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October 26: All the Light You Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

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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 2015 to June 2016.

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.

Click on event for details.

September 28 Women's Book Group
September 13 LBGTQA Coffee Corner
August 30 Summer Meditation
August 16, 23, 30 Music Jams
September 5-7 LUUV Camping trip
Sept. 9, 10, 24 Climate Action
  Events Around the Beltway


Date: Fourth Monday of the month
Time: 7:30-9:30 pm
Location: please call 301-754-1239 for directions

The Women's Book Group meets on the fourth Monday of the month at a member's home. All interested readers are welcome with no long-term obligation. We meet informally, discuss the book, take a break for delicious drink and refreshment, discuss the future titles, and adjourn  by 9:30. 

September 28:  The Goldfinch  by Donna Tartt
October 26: All the Light You Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Questions: Call 301-754-1239


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

Summer Meditation Series

Date: Sundays - July 18 - August 30
Time: 10AM o 10:25AM
Location: Dolan Lounge
Contact: David Miley

The Adult Religious Education committee is sponsoring a summer meditation series.  This is an opportunity to settle in before summer worship services with a group meditation. Group meditations begin with a simple reading followed by a period of reflection.  Meditation in a group setting can be a powerful experience for those who have never tried it. So, please join us this Sunday and the rest of the Sundays till the end of August.

LUUV Camping Trip

Dates: September 5-7
Location: Rocky Gap State Park
Contact: Steve Wilmarth

Come camping Labor Day Weekend at beautiful Rocky Gap State Park in Western Maryland!  It’s great place for getting to know each other while swimming, hiking, boating, playing capture the flag, or just relaxing. The trip is sponsored by UUCSS Families LUUV group, but all church members and friends -- singles, couples, triples, tribes, dynasties, hordes -- are all welcome!

If you are a new friend or member, this trip is a really great way to meet some people, so come! You won’t regret it! Really! Come!

If you have not been on one of these trips before, you’ll need the usual tent, sleeping bags, and so forth, but all food is organized by meal coordinators. Each person helps out with setup or cleanup on a meal or two, and helps with some other tasks (such as fetching water, building the fire, or keeping the kids from eating all the chocolate bars).

The cost for the trip is $22 per adult and $17 per kid. That includes the food! What a bargain!

To register (or if you have questions), email Steve Wilmarth and include: (1) number of adults and kids, and (2) include any dietary constraints (e.g, vegetarian) or food allergies. Hope to see you there!


Dates: August 16, 23, 30
Time: 11:45 - 12:45 am
Location: UUCSS Sanctuary

Summer is sometimes the season of scattering. UUCSS musicians will host a round-robin of song sharing during coffee hour in the sanctuary. In the spirit of our Catoctin retreat, please plan to stay after service on the following Sundays for an all-ages musical meet-up. 

All are welcome; to sing, to listen, to play any instruments you may bring. Please bring lyric / chord sheets for any song you wish to share.

We will begin each music circle with several songs for the children.  Contact: Audrey Engdahl. Thanks!

Climate Action

September 9 & 10 – Grandparents Climate Action Day, featuring keynote James Hansen (You don’t have to be a grandparent to participate!)

September 24 – Moral Action for Climate Justice March on the Mall + Pope Francis address to Congress

The UU community is planning to be at the forefront of a busy month of climate action leading up to Pope Francis’ historic address to Congress. He will make the moral case for the US to take the lead in creating a strong, binding, and enforceable international climate agreement at the November UN Climate Change Conference in Paris.

You can get involved by participating in the events above, hosting UUs from across the country who will be in town, writing Congress, and more! Stay tuned for more details from your Green Sanctuary Committee!


Colesville Meals on Wheels

is again seeking volunteers to help drive or deliver meals. Our hours are approximately 11 to 1 on weekdays. You can choose a day, or be on our sub list to be called when needed. Contact info: www.colesville-meals-on-wheels.org

Preview of the 2015 Immigration Film Festival

New opportunity for Individual Supporters to receive an All-Event Passport to this year's films and the Saturday-night Gala
at the UDC Theater of the Arts 

Information on how to nominate an admired or favorite immigrant for the 2015 Premier Immigrant Honor Roll

More about this year's new Saturday Afternoon Student Program 

SAVE THE DATES October 22, 23 , 24, 25

Updated 7/8/15

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