Thursday, October 3, 2019
We join together to encourage spiritual growth, 
build a beloved community, and act for peace and justice.
 Sunday, October 6
9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
" What's Fair? Who Decides?”
The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg
with Renée Wimer as Liturgist
with special music by Adult Choir and Nick Int Veldt.
 Spread the word & Invite a Friend!

This Sunday

As societies become both more multicultural and more interconnected globally, how do we determine what is just, what is deserved, and what is needed? If you have a friend, family, member or colleague is who may be particularly interested in this topic, then invite them to join you at UUCF on Sunday, October 6, when Rev. Carl will be preaching about “What’s Fair? Who Decides?." Special music by the UUCF Choir. (Arrive a few minutes early if you can, the Prelude often starts a few minutes before the service start times.)

Also this Sunday:

Friendly Forum: 10:30 a.m (room 113) Soapbox Sunday: bring a topic on a 3x5 index card to share with the group to discuss.

Art Show Opening:   Our own Maureen Boyle is the next featured Blanche Ames Gallery artist. Her show, “The Nature Element,” opens with a reception and artist’s talk this Sunday, October 6 from 12:30-2:00 p.m. The show runs through October 27. The Gallery is open for visiting Tuesdays thru Thursdays 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. For other days/times, please call 301-473-7680.

Visit the UUCF Fair Trade Display every Sunday! Gas, Store, and Gift Cards: You can support UUCF when you shop, buy gas or eat in a restaurant. Visit the Fair Trade Coffee and Chocolate display any Sunday morning. Check out the variety of cards that can be ordered. UUCF receives a percentage of the value of every card purchased. You can pay with cash or check. In the future, we hope to take credit cards.
This Week's Activities at UUCF:
UU Buddhists Group Meditation Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. (Chapel)

Heathen Blót: Friday, October 4, 7:45 pm (sanctuary)

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

UUCF Safety & Security Team Meeting: Tuesday, October 8, 11:00 a.m. (room 113)

Visual Arts Committee Meeting: Tuesday, October 8, 1:00 p.m. (room 113)

The Artist's Way with Rev. Carl : begins Tuesday, October 8, 7:00 p.m. (Chapel)

Daytime Meditation Group: Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m. (Chapel)
General Announcements
UUCF Youth Choirs Start in October: Now is a good time to sign your child up for one of the UUCF Youth Choirs. The Sparks Choir is for children in grades K-2; The Chalice Choir is for children in grades 3-6, and the Teen Choir is for children in grades 7-12. Please contact Music Director, Deb Int Veldt , for more information.

Chalice Lighters Wanted for Sunday Services!  We're looking for children and youth to take part in worship by lighting the Chalice. If your child would like to be a part of this ritual on Sunday mornings, please sign up here:

Serve Meals as Asbury:  Asbury United Methodist (101 West All Saints St.) is one of the oldest African-American churches in Frederick with roots dating back to 1818. They have asked for our help to serve free meals (spending no more than ~$50) on 2nd Tuesdays to people in need with the goal of connecting recipients with various different community service agencies. For details or to sign-up, visit .

Flower Memorials for October 27 Samhain : The Pagan holiday, Samhain, is a time to welcome in the harvest and usher in the "dark half of the year". It is a time when those who have passed on to another realm are honored. If you would like to honor someone with a memorial bouquet, the Flower Guild is accepting donations to decorate the sanctuary on Sunday, October 27th. Please see Cheryl O'Brien or Nancy Roblin after services for more information or go to  before October 20. Your memorial will be listed in the order of service.
October Classes & Events
October Classes & Events begin soon. Click here to see what is happening throughout the month!
Updates to our Annual UUCF Auction

UUCF's Annul Auction Saturday, November 2 at 5pm. 

Theme : Halloween 2--
costumes encouraged!

The Auction is open for Donations! 
Go to and click on the donation button!

Tickets on Sale NOW - $10 every Sunday in the Atrium. 
Not sure about Child Care yet, will update soon.

This year, we will serve finger-foods. If you would like to help, please contact Nancy Roblin:

Also needed: 6’ Tables and Card Tables. If you have one or more to lend, contact Andy Celmer .
Upcoming Community News & Events
"The Artist’s Way: Discovering/Recovering Your Creative Self" with Rev. Carl:   Tuesdays, starting October 8, 7:00 - 8:30pm (Chapel). Prior to the first class, please read the Introductory material (everything prior to “Week One”) in either  The Artist’s Way  or  The Complete Artist's Way  (the latter of which includes the full trilogy in one volume). Sign up in the atrium or email .

The UUCF Book Club will meet on Friday, October 11, in room 125 at UUCF. We will discuss the book  Where the Crawdads Sing  by Delia Owens, " an exquisite ode to th e natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder." Come join us!

Meditation/Yoga (or Meditation-only) Mini-Retreat with Carrie Dennison and Rev. Carl, Saturday, October 12 (Sanctuary): $20 in advance / $25 at door. We offer adjustments to be as accessible as possible for all bodies.) To register or for more details, visit
Frederick County Sheriff Jenkins has invited members of the Hate Group FAIR to Frederick County for a rally in Baker Park to support him and his policies. This action is an egregious assault on our community and the values of Frederick, as a welcoming place for all.

We ask you to join us in condemning this and exposing it for what it is—a white supremacist rally for our sheriff. We must stand in solidarity against injustice and white supremacy and say to our Sheriff "Hate is NOT WELCOME HERE!"

On Sunday, October 6th from 2:00-3:30pm, join us, and our affiliates from across the region, to drown out racism and fear-mongering with a show of solidarity for and celebration of our immigrant community. Details of this event are coming soon! "Like" our Facebook Page here to learn more .

ACTIONS you can take TODAY:
1) Write a Letter to the editor expressing your concerns over the sheriff bringing a Hate Group to Frederick to support him.
2) Contact the Frederick County Council, County Executive, Mayor, and Board of Alderman, to issue official statements condemning the Sheriff for bringing Hate Groups to Frederick. Their emails are: , , , , , , ,
3) SHARE this information widely and SHOW UP to our event to counter hate on Oct. 6th!
“Into the woods I go – to lose my mind and find my soul.”  John Muir  
The Multifaith Alliance of Climate Stewards (MACS) of Frederick County joins people of all faiths to raise awareness about the climate crisis and host educational and direct action events. Email  to add your name to our contact list to learn more about upcoming events and new ways to act for climate justice.
HVAC Units have arrived at UUCF!
Installation begins Wednesday, October 2!