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

9:30am & 11:30am
"We the Corporations?!
- The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg

Invite a Friend
After the Citizens United Supreme Court decision, have you wondered what went wrong? If you have a friend, family member, or colleague who may be particularly interested in this topic, invite them to join you on Sunday, January 13 when Rev. Carl will be preaching about "We the Corporations?!" Better understand the astonishing story of one of the most successful yet least well-known "civil rights movements" in American history. Hardly oppressed like women and minorities, business corporations, too, have fought since the nation's earliest days to gain equal rights under the Constitution - and today have nearly all the same rights as "we the people." To create change, we have to understand how we arrived at our current state of affairs.

ThisSundayThis Sunday

     9:15 a.m. Childcare for Infants - 3 yrs (Room 119)
     9:30 a.m. Early Sunday Service (Sanctuary)
Children 3rd-grade & younger sung to "Arts & Exploration" (Room 123)
    9:45 a.m. Children's' Choir (3-6th Grades) (Chapel)
   10:30 a.m. Middle Hour Religious Education for All:
                    -   Earth-centered Spirituality Service (Chapel)
                    -   Parent Forum with Rev. Carl (Room 120)
                    -   RE Grades 6-8th Grades (Room 115)
                    -   OWL Classes 4/5th Grades (Room 124)
                    -   RE Service Learning Project Grades K-3 (Room 123)
                    -   Friendly Forum: Camino de Santiago: Presentation and discussion of the Way                                            of St. James, by Joe Gionorio (Room 113)
                    -   RE Youth Group (Room 125)
   11:30 a.m. Late Sunday Service (Sanctuary)
Children 3rd-grade & younger sung to "Arts & Exploration" (Room 123)
   11:30 a.m. Teen Choir Rehearsal (Chapel)
   12:30 p.m. Art Show Removal (Gallery)
   12:30 p.m. Atheists/Humanists/Agnostics (AHA) Study Group Meeting: Room 115)

Art Show Closing: Sunday, 12:30 p.m. (Gallery) Say goodbye to the Mary Pfister and Studio Painters' art show that will close this Sunday, January 13. Please be sure to finalize your purchase from the show before you leave Sunday's service.


This Week
UUCF Sip 'n Stitch: Tonight, 6:00 p.m. (Sandy Smith-Gill's home)

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

UUCF Book Club: Friday, January 11, (Hufsteadler's home)

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

Yoga/Meditation Mini-Retreat with Rev. Carl & Irene Glasse: Saturday, January 12, 9:00 a.m. (Sanctuary)

Climate Change Working Group Meeting: Saturday, January 12, 10:00 a.m. (Room 113)

UUCF Coffeehouse Open Mic: Saturday, January 12, 7:00 p.m. (Sanctuary)

Donation Yoga for Beginners Returns:  This Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. (Chapel)

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

General Announcements

A New Church Photo Directory is Coming in February!  Here's How You Can Help!

Do you ever see someone at UUCF and say to yourself "What is that person's name?".  Most of us do. Recognizing this issue, we are adding an UUCF Photo Directory that will be available online,  and there is also an app for your phone!

The UUCF Photo Directory will not replace our current Directory, which is printed quarterly and is online at our website.  The Photo Directory will simply tell you the names of the members and friends in each picture. The Photo Directory will be located at a website called Instantchurchdirectory.com.  We are creating this separate Photo Directory because photos could not be added to our current Directory and you can have the UUCF Photo Directory on your phone or other device.

During the week of January 27th, those of you who have given your email address to the church will be sent a message requesting that you send in one photo of yourself and any other family members you wish to be in the  UUCF Photo Directory. The email will provide simple instructions on how to upload your picture from your smart phone or other device to the Picture Directory website.

Beginning Sunday, February 10, and continuing on February 17 and 24, members and friends who do not prefer to send a picture by email can have their picture taken at UUCF.  Photos will be taken between services and after the second service.

