Cedar Ridge Community Church

a community of hope AND transformation

In-person services are canceled until further notice due to the coronavirus.

Join us at 10 AM Sunday for a virtual service online.

Virtual Sunday Service

Join us at 10 AM for our Sunday service online, and meet us on Facebook to chat after the service.

Stories of Comfort and Hope

We invite you to join us this spring as we explore popular Bible stories with a focus on texts that speak powerfully to the comfort and hope people have found in God in the midst of difficult circumstances.

Resources During this Difficult Time

An overview of federal, state and local resources, to provide a starting point for individuals in our community struggling with financial pressures at this time

Ways to Help in this Difficult Time

There are various ways we can help our church community, neighborhoods, and wider society through prayer, giving, and volunteering.

Psalms: A Soundtrack for Our Lives

Upcoming Mini-series Begins June 13

In This 3-week mini-series will explore a selection of psalms and the themes they raise. Sunday messages will feature interviews with community members about their current perspectives and connection to God, and how that has changed over the course of their lives. Throughout the series, we will seek to let the poetry of the psalms stir our hearts and help us draw closer to God and to one another.

About Us

Cedar Ridge Community Church is a diverse, open, and affirming community of followers of Jesus, sharing God’s love with everyone and working to make the world a better place for all. We invite you to join us on our journey of growing to be more loving people who recognize that change must begin with us.

Sunday Services

We are located in central Montgomery county, just north of Silver Spring. We meet as a church community on Sundays at 10 AM. Our service lasts for about 75 minutes, and we have programs for all ages—including children and teenagers. Click the button below to learn more about our location, service, and programs for all ages.


Help us serve our neighbors, help the oppressed, and live out other aspects of our vision that require resources to implement.


Children & Youth

Learn more about visiting with infants, children, and youth in Middle and High School.

Getting Involved

Learn how you can get involved in our community and beyond.


Lead Pastor’s Blog

Read some thoughts from Matthew Dyer, our lead pastor


Latest Message

Multiple Speakers - December 1, 2019

Entering the Story

Experience the Story

This Advent season, we will seek a deeper experience of God by immersing ourselves in the Christmas story. Perhaps we have read the ancient gospel narratives of the birth of Jesus many times before. But there is fresh meaning—new hope, peace, love, and joy—to be found in this old story. As humans, we seem hardwired to respond to stories: they trigger parts of our brain that allow us to move beyond hearing facts to share in the experience of the events described. Stories synchronize our brain activity with other hearers. They draw us together. Stories affirm what we have in common, and show us that we are all on a journey together. And Christmas is no ordinary story. It embodies our longing and hope for peace in the uncertainty of our world; for love clothed in all its vulnerability to prevail over fear; and for joy to flood the darkest of our night’s skies with angels-song. This Advent, we will experience the Christmas story through imaginative reading, contemplation, study, and worship. Let us invite the Eternal God to speak to us this season through ancient words and timeless truths. May we know in our innermost being that the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. In this first week, we use our imaginations to enter the story in an interactive all ages service.

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Our Vision

Imagine a community …

… that dares to dream of heaven on earth; a community where everyone is accepted and respected and their journey cherished, regardless of their background, beliefs or place in society; where everyone looks out for the concerns of others and no one is alone.