Thursday, March 16, 2023

We join together to encourage spiritual growth, 
build a beloved community, and act for peace and justice.

Sunday, March 19

9:00a.m. UU Buddhist Fellowship Group Meditation & Discussion (Zoom only)

Religious Education

  • 9:20 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Nursery available (infant - age 3)
  • 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. R.E. 
  • Children's Chapel (Chapel)
  • Parent's Forum with Rev. Carl (Room 115)
  • 10:40 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Art & Exploration (A&E) during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday Service after the Story for All Ages for PreK-4th grade 

10:30 a.m. Sunday Service

"In-person option" & "Online option": 

“Ostara: Can You Feel the Wheel of the Year Turning?" - Frederick Covenant of UU Pagans (FCUUPS) with Intern Minister Kathryn as liturgist

Music: Kindred Crow, an acoustic journey through mystery, magic, myth, and mirth. A little bit of magic, a dash of mystery, and more than a little bit of mischief.

11:45 a.m. UUCF Progressive Christian Fellowship (Room 124)

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

(Zoom only):

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:

March 19: Children’s Chapel - All children and youth are welcome (Chapel)

Parent Forum with Rev. Carl (Room 115)

Religious Education (R.E.) Sunday Schedule

  • 9:20 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Nursery available (infant - age 3)
  • 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. R.E. 
  • 1st & 3rd Sundays: Parent Forum & Children’s Chapel
  • 2nd, 4th, (5th) Sundays: R.E. Classes/Activity
  • 10:40 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Art & Exploration (A&E) during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday Service after the Story for All Ages for PreK-4th grade 

General Announcements

UUCF's Blanche Ames Gallery: The Blanche Ames Gallery is pleased to present the work of Kristan Ryan. Her show, “Angry Women Done Swallowing Our Words,” is a moving and timely show to highlight Women’s History Month. The show runs through April 30. See our gallery web site for more information. You also may visit the show at UUCF on Tues., Wed., Thurs. mornings 10:00-12:00 or by appointment at 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. 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. No chocolate sales at this time. Visit: for more info on how to order and what is available. Next Coffee Order Due Dates: March 19, April 2, April 16, and April 30.

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.

Weekly Monday Walks in Urbana at 4pm: Urbana District Park, 3805 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD. 21704. Every Monday at 4:00 (time will probably change as it gets lighter and warmer. A notice will be sent out. 6 of us enjoyed more than a mile of gentle walking this past Monday evening. The paved trail does have some up and down, but is relatively easy. There are connector trails to make a longer loop if you would like. Join us!

Connecting through Poetry Group: Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m. Weekly exploring a poem together, & open conversation:

Chair/Adaptive Yoga Class: Thursdays at 2 PM Join us for chair and adaptive yoga that is truly accessible to every body. Open to teens and adults that are looking to grow a yoga and meditation practice but find traditional classes uncomfortable or out of reach. Variations will be offered from the mat or a chair to allow you to gain the most from your practice. This is a great class for those recovering from an injury or seeking to improve balance, strength and flexibility. Some blocks, straps and mats will be provided, but please bring your own if you have them. Recommended Donation is $5.

UU Thursday Buddhist Meditation: 7:00 p.m. Dharma talk or reading, meditation, discussion. Beginners welcome.

The UUCF Book Club upcoming selections are:

  • March 17 - Afterlives by Abdulrazak Gurnah 
  • April 21 - Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters by Mark Dunn
  • May 19 - The Taking of Jemima Boone: Colonial Settlers,Tribal Nations, and the Kidnap That Shaped America by Matthew Pearl

Meetings start at 7:30 via the following link:

For questions or comments contact Diana Pitcher,

Join the Unitarian Universalist Animal Ministry in the atrium before and after the service every fourth Sunday to learn more about animal rights, plant-based eating, and upcoming events, including field trips to nearby farm animal sanctuaries. Sign up in the UUAM cabinet for a free plant-based pantry consultation at your favorite grocery store and in your own kitchen! Details on the sign up sheet.

Anti-racist Book Group: Weekly Discussion of Skin, Tooth, and Bone 

Starting Tuesday, April 18 thru May 9, 7:00 p.m. “Skin, Tooth and Bone” is about disability justice, a growing movement examining disability and ableism as they relate to race, gender and other identities. We’ll explore this intersection through weekly readings and discussions. 

