We join together to encourage spiritual growth,
build a beloved community, and act for peace and justice.
9:30am & 11:30am
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. Chalice Children's Choir Rehearsal (Chapel)
10:30 a.m. Middle Hour Religious Education for All:
RE Grades 6-8th Grades (Room 115)
- Service Learning Project Grades PreK thru 3rd
- OWL Classes Grades
4/5th (Room 124)
Friendly Forum: (Sanctuary)
RE Youth Group (Room 125)
- UU Parenting Forum (Room 120)
- Earth-centered Spirituality Service (Chapel)
11:30 a.m. Late Sunday Service (Sanctuary)
Children 3rd-grade & younger sung to "Arts & Exploration" (Room 123)
11:30 a.m. Teen Choir Practice (Chapel)
12:30 p.m. Atheists/Humanists/Agnostics Study Group (Room 115)
Friendly Forum: March's Split-plate Recipient, Justice Jobs of Maryland, 10:30 a.m. (Sanctuary).
Join UUCF Member, Bob Clegg, as he shares why he created Justice Jobs of Maryland and what it is already accomplishing right here in Frederick!
Friday, March 8, 7:30 p.m. (Bengali's home)
Climate Change Working Group Meeting: Saturday, March 9, 10:00 a.m. (Room 113)
March Social Action Committee Meeting: Tuesday, March 12, 5:00 p.m. (Room 113)
Inclement Weather Notices:
are posted on our Homepage at
UUCF Choir Singing with Fred. Symphony Orchestra, Sunday, March 17, 3:00 p.m. Coffman Chapel, Hood College.
Our wonderful choir has been invited to join with The Frederick Chorale and 4 other local choirs to sing the Fauré Requiem with the Frederick Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, March 17. Purchase tickets in advance on the Symphony's website:
. The choir has been working hard on this since the beginning of January and sounds amazing. One performance only. Don't miss it!
Are You in the Photo Directory? 170 Members and Friends Are!
It's easy to get your picture in the UUCF Photo Directory. Take a picture (one photo per household, please) and send it to Bruce Fry, Photo Directory Administrator, at
If you would rather have your picture taken on any Sunday at UUCF, contact Bruce by email or at 301-233-1001 to arrange a specific time convenient to you. It takes less than 5 minutes!
For more information about the Photo Directory go to the UUCF website and click on the Photo Directory icon in the Members section. The direct link is
Find out how to install the Instant Church Directory app on your phone or computer. You can also get details about the robust security of the Instant Church Directory website.
Spring Flowers for Easter Sunday, April 21st:
We are taking donations for Spring flowers to decorate the sanctuary for Easter Sunday, April 21
. You can donate lilies, hyacinth, or daffodils ($15 per pot) and they may be in memory or in remembrance of a loved one. Please stop by the Spring Flowers table in the Atrium after both services in March to find out more.
UUMAC 2019: Fabulous Unitarian Universalist Residential Summer Camp: Sunday, July 7, 2019 through Saturday, July 13, 2019, DeSales University Campus, near Center Valley, PA
Visit the UUMAC website to read all about it. Making summer plans? Join us for a week which is as relaxing or as action-packed as you like.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! This year's theme is Non-Violent Communication, Theme Speaker Rev. LoraKim Joyner. Join us along with Minister of the week. Rev. Pippin Whitaker, in our week of mindful worship and intentional community. Unitarian Universalist Mid Atlantic Community (UUMAC) Early Bird Registration ends April 15th!
Joys and Sorrows
passed away recently. A
Celebration of Life
will be held in his memory on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. (Sanctuary)
Bobbi Mead's mother,
Peggy Ripper, passed away this week. Condolences may be sent to:
4920 Jefferson Pike, Frederick, MD 21703; (301-788-2583 or email at:
Religious Education News
A partnership of the Unitarian Universalist ("UU") Congregations of Frederick and Rockville
Monday, June 24 - Friday, June 28, 2019 (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
for rising 1st-6th graders as campers, for 7th-8th graders as "Counselors in Training", for high schools (9th-12th graders) as Counselors, and for adults as volunteers.
The goal is for campers to experience connection and beloved community, and to practice peace, respect for the earth, and joyful living!
