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

9:30am & 11:30am
"P. T. Barnum: The Legend & the Man"
The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg
with the UUCF Choir

Invite a Friend
P.T. Barnum was the most influential American showman of the nineteenth century, remembered for promoting celebrated (and controversial) hoaxes and for founding the Barnum & Bailey Circus. He was also a prominent Universalist. If you know of a friend, family member, or colleague who may be interested in this topic, invite them to join you at UUCF on Sunday, October 7 for Rev. Carl's reflection on this fascinating part of the Universalist half of our UU heritage. You also won't want to miss special music from the film The Greatest Showman from the UUCF Choir!

ThisSundayThis Sunday

  9:30 a.m. Early Service (Sanctuary)
Children 3rd-grade & younger sung to "Arts & Exploration" (Room 123)
10:30 a.m. Religious Education for All Ages: 
                  - RE 1st thru 3rd Grades (Room 123)
                  - RE 4th thru 5th Grades (Room 124)
                  - RE 6th thru 8th Grades (Room 115)
                  - Youth Group (Room 125)
                  - Friendly Forum:  Voting Our Shared Values. Steve Buckingham will
                    discuss issues important for our consideration in this election
(Room 113)
                  - UU Buddhist Fellowship Group Meditation & Discussion (Chapel)
11:30 a.m. Late Service (Sanctuary)
 Children 3rd-grade & younger sung to "Arts & Exploration" (Room 123)
12:30 p.m. Atheists/Humanists/Agnostics Study Group (Room 124)
12:30 p.m. Art Show Opening (Gallery): 
One of our favorite artists, Barbara
                  Kenny, will open her show on Sunday, October 7, with a reception
                  from 12:30-2:00 p.m.  Her latest show, "Nature: Impression to
                  Abstract," will feature 40 new paintings. Don't miss this show! Please
                  call 301-473-7680 if planning to visit the Blanche Ames Gallery at
                  time other than the opening show. 



Sunday Afternoon at Cedar Lane UU:

Native Americans of Maryland: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: 12:30 p.m. Join two commissioners from the Maryland Council on Indian Affairs will speak at Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church. Commissioners Claude Bowen and Rico Newman will be the guests of the POCI (People of Color and Indigenous) group at their Speak Out! luncheon and talk in the Chalice House from 12:30 to 2:30 pm. All -- not just POCI- are welcome to attend.

Commissioner Bowen has a special interest in archaeology and has been President of the Archaeological Society of Maryland. Commissioner Newman is Chair of the Maryland Indian Tourism Association and a tribal/historian/researcher. He is a traditional beader and finger weaver. Items of his are on display at the National Museum of the American Indian.

Carpool from UUCF at 11:15 a.m. 

This Week

Feldenkrais with Katie: ** Canceled Tonight Only***

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

Beginner's Yoga: ** Canceled October 9th Only**

Social Action Committee Monthly Meeting: Tuesday, 5:30 p.m.(Room 113)

Banned Questions about Jesus & the Gospels: Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m. (Room 113)

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


2018 UUCF Annual Auction, Saturday November 3rd!

Auction Theme: Where the Wild Things Are!

Tickets on sale now!  Due to Space Constraints, Ticket Sales are limited. Tickets are On Sale for only $15 for ages 15 and up in the Atrium after each Sunday Service. Kids under 15 are Free!
Plan your Donations to the Auction NOW:  We need events for the Live Auction! Dinners, Parties, Tours, Vacations, Let your Imagination Run Wild! Silent Auction donations are needed too: Jewelry, tools, household goods etc.

Donations of items to the Auction can be made on line or by completing Donation Form in Atrium. Deadline for Auction Donations is October 27th!

