience after the fact. We'll post it right here at the top of the page.
And if you need someone to talk to. If you need something that we can help with - we are still here for you. Fill out the form to the left or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are here for you.