Thursday, October 7, 2021
We join together to encourage spiritual growth, 
build a beloved community, and act for peace and justice.
This Sunday, October 10

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

"Reimagination, Colonization, & Indigenous Peoples' Day"
- Rev. Carl, with Intern Minister Kathryn as Liturgist
Special Music by Stephen Darnell, Hillary Archer, & Nick Int Veldt
Please spread the word
to anyone you know who may be interested.
(Zoom link also available at

11:45 a.m. Friendly Forum:
UU United Nation's Office:
learn about this month's split-plate offering recipient
(Room 113 & Zoom):

12:00 p.m. Earth-centered Spirituality Service:

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

Check our homepage for
the next 7 days of online opportunities:
Join us as we ordain UUCF's former Intern as a UU minister!

Sunday, October 17
4:00 p.m.
Zoom only
(Zoom link coming soon.)

To leave a memory for Jen, visit here.
This Sunday, October 10

PreK-K (ages 2 and ½-5 years)
Circle time, story and playground time on the upper playground DURING the service. Children will be led out after the Story for All Ages, or you can meet us on the playground behind the building at 10:45am.

1st-5th Grade
Stay and Play Outdoors! Meet at the playground with parents AFTER the service and enjoy being in community together! Childcare will not be provided, so kindly stay with your child.  

Middle School Youth Group (grades 6-8)
Online Meetup at 12:30pm-1:00pm
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 848 458 4661
Passcode: uucf

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

UUCF Job Opening:
Interim Youth Coordinator
(November 1, 2021 - May 31, 2022).

The ideal candidate will coordinate a high-quality Youth Group program for Middle School and High School at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick (Maryland) from Monday, November 1, 2021 through Tuesday, May 31, 2022. 10 hours/week (must be available on most Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) $20/hour ($5,600 total).
  • Support and lead Religious Education (R.E.) curriculum under the supervision of the Director of Religious Education (DRE).
  • Attend and assist with the congregation’s R.E. program (nursery-12th grade) three Sundays per month (or 4 Sundays in months with 5 Sundays) from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
  • Lead Youth Group meetings both online and in person at least 3 times per month. (This can be done within the Sunday hours following the 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sunday Service.)
  • Lead, organize and attend at least 1 event/outing per month (outside of Sunday hours) for High School Group and at least 1 event/outing per month (outside of Sunday hours) for Middle School Youth Group.
  • Communicate with parents and families on a regular basis about upcoming events.
  • Communicate regularly with the Director of Religious Education

To apply: Email a letter of interest and resume with three references to Deadline: Sunday, October 24, 2021 (or until position is filled). Please spread the word to anyone who may be interested and qualified.
General Announcements &
Upcoming Events

Dismantling Racism Team Meeting: Monday, October 11, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Zoom)

Yoga for Advancing Beginners: Friday, October 8 and Tuesday, October 12 classes canceled. Back to normal on Friday, October 15.

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

Connecting through Poetry Group: Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m. Join us for a weekly time of sharing, exploring a poem together, & open conversation: password: poetry.

Anti-Racism Book Group: Inventing Latinos: A New Story of American Racism by Laura E. Gómez, continues on Wednesday evenings 7:00-8:30 p.m.:
The UUCF Book Club has selected books for the remainder of the year. Here they are:
  • Friday, October 15 - Humankind by Rutger Bregman
  • Friday, November 19 - On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
  • Friday, December 17 - Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of WWII by Joseph Bruchac
All meetings will be held via Zoom, starting at 7:30 PM. A link will be sent out a few days prior to anyone interested in joining the discussion. Contact Diana Pitcher, or 719-633-3264, with questions or to sign up.

UUCF Hiking Group: Please join us on our next hike - Thursday, October 21 at 10:00 a.m. We'll meet at the Lancaster County Dutch Market, 12613 Wisteria Drive, Germantown. Ample parking and bathrooms available. Spence will lead us on a 3.5 mile walk around Gunners Lake. The foliage should be spectacular. Any questions about the hike, please contact Spence at   

UUCF Volunteers Needed for “Human Library”: The Human Library is an experiential learning platform that has hosted personal conversations designed to challenge stigma and stereotypes since 2000. The Human Library creates a safe space for dialogue where topics are discussed openly between our "human books" and their "readers.” More details at The Frederick County Public Library (FCPL) has hosted a successful human library event in the past (with 11 human books and 45 readers), and the UUCF's Social Action Committee is partnering with FCPL for an upcoming Human Library on Saturday, May 7, 2022, 11am-4pm, in the Community Room of the downtown branch of the library (10 E Patrick St, Frederick). Volunteers would also need to be available for a workshop on Saturday, February 12 where you would meet the other books, create your biography, and learn what is expected of you on 5/7. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Carolyn Judd at by 10/21/21.

“Pride Tribe” MKP (“Mankind Project”) Group: meeting at UUCF on 2nd & 4th Saturday mornings. MKP has 3 groups in the Frederick area. It is a men’s social & support group guiding men to deeper lives of integrity, authenticity, and service. This GBTQQ MKP group is open to anyone who is Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, or Questioning. Prior to attending, please contact Richard Warren ( for more details.
Sign-up to Help Afghan Families

Refugee Welcoming Committee Coalition Preparing to Receive Afghan Refugees 
The UUCF Social Action Committee (SAC) has joined a coalition of other congregations, non-profit organizations and individuals to help to resettle Afghan refugees in the Frederick area. The coalition is called the Refugee Welcoming Committee. We recently learned that the Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area (LSSNCA) and the Asian American Center of Frederick have formed a partnership to manage the resettlement tasks for refugees in Frederick. LSSNCA has rented new office space in Frederick and is hiring four new case workers. The Refugee Welcoming Committee will work with AACF to provide local resources and volunteers to offer some of the many needed services.

LSSNCA CEO Kristyn Peck writes of the unprecedented past 2 months in which it served 800 Afghan allies through its operations infrastructure set up to serve 500 to provide food, housing and enrollment in public benefits; job training and placement; and direct cash assistance and in-kind donations. Services will be needed beyond the initial 3-month resettlement period. Frederick is likely to begin resettling Afghan families within the next month. LSSNCA expects to help resettle at least 2000 more Afghan allies in Northern Virginia and Maryland in the months to come.

Please email Betsy Bainbridge to be added to the email list to receive updates about helping Afghan families relocating to our area.
Community News
BLUU's online worship services are Black Sacred Space in their entirety - by and for Black people, with the words and voices of Black folks across the diaspora - and we hope that Black UUs and Black UU-adjacent folks (who share our values) from far and wide will join us! If you haven’t already, please register at for login details. We can’t wait to be with you!
Frederick Interfaith—Volunteers Needed: Frederick Interfaith is a local non-profit, grassroots group that began after 9/11 in 2002 to bring understanding, tolerance and unity among people of various faiths and backgrounds. If you might be interested in joining the core planning committee for this group, email for more information. A brief application is due by October 9.
Find one or more actions you can take here at the Action Center and invite others to join you.
 October Actions:
  • Oct. 13: Social Witness Convenings on Actions of Immediate Witness for defending transgender communities, protecting voting rights, just recovery from the pandemic, and Statement of Conscience on undoing systemic white supremacy.
  • Oct.11-15: People vs. Fossil Fuels Week of Action. Join the multi-faith delegation.
  • Oct. 17-18: #Faiths4ClimateJustice Global Multifaith Action, two weeks before the global climate negotiations to make our demands clear. Find actions near you.
  • Petition for the People’s Response Act that redefines public safety as public health and funds community-based approaches.
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