• 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


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 have returned to worship in our sanctuary at 10am on Sunday mornings but you can still also join us online on Zoom.  Read more about our COVID-19 Response by clicking HERE. To see recordings of our previous worship services please click HERE.

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This Sunday at UCCSV - 9/24/23

The much loved television show Ted Lasso reminds us to be curious, not judgemental. We can use curiosity as an antidote to the world's ills by asking questions of others and the world around us. Questions centered in empathy and compassion instead of judgement or condemnation. Jesus asked these same kinds of questions to those he encountered in his ministry. Instead of deciding what would be best for people, he asked them questions and sought to understand them. What if we did the same and modeled that kind of curiosity to others? Join us for worship as we consider how to ask questions that can make a difference to the world around us. Those who are with us in person will be invited after worship (about 11:30am) to do a meet and greet with Jack, our new Ministry Intern, so we can get to know him and he can get to know us!
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Be Curious: Surviving and Thriving in an Angry World - New Fall Series starts September 17th

We live in a time of book bans, increased gun violence, rising anger and intolerance, a desire to erase our history and more. Do our scriptures help us to understand this time in our world? Can they give us tools to help us find our footing and push back against the shadows? Join us for our fall worship series when we will explore ways to stay curious about the world around us and our place in it while connecting to God as an antidote to the increasingly angry world around us.

9/17 - Stay Curious Introduction
9/24 - Asking Questions with Empathy and Compassion
10/1 - Living with a Sense of Wonder (World Communion Sunday)
10/8 - Taking Risks and Making Mistakes
10/15 - Admitting We Don't Know it All
10/22 - Staying Flexible and Changing Our Minds
10/29 - Developing an Imagination Centered in Hope
On Monday evenings during the series you are invited to join an hour long Zoom starting at 7:30pm to continue the conversation started in worship that week. Joining together with Hope UCC in Alexandria (VA) and Rock Spring UCC in Arlington (VA) we'll have a discussion about the scriptures and themes from Sunday and invite you to explore spiritual practices as a way to stay curious. More information and the Zoom link will be available closer to our first Monday group on September 18th.

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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Regular Schedule

Office Hours

  • Monday 12:30-5:30pm

    Wednesday 10:30am-5:30pm


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


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


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
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
4th Sunday of each month from 2:30-4:00 PM on Zoom.
If interested in attending, please email John B at jbinmd@gmail.com for details.
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.


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