Service Times

Sunday Worship Service     8:30 AM
Sunday Church School       10:00 AM
Wednesday Bible Study      7:00 PM

Friday Prayer Service         7:00 PM

Worship Center

Sherwood Elementary School
1401 Olney Sandy Spring Road
Sandy Spring, MD      directions

Rectory/Office

416 Olney Sandy Spring Rd
Sandy Spring, MD 20860
directions
(240) 389-1037
Pastor:rev2006.obcc@verizon.net
Church:obcchurch@comcast.net

Memorial Stone Wall

www.obcchurch.org/MSW HomePage.shtml

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INCLEMENT WEATHER

Severe weather conditions may require that weekday meetings and activities, Bible Study classes and Sunday morning worship services, be cancelled. Olive Branch will use the following communication methods to inform you of cancellations:
- send an email
- have it announced on WTOP radio station (1500 AM and 103.5 FM).
Olive Branch will also check the Montgomery County Public School system’s website http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org to assist in making the decision to cancel activities.

NEWS & EVENTS

 

August 2014

MATH CAMP

The Math Camp will be held for two weeks, August 4-15, 2014, Monday through Friday, from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Olive Branch Rectory. Applications available on the Welcome table. All applications must be received in the church office on or before Sunday, July 20, 2014.

 

July 2014

OBCC LEADERSHIP MEETING

There will be a leadership meeting on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the health of the church with the elders, ministry heads and others with leadership responsibility in the church.

June 2014

FATHER'S DAY

Father’s Day is today, June 15, 2014. In recognition of this special day, there will be no Sunday School after worship service so families can spend more time with Dads.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL MEETING

There will be a meeting of all VBS volunteers (and those interested in volunteering) on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, from 7:00 pm to 8:00 p.m. at the Rectory. The purpose of the meeting is to finalize VBS duties and responsibilities. If you have any questions, see Sister Brenda Kelly or Sister Jackie Slay.

 

MEN’S BIBLE FELLOWSHIP

The next meeting for the men of Olive Branch will be Saturday, June 28, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Rectory.

CHURCH MEETING

On Sunday, June 29, 2014, there will be a church meeting immediately after worship service at Sherwood Elementary School. Current agenda topics include a financial update, a bank update and a construction update. Please submit in writing to one of the Elders any specific question your may have relating to construction, capital campaign, or finance no later than Saturday, June 21, 2014. All Olive Branch members are encouraged to attend the meeting. Sunday School classes will be cancelled.

April 2014

OBCC YOUTH ON STAGE

Miss Shelby Fountain will be starring as Little Ti Moune in the play “Once On This Island” at the Olney Theatre Center from April 9-May 9, 2014. Flyers are available on the Welcome Table. Congratulations Shelby!

EASTER SEASON

- Palm Sunday is April 13, 2014.
- Good Friday is April 18, 2014.
- Saturday, April 19, 2014, annual Easter Egg Hunt – more details to come.
- Easter Sunday is April 20, 2014.

March 2014

BIBLE STUDY

Bible Study will resume on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Rectory. The journey through “The Story” will continue.

DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC. SCHOLARSHIP

The Montgomery County (MD) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 2014 scholarship application is now available! For more information and to download the application, please visit http://www.mcacdst.org/scholarship-2014/. Applications must be postmarked by March 19, 2014.

MEN’S BIBLE FELLOWSHIP

The next meeting for the men of Olive Branch will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

APPRECIATION FOR BROTHER SCOTT

The Music Ministry of OBCC invites the church family to stay for a
"God Speed" send off for Brother Scott Patterson on Sunday, March 23, 2014, immediately after Sunday School, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Rectory.

THEATRE MINISTRY

The Theatre Ministry has been invited to present the original play, Sylvie and the Airman, by Sister Sophonia Simms, at “An Afternoon Tea” for 2014 scholarship award recipients. The affair is sponsored by the Ivy Vine Charities on Sunday, March 23, 2014, at the Bethesda Marriott Hotel – Pooks Hill. Flyers are available on the Welcome Table in the Foyer.

February 2014

FEBRUARY-BLACK HISTORY MONTH

During the Sunday School hour, Olive Branch will host several presentations on African Americans and events that made a difference. Below is information for upcoming Sundays:

  • February 9 - Faith Pillars of the Underground Railroad and the Role of Literacy - Dr. Cheryl LaRoche
  • February 16 – Double V: Black Soldiers of World War II/Unsung Heroes
  • February 23 - Journey of African Americans - Dr. Greg Carr and Dr. Dana Williams

MEN’S BIBLE FELLOWSHIP

The next meeting for the men of Olive Branch will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Rectory.

WOMEN AND THE WORD

The next Women and the Word will be held on Monday, February 10, 2014, at the Olive Branch Rectory from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The session will continue with “too stressed to be blessed?”