Frequently Asked Questions
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What Happens on Sunday Mornings?
Beginning at 10:30 a.m., each service is an offering of beauty and passion, a living symbol of life's questions and struggles, and a guide for living our values. Through worship, we connect to both the universal and the singular, the outer and inner realms of life.
Each service weaves together sermon, music, poetry, silence, prayer and meditation, children's stories, and the congregation's joys and sorrows. The result is a Sunday experience of harmony and diversity where we explore many possible paths to wisdom, connection, and changing the world.
Sermons are usually offered by our minister, and are archived online where you can read or listen to them later. Sermons cover topics such as:
Prayer as Spiritual Practice
Buddhism: The Practice of Saying Yes
Bouncing Back: Keeping a Buoyant Hope
Beloved Community: Morality and the Economy
Services are full of music to lift our spirits, and usually include two or three hymns and music from a choir (our adult, children's, or women's choir) or a guest soloist or ensemble.
What Holidays Does UUCR Celebrate?
We are a church of affirmation, not of doctrine or creed. Our worship draws from many sources, including Judeo-Christian, Humanist, Buddhist, Muslim, and earth-centered traditions. We value symbol, metaphor, story, and ritual. Some of our special events form our calendar of rituals and celebrations.
What about my Children and Teens?
Religious education is held most Sundays after the First Fifteen in each worship service (for children) and during the Middle Hour (for youth).
First Fifteen - Some weeks, they attend the first 15 minutes of the Sunday service with the adults.
Chalice Chapel - Other weeks, the children and youth hold a worship service, just for them.
Multigenerational Service - Occasionally, everyone attends the entire worship service together.
Nursery care is provided every Sunday for the youngest children and infants.
What Should I Wear?
Wear whatever makes you comfortable. Many adults wear "weekday casual," though some wear suits and others wear jeans. Children should be dressed for outdoor activities and art projects.
What Do Unitarian Universalists (UUs) Believe?
We believe that religious authority doesn't come from any one book or person or institution, but from within ourselves as we explore together in religious community. We rely on personal experience, conscience, and reason as the final authorities in our faith.
Although our historical roots are in the Jewish and Christian traditions, we also draw from humanist teachings, earth-centered traditions, wisdom from the world's religions, insights of poets, scientists, and philosophers, and our own experiences of life and spirit.
Learn more about our UU religion.
Where Is UUCR?
UUCR is located in downtown Rockville, near Montgomery College and the City of Rockville municipal pool. Our addresses is 100 Welsh Park Drive, Rockville, Maryland. View map and directions.
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