Thursday, November 21, 2019
We join together to encourage spiritual growth, 
build a beloved community, and act for peace and justice.
 Sunday, November 24
9:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
"Hope & Fear in America, Then & Now"
The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg
with special music by Lisa & Bill Bromfield
and Bob Clegg as liturgist

Spread the word & Invite a Friend!

Also this Sunday

Sometimes we need to take the long view. What can we learn from looking back a century at the United States in 1919? If you have a friend, family, member or colleague is who may be particularly interested in this question, invite them to join you on Sunday, November 24 when Rev. Carl will be preaching about "Hope & Fear in America, Then & Now.” Bob Clegg will be our liturgist with special music by Bill and Lisa Bromfield. (Arrive a few minutes early if you can, the Prelude often starts a few minutes before the service start times.)

Friendly Forum (Room 113): "Thanksgiving or Thanks-taking?" The roots of Thanksgiving are complicated and painful. Native and non-native scholars tend to agree that although there was a feast in 1621, this did not begin a tradition of Thanksgiving. The first recorded “Thanksgiving” was a celebration of murder. Dutch and English mercenaries massacred over 700 Indigenous people during their Green Corn Dance in 1637. The next day, the Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony declared Thanksgiving Day to commemorate “subduing the Pequots.” Come learn more and prepare for a more thoughtful holiday.

Art Show Closing This Sunday: The current art show featuring the work of Christina Lund will close this Sunday, November 23 after the service. Please finalize any purchases you may be interested in and claim any art you have already paid for. Thank you for supporting the Blanche Ames Gallery and encouraging our homegrown art.

Atheists/Humanists/Agnostics (AHA) Study Group: 12:30 p.m. (Room 125). UUCF’s lively Atheists Humanists Agnostics (AHA) group welcomes everyone to join us for discussion and sharing about “Religious Scare Tactics.” Nancy Pace, facilitator.

Visit the UUCF Fair Trade Display every Sunday! Gas, Store, and Gift Cards: You can support UUCF when you shop, buy gas or eat in a restaurant. Visit the Fair Trade Coffee and Chocolate display any Sunday morning. Check out the variety of cards that can be ordered. UUCF receives a percentage of the value of every card purchased. You can pay with cash or check. Now taking credit/debit cards!
This Week's Activities at UUCF:
UU Buddhists Group Meditation Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. (Chapel)

Invisible Systems Concert: Saturday, November 23, 7:30 p.m.

Donation Yoga: Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. (Chapel)


The Artist's Way with Rev. Carl : continues Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. (Chapel)

UUCF Office will be closed for Thanksgiving: Wednesday - Friday, November 27-29.
General Announcements
Toys For Tots box will graciously accept new toys donations to be distributed in West Virginia for the next four weeks. Last date to drop off toys will be Sunday December 10.

Announcements for Next Week's Midweekly Email and/or the Order of Service: Due to office@frederickuu.org by noon Monday, November 25 . The UUCF Office will be closed Wednesday thru Friday, November 27-29.

Winter Pageant Sign Up! Calling all performers!!! Your child ages 4-18 years is invited to participate in our annual Winter Pageant. We will rehearse during the middle hour on December 8th and 15th as well as a required dress rehearsal on Saturday, December 21st from 10am-12:00pm. Our big show will be on Sunday, December 22nd during the middle hour at 10:30am.

Please note, we will NOT have Religious Education Classes or Youth Group on these Sundays. All children and youth are encouraged to participate! Sign Up HERE!

Food for Friends: For December 24, 2019 for Susan Berté. Visit here .

Christmas Poinsettias: Donations for poinsettias to decorate the sanctuary for Christmas are being taken NOW! Order a poinsettia in red, white or marble for $15 each. Memorialize a loved one or order one for yourself… your donation will be listed in the Order of Service on Christmas Eve. You are invited to take your plant home after the Christmas services are completed. Please see a Flower Guild member after services on Sundays or go online at f rederickuu.org/flowers . Deadline for orders is December 15 th .

Ordination of Scot Hull:  Save the date for Sunday, February 2 at 4pm in the UUCF Sanctuary.

Donations for Heartly House: Our Circle of Life Cooperative Preschool is collecting donations for items in need at Heartly House. There is a shopping bag located outside the classroom door where items may be placed. For a list of needed items, visit here .
Joys & Sorrows

Long-time members Monica and Roy Greene are moving to live near a new grandbaby and his parents in Bowie, Maryland. They are grateful for all the friendship and support they have enjoyed at UUCF, and will be back to visit when they can.
Remember UUCF as you shop this Holiday Season:
UUCF can benefit while you do you Holiday shopping.

Click on the left hand side of the ‘AmazonSmile’ link in that sentence, where you can select UUCF as your current charity by searching for “Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick”.
Note: to have your purchases count towards your charity, you need to sign-in each time through smile.amazon.com .
December Classes & Events
December is just around the corner! Be sure to save the dates for these upcoming Classes & Events . Click here to see what is happening throughout the month!
Community News
THIS Saturday! November 23. Tickets on Sale Now! frederickuu.org/invisible
On January 11th, 2019, the UULM-MD will hold its Annual Legislative Kick-Off at the UU Church of Annapolis. We will review the legislation related to UU values that is expected to come before the next session of the Maryland General Assembly and prepare for action. 

Please click here to register. 

Our Annual membership fee is $25. Registration for the Annual Meeting is $15. However, we are running our annual special where you can get your membership fee and Annual Meeting registration for $35.

If you plan to attend, please let Rev. Carl know by emailing him at minister@frederickuu.org . We're hoping to arrange a carpool from UUCF.