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

Sunday, July 8 at 10:30 am.
"Radical Hope" 
- Ben & Dani Schuman 
(with special music by the Schumans)

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How do we remain hopeful when Hope seems a far-off Dream, when we are faced with despair or devastation?  Our current times call for practicing Radical Hope, a hope that transcends our ability to foresee the eventual outcome of our good works.  We need Radical Hope in order to keep moving forward amidst setbacks and disappointments because it is radically necessary in order for us to survive. Do you know someone who might need to be uplifted during difficult times? If so, then ask them to join us next Sunday. Dani & Ben Schuman provide both the words and music for the Service.

This Sunday
   9:15 a.m. Friendly Forum: Black Lives of UU, July's Split-plate
                  Recipient  (Room 113)
10:30 a.m. One Service Sunday (Sanctuary)
 Children 3rd-grade & younger sung to "Arts & Exploration" (Room 123)
11:30 a.m. Earth-centered Spirituality Service (Chapel) 

Friendly Forum: July's Split-plate recipient, Black Lives of UU. Join us for a short video from last month's UUA General Assembly where Religious Professionals of Color share their experiences in UU Congregations, followed by discussion. All are welcome!

Earth-centered Spirituality Service: Join us this Sunday, July 8th, for the  July Earth Centered Spirituality ServiceOur focus will be Purification Practices - for the self, objects and home. This month's Earth Service will be led by  Raven  and Irene.

This Week

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

Frederick Refuge Recovery Open Meetings: Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. (Room 124). 

Beginner's Yoga: Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. 

Retired UU Ladies Eating Out (RUULEO): Tuesday, July 10, 11:30 a.m. Wegman's Food Lounge. All are welcome. Contact Marj ( marge21774@comcast.net) with questions.

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

General Announcements

Getting ready for our Watermelon Socia l -  July 29: This will be a big celebration, not only of watermelon and hot dogs, but of the bitter-sweet farewell to Lora Powell-Haney. Please plan to come, from 11:30 - 1:30 pm. WE NEED COOKS AND VOLUNTEERS!! If you need a recipe, have a canopy tent that you can lend, or can help with games and races, please let Nancy Roblin know ( nancy.roblin@gmail.com; 301 662 8506). And if you can come at 9 am Sunday morning, WE NEED LOTS OF HELP setting up the tents and the games.

Joys and Sorrows

Save the Date:  A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Sunday, September 16, at 1:30 p.m. at UUCF for long-time member, Turner Stokes, who recently passed away. Condolence cards can be sent to his son and his partner: Bruce Stokes and Michael Winters,  5010 Port Tobacco Rd,   Nanjemoy, MD , or his daughter, Sue Becker: 60 Harbour Heights Dr., Annapolis, MD 27401. 

To contact the Pastoral Care Team, email minister@frederickuu.org.
To join our private Joys & Sorrows Facebook Group (open only to UUCF members and friends), visit facebook.com/groups/JoysAndSorrowsUUCF.

Classes and Events

UUCF Book Club: Friday, July 13, 7:30 p.m. (Room 125) hosted by Tibby Middleton. The book for discussion is  The Long Haul: A Trucker's Tale of Life on the Road by Finn Murphy. In it, Finn "offers a trucker's-eye view of America on the move" through his accounts of all phases of the moving process, and the people who entrust their worldly possessions into his care. Come join us whether you've read the book or not!

UUCF Adopt-A-Road, Saturday, July 14, 9:00 a.m. Meet by the sheds in the UUCF parking lot. There is always lots to do and we could really use the help! Most of the time everything is wrapped up in 60 to 90 minutes. Questions: Call Tom Barratt 240-235-2355 or  tom_barratt@hotmail.com.

Dismantling Racism Team Planning Meeting: Sunday, July 15, 11:40 a.m. (Room 113). Please join us as we plan for the Black Live Matter banner installation. We'll also begin reviewing the actions recommended by the Spring Beloved Conversations groups and plan for the Fall and Spring. All are welcome, bring a simple dish to share.

