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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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September 2018 Volunteer of the Month –

Christa Maher is the Volunteer of the Month for September.  Christa and her husband Ryan Smith first came to UUCSS in 2014, after searching for a faith community that would fit her need for structure and Ryan’s need for openness.  After the first service the kids asked when they could go back.  Two weeks later…

Take Chances! Make Mistakes! Get Messy!

In our first worship service together, I lifted up the role model of Ms. Frizzle from the children’s book and television series “The Magic School Bus.” Ms. Frizzle encourages her students to learn about science through direct experience. Ms. Frizzle’s motto, “Take chances! Make Mistakes! Get Messy!” is also good advice for a congregation during…

UUCSS’s Charity of the Month for September 2018

UUCSS’s Charity of the Month for September is Suited for Change. Founded in 1992, Suited for Change empowers women by increasing their employment and job retention potential. They are the area’s leading nonprofit for women in need of professional attire, mentoring, and job-readiness education. By providing head-to-toe professional attire to local women entering the job market or to those recently…

August 2018 Volunteer of the Month – Ashley Brannen Holt

Ashley Brannen Holt is the Volunteer of the Month for August.  Ashley and her husband Jeremy had begun looking for a religious home in which to raise their family.  This need was heightened for Ashley when her father committed suicide on January 3, 2014.  The first Sunday Ashley was able to attend, Rev. Liz Lerner Maclay preached on being broken, loss, healing…

July 2018 Volunteer of the Month – Jane Jackson

Jane Jackson is the July Volunteer of the Month.  Jane came to UUCSS in 1984 with her husband John Acton searching for a community in which to raise their two-and-half-year-old daughter.  They chose UUCSS because their upbringing conditioned them to go to the closest church.  The first service they came to was  on Canvass Sunday, and they heard Rev. Paul Johnson preaching…