Thursday, November 25, 2021
We join together to encourage spiritual growth, 
build a beloved community, and act for peace and justice.
This Sunday, November 28

10:30 a.m. Sunday Service:
both "in-person" (masks required inside) & "online" available
"In-person option": details here

"The End of Blue Boat Home - But Not Yet"
- Rev. M. Michael Morse
with Rev. Carl as liturgist

Special Music: Sea Raven Morse and Stephen Darnell

11:45 a.m. Friendly Forum: "Examining Unconscious Bias"
with Intern Minister Kathryn (Room 113 & Zoom): 

12:00 p.m. UU Progressive Christian Fellowship: Advent study of Unbelievable: Why Neither Ancient Creeds Nor the Reformation Can Produce a Living Faith Today by John Shelby Spong. Details here: https://uuma.zoom.us/j/93308402486?pwd=UWVpbDl6NHBla1NIamMweFZVMkRMQT09

3:00 p.m. Atheists/Humanists/Agnostics (AHA) Discussion Group:

Please spread the word
to anyone you know who may be interested in the above opportunities.

Check our homepage for
upcoming classes, events, and Zoom links:
Sunday, November 28

PreK-K (ages 2 and ½-5 years) Circle time, story and playground time DURING the service with Ms. Dawn. DRESS WARM!

1st-5th Grade Circle time, story and playground time DURING the service with Ms. Dawn. DRESS WARM!

Middle School Youth Group (grades 6-8) Online Meetup at 12:30pm-1:00pm Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/4951310602?pwd=ckVQR3lnWURPcy96UDduVUg wNVVIQT09 Meeting ID: 495 131 0602 Passcode: 5C2jCj

High School Youth Group (grades 9-12) In-person meeting after the service until 12:15pm in the chapel.
Joys & Sorrows

Carol Silkwood, 91, and former long-time member of UUCF passed away November 9, in Bethlehem, PA. You may read her obituary here.

Ellen Jacobs has requested meals (November 17 - December 13, 2021) following shoulder replacement surgery. Anne Garnett, who lives in nearby Adamstown, Maryland has offered to take any frozen food contributions to Ellen and John since they live in Shepherdstown, WV. To sign-up and for details be sure to click on the "read more" link under "Special Instructions” at mealtrain.com/trains/yvn831
Beware Fake Emails: There is another round of scam emails. The most important warning we can give you is that UUCF Staff will never ask you to send money, gift cards, etc. directly to one of us in a one-on-one way. Any email, text, or phone call making such an ask is fake. Our financial policies require that all donations go through official channels: the offering basket, the mail, or the "Give" page of our website, so that they are accounted for by our Treasurer and Bookkeeper.

For more information, here's a website the UUA put together about how to avoid phishing scams and other fake email gambits:

In addition, please consider adding two-factor authentication to your email accounts if you haven’t already:

More broadly, see "Secure Your Digital Life in 7 (Easy) Days," available at: nytimes.com/programs/digital-security.

Unfortunately these steps can't fully stop bad actors from creating fake email accounts using email relationships that can be grabbed from various sources regardless of how secure we keep our accounts. Hackers are getting more sophisticated every day. The best defense is to pause and look for warning signs before responding to any unsolicited email, especially if something feels "off" or "weird" about the message. In particular, be sure to look closely to notice if the email address is actually the correct email address of the purported sender or merely a close imitation with a fake label as the name.
General Announcements &
Upcoming Events

UUCF Office closed for the holiday: Wednesday, November 24 through Friday, November 26.

Join Us on Social Media! Did you know that UUCF is posting images about services and upcoming events on our social media outlets. If you use these platforms we invite you to check out UUCF at the following addresses:


Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening by Joseph Goldstein” with Rev. Carl: Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm on Zoom (weekly through December 14, 2021). New participants are welcome anytime. To sign-up for class and receive the Zoom link, email minister@frederickuu.org.

