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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 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.

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.

February 8
Grace Out of Context

Rev. Elizabeth Lerner Maclay

Anticipating Rev. Liz’s upcoming sabbatical, we’ll consider what it means to be out of context, what we learn about ourselves and our world when we don’t know what’s ‘normal,’ what’s expected of ourselves and others, and why a little time out of context can be not just a time for discovery but also an occasion for grace.

February 15
Gratuitous Grace

Rev. Elizabeth Lerner Maclay

The poet and essaying Annie Dillard wrote about gratuitous grace in her volume Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. It’s an enduring piece of insight that inspired Rev. Liz to a sermon many years ago, which became in turn an enduring piece of personal theology. This morning we’ll revisit that sermon, theology, in the wake of 15 years in which much has changed, and much is the same, to look again at the relationship of nature, cruelty, life and grace.

February 22, CANCELED
A Champion of Grace

Rev. Leon Dunkley

Capture your soul and your heart and your mind and your body and your soul once again. Hold them close and never let them go. Let them remind of the beauty and the grace that is within us. Who reminds you of dignity and calls you to be your joyful best? Who do you choose in 2015 as the champion of grace? In 1965 and in Harlem, that champion was Malcolm X. Malcolm X distinguished himself as the fiercest voice for justice. Come learn why. Dare yourself—in ways both great and small—to become a champion.

March 1
The Letting Go of Sabbath

Rev. Elizabeth Lerner Maclay

This will be Rev. Liz’s final day and final morning of worship at UUCSS before she leaves on sabbatical. Our morning will be to begin to explore March’s theme of Letting Go, in the context of sabbatical - which comes from the word sabbath - the break from ordinary living, from the working week, from the usual rhythms, to take time for the spirit, for study, for reflection, for renewal. This service will be an exploration, a celebration, a benediction - please come and be part of it as we begin the sabbatical together.

Sunday Support team schedule.