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

The Endless Search for Truth

Jo Paoletti & Carey Schneider Forty years ago, I was working in a textiles department and estranged from the church of my birth. My journeys from textiles to American Studies and from lapsed Lutheran to UU are surprisingly connected. In retrospect, I can see that my professional life, especially my work in the history and meaning of gendered clothing, has been both…

JAZZ@UUCSS July 21, 2019 Concert

Guitarist Steve Herberman is a graduate of Berklee College of Music. He has performed at venues such as Birdland in NYC, Spazio in Los Angeles, the North Wales jazz guitar weekend in the U.K., and a recent Italian tour.

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

Poetry Sharing Service: a reprise of the once-popular Annual Poetry Service

In this service, we’ll explore the power of poetry to uplift and inspire, to comfort or express undying love. If you are a poet, a wannabe poet, or simply want to share one or two that inspire you, this is your opportunity!  To facilitate planning and to accommodate ASL interpreters, please send copies of poems to Esther McBride…

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…

Green Sanctuary Meeting

If addressing climate change and promoting sustainable ways of living are issues important to you or if you want to learn more, come join the UUCSS Green Sanctuary Committee!  We welcome you! We meet at the church sanctuary on the first Monday of the month from 7:00 – 8:00 PM during the months of September…

Property Committee

Please contact 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 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.

IT (Information Technology) Committee Meeting

The members of the IT Committee meet monthly. Topics include as the computers, internet equipment and services, and telephone equipment and services. Meetings typically occur 7:30 – 9:30 pm on the second Wednesday of the month in the Dolan Lounge. Check calendar for deviations due to holidays. IT is a committee under the Operations Council, and the IT chair attends monthly Operations…