Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring
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. Please join us in the Community Hall between services for an informal coffee hour, starting between 10:45-11:30.
We offer nursery care and religious education classes during both worship services. Preschool through middle school classes are offered at our 9:30 am service, and 4th grade through High School age meet during the 11:30 am service. Your children are also welcome to join you during worship services.
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. Nursery Care and Religious Education for children through grade 12 are offered during the summer worship services. An informal coffee hour follows the service.
Large-print Orders of Service may be obtained from an usher.
Mercy and Diversity
Diversity Team plus Revs. Elizabeth Lerner Maclay and Leon Dunkley
Each year our congregation continues further on our journey into becoming and being a multicultural, multiracial community. This path takes us to new places, often beautiful, sometimes uncomfortable, always requiring courage and openness. It's a precious experience we are sharing and the UUCSS Diversity Team works hard every year to help support the efforts and engagement of us all. Mercy is our theme in May; this service will be an opportunity to hear from the team: their reflections, vision and truths about this experience and what it holds for us all as individuals and as one church.
Circle of Life service
DRE Sarah Gonzalez, Revs. Elizabeth Lerner Maclay and Leon Dunkley
This worship service celebrates transitions in our Children and Youth Religious Education program. Join us for our bi-annual Child Dedication ceremony as well as an exploration of how we are all connected. All ages are encouraged to attend this multigenerational worship service.
The Mercy of Poetry
Rev. Elizabeth Lerner Maclay
The famous British novelist and philosopher, C. S. Lewis once wrote: "We read to know that we are not alone." That may not be the only reason we read, but when I read that line, many years ago, I realized that indeed, one of the best gifts literature gives me is recognition - seeing myself, or something, someone I recognize, in something I read. With the recognition often comes insight, acceptance, resolution - all kinds of things. And one of the forms of literature that does this most strongly, for me, is poetry. This service will explore some pivotal poems and poets that are for Rev. Liz essential scripture, perennial wisdom, and sometimes even rocks for clinging to in navigating life.
Reclaiming Wonder ONE Service ONLY at 10:30am.
Guest Preacher, Rev. Gabriele Parks
As children, we look at the world out of big eyes, surprised and awed by the many wondrous things around us. As adults, we seem to have misplaced this ability; most of us can barely keep up with the daily rat race and the many worries and problems in our life. Can we reclaim our sense of wonder? How?
Rev. Elizabeth Lerner Maclay
It's the end of the regular church year and all bets are off. The sermon topic could be anything that qualifies as 'mystery.' Could be our UU living tradition source: "direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces that create and uphold life"... or it could mean something entirely different. What will this service be about? It's a... yeah... that's right... mystery.
Sunday Support team schedule.