Information about how to view the UUCF Photo Directory at Instantchurchdirectory.com, how to  download the app for your phone, and a question and answer fact sheet will be available soon.

Joys and Sorrows

Christina Michelle Neary, daughter of Chris Neary and Dawn Michelle Morgan, was stillborn at 9:09 a.m. on December 25. Please keep Dawn, Chris, their step-daughters, and daughter in your thoughts and prayers. Y ou can send a condolence card to: The Neary Family, 14116 Peddicord Road, Mount Airy, MD 21771. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 19 at 11:00 am in the UUCF sanctuary. A finger-food potluck will be held immediately following the service. Please plan to bring a dish to contribute if you are able. ("Finger-food only" means no items that need heating, cutting, or serving utensils. Among many possibilities, examples include veggie platters, sandwich rolls, fruit trays, bread/crackers, hummus/cheese, brownies/cookies/cupcakes, etc.)


Religious Education News

If you have any old magazines you do not need, please bring them in this Sunday, January 13th.  The Middle School Youth Group needs them for a project.  Thank you!

Check out the Religious Education Calendar of Events for January thru May 2019.

Classes and Events

SipnStitchSip 'n Stitch: Join us tonight, January 10, for an evening of good food, good laughs, and good friendships! Please bring a dish to share (vegan and/or gluten-free especially appreciated) and handwork if you have some. All are welcome!  We will gather at 6pm, at Sandi Smith-Gill's home (note change of venue, this month only).

BookClubUUCF Book Club:  Friday January 11, 2019, at 7:30 at the home of Jane and Geary Hufstedler,  212 S. Market Street, 501-658-8680. The  book for discusssion is March, by Geraldine Brooks. From Louisa May Alcott's  Little Women, Geraldine Brooks has animated the character of the absent father, March, and crafted a story "filled with the ache of love and marriage and with the power of war upon the mind and heart of one unforgettable man" (Sue Monk Kidd). Please RSVP to Jane Hufstedler if you plan to attend. See you there!  Book selections for the next few months will be selected on Friday.

MiniRetreatMeditation/Yoga (or Meditation-only) Mini-Retreat with Irene Glasse & Rev. Carl:  Saturday, January 12 (9am-Noon, UUCF Sanctuary): $15 in advance / $20 at door. We will offer adjustments to be as accessible as possible for all bodies.) To register or for more details, visit   frederickuu.org/retreat

Climate Change Group Monthly Meeting: Saturday, January 12, 10:00 a.m. (Room 113)

CoffeeHouseUUCF Coffeehouse Open Mic: Saturday, January 12, 7:00 p.m. (Sanctuary). Please join us. This is the perfect opportunity to share your talents with an appreciative crowd! Everyone gets a chance to do two or three pieces and if there's time at the end, one or two more!! Hope to see you there! Of course, if you aren't up to taking the stage, every performer LOVES an audience! Feel free to bring snacks or even dinner. As always, BYOB! This event is free, but donations are gratefully accepted. For more information, email UUCFCoffeehouse@gmail.com or check out our Facebook page www.facebook.com/UUCFCoffeehouse  The UUCF Open Mic is every 3rd Saturday of the month, September - June (with some exceptions - like this month! Please check each month!).

Readings for Resistance & Resilience with Rev. Carl: Sunday, January 20 at 10:40am (sanctuary): Congregational Conversation on The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., "The Other America." Details at frederickuu.org/readings

Circle of Life Art Show Opening: Sunday, January 20, 12:30 p.m. (Room 113/115/Gallery). The Visual Arts Committee invites everyone to join us for the Opening Reception Circle of Life Preschool Art Exhibit! This special exhibit runs from Jan 20th to Jan 28th.  Last year the young artists enjoyed the chance to share their artistic experience with all their admirers.  During the reception there will be a WORKSHOP for the youngsters conducted by Caitlin Gill of the Delaplaine Art Center. Please note that after the 20th, the exhibit will move to the Delaplaine where the work will hang on one of the community walls for the entire month of February.  A second OPENING RECEPTION will be held for the artists, friends and family members and UU folks.  A date for that will be announced shortly. Please plan to attend this special art exhibit after the second service in our lovely Blanche Ames Gallery.

