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What to Do Here

UUCR is a vibrant, active community. We always have something going on!  

The year is full of annual, congregation-wide events that bring us together in celebration, worship, service, and fellowship. For example, we come together for our multigenerational Ingathering Water Ceremony every September, hold a festive fundraiser for the music program in February, and collectively spruce up UUCR's buildings and grounds in April (Do It Day).  

Following are more specific ideas to get involved, whether you're interested in worship and music, education and enrichment, social justice, or fellowship with other UUs.

Worship & Music


  • Participate in a Sunday service - Sundays, 9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
  • Stay for Spirit of Life Sangha, a meditation group in the spirit of Thich Nhat Hanh - Sundays during Middle Hour, 10:15 a.m.
  • Join the Adult Choir - Rehearses Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.
  • Join the women's ensemble, Sonaria - Rehearses Sundays during Middle Hour, twice per month
  • Perform a solo or ensemble piece at a Sunday service

Youth (6th-12th grade)

  • Attend the youth faith formation - Sundays during Middle Hour
  • Join the UUCR Choir (9th-12th grade) - Rehearses Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.
  • Join the women's ensemble, Sonaria (9th-12th grade) - Rehearses Sundays during Middle Hour, twice per month

Children (K-5th grade)

  • Attend children's Faith Formation classes - Sundays, 9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
  • Join the Children's Choir - Rehearses Sundays during Middle Hour, 10:15 a.m.

Education & Enrichment


Youth (6th-12th grade)

  • Hang out with other middle-schoolers for religious education - Sundays, 10:15 a.m.
  • Join other high-schoolers for religious education and youth group - Sundays, 10:15 a.m. 
  • Get the real scoop on sex education with the Our Whole Lives (OWL) program - offered alternating years for 7th-9th and 10th-12th grades
  • Meet LGBTQ youth and friends at the Rainbow Youth Alliance - First and third Sundays, 3:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

Children (K-5th grade)

Social Justice



UUCR activities are a great way to connect with others, grow spiritually, and find fellowship within the community. Members, newcomers, and friends are all welcome. To learn more and get connected, contact Adrian Graham, Director of Communications & Membership, at agraham@uucr.org, 301-762-7666 x 5.

Spirit of Life Sangha - Every Sunday morning between services during Middle Hour - A meditation group in the spirit of Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hahn. 

Women's Open Spiritual Connection Group - Second Saturdays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. - A spiritual discussion group for women.

Dinners for Eight - A rotating mix of UUCR members and friends who meet for dinner and conversation in each other's homes. Learn more and sign up to attend by sending an email message to dinners48@uucr.org.

Young Adults Group - A fellowship group for those between the ages of 18-35. Send an email message to youngadults@uucr.org for more information and to join in.

Literary Fiction Book Club - Second Mondays from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.   

UUCR Book Club - First Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Discuss both fiction and non-fiction works.

Craft Group - Tuesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. - Share artistic knowledge, ideas, and conversation.

Quilters - Wednesday evenings from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. - Create the annual UUCR "raffle quilt."

Power Tool Gang & UUCR Gardeners - many Saturday mornings - Perform special maintenance projects around UUCR's building and grounds.

Socrates Café Rockville - Fourth Saturdays from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. - Drop-in discussion group with topics generated by participants. Send an email message to socrates@uucr.org to learn more.


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