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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.


September 11
Unity Walk activities

There will be NO worship service at UUCSS this weekend as we join in the Unity Walk activities hosted by the InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington

This year, our religious observance on Sunday, September 11, 2016will be to join in the Unity Walk sponsored by the InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington.


September 18
Joy and Woe are Woven Fine

Rev. Elizabeth Lerner Maclay

Come join us at 10:30 am for a single servicefollowed by a farewell reception to honor the ministry of Rev. Dr. Leon Dunkley.

This will be our annual ingathering service, where we bring water representing a place we spent time during the summer.  Our service will include a story for all ages, water ceremony, and a homily from Reverend Liz.  We are beginning our church year in a time of loss and unhappiness in the church, a time which underlines how much the church matters to everyone, and what it can mean to tether ourselves to each other even when, perhaps especially when, our footing is uncertain.  There will be music, time to share, reflection and deep emotion in the service and in our souls. 

Reception follows the 10:30 a.m. service. A simple lunch of sandwiches, salad, and fruit will be provided. Your generous donations will be most appreciated to offset the caterer cost. Depending on the weather, we will gather either on the lawn besides the Sanctuary or in the Community Hall.

September 25
We All Belong to Each Other

Guest speaker, Eleanor Piez

One service at 10:30 a.m.


This is the weekend of our Catoctin Mountain Retreat.