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

Sunday, September 16 
9:30am & 11:30am
"Gershom Scholem, Jewish Mysticism,  & the Kabbalah"
- The Rev. Carl Gregg

Invite a Friend
The Fourth of our UU Six Sources reminds us to draw wisdom from Jewish teachings, and on Sunday, September 16, Rev. Carl will be preaching about "Gershom Scholem, Jewish Mysticism, & the Kabbalah." If you have a friend, family, member or colleague is who may be particularly interested in this topic, please invite them to join you at UUCF. Special music provided by Nick Int Veldt along with a preview performance by Odara.

This 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: 
                  - Religious Education (classrooms)
                  - UU Buddhist Fellowship Group Meditation and Discussion Group                      (Chapel)
                  - Friendly Forum: 'Anonymous' Op-ed' Discussion (Room 113)
                  - UU Parents' Orientation Meeting (Sanctuary)
11:30 a.m. Late Service (Sanctuary)
 Children 3rd-grade & younger sung to "Arts & Exploration" (Room 123)
12:40 p.m. Atheists/Humanists/Agnostics Study Group (Room 124).

Friendly Forum: Sunday, 10:30 a.m. (Room 113) The Anonymous Op Ed - Heroics, Cowardice, or - What? We've chosen the following links to represent a broad spectrum of response. We invite you to bring your own as well:
UU Parents' RE Orientation Meeting: 10:30 a.m. (Sanctuary): Parents of children in Religious Education are invited to this orientation on all things 'RE' at UUCF this year!

Atheists/Humanists/Agnostics (AHA) Study Group: Sunday, 12:40 p.m. (Room 124) AHA Study Group will discuss Madeline Albright's Fascism - a Warning.  We will ask the question: "similarities to organized religion and 'cults'?"

Celebration of Life for Turner Stokes: Sunday, 1:30 p.m (Sanctuary) Please join us to remember long-time member Turner Stokes. Bring a potluck dish (ingredients labeled) to share along with all our stories of Turner!

This Week

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

Sip'n Stitch: Thusday, 6:00 p.m. Mary Bowman-Kruhm's home.

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

UUCF Book Club: Friday, 7:30 p.m. Kathleen & Zakir Bengali's home

Frederick CUUPS Pagan Pride Day: Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (UUCF Building & Grounds)

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

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

Daytime Meditation Group: Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m. (Wed, Sept 19th only: Rev. Carl's Office)

General Announcements

Attention Parents: Please be sure to fill out the RE class registration form (link is below) by September 8th so that we have an idea of who to expect in each class. Nichole will send more information about our class schedule later.  In the interim, we need to get our registration process started.   https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSesWxKAAo5S-Kdf-zdUb9YEjG2DRVZSk3vEMnFN6OPKB1RYYg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Religious Education News

Dear UUCF Families and Friends, 

I'm looking forward to a terrific year in Religious Education at UUCF!  Please check out our Religious Education Brochure offerings as well as our RE Calendar of Events on our website.  Programming began September 9th during the middle hour and we will have a Parent Orientation during the middle hour this Sunday, September 16th. Let me know if you have any questions!

In Community,

Joys and Sorrows

Reminder: Celebration of Life for Turner Stokes, Sunday, September 16, 1:30 p.m. Please join us to remember long-time member Turner Stokes. Bring a potluck dish (ingredients labeled) to share along with all our stories of Turner!

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

Feldenkrais at UUCF: Fall Session has returned! 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.

Sip'nStitch: Thursday, September 13, 6-ish pm returns to Mary Kruhm's 
home at Homewood on September 13, 6:30pm and continue during fall and winter the second Thursday of each month. Please bring potluck dish to share if possible and enjoy talk, laughter, drinks and food, and even a little stitchery (knit, crochet, sewing, needlepoint, whatever) if you wish.

UUCF Book Club, Friday, September 14, 7:30 pm Each month members and friends meet to enjoy refreshments, each other, and discuss a book of choice. Even if you have not read the monthly discussion book, you will be able to join in and chat with this friendly group. September's book sounds interesting: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeymoon. We'll meet at Kathleen and Zakir Bengali's house, 5120 Doubs Rd, Adamstown. The parking is tight around their house, so if you know anyone who is going to the book club, please carpool with them. For questions, Kathleen"s number is 301-874-2519.

"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.

