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We are a progressive, warm, and energetic faith community, committed to upholding the inherent worth and dignity of every person, and safeguarding the fragile balance of our environment. We come from many religious backgrounds, and unite to seek meaning and spiritual deepening, and share faith’s essential works of justice and compassion. We are UUCSS, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring.

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Adult RE: Lunch and Learn Starts 10/7/2018!

This year we are offering classes in the theme of World Religions to match our children and youth’s exploration of the same topic. We start in the fall with in depth classes on three of the world’s major religions and continue in January with a comparative religions approach. These classes will be in the Chapel and led by Catherine Boyle, DRE. Please…

Well-being and Religion in Children and Youth

This fall as leaves fall and the air chills, we as a congregation are looking towards the theme of Heritage- to borrow words from Paul Gauguin and our grey hymnal, who we are, where we came from and where are we going. It is the last one that this article concerns. As we explore our relationships and traditions with our ancestors, what…

October 2018 Volunteer of the Month – Steve Leete

Steve Leete is October’s Volunteer of the Month. Steve first came to UUCSS in 1991, before he married Kathryn Leete, looking for community. He came because his sister had told him a UU church would be friendly to atheists and he had heard WAMU advertising concerts sponsored by the House of Musical Traditions at UUCSS. The first time he came, he mentioned…

September 2018 Volunteer of the Month – Christa Maher

Christa Maher is the Volunteer of the Month for September.  Christa and her husband Ryan Smith first came to UUCSS in 2014, after searching for a faith community that would fit her need for structure and Ryan’s need for openness.  After the first service the kids asked when they could go back.  Two weeks later…

Take Chances! Make Mistakes! Get Messy!

In our first worship service together, I lifted up the role model of Ms. Frizzle from the children’s book and television series “The Magic School Bus.” Ms. Frizzle encourages her students to learn about science through direct experience. Ms. Frizzle’s motto, “Take chances! Make Mistakes! Get Messy!” is also good advice for a congregation during…