Loving God, Loving Family, Loving People, Loving Community

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Prayer Line Open Monday - Friday 7:00 - 8:00 PM - Phone : 978-990-5000 - Code: 297636#

Pastor Alan M. Gould, Sr. and Rev. Dr. Y. Louise Hicks


Hello and welcome to Allen Chapel AME Church.  We pray that all is well with you and that you are staying prayed up for yourself, family, and our world at large during these challenging times of COVID-19.  We urge you to continue following the mandates issued by the federal government – i.e., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other governmental agencies, along with our state and local officials.  Your health and safety are paramount in times like these. Obedience is better than a sacrifice.  These are unprecedented times which we are living in, but God still prepares a table before us in the presence of our enemies. With safety in mind and the technology that we have access to, let us continue to reach out to our brothers and sisters and do good for all people, Galatians 6:10; for we are our brother’s keeper.  We are all in this together. We are Loving God, Loving Family, Loving People and Loving Community.  During these uncertain and turbulent times, we are trusting God.  For God has not given us a spirit of fear; but of power, love and a sound mind, 2 Timothy 1:7. “Be strong and do not fear for your God is coming to destroy your enemies.  He is coming to save you,” Isaiah 35:4.  Please read for your meditation Psalm 91 for your protection and Romans Chapter 13 in response to our obedience to our elected officials and one another.   




"May the Lord bless and keep you during these trying times."


  Pastor Alan M. Gould, Sr.



The Presidential Primary Election is on June 2, 2020.

Voted ballots must be postmarked on or before Tuesday, June 2, 2020.

The Voter Registration Deadline is May 27, 2020.

For more information click here

Need Food?

Come visit the Food Pantry every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month from 8:00 - 10:00 AM.

For more information contact Mrs. Dorothy Boddie @


Every household in the country will be mailed an invitation to complete the decennial Census.  It is very important to complete the Census to help avoid an undercount because the Census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to offer daily services, products, and support for your community.  Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on Census data.  The results of the Census also determines the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives, used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.

Invitations from the Census will arrive between March 12th-20th, 2020 and the invitations will include instructions for responding online.  You can also respond to the Census by calling one of the toll-free numbers listed on the invitation, or you can respond by mail.  

It is important to respond to the Census to make sure your community is not undercounted.  The federal government reports that more that $675 million annually is allocated using Census data.  Additionally, it is estimated that each person who does not complete the Census in Maryland represents $1,850 per year in missed federal funding.  Over a 10-year period that accounts for $18,250.  In 2010, Maryland’s estimated undercount was 53,300 residents, resulting in nearly $973 million in federal funding not accessed over a ten-year period: 

For more information about the Census, please visit: or call 301-763-INFO (4636).  You can also visit: or email census@maryland,gov


          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic that we are experiencing, service will be streamed live starting Sunday, March 29, 2020 from            10:00 AM - 11:00 AM.  Pastor Alan M. Gould will bring the message.  To view the live streamed service, visit our Facebook page @  You can also click on the "Upcoming Events" tab above or click on the Facebook symbol at the bottom left of this page.


Greetings!  We bring you joy in the name of Jesus.  We are a very active, friendly, family-oriented small AME church located in Silver Spring, MD; loving God, loving family, loving people and loving community.  All are welcome here.  Come dwell among us as we lift His holy name on high and sing praises unto Him!  We are a Bible-based teaching church where our worship and learning have no limitations.  Come experience the joy of the Lord and worship with us as we learn about the teachings of Jesus.  Bring your gifts and talents.  Check out our ministries and upcoming events around Montgomery County.  We hope you come to visit soon!

Service Times

Adult Sunday School - 9:00AM

Sunday Worship: 10:00AM

Communion Sunday -    

      1st Sunday of the Month

Bible Study: Wednesday at Noon

Reach out to Allen Chapel's office. Your questions and concerns will be answered by loving hearts.

Meet our loving Ministers who teach the word of God as a guide to daily living.


Come take a look at what our family-friendly ministries are doing to serve the Lord and in community service. 


Established in 1870 and still flourishing in the 21st century, Allen Chapel AME Church continues to expand its kingdom building efforts in eastern Montgomery County through dynamic leadership, powerful preaching, spirit-filled teaching, and awe-inspiring community evangelism.

We have been blessed; we continue to be blessed, and give all the Honor, Praise and Glory to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! To God be the Glory!

"The things that are impossible with men are possible with God" Luke 18:27

MEDITATION: Number Your Days*

"Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom"

- Psalms 90:12
I have this habit of numbering my days: When I wake up in the morning, I make a point of thinking "Lord, this day is worth a thousand years of eternity and that means that the people I meet, the letters I write, the conversations I have...these all have value in Your sight. Teach me to measure each moment." 

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