• 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
  • Celebrate Advent and Christmas at UCC Seneca Valley

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 have returned to worship in our sanctuary at 10am on Sunday mornings, with safety measures, 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.

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 

Blue Christmas Service, Wednesday 12/7 at 7pm

Please join us for our Blue Christmas Service Wednesday December 7th, at 7pm.This will be a joint service with Trinity UMC. While the holiday season claims to be merry and bright, sometimes it doesn't quite feel that way. We may be grieving, dealing with loss of various kinds, wondering about the future, angry about the present or past, or simply not feeling it this year. We invite you to join us for our Blue Christmas Service where we get to experience a wide range of emotions around the holidays. We'll pray together, sing together, sit in silence, be led in guided meditation, and leave space for the Spirit to hear our cries and offer us comfort. You can join us in person in our sanctuary or online on Zoom. 

 

For those joining us on Zoom: (please note this is not the usual Sunday morning link)

Topic: Blue Christmas Service
Time: Dec 7, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83042666680?pwd=SDF4YzBTc0VEang3eGEzWmF2Zll3Zz09

Meeting ID: 830 4266 6680
Passcode: 20874

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        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
Meeting ID: 830 4266 6680
Passcode: 20874
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcsmnVVsrb

The bulletin for this service can be found HERE. 


Hark! Heralds of Our Faith - Advent 2022

In the Christmas story there are many "heralds of good news": angels, people, and even animals who proclaim hope, new life, salvation, and the promise of a better world. We'll consider these heralds and the impact they had while also looking at more modern-day heralds of our faith. Who is proclaiming the good news of a just world to come today? How can we learn from them to be heralds to our communities? How can we share the good news with a world struggling in the shadows? Come join us throughout Advent and into Christmas Eve as we proclaim "Hark! Pay attention! There's Something Wonderful on the way!"


Christmas Eve Worship at UCC Seneca Valley

Come join in the mystery and wonder of Christmas Eve as we sing, listen, pray, and worship together. We begin at 5pm with a Concert of Carols celebrating the musical gifts and talents in our community. Then at 5:30pm we'll start our intergenerational service of lessons and carols including creating our mash up manger scene, listening to scripture and poetry, and singing Silent Night by candlelight (and glow sticks). On this most holy night we come together to herald good tidings for all and bring a message of hope, love, joy and peace to the world. The concert and worship service will be in person in our sanctuary and online on Zoom (and a recording posted later on our website if you can't join us live). 

To join us on Zoom (to fully participate in the service you will want to have a candle (for when we sing Silent Night) and a manger scene that you can add nativity figures to as we move through the service): 

UCC Seneca Valley is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Christmas Eve Worship 
Time: Dec 24, 2022 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89096213392?pwd=OG9MV3U5TUpsbzhVcUxicGdMZCtuQT09

Meeting ID: 890 9621 3392
Passcode: 20874

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        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
Meeting ID: 890 9621 3392
Passcode: 20874
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kBYV83Jor


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
DEC

09

FRI
Newcomers Group
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Congregation Check-In/Happy Hour
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Zoom in with Deacons to chat & catch up. Stay as long as you like.
DEC

10

SAT
Seventh Day Adventist
10:00 AM to 8:30 PM
DEC

11

SUN
Sunday Morning Worship
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
In person in our sanctuary or online on Zoom (Masks required for in person)
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.
DEC

13

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