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

9:30am & 11:30am
"The Book That Changed America " & New Member Ritual
- The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg

Invite a Friend 
Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species was deeply influential on many of our Unitarian forebears, including Bronson Alcott, Henry David Thoreau, Charles Loring Brace, and Franklin Sanborn. Each of these figures seized on the book's assertion of a common ancestry for all creatures as a powerful argument against slavery, but some had difficulty aligning the new theory to their religious convictions. If you have a friend, family member, or colleague, who may be particularly interested in or annual Darwin Day service, invite them to join you on Sunday, February 10 when Rev. Carl will be preaching about "The Book That Changed  America." Our Intern Minister Megan will be liturgist; special music by Nick Int Veldt.

ThisSundayThis Sunday
   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. Sparks 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 3 (Room 113)
                  -  OWL Classes for Grades 4/5th (Room 124)
                  -  Friendly Forum:  February Split Plate Recipient: Able & Willing (Sanctuary)
                  -  RE Youth Group (Room 125)
                  -  Earth-centered Spirituality Service (Chapel)
  11:30 a.m. Late Sunday Service (Sanctuary)
Children 3rd-grade & younger sung to "Arts & Exploration" (Room 123)
  11:45 a.m. Teen Choir Rehearsal
  12:30 p.m. Atheists/Humanists/Agnostics Study Group (Room 113)

February Earth-centered Spirituality Service: Sunday, February 10th, 10:30 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 February meeting (led by Irene & Robyn). For more information, visit:   www.facebook.com/events/2164199866974141/

Friendly Forum: Sunday, 10:30 a.m. (Sanctuary)  February Split Plate Recipient: Discussion with the Able & Willing International Education Foundation in the Sanctuary. visit ableandwilling.org for more information.

In the Atrium this Sunday:

1. Fair Trade Sales
2. Animal Ministry Outreach and Diabetes UNDONE
3. UUCF Photo Directory

This Week

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

Feldenkrais with Katie : Fridays, 5:30 p.m. (Chapel) 

UUCF Book Club: Friday, February 8, 7:30 p.m. (Room 125)

Donation Yoga: Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. (Chapel)

Social Action Committee Meeting, Tuesday, February 12, 5:30 p.m. (Room 113) All are Welcome.

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

General Announcements

Inclement Weather Notices: 
are posted on our Homepage at
frederickuu.org regarding any delays and/or cancellations and closures. 

Have You Sent in a Photo for the new UUCF Photo Directory?  Now is the Time!

Please send one photo only of you and any other members of your family for the Photo
Directory. We have received dozens of photos, but we have a long way to go. If you or another family member did not receive an email request for a photo, please contact Bruce Fry, Administrator of the Directory, at clergyfinance@outlook.com or at 301-724-9303, with your name and email address.

Beginning this Sunday, February 10, and continuing on February 17 and 24, members and friends who do not prefer to send a picture by email can have their picture taken at UUCF. Photos will be taken between services and after the second service in the Atrium.

Looking for help with the UUCF Library! The recently-expanded UUCF Library is nearly ready for borrowing! We could use some help finishing up the shelving to match the online database and managing the library going forward (one hour per month once the library is up and running, at a guess). If you are interested in becoming one of our Library Mages, please drop Irene Glasse a line at  info@frederickcuups.com

UUCF Youth Choirs Seeking New Members: Would you like your child to learn to more about music and singing? Sign them up for one of the three Youth Choirs. We have groups for children from K-12th grades. Getting children to rehearsals is super easy because all groups rehearse on Sundays during the services. A sign-up table will be available between services in the atrium starting Feb. 17. See website for more info:   http://www.frederickuu.org/learn/Childrens_Choir.php or contact Deb Int Veldt at  musicdirector@frederickuu.org.

UUCF Budget Requests: Please email any budget requests to  treasurer@frederickuu.org no later than Sunday, March 3 for the July 2019 - June 2020 Congregational Year. 

Joys and Sorrows

Long-time member, John Ditman, is in need of transportation to/from UUCF each Sunday from the Adamstown area. Please contact John directly at 301-831-8280.


Religious Education News

A partnership of the Unitarian Universalist ("UU") Congregations of Frederick and Rockville 

When: Monday, June 24 - Friday, June 28, 2019 (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) 

Who: 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. 

What: The goal is for campers to experience connection and beloved community, and to practice peace, respect for the earth, and joyful living! 

Where: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick, 4880 Elmer Derr Rd, Frederick, MD 21703. (Directions available at  frederickuu.org/directions.) 

How much: $125 for 1 child & $106 for each additional child. (Email the Directors for scholarship information.) 

For more information and to register, visit: frederickuu.org/camp

Check out the Religious Education Calendar of Events for January thru May 2019.

Classes and Events
UUCF Book Club:  Friday, February 8, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.   (Room 125) . The book for discussion is  The Sparrow , by Mary Doria Russell. "At once thought-provoking and exciting, offering proof of its author's singular talents -- and of the continued vitality of science fiction as a genre of ideas."  (Baltimore City Paper).  See you there!

Retired UU Ladies Eating Out (RUULEO) will meet this Tuesday, Feb. 12. at 11:30 am at Wegman's for lunch and conversation. Come join  us. Call Marge 301-693-6195 if you need info.

