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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 at the church building at 828 Wayne Avenue in downtown Silver Spring or right here on our homepage - as a video stream.
We are also affiliated with three 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 at https://www.facebook.com/ibessmd828 or call them at (301) 879-5155. You can also attend service by Hope of Glory Believers Ethiopian Church. You can get more information at https://hopeofglorymd.org/about-us/
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:
#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.
First Baptist Church of Silver Spring, The Church Downtown, has been able to keep our Food Closet open even during the COVID-19 crisis.
If you need help making ends meet the Food Closet is open every Saturday from 10am to 12n. You can access the Food Closet from the Wayne Street entrance.
For more information please call us at 301-754-1100 or email us at email@example.com
Bible Study: 7-8pm Virtual by way of Zoom. If you are interested in participating in our prayer and devotional session on Wednesdays, please send your name and contact information to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for login details.
Food Closet: The Food Closet is open every Saturday from 10:00am to 12:00pm. You can come once a month to get food. Use the Church's main entrance on Wayne Ave.
Bible Study-Sunday Service: Adult and Child Bible Study begin are held at our building in downtown Silver Spring at 828 Wayne Avenue. Additionally Bible Service is conducted via zoom and the 11am service is streamed right here on our website homepage. Sunday Worship Service begins at 11am. Church services also in Spanish and French/Haitian Creole.
You can also watch our Sunday services after the fact here on the website as well. We post all of our services, first on the homepage and then in the past video archives.
Sunday, October 2
Wednesday, October 21
Dinner and Silent Auction to Benefit Building Fund
Thursday, October 29
Kids Fall Harvest Party
Friday October 30
All Saints Day
Saturday, November 12
Jeanne Byrd Yard Work - Middle/High School Youth
Saturday, November 26
Sunday, November 27
First Sunday Advent
Saturday, December 10
Holiday Party for Kids
Wednesday, December 21
Longest Night Service
Saturday, December 24
Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service
Sunday, December 25
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Sunday service at 11am every weekend at 828 Wayne Avenue in Downtown Silver Spring. You can also watch our Sunday service right here on our website - or watch it at your convenience after the fact. We post both the live stream and the service playback right here on our homepage.
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