We are a progressive, warm, and energetic faith community, committed to upholding the inherent worth and dignity of every person, and safeguarding the fragile balance of our environment. We come from many religious backgrounds, and unite to seek meaning and spiritual deepening, and share faith’s essential works of justice and compassion. We are UUCSS, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring.

Upcoming Events


May 2018 Volunteer of the Month – Preston Mears

Preston Mears is the Volunteer of the Month for May.  Preston is an ordained and licensed Episcopalian priest, but his wife Laurie was born and raised Unitarian.  Although they spent many years in the Episcopal church pursuing their common mission of social justice, after they moved to Maryland, they joined a Unitarian-Universalist church because it…

April 2018 Volunteer of the Month – Jeremy Holt

Jeremy Holt is the Volunteer of the Month for April.  Jeremy came to UUCSS in 2013, looking for a church in which to raise his 1 year old daughter Nora.  UUCSS was the first church he and his wife Ashley attended in their search, and Jeremy immediately fell in love with the ministers, the music,…

March 2018 Volunteer of the Month – Audrey Engdahl

Audrey Engdahl is the Volunteer of the Month for March.  Audrey grew up in local UU churches.  Audrey and her husband Rick first came to UUCSS when Rev Liz Maclay was preaching her candidating sermon and were married by Rev. Liz the following year in 2001.  They chose to join UUCSS because of Rev. Liz’s…

February 2018 Volunteer of the Month – Ken Iobst

Ken Iobst is the Volunteer of the Month for February, for his work supporting the auction with Rob Dahlstrom and his other work supporting IT needs of UUCSS. Ken first came to UUCSS in 1978 with his sons Adam and baby twins Wayne and Paul. He remembers attending Catoctin that fall and hiking with the…

Legislative Kick-off Session Informational Meeting

There is a Legislative Kick-off session Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 2 – 5 PM at the UU Congregation of Columbia. UU Legislative Ministry of Maryland will discuss upcoming bills on the environment, criminal justice, economic justice, immigration, gun violence, LGBTQ issues, death with dignity, and healthcare.