Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville, Maryland

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Our Services

Welcome to our Sanctuary, a sacred space filled with beauty and spirit

where we gather in beloved community.


All in-person gatherings at UUCR are suspended until further notice.
Ongoing updates re: virtual gathering available here.
Join our worship services via Zoom.

What happens on Sunday morning?

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. You may read more about our upcoming services here

Colorful striated Easter Egg with FlowersSermons are usually offered by one of our ministers, Rev. Dr. Linda Olson Peebles and Rev. Rebekah Savage, and are archived online where you can 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. View samples of our Order of Service here.

Between the worship services, enjoy coffee and conversation during Fellowship Hour and participate in our Middle Hour Faith Formation offerings.

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.

Is there Sunday School?

Religious education (our version of Sunday School) is held most Sundays after the First Fifteen in each worship service (for children) and during Middle Hour (for youth).

  • First Fifteen - Some weeks, they attend the first 15 minutes of the Sunday service with the adults.
  • Children/Youth Worship - Other weeks, the children and youth hold a short worship service, just for them.

Nursery care is provided 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.

  • lifelong spiritual discovery
  • beloved community
  • a just world