The Church Downtown

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2-23-20 Service

Coming Up this Week



Tuesday, February 25


The Wired Word Bible Study: The Wired Word, led by Pastor Gil, takes place on Tuesdays from 12:15pm to 1pm. Bring your lunch and join in a study that examines the Christian response to current events taking place in our world today. 


Online Bible Study: 7pm to 8:15pm with Dr. Walters. Contact the church office for more information at 301-754-1100  

Wednesday, February 26

Bible Study: 130pm to 330pm at the Main Church Building.

Handbell Rehersal: 6pm at the Main Church Building. 

Choir Rehearsal: 7pm at the Main Church Building. 

Saturday, February 29

Food Closet:  The Food Closet is open every Saturday from 10:00am to 12:00pm.  You can come once a month to get food.  The entrance is off of Bonifant St at the rear of the church.

Sunday, March 1

Bible Study-Sunday Service: Adult and Child Bible Study begin at 10am at our main church building.  Sunday Worship Service begins at 11am. Church services also in Spanish and French/Haitian Creole

Coming Up

Wednesday February 26


Ash Wednesday

Join us for Ash Wednesday service on Wednesday February 26th at 7pm

Saturday March 21


Spaghetti Dinner Fund-Raiser

Spaghetti Dinner to raise money for sending our kids to Passport Mission this summer.  Join us for a good cause, get some good eats and enjoy good company.  There will be entertainment and a chance to help fund an extremely worthwhile event.  Contact the church office if you'd like to help.  More info to come.

Sunday March 28


Children's Easter Egg Hunt!

It's an annual event - and it's a blast!  Help us make a great day for our youngest with a traditional Easter Egg Hunt!  Save the date.  Contact the church office if you'd like to help.

The Church downtown

Our Story

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.  And we hold Adult Bible Study and Bible Study for children through High School every Sunday at 10 am, and another adult Bible Study every Wednesday at 1:30 at the church.  Additionally, we offer a study at your own pace Bible Study called the Essential 100, which you can read more about below.

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: 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:


The Church Downtown Vision

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person!

Stop by and say hello.  The best time is Sunday mornings at 11am

First Baptist Church of Silver Spring

828 Wayne Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20910

(301) 754-1100


Open today

10:00 am – 12:30 pm