Sunday Service

"Taking Up Space"

led by Rev. Laurel Gray

Tis the season of fad diets and gym memberships galore, an onslaught of messaging that our worth is conditional on our size. Today we’ll reflect on the blessing of taking up space and the difficult truth that inherent worthiness leaves no room for body shaming, even of ourselves.

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

Masks encouraged in the sanctuary. 

RE Updates

Religious Exploration classes & programs

are underway!

  • Religious Exploration classes kick-off This Sunday: January 22 from 9:30 - 10:15 am! We will continue to hold RE classes every FIRST and THIRD Sundays from 9:30 - 10:15 am. Snacks provided!

  • Our next RE Meeting will be held on Weds, Jan 25 at 7:00 pm on Zoom. All are welcome! No past experience with RE or Unitarian Universalism is necessary! There are lots of ways to help our team.

Join us at:

Meeting ID: 853 2918 5317

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  • Youth Group will be held January 29 at 1:00 pm. This is open to all high-school youth. Please check with Rev. Laurel or Colleen if you have any questions.

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 in RE will need a registration form.

Thank you!

RE Child Registration Form
RE Volunteer Form

Letter from the Board  

January, 2023 

Greetings of the New Year! We on the Board of Trustees of UUCSW want to wish everyone a  year filled with love, well-being, and peace. Though the calendar year just recently turned the  page to 2023, the church year is at its midpoint. With total awe, I report that we continue to  gain momentum toward returning to the vibrant, active community of pre-Covid days! Hooray  for us! Here’s a quick look at what’s going on....

click here to read the full letter:

Jan 2023 Board Letter

CommUUnity Collaborative

"CommuUUnity Collaborative is a Unitarian Universalist platform created/conducted by ministers and staff teams who want to share new programs with their congregations, and beyond. Our course catalogue includes a variety of stimulating programs and workshops to help adults deepen their faith, wrestle with big questions, and nurture their souls."

Click below to find out more!

CommUUnity Collaborative Welcome Video
UUCSW Announcements

To make an appointment, please go to: and use sponsor

code: TATNUCK.

For more information contact Pauline Sciarappa

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 Friday, Feb 10. We will be reading Zeitoun, by Dave Eggers.

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:

Jan 26

Feb 23  

March 23

April 27

May 25

4:30 pm

Ruggles St. Door


Side With Love

Spiritual Nourishment for the Long Haul

January 16 - February 14, 2023

Side With Love is thrilled to announce 30 Days of Love 2023! Our annual month of spiritual nourishment, political grounding, and shared practices of faith and justice, 30 Days of Love will go from Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 16) through Valentine’s Day (February 14).

This year’s 30 Days of Love is a gift to our whole community: a love letter, a warm hug, a spiritual balm for all of the individuals, families, religious professionals, partners and communities that embody our values and work for justice and liberation year round. Each week will feature a spiritual theme overlapping with one of Side With Love’s intersectional justice priorities, and we'll share an array of offerings to help nourish your spirit and give gratitude and affirmation.

Click here for more info:

30 Days of Love

Community Announcements


Sunday, Jan 22

9:30 am

RE Kickoff!

Sunday, Jan 22

10:30 am

Sunday Service

Sunday, Jan 22

5:00 pm

High School OWL

Weds, Jan 25

7:00 pm

RE Meeting

Sunday, Jan 29

10:30 am

Sunday Service

Sunday, Jan 29

1:00 pm

Youth Group Meeting

in the Parlor

Sunday, Jan 29

5:00 pm

High School OWL

Monday, Jan 30

6:30 pm

UU Knits


Sunday, Feb 5

9:30 am

RE Classes

Sunday, Feb 5

10:30 am

Sunday Service

Sunday, Feb 5

5:00 pm

High School OWL


Donate to UUCSW
Submit an Article for the Weekly Update (deadline: Tues evening)
Schedule a Meeting with Rev. Laurel
UUCSW Covid-19 Policy, Sept. 2022
ChUUrch Talk Podcast
Submit a Question for the Podcast
Side with Love: Article and links for reproductive justice
Soul Matters January 2023 Packet
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