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.
What is the dress code?
During the pandemic, of course your PJs will work just fine. In more typical times, 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?
Of course this question is silly during a pandemic when we’re meeting virtually. Once we are back in the building… yes, children are 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.
When we are back to gathering in person, a nursery is available for infants and toddlers. Personal listening devices are available for those with infants that need tending outside of the sanctuary. We also have a small chapel within the Sanctuary for those who would like to watch and hear the service in soundproofed privacy (an usher can help you with this).
To learn more about our virtual programming for Youth & Young Adults, please visit our Youth Group webpage.