Below is a comprehensive listing of the many events and meetings at UUCSS.

Covenant

As the hours of daylight and darkness hold each other in balance, we consider the balancing acts of holding each other in community through covenant. Covenant is less about laws and more about promises — about being bound together by something larger than ourselves and toward a greater purpose that we share. We might say we have expectations of each other, though…

Women’s Book Group

Meetings are held at a member’s home. All interested readers are welcome with no long-term obligation. We meet informally, discuss the book, take a break for delicious drink and refreshment, and discuss the future titles.  Questions: Call 301-754-1239.

UUCSS Choir Practice

The choir is open to all generations, and any middle and high school students who want to supplement their school singing experience with additional singing in the church choir are especially welcome. Rehearsals are Thursday nights 7:30pm- 9:30pm in the UUCSS sanctuary. For more information contact our Music Director, Michael Holmes, at musicdirector@uucss.org.

UUCSS Catoctin Mountain Fall Retreat

Save the Date: This year’s UUCSS Catoctin Mountain Fall Retreat, September 27-29, 2019. Church members and friends gather for games, hikes, shared meals, music, and fellowship. This tradition has continued since 1978!! If you are new to UUCSS, it’s a great way to get to know many members of our community. Everyone, young and old,…

Begin Again in Love

As our Jewish neighbors, family, and members of UUCSS prepare for Rosh Hashanah beginning the evening of September 29, we reflect on the expectations we had for the year just past and our expectations for the year ahead. Honoring the broken places and yet lifting up possibilities, we make space for reconciliation and renewal.

Property Committee

Please contact property@uucss.org for details, as meeting schedule and location are subject to change. Monitors the requirements for maintenance, renovation and improvement of buildings and grounds. Working closely with the sexton, supervises and organizes the maintenance of church property. Manages the attractiveness of the church facility, gardens, and grounds. Helps the church to be energy-efficient and…

Administrative Operations Committee

Please contact aoc@uucss.org for details, as meeting schedule and location are subject to change. Supports the minister and staff in performing the administrative functions of the church. The committee is responsible for improving office procedures and making decisions about purchases, replacements, repairs and maintenance of all office equipment.

Collective Responsibility

As UU’s with awareness of our interdependence, we reflect on the ways we can either help create an environment for wellbeing and positive choices, or we can contribute to an environment of injury. Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel wrote: “…morally speaking, there is no limit to the concern one must feel for the suffering of human beings, that indifference to evil is worse…

So Others Might Eat Donations

UUCSS supports So Others Might Eat (SOME) monthly by donations of food and other items. SOME is an interfaith, community-based organization that exists to help the poor and homeless of our nation’s capital. SOME meets the immediate daily needs of the people they serve with food, clothing, and health care. Donations of non-perishable foods and…