Thursday, June 16, 2022
We join together to encourage spiritual growth, 
build a beloved community, and act for peace and justice.
Sunday, June 19

9:00 a.m. UU Buddhist Fellowship:
Group Meditation & Discussion (Zoom):
(Note: Each event has a different Zoom link.)

10:30 a.m. Sunday Service

"Watergate Revisited:
The Changing Seasons of Journalistic Accountability"
- Rev. Mike Morse
with Bob Clegg, M.Div., as liturgist

Special Music:
Sea Raven Morse and Stephen Darnell

11:45 a.m. Friendly Forum: "Wired Up & Ready to Go: Electrify Everything!" with Barb Trader & Kathleen Rall (Room 113 & Zoom)

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:
Reproductive Justice Opportunity
(from UUCF's Social Action Committee)

A final decision by the U.S. Supreme Court on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization is expected at any time now, with some indication that Monday, June 27 will be the day. This case challenges the constitutionality of a 2018 Mississippi state law that bans most abortion operations after the first 15 weeks of pregnancy. If Dobbs should win, Roe could be overturned, leaving the issue to be determined by the states.

For UUCF members interested in taking action for reproductive justice, you may be interested in a rapid response action on the day the decision is announced. Planned Parenthood of Maryland is planning a rapid response on whatever day the decision is announced, 5:00 - 7:00 pm at the Frederick County Courthouse, 100 W. Patrick St. If you would like to participate in the event or the planning of the event, please contact Rahula Strohl at
General Announcements & Upcoming Events

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

UUCF Book Club will read and discuss the following books on these dates:
June 17: A Snake Falls to Earth by Darcie Little Badger
July 15: The Book of Hope by Jane Goodall
Meetings start at 7:30pm on Zoom:
If you would like to receive the link via email, contact Diana Pitcher at 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.

Climate Change Working Group of Frederick County (CCWG) meets the 3rd Saturday September - June. If you want to learn more about climate change issues and concerns in Frederick County and/or become actively engaged in an area of interest, please join us! Our next meeting is this Saturday, June 18 from 10:00 am – noon:

RE Volunteers Needed! Calling all volunteers!!! Are you looking for ways to be involved at UUCF? Love children, teens, little ones? We have space for ALL volunteers and we will need many hands, hearts and minds to help make the Religious Education program a great success for the 2022-23 RE year! To be an RE volunteer, one needs to have been a member/visitor for at least one year and be willing to complete a background check. Click on the link below to sign up!:

There are also regular weekly opportunities for
yoga, meditation, & more
listed on the righthand side of our homepage

Donation Yoga for Advancing Beginners
Tuesdays from 10 - 11 AM
One of the best ways we can stay resilient and healthy is to exercise and cultivate mindfulness. These donation classes with E-RYT 200 Irene Glasse are open to individuals fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks past their last vaccination). At this time, masks are optional. An Advancing Beginners class is most accessible to people who have some basic familiarity with yoga and are able to comfortably take low lunge (lunge with one foot forward and the back knee touching the mat), tabletop, warrior two and other foundational yoga poses.

Frederick CUUPS Open Litha Ritual
Saturday, June 18th, 7 PM
At the UUCF
Join Frederick CUUPS for an open, family-friendly Litha Ritual! On the longest day of the year, with the Sun at its highest point in the sky, Pagans rejoice in the Sun’s life-giving warmth and ability to make things grow.
If the weather is good, this will be an outdoor ritual. In the event of rain, we take our spiritual practice indoors.
After the ritual, a snack/dessert potluck will be on tap. If you would like to contribute something to the potluck, please clearly LABEL it with the ingredients. We do not need the recipe, but we do need to know what's in each offering so those with dietary restrictions and allergies can make safe choices.
Widening the Welcome Team at UUCF
The Welcome Ministry is looking forward to another surge of visitors in September. This offers an opportunity for UUCF to widen the welcome team as a growing element of our congregational life. We will be seeking additional volunteers to help widen the welcome through:
  •  deep listening, 
  • dismantling White Supremacy Culture, and
  • connecting every person into UUCF communities  
  •  in which they have a sense of belonging
  • and know that they matter.
We hope you will consider helping in these efforts and will say "Yes" if asked or "Here I am," if not. Our Sunday Welcome Crew volunteers include Greeters, Ushers, Welcome Desk Hosts and Welcome Guides. These volunteers are the front-face of the UUCF community to embrace all those who seek sanctuary among us. Experience in other denominations suggests that first time visitors often decide in the first 10 minutes if they are likely to return to a congregation. Let's be ready for our future visitors. Check out the UUCF website for a description of the Welcome Ministry and the various welcoming roles:
The Steering Committee:
Bruce Fry                Bobbi Mead            Alice Wong
Jerry Hutton           Steve Ramberg (recorder)
Gary Magnuson (convenor)  Dick Roblin
We can usually be found on Sunday mornings, often wearing orange badges, if you'd like to talk about this opportunity to live our faith.
Saturday, June 25 at 7pm: The livestream of Dr. Kendi’s Ware Lecture will be shared at UUCF in room 113/115. In-person attendance is limited to 50, so please RSVP to You can also join us virtually on Zoom (room for up to 300 devices): “Ibram X. Kendi is author of five straight #1 New York Times bestsellers, including How to Be an Antiracist and the National Book Award-winning Stamped From The Beginning: A Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America. In 2020, Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.”—from the UUA 
Bus to “Poor People’s Campaign Assembly 
and Moral March on Washington and to the Polls”
Saturday, June 18, 2022

Frederick Rally Point for Bus
66 Waverley Dr. 
Departs 7:15am, Arrive 9:00am in D.C.
Depart D.C. 3:45pm, Frederick 5:17pm 

Book a seat now through 

Find buses nationwide at

This is the bus link from the official Poor People’s Campaign homepage: 

Also view livestream at -

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