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

Sunday, January 14 at 9:30 am & 11:30 am.      
"MLK:  Dangerous Friendships"
- 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)
  9:45 a.m. Children's Choir Rehearsal (3rd - 6th grades) (Chapel)
10:30 a.m. Middle Hour Religious Education for All Ages
                   - Friendly Forum: January's Split-plate Recipient: UULM-MD                             (Room 125)  
                   - Kate Seibert's Science Project (Atrium)
                   - UUCF T-Shirt Pick-up (Atrium)
                   - Religious Education for all ages (classrooms)
                   - Earth-centered Spirituality Service (Chapel)
11:45 a.m. Teens' Choir Rehearsal 
11:30 a.m. Late Service (Sanctuary)
Arts & Exploration for children 3rd grade and below (classrooms)
12:30 p.m. Art Show Closing

Friendly Forum: Sunday,10:30 a.m. (Room 125)  January's Split-plate Recipient:  UULM-MD (UU Legislative Ministry of Maryland). Join us to hear about the important issues they plan to address in Annapolis this legislative session.

Will you please help me with my science project? On Sunday, January 14, 10:30 a.m. (Atrium)  I will be in the atrium between services and need help with my science project. I am studying the relationship between taste, age, and perception. I need a group of at least 35 people of different ages to taste test four different kinds of mini-cupcakes and take a survey. It is completely free! I will have a list of ingredients in case you have allergies. Thank you in advance for your help. ~Kate Seibert

Earth-centered Spirituality Service: Sunday, 10:30 a.m. (Chapel)  An opportunity to focus on the 6th 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." Led by Diana. All are welcome.

Art Show Closing: The Anne Gibson Snyder show, "On Paper and Canvas," will close this Sunday, January 14. Please be sure to finalize your purchase from the show before you leave Sunday's service.

This Week

Feldenkrais with Katie Giarth: New 2018 Session begins tonight, Thursday, January 11, 5:30 pm. New folks are welcome at any time.

UUCF Sip 'n Stitch: Thursday, January, 11,  at Mary Bowman-Kruhm's house, 6:00 p.m. , eat about 6:30 p.m.  If you can, please bring a dish to share and a "show& tell." We love to see what each other is working on. Contact Mary for directions: 301.712.6828.

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

Frederick Refuge Recovery Open Meetings: Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. (Room 113). 

UUCF Book Club: Friday, January 12, 7:30 p.m. (Rooms 113/115)  The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro. Facilitated by Thia Wood. All are welcome.

Meditation-Yoga (or Meditation-only) Mini-Retreat with Irene Glasse & Carl Gregg:  Saturday, January 13 (9:00 a.m. - Noon, UUCF Sanctuary)

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

Sacred Dreamwork, Part II: Saturday, January 13, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Andrew McKnight Concert: Saturday, January 13, 7:00 p.m. (Sanctuary).

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

Daytime Meditation Group: Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m. (Chapel)

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

General Announcements

Chalice Community Openings: Are you seeking deeper connections with other members and friends of UUCF? Interested in exploring spiritual topics, meaningful conversation and sharing your insights? Please consider joining one of UUCF's Chalice Communities, our Small Group Ministry program. Openings are available in the following groups that meet twice per month: Wednesday mornings, Thursday evenings,and Sunday afternoons (after the second service). Registrations are being accepted through January 21. You may register online at  frederickuu.org/cc, via email to  cc@frederickuu.org, or in via the signup sheet in the RE cabinet. Questions? Please email Tina Whims at  cc@frederickuu.org.

UUCF's Safety & Security Team needs volunteers with a medical background and/or first-responder training and experience. Please contact Thia Wood at 240.772.6607 or thia.wood@gmail.com.

Your Circle of Life Cooperative Preschool is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 School year. We offer weekday preschool for children aged 3 and 4. Our focus is on learning through play, social and emotional skills, and creative problem-solving skills. F or more information, visit us at: frederickuu.org/circleoflife.

Classes and Events

Feldenkrais at UUCF: New Session begins Thursday, January 11, 5:30 p.m. (Chapel). Join UUCF member, Katie Giarth. 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). Visit: brainbodymotion.com/ for more information.

