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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. You can sign up to receive email notices on major cultural and community events here. (Members automatically enrolled)

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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Sept 23-25 Catoctin Mountain Fall Retreat
Sept 26 Women's Book Group
Oct 15-16 David Smith Musical Residency
November 19 Church Auction
  Events Around the Beltway

Non members can sign up to receive email notices of special events at UUCSS (members and friends do not need to sign up, as they already get these and other email updates).

Catoctin Mountain Park Retreat

Dates: September 23-25
Location: Catoctin Mountain Park, near Thurmont, MD. 
Registration: Register online or in person, during Coffee hour.
Questions?  Contact Nicole Levesque at nlevesque@verizon.net.

The Catoctin retreat is a UUCSS tradition for more than three decades, where we make music, play games, prepare and share meals, hike, relax and get to know each other better. Accommodations are rustic, unheated cabins that sleep up to 10 people. 


The Women's Book Group 

Date: Fourth Monday of the month
Meetings are held 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, and discuss the future titles.  Questions: Call 301-754-1239. 

September 26: The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins

David Smith Musical Residency Weekend

Dates: October 15-16
Registration: Residency events are free of charge, and all are welcome, regardless of experience. (Donations will be gratefully received and lunch may be ordered for $10.) Bring your family and friends! Please pre-register for the Saturday workshop so that we accomodate everyone and you may order lunch.

During this 7th year of music residency, David Smith will lead us in music that explores the theme of Healing. The residency will include a full day of singing on Saturday, October 15 and two worship services on Sunday, October 16.

Known for his high energy, passion, and Pentacostal gospel musical roots, David’s unique musical contribution to the UU movement has been highly significant. He currently serves as Executive Director of Worship at the 1800-member All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Prior to that, he served as associate pastor for worship and fine arts for churches founded by Bishop Carlton Pearson, author of The Gospel of Inclusion.


UUCSS Church Auction

Date: November 19
Time: 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Donate items and events online now!

This year's theme is "Fantasy Island"!

The annual UUCSS Auction is one of the church’s most enjoyable events as well as a terrific fundraiser. It is an evening of great fun and fellowship at which donations made by UUCSS Members and Friends are auctioned off to others within the church family. You will find everything from terrific things such as: paintings, pottery and other artistic creations; to homemade baked goods made for sale the night of the Auction or promised for a later date. Many Members and Friends offer special dinners or outings, or services or lessons. Each donated event provides an opportunity to get to know fellow Members and Friends better.

Learn more about the Auction and find suggestions as to what you might donate.


The IFFP ( Interfaith Families Project of Greater Washington DC) invites the members of the UUCSS community to join them in their High Holiday services. 

Rosh Hashanah Services will be held October 2 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and October 3, from 10:00 a.m. - Noon, Morning Service and Children's Service on October 3 at 10 a.m.  Yom Kippur Services will be held October 11 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Kol Nidre (Child Friendly) and on October 12 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Morning Service and Children's service. 

All services held at UUCSS. 

Many blessings for a Sweet New Year, Rev. Julia Jarvis and Rabbi Rain Zohav.


Updated 9/23/16

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