Skin, Tooth, and Bone gives “analysis, history and context for the disability justice movement,” says Sins Invalid, producer of the book, which you can only buy here on “The Dancer’s Group website It’s available as a downloadable PDF, or spiral-bound hard copy. Allow a minimum of 15 days for shipping to receive the hard copy. Sins Invalid is “a disability-justice based performance project” that centers “artists of color and queer and gender-variant artists, as communities who have been historically marginalized.” Here’s the Zoom link for all of the sessions: For questions or more information e-mail the Dismantling Racism Team at

Spring Flower Memorials: Orders for SPRING FLOWERS (Easter lilies, daffodils and hyacinths) to decorate the sanctuary for Easter Sunday, April 9th will be taken during the month of March. Please go to to order online or see a member of the Flower Guild in the atrium after the March Sunday services to order in person. Your donation includes the opportunity to honor or memorialize someone and have their names listed in the April 9th Order of Service. All plants will be $16 each. You can take your plants home with you after the April 9th service (and plant them in your yard if you like). Orders will be accepted through March 31st, 2023.

Split-plate Nominations are Open: It's time to make your nominations for UUCF's Split Plate recipients. Nomination forms can be found on UUCF's website at . Please complete and return your nomination by Sunday, April 9, 2023. Split Plate recipients are nonprofit organizations which meet one or more of the UU Principles. Currently, four recipients are local, two are regional, three are UU affiliated and three are international. On the third Sunday of each month, ½ of our collection is donated to the named non-profit organization. Those who give checks may designate how they want the contribution divided; for example, 100% toward pledge or 50/50. Checks written to the non-profit may also be given. The collection taken at the Christmas Eve services are designated for The Religious Coalition, Frederick, MD. Please direct any questions to Carolyn Judd at 301.695.5766


Perspectives on Israel/Palestine with Rev. Carl: All are welcome to these Zoom discussions regardless whether you are attending the pilgrimage June 6-15 ( You also do not have to complete the reading in advance (but please do if you can!):

  • Tuesday, March 28 at 7pm: "In Jerusalem: Three Generations of an Israeli Family and a Palestinian Family" by Lis Harris 
  • Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at 7pm: "Light in Gaza: Writings Born of Fire," edited by Jehad Abusalim, et al 

To receive the Zoom links to join these discussions, email

Multi-perspective Pilgrimage to Israel & Palestine with Rev. Carl: June 6 - 15, 2023. We have 28 participants signed-up, and 2 open spaces. Cost (not including airfare): $2,995. Details at Email if interested or for more information. You are welcome to share this opportunity with anyone who may be interested. 

Star Land: Isles of Shoals, NH with Rev. Carl: June 18 - June 25. Rev. Carl has been invited to be the “minister of the week” for Natural History Week at the historic and stunningly beautiful UU Retreat Center, Star Island, seven miles off the coast of New Hampshire. For more information or to register: Financial aid is available. Applications for scholarships are due by April 15.

There are also regular weekly opportunities for

listed on the righthand side of homepage

Monthly Food Bank Donations from UUCF

The Social Action Committee (SAC) has renewed its monthly collection of food and hygiene items needed by the George L. Shields Food Bank on East All Saints Street. A large, marked container to collect these items kept in the lobby of the church on the left where the coat racks are located. Each Sunday a volunteer will place the container outside the front door of the building for donations. You can leave items in the container anytime the building is open or on Sunday mornings.

SAC appreciates our members’ generosity supplying these items which will be well used by those in need. If you can volunteer to take items to the Food Bank each month, we would be very grateful! Please contact Betsy Bainbridge at

Your Used Books can be dropped off

on Sunday, March 19!


 Friday, March 17, 2023
Open House from 1:30-4:00 PM

2406 Ridge Road

Windsor Mill, MD 21244
Please SAVE THE DATE for the
UUA TDOV Virtual Party for Trans Families
Friday, March 31 @ 8pm-9:30pm ET
As legislators pass harmful laws in states all across the country and as people of faith and no-faith fight back, we want to remind transgender/nonbinary families that they are not alone. As Unitarian Universalists we believe that every body is sacred. This will be a time of reflection, celebration, and renewal as we prepare for what is and whatever is coming our way.
*This will be a youth/child centered, multigenerational and accessible space. 
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