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

Sunday, June 10 at 10:30 am.
"Spooky Action at a Distance" 
- The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg 
(with special music by Lisa & Bill Bromfield)

Invite a Friend

Over the past few decades, physicists have discovered the phenomenon of Quantum Entanglement, the ability of two particles to act in harmony no matter how far apart they may be. Einstein grappled with this oddity and described it as "spooky action at a distance."
If you have a friend, family, member or colleague is who is particularly interested in the fascinating implications of modern science, then invite them to join you at UUCF on Sunday, June 10, when Rev. Carl will be preaching about "Spooky Action at a Distance." Special music by Lisa & Bill Bromfield.

This Sunday
   9:15 a.m. Friendly Forum: June's Split-plate Recipient: UU Service
(Room 113)
10:30 a.m. One Service Sunday (Sanctuary)
 Children 3rd-grade & younger sung to "Arts & Exploration" (Room 123)
11:30 a.m. Salad Social (Atrium)
11:40 a.m. Annual Congregational Meeting (Sanctuary)  
11:40 a.m. Earth-centered Spirituality Service (Chapel)

Congregational Annual Meeting with Salad Social: Sunday, June 10, 11:40 a.m. Agenda and materials are available at  frederickuu.org/AnnualMeeting
 Paper copies are available on request to Office@frederickuu.org. 

Salad Social: If you are able to help with the pre-meeting meal, please email  nancy.roblin@gmail.com with the name of your salad and how many it will serve. Please aim for at least 8-12 servings. We also would like some desserts, so let Nancy know if you prefer to bring a dessert. "Finger-foods" (like cookies and bars) are preferred. UUCF will provide cold drinks.

UU Cedar Lane (Bethesda) hosts The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II this Sunday, June 10, at 6:00 p.m. Car-pooling from UUCF at 4:30 p.m.  UUs are honored and excited to welcome the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II to Cedar Lane UU in Bethesda on Sunday, June 10th at 6 PM - Mass Meeting for the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call For Moral Revival

Rev.. Barber will co-lead the mass meeting with the Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis and local community leaders. At this time of intensifying political, economic, and moral crisis, with the lives of the most vulnerable and the spirits of all under vicious attack, people in growing numbers around the country are fighting back for their lives, communities, and deepest values.

Before his tragic death in 1968, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King called for a Poor People's Campaign to begin a "revolution of values" in America. 50 years later, beset by deepening poverty, ecological devastation, systemic racism, and an economy harnessed to seemingly endless war, "The Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival" likewise beckons our nation to higher ground. Visit  www.poorpeoplescampaign.org or search "UUs and Poor Peoples Campaign" on Facebook. "Somebody's hurting our neighbors and we won't be silent anymore."

Come for the inspiration and learn what we can do to "fight poverty, not the poor." UUCF folks will gather in UUCF parking lot at 4:15 pm, carpool departs 4:30 to Cedar Lane. Want more info?  Contact Carol Antoniewicz  ecacres@comcast.net or c)301-606-9235.

This Week

Feldenkrais with Katie Giarth: *canceled this week only*

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

Frederick Refuge Recovery Open Meetings: Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. (Room 124). 

UUCF Book Club: Friday, June 8, 7:30 p.m. (Room 125)

UUCF 101: Pathways to Membership Class: Saturday, June 9, 9:00 a.m. (Room 113)

Climate Change Working Group: Saturday, June 9, 10:00 a.m. (Room 124)

Beginner's Yoga: Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. 

Retired UU Ladies Eating Out (RUULEO):  Tuesday, June 12, 11:30 a.m. Wegman's Food Lounge. Call Marj at 301.693.6195 with questions. All are welcome.

Daytime Meditation Group: Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m. (chapel) 'Early Bird Special' for new meditators at 10:45 a.m.: 5-minute meditation.

General Announcements
Congregational Annual Meeting with Salad Social: Sunday, June 10, 11:40 a.m. Agenda and materials are available at frederickuu.org/AnnualMeeting  Paper copies are available in the UUCF Office.

Salad Social: If you are able to help with the pre-meeting meal, please email nancy.roblin@gmail.com with the name of your salad and how many it will serve. Please aim for at least 8-12 servings. We also would like some desserts, so let Nancy know if you prefer to bring a dessert. "Finger-foods" (like cookies and bars) are preferred. UUCF will provide cold drinks. 

UUA General Assembly Live Streaming at UUCF: Thursday/Friday, June 21/22, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Grab a cup of coffee and join us as we live stream the UUA General Assembly Sessions II & III. Lively conversations throughout. Can't join us? Many sessions will be live streamed for free, including this year's Ware Lecture: see the full schedule of sessions available for streaming:  www.uua.org/ga/off-site/2018.

UUCF Gardening: Saturday, June 16, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  There is a new date for interested gardeners to help with planting some flowers donated to UU and some mild weeding ....if weather permits. Come anytime it is convenient and leave anytime you need to.

Calling all UUCF Artists: Application forms for our July 1st congregational show are available online and on the gallery shelf across from room 113-115 Sunday, June 17.  Please retain the first page, fill out the second and return it to the folder by June 24. Applicable art work includes paintings, drawings, collages, photographs, and fiber and ceramic pieces suitable for hanging.  Art intake will occur on Sunday, June 24 from 11:40 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Wednesday, June 27 from 6:00-8:00pm.  

