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 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.
Blessing of the Animals
Reverend Elizabeth Lerner Maclay and DRE Sarah Gonzalez
Our annual celebration and blessing of the animals who share our lives and homes is always full of joy and surprises. All animals are absolutely welcome, appropriately crated, leashed or otherwise manageable. Virtual pets (stuffed animals, photos of pets, etc.) are also welcome to receive blessings. An amazing range of creatures share this worship every year: hedgehogs, hermit crabs, bearded dragons, and even a horse, along with the more predictable cats and dogs. Come with a blanket if you'd like to sit on the floor with your pets, and make sure to invite friends, family and neighbors with their pets for this favorite multigenerational service which will include wonderful music from our UUCSS choir.
October 19th (Service and Congregational Meeting )
On October 19th we will have one service at 10:30am, followed by an important congregational meeting at 12:15pm.
Rev Elizabeth Lerner Maclay
As we prepare to vote on making a plan to address our needs and hopes for our buildings and grounds, it's a good time to lean into exploring this month's theme of Unity and what it means to make great undertakings together in this culture that so privileges individuality and autonomy. What does it mean to yoke ourselves to others, what does it mean to commit to a community, to depend on it in times of suffering and need, to give to it in times of capacity and celebration? Is it possible to be greater than the sum of our parts, and if so - and that's a real question - but if so, how?
The congregation will vote on Board President and on the priorities for upgrading or replacing our buildings as determined by a year long inquiry process.
A UU Requiem: A Service of Remembrance
Michael Holmes Music Director
We honor those we have lost from our community, our extended families, our friends, and those on our memorial quilts during the week leading to All Souls Day on November 1. Our choir will be joined this morning by the choir from Cedar Lane UU and a chamber orchestra, all performing the Requiem by UU composer Clif Hardin.
>November 2, 2014
Rev Elizabeth Lerner Maclay and Senator Jamie Raskin
Unitarian Universalists hold up democracy as an actual religious principle: "we affirm and promote... the right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregation and in society at large." What does that mean for us at a time when great numbers of citizens don't even vote, and when the meaning of a vote is so challenged by the power of big money and complete dysfunction in our elected government? Senator Jamie Raskin will join us for worship to help explore the role and realities of democracy here and now.
Sunday Support team schedule.