From the Ministerial Search Committee

On Sunday, June 11 at our Annual Congregational Meeting, the membership voted to call The Rev. Rachel Rudd Christensen as our next settled minister by a vote of 104 of 106 ballots (98.1%). She's accepted the call, and we all drank champagne and ate cake.

Kathi Yu, for the MSC


If you are visiting virtually but have never visited Paint Branch UU Church in person, we invite you to join us this Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. for spirited worship, ready companionship, and religious explorations of many kinds and for all ages (infants to elders), in a free search for the meaning of our unfolding lives.

Unitarian Universalism is a living tradition—it evolves with the times. We are people of all ages, many backgrounds, and many beliefs. We create spirituality and community by working for more justice and more love in our own lives and in the world. Our congregation embraces people who have experienced a variety of religious journeys, and we do so without judgement or condemnation. We do this by living our historic Unitarian Universalist values: affirmation of diversity, freedom of conscience, and the use of reason.

Nurture your spirit and join us in doing the work of love and justice in our world.

We hope to see you soon!

Sunday at 10:00 am

This Sunday, December 17, 2017

"Annual Holiday Music Service"

The Reverend Rachel Christensen, Minister; with the PBUUC Choir; Carla Miller, DMRE; William Snyder, Worship Associate; and the Childrens Choir

Music by our Choir and selected soloists, directed by David Chapman, Music Director.

Christmas Eve Services

"10 am: Jesuss Christmas Party"

Sunday, December 24, 2017 at 12:00 pm

The Reverend Rachel Christensen, Minister; with Carla Miller, DMRE, and Beth Charbonneau, Worship Associate; Chalice Dancers, Choir

Together at our 10 am service we will produce a No-Rehearsal Christmas Pageant on the spot with carols and story. We are all part of the story.

"7 pm Christmas Eve Candlelight Service"

Sunday, December 24, 2017 at 12:00 am

The Reverend Rachel Christensen, Minister; with Carla Miller, DMRE; Elizabeth Porter, Worship Associate; the Choir; and the Chalice Dancers

Traditional Christmas Eve Service with Lessons and Carols and Candelight.

More upcoming services | Sermon Archive

Religious Exploration for Children & Youth

Children and youth begin in the Meeting House with their families every Sunday.

Together Time brings our whole congregation together for worship for the first fifteen minutes of service every Sunday. During this time, there is opening music, the welcome, chalice lighting, a hymn and a story, song, movement or meditation for all ages. Children are then sung to the RE classes in the RE Building. On some Sundays, there is a special shared Children's Worship in the RE building, which takes the place of the regular RE classes. Youth remain in the service and then meet in the Youth Room afterwards.

Nursery care is provided in Room 5 from 9:45 to 12:45 am on Sundays.

More information about RE programs at PBUUC.

Enrichment Hour at 11:45 am


Calendar of Events This Week

 Saturday, Dec 16

 Sunday, Dec 17

 Tuesday, Dec 19

 Wednesday, Dec 20

 Thursday, Dec 21

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Paint Branch Unitarian Universalist Church • 3215 Powder Mill Road • Adelphi, Maryland 20783-1097
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