All are welcome to the weekly Sunday worship service at 10:30 am!

UUCSS worship services are central to building community and inspiring us to fully live the principles that guide our lives. They help us support each other in times of joy and sorrow. They can transform us spiritually and intellectually, and deepen our commitment to enhance the lives of our families, our communities and our world.

In our non-credal religion, services reflect the diverse faith traditions from which we come. We celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, Easter, Passover, Winter Solstice and other holidays meaningful to our members and friends. These and our unique UU religious festivals, such as the September Water Ceremony and the spring Flower Ceremony also reflect our UU values.

Our extensive and vibrant music program includes a choir, house band, acapella group, Celtic music ensemble, ukulele ensemble, and gifted solo musicians and vocalists. Local and national artists also join us during the year, and we host a popular jazz series.

Children join us in the sanctuary before their classes, and for special services. Nursery care is available for children up to age three. Services are interpreted in American Sign Language and assistive listening devices are available. The sanctuary is wheelchair accessible.

Services at UUCSS help foster our strong community spirit. We hope you will join us on Sunday mornings at 10:30 am.

Click here for information about upcoming Sunday morning services.

Look below to learn about and listen to some of our past sermons.

The Endless Search for Truth (7-21-2019)

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…

Coming of (Old) Age (7-7-2019)

As a leader of the Coming of Age program for many years, I (Catherine Buckler) asked teenagers to write a “credo statement” about their beliefs. It’s a daunting task which, hypocritically, I’ve never made myself do. Until now! As I approached this challenge, the universe (or was it the COA curriculum?) sent me questions to guide my writing: What makes me a…

Both Sides (6-30-2019)

Following the white supremacist march and fatal attack on anti-racist protester Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, VA, President Trump stated that there were “very fine people on both sides” of the protests. This service will explore how we, as a faith, can balance the need to view evil with clear eyes and simultaneously to resist the demonization and dehumanization of others.

Loving, Caring, and Fatherhood (6-16-2019)

Good Morning! And, thank you Isaac for the Cat Stevens song, “Father and Son.” I like the song for having both the words of affection and the son, in the end, being his own person. There is the caring and the appreciation and the response of the son importantly saying that it was time for…

Courage for the Journey (6-9-2019)

If you’re on the Worship Committee, you may know that finding the image for the cover of the Order of Service is a part of preparing the service that I find delightful and meaningful. I have decided that I’ve been selfishly holding on to this task rather than sharing the ministry, so I’m looking forward…

Flower Ceremony (6-2-2019)

Norbert and Maja Čapek guided a faith community to support one another, in ritual and in mission, during a time when the world needed something entirely different from liberal faith than it ever had before, a time when people needed something from their faith to help sustain them in new ways, a time when people…

Honoring Self, Others, and Faith (5-26-2019)

Today I will be speaking about the concept of honoring. Before I venture into the meat of the topic, I would like to start with a little anecdote. I am a martial artist. While I no longer practice actively, I have been shaped by my art. Lessons about balance, perseverance, and indomitable spirit resonate with me to this day. I had a…

Reflection on Gender Identity (5-19-2019)

Gender as a concept is dazzling in its possibilities. Our dominant culture and our language might lead us to act as if there are only two genders. When we listen to the real experiences of all of our friends and neighbors and siblings (and for some of us when we listen to the songs of…