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

Sunday, October 8 at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.         
"How Do You Maintain UU Principles When You Can't Agree on the Facts?"
 - 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" (Rooms 120 and 123)
  9:45 a.m. Children's Choir Rehearsal (K - 2nd grades) (Chapel)
10:30 a.m. Middle Hour Religious Education for All Ages
                   - Religious Education (Classrooms)
                   - Earth-centered Spirituality Service(Chapel)
                   - Friendly Forum: October's Split-plate Recipient, UU-UNO
                     (Room 113)
11:30 a.m. Late Service (Sanctuary)
Arts & Exploration for children 3rd grade and below (classrooms)
11:45 a.m. Teen Choir Rehearsal (Chapel)
  4:00 p.m. Irish Step Dance (Ceili) and Potluck (Chapel/Sanctuary)

Be Sure to Come Early for the Prelude prior to both services:  Danielle & Nick have worked up a special piano duet! Not to be missed!

Friendly Forum: October's Split-plate Recipient - UU United Nations Office (UU-UNO):Sunday, October 8, 10:30 a.m. (Room 113) UUCF's envoys to the UU - UNO, Charles Haney and Monica Greene, will discuss the UNO's current concerns, including reducing gun violence and the proliferation of small arms, nuclear disarmament, weaponized drones, racial justice implications, consequences of armed violence, and alternate ways to strengthen global peace and security. 
Charles was a speaker at the seminar, sharing his experience with the struggle of the Standing Rock tribe against the Dakota Access pipeline.

Earth-centered Spirituality Service: Sunday, October 8, 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." 

Our 2nd Annual Irish CeilĂ­ is this Sunday!   Beginners class starts at 3 p.m. First Ceili dance from 4-5. Potluck dinner from 5-6. And then second dance from 6-8. Childcare available from 4 - 7.  Cheryl O'Brien and Steve Buckingham will offer 2 more Beginner's Lessons:  Mondays, Sept 18 and Oct 2, both from 6:30 - 8. CeilĂ­ is open to all for $15.00 pp. Children under 12 are free. We need delicious Potluck dishes, accompanied by an ingredient card. For further information contact Cheryl O'Brien at  Cheryl.obrien@lonza.com or Nancy Roblin at  Nancy.roblin@gmail.com .  

This Week

UU Buddhist Meditation Group:  Tonight! The Thursday evening Buddhist Meditation Group will NOT this evening so that we can attend the 7:00 p.m. showing of Walk With Me at the Westview Stadium theater in Frederick. The film is about the monastic life and peace work of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. For ticket reservations and information go to:  https://gathr.us/screening/20929. The group will meet as usual on Oct. 12, 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel. All are welcome!

Full Moon Labyrinth Walk:   Tonight! Thursday, October 5, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Come enjoy the beauty and peace of the Labyrinth by the light of the full moon! The labyrinth will be illuminated from 7:00 pm till 9:00 pm. Everyone is welcome. 

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

Bioethics with Rev. Carl: Tuesdays, beginning September 19, 7:00 p.m. (Room 113). This week's topic is Reproductive Technologies. All are welcome.

Retired UU Ladies Eating Out (RUULEO): Wednesday, October 4, 11:30 a.m. at Wegman's Food Court.

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

General Announcements


Helpers needed to set up the Ceili this Sunday. Our 2nd Ceili will at 3 pm. We need several more people to help set up the Sanctuary right after the late Service. If you can help, PLEASE stay after 12:30 p.m. We will move chairs, roll in tables, Put on tablecloths, roll up utensils, etc. For further info:  nancy.roblin@gmail.com.

UUCF T-shirts are available for pre-order: Sizes: onesie, toddler, & XS - 5X; Cost: $20. Payable in atrium by cash or check (to "UUCF" with "T-shirt" in memo line) or by credit card ( frederickuu.org/tshirt). Order by: Sunday, November 5 (shirts will arrive around two weeks later). Sample is available during the Middle Hour at atrium table.

One opening each in both our two-day and three-day classes remain at our Circle of Life Cooperative Preschool, the weekday preschool program at UUCF. The school welcomes children, aged 3 and 4.  Check out the website at  http://frederickuu.org/circleoflife/ or email:  circleoflife@frederickuu.org

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma & Maria Relief: https://giving.uua.org/harvey-floods, mariafund.org, Mexico Earthquake Relief: www.oxfamamerica.org

Classes and Events

"Bioethics" with Rev. Carl: (Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:15 p.m., 6 sessions, continues through October 24 in Room 113/115). Topic: (1) Human Research, (2) Reproductive Technologies, (3) Genetic Choices, (4) Dividing Up Health Care Resources, (5) Ethics for Medical Professionals, (6) Contemporary Issues such as the revolutionary new genome editing technology CRISPR. Suggested Donation to UUCF: $5/session. Childcare available with 1-week's notice to  education@frederickuu.org.

Retired UU Ladies Eating Out (RUULEO): Tuesday, October 10, 11:30 a.m. at Wegman's Food Court. All are welcome.  Call Marge Mansfield at 301-695-6195 if you want further information. 

