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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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Help Get Out the Vote in Georgia

The presidential election is past, but there are still two critical races left that will determine the control of the U.S. Senate. The state of Georgia, which has a widely documented history of voter suppression, will hold January 5 runoff elections for two U.S. Senate seats. On November 3, none of the candidates in the two…

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November Volunteer Spotlight – Bob McGaughy

Bob and Bev McGaughy knew their time with mainline Christianity was over when their young son Danny pointed to a cross on a church steeple and said, “That’s where the Jews killed Jesus.” This led to twenty years at All Souls UUC that better fit their religious understanding.   They moved again when their daughter Ay…

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October Volunteer of the Month – Erica Anderson

Erica Anderson grew up Catholic in northeastern Pennsylvania, but Catholicism had never held much meaning for her.  After a time of being unchurched and now out of college she began looking for the community that a church provides.  Erica found the UU Fellowship of Centre County in State College, Pa. which was much more in…

September Volunteer of the Month – Tamara Bowman

The Southern Baptist world knew that Tamara Bowman, age 12, was trouble when she added Christianity to a comparative mythology paper.  For many years, after going off to college, Tamara was happy to be free of religion.  That was until her daughter Elise, age 4, started asking questions, such as why her friends couldn’t do play dates on Sunday and who was…

August Volunteer of the Month – Veronika Martin

Veronika Martin grew up in a non-religious household in Germany, which was not unusual.  When her family moved to the US in 1976, she was somewhat surprised that people were always asking her to come to church with them.  Over time her response became that she was a universalist with a small “u” as most spiritual practices “were a valid path to…