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick, 4880 Elmer Derr Rd, Frederick, MD 21703. (Directions available at
$125 for 1 child & $106 for each additional child. (Email the Directors for scholarship information.)
Ongoing Classes and Events
New Yoga Classes:
Kundalini Yoga & Meditation (All Levels):
Wednesdays, beginning March 6, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Led by Stephanie Lynne. Kundalini
Yoga is known as the yoga of awareness. It is an uncoiling yourself to find your potential. It is described as the sleeping, dormant potential force in the human body. It helps to strengthen the nervous system and bring balance to the body, mind, and soul. It combines physical exercises, meditation, mantra, and breathing techniques that guide the energies of the body and mind.
Kundalini Yoga is an all levels practice and can be as gentle or challenging as the participant wishes.
Donations requested of $10 - $20 (shared with UUCF).
UUCF Book Club
Friday, March 8, 2019, at 7:30
at the home of Kathleen and Zakir Bangali,
5120 Doubs Road, 301-514-3385
Please carpool as here is limited parking.
The book for discussion is
Before We Were Yours: A Novel
by Lisa Wingate. Inspired by a true story, this novel tells the story of two families who suffered great inustice done by the Memphis Tennessee Children's Home.
, Saturday, March 9, 9:00 a.m. (Sheds in the Parking Lot).
Weather permitting our next UUCF Adopt-A-Road event is still scheduled for Saturday, March 9th starting at 9:00a.m. We meet at the storage sheds in the UUCF parking lot. We typically finish before 10:30 a.m.
While the weather forecast for Saturday looks fine I will monitor the snow cover conditions to make sure our target litter is visible. We may have to delay one week.
I have several "grabbers" and some five gallon plastic buckets to share. Reflective vests and heavy plastic trash bags will be issued for collection purposes. Contact Tom Barratt at: 2
Meditation/Yoga (or Meditation-only) Mini-Retreat with Irene Glasse & Rev. Carl: Saturday, March 9 (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.
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:
Sip'nStitch Thursday, March 14, 6-ish pm:
Join us at Mary Kruhm's house March 14 (potluck about 6:30pm) with knitting, crochet, mending or other stitching to do (or not). Eat, sip, and enjoy a fun evening!
UUCF Coffeehouse Open Mic:
Saturday, March 16, 7:00 p.m.. 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, March 17, 10:30 am
: The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,
(April 4, 1967) (
The Radical King,
Full-moon Indoor Labyrinth Walk, Wednesday, March 20, 7:30 p.m.
Come enjoy the beauty and peace of the Labyrinth by the light of the full moon! During the cooler part of the year, we take our Labyrinth practice indoors. We'll be rolling out a beautiful Classical pattern canvas Labyrinth in the Chapel of the UUCF. The labyrinth will be illuminated from 7:30 pm till 9:30 pm. Everyone is welcome. The Labyrinth is very sensitive to soot and moisture, so please either plan to go barefoot or bring socks or clean slippers to wear while walking.
Hygge with Sabrina:
Friday, March 22, 6:00 p.m. (Room 125)
only requires a conscious appreciation, a certain slowness, and the ability to not just be present - but to recognize and enjoy the present. This congregation is where Sabrina feels most at home; she'd like to set up a time and place where anyone can just hang out, with or without kids, together. No plan, no agenda. Have a game, move or snack you'd like to share? Great! Bring it! No? That's great, too! No expectations, no requirements, no stress. Just be together. Questions? Contact Sabrina
Couch-to-5K with Megan!
Join us on June 1st to support the local group Girls on the Run with a 5K walk-or-run! Starting after church on March 24th and running through April and May, Megan invites anyone who is interested to very gently train with her for the 5K. The goal is to be able to WALK 5K by June 1st, so this is beginner-level exercise! We will be walking and very slowly jogging around the UUCF property. Please contact Megan at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested!
UUCF 101: Pathways to Membership Class: Saturday, April 6, 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 (email@example.com). Sign up sheet is in the atrium.
Diabetes UNDONE Workshop (or Heart Disease or Overweight UNDONE).
