Sunday Service

"The Faith that Guides Us"

led by Rev. Laurel Gray

Before the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King became a civil rights leader, he was a pastor, a man of faith who knew that faith was key to resistance. His legacy asks us to reflect on our own deepest roots, the faith that carries us through the trying times and asks us to envision greater possibilities.

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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 will be starting in January!

  • Youth Group will be held This Sunday: January 15 and 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.

  • Religious Exploration classes kick-off on 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

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

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

Sermon 1/8: Our Living Tradition. Unitarian Universalism is a living tradition, which means we are always adapting and learning, trying to get clearer about who we are together. Our UUA constitution requires that we periodically reconsider even our seven principles and six sources, and we are currently in the midst of that process. Click Here to listen:

Sermon 1/8: Our Living Tradition



I will be taking names by email for sign up until 1/15, then will start setting up groups. The suppers will happen sometime in February, depending on host preference.

Please email if you would like to attend and please let me know if you are willing to host as well.

Remember, host does not have to cook- just provide the space ;-)

Click here to read full message: Circle Suppers Info



The next Racial Justice Committee meeting will be on Wednesday, January 18 at 7:30 via zoom. We will be meeting with Sara Shields of the Family Health Center of Worcester. She will be sharing her experiences and observations regarding racial disparities in health. All are invited to join the meeting.

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 tomorrow: 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:

Jan 26

Feb 23  

March 23

April 27

May 25

4:30 pm

Ruggles St. Door

Community Announcements


Sunday, Jan 15

10:30 am

Sunday Service

Sunday, Jan 15

1:00 pm

Youth Group Meeting

in the Parlor

Sunday, Jan 15

5:00 pm

High School OWL

Monday, Jan 16

6:30 pm

UU Knits


Weds, Jan 18

7:30 pm, on Zoom

Racial Justice Committee Meeting

Sunday, Jan 22

10:30 am

Sunday Service

Sunday, Jan 22

5:00 pm

High School OWL


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Schedule a Meeting with Rev. Laurel
UUCSW Covid-19 Policy, Sept. 2022
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Side with Love: Article and links for reproductive justice
Soul Matters January 2023 Packet
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