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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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August Volunteer Spotlight – Teresa Meeks

Teresa Meeks was brought up in a pretty conservative Protestant church in Falls Church.  She stayed with it until a close friend was fired by the church for being gay.  After that, she was only interested in communities that supported LGBT members and staff.  Her journey began with Arlington UUC and then Paint Branch where she met her future husband Fred Teal.…

Margo Kelly

July Volunteer Spotlight – Margo Kelly

Margo Kelly grew up in an Irish Catholic family but the religious part did not quite fit.  While she liked the rituals, she did not like the patriarchy or the church’s stance on many social issues.  For a time, she found the folk services at National Cathedral filled some of the gaps, but found the…

UUCSS Transitioning Update

July 1, 2021  Good news!  The Covid numbers in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties have hit the target set by the Transitioning to In-Person Task Force for outdoor and indoor gatherings. The Board has approved significantly relaxed guidelines for off-campus church events (auction events, committee meetings, etc.)—see details below under UUCSS Covid Guidelines.  The Hybrid Ministry Task Force along with the Worship…

UUCSS Covid Guidelines

UUCSS Covid guidelines are being reviewed monthly. UUCSS Covid guidelines are more restrictive than CDC or local county guidelines; this is by design. UUCSS restrictions are lessening as the pandemic eases; however, they may continue to lag behind CDC and local guidelines in terms of lifting restrictions. These guidelines follow metrics set in March by the Transitioning to In-Person Task Force. The…

June Volunteer Spotlight – Jamie Jorgensen

Jamie Jorgensen was happily Mormon for most of the first forty years of his life. He remembers with affection the structure and community that the church gave him with special fondness for his year and a half doing missionary work in Brazil.  Over time, differences began to build up. Jamie leans non-theistic and socially liberal, neither of which are standard Mormon doctrine.…