Auction Schedule is: 
  • 4:00 - 6:15 p.m.Silent Auction
  • 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Dinner (BYOB)  Nick Int Veldt on the Keys!
  • 6:45 p.m. Cashier opens for early check out
  • 6:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Live Auction
  • Fresh Garden Salad w/Vinaigrette Dressing
  • Pasta de Renaissance (Vegan)- baby penne pasta w/olive oil, toasted garlic, asparagus tips, sun-dried tomatoes, & cracked black pepper with fresh grated Locatelli cheese on the side
  • Meat Marinara Lasagna - layers of lasagna filled with ground beef, ricotta cheese, and marinara sauce topped with shredded mozzarella
  • Wild Rice Pilaf
  • Asian Chicken Skewers
  • Green Beans Almondine
  • Rolls & Butter
Dessert Bake Sale to support the CLC pre-school

If you would like to help with the Live or Silent Auction, please contact: John Menke < john@menkescientific.com> or Scott Norris < senorris1@icloud.com>

General Announcements

Needed: Facilities Volunteers: Rick Anderson, UUCF Facilities Manager, has occasional needs for folks to assist in facility projects. If you're willing to be on a contact list to be called as needed, please email Rick at facilities@frederickuu.org

Thank You's for This Week
Thank you to David Hutchins and Stan Schlepp for their volunteer assistance with the new cabinets in the coat room for Congregation Kol Ami. 

A belated, but sincere thank you to Jeff Wilson for his efforts with the new Chapel floor.

And, thanks also to Barbara Schectman, her sister Faye and brother Joe for the donation, delivery and re-potting of the very nice and mature house plants.

Religious Education News

Unfortunately, our OWL Weekend (October 12-14) has been canceled.

Halloween Carnival Volunteers are needed for middle hour fun on October 28. Contact Nichole at dreuufrederick@gmail.com

Check out our calendar of events and RE Brochure  ONLINE HERE .

Classes and Events

Sip'n Stitch: 2nd Thursday of the Month, October 11, 6-ish. Home of Mary Bowman-Kruhm.

The UUCF Book Club will meet on Friday, October 12, 2018, at the home of Nancy and Dave Hutchins, 6890 Crabapple Ct, Frederick, 301-668-8213, at 7:30. The book for discussion is Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI  by David Grann, "a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history." We anticipate a lively and thoughtful discussion, and new folks are always welcome!

Retired UU Ladies Eating Out (RUULEO): 2nd Tuesday of the Month, October 9, 11:30 a.m. Wegman's Food Lounge. All are welcome. 

BannedQuestions"Banned Questions about Jesus & the Gospels"  with Rev. Carl (Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., 6 sessions, September 18 - October 23). Explore the questions mainstream scholars ask about the Bible that aren't always asked in religious communities. Feel more equipped to read the Bible for yourself: basic biblical background and history, diverse methods of biblical interpretation, major content and themes. Compare modern readings with those of the Bible's earliest interpreters. Suggested Donation to UUCF: $5/session. Sign-up in the atrium R.E. cabinet or by emailing  minister@frederickuu.org .

Retired UU Men Eating Out (RUUMEO): 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the Month (October 17), Golden Corral, Rte. 355. All are welcome.

UUCF Coffeehouse: Saturday, October 20, 7:00 p.m. (Sanctuary)

Readings for Resistance & Resilience: Monthly conversation with Rev. Carl. Next on Sunday, October 21 at 10:40am (sanctuary) on the book  White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo. Details at frederickuu.org/readings.

Meditation/Yoga (or Meditation Only) Mini-Retreat with Rev. Carl& Irene Glasse: Saturday, October 27 (9am-Noon, UUCF Sanctuary): $15 in advance / $20 at door. As usual, we will explore a variety of meditation practices. We will offer adjustments to be as accessible as possible for all bodies. To register or for more details, visit: frederickuu.org/retreat

Daytime 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. 

Feldenkrais at UUCF:  Thursdays at 5:30 pm (Chapel) 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.

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  lwagner4@mac.com .

Social Action News

October's Social Action Committee Meeting: Tuesday, October 9, 5:30 p.m (Room 113)

October's Split-plate Recipient celebrates the United Nations:  UUCF will celebrate the anniversary of the founding of the United Nations on Sunday, October 21, remembering the connections between our principles and the vital issues addressed at the UN.  Our UU - United Nations Office is given consultative status and has influence at the UN, promoting human rights, climate action and peace in the world.