Connecting through Poetry Group: Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m. Join us for a weekly time of sharing, exploring a poem together, & open conversation: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6354394421 password: poetry.
The Blanche Ames Gallery is open for in-person visits: Barbara Kenny's 7th Solo Art Show. You may see the show at UUCF on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday mornings (9:00 a.m. to Noon) when UUCF is open or by appointment at BAGalleryappointment@gmail.com. Send name, phone #, date/time of desired appointment. You may also view the show virtually on the UUCF website and make purchases. Barbara’s show runs through January 2. Visit the Online Gallery here.
Anti-racism Book Group: There will be no meeting this Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving of the Braiding Sweetgrass book group. Our next meeting is Wed., December 1 at 7:00 p.m. Here’s the Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2544372955?pwd=VVBUNElZcWRMOG94dWhudnZDZyt6Zz09For Dec. 1, please read the remaining chapters of the section titled Planting Sweetgrass, through p. 63. This includes: The Gift of Strawberries; An Offering; Asters and Goldenrod; and Learning the Grammar of Animacy. And please come whether or not you’ve completed the reading! You’ll receive a second e-mail next week reminding you of the meeting date. Have a wonderful holiday!

UU Progressive Christian Fellowship: Advent Book Study of Unbelievable: Why Neither Ancient Creeds Nor the Reformation Can Produce a Living Faith Today by John Shelby Spong. Starting Sunday, November 28 at Noon in UUCF Sanctuary or Zoom. Discussion will focus on “Preface” and Parts 1 & 2 on “Setting the Stage” and “Stating the Problem” (facilitator: Rev. Carl). 
Full schedule at frederickuu.org/UUChristians

December's Hiking Group: Please join us on a winter holiday lights walk on Thursday December 9 at 6 pm. We’ll meet at the Baker Park bandstand. Qing and Ruth will lead and sweep the walk which will be around 2 miles in total. No go in ice, lightening or steady rain. Any questions please contact Ruth at ruthsheridan@msn.com. Looking forward to seeing you!

The UUCF Book Club will meet via zoom on Friday, December 17, 2021, at 7:30 PM. The book for discussion is Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines in World War II by Joseph Bruchac. All are welcome, having read the book or not. Here is the link for the zoom meeting: https://zoom.us/j/98767736843?pwd=djZyS0dRTUhvSUJlN25HU2wvcytIQT09
UUCF's own Circle of Life Preschool Holiday Fundraiser: Help the CLC Preschool fundraise with Mabel's Labels! They make dishwasher, microwave & laundry safe labels for clothing, water bottles and other items. Colder weather means a lot more layers for our little ones and a set of colorful labels can prevent all of those hats and gloves from getting mixed up and lost. They have labels for everything from underwear to shoes (preschool shoe stickers help our littles match the shoe to the foot!) and even have some special holiday items available. Head to https://mabelslabels.com/en_US/fundraising/support/ and scroll to CLC Label Fundraiser (Frederick). 20% of each purchase will come back to the school! They make great 'stocking stuffers!'
Full details for June 22 - 26, 2022 at uua.org/ga 
Community News
UU Resources for Reconsidering Thanksgiving: A major focus of the 2020 UU General Assembly (GA) was partnership with Indigenous leaders in the Northeast and beyond to explore how to co-exist in right relationship with one another and the land we occupy. Many of these program are free as part of a showcase of on-demand video recordings available at uua.org/racial-justice/dod/plymouth-400th-remembrance-ga-2020
Rally for Women's Rights 

Rally for Women's Rights in front of the Frederick Courthouse, Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 10:30-11:30am. The rally is the day the Supreme Court begins deliberators on Roe v. Wade but is not simply advocating abortion rights; it is a rally for women's rights. Older people, including those with walkers, canes, oxygen, etc. are especially welcome. Additional information available closer to rally date. 
Signs welcome and appreciated. 
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Announcements for our weekly e-newsletter are due no later than Wednesday noon. Please keep your announcement 50 words or less. If you have a graphic for the group or organization, please include that as well. Email to office@frederickuu.org