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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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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. …

November 2018 Volunteer of the Month – Emily Tien

Emily Tien is the Volunteer of the Month for November.  During her seventeen years with UUCSS, Emily has been involved in a wide array of activities.  The first volunteer activity she remembers is being on the search committee for the music director and interviewing Michael Holmes.  She has taught mini-courses and middle school Owl, and…

Beyond Categorical Thinking Workshop – December 1st

The Search Committee invites all UUCSS members and friends to join us for an important workshop, entitled “Beyond Categorical Thinking.”  The workshop will take place on December 1st, 1:00-4:00pm, and is designed by the UUA to promote inclusive thinking for congregations who are in the search process for a new minister. Two specially trained and experienced facilitators – Mary Esther Johnson and Carol Carter Walker…

November Greetings from the Search Committee!

Thanks to everyone who answered the congregational survey, participated in a cottage meeting, and came to the data synthesis work session on October 14. The participation was great, with more than 150 people participating in cottage meetings and more than 170 responses to the survey! Some facts from the survey: • The most common adjectives people use to describe UUCSS are “friendly,”…

Pastoral Letter, October 31, 2018

Dear Ones, On Sunday (10/28), we came together in worship, carrying various kinds of grief from personal, national, and international news. When the worship service ended, we still had those griefs, but we also had the strength of being part of something larger than ourselves. Realizing that the news keeps on coming, while the memory…