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

Sunday, July 16 at 10:30 a.m.         
" Dissent" -The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg
  9:15 a.m. Summer Friendly Forum: facilitated by Doug Foard -                                   "An Historian Considers Current Events" (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)
11:30 a.m. Earth-centered Spirituality Service (Chapel)
11:30 a.m. Atheists/Humanists/Agnostics Group: Will join film screening.
11:45 a.m. Film Screening & Potluck: I Am Not Your Negro 
                  with Rev. Carl (Room 113) 

July's Split-plate Recipient is Black Lives of UU (BLUU).
BLUU is doing much within the UU world to support all people of color including holding a BLUU Convening earlier this year along with establishing national pastoral care program for UUs of color. Please give generously this Sunday, July 16

Atheists/Humanists/Agnostics Group:
Will meet in Room 113 to view film screening/potluck.

Earth-centered Spirituality Service Sunday, July 16, 11:30 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." 

Film Screening & Potluck:   Sunday, July 16, 11:45 a.m. Rev. Carl will introduce the film,  I Am Not Your Negro , about racism taken from the writings of James Baldwin and lead the post-screening discussion. 

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

Sip 'n Stitch: Tonight! Thursday, July 13, 6:00 p.m. The action will be the same (sip-stitch-eat-talk, repeat), but we'll return to Mary Kruhm's house. Bring a dish if you can and join us. Contact Mary ( writer@marybk.com) if you need information. Bring a show and tell to inspire others.
UU Buddhist Meditation Group:  Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. (Chapel)

UUCF Book Club: Friday, July 14, 7:30 p.m. has been MOVED to Mary Kruhm's home:  2602 Pearson Dr., Frederick, MD.  It is across from the lodge at Homewood.  

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

Social Action Committee Monthly Meeting: Tuesday, July 18, 5:00 p.m. (Room 113)

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

General Announcement

We recently changed the combination lock to both the Front Door and the Office. If you have not received a notice of this change and need the combination, please contact the Office at office@frederickuu.org.
Joys & Concerns

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

Mike Morse & Sea Raven Announce their Handfasting: Saturday, August 5, 3:00 p.m.  (Sanctuary) "Three years ago, we made a sacred commitment to one another to build a future for ourselves that included the continuing care and nurture of Carol, Mike's wife of 54 years, who died January 1, 2016.  We are deeply grateful for the affirmation we have experienced for our sacred commitment, and for the honor and nurture extended to us along the way. The meaning of our love has been enriched by your support and your continuing care.  Now, we invite our community of friends to join us in celebrating our continuing relationship, as our beautiful garden grows. All are welcome." Please RSVP to  searaven.morse@gmail.com.

 Classes & Events

Benefit Concert for UU Legislative Ministry of MD: Saturday, July 22, 4:00 p.m. (Sanctuary) Local acoustic duo "Private Story" (UUCF members Scarlet Coleman and Julia Jones) will perform a concert for the benefit of the UU Legislative Ministry of Maryland. Light refreshments will be served. Suggested donation is $25-$30 or in-kind donations of food. Contact UULM-MD Chair Steve Buckingham at 443.838.2228 or  sbuckingham@comcast.net  for further information.

Watermelon Social: Sunday, July 23, 11:30 a.m. We are repeating our Watermelon Social because last year it was so much fun! We need: watermelon salads of all types, plus desserts. We will provide hot dogs and fixings, plus lemonade and iced tea. Please contact Nancy Roblin at  nancy.roblin@gmail.com telling her what dish you will bring. OR come to our table in the Atrium after services and pick up one of the many recipes we have. We also need Canopy Tents! Games for kids too!

Readings for Resistance & Resilience: Join Rev. Carl for one or more Congregational Conversations this summer: Sunday, August 6 at 11:45 a.m. Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale; 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.

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

  Social Action News
Visit  uusocialjustice.org/news for the latest in UUCF Social Action news!
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

If you 'liked' our facebook page, you would have seen these links in your news stream:

From OnBeing: The Painful and Liberating Practice of Facing my Own Racism by Courtney E. Martin, and;
'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 by me and other members of the "buying" team.
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