Thursday, February 18, 2021
We join together to encourage spiritual growth, 
build a beloved community, and act for peace and justice.
Sunday, February 21

10:30 a.m. Sunday Service

"A Black Women’s History of the U.S.:
Past, Present, & Future"
Rev. Carl with Intern Minister Jen as liturgist


Special Music
Nick Int Veldt, Angela Bowden, Bill Bromfield, Jennifer Boise, Maryellen Rechen, Katharine Lillie, Bill Bates,
Arthur Cheerful Glover, Jeb Rechen, & Ralph Lillie

Please spread the word about our online Sunday Services
to anyone you know who may be interested.
(Zoom link available at frederickuu.org)

9:00 a.m. UU Buddhist Fellowship:
Group Meditation & Discussion:
(Zoom link available at frederickuu.org)
11:30 a.m. Virtual Coffee Hour
(Same Zoom Room as Sunday Service)

11:45 a.m. Friendly Forum:
"COVID-19 Vaccinations: Tips & Tricks"
(Zoom link also available at frederickuu.org)


3:00 p.m. Atheists/Humanists/Agnostics (AHA)
Discussion Group
(Zoom link available at frederickuu.org)


Regularly check our homepage for
the next 7 days of online opportunities:
General Announcements
Able & Willing: February's Split-plate Recipient
When, through Able & Willing, Puma built Myrt School in his home Democratic Republic of Congo, UUCF was one of his earliest supporters and he gave his first public presentations at our church. Starting from one classroom in 1995, the school has grown to PK-12 and a technical school that is consistently ranked the best in the region. The success of the school has completely transformed a quiet rural village lacking wells, sanitation facilities, electricity or schools into a bustling community. Under Puma’s determined leadership, the school supports the education of both boys and girls from families that can’t afford tuition and our help is much needed.
Art Quilters on the Edge!
Currently on Exhibit in the our online Blanche Ames Art Gallery!

Beautiful quilts, mug 'rugs' and
other quilted accessories.

Visit our Online Art Gallery here.
Grades 4/5 OWL AT HOME
March 21st-May 23rd

Comprehensive Sexuality Education Class- Our Whole Lives (OWL), at Home for Grades 4/5 will be a class designed for for families, where the parents will serve as your child's sexuality educator. You will be provided weekly lessons to go over with your child as well as regular check ins and support by the Director of Religious Education and OWL facilitator, Nichole Hodges-Abbasi. There is a required Parent Orientation on March 7th from 4:00-5:30pm.
Joys & Sorrows

UUCF friend and choir member, Amber Legowik, needs housing for herself and her (indoor) kitties, near Shepherdstown, WV. Amber is completing her degree at Shepherd University. She can pay up to $200/month. If you have any leads, please contact Amber at amberlegowik@gmail.com
Upcoming February Events with the Frederick Covenant of UU Pagans (FCUUPS)
 
Legends Lodge Tavern, Friday, February 19 at 7pm, Join us for an evening of myth and community at Legends Lodge! The Lodge is a place to gather with friends for the sharing of stories from our faith paths. You’re welcome to listen or to share! This month’s theme is ‘The Origin of Things’ (how the Sun got in the sky, where the raven found his voice, etc). Ancient and contemporary myths welcome. If you would like to tell a story, please plan to speak for no more than 10 minutes. The Lodge will take place on Zoom. Please email CUUPS@FrederickUU.org for the Zoom link. Recommended donation is $5. Facebook event here.   

An Introduction to Kemet, Wednesday, February 24, 7pm  
Kemet is the original name of the lands that we now call Egypt. Join Lady Amber Dawn for a discussion on what made Egypt the dark, mysterious and wonderful lands that we know of! She will discuss the rise and fall of Kemet, its people including the historical Moors, the original Black people, the customs, the dress and the religion of the Kemetians and Moors! This class will be presented on Zoom. Please email CUUPS@FrederickUU.org for the Zoom link. Recommended donation for class is $10. Facebook event here.  
 
Frederick CUUPS Witching Hour, Friday, February 26, 7pm
Join members of the Frederick CUUPS community for an informal hangout and check-in. Depending on how many people drop in, we’ll either stay in one big Zoom or use break-out rooms. So, grab your beverage or snack of choice and zoom in for a Witching Hour. Email CUUPS@FrederickUU.org for the Zoom link. Facebook event here
 
Full Moon Divination Circle, Saturday, February 27, 7pm
Join Heather and the Frederick CUUPS Community on Full Moon nights at 7 PM Eastern for a Divination Circle! This facilitated open discussion circle is an opportunity for the FCUUPS community to meet up and exchange ideas and techniques surrounding the different types of divination we all use.  Facebook event here. Please email CUUPS@frederickuu.org for the Zoom link.

All are welcome! 
Community News
Is your congregation ready to take a new step in changing white supremacy culture? Want to learn what your fellow congregations are working on, and how you might apply it at home?

Join a continent of UUs as we explore next steps in creating Beloved UU Communities
On Your Own:

Watch compelling video TED-talk style testimonials from selected congregations around the continent sharing their learnings, hopes and next steps in their quest for racial equity in their congregations

Together on February 27:
  • Worship featuring Lea Morris ~ Workshops ~ Caucusing
  • With plenty of breaks
  • 12n-9p 9Eastern)

Youth need to have permission forms signed before they can attend.

Cost is a sliding scale fee of your choosing: $20/30/40/50, based on your assessment of your ability to pay. Those who pay at the two highest levels are making a donation to help those in financial need for this event. (This is one way we try to build the Beloved Community!) If you are part of a congregational team of three or more, please pay the lowest fee.

Workshops Include:
  • Prework - Congregational Testimonial Videos about work they are doing.
  • Uprooting White Supremacy inherent in Covenant Building with Natalie Briscoe, Cameron Young, Christine Purcell
  • Covenant, Evil and Labor: A Preface of Welcome for Young Folx of Color with Sara Green, Tyler Coles, Sana Saeed, Jaidyn Bryan, Rev. Stevie Carmody, Micaela Lattimer
  • Congregational paths to address both Climate Crisis and Systemic Oppression with Rev. Karen Brammer
  • Now What? For Congregations with 25% or more BIPOC members with Rev. Erica Baron
  • Staying the Course - Navigating Pushback, Fatigue, and Reactivity in Dismantling White Supremacy with Hilary Allen
  • Leading Anti-racism In Our Congregations As Black, Indigenous, and People of Color with Rev. Sunshine Wolfe. Offered in both workshop slots.
  • There’s an Elephant in the Room: How to Have Difficult Conversations in Church with Rev. Tandi Rogers. Offered in both workshop slots.
  • The 8th Principle with Paula Cole Jones. Offered in both workshop slots.
  • Organizing for Liberation: Developing an Organizing Strategy Rooting in Anti-Racism with Rev. Michael Crumpler and Organizing Strategy Team
  • Imani Ritual with Ayanna Kafi Stringer and Rev. Duncan E Teague
  • Foundations of Community Building with Shannon Harper
  • The Congregation of Our Dreams with Janice Marie Johnson
  • Song Writing with Lea Morris
CONVERSATIONS ON RACE AND FILM
A Long Long Way
Tuesday, March 2, 7pm
Join us for the 2021 virtual Long Long Way Film Series, in partnership with Baylor University, the March on Washington Film Festival and the Austin Film Festival. We'll be exploring the themes of race in three legendary films: Black Panther, Casablanca and Crash. Register now »
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