We join together to encourage spiritual growth, 
build a beloved community, and act for peace and justice.

Sunday, August 13 at 10:30 a.m.         
" What Animals Think & Feel: The Deep Origins of Consciousness"
 -The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg
  9:00 a.m. UU Buddhist Fellowship Group Meditation & Discussion                             (Chapel)   
  9:15 a.m. Summer Friendly Forum: August's Split-plate recipient, The                         Religious Coalition with UUCF Seminarian Scot Hull (Room                       113)
10:15 a.m. Childcare for Infants to 3 years (Room 119)       
10:30 a.m. One Sunday Service for Summer (Sanctuary);
Children 3rd-grade & younger sung to "Arts & Exploration" (Rooms 120 and 123)

Friendly Forum: This month's split-plate recipient is the Frederick Religious Coalition.  Scot Hull, a UUCF Seminarian and recent intern with the Religious Coalition, will discuss the organization and its contributions to the community. All are welcome.

UUCF Members & Friends Art Show: This Sunday, August 13, is the final day of our UUCF Members & Friends Art Show. Please remember to:
  • Patrons of the Arts: make sure to complete all purchases by 11:30 a.m. on Sunday.
  • Artists: remove your unsold work from the Gallery at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday.
  • Patrons: pick up any art work you purchased at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday.

  (Sermon Archive: the text, audio, & video of most week's sermons 
are available online at frederickuu.org/sermons.)
This Week

UU Buddhist Meditation Group:  Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. (Chapel)

UUCF Book Club: Friday, August 11, 7:30 p.m.  This month's book is The Parable of the Talents by Octavia Butler. We'll meet at the home of Zakir & Kathleen Bengali, 5120 Doubs Road, Adamstown, MD 301.874.2519.

Climate Change Working Group: Saturday, August 12, 10:00 a.m. (Room 113)

Yoga for All Ages: Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. (Chapel)

Social Action Committee Meeting: Tuesday, August 15, 5:00 p.m.

Frederick Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting: Wednesdays, 8:30 p.m. (Room 113)

Saturday Actions from our Climate Change Working Group:

Maryland UUs helped stop fracking in our state; now let's help stop the Potomac pipeline!  The proposed Eastern Panhandle Pipeline expansion project would cut through Hancock, Maryland and underneath the Potomac River that serves as the source of drinking water for millions of residents in Maryland and the DC suburbs.

The Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) has had a rolling camp-out this summer to highlight opposition to building this hazardous pipeline through our state. See the details below and complete the form for reservations as soon as possible!

Please fill out this form to let CCAN know if you can still make it to their campout on Friday, August 11! 

The schedule for Friday, August 11 will be as follows:
  • 11:00 a.m.: Tour of Crystal Grottoes with CCAN's Mike Tidwell. Location: 19821 Shepherdstown Pike, Boonsboro, MD 21713. Details: The route that the TransCanada Pipeline would traverse is through sensitive karst geology. Karst geology is very porous and increases the potential and likelihood that pollutants would enter into our water if a spill were to happen. The cost of the tour is $15 -20 depending on the size of the group.
  • 1:00 p.m.: Press Conference and Kayak Action Against the Pipeline. Location: Taylor's Landing Boat Launch, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath, Sharpsburg, MD 21782. Details: Join Maryland legislators, the Eastern Panhandle Protectors and CCAN as we speak out against the pipeline and as kayacktivist paddle against the pipeline for a fun-filled press conference.
  • 2:30 p.m.: Camp Out with CCAN. Camping Site: Antietam Creek Campsite, Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park.Dates of Encampment: 8/11 Depart 8/12. Details: Join CCAN for an overnight campout! We'll provide lunch, dinner and snacks for the evening. Exact campsites to be determined, but will be labeled with CCAN signs. Directions: From Hagerstown: Take MD-65 to Sharpsburg. Make a right on Main St. Left on Harpers Ferry Road for a few miles. Before you cross the Antietam Creek bridge make a right on Canal Rd. Campsites are across the canal and towpath from Canal Rd. What to bring: Please bring camping supplies - tent, sleeping bags, rain gear. CCAN will have an EZ up for protection against the weather.

Saturday Action from Showing Up For Racial Justice

 An Urgent Call: Join Love in Charlottesville VA-August 12th.   On August 12, hundreds of white supremacists from around the country will rally with white nationalist leaders for hours in our most prominent public park. 
  • Standing on the Side of Love and TJMC-Unitarian Universalist in Charlottesville, Virginia need your help - they don't have the numbers to stand up to this on their own. 
  • This is a local event, but white supremacy is a national problem, and the way we respond on August 12 will have national implications as we move through these trying times. 
  • Please join this movement to confront white supremacy. The call is for 1,000 clergy and faith leaders to show up in Charlottesville, VA to confront a national white supremacist rally-to stand in solidarity and to take non-violent direct action. We will also gather in prayer and witness at an interfaith worship service on August 11th. Sign up here.
General Announcements

