Sunday Worship – 10 AM Prelude; 10:30 AM Service

Due to the severe spike in COVID cases in the Washington, DC area, UUCSS continues offering all-virtual services until further notice. Please visit our YouTube page ( on Sundays at 10:30 am and click on the Live Premiere to tune into worship (prelude begins at 10:00 am). Or, you can just click the direct link in the Sunday morning all-church email reminder. We look forward to returning to hybrid services (offering both online and in-person in the Sanctuary) when the current COVID variant surge subsides. 

To tune in to the service virtually, simply click below at or after 10:00 a.m. on Sunday morning:

Virtual Worship Service Link – UUCSS YouTube Channel – Premieres at 10 am

Past services are also available at the UUCSS YouTube Channel for replay.

The Prelude begins at 10:00 AM

Worship begins at 10:30 AM.

American Sign Language Interpretation will be available during the service by entering the following into the Zoom app for the ASL Zoom session:
Meeting 993 079 449, Passcode: 703 973

Coffee Hour begins at about 11:30 am on Zoom at this Link: Coffee Hour

Zoom Meeting ID: 939 1317 7189
Phone: 301-715-8592 

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