Feldenkrais at UUCF: 10-week session begins Thursday, October 12, 5:30 p.m. (Chapel). Join UUCF member, Katie Giarth. Feldenkrais e mploys 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.

Roy Zimmerman ReZist Concert: Thursday, October 12, 7:00 p.m. (Atrium/Sanctuary). R eZist  is 90 minutes of Roy Zimmerman's original songs, a funny affirmation of Peace and Social Justice. "Sometimes I think satire is the most hopeful and heartfelt form of expression," says Roy, "because in calling out the world's absurdities and laughing in their face, I'm affirming the real possibility for change. $20 or "pay what you can." Watch him on YouTube:

UUCF Book Club: Friday, October 13, 7:30 p.m. (Room 125), The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint by Brady Udall, hosted by Alice MacDonald.

Meditation/Yoga Mini-Retreat with Irene Glasse & Carl Gregg: Saturday, October 14 (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

Climate Change Working Group: Saturday, October 14, 10:00 a.m. (Room 113). Prepare for Planning Commission public hearing on the Monocacy River Plan to be held  Wednesday, Oct. 18, 7pm , Winchester Hall, 12 E. Church St.; people needed to show support. Contact Karen Russell,  climatechange@frederickuu.org .

Progressive Christian Progressive Christianity Group: Sunday, October 15, 12:45 p.m. (Chapel). Progressive Christianity is an open, intelligent and collaborative approach to the Christian tradition and the life and teachings of Jesus that creates a pathway into an authentic and relevant religious experience. Interfaith Minister, San Rogers will lead the October service. Visit:  progressivechristianity.org.

Social Action News

October's Split-plate Recipient is the UU - United Nations Office (UU-UNO), which has two missions:
1. To engage in the work of the UN to advance a peaceful, just, sustainable and pluralistic world community that promotes human rights.

 2. To educate and inspire UUs and others to support and participate in this work.
This small nongovernmental organization is an effective advocate for our principles on the world stage.  Please support the UU - UNO through the split plate on United Nations Sunday, October 15.

UUCF's envoys to the UU - UNO, Charles Haney and Monica Greene, attended the 2017 intergenerational spring seminar in New York City,
"Interfaith Action to Disarm Our Planet."  A presentation about the seminar will be given at Friendly Forum on  this Sunday.

Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming; edited by Paul Hawken: Book Discussion & Potluck

Drawdown is a comprehensive guide to regenerating the planet.
Come and discuss what refrigerant management, educating girls, wind turbines, plant rich diets, regenerative agriculture, ships, heat pumps and more have in common!  There are multiple ways each of us can regenerate the planet.  How do you feel led?  What are you or an organization of which you are involved already doing, want to do in the future, would like to partner in doing?

Saturday October 14, gather in the Dairy Parlor at  6:00 for a potluck and at  6:45 for a discussion and presentation related to the book, "Drawdown" edited by Paul Hawken.

Please contact JoAnn at  joann@foxhavenfarm.org to RSVP.

October's Social Action Committee Meeting: Thursday, October 17, 5:30 p.m. (Room 113). Group Brown-bag dinner at 5:00 p.m.

Dismantling Racism Team News

#WhiteSupremacyTeachIn: UUCF will participate in the Second UU #WhiteSupremacyTeachin on Sunday, October 22, in place of Friendly Forum in the Sanctuary. For more information and resources, visit:  https://www.uuteachin.org/.

The Black Hole in the White UU Psyche What is the consequence of not knowing Unitarian Universalism's black history? We have embraced a false narrative about who we are? The latest from the Rev. Dr. Mark Morrison-Reed.

Swimming in the Water: Addressing Unconscious Bias in the Unitarian Universalist Church, Robin DiAngelo, author of What Does It Mean to Be White?, at UU Annapolis: Sunday, October 29, 2:00 p.m. Join our Dismantling Racism Team carpool by contacting Carol Antonowizc at ecacres@comcast.net. Register at:  http://tinyurl.com/uucadiangelo  This event is expected to sell out soon! 

Here is a quote from the book: 
"I now understand that race is a profoundly complex social system that has nothing to do with being progressive or "open-minded." In fact, we whites who see ourselves as open-minded can actually be the most challenging population of all to talk to about race, because when we believe we are "cool with race," we are not examining our racial filters. Further, because the concept of "open mindedness"(or "colorblindness," or lack of prejudice) is so important to our identities, we actually resist any suggestion that there might be more going on below the surface, and our resistance functions to protect and maintain our racial blinders and positions."

Community News

Criminal Justice Rally - Saturday, October 7th, 12:00pm, Trinity United Methodist Church. Sponsored by Community Mediation Maryland & the TUMC Church & Society Team. Re-entry mediation supports individuals preparing for release from prison to mediate with family members and others in the community to heal relationships, address lingering conflict, and collaboratively plan for the future. Re-entry mediation has been shown to decrease recidivism and is currently available pre-release in all Maryland prisons. But to participate in re-entry mediation, family members have to get to the prison. For some, it's a trip they can't afford.

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