Services

From September 14, 2014 through May, Sunday services are at 9:15 am and 11:00 am.  During the summer, there is one service at 10:00am.

Childcare is available during services.

Services last for about one hour; dress is casual and children are welcome.

We strive to make our facility welcoming and our services supportive. We actively work to remove barriers to participation:

  • Reserved parking for people with disabilities is in front of the church
  • Our building is wheelchair accessible and has a wheelchair lift
  • We offer large-print hymnals and hearing aids
  • Child care is provided for children up to age 3 in the nursery at both services
  • Coffee hours often include offerings for people with special dietary needs
  • You will be greeted at the door with a smile and treated with warmth and dignity, whether this is your first visit or if you have been with us for many years

Religious education classes are offered during the 9:15 am and 11:00 am services from September through early June. A summer program is offered for children ages 3–10 from mid-June – September. If you are the caregiver of a child with disabilities, please do not hesitate to let us know how we can help your child participate in activities.

All services are followed by a coffee hour so we can meet more informally. If you visit us, please join us for fellowship after the service so we may welcome you properly and get to know you. We have several programs to help newcomers and prospective members learn more about Unitarian Universalism and UUCWC.

November’s theme is “What does it mean to be a people of Grace?” Grace is not a word we often use as Unitarian Universalists, but more and more it’s recognizable — even if we don’t name it: those unearned gifts that operate, often maddeningly, by their own set of rules. This month, let us explore what it means to be a people who look for grace, who trust grace, who offer grace as our own spiritual offering to the world..

November 2: “All Saints & All Souls Day”
Rev. Kim Wildszewski
Bring a token or picture of a loved one who has passed, and together, let us honor all the saints and souls who have graced our lives.

November 9: “We Are…”
Rev. Kim Wildszewski
It’s been 100 days since Rev. Kim has taken her post as UUCWC’s settled minister. Where have we been? What has she learned? What are the hopes as we go forward together?

November 16: “Faith Without Works”
Rev. Kim Wildszewski
Did you know that Martin Luther wanted to get rid the Gospel of James part of the New Testament? Did you know that the Gospel of James is often referred to as the “Unitarian Universalist Gospel”? Join Rev. Kim in a reflection on grace, faith without works, and the long debate still being had today on what grace is and has been.

November 23: “Grace, More Amazing Than You Think”
Sam Gugino
The great theologian, Bono, once said “I am a believer in grace over karma.” Unlike karma, which is the universal balance of good and evil, grace is getting more than we deserve — leading us in a path of more hope, more trust, more love. It is not there just for the special, the holy or the religious. It is there for all of us. Our guest speaker, Sam Gugino, has been a chef, restaurant critic, wine columnist, and author of four cookbooks. He is a member of the Unitarian Society of Germantown, where he has served in a number of capacities, including two terms as president of the Board of Trustees.

November 30: “DIY Miracles”
Rev. Kim Wildszewski
We’re a few days past Thanksgiving and weeks toward another holiday rush. How will we see the everyday miracles in this season and care for ourselves and others in doing so?