We’re a growing family of believers in Montgomery County, Maryland. Our church is located in Derwood, in the center of the county, and we have members coming from all over, including Rockville, Germantown, Gaithersburg, North Potomac, Potomac, Bethesda, Kensington, Silver Spring, Wheaton, Aspen Hill, Olney, Brookeville, Ashton, Frederick, and beyond.
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Our Holy Week 2014 Schedule, below, is nicely complimented by Holy Week devotional booklets, written by our own Cyndi Word. The theme is In His Steps, to go along with our Sermon Series and are available at the table in the rear of the Sanctuary. Pick one up for your daily quiet time.
April 13 Palm Sunday
April 16 No Wednesday Night Activities
There will be no regular Wednesday night activities, but you are invited to join the Crew College/Young Adults in the Youth Barn from 5:30-8:30pm for a night of SLAM, Testimonies and Worship — Coffeehouse style.
April 17 7pm Maundy Thursday Communion Service
April 18 4-8pm Interactive Good Friday Meditation in the Chapel & Family Fellowship
Please join us between 4-8pm on Good Friday in the Chapel, to experience an interactive Good Friday meditation. Touch, feel, and taste some of the things Christ experienced as He travelled to the cross. There will be a special family hour from 4-5pm with family fellowship on the playground. (In case of bad weather, the family fellowship will be moved to the ROC foyer for board games, bring your favorite game!)
April 20 Easter Sunday: 6:30am Sunrise Service, 8:30 & 11:00am Service, 2:30pm Brooke Grove Worship Service
April 21 Easter Monday – Church Office Closed
Come and join us Saturday, April 26, 9-11am in the Chapel for the Spring 2014 Quarterly REAL Men’s Ministry Meeting. The morning will include a full breakfast, a presentation and table discussion on “Expect the Greater Reward, God’s Reward”. We’ll be talking about storing up treasures in Heaven! Contact C.F. Thomas, cf dot Thomas at juno dot com, for more info.
The church office and all activities will follow Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) when it comes to delayed openings, closures and early closures due to inclement weather. All of these changes will also be reflected on the church website and on the office phone message for special announcements.
What is GRACE at Home Coffeehouse?
Once a month on Sunday evenings, 5:15-6:30pm we create a coffeehouse environment in the church foyer! This is a time for parents to relax and talk. Pastor Bobby shares resources to help equip and empower families along the journey of life. The resources are practical and hopefully create a spark to help families pass faith in Christ to the next generation.
We are doing something new this season with music activities by having all our participants register online! This will enable us to track attendance, evaluate programs and more effectively minister. If you have not done so already, please take a few moments to register your child(ren) and yourself for the program they are in. Follow this link to the Worship page and use the navigation column on the left of the screen to find the music program you are registering for. Please contact the church office for more info.
Our ESL classes provide a fun experience in learning English at all levels of proficiency and teach both conversational skills and literacy. Separate classes for all levels meet on Monday and Thursday evenings from 7:00-9:00pm with a break for refreshments, September through June. We welcome students from all parts of the world! For more information, call the church office 301-977-1000.
Children ages 0 to 5 years are invited enjoy stories, finger plays and songs led by a Certified Children’s Librarian, in the Loft (C205). Story Time meets on Mondays at 10:00 am, September through May. Caregivers must stay with the child. This event will be canceled if MCPS is delayed or canceled due to weather. Come join us and bring a friend!