Thursday, July 30, 2020
We join together to encourage spiritual growth, 
build a beloved community, and act for peace and justice.
Sunday, August 2

10:30 a.m. Sunday Service

"The Four Reminders"  
- Rev. Carl with Irene Glasse
& Intern Minister Jen as liturgist

Special Music : Bill & Lisa Bromfield,
with Jeff & Marguerite Wilson and Donna Williamson

(Zoom link available at )

Please spread the word about our online Sunday Services
to anyone you know who may be interested.

9:00 a.m. UU Buddhist Fellowship:
Meditation & Discussion:
(Zoom link available at )

11:30 a.m. Virtual Coffee Hour
(Same Zoom Room as Sunday Service)

11:45 a.m. Friendly Forum:
"Suppressed: The Fight to Vote "
(Zoom link available at )

3:00 p.m. Atheists/Humanists/Agnostics (AHA)
Discussion Group:
(Zoom link available at )

Regularly check our homepage for
the next 7 days of online opportunities:
Ongoing Classes & Events

White Fragility Book Discussion Series
( Wednesdays , 7:00-8:30 p.m.) On Wednesday, August 5, we will discuss Chapters 10 & 11 of  White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism  by Robin DiAngelo. All are welcome.  Please be prepared to discuss the current week’s reading in a small group format. If you’re just starting the book, this   6-minute video  from Robin DiAngelo is a good introduction. Questions? Contact . (Zoom link available at )

UUCF Social Hour:
Thursday, August 6 at 6:30pm
Join us to check-in, visit, and share. We'll start with the topic of  Gardening  and be open to switching topics depending on the interests of those who show up. Facilitated by Melissa Aellen. (Zoom link available at )

Registration Now Open!
" A Quick History of Humans"
A FREE 8-session course
Thursdays at 7:00 - 8:15 p.m.
starting September 10 (through 10/29).
(Email instructor to register and receive Zoom link.)

Course description : Archaeology, anthropology, psychology and sociology, and of course traditional history have all made great strides in understanding human nature over the last 50 years—to such an extent that it is now possible to outline the most important patterns of human history over the last 75,000 years. This will be a bird’s eye view, no doubt very different from any other history course you’ve ever taken. If you’re thrilled by long vistas, join us. We’ll do a whirlwind tour stretching from human origins in Africa to the present, all of which will help to understand today’s headlines and tomorrow’s crises. Discussion welcomed, relevant personal experience shared, wide reading recommended. Bring your curiosity.

Instructor : John Spears,  PhD. in History, JHU, 1978, Master of Arts in Teaching, Northwestern U., 1972; have taught this class three times before, in Lifelong Learning classes at Towson U., JHU, and Shepherd U.

Registration : For more information or to add your name to the list to receive the Zoom link email John at . (You can also call with questions if you prefer: 443-812-0502.)
RE news for July
Summer Together at UUCF

We are so excited to offer several  online summer workshops  for our beloved community! Even while physically distanced, we can continue to connect, learn, and grow in community together!

Please be sure to  register  for your workshops ASAP --space is limited! (We'll send you a supply list for any workshop that may require materials in advance after you register.)

We Still Need Jammies!!!

Jammies in July:  Our FABULOUS Youth Group is spearheading a pajama drive to benefit Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership in Frederick. . We are calling this drive  "Jammies in July"  and we're asking that you purchase new pajamas to provide comfort and care to those in need in our greater community. All sizes for children and youth ages 0-18 years old are needed. It's fun to have your child pick out the pajamas they might want for themselves to give to another child their same age :). Our kids' remarks closed with: "We believe that all people deserve respect and cozy pajamas!"

We can receive the Pajamas in a couple of ways:
  1. Purchase on your own online and send care of Patricia Einhorn 520 Klineharts Alley Frederick, MD 21701
  2. Purchase on your own and drop off at Patricia Einhorn's home (there will be a donation box on her porch)-520 Klineharts Alley Frederick, MD 217013.  
Joys & Sorrows

Alice Kleinfeld , a longtime UUCF member (who for many years was an active volunteer in the UUCF Office) has transitioned to palliative care. For those who know Alice, she would welcome receiving cards from old friends: 115 Record St, Frederick, MD 21701
Community News
Frederick March for Justice
This Sunday, August 2
5-7pm at the Baker Park Bandshell
As we continue to to raise awareness to racial equality within education, health and government institutions; we cannot forget our spiritual or religious institutions. It is time to come together as a community and raise one voice! We will March and call upon our spiritual leaders, congregation as and religious organizations to join in unity and solidarity within the movement.
Details at:
Earlier this month, Governor Hogan ordered all precinct level polling places to open for early voting and on election day, Tuesday, November 3, 2020. We are concerned that the current guidelines of the 2020 election for early voting and election day will not allow for safe conditions for Maryland poll workers and voters. We worry that Maryland will not have enough poll workers, who tend to be in high-risk populations, nor sufficient Personal Protective Equipment for them. While having early voting available should reduce the number of people voting in person on election day, we are still concerned with having appropriate social distancing and sanitizing measures in place to ensure a safe general election in November. It is also unlikely that the Covid-19 virus, which has already killed more than 3,250 Marylanders will be controlled by then.
Please write Governor Hogan and ask him to reverse his decision to not send mail-in ballots to every registered voter as was done fairly successfully in the primary election. Since he made this decision, many school boards have announced that children will not be returning in person in the fall and many library systems continue to remain closed to the general public, adding additional strain to in-person voting.

In addition, his plan to require that voters go through the additional step of applying for a mail-in ballot differs from the primary and may create unnecessary confusion. 

Governor Hogan has the power to change course immediately and send a mail-in ballot to all registered voters for our general election this November. This is the best way to safeguard our health in the middle of this pandemic while providing the greatest access to voting. 

Please click on the button below to access Governor Hogan's Portal, right now there is no message topic for Election or Voting, but there is an Other and/or Health option.  
   Email Governor Hogan
If you would like to vote by mail, you can fill out the  absentee ballot application (which will be sent out by the Maryland State Board of Elections). This application, which is not your actual ballot, as was done in the primary, will be sent to the address under which you are registered to vote. You may also request an absentee ballot online by October 27, 2020. You can check your voter registration address here .

If you need to register to vote or update your current address, you must do so by Tuesday, October 13, 2020. Or you may exercise your right to “same day” register and vote during the early voting period and on election day. You can find further guidance on this process here .  
If you are unable to vote by mail, you must vote in-person during the early vote period or on election day at your designated polling location in your jurisdiction. 
 Here are some additional resources:
  • If you need to register to vote, click here.
  • To check your voter registration, text CHECK to 77788 or visit this link
  • If you are registered to vote and need to check that your address is up to date, click here.

In Solidarity,
Steve Buckingham,  
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