Thursday, April 11, 2019
We join together to encourage spiritual growth, 
build a beloved community, and act for peace and justice.
 Sunday, April 14
9:30am & 11:30am
"The Wizard & the Prophet:
Dueling Visions for Justice on Earth”
-The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg
with special music by Nick Int Veldt
and Intern Minister, Megan Mathieson as Liturgist

Spread the word & Invite a Friend!
This Sunday
Prophets warn us to “cut back!”—that using more than our planet has to give is leading us to ruin. Wizards (techno-optimists) urge us to innovate our way to a better future on our increasingly crowded Earth. If you know of a friend, family member, or colleague who may be particularly interested in our annual Earth Day service, invite them to join you at UUCF on Sunday, April 14, when Rev. Carl will be preaching on "The Wizard & the Prophet: Dueling Visions for Justice on Earth.” Special music by Nick Int Veldt. Our Intern Minister Megan Mathieson will be our liturgist. (Arrive a few minutes early if you can, the Prelude often starts a few minutes before the service start times.) Also, if you are able,  please bring a flower (or a bouquet!) to UUCF this Sunday, April 14 when we’ll be celebrating the annual UU ritual of Flower Communion  at both services.


Spring Bike Maintenance and Bike Donation Clinic, 
Sunday, April 14, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
Bring your bike(s) and let’s get ready for a season of outdoor exploration, exercise and mindful transportation. We’ll help you change tubes and replace tires, adjust brakes and shifters, lube chains, and do other light repairs. Even if we can’t fix it on the spot, we’ll give you some ideas on how to get that bike running smoothly again.
We are also collecting unused/unwanted bikes for donation to Bikes for the World . They are a great non-profit from Baltimore that collects bikes from all over the country and ships them mainly to third world countries for people needing transportation. They ask for a $10 donation with each bike to cover processing and shipping.

Please RVSP ahead of time so we can prepare to Seth Pollack and Kevin Lynn at uucfbikes@gmail.com !
This Week's Activities:
Tonight! Sip'n Stitch: 6:00 pm-ish, Mary Bowman-Kruhm's home.

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

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

UUCF Book Club :  Friday, April 12, 2019, at 7:30  pm in room 125 at UUCF. The book for discussion is  The Swerve  by Stephen Greenblatt.

Heathen Blót: Friday, April 12, 7:45 p.m. (Chapel)

Climate Change Working Group: Saturday, April 13, 10:00 a.m. (Room 113)
Diabetes UNDONE: Saturday, April 13, 9:30 a.m. (Room 124)

Celebration of Life for Dick Menzer: Saturday, April 13, 2:00 p.m. (Sanctuary)

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

Effort & Ease Yoga:  Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. (Chapel)

Black Mirror Class with Rev. Carl: begins Tuesday, April 15, 7:00 p.m. (Room 113)

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

Donation Kundalini Yoga:   Wednesdays, March 6, 6:00 p.m. (Chapel)

Spring Labyrinth Cleanup: Thursday, April 18, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Please bring garden tools to help clear off and tidy the labyrinth courtyard. The best tool for clearing the bricks is a string trimmer - please bring one if you have it.
General Announcements
Split-Plate Nominations:  Use our online form ( frederickuu.org/splitplate ) to nominate a deserving non-profit organization for consideration as a split-plate recipient (half of UUCF's offering plate donations on a Sunday). Deadline is Sunday, April 28. 

Congregational Conversation on UUA Common Read:   On Sunday, April 21, join Rev. Carl in the sanctuary for a Congregational Conversation on the book,   Justice on Earth: People of Faith Working at the Intersections of Race, Class, and the Environment,  which is this year's recommended book for all UUs to read, discuss, and act on. You are welcome to attend whether or not you have read the book, but please read in advance if possible. Available wherever books are sold.

Interfaith Passover Seder : Saturday, April 27, 5-8pm at Calvary United Methodist (131 West 2nd St., Frederick). Suggested Donation of $15 through Eventbrite at  frederickuu.org/seder . (Limited to 150 participants.) Sponsored by Kol Ami, UUCF, Evangelical Reformed United Church of Christ, and Calvary United Methodist.

UUCF’s Leadership Development Team (formerly known as the Nominating Committee) is seeking members interested in serving on the Board of Trustees, Endowment Committee, and Leadership Development Team for 2019-2021. Please contact a Team member (Betsy Bainbridge, Bob Clegg, Scarlet Fannin, Phyllis Liddell, or Carol Topchik) if you are interested in serving in one of these capacities.

UUMAC 2019:   This as a (hopefully) gentle reminder to register for UUMAC before 15 April, for the Early Bird Discount. Only half the payment is due at early registration.   http://www.uumac.org/wordpress/retreat/registration-payment/registration/. FYI: It does take several (about 20) minutes to get through the whole process...If you need assistance, Ann Andrex or Ashley Lynn are both glad to lend a hand or a shoulder, or whatever, to guide you a long the way.
  Early bird REGISTRATION ( http://bit.ly/2EmhbGn )  ends April 15! 
Religious Education News

The April RE Newsletter is available here for all the latest news!
 
Joys and Sorrows

This Saturday, April 13, 2:00 p.m. Celebration of Life for Dick Menzer . (Sanctuary) Potluck reception to follow. Please bring a potluck dish to share (finger-food only, labeled with ingredients) to honor long-time member, Dick's memory.
Suggestions from our Dismantling Racism Team (DRT) for April Racial Justice Activities

From Friendly Forum this Sunday, to documentaries you can stream on TV, to local music and other events to join in with your family, there's a lot happening this month around the subject of Racial Justice. Download the list here .
April's Classes & Events
Spring is Here! Here's What's Happening in April:
We have a new art show, classes, concerts, full-moon labyrinth walks, community as well as other events, click the link below to see what's going on at UUCF in April: