UUCF's Blanche Ames Gallery is pleased to present the works of 9 artists who are part of The Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association at their show, “View On Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.” The show runs through February 26. See our gallery website at frederickuu.org/gallery. You also may visit the show at UUCF on Tues., Wed., Thurs. mornings 10:00-12:00 or by appointment at BAGallery@gmail.com. Send name, phone #, date/time of desired appointment. Enjoy the show!
Fair Trade Fundraiser: Handled online, with a target date for orders to be placed. The coffee should be available for pick-up the following Sunday, after the service. Payment can be made to UUCF Special Events by check, or through the Give page on our website (UUCF Coffee & Chocolate Purchases), when the coffee is received. Sorry, no chocolate sales at this time. Visit: frederickuu.org/fair_trade for more information on how to order and what is available.
Donation Yoga for Advancing Beginners, Mondays at 1pm: (Chapel) One of the best ways we can stay resilient and healthy is to exercise and cultivate mindfulness.
Connecting through Poetry Group: Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m. Weekly exploring a poem together, & open conversation: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6354394421 (password: poetry).
UU Thursday Buddhist Meditation: 7:00 p.m. Dharma talk or reading, meditation, discussion. Beginners welcome. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2544372955?pwd=VVBUNElZcWRMOG94dWhudnZDZyt6Zz09.
The UUCF book club books for discussion are:
Jan. 20: Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruíz Zafón:
Feb. 17: The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore
We will meet via zoom using this link:
If you would like to receive the link via email, contact Diana Pitcher at firstname.lastname@example.org. A reminder email with the link will be sent out on the Wednesday before the meeting. All are welcome, whether you have read the book or not.
Adopt-A-Road: Saturday, January 21, 9:00 a.m. (Sheds in Parking Lot). We plan to hold a litter clean-up event along Elmer Derr Road on Saturday, January 21, 2023 starting at 9:00 a.m., the road looks to be in fairly good shape, maybe because of neighborhood cleaning. The weather forecast also looks quite good as well. As usual we will meet at the sheds to issue reflective vests, collection buckets and bags. We also have a limited number of “grabbers” for those people who want to limit bending.
Amherst Writers and Artists Course: Sherri Philpott will be teaching at Frederick Community College this Spring. This workshop follows the Amherst Writers and Artists (AWA) format; each participant is recognized as a writer with a unique voice. The facilitator offers the group writing prompts, participants write for a specific period of time and then share their writing. Group feedback focuses only on what is strong, memorable and working in the piece shared. Participants have the option to choose an alternate topic if the prompt offered does not appeal. The AWA method requires deep listening and the ability to enter the writer's world. To register or for more information, visit here.
UUCF Annual Statements of Donations: Most of you should have received your year end giving statement in your email on Thursday. Please check to see that you have received it. It may be in your spam folder.
Budget Requests for Next FY (2023-2024): If you are leader of a group (e.g. committee) at UUCF that has one or more lines in the present budget or might need a line in the next budget. UUCF is starting its annual budgeting process and we need your input. Please communicate what you think your needs will be for the 2023-24 fiscal year to Bob Ladner, chair of the Finance Committee, at email@example.com. Please send your input by 15 February or let me know when you expect to have input.
There are also regular weekly opportunities for
listed on the righthand side of homepage frederickuu.org.