Thursday, June 25, 2020
We join together to encourage spiritual growth, 
build a beloved community, and act for peace and justice.
Sunday, June 28
***10:00 a.m.*** to 11:00 a.m.

UUCF Joins UUA Sunday Service
NOTE: Start time is 30 minutes earlier than usual

We will join 1,000 UU congregations & 100,000 UUs for a collective Sunday Service that reaches across the globe as part of the Unitarian Universalist Association's annual General Assembly:
  • Connect through either UUA Livestream or YouTube. (These links are also in the usual place on the righthand side of our homepage,, so that you can find them easily Sunday morning.)
  • Theme: These are uncertain and volatile times that call us to work toward collective liberation while also tending to our spiritual needs. How do we ready ourselves for what is being asked of us? How do we keep moving even when we don’t feel ready?
  • Special Music: 160-member virtual GA Choir

Feel free to spread the word about our online Sunday Service to anyone you know who may be interested. We had more than 200 devices logged in last Sunday, and we have room for up to 500 participants in our Zoom Room. (In many cases, more than one person is watching each device, so thank you to everyone joining our online Sunday Services!)

  • 11:15 a.m. UUCF Virtual Coffee hour with Rev. Debrief the UUA Sunday Service: What was it like to be part of General Assembly along with thousands of other Unitarian Universalists? What were the part(s) that resonated with you the most? And why? What new insight, practice, or perspective are you most excited about sharing or bringing back to UUCF?

To discover the growing number of
UUCF activities that are accessible online,
regularly check our UUCF homepage,
which we will keep updated daily
with a rolling list of the
next seven days of online opportunities:
Upcoming Classes & Events at UUCF
(for additional and ongoing events, please visit: )

Book Discussion Series: White Fragility , Wednesdays beginning July 1,   7:00-8:30 p.m. UUCF’s Dismantling Racism Team will host a discussion series around the book  White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism,  by Robin DiAngelo. We’ll take the book in sections, discussing a couple of chapters each week. For Week 1, read through Chapter 1, which   includes Forward, Author’s Note, and Introduction. (Zoom link available at

Like many anti-racism books,  White Fragility  may be out of stock, but you can   buy an e-copy for any device   (phone, tablet, laptop, computer) using Amazon’s free Kindle app, available for download here
Questions? Contact

The  UUCF Book Group is currently meeting via Zoom on the second Friday of the month at 7:30pm. If you are not currently on the email distribution for the book group, please send an email to Jane Hufstedler, , and she will add you to the distribution. It is only through email that you will have the link to join the Zoom room. 

This month's book (July 10) is A Drop of Midnight  by Jason Diakite. It is the new biography by the world-renowned Hip-Hop artist, Jason “Timbuktu” Diakité. The memoir is a vivid and intimate journey through his own and his family’s history – from South Carolina slavery to twenty-first-century Sweden.

We hope to see you soon!
Joys & Sorrows

  • UUCF member Sabrina Smith had an emergency appendectomy last night, and is coming home from the hospital today/Thursday. She could use some support with lunches & dinners for at least the next week. For more details on how to sign-up to help, visit
Available Resources for This Time

  • The Latest Pastoral Care Message from Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, UUA President may be read here.

  • Resources for UUCF members & friends during physical distancing, available here. (We're keep this list updated, so check back periodically--and feel free to share with others who may need it.)

General Announcements

#UUAGA (Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly):  This Wednesday June 24 - Sunday, June 28, join more than 4,000 UUs who have signed up to participate in this year’s virtual GA. Details at
Community News
Sunday, June 28 at 1:00pm, the Frederick Chapter of Moms Demand Action will hold its membership meeting and we'd like to ask you to help us spread the word!  
As we move toward the Fall, our work will pick up speed and we'll need our entire community to come out to help us win the fight to end gun violence. This virtual meeting will give attendees the opportunity to glimpse all the different ways they can make an impact on this issue at the local level.  
We ask that each person RSVP here: 
Here is a summary of last weekend's days of action by the Poor People's Campaign.

  • FocusWhite Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo. 
  • When: Tuesday, July 7, 7- 8 pm. Zoom link:
  • Facilitator: The Rev. Dr. Barbara Kershner Daniel, pastor of the large UCC congregation downtown that UUCF has often partnered with for social justice actions. 
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