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

Friday Prayer Service         7:00 PM

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Spencerville Academy
2502 Spencerville Road
Spencerville, MD      directions


416 Olney Sandy Spring Rd
Sandy Spring, MD 20860
(240) 389-1037

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God directed Eziekiel to prophesy to bones that had no life.  The command was to speak to the bones so they might live.  The year 2015 represents the 150th anniversary of the abolition of slavery and the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act – both steps addressing injustices faced by Blacks-- named and unnamed.  Yet today the struggle continues and God directs us to look at the faces, remember the names, commit to the promise and breathe life for the slain.
During the month of February, the OBCC Sunday School will offer a series of special presentations focused on the theme, “Let There Be Breath.”  The presentations include:


1st Sunday     February 1
Renowned Howard University scholars and intellectuals Dr. Greg Carr and Dr. Dana Williams will explore the meaning of “breath” for African Americans.  Dr. Carr is chair of the Department of African American Studies and Dr. Williams is chair of the Department of English.

2nd Sunday     February 8

“Militant Soldier of the Cross/ William Paul Quinn” Interdisciplinary archaeologist Dr. Cheryl LaRoche will discuss the life and times of William Paul Quinn, the fourth bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church; the first independent black denomination in the United States

3rd Sunday     February 15

“Picturing ‘Selma’: A Cinematographer’s View”
Thanks to "Selma" and "A Most Violent Year," Bradford Young has become awards season's most talked about cinematographer. The 37-year-old has risen through the ranks in a short amount of time, singled out for his impressive visual eye and thoughtful commentary on race in America.

1st Sunday     February 22

“The Fight for Equality in Our Public Schools: Past, Present, and Future”
Danielle Holley-Walker is the newly appointed Dean of Howard University’s historic School of Law. She is a principal architect in the nation’s progress toward achieving equal justice under law, particularly in the field of civil rights.


All presentations will begin at 10:30a.m. during the Sunday School hour at:

                           Olive Branch Community Church Rectory

                                         416 Olney Sandy Spring Road

                                             Sandy Spring, MD 20860

[Park in the back lot at Sherwood High School for all activities at the Rectory]


 You are invited to join us for the journey!