Below is a comprehensive listing of the many events and meetings at UUCSS.

UUCSS Choir Practice

The choir is open to all generations, and any middle and high school students who want to supplement their school singing experience with additional singing in the church choir are especially welcome. Rehearsals are Thursday nights 7:30pm- 9:30pm in the UUCSS sanctuary. For more information contact our Music Director, Michael Holmes, at musicdirector@uucss.org.

Sunday Worship – December 17, 2017

The UUCSS Annual Holiday Orchestra will take place between the services.

“Re-examining Delilah:  Survivor, Entrepreneur, Patriot, Hero”

The modern field of African American Biblical Interpretation approaches Jewish and Christian scriptures through the lens of the interpreter’s experience, rather than the author’s presumed mindset.  This approach avoids Eurocentric and patriarchal tendencies and liberates scripture from being anchored in time.  Delilah’s story exemplifies how dominant scriptural interpreters have marginalized and degraded women and cultural “others,” and how a fresh examination can reveal their heroism and courage.  The still-developing African American interpretive enterprise offers itself as a model for rehabilitating our Fourth UU Source to address injustice today.

Bob Clegg is a UU seminarian at Wesley Theological Seminary and is working on a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Studies at American University.  Next year he plans to open Justice Jobs, a nonprofit jobs office in Baltimore or Frederick, serving people who are reentering the workforce from incarceration, addiction, and chronic unemployment.  Bob is a member of the UU Congregation of Frederick, MD, and he lives with his wife Connie in New Market, MD, with their three cats.

2017 UUCSS Holiday Orchestra / Caroling

Players Wanted!

All Ages and Abilities Welcome!

If you play an orchestra or band instrument, please join us for this year’s Holiday Orchestra; and if you enjoy singing, please join the chorus!  In the past, we’ve been particularly sparse in the string area, so if any violin, viola, or cello players are in hiding, please contact me to sign up to play.  Also, if you have any friends who play instruments or sing who might want to come participate in the services, then please bring them along!  The music will be fun and simple.  Or just show up on Sunday to listen or sing along.

Rehearsal: Saturday, December 16th, 1:00PM in the Community Hall

RSVP as soon as possible to Music Director Michael Holmes (musicdirector@uucss.org)

Program Council

Please contact council@uucss.org for details, as meeting schedule and location are subject to change. The Program Council through its volunteer committees provides structure for church members to operate all the programs of the Church in conjunction with our professional leaders. The Council is led by the Board Vice President for Program and includes the Chairs of all…

Operations Council

Please contact ops@uucss.org for details, as meeting schedule and location are subject to change. The Operations Council is composed of representatives from the Administrative Operations Committee, Property Committee, AV Committee and IT Committee.    

Sunday Worship – December 24, 2017

Multigenerational Christmas Eve service led by Director of Religious Education Catherine Boyle with children’s pageant and multigenerational choir.

A potluck brunch will follow in place of Coffee Hour.

Holiday Potluck Brunch

Please bring a dish to share – pastries, an egg dish, fruit, yogurt, and more (labeled if it is gluten free, dairy free, vegan, etc.)  We will gather in the Community Hall for a fun celebration, including a sing-a-long.  If you can help with set up, clean up, or in another way, please contact Patti Poss.

2017 Holiday Social Hour

We hope you will join us for cookies and other savory finger foods after the service Christmas Eve evening service.  Please bring cookies or other savories to share. We will provide labels to indicate if the item is gluten free, dairy free, vegan, etc.  We will gather in the Community Hall for conversation and fellowship. Questions?…

Women’s Book Group

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.