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


Blue Holidays Healing Circle

December 8, 12:30 p.m. Join Rev. Lyn and the Lay Ministers in a contemplative, participatory worship service that addresses grief and other complex emotions that we bring into the winter holidays. There will be music, sharing, and silence as we face the difficulties and dwell in the mystery together.

Conversations for Liberation

December 15, 12:00-2:00 p.m. How will we move our faith forward toward greater justice? This is a central question for Unitarian Universalism, and one that participants at this year’s UUA General Assembly engaged with in facilitated small group discussions. The UUA and several partner organizations have invited congregations to continue the conversation, and to continue…

October Update from the Search Committee

Your 2019-2020 Search Committee brings you these updates on where we are and what’s ahead: Cottage Meetings/Congregant Emails As you may recall from last year, part of the ministerial search process is gathering input from the congregation about who we are, what our future vision is for the church, and how our future minister can help us achieve that vision. One avenue for…

Go Green Kick-Off

The Green Sanctuary will host a Go Green kick -off November 10 in the Triangle Room following the Sunday service. Visit our table to find out more about how you can get 100% green electricity for your home or apartment without installing costly solar panels and while keeping your current utility provider. Community solar projects, …

Workshop on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

October 27 12-2:00 pm at UUCSS in the Sanctuary. The Maryland Commission on Civil Rights will offer a free Workshop on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. Learn how you can be welcoming to queer and gender non conforming people at our church, in the workplace, and in your community. Light lunch and vegetarian options will be available for…