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Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring

For New Visitors


Welcome to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring! We are a progressive, warm, and energetic faith community, committed to upholding the inherent worth and dignity of every person, and safeguarding the fragile balance of our environment.

We come from many religious backgrounds, and unite to seek meaning and spiritual deepening, and share faith's essential works of justice and compassion.

If you live in, or are visiting, the area, we'd be glad to have you join us for worship this Sunday. Situated just outside the beltway on New Hampshire Avenue, one of Washington DC's major arteries, we welcome all people to our exciting, pluralistic and growing community.

Please join us on any Sunday morning for an uplifting and thought- provoking worship service.

We hold two worship services, at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m., for most of the year. The first service is interpreted in American Sign Language.

During the summer months, from Father's Day through Labor Day, one service is held at 10:30 am. These services are interpreted in American Sign Language.

We suggest new visitors arrive a little early to fill out a guest card and pick up a nametag at the Welcome Table at the top of the stairs in the vestibule, adjacent to the Sanctuary. Filling out a guest card allows us to contact you about upcoming church events, such as Inquirers’ Luncheons (newcomer orientation sessions) and the “New UU” class, as well as to provide you with a trial subscription to our newsletter, the Uniter, which will help you learn more about what’s happening at UUCSS.

Please join us in the Community Hall between services for an informal coffee hour, starting between 10:30 - 10:45.

Visitors are welcome to participate in any of the many activities, classes, and special events announced during Sunday Services, featured in the Uniter newsletter and on the Upcoming Events page of this website (www.uucss.org).

We are a welcoming community to all, including our deaf and hearing impaired members and visitors. Everyone is invited to learn to interpret our congregational statements in ASL together within our service. Watch these videos to learn the brief statements in ASL.

We offer Religious Education and Nursery Care at both our
9:30 am and 11:30 am services during the regular church
year. We also offer an RE Program and Nursery Care at our
10:30 am summer service. Visit the Religious Education section of this site for more information. Children are also welcome to join their parents during Worship Services.

You can learn more about Unitarian Universalism at www.uua.org.


The Sanctuary building is accessible to all.

An usher will be happy to assist you with any accommodations you may need, such as large print Orders of Service or hymnals, or our hearing-assist system.

ASL Interpretation. The 9:30 service is interpreted in American Sign Language. During the summer months, UUCSS has one Sunday service at 10:30 a.m., which is also interpreted.