Sunday Service

"The Courage to Change"

led by Rev. Laurel Gray

Yom Kippur is one of the most important holidays in the Jewish calendar - it’s a day for making amends, attending to the ways we’ve hurt others, returning to center. This process of truth-telling is often a difficult one. It requires not only the willingness to name harm, but first the courage to acknowledge mistreatment or mistakes and imagine that things could be otherwise.

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

Masks encouraged in the sanctuary. 

UUCSW Announcements

SMOC Food and Clothing Drives

SMOC Food & Clothing Collections are on the following Thursdays:

Today! - Sep 29

Oct 27

Nov 17 (our regular Thurs. is Thanksgiving)

Dec 22

4:30 pm

Ruggles St. Door

This Saturday, 10/1

10:00 am

Singalong on the church steps with 

"Kala and the Front Steps Band”

(that’s all of US !!)

Great news that we'll be able to help those in need again! Please click on this link to make an appointment between 9:30 and 4:30.

Thank you in advance for stepping up!

Wishing you and yours all the best,

Pauline Sciarappa


P.S. If you are around Wboro next Sunday look for our Jimmy Fund Walk team along route 30 on our way to helping DFCI. Here's our Sciarappa Strong team link if you are interested in checking us out.

Book Group

Book Group is starting again on Friday, October 14! Please join us for our first meeting to discuss The Queen's Speech.

Contact Susie Wells at with any questions.

Community Choir is starting back up Sunday, October 23rd at 9:30am! Previous experience is not required, all are welcome to join us in embracing the connective healing power of communal singing. Contact Kala Farnham at with any questions. 

National Mid-term Elections are less than two months away!

About a dozen people from our UUCSW community have already written to over 700 underrepresented voters encouraging them to vote in November. Thank you to all who have helped us move closer to our goal of reaching out to 1,000 voters.


As has shown, letter writing is an easy and effective way of

getting voters to show up at the polls. Learn more and how to join us HERE

Or you can contact Jane or Marge at to have letters sent to you by email to complete at your own pace.


Letters will be mailed at the end of October, so there’s still time for you to make a difference. We look forward to hearing from you!

Let’s have a dance party

Fundraiser for the church gardens

Saturday Night, October 22, 7-9 pm






Tickets in advance or at the door

To keep costs down we are accepting donations of treats for the tables at the dance- single-wrapped Halloween-sized Candy would be great!

Contact Phyllis Barrett for more information



Thursday, Sept 29

4:30 pm

SMOC Food & Clothing Collection

Ruggles St. Door

Saturday, Oct 1

10:00 am

Community Sing

Sunday, Oct 2

10:30 am

Sunday Service

Monday, Oct 3

6:30 pm

UU Knits


Sunday, Oct 9

10:30 am

Sunday Service

Sunday, Oct. 9

1:00 pm

Circle Youth Group


Monday, Oct 10

6:30 pm

UU Knits


Thurs, Oct 13

7:00 pm

RE Volunteers Meeting on Zoom

Fri, Oct 14

7:00 pm

Book Group

Sat, Oct 22

7-9 pm

Let it be a Dance


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