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.

Like most congregations and other organizations, we are still emerging from mostly virtual activities back to in-person gatherings and worship services. Here is some information about how to connect with our community both online and in-person this fall:

Join Us for Worship

UUCSS plans to welcome people back into the Sanctuary for worship beginning on Sunday, October 31, 2021. In the meantime, click here to learn more about how to join us for virtual worship.

Tune In to Worship Together, Outside

Also, beginning on Sunday, October 10, weather permitting, everyone is encouraged to gather outside on campus at 10:00 to tune into the service on their smartphones or other devices with a data plan. You will need to stream the service using your data plan, not the church wifi, since the wifi cannot accommodate that many devices. Some chairs will be provided, but please bring a camping chair or blanket if you can, and the beverage of your choice. Please keep in mind that when at church everyone needs to

  • Sign the attendance sheet with the Greeter (in case we need to do contract tracing)
  • Wear a mask (covering both the nose and the mouth) when not actively eating and drinking
  • Social distance from other households/pods
  • Use church restrooms one household at a time

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.