• 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, 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.



Lenten Worship Series: Seeking - Honest Questions for a Deeper Faith

For many of us the pandemic left us with more questions than answers. Many of us are asking big questions about our lives and our faith. We're questioning the things we've been taught. We're rethinking how we want to live our lives. We're wondering how to heal and rebuild our lives and the lives of our friends and neighbors. We're seeking things like clarity, connection, wonder, justice, and balance.The scripture readings in Lent offers us many stories of Jesus encountering people who are seeking: Nicodemus comes to him in the veil of night, he approaches a Samaritan woman at a well, he heals a man born without sight. In these stories, each person is seeking a new beginning, a different life, a deeper faith. What unfolds is an exchange filled with questions and exploration. Often, an unveiling occurs—assumptions are disrupted, a new perspective is revealed, mystery grows.

This Lent, we invite you to engage in the spiritual practice of seeking. We hope you will continually ask yourself: what am I seeking? What is God seeking? We encourage you to stay curious, open, and nimble. We hope you will soften your assumptions and expand your perspectives. We pray that these questions will create a safe space to explore—to be drawn more deeply into the fullness of life, into the heart of God in worship, in small groups, and in individual everyday faith practices.

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


  • 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


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


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 (Masks required for in person)
2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
If you plan to attend, please email your intent to me by Saturday afternoon (though I will check emails after church on Sunday as well). I will send the link and the password out to all that I receive an email from @ Saturday night. To make this meeting as secure as possible from "Zoom bombers", etc., I will only provide the link and password to those who email me in response to this invitation. Once you receive the link and password, please do not share it with others.
Contact John B at: jbinmd@gmail.com
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
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