It took me hours to find interesting churches in the Rockville or Gaithersburg or Germantown area of Maryland during a recent visit. (I had to use creative Google searches and additional research to find all of these; #btw there’s a good church search at faithstreet.com) Here’s short list of MoCo churches in Maryland:
Journey’s Crossing http://journeyscrossing.org/ @ Germantown
GO Church http://mygochurch.com @ Germantown
Restoration Church http://www.restoration.church (opening in 2016) @ Gaithersburg
Connection Church connectionchurchmd.org @ Rockville
Streams of Hope Church http://www.streamsofhopechurch.org/ @ Gaithersburg
Northgate Community Church http://northgatecc.org/ @ Montgomery Village
Mosaic Community Church http://www.mosaicsilverspring.org @ Silver Spring
Lifechurch of Maryland www.l3church.com @ Germantown
Rock Creek Church http://www.rcreek.com/
Cedar Creek http://www.cedarbrook.org/ @ Clarksburg
The Cause Church http://thecausechurch.org/ @ Elkridge
Seneca Creek Community Church senecacreek.org
MBC Montgomery County
The Well Community Church http://www.thewellsilverspring.org @ Silver Spring
Grace Meridian Hill http://www.gracemeridianhill.org
3 Strands Community Church 3strandschurch.org
The District Church http://www.districtchurch.org/
Mosaic Church http://www.mosaicchurchdc.org/
DC Metro Church http://www.dcmetro.org/ @ Fairfax
Hillendale Baptist Church http://www.hillendalebaptist.org/ @ Dale City, CA
Since I can typically only attend one or two worship services on a weekend, I have to be selective in choosing the ones that are most interesting, in terms of music, preaching, and multiethnic diversity.
I know there are many older traditional churches than newer contemporary churches. The older churches better served people who have already been part of that church for a long time, be it years or decades. Newer churches have better odds of being more creative and more conscientious of visitors and newcomers.
Just writing this blog post to save you time on your search. And, make some good churches easier to find.
Also see this list of the most popular churches in the metro DC area: djchuang.wordpress.com/2013/12/17/most-popular-churches-in-the-metro-washington-dc-area/
Using Cyanogenmod 10.2 on a Samsung Galaxy S3, and noticed that the lock screen won’t activate, after trying all kinds of settings. Eventually found the solution at forum.xda-developers.com::
There’s a lock screen activation button on the quick settings (tiles that come down swiping down on the right side of the screen). It needs to be activated for lock screen to be active.
And, if you’re using the Tasker app, the message forum thread there also talks about another setting in Tasker than might suppress the ability to lock your screen.
When I tried to transfer a .LINK domain from another registrar to namecheap.com, I got this error message that it was “Not Eligible for Transfer” even though I had checked to make sure that domain’s transfer lock was turned off (disabled).
Come to find out, when I contacted namecheap.com tech support, that:
- domain name(s) to transfer
- auth code
- support PIN
Add a comment if you found this helpful. You’re welcome.
Having an Apple iPad 2 from a few years back, it gets its share of occasional iOS updates automatically suggested and recommended by Apple every few months or so.
The last update I made was to iOS 8.3, even though it keeps reminding me that version 9.1 is available. And I can’t figure out how to tell it to stop notifying me and that I don’t want to upgrade, for fear of slowing down the iPad even more. and I don’t know when it happened exactly, but this iPad 2 on iOS 8.x became slower and slower, with almost every app crashing and unexpectedly exiting. When the web browsers, both Safari and Chrome, after looking at just one web page, that was the last straw. This iPad 2 was unusable!
I connected the iPad 2 to iTunes and thought I could restore an old backup from 2013, but after restoring ran for like 10 minutes, it errored out. Did more research, and found out Apple doesn’t allow downgrades, so the old backup wasn’t going to get me back to iOS 7 that used to work well on this iPad 2.
With nothing to lose, clicked on the Restore iPad button, and let the iOS 9.1 update go ahead, and then did a factory reset.
That turned out to be the answer to making this old iPad 2 useable again! Even though iOS 8.x made everything bad and slow, and eventually to a grinding halt, this clean install of iOS 9.1 on this old iPad 2 is working well! In fact, writing this blog post on it. Thought I’d share this good news, and save some others from pulling their hair out from frustration.