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Welcome to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring. We are a liberal faith community made up of people of all ages from many backgrounds, theologies, identities, and cultures. We affirm each person’s inherent worth and dignity, honor wisdom from many religious traditions, and we practice our faith by serving our neighbors and doing justice together. We are committed to dismantling racism in ourselves and our congregation and growing into an ever more diverse, multicultural congregation.

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October Volunteer Spotlight – Kathryn Leete

Kathryn Leete loved her childhood Presbyterian church.  It was folding-chair small, friendly, and welcoming with a young hip minister. There was less impetus to attend church in college.  Living on her own after college and looking for a church she tried the local Presbyterians and found them unwelcoming.  A friend suggested UUism and it seemed…

September Volunteer Spotlight – Dina Raley

Dina Raley never quite fit in the Catholic church of her upbringing.  It had always seemed forced, superficial, and unwelcoming.  Most other churches seemed no different and so there was no attraction to religion.  What changed was a realization that a church could provide community and be an outlet for social justice activism.  She then…

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…