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

Sunday, November 12 at 9:30 & 11:30 a.m.         
"The Difference Between Secrets & Mysteries:
David Lynch, Twin Peaks, & Transcendental Meditation

 - The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg
  9:15 a.m. Childcare for Infants to 3 years (Room 119)  
  9:30 a.m. Early Service (Sanctuary)
Children 3rd-grade & younger sung to "Arts & Exploration" (Room 123)
10:30 a.m. Middle Hour Religious Education for All Ages
                   - Religious Education (Classrooms)
                   - Friendly Forum: The Community Free Clinic of Washington                           County November's Split-plate Recipient (Room 113)  
                   - Centering Black Voices Discussion (Sanctuary)
                   - Earth-centered Spirituality Service (Chapel)
11:30 a.m. Late Service (Sanctuary)
Arts & Exploration for children 3rd grade and below (classrooms)

Friendly Forum: Sunday, November 12, 10:30 a.mNovember's Split-plate Recipient, the Free Clinic of Washington County will share their experiences of providing free healthcare for the uninsured since 1990.

Earth-centered Spirituality Service: Sunday, November 12, 10:30 a.m. (Chapel). This time provides an opportunity to focus on the Sixth Source of Unitarian Universalism: "Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature." 

Centering Black Voices: Ella Baker and The Civil Rights Era , Sunday, November 12, 10:40 a.m. (Sanctuary). Learn about this dynamic leader, share your own reflections on the Movement. Were you there? What were you taught about it? How might looking back help with the work yet to be done to bring racial justice to our community? We'll close with singing "Ella's Song" by Sweet Honey in the Rock: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6Uus--gFrc

This Week

Feldenkrais with Katie Giarth: Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. (Chapel)

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

Frederick Refuge Recovery Open Meetings: Thursdays, beginning November 2, 7:00 p.m. (Room 124). See below for more information.

UUCF Board of Trustees Meeting: Thursday, November 9, 7:30 p.m.

Veteran's Day Blot (Heathen Ceremony), Friday, November 10, 7:00 p.m. (Room 124).  Join us as we celebrate Veteran's Day the Norse way. We will honor our fallen Heroes, called the Einherjar, and drink to their memory. A Norse Blot is a ritual that is characterized by passing a mead horn around 3 times, once for the gods, once for the ancestors, and once for the people. In our case, we will blot to Odin, the Einherjar, and to those left behind (us). Everyone will be given a moment to speak if they wish.

UUCF Book Club Meeting: Friday, November 10, 7:30 p.m. 6890 Crabapple Ct. Frederick (home of Dave/Nancy Hutchins).

UUCF Auction! Bringing in the Green: Saturday, November 11, 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 

Retired UU Ladies Eating Out (RUULEO):  Tuesday, November 14, 11:30 a.m. Wegman's Food Court. Call Marj at 301.693.6195 for questions.

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

UUCF Adult Choir Rehearsal: Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. (Sanctuary)

General Announcements

Inviting your Testimony about UUCF: How has UUCF helped you grow spiritually, connect with beloved community, or act for peace and justice? Sign up to share your story at  frederickuu.org/testimony .

Be a Sunday Greeter! Only 30 minutes of your time on the Sunday and service of your choosing. You get to meet great people, learn their names. All you need to do is SMILE and shake a few hands. We guarantee you'll be glad you did! See Thia at the Welcome Desk or sign up in the alcove on the right facing the sanctuary on Sundays.

Room Change for Friendly Forum Begins NEXT Sunday, November 19, 10:30 a.m. Friendly Forum moves to Room 125 next Sunday in order to accommodate Religious Education needs which will move to Rooms 113/115 through the end of the RE year in April 2018.

Additional Handicap Spaces! Many thanks to Dick Roblin, Rick Anderson & Stan Schlepp for their hours of work to make this happen at UUCF!

Joys, Concerns & Sorrows

Kathleen & Adam Daniels welcomed a new family member recently! Maya Elizabeth Daniels was born 10/7/17 at 9:10 pm. She joins big brothers Lincoln and Anson. Let's help mom and dad out by bringing some meals to the family. Visit frederickuu.org/meals to sign up.

Remembering Nancy and Julia: Sunday, November 19th, 12:45 p.m. friends of Nancy Chu and Julia Ditman are invited to gather in our memorial garden as we add their plaques to our memorial wall. Reverend Carl will begin with a few remarks at 12:45, after which we will be invited to add additional remembrances.

