Past Events

Across the Aisle, Across the Kitchen Table – Rev. Kristin Grassel Schmidt

In this era of growing polarization, navigating relationships with friends, family members, and co-workers with radically different political or religious beliefs can be a challenge. Join us for a service about love, integrity, freedom, and how to stay connected across emotionally charged difference. During this service we will also welcome our newest members of UUCSS!

“Imagining Libertatia: Paradise, Pirates, and the Work of Mutual Liberation” – Rev. Caitlin Cotter Coillberg

What can we learn from pirates of the 1700s about democracy and coming together across difference to challenge inequity and the forces of capitalism and empire? Join Rev. Caitlin for a service about Early Modern Piracy, Michel Foucault, and Rev. Dr. Rebecca Parker and Rita Nakashima Brock’s theological work Saving Paradise.

Palms, Power, and A Peace Parade – Rev. Kristin Grassel Schmidt

Empire (whether ancient Rome or today’s American empire) tells us that our job, wealth, health, race, and status are what matter most. Join us this week for a dramatic retelling of an ancient story that suggests empire’s got it all wrong. This is a service for all ages, and all who wish will be invited…

Empty Altars – Rev. Kristin Grassel Schmidt

Thanks to movements like MeToo and Black Lives Matter, long-suppressed truths about supposed saints and heroes are finally being acknowledged. On this St. Patrick’s Day Sunday, we consider who our saints and heroes are, and what it means to be one in today’s world.

Who do we serve?- Rev. Caitlin Cotter Coillberg

In this month when we focus on service, the question arises- who do we serve, and who and what serves us? Join Rev. Caitlin for a service on Womanism, Sanctified Imagination, and Holy Troublemaker Rev. Wil Gafney.

Beyond Measure – Rev. Kristin Grassel Schmidt

For the last month we’ve considered what we as individuals and a congregation bring to the table. This service will include words by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., music by our choir and Musician in Residence, Lea Morris, and a reflection by Silver Spring Nursery School Director, Scott Mitchell. Join us as we celebrate…

Loving Our Neighbors – Rev. Kristin Grassel Schmidt

Join us as we welcome a special guest from Action In Montgomery to learn about the ways UUCSS can partner with this non-partisan, multi-faith, multi-racial organization draws people from all over Montgomery County and the state of Maryland to make our community better.

A Third Place – Rev. Christian

This pandemic showed us many things: that we are all vulnerable, that we depend on each other for safety, and that we can change and adapt. And being restricted in where we could go, where was safe to go, reminded us of something important, that we need places, physical and virtual, to gather together, to…