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

The Courage to Forgive – Rev. Caitlin Cotter Coillberg

“Courage” is our worship theme for the month of October, and this week we focus on the courage it takes to forgive. This is a service for all ages.

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…

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.

The Courage to be Vulnerable – Rev. Kristin Grassel Schmidt

Sharon Saltzburg says “vulnerability in the face of constant change is what we share, whatever our present condition.” This Indigenous People’s Day weekend, we consider how the dominant culture’s avoidance of vulnerability harms this country, and how the courage to be vulnerable can help us all get more free.

National Coming Out Day

National Coming Out Day (NCOD) is an annual LGBT awareness day observed on October 11, to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people (and sometimes other groups typically grouped within the LGBT community) to “coming out of the closet”. Coming out — whether it is as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer — STILL MATTERS.…

Worship Services Committee

Please contact worship@uucss.org for details, as meeting schedule and location are subject to change. Worship committee oversees the production of consistent and meaningful worship services throughout the year by coordinating with the minister, minister of religious education, music director, deaf access committee, and congregation. The committee creates worship services when the minister is absent from…

The Courage to Hope – Rev. Kristin Grassel Schmidt

In a time when so many hard things keep happening, it’s essential to stay connected with the people, places, and shared efforts that bring us hope. This week in worship we will learn about the work of UUs for Social Justice, the only organization that focuses on advancing UU values at the federal level.

Program Council

Please contact council@uucss.org for details, as meeting schedule and location are subject to change. The Program Council through its volunteer committees provides structure for church members to operate all the programs of the Church in conjunction with our professional leaders. The Council is led by the Board Vice President for Program and includes the Chairs of all…

International Pronouns Day

International Pronouns Day began in 2018 and takes place on the 3rd Wednesday of October each year. International Pronouns Day seeks to make respecting, sharing, and educating about personal pronouns commonplace. Referring to people by the pronouns they determine for themselves is basic to human dignity. Being referred to by the wrong pronouns particularly affects transgender and…