Welcome

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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Laurie Mears photo

May Volunteer Spotlight – Laurie Mears

Laurie Mears started off as a child in Unitarianism, and that’s important.  Unitarians were rare birds in Kansas in the 1940s and early 50s, and the congregation held their children as precious. She always felt that folks were interested in her and who she was becoming. Fast forward to college, where she meets Preston Mears…

Colin Riggs

April Volunteer Spotlight – Colin Riggs

Pre-K Colin arrived with his parents Drew and Beth in the early 1980’s and like many of our children found Bobbi Pohl teaching his RE class.  Colin went through the whole RE curriculum, the predecessor to OWL, and then YRUU. From this experience, UUism came to mean seeing our place in an interconnected web of…

The 8th Principle

In 2017, the Black Lives of  UU Organizing Collective urged UU congregations to adopt an 8th Principle in Unitarian Universalism and commit “to the dismantling of white supremacy, within the stated principles of our faith.”  At our 2020 Congregational Meeting, UUCSS committed to spend a year “in deep study and mindful reflection about what adopting…

Annual Budget Drive: Rolling Up Our Sleeves

UUCSS members and friends are rolling up their sleeves as an expression of hope that vaccines will allow us to safely meet together in person again. And we’re rolling them up and make a pledge to financially support our church. More…

March Volunteer Spotlight – Carolyn Savadkin

Carolyn Savadkin and her husband came to UUCSS from Paint Branch UUC in the Fall of 1966.  They were looking for a church that was socially active willing to preach and work against both the Vietnam War and racism.  On the day they Signed the Book, Fred Cappuccino was in the pulpit and announced he…