UUCF 101: Pathways to Membership Class: Saturday, February 2, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Room 113)  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 Nichole Hodges-Abbasi (dreuufrederick@gmail.com). Sign up sheet is in the atrium.

Rev. Carl Teaching at Frederick Community College's "Institute for Learning in Retirement":  "What Did Jesus Really Say & Do - According to Whom?" Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. March 12 - April 16. Description: Moving chapter-by-chapter through the Gospel of Matthew, learn how scholars determine the historical Jesus's authentic words and deeds from those which are categorized as "possible," "unlikely," or "implausible." To register:  ilratfcc.com

DonationYogaDonation Yoga is Back!  Tuesdays, beginning January 8, 10:00 a.m. (Chapel) Feeling stressed? Try yoga! Yoga for Beginners offers an accessible pace of basic yoga poses appropriate for beginners or anyone looking for a focused, mindful yoga practice. Feel free to contact Irene with any questions at irene.glasse@gmail.com. Suggested Donation to UUCF: $5 per session.

  DaytimeMedDaytime Meditation Group:  Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m. (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. 

FeldenkraisFeldenkrais at UUCF: Moving to Fridays at 5:30 pm (Chapel) this Friday, December 28! 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.

UUBuddhistsUU 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 News

Split-plate Recipient for January is UU Legislative Ministry of Maryland (UULM-MD). Join Steve Buckingham at Friendly Forum, Sunday, January 20, to hear what the legislative priorities are for this legislative season.

Dismantling Racism Team News

January will be busy...We hope to connect with you at these events:
  • Mon. Jan 20: Dr. Martin Luther King community potluck at Trinity UMC, 
  • Tuesdays, beginning January 29, Conversations: Living Nonviolence. Unity Frederick.
  • Sat. Jan 26:  UU workshop at Fairfax, 9 - 4:30 on working to dismantle white supremacy in UU congregations. Car pool from UUCF.

Community News
Free day of training provided by The Department of Fire Rescue Services, Frederick County Department of Emergency Management, Frederick County Health Department, Frederick County Sheriff's Office, Frederick County Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association, and The City of Frederick Police Department.  It will be held at the County Training Facility on Reichs Ford Road on  Saturday, January 12th.  Click here to register



Frederick School of Religion Spring Classes Announced! 
Mondays or Tuesdays, February 25/26 thru April 1/2. 

Day Time Instructor
No Fortune Cookies, Just Chinese Philosophy Mondays 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. R. Moreland
Building Your Ethics Mondays 1:00 p.m.to 3:00 p.m.  C. Gregg
Henri Nouwen & A Spirituality of Living Mondays 7:00 p.m.to 9:00 p.m.  R. Glennon
Stress-proofing Your Mind Mondays 7:00 p.m.to 9:00 p.m.  B. O'Malley
Concepts of Jewish Theology, Practice & History Tuesdays 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. J. Hersh
Warrior God and Prince of Peace? Tuesdays 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. L. Eubanks
The Magnificat Tuesdays  1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. W. Wold
Geography: A Lens for Interpreting Jesus' Teachings Tuesdays 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. D. Cooney
Islam? Your Questions Tuesdays 7:00 p.m.to 3:00 p.m.  S. Haque

For more information, visit: www.frederickschoolofreligion.org/courses/

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Have an Event or Notice to Announce?

Use  frederickuu.org/announce to submit contributions for the Order of Service or Midweek Email (both due by Wednesdays at Noon) as well as for posting on the  frederickuu.org website as a separate webpage.  

For the full calendar, visit  frederickuu.org/calendar.