Classes and Events

Feldenkrais at UUCF: 10-week session begins Thursday, October 12, 5:30 p.m. (Chapel). Join UUCF member, Katie Giarth. Feldenkrais employs guided attention and gentle movement with an emphasis on sensory learning. Improves posture, flexibility, coordination, athletic performance, mobility, chronic pain, tension and stress. $10/session or $80 for all 10 sessions (skipping Halloween and Thanksgiving week). Visit:  http://www.brainbodymotion.com/ for more information about Katie and Feldenkrais.

Frederick Refuge Recovery Open Meetings: Thursdays, beginning November 2, 7:00 p.m. (Room 125). Refuge Recovery Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced. We hope to serve you, and meet you on the path. Visit: www.refugerecovery.org for more information.

UUCF 101: Pathways to Membership: Saturday, November 18, 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.

UUCF Coffeehouse: Saturday, November 18, 7:00 p.m. (Sanctuary).  Performers get two or three pieces depending on how many sign up. The event is free, but donations gratefully accepted. As always, BYOB. Email UUCFCoffeehouse@frederickuu.org or visit our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/UUCFCoffeehouse for more information.

Meditation/Yoga (or Meditation-only) Mini-Retreat with Irene Glasse & Carl Gregg:  Saturday, November 25 (9:00 a.m. - Noon, UUCF Sanctuary): $15 in advance / $20 at door. Please contact instructors ( minister@frederickuu.org ) in advance if accommodations needed; we will offer adjustments to be as accessible as possible. To register or for more details, visit  frederickuu.org/retreat

Sacred Dream Work: Part I: Saturday, December 3, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Room 113). Have you ever been interested in knowing more about your dreams? This class will introduce to basic concepts, such as why we dream, different types of dreams, the value of befriending our dreams and a basic framework that you can use to explore your night visions. We will also look at several dream examples to deepen our understanding. Donation (shared with UUCF) $40. Led by Rev. Rebecca Hill an Ordained Interfaith Minister with experience in dream work facilitation who has trained at several C.G. Jung Centers in the U.S. and Zurich. For additional information, email Rev. Rebecca at Sacred.Dreamwork@gmail.com. Rev. Rebecca will be our Friendly Forum speaker on Sunday, November 19 with a short preview of this class.

Rewrite Your Story: Change Your Past to Live a Better Present and Future: Saturday, December 9, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (Chapel)
We all have stories about who we are, what we have to do, and what we can and cannot accomplish. These stories keep us from living a life we love. But it doesn't have to be this way. In this workshop, fellow member and certified Life Coach Julia Jones will show you a way out. Participants will leave with tools and strategies for examining life events to create new stories that encourage growth, celebrate strengths, and create the freedom to help you find and live your best life.  Donations gratefully accepted for UUCF.

Social Action News

Toys for Tots Season: Di Creedon of the Social Action Committee is serving as our liaison with Toys for Tots again this year.  Sponsored by the Marine Reserves, Toys for Tots collects new, unwrapped toys for children in need for distribution during the holidays. Di has placed the collection boxes by the entry coat closet for your convenience.  Bring a smile to a child during the holiday season!

November's Split-plate Recipient is The Community Free Clinic of Washington County. Serving the medically uninsured in Washington County, MD since 1990. 

Dismantling Racism Team News

Centering Black Voices: Ella Baker and The Civil Rights Era , Sunday, November 12, 10:40 a.m. (Sanctuary). 
Learn about this dynamic leader, share your own reflections on the Movement. Were you there? What were you taught about it? How might looking back help with the work yet to be done to bring racial justice to our community? We'll close with singing "Ella's Song" by Sweet Honey in the Rock:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6Uus--gFrc

Click here for FAQS regarding the history of the African Moses Cemetery.

Ju s tice for Wayne Jones Monthly Vigil: Monday, November 13, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., corner of King & Queen Streets, Martinsburg, WVA. On March 13, 2013, Wayne Arnold Jones, a fifty-year-old African-American, was stopped for jaywalking in Martinsburg, WV by five local policemen. They tasered him, broke his arm, and shot him 23 times, several times in the back. Four of the policemen are still on the force. One was selected as Officer of the Month in June 2017. A vigil on the 13th of each month is held from noon to 1 p.m. at the corner of King and Queen Streets in Martinsburg. Join us to ask for justice for Wayne Jones. Contact: Steve Schatken: at 304.876.0010 or  snschatken@gmail.com . We meet the 13th of each month.
Sponsored by NAACP, Quakers, Women's March WV, & Vigilance Jefferson County.

Community News

Rev. Carl will be participating in this Community Thanksgiving Service.

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 the 20th of each month to Tibby Middleton (midken@comcast.net).

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