Olympia Brown became a Universalist minister in 1863, becoming the first woman the United States to be ordained with full denominational authority. If you know of a friend or family member who may be particularly interested in this topic, invite them to join you at UUCF on Sunday, May 12, when Rev. Carl will preach on "Founding Mothers of Unitarian Universalism.”

Special music by Nick Int Veldt with our Intern Minister Megan Mathieson as liturgist. (Arrive a few minutes early if you can, the Prelude often starts a few minutes before the service start times.)

Friendly Forum , 10:30 in Sanctuary: Guest speaker David Key, President of AARCH, will share updates as we prepare to honor AARCH as the split-plate recipient for May. AARCH, African American Resources - Cultural and History, is devoted to preserving and disseminating the history and culture of African Americans living in Frederick County. AARCH educates the wider community by sharing the richness of many contributions African Americans have made to Frederick County despite the challenges faced during slavery, the Jim Crow era, and beyond.

Come learn about their many activities, including plans for an African American Heritage Center, which will serve as the base for community involvement as well as the display of photos and historic artifacts. Visit  www.aarchsociety.org , follow them on Facebook, become a member!

May Earth-centered Spirituality Service: Sunday, May 12th, 10:30 - 11:30 am, Chapel. Our Earth-centered Spirituality Group meets on the 2nd Sunday of each month in the Chapel at 10:30 am. 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." Join us for our May meeting (led by Rachel & Raven).  https://www.facebook.com/events/2215594851805552/