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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 second service is interpreted in American Sign Language (as of May 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.

June 6, 2015
Leadership, the Dark Horse and a UU Cowboy

Rev Dr. Leon Dunkley

We explore the power of Unitarian Universalism as exemplified by an outspoken, 19-century Unitarian minister named Rev. Abner Kneeland.  He spoke his truth in love and—some say—he paid a heavy cost.  Yet, is there not a cost for choosing not to speak one’s truth?  Had Rev. Abner chosen otherwise, if he had chosen to be silent, would he have had to pay a lighter cost?

NOTE:  Immediately following the 2nd service at 12:45 p.m., UUCSS will hold their Annual Meeting. All Members and Friends are welcome & encouraged to attend.

June 14, 2015
Annual Flower Communion Worship Service

Rev. Dr. Leon Dunkley, Sarah Gonzalez, DRE, & Michael Holmes, UUCSS Music Director.

Please join us for this annual celebration and bring flowers for you and all your family and guests to share.

About the history of the Flower Communion Service:

Norbert Capek founded the Unitarian Church in Czechoslovakia.  He introduced a special service to that church on June 4th in 1923.  His special service, his flower service was a ritual that was to bind people more closely together in community.  As summer begins, come join us as we explore this wonderful tradition in our faith!  Come blossom and bloom.  Come rain or shine.  Come, all good people, come!

June 21, 2015
What Will Matter?

Guest speaker: Joseph Farruggia

If your spouse, children, parents, siblings, friends and co-workers were asked to describe you now, what would they say? What would they say about you after you have passed on? How would future generations remember the person that you were? Based on an inspirational meditation by Michael Josephson, this message asks us to consider whether our lives are focused.

June 28, 2015
Compassionate Living - Sermon as Song

Tret Fure  

Winning singer/songwriter, Tret Fure will perform the music   and  deliver the sermon at the 10:30 am service. Tret has performed and toured internationally for the last 45 years, in both folk music and women's music. She is also a passionate Unitarian who sings and performs "Sermon as Song" at UU churches across the country.  Her particular brand of music is spiritually based and her stories set the tones of the songs in a heart-felt, personally compassionate way.  She will delight and inspire us with her songs and stories.

Sunday Support team schedule.

updated: 6/16/2015