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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April Volunteer of the Month – Emily Harris

Emily Harris was a regular church goer as a child but became disillusioned with religion as an adult, and after a family tragedy rejected theism.  There were still good memories of what a church could be – supportive, loving, nurturing- but dogma and prejudice got in the way.  Seeing how church communities supported their family…

UUCSS is on YouTube

Worship is online now and will potentially continue through April in an effort to protect one another from exposure to the COVID-19 virus. Our senior staff team has developed online worship on our new UUCSS YouTube page, as well as online connection throughout the week. Please continue to check our website for updates on our response to…

Online Worship Continues This Week: New Time and New Link

LOVE MADE REAL: Worship this Sunday, March 22, at 11:00am will be a collaborative, on-line service in cooperation with Cedar Lane UU Church. Music, preaching, and worship from both congregations will help us to reflect on the ways love is made real in our lives, and on the ways we’re using creativity in love, even…

Rev. Lyn Cox

Worship Invitation and Pastoral Update

A Message from Rev. Lyn Cox for the UU Church of Silver Spring Dear Ones, It has been a very full week of changes, worries, and quick adaptations. I am heartened by the number of people I see reaching out, checking on one another, and using this time creatively. As your minister, my focus is…

Rev. Lyn Cox

UUCSS’s Response to COVID-19

Pastoral Update, March 12, 2020A Message from Rev. Lyn Cox for the UU Church of Silver Spring Dear Ones, My heart is with you during this ever-shifting time. With regard to the COVID-19 virus, we are seeing more confirmed cases in Maryland, and we are seeing in other communities how choices made early on can…