UNISON returns in September!   Please get your announcements and articles to us by August 20. This year we are trying to hold submissions to between one-quarter (roughly 325 words) and one-half (450 words) page maximum as we have found these sizes to be most effective for readership. In our world, shorter seems to be better. (Not suggesting tweets. ) We deeply appreciate your interest, support, pictures, and submissions. See you in September! ~ Tibby Middleton, Barbara Kenny and Mary Bowman-Kruhm ( midken@comcast.net)

Request for LED tea lights for Labyrinth Walks: The Labyrinth program has been using the same set of flickering LED tea lights for the last 6 or 7 years and many of them are becoming quite worn. So much so that it is no longer possible to change the batteries on many of them. If you find the Labyrinth Walks rewarding, please consider donating some flickering LED tea lights. They are commonly available at craft and party supply stores. Tea lights can be dropped off at the Labyrinth Walk, or to Lora Powell-Haney when you visit the church.

Joys & Concerns

Kathleen Bengali: 
"I would like to thank everyone for their good wishes, encouragement, and fantastic meals sent my way during my recent surgery and recovery.  I appreciate so very much all the kind thoughts, cards, visits, and help in getting through this difficult time. Thank you all."

Fanny Johnsson
fell not long ago and broke bones in her shoulder, leg, and hand. She welcomes calls (301-644-5724), visits and cards. During her recovery, she is in Meadows #207, which is part of the continuous care facility of Homewood at Crumland Farms. Cards can be sent to: 
Fanny Johnsson  
(Meadows #207)
7401 Willow Rd  
Frederick, MD 21702

 Classes & Events

Meditation Mini-Retreat with Rev. Carl:   Saturday, August 19  ( 9:00 a.m. -Noon , UUCF Sanctuary): $15 in advance / $20 at door. To register or for more details, visit  frederickuu.org/retreat

Join us for the Eclipse! Monday, August 21, 1:00 p.m. Join us at UUCF to view the upcoming solar eclipse. Bring your own viewing safety glasses (guidance for reputable vendors available here), something to tie-die and snacks/drinks to share. NASA has additional safety Information here. We'll also be streaming NASA's live coverage during the event.

Readings for Resistance & Resilience: Join Rev. Carl for our final Congregational Conversation this summer: Sunday, August 27 at 11:45 a.m. Octavia E. Butler, Parable of the Talents. You do not have to have read the book to participate in the discussion. For details, visit frederickuu.org/readings.

UUCF 101 Pathways to Membership: Saturday, September 23, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Are you considering membership at UUCF? Join the Membership Committee for a half-day intensive exploration of Unitarian Universalist history and principles, specific information about our own congregation, and discussion of our individual spiritual journeys. Participants will receive a free copy of the UUA booklet  Welcome: A Unitarian Universalist Primer. Light refreshments will be provided. Childcare can be provided with one-week's notice to DRE Lora Powell-Haney at  education@frederickuu.org. Sign up on Sundays at the RE cabinet in the Atrium.

Rev. Carl at Frederick Community College: "What is Evil?: Religious & Philosophical Investigations" on Thursdays, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m., September 7(through October 12). We all know evil when we encounter it, including the villains of history, routine brutality in the news, the hateful violence of sociopaths, and more. Using a twenty-first century, postmodern perspective, we will investigate what evil is, why it exists in history and the human heart, and how we might best respond. For more information or to register, visit:  https://ilratfcc.com/portfolio/new-what-is-evil-religious-and-philosophical-investigations.

Social Action News
Visit  uusocialjustice.org/news for the latest in UUCF Social Action news, including the latest on " What is UUSC?" and " OJ and AVP"!

Monthly Social Action Committee Meeting: Tuesday, August 15, 5:00 p.m. Bring a bite to nosh on at 5:00 p.m.

  Interested in Working for Social Action? Email SAC@FrederickUU.org to be on our mailing list. Visit uusocialjustice.org for updates and information on all of our Social Action Works.

Dismantling Racism Team News/Updates

Belafonte On Kaepernick: 'To Mute The Slave Has Always Been In The Best Interest Of Slave Owners'.

  'Like' our facebook page at  www.facebook.com/DRTUUCF .

Community News

Volunteers Needed: Annual Frederick City Feeder School Supply, Monday, August 14, between 7:00 a.m and 8:00 p.m. Help children and youth in our community get off to a great start as they begin a new school year by donating school supplies, funds for the purchase of supplies, and volunteering at the annual Frederick City School Supply distribution day. Hope you can help. We need volunteers from 7am to 8pm registering families, organizing the supplies, supervising in the movie area, reading books, distributing supplies, and clean-up. Here is a sign-up link for volunteers: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0e4ca9ab2da46-school .

Donate school supplies through the United Way's "Stuff the Bus" program at various locations around the county.  You can also make a financial donation through the Religious Coalition. The funds given through the Coalition are then spent on school supplies members of the "buying" team.
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Submissions for our monthly UNISON newsletter are due by
 the 20th of each month to Tibby Middleton (midken@comcast.net).

For the full calendar, visit frederickuu.org/calendar.