Thursday, September 22, 2022

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

Sunday, September 25

Religious Education (R.E.)

9:20 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Childcare (ages 3 and younger) (Room 119) 

9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Religious Education classes (Rooms 123 & 125)

(Parents/Caregivers meet in the RE classroom hallway to sign-in, children and youth will be assigned to rooms at that time) 

10:30 a.m. Sunday Service

"In-person option": masks optional

"Online option": 

“Brené Brown’s Atlas of the Heart" 

- The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg

with Intern Minister Kathryn as liturgist

Special Music: Choir

11:45 a.m. #UUtheVote : Pizza & Postcards (Rooms 113/115) 

See below for details.

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:

General Announcements

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

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

Congratulations & Thanks to all who helped with our 6th annual Pagan Pride Day, last Saturday: We collected 1416.13 pounds of food for the Frederick Food Bank and 508.77 pounds of food and supplies for the Frederick Animal Shelter. Over the course of the day, around 600 people attended the festival.

Auction concert has extra space: Bill and Lisa Bromfield are performing a concert at UUCF on Saturday, October 15 at 7:30. There are spaces available, so if you would like to come, please contact Bill at or Lisa at and let them know how many seats you want (“first come, first serve.”) Tickets are $10, and proceeds of these extra ticket benefit the UUCF Youth Group. The concert will be presented to coffeehouse style seating at tables in the sanctuary. It is BYOB (or whatever you would like to drink) with some snacks for sale and water provided. You are also welcome to bring food. Bill and Lisa are also looking for folks to volunteer to either help set up the tables or break them down at the end of the evening. Please let them know if you would be able to help with that as well. 

UUCF Auction: Save the date for our Auction Social Event on Halloween weekend, Saturday, October 29, 6-8pm. Item donation will open starting Sunday, September 18, so please begin brainstorming Auction items you may be able to offer anytime through the end of 2023. Auction items you might contribute include: 

  • EVENTS & EXPERIENCES: Dinners & Parties, Tours & Vacations, Home-cooked meals, Handywork repairs or Yard/Landscaping services, Childcare for a parents day out, Pet sitting and or dog walking, Classes, Educational experiences, Expert advice, & more! 
  • OBJECTS: Art & Jewelry, Tools & Appliances, Furniture & Crafts, Sport equipment & Musical instruments, Household goods, etc. 

Bidding will be open over a two-week period: Sunday, October 16 at Noon through Sunday, October 30 at 4pm. You are welcome to email if you have questions.

There are also regular weekly opportunities for

listed on the righthand side of homepage

Joys & Sorrows

Tom Moore has been living with depression for more than two years after a bicycling accident and treatment for irregular heartbeat. He was hospitalized again in August with minor injuries, and is currently in physical rehab at Autumn Lake Healthcare (347 Ballenger Center Dr, Frederick, MD 21703). He welcomes visitors, but please call or text in advance to confirm a mutually convenient time: 301-845-6725.

Sue Thomson: On Sunday, September 18, Sue fell again and broke her arm in a different place. She is currently at Frederick Health Hospital. She welcomes text or visits. Before visiting, please text or call her (240-818-8899) to confirm a mutually convenient time.

#UUtheVote Before November 8 Elections: To be added to our special “Good Trouble” weekly reminder list, or to add your electoral justice activity, email Intern Minister Kathryn at As the late Congressman John Lewis said “Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble.”


Join us after the Service on Sunday in Rooms 113/115 for a Pizza & Postcards Party!

Please contact Intern Minister Kathryn if you’d like to attend this event or for more information—and make sure to let her know what you do for electoral justice, so we can add your actions to our tally!

Both SAC (our Social Action Committee) and DRT (our Dismantling Racism Team) support this important effort by encouraging members and friends to accept the challenge to participate by responding to yesterday’s congregation-wide email notice of the Pizza and Postcards Party at 11:45 am on Sunday, September 25  following the 10:30 service.

By responding to the notice you can also indicate your interest in receiving weekly #UUtheVote reminder emails between now and November 8. Become a part of this important effort!

Revising UU Principles & Sources: 

Article II Study Commission Draft Feedback Sessions 

We’re scheduling ten Zoom sessions at various times for people to look at draft language and discuss it. Another round of revision will follow, with more feedback sessions in late October/early November. You'll need to register to attend a session. When you do, you'll get the draft via email. We look forward to hearing from you as we help chart the future of our faith together!

Zoom Session Registration (click on the day/time to register):

We have yard signs and postcards for you! Designed by Susie Spangler, a local UU artist and member of UU Congregation of Rockville, the yard signs are just $5/each and come with the wire stand. Please email Emily Untermeyer at to place your order. We only have 100 left, so first come, first serve until we have to order more! 

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