Blanche Ames Gallery: Our very own artist, Barbara Kenny, returns for her 8th Solo Art Show: Impression to Abstract. You don't want to miss this wonderful artist's latest show that runs through December 31.
Community Partnership Fall Donation Drive: UUCF is taking part in a donation drive to support participants receiving services at The Frederick County Family Partnership. Donations will be accepted Oct. 15-Nov. 26. Programs provided there support families and youth ages 16-24 through an array of services including: GED Classes & Diploma Completion ° ESL Classes (English as a Second Language) ° Job Readiness & Career Exploration ° Parent Education ° Infant & Toddler Care & Early Education ° Health Education ° Home Visiting ° Peer Support ° Service Coordination. See Flyers below for additional information!
Saturday, Nov 18, 2023, 1:00 PM facilitated by Richard Warren. This workshop is based on the research of Brené Brown, Ph.D., LICSW on overcoming “shame messages” by exploring their roots, what is their message and to embrace a greater truth about yourself. In Brené’s words “values light our way,” and we will identify our values and the traits of Wholeheartedness. All are welcome with a suggested donation of $1 - $25, 100% supports UUCF. Registration required using Eventbrite.
Catoctin Blue Trail Hike: Tuesday, November 21 at 9:15 a.m.Let’s meet at the Hamburg parking lot at 9:15 AM, 10420 Hamburg Road. We’ll take the Catoctin Blue Trail north towards Thurmont. It’s out and back so you can do as much or as little as you like. Most will walk around 5-10 miles total. Sturdy boots and poles if you use them. For those who have the time, pot luck lunch afterwards at the house. Hunting season- local hunters won’t go near the blazed trails but we do occasionally run into hipster hunters up for the day, so please wear something bright. Please let Ruth know if we should look for you. Ruth (Ruthhsheridan@gmail.com) 202 258 0788
2023 Toys for Tots Toy Drive: Every year, The Marine Toys for Tots program sets out on a mission to bring the joy of the holidays by collecting Toys and distributing them to less fortunate children whose parents may be struggling financially and unable to purchase gifts during the traditional Holiday Season. We are proud to once again support this worthy cause. Please drop off your new and unwrapped toys at the collection box located in the Atrium. We will be collecting toys today from November 26th and ending on December 6th. All toys will be delivered to the Toys for Tots collection site by December 6th for processing and delivery to pre-authorized organizations who have requested toys.
The Friendly Forum presents "A Community of Communities" on November 26 at 11:45 in the chapel. Our goal is to create a space in which our various congregational communities can introduce themselves to members of the congregation, focusing on their particular community goals. This program will also offer groups the opportunity to learn about each other's work and possibly form partnerships for specific projects or programs.
Group representatives: Please bring any materials you would like to share and a sign to identify your group. We will have tables set up in the chapel for your use (If your group has not received an email invitation, please contact email@example.com to reserve a spot.) We look forward to a lively and informative Friendly Forum.