Rev. Carl Teaching at Frederick Community College's "Institute for Learning in Retirement": "What Did Jesus Really Say & Do?" Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. September 18 - October 23. Description: Forty years passed from Jesus's death to when the first surviving Christian Gospel was written. Moving chapter-by-chapter through the Gospel of Mark, 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

Music Box Concert Series - September Event: Willie Barry and the Chaperones with special guests, our own, Kindred Crow, Saturday, September 22, 7:00 p.m. (Sanctuary).  Willie Barry's band covers a wide range of musical genres, including traditional classic country music and rockabilly to provide a ROCKIN' FUN evening with something for everyone. Kindred Crow is a Pagan Folk project providing an acoustic journey through mystery, magic, myth, and mirth: a little bit Celtic, a little bit Tribal, and a ton of fun. The concert will be "cafe style" so BYO beverages and food - so come and ENJOY! Advance ticket sales here.

Meditation/Yoga Mini-Retreat with Irene Glasse & Carl Gregg: Saturday, September 29 9am-Noon, Sanctuary, $15 in advance / $20 at door. Please contact instructors at ( minister@frederickuu.org) in advance if accommodations needed; we will offer adjustments to be as accessible as possible.) To register or for more details, visit frederickuu.org/retreat.

Odara: A Celebration of Women's Voices in Song. Saturday, September 29, 7:30 p.m. or Sunday, September 30, 3:00 p.m. (Sanctuary). Enjoy the beauty, drama and feminine magic of the voice for a recommended donation of $15.  Proceeds benefit the UUCF.  A selection of Odara performers and music will be making an appearance at the first Open Mic night of the season Saturday, September 8th, from 7 - 9:30 p.m. at UUCF.

Conflict Resolution Workshop: Friday, October 5-Sunday, October 7 (UUCF): 
  • Learn tools for resolving everyday conflicts
  • Avoid the added pain of expressing angry words that go beyond the issue at hand and further wound others and ourselves.
  • Practice a method for expressing our heartfelt needs and wants, find common ground, and move forward from seemingly incompatible points of view. 
  • Cost: $50: This fee includes coffee/tea & snacks throughout the weekend, a light dinner Friday night, lunch and dinner on Saturday, and a small donation to UUCF for use of the building. Enrollment limited to 20. 
  • To register, visit frederickuu.org/conflictresolution.

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. 

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 News

JOIN US! RRUUC GOTV & 5TH PRINCIPLE PROJECT: Saturday, September 22, 10:00 am to 1:30 pm. River Road UU Congregation has partnered with the MD/Poor People's Campaign and Do The Most Good to lead a nonpartisan Democracy Bootcamp. Participants will learn skills that can enable and support our democracy. Ashwani Jain, former White House staffer, will be the keynote speaker, along with Danielle Blocker from the MD/Poor People's Campaign. Learn from Organizers How to Take Effective Actions with interactive learning stations. We have have a role in maintaining our democracy.

Contact: Vonna Heaton ( Faith-in-Action22@comcast.net ) 240-472-8711

Movie Night:   HAPPENING -- A Clean Energy Revolution : Friday, September 28, 6:30 p.m. (Room 113/115).

Dismantling Racism Team News

Upcoming UUCF and Community Events:
  • Sept 15, Sat. - 1:15 pm: " The Tale of the Lion" ,  wisdom from African American Elders in Frederick County.  Free, register at  www.Weinbergcenter.org. Sponsored by AARCH, African American Resources - Cultural & History Society.
  • Sept. 17, Mon. - 6:30 pm SURJ Frederick meeting, Showing up for Racial Justice, at Dublin Roasters. Visit their FB page
  • 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
  • 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 Antoniewicz c) 301-606-9235,  ecacres@comcast.net

Other UU-related resources:
on Facebook :  Are UU Awake, Allies for Racial Equity (ARE), Black Lives of UU, UUs and the New Jim Crow, UUs and the Poor Peoples Campaign

Save the Date:

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

Community News

This Saturday: 

Democracy Bootcamp at River Road UU: Saturday, September 22, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. How can you better participate in democracy? All are invited to this non-partisan training, led by  Do The Most Good and  The Poor People's Campaign. Reflect on your individual story about why voting and democracy are important to you then choose three (3) 30-min interactive workshops:
  • Making the Call: Phone Banking 101
  • Doorstep Conversations: Canvassing 101
  • Fill in the Blanks: Register New Voters
  • Social Media 101: Fundamentals
  • Social Media 201: Amplify Your Message
  • Engaging and Supporting New Voters
Always open stations
  • Who's My Rep?
  • Postcards for Democracy
To register, or for more information, visit: 

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