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Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring

Sunday Services

Please join us on Sunday mornings for uplifting and thought- provoking worship.

The upcoming sermon theme is listed below.

During the regular church year (Labor Day to Father's Day), 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 (as of October 18th 2015), as well as coffee hour. Please join us in the Community Hall between services for an informal coffee hour, starting between 10:45-11:30.

April 3
Freedom, Reason and Tolerance

Rev. Dr. Leon Dunkley

"'Some people say' that Unitarian Universalists can believe anything they want.  Is that true?  Why would someone say that if it isn't even true?"

What are the core theological values of this free and liberal faith?  What gifts does Unitarian Universalism have for us today—especially in light of riotous, political rallies in Fayetteville, North Carolina and Chicago, Illinois, especially in light of a fracturing spirit in contemporary American culture?

April 10
Truths about Freedom and Women in Religion

Rev. Elizabeth Lerner Maclay and Tazeen Ahmad

This Sunday we’ll have a sermonic dialogue to explore some myths and truths about women in religion using our experiences in Islam and Unitarian Universalism.  How are women free and how are women constrained in these religions - constrained even at times by that same freedom we applaud?  How much are the experiences of a Muslim woman actually those we see portrayed in the media - or in our own assumptions?  And how much are the experiences of a UU woman, and minister, those we expect them to be given our long history of ordaining women and the female majority in our ministry these days?  Some answers are likely to surprise you.  Rev Liz and her good friend Tazeen, a leader in the Ahmadiya International Women’s Auxiliary, look forward to this dialogue with each other and to sharing it in worship next Sunday.  Hope to see you there!  Friends and neighbors, as always, are very welcome.  There will be a story for all ages delivered by DRE Sarah Gonzalez.

April 17
How Free is Freedom?

The YRUU Youth

Led by the UUCSS High School Youth Group This Sunday's worship service will explore hate speech, the burden of proof in criminal convictions, and the tensions between freedom and safety. Join our high school youth group as they discuss our monthly ministry theme of freedom from a variety of angles.

April 24
The Journey

Rev. Elizabeth Lerner Maclay

The Passover story is only the beginning.  Passover commemorates the events that finally resulted in the freeing of the Jewish people from bondage in Egypt - and began their journey towards freedom, a journey that took 40 years in the wilderness, a journey that challenged them in every way, a journey that they learned from a journey that changed them, as they made their way towards freedom.  The Exodus is a foundational story not only for Jews but also for Liberation theology and for many people across the world and here in the US.  Its meaning evolves as our circumstances evolve, but it always has a lesson for us

Sunday Support team schedule.

updated: 4/14/2016