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.


We currently have two services, one at 9:30AM and one at 11:30AM.
We will have a special service schedule on Christmas Eve Sunday.
We will have one service at 10:30AM during the months of January, February, and March as part of our congregation’s intentional exploration during our current period of interim ministry.

Two worship services are offered most Sundays at 9:30 am and 11:30 am, except during the summer months, the Sunday of our annual church retreat, the Sunday after Thanksgiving, the Sunday between Christmas and New Years, and Memorial Day weekend, when we offer just one service at 10:30 am. Coffee hour takes place between the two services.

ASL and Religious Education

  • American Sign Language (ASL) interpreting services are provided at the 9:30 a.m. service.
  • Nursery care is provided by professional staff during both our 9:30 am and 11:30 am Sunday services.
  • We offer Preschool thru 8th Grade RE Programming during both the 9:30 and 11:30 services.
  • High Schoolers participate in YRUU (Young Religious Unitarian Universalists), which meets most Sunday mornings at 11:30.

During the summer months, we offer just one service at 10:30 am. Nursery care and ASL interpreting services are provided during this service. Other Children Religious Education programming is available during the summer months. Please contact DRE@uucss.org for details.