Sunday Service

"Ramadan and the Art of Rest"

led by Rev. Laurel Gray


Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam, a season of fasting and observance for Muslims all over the world. Today we’ll reflect on Ramadan and what it means to take time to recalibrate and reorient towards our values.

This service will be held in the sanctuary and on Zoom:

Join us online at

Join us by phone at 301-715-8592, meeting ID 89873989254

Masks encouraged in the sanctuary. 

Religious Exploration


May 7

May 21

June 4

9:30 am

In May, we will be taking our learning outdoors with some fun games and activities. Stay tuned!

RE classes are held the 

FIRST and THIRD Sundays from 9:30 - 10:15 am. All are welcome! Snacks provided!

Childcare will always be available during worship!

Please use the buttons below to register your child(ren) for RE, or to volunteer to help!

All children participating will need a registration form.

Thank you!

RE Child Registration Form
RE Volunteer Registration Form

Please contact our RE Coordinator, Colleen Munson, with any questions. [email protected]

Youth Group News

Youth group is holding a babysitting night on April 29th! There will be food, fun, and games to keep your kids entertained while parents can have a relaxing night to themselves. The cost is $15 initially, and then an additional $5 for every child after the first. All proceeds will go towards sending youth group to General Assembly in Pennsylvania this year. If you wish to sign up, please fill out this form!

Sign up for babysitting!
UUCSW Announcements

Find out what's happening with the UUCSW gardens by following our Facebook page:

Facebook Page

For more information, please contact Phyllis Barrett: at [email protected]

Or Jane Gates: 

at [email protected]


EMERGENCE: Our Annual Pledge Campaign!

We are getting close! With 65% of our pledge units responding, we are at $121,000 towards our goal of $150,000. Please help the pledge committee by getting your pledge in as soon as possible.  Don't forget this year's special matching feature - an anonymous donor will match any increase over last year's pledge which means your increased generosity counts for twice as much.

The easiest way to pledge is to simply email our treasurer, Lisa Shumway at [email protected] with your pledge amount. Or, you can pledge online in Realm here: AddPledge

Or, you can fill out and mail the pledge card found in the letter we sent you (and available at church). Get in touch with Lisa if you have any questions.

Thanks so much! Let’s get there – TOGETHER! 


The Annual Pledge Committee

Pete Allen, Bruce Hall, David King, Rev. Laurel, Kathie Metzger, Ellen Rutter, Lisa Shumway, Nancy Siegal and Juliana Spofford.

Greeters Needed

We need smiling faces greeting our friends at the doors. Can you help? Please sign up using this sign-up genius link: Greeter SignUp Genius Link

Thank you for your help in making UUCSW a more welcoming congregation!

Wondering what being a greeter entails, or have other questions? Please contact Lisa Shumway at [email protected]

Come join our Community Choir! Previous experience is not required, all are welcome to join us in embracing the connective healing power of communal singing. Please join us on Sunday mornings at 9:30 am!

Contact Kala Farnham at [email protected] with any questions. 

Book Group

Our next Book Group meeting will be held Fri, May 12.  We will be reading Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

This month we will meet at First Central, 40 South street at the back door at 7pm.

Contact Susie Wells at [email protected] with any questions.

SMOC Food and Clothing Drives

SMOC Food & Clothing Collections are on the following Thursdays:

Today: April 27

May 25

June 22

July 27

August 24

September 28

4:30 pm

Ruggles St. Door

Community News

Come be moved to action and uplifted! Saturday, April 29, 8pm at the First Unitarian Church of Worcester and again on Sunday, April 30, 4pm at First Parish in Arlington. Visit for tickets and information! 

Susie Wells has tickets to sell! If you'd like to attend you may contact her for tickets at [email protected]


Today: Thurs, Apr 27

4:30 pm

SMOC Collection

Sat, Apr 29

5-8 pm

Youth Group

Babysitting Night

Sunday, May 7

9:30 am

RE Class

Frog Room

Sunday, May 7

10:30 am

Sunday Service

Monday, May 8

6:30 pm

UU Knits


Sunday, May 14

10:30 am

Sunday Service

Monday, May 15

6:30 pm

UU Knits



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