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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 between 10:45-11:30.

During Summer there is one service at 1o:30 am. Informal coffee hour is in the foyer of the Sanctuary Building.

The Worship Team is very excited about the theme we’ll be exploring this summer, starting in July: Looking at Aging From the Inside Out. Most of our Sundays will explore the question of how we inhabit the different ages of our lives. Is our life how we hoped or planned it would be? Are we how we hoped or planned we would be? Do we feel the age we are - are we inhabiting our true age or do we feel much older, or younger, on the inside? How do we think the world sees us, and how do we see ourselves? How does this evolve over time?

Join us each Sunday as a congregational member looks at the decade of life he or she currently inhabits. Of course, there are many other elements in our lives, along with our age. These likely will also surface as we consider moving through our lives’ journey.

August 7
The 70s

Guest Speaker, Sally Porter

August 14
Critters Together

Guest Speaker, Preston Mears

There is the Old Testament prophetic image of the fulfillment time with “The lion and the lamb lying down together.”  The New Testament has the metaphor of the “Good Shepherd” often expressed by pictures of a shepherd and a variety of critters at peace in the care of the shepherd.   The power of these are often lost in the dogmatism, tribalism and racism of the day and are in stark contrast to the headlines of today.   The sermon, “Critters Together” will connect us to the underlying personal and social significance and strength of these images here in our place and time.  The service will be inclusive of school age children and young adults.   

Preston Mears grew up in the Episcopal Church, attended a Quaker school, Haverford College and then seminary at the Episcopal Theological School in Cambridge, MA.   He and Laurie, a life-long Unitarian, have 3 children and 7 grandchildren.  Preston was ordained in 1966 and served in parish work for 8 years before transitioning to social welfare work.   Between time spent in youth ministry, parenting and grand-parenting, he particularly enjoys services that are inclusive of young and old alike.  


August 21
Heaven Here On Earth

Rev. Dr. Leon Dunkley, Daniel Clark, and Bailey Whiteman