• Welcome to UCC Seneca Valley, a small church with big IDEAS
  • Include All: As an Open and Affirming Church we welcome everyone as beloved children of God
  • Deepen Connection: We belong to God and to each other
  • Express Yourself: Use your creative voice to make a difference
  • Advocate for Justice: We work together on issues from racial justice to climate change to immigration justice and voting rights
  • Serve Community: We care for the community around us with donations and direct service

Welcome 

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 creatively Express yourself, and work to Advocate for justice and Serve our community. You belong here. Come see what's possible!

We worship in our sanctuary at 10am on Sunday mornings but you can also join us online on Zoom. The link to join us on Zoom is posted on this page on Fridays. To see recordings of our previous worship services please click HERE.

If you would like to be put on our mailing list to receive information about worship or our church please click HERE to fill out our information form. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Announcements 

This Sunday at UCCSV - 4/14/24

Last week we explored what self-care in and is not. This week we focus on the fundamentals of self care. How exactly do we start to take care of ourselves? We'll focus on the basics of taking care of our body with proper nourishment and rest, taking care of our mind and spirit, and nourishing our relationships. Many of us have grown used to hearing these suggesitons throughout our lives, but we don't necessarily see them as spiritual practices. None of these practices are new, but all of them can help us to be better stewards of our that which God has given us. Join us for worship at 10am in person or on Zoom as we practice sacred self-care!

The bulletin for this service can be found HERE

 


New Worship Series: Sacred Self-Care

Join us for worship in April and May as we examine the concept of Sacred Self-Care. Everybody is talking about self-care these days, especially as we try to reorient our lives from the dark days of the pandemic. But is the concept of self-care just about materialistic treats and escapism, or can it be something spiritual? Is it biblical at all? Does it help us follow Jesus? During this season of resurrection, we'll talk about how rebirth and the transformation of our lives can start with taking better care of ourselves, and not just as a way to feel better, but as a way of learning how to live a life focused on justice, wholeness, and peace. This series will use concepts developed in the book, Sacred Self-Care, written by Dr. Chanequa Walker-Barnes. You may wish to use this book as a daily devotional during this worship series to truly learn and integrate these ideas into your life. 

  • April 7 - Sacred Self-Care: Understanding Sacred Self-Care
  • April 14 - Sacred Self-Care: Self-Care Fundamentals
  • April 21- Sacred Self-Care: Practicing Self Compassion
  • April 28 - Sacred Self-Care: Setting Healthy Boundaries
  • May 5 - Sacred Self-Care: Caring for Our Emotional Selves
  • May 12 - Sacred Self-Care: Caring for Our Minds 

Generations Together in Faith After Worship - April Focus: Climate Care and Self-Care

Join us every week for our Christian Education offerings for all ages! Generations together learning about faith! 11:30am-12pm each Sunday. April's theme is Climate Care and Self-Care. How are we to take care of God's creation including our beautiful planet earth? Does that have anything to do with how we take care of ourselves? 
 

April 7 - Connect Together - Youth and Young Adults are invited to join Jack for a discussion where we will consider how we are made in the image of God. 

April 14- Sing Together - We'll sing together about the nature and caring for our planet. 
 

April 21 - Learn Together - Join us for a lesson about God's amazing creation 
 

April 28 - Serve Together - Let's get outside and clean up God's earth by looking for garbage in and around our church grounds and into the neighborhood around us. 

 

 


Contact Information

United Church of Christ Seneca Valley

  • 13421 Clopper Rd.
    Germantown, Maryland 20874
    Mailing Address
    P.O. Box 803
    Germantown, Maryland 20875
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  • Phone (301) 200-2213
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Regular Schedule

Office Hours

  • Monday 12:30-5:30pm

    Wednesday 10:30am-5:30pm

Sunday

  • Havruta - Adult Bible Study and Discussion
    – 9:00 AM
  • Sunday Morning Worship
    – 10:00 AM

Monday

  • Pastor's Drop In Office Hours
    – 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Upcoming Events
APR

13

SAT
Men's Breakfast
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Seventh Day Adventist
10:00 AM to 8:30 PM
APR

14

SUN
Havruta
9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Adult Bible Study
Contact: Russ Shelley
Sunday Morning Worship
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
In person in our sanctuary or online on Zoom
Kuei Wu Recital
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Alcoholics Anonymous
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Germantown Chapter of AA uses our Gathering Room for a safe place to meet and support fellow travelers on the journey to sobriety.
APR

15

MON
Church Council
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
APR

16

TUE
Seventh Day Adventist
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM