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.

Upcoming Events


June Volunteer of the Month – Jake Ryder

Jake Ryder does not remember a time growing up when he wasn’t attending UUCSS.  Kids RE, OWL, Coming of Age and YRUU were all tucked away before starting at Rochester Institute of Technology.  While pursuing degrees in networking and cyber security he developed a real interest in criminal justice, particularly concerning the unequal treatment of…

May Volunteer of the Month – Mary Beth Lerner

Mary Beth Lerner grew up in a household committed to social justice or as she put it “it was the air I breathed.”  For many years social justice work took a back burner to an acting career in New York followed by teaching high school English and raising three children in the DC area.  Attending…

Introducing Rev. Kristin Grassel Schmidt

Dear UUCSS Members, Friends, and Staff, We are excited to be able to present the candidate for ministry at UUCSS: Rev. Kristin Grassel Schmidt. Rev. Schmidt was born and raised in Montgomery County, Maryland. From a young age Kristin encouraged her family to find a church to attend. They began going to Cedar Lane UU Church when…