Thursday, September 5, 2019
We join together to encourage spiritual growth, 
build a beloved community, and act for peace and justice.
 Sunday, September 8
9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
" How to be 10% Happier”
The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg
with Jen Raffensperger, our new Intern Minister, as liturgist and special music by our returning Adult Choir with Nick Int Veldt and as accompanist.

Spread the word & Invite a Friend!

This Sunday

We return to our Two-Service Sunday format this Sunday with identical services at 9:30 am and 11:30 am.

We all have a voice in our head. It can cause to lose our temper, check our email compulsively, eat when we’re not hungry, or fixate on the past and future at the expense of the present. But modern neuroscience is confirming that there are techniques that can help rewire our brains and contribute to increased calm and focus. If you have a friend, family, member or colleague is who may be particularly interested in this topic, invite them to join you at UUCF on Sunday, September 8, when Rev. Carl will be preaching on “How to Be 10% Happier.” Special Music by the UUCF Adult Choir with our new Intern Minister Jen Raffensperger as Liturgist. (Arrive a few minutes early if you can, the Prelude often starts a few minutes before the service start times.)

Also this Sunday:

OWL Orientation (Grades 7-9) : 9:00 a.m. (Chapel)

Friendly Forum: 10:30 a.m September Split-plate Recipient: I Believe in Me, Inc. - Discussion led by Lisa Bromfield, Aje Hill, and Chloe Nichols (room 113)

Earth-centered Service: 10:30 a.m. (Chapel) Our Earth-centered Spirituality Group meets on the 2nd Sunday of each month in the Chapel. 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 September meeting.

OWL K1 Orientation : 11:30 a.m. (Room 120/Chapel)

Auction Volunteers Meeting: 11:30 a.m. (Rooms 123/124)

Atheists/Humanists/Agnostics (AHA): 12:30 p.m. (Room 113) Generalized discussion of atheism. All are welcome join in the discussion or to simply listen!

Sunday School Teachers/Assistants NEEDED for 2019-2020!
There is NO BETTER WAY to make a lasting impact on our UU future, or learning more deeply about your own UU identity than volunteering in Religious Education!  Teachers and assistants needed!!  Please fill out the form if you are interested in being a Sunday School teacher or assistant for the 2019-2020 school year. We ask for a commitment 2x per month September-May during the middle hour. All of our teachers and assistants must be background checked and screened. Thank you for considering, Nichole will be in touch with you!

Joys and Sorrows

Childcare/babysitting needed: Ed and Dorothea Mordan have need for childcare/babysitting for their 19 month old grandson. Please call Dorothea 443-980-9363 or Ed 301-471-1359 or email Dorothea  for details.

UUCF Friend, Ken, needs transportation on Sundays to/from the Martinsburg Area. Contact Ken at: ( ) 304-616-1561.
This Week's Activities at UUCF:
UU Buddhists Group Meditation Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. (Chapel)

UUCF Board of Trustees Meeting: 7:30 p.m. (Rooms 113/115).

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

Dismantling Racism Team Meeting: Monday, September 9, 6:00 p.m. (Room 125)

UUCF Finance Committee Meeting: Monday, September 9, 7:30 p.m. (Room 124)

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

Retired UU Ladies Eating Out (RUULEO): Tuesday, September 10, Wegman's Food Lounge.

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

Next Thursday, September 12: Sip'n Stitch, 6pm-ish returns to Mary Bowman Kruhm's home,

Next Friday, September 13: UUCF Book Club , 7:30 p.m. The UUCF book club will meet on Friday, September 13, at 7:30 PM at the home of Diana Pitcher, 6893 Crabapple Ct, Frederick, 719-633-3264, . We will discuss the book  Walking the Nile  by Levison Wood. It is an account of his journey from the headwaters of the Nile in Rwanda, walking through 6 nations, 4,000 miles, to the Mediterranean in Egypt. Join us for another lively discussion. RSVP to Diana if you are coming.
General Announcements
Update on the Air Conditioning at UUCF: We've met with five contractors who agreed to provide bids; we have received 2 and are awaiting bids from the remaining 3 this week or, at the latest, next week. The UUCF Board of Trustees meets this Thursday and will discuss recommendations from the Finance Committee for financing the work.

Adult OWL: Have you ever wished to explore the Our Whole Lives curriculum from an adult perspective? “Using values, communication skills and spirituality as starting points, this program explores sexuality issues for adults of all ages.” Sabrina Smith and Renee Wimer are gauging interest to explore the possibility of bringing the OWL Adult curriculum to our community. Contact Sabrina  or Renee  for more information.

Circle of Life Cooperative Preschool currently has two openings: one each in the three- and five-day classes for three and four year olds. For more information, please contact Sarah Dimiceli at .

Women's Circle at UUCF: Help us create a space in which we can support each other and speak from our own experiences without fear of judgement, unsolicited advice or commentary. This is not a therapy group but a circle of mutual support. Contact Sabrina Smith at Monthly Circles begin Monday, September 16, 7:00 p.m. (Chapel).
September Events
With the return of September, we've got lot's going on this month with our regular list of classes and events on-going. Click here to see what is happening throughout the month!
Updates to our Annual UUCF Auction

This year’s UUCF Auction is on November 2nd. 

The Theme is Halloween 2 .
Costumes are encouraged.

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

If you would like to learn more about Auction set-up and help-out for these year’s Auction, please join us on Sunday September 8 after the second service in room 124.

This Year’s Menu is Homemade Chili, Cornbread + Salad.
If you have a favorite Chili or Cornbread recipe that you would like to make, contact Nancy Roblin:

Also needed: 6’ Tables and Card Tables. If you have one or more to lend, contact Andy Celmer .

Ticket sales will start September 22nd. Be on the lookout for details in special Auction announcements. 
Upcoming Community News & Events
“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.