Daytime Meditation Group:  Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. in 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: Spring Session ongoing on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. (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.

Frederick Refuge Recovery Open Meetings: Thursdays, weekly, 7:00 p.m. (Room 113). Refuge Recovery is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes.  Visit:  www.refugerecovery.org 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 Committee

Donations Needed for Immigrant Individuals and Families Along the TX Border: Rabbi Simon Stratford of the Congregation Kol Ami of Frederick has invited UUCF to join with them in collecting needed items for immigrant detainees and separated families along the border near McAllen, TX. Kol Ami will send the collected items to a synagogue in McAllen which will then distribute them where needed.  SAC will be collecting items from the list below until Monday, July 9th. Please leave donated items in the marked boxes in the UUCF coat room until that date:
  • Pedialyte 
  • Deodorant for men and women
  • Blankets
  • Women's underwear in sizes 5-6
  • Women's bras and sports bras in 32-36
  • Maternity pants
  • Women's pants in sizes 7 and below
  • Children's shoes in all sizes, particularly athletic shoes
  • Toiletries (must be new)
  • Children's toys

If you prefer to donate by gift card to Target, Walmart, etc., please send it directly to:
Michael Blum
Social Action Chair
Temple Emanuel
4300 North C. Street
McAllen, TX 78504

UU and Migrant Justice: The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) is responding to the Central American migrant crisis by working with nearly a dozen "partner organizations" to provide aid along the migration route, to ensure due process on arrival at the U.S. border, and to address the root causes so that those living in the Northern Triangle will not need to flee.

For example, one partner, Foro de Mujeres , is made up of 17 women's groups which are working to end widespread gender-based violence in Honduras. Other organizations aided by UUSC work for social justice in Nicaragua and Guatemala and provide assistance to residents and refugees on both sides of the Mexico-U.S. border.

See Bill Butler before or after the service to join and support the UU Service Committee, our denomination's social justice and action organization.

Dismantling Racism Team News

Planning Meeting for the Black Lives Matter banner Installation:
Sunday, July 15, 11:30 a.m. Room 113. All are welcome to help plan the installation of the BLM Banner outside. 

USCIS is Starting a Denaturalization Task Force: The  United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is creating a new task force. Its goal: to examine what they say are bad naturalization cases, according to Director L. Francis Cissna's June announcement. As a result, the organization expects to hire dozens of lawyers and immigration officers in the coming weeks to find U.S. citizens they say should not have been naturalized, to revoke their citizenship, and then eventually deport them.

Join us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DRTUUCF/ 

Community News

Elderly, Handicapped, and Low-income residents of Frederick County to get free home repairs! 

Are any of your church members, or other members of your community, in need of some help with building porches and wheelchair ramps, interior and exterior painting, mobile home skirting, or weatherization? 

Once again, Rebuilding Together Frederick County is going to cosponsor a workcamp in Frederick with Group Mission Trips. From July 14-20, 2019, we'll have over 400 youth and adults from around the country converging on the county for a week of service.

During the July 24-28, 2017 Frederick workcamp, 402 volunteers from 10 states on 74 work crews worked on the homes of 53 Frederick County residents. While they were here, they built 9 wheelchair ramps, repaired or built 19 porches and steps, completed 66 painting projects, and did a variety of other work including gutters, weatherization, and mobile home skirting, 

Group Mission Trips is a non-profit interdenominational Christian volunteer home-repair organization headquartered in Loveland, Colorado. The workcamp will be housed at Tuscarora High School, with workcampers sleeping on classroom floors, eating in the cafeteria, and enjoying evening programs in the auditorium. This service to the Frederick County communities would not be possible without the wonderful cooperation of the Frederick County Board of Education and Tuscarora High School.  

To apply, complete the application available here, or pick up an application in the RE Cabinet in the Atrium on Sunday. Questions?  Residents interested in applying to receive assistance may contact Rebuilding Frederick County at (240) 415-8728 or  RebuildingFrederick@gmail.com .


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