Congregational Envoys Charles Haney and young Bill Bromfield attended the UN Office seminar last April:  "When Crisis Calls:  Advancing Just Migration for All."  You are invited to Friendly Forum on October 14, when Charles and Bill will share with us what they learned during the three day-seminar in New York City.

Our UU - UN Office focuses on five specific program areas:  LGBTQ Human Rights, Women's Rights, Racial Justice, Climate Justice, and Every Child is Our Child; the last provides educational and healthcare access to children made vulnerable by the AIDS epidemic in Ghana, Africa.

 Please support our UU - UN Office in the split plate collection on Sunday, October 21.

See Something Good Happening at a Maryland Prison: November 20, 6:30 p.m. Facilitators of AVP (Alternatives to Violence Project) at the Maryland Correctional Institution - Hagerstown invite you to join us November 20, 2018, 6:30 PM for our annual "Recognition Night."  The program includes an opportunity to meet and hear from inmate and community volunteers who are AVP facilitators.  Hear stories about how AVP has made a difference in people's lives.

We appreciate all the support over the years from UUCF for this program.  Come see how it operates. Four UUCF members are AVP facilitators:  Emma Lou Comstock, Mary Fletcher, Nancy and David Hutchins.

Important:  Clearance paperwork takes time.  Contact Nancy Hutchins (cell: 301-667-2676) or email (see UUCF directory) by Oct. 29 if you would like to attend. 

Join Other UUs in Getting Out The Vote this Fall: Voter suppression campaigns aimed at people of color, youth, and naturalized citizens are undermining our communities and our democracy. One federal court put it plainly, writing that a North Carolina voting law was an unconstitutional effort to "target African-Americans with almost surgical precision." To combat these shameful attacks, Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice and the All Souls Church Reeb Project for Voting Rights have teamed up on a series of events this fall to increase voter participation in states including Virginia, North Carolina, and Florida. Through partnerships with grassroots organizations, we'll be doing in-person canvassing and phone banking to build a sense of power and community. Visit the   Fall 2018 GOTV Calendar to get involved.

Dismantling Racism Team News

Upcoming UUCF and Community Events: 
  • Oct. 7, Sun. 12:30 pm - Maryland Native Americans, Yesterday and Today, Cedar Lane UU; Carpool from UUCF at 11:15 am
  • Oct 14. Sun. 2 pm at UUCF - "The Origins of the Civil Rights Movement: a Continuum of Struggle, Hope and Triumph", Professor Terry Scott, Hood College. Free, co-sponsored with Frederick NAACP and AARCH Society of Frederick.
  • Oct. 19-20, Fri eve. and all day Sat. - Beloved Conversations opening workshop @ UUCF, followed by 8 weekly classes. More info and Signup at www.frederickuu.org/beloved
  • Oct. 21, Sun. both services at UUCF - Rev. Graylan Hagler, UCC minister and leader of D.C. area Poor People's Campaign. Rev. Hagler is a long-time social justice activist and a powerful speaker.  Twitter @DCMoralRevival   #FightPovertyNotThePoor
For more info, talk with Carol Antoniewiczc at 301.606.9235 or email her at  ecacres@comcast.net

Other UU-related resources on Racial Discrimination and White Supremacy:

on Facebook :

Save the Date:

Questions? Ideas? Email  drt@frederickuu.org or call/text Carol A. 301-606-9235

Community News

Celebrate Indigenous People's Day, October 8:
Did you know at least four states do not celebrate Columbus Day (Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, and South Dakota) ?  South Dakota officially celebrates Native American Day instead. Some cities have replaced Columbus Day with
"Indigenous Peoples' Day." They use the holiday to provide concrete support to Native tribes and to remind folks that Columbus' so-called  "discovery" of inhabited lands and subsequent European colonization of those areas had resulted in the  genocide of indigenous peoples by decisions of colonial and national governments. Learn more at  https://www.uua.org/multiculturalism/dod/indigenous-day

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