Unitarian Universalists



First Thursday Conversation

10:00 AM, September 5

Town Center Classroom

Rev. Ashley Burczak: “What Do You Hope For?”


Second Thursday UU Lunches

Private Dining Room, Village Square

11:30 to 1:30 PM, September 12


Third Thursday Service 

1 PM,  August 15 

Riderwood Chapel

Rev. Ashley Burczak:  “On Appreciation”


Fourth Thursday Class

10:30 AM, August 22

Town Center Classroom

Rev. Ashley Burczak: “Living and Dying Well”



We invite you to participate in activities sponsored by the Unitarian Universalists of Riderwood.

Opportunities We Offer Include:

Meeting new  people and developing friendships

Discussing issues of personal concern

Adult Education

Developing spirituality

As Unitarian Universalists, we affirm an approach to life that encourages openness and questioning.  We believe that the development of spirituality is a journey that draws upon experience and reflection.  Rather than calling upon certainties, we encourage each person to engage in life to the fullest of our capabilities.

Who are the Unitarian Universalists of Riderwood?

Some among us are long-time members of Unitarian Universalist congregations in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Some are members of UU churches in other parts of the nation.  Others are new to Unitarian Universalist involvement.  Still others have chosen to participate in our community because, as one person put it, “I like the people!”  We welcome all who find something here that sustains them.

Unitarian Universalists meet in the Chapel the third Thursday each month.  This 1:00 p.m. gathering may be led by a local minister or an active lay leader.

Chaplain  Rev. Ashley Burczak is the chaplain to the Unitarian Universalists of Riderwood Village.  Ashley holds a B.A. in Comparative Religion from Barnard College, Columbia University and a Master of Divinity in Ecumenical Studies from Union Theological Seminary in New York.  She was ordained on June 8, 2019 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring.

Activities We Sponsor

A chapel service is help the third Thursday of each month at 1:00 p.m.In the Riderwood Chapel.  These services are varied and might involve a presentation given by our chaplain, the Rev. Ashley Burczak.  They may feature a speaker from the Riderwood community.  Or, they might be presented by a minister or layperson from the area.

Adult education programs are presented by our chaplain and other member of our community.  We also sponsor occasional programs for the larger Riderwood community.

Steering Committee

Activities of the Unitarian Universalists of Riderwood are coordinated by a Steering Committee composed of nine members.  The Steering Committee meets the first Thursday each month at 1:00 p.m. in the Village Square Classroom.

Bettie Young serves as Chair of the Steering Committee.  See the Resident Directory to Contact Bettie and learn more about our Riderwood activities.

Liberal Lines

Liberal Lines is the monthly newsletter of the UU’s of Riderwood.  It offers information about activities of interest to our community.  If you would like to be on the distribution list, please contact David Nation in CT202.

Lunches:  Claire Kim coordinates lunches in Riderwood private dining rooms.  The lunch schedule is published in our monthly newsletter.  Do contact Claire if you wish to reserve a place.


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