 If you wish to sell a craft (note cards, jewelry, pottery, unframed photos, etc.)
 please note that space is limited to four vendors.

Joys and Sorrows

Sue and John Thomson - John Thomson is on hospice and continuing to decline in health. He may move to the Kline Hospice House in a week or two. In the meantime, if anyone is able to stay at Sue's house, even for an hour or so to allow her to run errands, that would be deeply appreciated. What is needed is to have someone in the house in case of an emergency.  If you are available, please be in touch with Sue directly:
Sue Thomson
2 East 13th St 
Frederick, MD 21701 
Home: 240-818-8899
To contact the Pastoral Care Team, email minister@frederickuu.org.
To join our private Joys & Sorrows Facebook Group (open only to UUCF members and friends), visit facebook.com/groups/JoysAndSorrowsUUCF.

Classes and Events

UUCF Book Club: Friday, June 8, 7:30 p.m. (Room 125). June's book for discussion is A Country Year: Living the Questions by Sue Hubbell. Our facilitators will be Fanny Johnsson and Alice MacDonald.
Special thanks to UUCF member Todd Remaley for sharing interesting information about the Appalachian Trail at our last meeting.  All are welcome.

Retired UU Men Eating Out (RUUMEO): 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month. Golden Corrall on Rte. 355 8:00 a.m.

Daytime Meditation Group:
 Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. in room 115, 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. New to meditation? Join us for our 'Early Bird Special: 5-minute meditation' at 10:45 a.m.!

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 113). 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.

The Buddhist Meditation Group:Thursdays, 7:00-8:30 p.m.(Chapel) The group explores a variety of Buddhist teachings, with a 30-40 minute meditation. All are welcome; no experience necessary! For more information, or to be added to the e-mail list for weekly notices, contact Lynn Wagner at lwagner4@mac.com. .

Social Action Committee

Poor People's Campaign: A season of nonviolent direct action to transform our nation's political, economic and moral structure has begun in the U.S. Capitol and will continue into the month of June. Monica Greene and many other UUs welcome you to join us.

Come Call With Us!   The Maryland chapter of the Poor People's Campaign has asked to partner with River Road UU (RRUUC) to establish a weekly phone bank.  We'll call a roster of people who have signed up to support this important Campaign. The call is to remind them of rally dates, locations and the various roles they can support. Please join us this week June 7th or June 14 or June 21, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Rm. 31 (unless posted differently).  Bring your cell phone.  The Actions for Justice (A4J) and Witnessing for Change (W4J) Pathways (for Racial Justice) are co-sponsoring RRUUC's partnership with the PPC. 

The theme of Week 5 (June 10 - 16) is  Everybody's Got the Right to Live:  Education, Living Wages, Jobs, Income, Housing.
  • Sunday, June 10th: 6pm - Mass Meeting, Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda.  The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II will co-lead the meeting with the Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis  and local community leaders.
  • Monday, June 11th:  2pm - Rally, US Capitol Lawn,  East Capitol St. NE & First St. SE, Washington, DC 20004
Many events are taking place including a mass meeting in a church every Sunday evening, and a rally on the Capitol lawn every Monday afternoon following training in nonviolent action.  The final event is on Sunday, June 23 at 10:00 a.m.:  Global Day of Solidarity and Sending Forth Call to Action Mass Rally in Washington, D.C. www.poorpeoplescampaign.org

UULM-MD 2018 General Assembly Report: Includes sections on Climate Change, Economic Justice, Gun Violence, Immigration, Healthcare, and  Restorative Justice.

Dismantling Racism Team News

"To fight racism, stop trying to fix people. Fix the system that supports racism": from The Washington Post.

Unpacking Whiteness With Documentarian John Biewen: "Seeing White" is a 14-part, seven-hour series from  Scene On Radio  a podcast from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. Host John Biewen tries to drill down on the meaning of whiteness, particularly over the last 600 years or so of American history.

Community News

Frederick County Voter Education Event: Wednesday, June 13, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Frederick Community College Conference Center (doors open at 6 p.m., with snacks and meet the candidates). Frank Mitchell of WFMD radio will moderate.Six of the nine candidates competing for Democratic and Republican nominations in the primary election have committed to attend: Justin Kriska (R), Kai Hagen (D), Mark Long (D), Susan Reeder Jessee (D), Kavonte Duckett (D), and Galen Clagett (D). 

The Frederick County Sheriff's Office will be holding a public meeting on its participation in the 287(g) program with ICE. The 287(g) program deputizes local law enforcement to enforce federal immigration laws, making it easier to deport our neighbors and break up families. The meeting will be held at Winchester Hall, 12 E. Church Street, Frederick.

Every year, the county sheriff holds a meeting where information on this program is presented, and he accepts public comment.

The meeting starts at 7:00 p.m., but let's show up early with flags and posters to let our sheriff know that Frederick doesn't want his office to deport our neighbors. Public comment requires registering 10 days in advance, but we will make our voices heard no matter what.

Please stay tuned for any additional details.


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