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Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring

Upcoming Events

Want to plan ahead? Here's a list of major church events for the current Church year, June 2013 to June 2014. Here's a list of major church events planned for June 2014 to June 2015.

In addition to the following listing, you may check the "What's Happening at UUCSS?" brochure for an overview of Coffeehouse events, workshops and classes.

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July16 Poetry Writing Group
July 28 Women's Book Group
July 13 LBGTQA Coffee Corner
July 19 Pathways to Membership class
  Events Around the Beltway

UUCSS Poetry Writing Group

Dates: Wednesdays July 2, 16, 30 and August 6 and 20
Time : 10 am -noon
Meeting location : Dolan Lounge
Contact: Craig Flaherty, Group Leader.

Craig Flaherty invites you to write a poem and to share it with friends, especially. Please bring half a dozen copies of your poem for others.  


Date: July 28, 2014
Time: 7:30-9:30 pm

We meet on the fourth Monday of the month at a member's home for book discussion and snacks. We are an informal group; no long-term obligation is required. We welcome all interested readers. Here are the upcoming titles and dates:

July 28 : The Cellist of Sarajevo, Steven Galloway


September 22 : A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, Anthony Marra

Please call 301-754-1239 for further information . 


Date: 2nd Sunday of each month
Time: after service
Location: Sanctuary

The UUCSS Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning & Allies (LGBTQA) Task Force holds an informal & welcoming Coffee Corner on the Second Sundays ( after the service & in the Sanctuary during the Summer Schedule.)  All members, friends, & visitors are welcome. For more information, email lgbtqchair@uucss.org

Pathways to Membership Class

Date: Saturday, July 19th
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Would you like to learn more about UUCSS? Join us for the next Pathways to Membership class.

This class is open for those exploring what Unitarian Universalism & UUCSS are all about. We will offer an overview of the history & basic tenets of Unitarian Universalism, a discussion of activities & programs at UUCSS - & volunteer opportunities at this church. You will also meet & get to know others who are also exploring the opportunity to make UUCSS their spiritual home. To register for the July 19th class, please email membership@uucss.org. A light lunch will be served & childcare & ASL interpretation will be available with advanced notice.  Come join us!


Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry

Joseph Priestley District Jubilee Anti-Racism Training

Friday, August 22, 6:00 p.m. through Sunday, August 24, 5:00 p.m.

Info: Joseph Priestley District Jubilee Ant-Racism Training

Cedar Lane UU Church, Bethesda, MD

Book Publication Announcement: Science and Religion: 5 Questions

Announcing the publication of Science and Religion: 5 Questionsedited by Gregg D. Caruso—a collection of interviews with thirty-three of the world's leading philosophers, scientists, theologians, apologists, and atheists.

Are science and religion compatible when it comes to understanding cosmology (the origin of the universe), biology (the origin of life and of the human species), ethics, and the human mind (minds, brains, souls, and free will)? Do science and religion occupy non-overlapping magisteria?

Important Message from the Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry—Maryland: Action on Immigration and Deportation Relief

UUSJ is coordinating with UUA on UU participation in Praying for Relief: Taking Actions to Stop Deportations.  We need your help in getting the work out.  Please distribute this information broadly.  On June 29th, delegates at the Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly 2014 in Providence, RI passed an Action of Immediate Witness (AIW) calling on UUs to join national faith leaders and immigrant rights advocates from across the nation on July 31st to August 2nd to call on the President to stop the deportations of immigrants and end the unjust laws tearing apart families, communities and congregations. The AIW called for UUs to consider participating in planned civil disobedience on July 31st. It also called on UUs to support the National Day Laborer Organizing Network #Not1More Deportation Campaign .  Not One More will have a Day of Action in DC on August 2nd. Standing on the Side of Love has set up a page for UU involvement in these events here .

Housing Request for Activists and Faith Leaders

UUSJ encourages UU participation and is looking for congregations, families and individuals who are able to provide housing for activists and faith leaders coming to our area for these events.  We expect most people to arrive on July 30 and leave either August 1 or August 2. Please let us know quickly if your congregation can house people on site.  Please encourage individuals and families who can house people to sign up here or contact Cyn Snavely if they can provide housing, CSnavely@uusj.org or 202-600-9132.  

For a complete listing of events sponsored by the UULM-MD, go to the following website: www.uulmmd.org

Updated 7/9/14

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