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

Spencerville Academy
2502 Spencerville Road
Spencerville, MD      directions


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

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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 to assist in making the decision to cancel activities.




Special Announcement: The Olive Branch Community Church (OBCC), Sandy Spring, MD, is seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of Minister of Music. This individual will provide administrative and visionary leadership to the music ministry of Olive Branch in accordance with the mission of OBCC. Click here for a copy of the announcement. Interested individuals should contact Pastor Donald R. Kelly at 301-452-1037 or the church office to schedule an appointment.

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August 2015


The Math Camp will be held for two weeks, August 3-14, 2015, Monday through Friday, from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Olive Branch Rectory. This is one of our successful community outreach programs.

July 2015


The church meeting will be held next Sunday, July 19, 2015, at the Rectory. If any member has questions/items to be addressed, please forward your request(s) to the church office, Pastor, or one of the Elders by close of business, Wednesday, July 15, 2015. Members are encouraged to attend.


Bible Study will continue with the discussion of Living The Extraordinary Life, Nine Principles to Discover It by Dr. Charles F. Stanley on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. at the Rectory. Come join us and bring a friend.

June 2015


On Saturday, June 27, 2015, the Men’s Bible Fellowship will meet at the Rectory from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.


Grab your scuba gear and join us for Adventures at Sea at the Rectory starting Monday, June 22, 2015, through Friday June 26, 2015, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The VBS application is available on the Welcome Table and the on the OBCC website (


One person’s unwanted items can be another person’s treasure. Get ready for the summer bazaar/yard sale, sponsor by OBCC, on Saturday, June 6, 2015. A sign-up sheet for volunteers is available on the Usher’s table. More information to follow.


On Sunday, June 14, 2015, all students will be recognized during worship service for their academic achievements, including the awarding of the Dr. Robert J. Cummings Book Award. An application, located on the Usher’s Table, must be completed for each student. The guest speaker for Education Sunday will be Ms. Aqueelha James, Principal, John Burroughs Education Campus, Washington, DC.

May 2015


The Youth Lock-In will be Friday, May 29, 2015, at the OBCC Rectory from 8:00 p.m. until Saturday at 9:00 a.m. Parents are needed to volunteer to spend the night and prepare breakfast Saturday morning. The activity for this year's lock-in will be open mic night and karaoke. The congregation will be invited to come out and show their talents. The Movie for the night will be BIG HERO 6. Contact Dee Wilson at or plan to attend the Volunteer meeting on Sunday, May 17, 2015, immediately after Sunday School.


Olive Branch is going to the theater! Join us Sunday, May 31, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. at the Arena Stage to see “Blood Quilt”. Group tickets are $57.50. Contact Sister Pam Whittaker (301-873-5166) for more information.


OBCC is aware that members/visitors/friends are still contributing to the building fund/capital campaign, at the rate you were giving in 2014. However, it is necessary to have this information on paper. So if you did not complete a pledge form for calendar year 2015, please click here to print and submit pledge card to an Usher, Elder, or a member of the Finance Committee.

April 2015


Good Friday - April 3, 2015: Worship service will be held in the Fellowship Hall at the Rectory, starting
at 7:00 p.m. and will include the “Seven Last Words from the Cross”.

Saturday - April 4, 2015: The annual OBCC Children's Easter Egg Hunt will be held at the Rectory, from 10:00 a.m. to Noon. There will be eggs/candy hunt for ages 10 and under and a scavenger hunt for older kids. Invite friends and family. This event is BYOB—Bring Your Own Basket! Contact Ray Farmer at with any questions or if you would like to volunteer.

Easter Sunday - April 5, 2015:

  • Sunrise Worship Service at the OBCC Rectory, starting at 6:30 a.m.
    Rev. Dr. Deborah Keaton will deliver the Word.
  • Repast at the Rectory immediately following Sunrise Service.
  • Regular Worship Service at Spencerville Academy, starting at 9:00 a.m.

On Monday, April 6, 2015, the next session of Women and the Word will be meeting at the Rectory from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Ladies, be watchful for the Evite.

March 2015


Black History Jeopardy is coming to OBCC on Sunday, March 15, 2015, during Sunday School at the Rectory.


On March 9, 2015, OBCC’s women will be “Dining in Damascus” as they discuss Biblical Hospitality Today: Scriptural Mandate vs. Spiritual Gift. A special meal, prepared by a Mediterranean chef, will be made from Biblical recipes and served in accordance with Biblical dining etiquette.


On March 8, 2015, the Sandy Spring Museum is performing an hour long performance with six dynamic Montgomery County residents sharing their personal stories and insights about civil rights.

February 2015


At Olive Branch, the theme of Black History Month for 2015 is “Let There Be Breath”, Genesis 2:7, Ezekiel 37:9. We are pleased to offer a series of exceptional presenters which can be found by clicking here. We hope you can share in this great experience with us at Olive Branch Community Baptist Church.

January 2015

The 39th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast

Sponsored by the Montgomery County Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha to honor Dr. King’s memory.
Date: Monday, January 19, 2015 - 7:45 A.M. to 10:00 A.M.
Tickets: $60 adults - $30 (children 12 & under)
Place: Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda, MD 20852 To purchase tickets or tables, contact Donald Buckner (301) 622-2945.