What to Expect

What to Expect

What’s worship like?

To paraphrase the old joke about the changeability of the weather in Maryland, if you don’t like a UUCC worship service, join us again next week. Our services reflect the diverse faith traditions we are founded on, including Humanism and atheism, as well as Judaism, Christianity, Islam, paganism, and many others. Whatever your faith tradition, you will be welcomed and you will find familiar traditions, as well as new ones. Prepare to be comforted, nurtured, surprised, inspired, moved, made to think, and challenged to act.

Most often, there is a sermon or homily delivered by our minister Rev. Paige Getty, hymn-singing, special music including Virtual Chalice Choir recordings, and readings.

But there are many variations – we have visiting ministers, lay speakers who give talks, pagan services with earth-centered rituals, services developed and led by our youth, jazz services, and two annual music services. Come visit, and come often to experience the many variations in our services.

Is UUCC meeting in-person on Sundays?

Yes! UUCC offers multiplatform services for those who choose to worship in-person at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center and those who would prefer to stay home and tune in on Zoom.

You can find step-by-step directions about where to find us at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center by clicking here.

Are masks required?

We require mandatory masking during worship services, and at children’s religious education classes on Sunday mornings. Small groups gathering at our Owen Brown Interfaith Center may choose to remove their masks, with the consent of all those present.  

What is the dress code?

During the pandemic, of course your PJs will work just fine if you’re joining us via Zoom. If you’re joining us in-person,  we invite you to come as you are. Members wear everything from jeans and sneakers to traditional Sunday best.

May my child stay with me during the service?

Children are always welcome! Learn more about the expectations here.

And what about your Religious Education program for children & youth?

We offer Religious Education (RE) classes that your child(ren) are welcome to check out prior to enrolling. Classes are designed to be participatory and fun. Visit our Children’s Religious Education page for more information about programs for children.

To learn more about our virtual programming for Youth & Young Adults, please visit our Youth Group webpage.

What is Unitarian Universalism? What do you believe?

To find out more about Unitarian Universalism, visit our “What We Believe” page and/or the Unitarian Universalist Association website.