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

Sunday, February 11 at 9:30 am & 11:30 am.      
"But is it Art? On Beauty & Being Just" 
- Rev. Carl & Lora Powell-Haney 

  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: February's Split-plate Recipient: The
                     Frederick Center with Di Creedon & Peter Brehm
                   - Religious Education for all ages (classrooms)
                   - Earth-centered Spirituality Service(Chapel)
11:30 a.m. Late Service (Sanctuary)
11:30 a.m. YRUU (Room 125)
Arts & Exploration for children 3rd grade and below (classrooms)
11:45 a.m. Teen Choir Rehearsal (Chapel)
12:30 p.m.  Art Show Reception & Talk (Room 113/115,Gallery)

Art Show Reception & Talk:  Sunday, February 11, 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm (Gallery/Room 113/115). See returning local artists, Jane and Don Dunsmore's show, "Earth's Work" which is newly installed.  The show runs through February 25.  Call 301-473-7680 for gallery hours.

This Week

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

UUCF Sip 'n Stitch: Thursday, February 8, 6:30 p.m. Mary Bowman-Kruhm's home.

UUCF Book Club: Friday, February 9, 7:30 p.m. Home of Diane Pitcher (see below)

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

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

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

Inner Evolution Yoga Group with Julie Hanson: Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. (Chapel)

RUULEO (Retired UU Ladies Eating Out): will meet in Wegman's lounge on Tuesday, February 13, at 11:30 a.m.
  Come join us for lunch.  Meet old friends and new.  Call Marj at 301.693.6195  for more information. 

Daytime Meditation Group: Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m. (Room 124)

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

General Announcements

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

Sip'nStitch  meets Thursday, February 8th, at 6:30 p.m.  at Mary Bowman-Kruhm's house, to  eat and share a 'show & tell'.  If you can, please bring a dish to share and a "show& tell." We love to see what each other is working on. Or just come. Lots of good stories and laughs guaranteed. Call for directions,301.712.6828 .

UUCF Book Club: Friday, February 9, 7:30 p.m. **Please note date correction from this month's UNISON newsletter** at the home of Diane Pitcher, 6893 Crabapple Ct. All are welcome. Please RSVP to Diane at djpitcher4@gmail.com or 719.633.3264. This month's book is The Forgotten Founding Father: Noah Webster's Obsession and the Creation of the American Culture by Joshua Kendall.
UUCF 101: Pathways to Membership: Saturday, February 17, 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. Only a few spaces remain, so s ign up in the RE closet in the Atrium on Sunday.
Daytime Meditation Group: Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. in room 124, facilitated by Alice MacDonald ( starryskies516@yahoo.com , 240.815.5406). We will begin with 45 minutes of silent meditation, and everyone is welcome to meditate for less time (5 minutes) and then quietly slip out of the room! All are welcome, beginners to long-time meditators.
Inner Evolution Yoga Group with Julie Hanson: Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. (Chapel). For more information, contact Julie at  julie.hanson@gmail.com.

Feldenkrais at UUCF: Spring Session ongoing on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. (Chapel) led by 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.

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

Join SAC in Advocacy: Members of the congregation have opportunities to receive advocacy training for State and Federal issues through various channels.  One opportunity for those interested in advocating on the Federal level for immigration, the environment and climate change, and escalating economic inequity may register for an information session on Sunday, February 11, 7:30-8:30 pm.  Offered by Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice (UUSJ) Capitol Hill Advocacy Corps, this one-hour information session will be conducted online using Zoom video conferencing.  There is a call-in by phone option, too.  The link and instructions will be provided when you register here.  For questions, email advocacy@uusj.org or call Lavona Grow at 703-786-5206.

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.  AARCH sponsors an annual African American Family History Fair. The African American Family History Fair kicks off with a keynote address, followed by access to resources and opportunities to:
  • Explore ways to trace and preserve your heritage and build your family tree
  • Learn the history of Frederick County's African American families, churches and organizations
  • Share historical photos, documents and artifacts of your family, church or organization
  • Research your ancestors at the LDS Family History Center, with expert assistance.
The keynote speaker will be Elizabeth Comer, secretary of the Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, with an update on recent happenings at the Catoctin Furnace site.  The event is free to all, attendees and displayers.
Click   here for more information.

A UU ancestor: Fannie Barrier Williams  was an activist, author and speaker who wrote and organized exhaustively about the experiences of and discrimination against Black women. Throughout her time, Fannie Barrier Williams called attention to the racial, gender-based, and economic discrimination - systemic and interpersonal -  Black women faced across the U.S. She called upon clergy and people of faith to deepen their own theology to grapple with the role of faith communities in confronting white supremacy:"Less theology and more of human brotherhood, less declamation and more common sense and love for truth, must be the qualifications of the new ministry that shall yet save the race from the evils of false teaching."Her work called upon people organizing for racial justice and gender justice to see their work as connected, and the necessity of centering Black women to make that work possible. Over the course of her life, Barrier Williams would go on to support the founding of a number of national organizations, arts and cultural clubs, and a hospital in addition to becoming a leading social activist and public speaker. Some of her work can be seen in The New Woman of Color: The Collected Writings of Fannie Barrier Williams, 1893-1918. Read more about her life here.
Register here for this webinar.

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 has 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? Registration opens Saturday, February 10. Carpooling from UUCF. Visit:  https://www.facebook.com/events/380694652379613/

Community News
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.

"Addiction in Our Community"
Professionals from the Frederick County Health Department will offer an educational and informative presentation concerning the growing addiction crisis in our Frederick community.
Monday, 26 February 2018
7PM - 8:30PM
Saint Katharine Drexel Narthex
No cost  
Registration is requested but not required. This confidential sign-up will be used
 to determine numbers for set-up and hand-outs.
Light refreshments will be available.
Sponsored by Saint Katharine Drexel Social Justice Ministry

If you plan to attend, please phone in your response with the number of people attending. Office Phone: 301-360-9581
St. Katharine Drexel Church
8428 Opossumtown Pike
Frederick, MD 21702
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