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 reflection delivered by our minister Rev. Paige Getty, hymn singing, a time for all ages, a sharing of our community’s joys and sorrows, special music from our Chalice Choir or musicians in our UUCC community, readings, and more.

But there are many variations — we have visiting ministers, lay speakers who offer reflections, Pagan services with earth-centered rituals, services created and led by our youth, two annual music services, and an annual Christmas pageant for all ages. 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?

As of March 1, 2023, masks are encouraged and appreciated, but not required, during Sunday morning worship.  For more information go to our Regathering Webpage.

What is the dress code?

If you’re joining us via Zoom, stay cozy in your pajamas, of course! If you’re joining us in-person in Sanctuary C, 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 in a message from Rev. Paige here.

And what about your religious education opportunities for children & youth?

We offer religious education (RE) classes that your child(ren) are welcome to check out prior to registering. Classes are designed to be engaging and fun. Visit our children’s religious education page for more information about programs for children and youth.

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.