Meditation-Yoga (or Meditation-only) Mini-Retreat with Irene Glasse & Carl Gregg:  Saturday, January 13 (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 Dreamwork, Part II: Saturday, January 13, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
This class will explore: the use of art when working with dreams, various ways to improve dream recall (inc. dream incubation) and a simple methodology for working with dreams within a group setting. Please bring a personal dream (not for group sharing). We will practice with several other dream examples. Part I of the class is NOT a pre-requisite for this class.
Minimum #5. Maximum #8. $40 Please register by 1/11/18. Rev. Rebecca Hill is 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. To register, email:  Sacred.Dreamwork@gmail.com.

Conflict Resolution Weekend Workshop at UUCF : Friday, January 26 - Sunday, January 28. Facilitated by Alternatives to Violence facilitators, this weekend intensive workshop will help participants: 
  • Learn tools for resolving everyday conflicts
  • Avoid the added pain of expressing angry words that go beyond the issue at hand and further wound others and ourselves.
  • Practice a method for expressing our heartfelt needs and wants, find common ground, and move forward from seemingly incompatible points of view. 
Registration is open now and limited to 20 participants. Fee of $50 will cover the facilitators as well as meals throughout the weekend. For more details and to register, visit: frederickuu.org/conflictresolution.

Blue moon Labyrinth Walk : Wednesday, January 31, 6:00 pm (Chapel) 
Come enjoy the beauty and peace of the Labyrinth by the light of the full moon! Please be sure to arrive by  7:30 pm at the latest. Everyone is welcome. During the cooler months, we take our Labyrinth practice indoors, and will be walking the Rainbow Seed Labyrinth, a canvas Classical-pattern Labyrinth. Please remember clean socks or slippers to walk the Labyrinth in. Divination practice is welcome - please feel free to bring your preferred divination tool or just stop by for a reading.

Daytime Meditation Group:  Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel,  facilitated by UUCF member Alice MacDonald ( starryskies516@yahoo.com , 240.815.5406). We will begin with 45 minutes of silent meditation, and anyone is welcome to meditate for less time and then quietly slip out if that is your preference. 

Frederick Refuge Recovery Open Meetings: Thursdays, weekly, 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.  Visit:  www.refugerecovery.org for more information.

Rev. Carl Teaching at Frederick Community College: "Our Grandchildren Redesigned: 21st-century Bioethics," Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., March 13 - April 17: Consider your beliefs, values, and convictions in light of ethical dilemmas in dialogue with your classmates. Learn about the revolutionary gene-editing technology CRISPR and biotechnologies that will boost human physical and mental performance to unprecedented levels. Discuss case studies on the ethical implications of research on human beings, dividing up health care resources, paternalism & autonomy, truth-telling & confidentiality, genetic choices, reproductive technologies, and informed consent. For more information or to register, visit:  frederick.edu/ilr

Social Action News

Meeting for Organizations Serving the Immigrant Community of Western Maryland: Saturday, January 13, 10:00 a.m. Trinity United Methodist Church, 703 W. Patrick Street. For more on the recent Immigration & Customs Enforcement raids in Frederick, visit here.

UULM-MD Legislative Kick-off, January 20: Nancy and David Hutchins have several spots left in their vehicle for those who can attend the Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of Maryland Kick-off event on January 20. Please see  www.uulmmd.org  to join, to register for the event, and to see what issues this organization seeks to address-the environment, criminal justice, health coverage, to name a few. If you would like to carpool with David and Nancy on Jan. 20 to Columbia, please contact them by email  nhutchins471@comcast.net .

January's Split-plate Recipient: UULM-MD (UU Legislative Ministry of Maryland). Sunday, January 21. Issues include: The environment, Economic Justice, Criminal Justice, Death with Dignity, Gun Violence, Healthcare, Immigration, and LGBTQ.

Climate First! strives to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and promote the use of clean energy, primarily through organizing campaigns that encourage corporations and banks to think climate first. Wells Fargo Bank is funding the Keystone XL pipeline, ignoring the global warming impacts and undermining the emission reduction goals of the Paris Climate Agreement.