Four 3-hour sessions (Sat. 10am-1pm April 13, 20, 27 & May 11) on the diet and lifestyle factors which cause (and can reverse) these & other chronic diseases. Films, food tasting, wellness talks, support. Deborah Chielli, UUCF member & nurse practitioner is facilitating pro bono. $80 incls. attendee + a supporting family member. Email
. To Register, visit:
Spring Bike Maintenance Clinic,
Sunday, April 14, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
Bring your bike(s) and let's get ready for a season of outdoor exploration, exercise and mindful transportation. We'll help you change tubes and replace tires, adjust brakes and shifters, lube chains, and do other light repairs. Even if we can't fix it on the spot, we'll give you some ideas on how to get that bike running smoothly again. Please RVSP ahead of time so we can prepare to Seth and Kevin at
Donation Yoga for Beginners: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Suggested Donation to UUCF: $5 per session.
Daytime Meditation Group:
Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m. (Room 115) Facilitated by Alice MacDonald (
Feldenkrais at UUCF:
at 5:30 pm (Chapel)
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:
for more information.
UU 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
Social Action News
The March Split Plate Offering recipient is Justice Jobs of Maryland. Bob Clegg, Because Justice Jobs believes in economic justice and fairness,we help people get a job, keep that job, get good references, and move up to better jobs. We do this by providing applicants with extensive interview preparation, pairing them 1:1 with volunteers to write resumes and complete online applications, and scheduling interviews with employers who have open positions matched to applicants' skills, interests, and experience. Our nonprofit jobs office is located in downtown Frederick. All services are free, both to applicants and employers. Since last August, we have placed 15 people in jobs and we have 5 more who are now interviewing.
After our applicants become employees, they are invited into our Move-UP job retention program in which over half of our placed applicants are now participating. Activities include weekly drop-ins and monthly dinners, where employees can network with each other and participate in programs presented by other nonprofits or members of the corporate community. We will soon launch a unique retention program in which employees will be paired 1:1 with trained mentors for ongoing relationships that promote job retention and upward economic mobility.
Justice Jobs' target population is anyone who has been out of the economy for a while, for any reason. Justice Jobs is all about second chances; we like to say, "It was a mistake, not a life sentence." Among our watchwords is "EQUANIMITY - producing fair treatment and opportunity among all people." If that's the same thing as affirming and promoting "the inherent worth and dignity of all people," then we are all on the same page.
March's Social Action Committee Meeting: Tuesday, March 12, 5:00 p.m. (Room 113).
In the Atrium this Sunday: Trees for Tomorrow
Dismantling Racism Team News
Allyship Training: Saturday, March 23, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. UU Congregation of Arlington (4444 Arlington Blvd)
Service Never Sleeps
(SNS), a local non-profit organization that empowers communities through service and allyship, is offering their Allyship training for the community. Hosted at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (UUCA), this workshop will teach you about the causes of racial injustice, how to be an effective ally for marginalized communities, and how to actively influence and educate others. This is not just "another racial justice workshop." Most people walk out of this workshop saying it was the most impactful racial justice workshop they've ever taken in terms of how it helps them reflect on their own implicit bias while also providing actionable steps for how to act with friends, family, or strangers when they witness racism.
Sign up here -
Contact Alex Ziehm at
if you have questions.
Zonta Club of Frederick, in partnership with Hood College and Heartly House, will host a free community screening of the award-winning documentary
Little Stones. It will be shown
March 11, 2019, at 6:30 p.m., in Hood College's Rosenstock Auditorium as part of International Women's Day commemoration.
There is no charge to attend, but registration is requested. Register at
profiles four women, each of whom are contributing a stone to the mosaic of the women's movement through their art. The film and accompanying education initiative have been designed to raise awareness about global women's rights issues, and challenges facing women globally. The 60-
minute documentary follows Brazilian graffiti artist Panmela Castro, Senegalese rap-singer Sister Fa, Indian dance therapist Sohini Chakraborty, and fashion designer Anna Taylor as they use their art to combat violence against women, sex trafficking, and to empower women and girls globally.
Doors open at 6:00 p.m., when local community action groups will be available to provide information about the services offered to our community to combat violence against women.
"We are pleased to bring this thought-provoking film to our community," said Zonta member and Area 3 Director Pat Rosensteel. "As part of our club's efforts to stop violence against women, we ask those attending to consider making a cash or check donation to Heartly House of Frederick that evening." D
onations may be by cash or check that evening. On-line donations may be made at
UUA GA Registration Opens March 1st!
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