Sip'nStitch Thursday, February 14, 6-ish pm:  Spend Valentine's evening by stitching (maybe something you're working on for a Valentine) plus spend the evening with friends who love you. Join other UUCF members while we sip and stitch, eat and talk and, of course, laugh and empathize with each other. Mary Kruhm's house, convene 6pm-ish, eat at 6:30. Email  writer@marybk.com  if you need directions or more info.

UUCF Coffeehouse and Open Mic: Saturday, February 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 -  Please check each month!).

Readings for Resistance & Resilience with Rev. Carl: Sunday, February 17 (Sanctuary) "The Other America" by The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (March 10, 1968) ( The Radical King , pp. 253-264)

February Full Moon Labyrinth Walk: Tuesday, February 19th, 6 - 8 pm, (Sanctuary).  Come enjoy the beauty and peace of the Labyrinth by the light of the full moon! The labyrinth will be illuminated from 6 - 8 pm. Everyone is welcome. During the cooler months, we take our Labyrinth practice indoors, and will be walking the Rainbow Seed Labyrinth, a canvas Classical-pattern Labyrinth. Please remember clean socks or slippers to walk the Labyrinth in. Recommended donation $5. For more information, visit:  www.facebook.com/events/364939767390153/

Women's Sharing Circle: Monday, February 25, 7:00 p.m. (Chapel) Women's Sharing Circle is a gathering of women and allies to share women's stories. Stories will not be discussed, questioned, or analyzed. The group will respond with words of acknowledgement, celebration, or support provided by the group leader. The purpose of the Women's Sharing Circle is to decrease burdens through sharing, to encourage solidarity and intimacy, and to uphold the power of community always. This gathering will be free. Julia Jones, life coach and UUCF member, facilitates the circle.

Kundalini Yoga & Meditation (All Levels): Wednesdays, beginning March 6, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Led by Stephanie Lynne. Donations requested of $10 - $20 (shared with UUCF).

Adopt-A-Road, Saturday, March 9, 9:00 a.m. (Sheds in the Parking Lot). 

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:  ilratfcc.com

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. 

DonationYogaDonation Yoga for Beginners:   January 8, 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 irene.glasse@gmail.com. Suggested Donation to UUCF: $5 per session.

  DaytimeMedDaytime 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. 

FeldenkraisFeldenkrais at UUCF: Moving to Fridays at 5:30 pm (Chapel) this 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:  brainbodymotion.com for more information.

UUBuddhistsUU 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 .

  Coming to UUCF this Spring: Diabetes UNDONE: Eight 90-minute sessions covering lifestyle factors that cause (and can reverse) diabetes, heart disease and obesity. Deborah Chielli, UUCF member and primary care nurse, nationally Board Certified in Lifestyle Medicine with a B.S. in Nutrition and Certification in Cornell's Plant-Based Nutrition program, will facilitate. Click here to down load the program's fact sheet. Deborah will be in the Atrium this Sunday, February 10th to answer questions regarding the program.

Dismantling Racism Team News

Local Events Celebrating the Black History of Frederick County:
African American History Fair, Saturday, February 9, 9 am - 12:30 pm, exhibits by AARCH. Guest speaker Patricia Washington-Geddes shares her book "Stolen Lives, Free Souls" Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 199 North Pl, Frederick.

In Carrie's Footprints: the Long Walk of Warren, Tuesday, February 12,  7 pm. Thurmont Library. Author Jack White and 99 year old Sykesville native Warren Dorsey share Mr. Dorsey's story of growing up under segregation and poverty to become a successful teacher, scientist and high school principal in Frederick County.

Growing up in Urbana, Wednesday, February 20, Urbana Library at 6:30 p.m. David Key, president of AARCH, shares memories of growing up in Urbana, followed by community conversation. 

Emerging Voices of African American Writers of Frederick , Saturday, February 23, 6:00 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 703 W. Patrick Street, Frederick.   Public reading of selected works by Valerie Jean, Damita Drayton Green & Elayne Bond Hyman, members of African American Writers of Frederick (aarchsociety@gmail.com)

African American Schools and Churches of Frederick County, Wednesday, February 27, 11:00 a.m. Walkersville Public Library. David Key, President of AARCH, and Historian Mary Harris will discuss the history and importance of the African American schools and churches of Frederick County. 



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Community News

Frederick School of Religion Spring Classes Announced! 
Mondays or Tuesdays, February 25-26 thru April 1-2. 

Day Time Instructor
No Fortune Cookies, Just Chinese Philosophy Mondays 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. R. Moreland
Building Your Ethics Mondays 1:00 p.m.to 3:00 p.m.  Rev. Carl Gregg
Henri Nouwen & A Spirituality of Living Mondays 7:00 p.m.to 9:00 p.m.  R. Glennon
Stress-proofing Your Mind Mondays 7:00 p.m.to 9:00 p.m.  B. O'Malley
Concepts of Jewish Theology, Practice & History Tuesdays 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. J. Hersh
Warrior God and Prince of Peace? Tuesdays 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. L. Eubanks
The Magnificat Tuesdays  1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. W. Wold
Geography: A Lens for Interpreting Jesus' Teachings Tuesdays 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. D. Cooney
Islam? Your Questions Tuesdays 7:00 p.m.to 3:00 p.m.  S. Haque

For more information, visit: www.frederickschoolofreligion.org/courses/

UUA GA Registration Opens March 1st!

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