Please save the date, Saturday, January 27, 2018 and join volunteer Monica Greene in a peaceful direct action against a Wells Fargo branch.  For more information, see  www.climatefirst.us, or contact Monica, at  monica.greene@yahoo.com.
Dismantling Racism Team News

African American Family & Community History Fair: Saturday, February 10, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 199 North Place, Frederick, MD Click  here for more information.

Seminary for a Day with The Rev. Dr. Mark Morrison-Reed: Saturday, March 24, 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Cedar Lane UU, Bethesda, MD. From the African Gloster Dalton, who in 1785 was one of the signatories of the Charter of Glouster Universalist Society, to Edna Griffin, who was known as the Rosa Parks of Des Moines, to Rev. Yvonne Seon, who in 1981 was the first African American woman ordainde into the UU ministry, there are many UUs of color of whom UUs are ignorant. Not knowing about this as allowed a false narrative about who UUs have been to flourish. Why, when it comes to African Americans, is there a black hole in white consciousness? and what purpose has it served? Visit:  https://www.facebook.com/events/380694652379613/

Community News

Meeting for Organizations Serving the Immigrant Community of Western Maryland:  Saturday, January 13, 10:00 a.m. Trinity United Methodist Church, 703 W. Patrick Street. For more on the recent Immigration & Customs Enforcement raids in Frederick, visit  here .

Annual Frederick Martin Luther King Potluck: Monday, January 15, 6:00 p.m. Trinity United Methodist Church, 703 W. Patrick Street, Frederick. Visit here for more information.  Help build the Beloved Community right here in Frederick! Potluck supper, panelists, see MLK's "Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution." Pls bring a modest dish to share. RSVP to french.james74@gmail.com or call 301.514-4780. Sponsored in part by UUCF.

Women's March on Frederick: Sunday, January 21, 1:00 p.m. Corners of Market and Patrick Streets in downtown Frederick. JOIN US to CELEBRATE the 2nd Anniversary of the Women's March in Frederick (2017), where more than 1,000 of us gathered to march for civility, respect, justice, and fairness for ALL people! 

We will MEET at the corners of Market Street and Patrick Street at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 20, 2018.   We will then march down to Carroll Creek where we will all rally together  and organizers will also be there to gather with everyone to share a few thoughts!

BRING a sign that speaks to your hopes and aspirations, for what you stand up to oppose, for what you support in our communities, our civic lives, and our politics! THIS is DEMOCRACY IN ACTION! 

So, let's KICK OFF the 2018 Election cycle right - by making sure ALL of us are informed, engaged, registered to vote, and ready to get to work!
  • Look for the Betsy Ross flag (see photo above) that will be carried by one of our organizers, and if you have questions, volunteers will be sporting balloons so that they are easy to find! 
  • Volunteers will will also have VOTER REGISTRATION forms to hand out to those who may need to register to vote!
  • This is an official Sister March of the Women's March, as we were in 2017, that includes most of the original organizers from that march.
Sign up and Share the event at:  https://www.facebook.com/events/318994941840488/

The Frederick School of Religion convenes for its 35th consecutive year of classes on February 12, 2018. The School is an ecumenical teaching organization that provides a 'Learning for Life'experience for both laity and clergy. The six-week series of classes includes a broad range of religious topics appealing to diverse faith groups. The location this year is Brook Hill United Methodist Church, 8946 Indian Springs Rd., Frederick, MD 21702 . Courses will be offered on consecutive Mondays and Tuesdays from February 12th  through  March  20th, with two courses each afternoon (1 to 3pm), and two each evening (7 - 9pm).   These eight courses covering a broad range of topics: the continuation  course on Banned Questions About the Bible with Carl Gregg; The Book of Daniel as Anti-Gospel with Larry Eubanks ; Wrestling For a Blessing from the Parables of Jesus with Anabel Proffitt; Augustine of Hippo   taught by Julie Wilberding ; The One Percent vs The 99 Percent led by Gerry Hanberry ; Miracles of The Galilee with Jordan Hersh; The Spirit's Call to Evolve taught by Toni Fish ; and, Faith and Art in the Christian Tradition with Charles Harrell. All courses are eligible for up to 1.2 Continuing Education Units. For more information or registration forms, call 240-651-1865 or 240-490-5657 or visit our website www.frederickschoolofreligion.org.

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