• Welcome to UCC Seneca Valley!
  • We are a part of the United Church of Christ.
  • We are an Open and Affirming church welcoming the LGBTQ+ community.
  • We seek to follow Jesus and continue his life transforming ministry.
  • We believe that eating together and feeding others are holy endeavors.
  • We believe laughter and joy are gifts from God.
  • We believe worship should be inclusive and intergenerational.
  • We believe in praying for each other and the world.
  • Our faith teaches us how to live.
  • We seek to serve our community.
  • We advocate for justice and peace.
  • We use art to explore and express our faith.
  • We love to make music together.
  • We explore hands-on ways of approaching faith and spirituality.
  • We value preaching that is relevant, challenging, and meaningful.
  • We value children and youth and the gifts they bring to our community.
  • Immigrants and Refugees are welcome here.
  • You are welcome to feast at our table and make it your own!


No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey,
you are welcome at
the United Church of Christ of Seneca Valley.

We are an open and affirming, progressive and inclusive spiritual community centered in the belief that we are all beloved children of God. You are invited to come as God made you, believing as you do, to a church with big IDEAS. We Include all, Deepen connections between God and people, encourage you to Express yourself, and work to Advocate for justice and Serve our community. You belong here. Come see what's possible!


Contact Information

United Church of Christ Seneca Valley

13421 Clopper Rd.
Germantown, Maryland 20874
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 803
Germantown, Maryland 20875
Phone (301) 540-3449

Regular Schedule

Office Hours

  • Please Call for Office Hours during the Maryland Stay at Home Order.


  • Havruta: Adult Bible Study on Zoom
    – 9:00 AM to 9:40 AM
  • Zoom Online Worship
    – 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM


  • Worship on Sundays

    In-person regular Sunday morning worship is presently suspended due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. However, our church is still open because WE are the chuch. Each Sunday we still participate in LIVE, interactive worship on Zoom at 10am and you are welcome to join us. The details on how to join in each Sunday's virtual worship can be found below (and are usually posted by Friday morning). 

    What is Zoom worship like? Watch a recording of past Zoom worships HERE.

    Want to know what to expect at a typical in-person Sunday morning worship? Click HERE.

    Looking for our core beliefs and values? Click HERE.


  • Leave Us Your Information!

    If you would like to be on our Zoom worship mailing list or leave us your contact information please click HERE.

  • This Sunday at UCCSV - 8/2/20

    Making a New Way: Lessons from Walking The Camino de Santiago

    Most of us dream of places we may never get to visit but these places can offer us lessons.  This Sunday we will focus on one such place, The Camino de Santiago.

    For our Sunday journey to The Camino, please bring:

    A candle and lighter

    Bread and wine/juice for Communion

    A small stone

    Rev. Suzanne Adele Schmidt will deliver our message.

    Join Zoom Meeting
    Meeting ID: 844 7075 7726
    Passcode: 20874

    Dial by your location
            +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
    Meeting ID: 844 7075 7726
    Passcode: 20874
    Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcm87sP9zS

    The bulletin for this week can be found HERE.

  • Summer Worship Series: Virtual Vacations with God

    Vacations or rest days help us to reset and recharge ourselves. They comfort us and give us happy memories. They are what we dream about as we countdown to them and what we remember with joy when the vacation or our days away are done and life calls us back to normality. These moments, either at places we love, doing activities we enjoy, or with the people we love, soothe us during times of trauma and give us strength to live through what is to come. It is a special kind of irony then that in the midst of a pandemic, one of the major traumas of our lives, many of us will not get these experiences that we so desperately need. So how then, can we still get that rest and reconnection that we need, the balm to our burnt out and grieving souls that we require, if we are to stay sane and mentally healthy during this time? For the rest of the summer on Sunday mornings we’re going on these mini-retreats/vacations, if you will, to consider what these places and activities help us to do and how we can find even a small piece of that to recreate here at home.

    7/12/20 - The Beach
    7/19/20 - The Mounatins
    7/26/20 – Visiting Family and/or Friends
    8/2/20 – The Camino de Santiago (or Places We’d Love to Go but Probably Won’t) led by Rev. Suzanne Adele Schmidt
    8/9/20 – Visiting Different Churches
    8/16/20 – The Forest
    8/23/20 - Cities/Museums/Famous Landmarks
    8/30/20 – Traveling for Events (Weddings, Family Reunions, etc.)
    9/6/20 - The Lake or River

  • Black Lives Matter

    As a church community we declare that "Black Lives Matter". We reject racism in all its forms. We work towards being the church in the world by promoting justice, standing with the oppressed, and loving our neighbor. While we have much work to do on ourselves in terms of our own biases, and in dismantling the structures of our society that uphold white supremacy, we know we are not alone in this work and God is equipping us and empowering us even now to continually do better.

    To understand more about why it's important to proclaim that black lives matter we invite you to read this article published by our denomination: https://www.ucc.org/justice_racism_black_lives_matter.

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