Minister Search (Page 4)

The minister search committee has concluded its work for 2018-2019. Plans for the 2019-2020 church year are in the works and will be posted here — stay tuned! In the meantime, please contact board@uucss.org with any questions.

The members of the 2018-2019 minister search committee (pictured below) were Janne Harrelson, Maggie Hayes, Colin Riggs, Carol Hamilton, Alice-Ann Beachy, Carl Miller, and Susannah Numa.

Take Chances! Make Mistakes! Get Messy!

In our first worship service together, I lifted up the role model of Ms. Frizzle from the children’s book and television series “The Magic School Bus.” Ms. Frizzle encourages her students to learn about science through direct experience. Ms. Frizzle’s motto, “Take chances! Make Mistakes! Get Messy!” is also good advice for a congregation during…

UUCSS’s Charity of the Month for September 2018

UUCSS’s Charity of the Month for September is Suited for Change. Founded in 1992, Suited for Change empowers women by increasing their employment and job retention potential. They are the area’s leading nonprofit for women in need of professional attire, mentoring, and job-readiness education. By providing head-to-toe professional attire to local women entering the job market or to those recently…

August 2018 Volunteer of the Month – Ashley Brannen Holt

Ashley Brannen Holt is the Volunteer of the Month for August.  Ashley and her husband Jeremy had begun looking for a religious home in which to raise their family.  This need was heightened for Ashley when her father committed suicide on January 3, 2014.  The first Sunday Ashley was able to attend, Rev. Liz Lerner Maclay preached on being broken, loss, healing…

July 2018 Volunteer of the Month – Jane Jackson

Jane Jackson is the July Volunteer of the Month.  Jane came to UUCSS in 1984 with her husband John Acton searching for a community in which to raise their two-and-half-year-old daughter.  They chose UUCSS because their upbringing conditioned them to go to the closest church.  The first service they came to was  on Canvass Sunday, and they heard Rev. Paul Johnson preaching…

May 2018 Volunteer of the Month – Preston Mears

Preston Mears is the Volunteer of the Month for May.  Preston is an ordained and licensed Episcopalian priest, but his wife Laurie was born and raised Unitarian.  Although they spent many years in the Episcopal church pursuing their common mission of social justice, after they moved to Maryland, they joined a Unitarian-Universalist church because it…