Sunday Service

Winter Pageant

This is our annual winter holiday pageant! We’ll celebrate the season of darkness and all the wonder it holds. This is an all-ages service, so there with not be any RE programming. Come one, come all!

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

Masks encouraged in the sanctuary. 

Religious Exploration Updates

  • Stay tuned for news about our RE kickoff on Jan 22! A separate update will be coming out shortly.
  • OWL will be this Sunday, Dec 18 at 5:00pm

For any questions about RE programming or plans, please contact Rev. Laurel at, or Colleen Munson at

UUCSW Announcements


Please join us after church on December 18th

We will go out and carol, and return to church for “stone soup chili.”

We will practice with Kala after church, and then go caroling at the Willows at 2pm. Easy caroling music will be provided. ALL those wanting to make a joyful noise are welcome! We will then return to the church for chili!

Please bring a home-sized batch of chili to be combined into one big batch (vegetarian and non-vegetarian will be separated so please mark clearly if vegetarian).

For questions, you can reach out to Vince Aquilino by email at

New Year's Day Brunch

In lieu of a traditional service in the sanctuary on Sunday, Jan 1st, the program committee invites you to join us for a potluck brunch in the Chapel at 10:30. We will share some music, light the chalice and candles of joy and sorrow, and enjoy a few readings. As you are able, please bring a food item that is easy and ready to share such as fruit salad, muffins, breakfast casserole or bagels. Coffee, tea and cider will be provided. This is an in-person activity only, there will be no online content available. 

We hope to see you there!

Look up your favorite potluck recipe and stay tuned! Details to follow soon.

We are resuming “Circle Suppers” this coming winter (likely January or February). These are a fun way to meet in smaller groups of 6-8 people, hosted in someone’s home.

How it works:

The HOST provides NOTHING but the space and time, and can if desired can coordinate dishes so that not everyone brings mac and cheese.  Host will set masking/testing guidelines for Covid at the time of the event.

GUESTS show up and enjoy a meal together.

SIGN UP NOW if interested either in HOSTING or ATTENDING with Kim Hall, who will help bring hosts and guests together, at:

Coffee Hour and Greeters Needed

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

What does being a greeter entail? Welcoming guests at our doors, making sure they know that masks are encouraged, especially if they are going to be singing. For visitors, offer a nametag, ask a bit about them and if they have any questions. Try to take a few moments after the service to get to know them. Ask if they would like to fill out a blue card so we have their contact information.

You are also responsible for collecting the offertory during the service. The collection goes to Susie Wells who is usually sitting in the back of the sanctuary. After doing the collection, take a quick headcount of people in the sanctuary and fill in the sheet at the back of the sanctuary.

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

Questions? Contact Lisa Shumway at

Community Choir has started! 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 with any questions. 

Book Group

Our next Book Group meeting will be held on Friday, January 13. We will be reading Pocketful of Names, by Joe Coomer.

From now through May 2023 Book Group meetings will be at the First Central, 40 South street at the back door at 7pm.

Contact Susie Wells at with any questions.

SMOC Food and Clothing Drives

SMOC Food & Clothing Collections are on the following Thursdays:

Dec 22

Jan 26

Feb 23  

March 23

April 27

May 25

4:30 pm

Ruggles St. Door


Sunday, Dec 18

10:30 am

Sunday Service

Winter Pageant

Sunday, Dec 18

after service

Chili and Caroling

Sunday, Dec 18

5:00 pm

High School OWL

Monday, Dec 19

6:30 pm

UU Knits


Saturday, Dec 24

5:30 pm

Christmas Eve Service

Sunday, Dec 25

No Sunday Service

No High School OWL

Monday, Dec 26

6:30 pm

UU Knits


Sunday, Jan 1

10:30 am

Potluck Brunch

No High School OWL

Sunday, Jan 22

9:30 am

RE Kickoff


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