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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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Storm Closure January 13

Due to the winter storm affecting the region, worship, rentals, and all other programs and activities at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring will be cancelled on Sunday, January 13, 2019. No staff will be on-site. Walkways and exterior stairways will not be cleared. The office would normally re-open on Monday afternoon; however, given…

January 2019 Volunteer of the Month – Susannah Numa

Susannah Numa is the Volunteer of the Month for January.  Susannah was raised Unitarian Universalist.  When she came to UUCSS in the fall of 2010 and experienced a few services with Rev. Liz Maclay and Rev. Ellen Jennings, it felt right, open, and comfortable.  The music program was enticing, and she appreciated the diversity of services and worship styles.  Susannah began by volunteering for nursery and…

New Year’s Update from the Search Committee

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Beyond Categorical Thinking workshop in early December. We had more than 60 people who participated, which is a larger number than our Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) workshop facilitators have seen in much larger congregations! We appreciate the commitment to our beloved community this demonstrates. Participants appreciated the opportunity to consider how their privilege affects…

Pastoral Letter: Winter Solstice 2018

Dear Ones, This time of year is full of gifts and opportunities. Some of these are purely joyful, others arrive through struggle.And then there are the struggles and pains that can’t be called gifts, even with reflection and work to find meaning in them. There is a lot going on among us and around us…

December 2018 Volunteer of the Month – Deb Weiner

Deb Weiner is the Volunteer of the Month for December.  Deb and her partner Janne Harrelson first came to UUCSS in 1997 when their daughter Lucy was 3 months old, looking for a place that would provide a foundation for ethical thinking and behavior where they would feel welcomed and accepted as a lesbian couple. …