Welcome to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring. We are a liberal faith community made up of people of all ages from many backgrounds, theologies, identities, and cultures. We affirm each person’s inherent worth and dignity, honor wisdom from many religious traditions, and we practice our faith by serving our neighbors and doing justice together. We are committed to dismantling racism in ourselves and our congregation and growing into an ever more diverse, multicultural congregation.

Here is some information about how to connect with our community both online and in-person this fall:

Join Us for Worship

We gather together both in-person and online for Sunday services at 10:30 a.m. Please click here to learn more about how to join us for virtual worship. If you’d like to join us inside the Sanctuary please email membership@uucss.org to sign up for the next Sunday service. For now, we are requiring sign-ups for each service as a safety precaution, in order to ensure we adequately limit capacity. Masks are required at all times on church property except when eating and drinking.

Tune In to Worship Together, Outside

Weather permitting, everyone is welcome to gather outside on church grounds to tune into the service on devices (phones, tablets, etc.) with a data plan. You will need to stream the service using your data plan, not church wifi since our wifi cannot accommodate that much use. Please bring a camping chair or blanket, and remember that masks are required at all times when on church property except when eating and drinking.

Religious Education (RE) for Children and Youth

Outdoor RE: On the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month our children and youth gather outside for Religious Education from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Virtual RE: On 2nd and 4th Sundays we offer virtual Religious Education opportunities for children and youth. For more information please email Dr. Laura Solomon, Director of Spiritual Growth, at dsg@uucss.org.

Meet a Member

While we are passionate about our faith and community, we want everyone to find the right place for them. If you’d like to meet a member of our congregation to learn more about our congregation and how to get connected, just send an email to membership@uucss.org.

Chat with Our Minister

Rev. Kristin Grassel Schmidt )she/her) is our Minister and would love to welcome you to our community, answer questions about our liberal faith, and learn more about you. Click here to make an appointment to meet with her.  

Learn About Our Faith

Unitarian Universalism emerged out of two radically liberal Christian traditions in the 1700s and today honors wisdom from many religions and philosophies. While we have no creed or confession of faith we do affirm and promote Seven Principles and our faith draws from Six Sources. Our congregation also has a covenant – an agreement about how we want to treat one another with respect – that holds us together as a community. To learn more about our faith and the Unitarian Universalist Association of which UUCSS is just one part, visit www.uua.org.