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Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring

Upcoming Events

Want to plan ahead? 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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November 24 Women's Book Group
December 14 LBGTQA Coffee Corner
January 14 Meditation Practices for Daily Life
November 22 Christmas Eve Pageant Rehearsal
November 22 Holiday Children's Choir Rehearsal
November 23 Healing Circle
December 14 UUCSS Holiday Bazaar
  Events Around the Beltway


Fourth Monday of the month
7:30-9:30; please call 301-754-1239 for directions

Date: November 24
Title: The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud (rescheduled, originally scheduled for October


Date: 2nd Sunday of each month
Time: after the 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

Christmas Eve Pageant Rehearsal this Saturday!

Date: Saturdays, Nov. 22, 29, Dec. 6, 13, and 20th
Time: 11 am - noon
UUCSS Sanctuary
Contact: Sarah Gonzales

This year's Christmas Pageant will tell the story of Sandy the UU Reindeer and we have lots of parts for all ages to play! Our first rehearsal will be on Saturday, November 22nd, from 11am-12pm in the UUCSS Sanctuary. For those who are interested in the Children's Choir, rehearsal will take place on the same day in the same place from 10-11am. Snacks will be served in between the two rehearsals. Email Sarah at dre@uucss.org if you are interested in either the Pageant or the Children's Choir!

UUCSS Children's Choir for Holiday Season 2014

Date: Nov. 22, 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20
Time: 10 am
UUCSS Sanctuary
Michael Holmes, Music Director

Calling all kids ages 5-11! We will be preparing to perform for the Christmas Eve Pageant on December 24 th. Please RSVP as soon as possible. This year, the Children’s choir rehearses on Saturdays at 10am before the pageant rehearsal in the Sanctuary. All children who enjoy singing are welcome! No audition is required. Don’t be shy! Please contact Michael Holmes, UUCSS music director, in advance, email to musicdirector@uucss.org.

The Healing Circle

Date: Sunday, Nov. 23 rd
11:00-11:20am and 1:00-1:30pm
Location: UUCSS Sanctuary
Lay Ministry at UUCSS 

Spiritual health begins in the soul and grows stronger in community. We gather together in the midst of joy and sorrow, in the presence of love and grief – and we share ourselves beautifully in a circle of faith and healing. Please join the Lay Ministry Team in the Healing Circle. Come share of yourself and be present for others on this journey that we take through life…together.

2014 UUCSS Holiday Bazaar

Date: Sunday, December 14 th
Time: 9 AM to 1 PM
Location: Community Hall
Contact: Susan-Marie Stedman

Please contact Susan Marie Stedman if you are interested in participating or have any questions. 

Mindfulness, Lovingkindness, Self-Compassion— Meditative Practices for Daily Life

Dates: Part 2— January 14, 21, 28; February 4, 11 (all Wednesdays)
Time: 7:30- 8:45 pm
Place:  UUCSS Sanctuary
Contact: Jane Jackson, Please RSVP

Mindfulness meditation trains us to be with whatever happens, with less stress and reactivity, less judgment, and more kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity. Lovingkindness practice develops concentration and a peaceful heart.  Self-compassion teachings offer the really good news that by caring deeply for ourselves and our own suffering, we can connect naturally and deeply with our fellow beings everywhere.

This is an eight week course in two parts. Part 1 introduces basic mindfulness, lovingkindness, and self-compassion practices; Part 2 explores them in more depth. Each class session will include gentle movement, guided meditations, and practical suggestions that you can take home and use in daily life situations.

This class is suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators. We will sit in chairs; you are welcome to bring your own cushion or bench if you prefer to sit on the floor.



Updated 11/21/14

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