Thursday, June 10, 2021
We join together to encourage spiritual growth, 
build a beloved community, and act for peace and justice.
This Sunday, June 13

10:30 a.m. Sunday Service
(Note: Each event has a different Zoom link.)

"Climate Change:
The Nature of the Future & the Future of Earth"
- Rev. Carl & Irene Glasse

Special Music: William Singley, Susan Holt, Jordan Clawson,
Nichole Hodges-Abbasi, Sophia Morreale, Stephen Darnell, & more!

Please spread the word about our online Sunday Services
to anyone you know who may be interested.
(Zoom link also available at

11:45 a.m. UUCF Annual Business Meeting
Zoom link will be emailed (by Noon on Saturday) to all UUCF Members who have not voted absentee before Friday at midnight

3:00 p.m. Atheists/Humanists/Agnostics (AHA)
Discussion Group
(Zoom link also available at

Check our homepage for
the next 7 days of online opportunities:
General Announcements & Upcoming Events

RUULEO (Retired UU Ladies Eating Out) will meet on Tuesday, June 14 at 11:30 for lunch and friendship at Wegmans cafe. Come join us (please be fully vaccinated). Call Marj at 301-693-6195 if you need more info.

Connecting Through Poetry: Join us weekly on Wednesdays at 12:30 pm for a time of sharing, exploring poetry together, & open conversation:

The Things You’ve Been Carrying – Many of us have been toting around losses for the last 15 months – keeping them to ourselves because everyone was having a hard time. Maybe we thought we just needed to keep going. Maybe we didn’t want to make things harder for everyone else. Maybe those losses are getting heavy. Julia Jones, our congregational seminarian, will be holding space for setting some of those burdens down on Wednesday, June 16 from 2-4 pm. Drop in Zoom room:

“Pride Tribe” MKP (“Mankind Project”) Group: meeting outdoors at UUCF on 2nd & 4th Saturday mornings. MKP has 3 groups in the Frederick area. It is a men’s social & support group guiding men to deeper lives of integrity, authenticity, and service. Prior to attending, please contact Richard Warren ( for more details. This GBTQQ MKP group is open to anyone who is Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, or Questioning.

RUUMEO (Retired UU Men Eating Out: Airport Inn in the terminal at the Frederick Airport on June 23 at 9:00 am. --confirm with
Auction Survey—We Need Your Feedback (Only 5 Short Questions!): Thanks to everyone who donated items, set up the online system, and bid on the items, we were able to exceed our goal for this year! With your input we can make everything go even better in the future. Please respond no later than June 20 using this link:
Frederick Covenant of UU Pagans (FCCUPS) Events

*Bioregional Herbalism*
*Friday, June 11th, 7 PM*
Zoom link needed for this workshop

Join Strix and members of Frederick CUUPS for a fun, informative workshop on Bioregional Herbalism! In this workshop, we'll discuss the practice of learning, using, and respecting the plants that grow around us. (Even in your backyard!) We'll review tips when buying herbs and herbal supplements, how to build a relationship and personal grimoire of plants and discuss the importance of endangered herbs and the steps you can take to ensure the protection of these plants for generations yet to come. A perfect class for those interested in or starting out in the study of herbalism. This class will be presented on Zoom, please email for the Zoom link.

*Summer Labyrinth Cleanup*
*Wednesday, June 16th, 6 - 8:30 PM*

Our first (gods willing and the creek don't rise) outdoor Labyrinth walk is Friday, June 25th, which means it's time to wake the Labyrinth from her pandemic slumber and get her ready for the season! If you would like to help us clean off the Labyrinth, please join us. Remember to wear clothes you can get dirty in and sunblock/bug spray if you need it. If you are vaccinated, you can wear a mask or not as you choose. If you are not vaccinated, you must wear a mask.

The most effective way to clear the stones of the Labyrinth is with a string trimmer. If you have one you can bring along, that would be awesome. Spades and shears can also be useful for tidying the beds in the Labyrinth courtyard and clearing dirt where it's piled up on the stones of the Labyrinth.

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Summer Religious Education Opportunities! Save the Dates!

Sunday, June 20th at 7:30pm: Online Game Night- Youth Group
Check in will start at 7:30pm, game will start at 8pm
Register for the zoom code here:

Sunday, June 27th at 1:30pm: Compassion Crew with Amie LaPorte (any age!)
Meet on the UUCF grounds near the front playground (weather permitting)

Wednesday, July 14th at 8:00pm: Bonfire and Smores for youth group
Meet on the UUCF grounds in front of the labyrinth

Sunday, July 18th at 1:30pm: Popsicles on the playground (any age!)
Join us for another popsicle on the playground and story at 1:30 on July 18th!

Sunday, July 25th at 1:30pm: Compassion Crew with Amie LaPorte (any age!)
Meet on the UUCF grounds near the front playground (weather permitting)

Saturday, July 31st-Sunday, August 1st: Youth Group Camp Out
Location TBD- adult chaperones NEEDED (at least 2)

Sunday, August 8th: WATER DAY AT UUCF!!!!
Outdoor waterslide, water games and fun!!! All ages WELCOME, the time is from 2:30-4:30 on the UUCF grounds

Sunday, August 15th at 1:30pm: Popsicles on the playground (any age!)
Join us for another popsicle on the playground and story at 1:30 on August 15th
Community News
As part of Pride Month, you are invited to watch a 4-minute "Introduction to the Colors of Pride” with Rev. Dr. Roland Stringfellow, available at

Invitation to Meadville Lombard Week:
A UU-Identity Theological School
Sunday, June 13 to Sunday, June 20
You are invited to daily events that we hope would engage both your mind and spirit and allow us to strengthen and widen our ML Community. Join us to learn about what we do, what we value, and support our work! All events are free to the public. Please register for each event using the buttons on the webpage:
We’re kicking it off with an amazing concert by Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Director of Worship & Music at First UU of Ann Arbor, on Sunday night, June 13 at 7:00 pm EDT.
Monday, June 14, 7:00 pm EDT: Mini Lecture: Rev. Dr. Nicole Kirk will deliver a brief lecture on the topic of “Wanamaker's Temple: Creating Sacred Space in a Department Store.”
Tuesday, June 15, 3:00 pm EDT: Knitting Circle with Dr. Ortega, President; Elena Jimenez, Registrar; and Tomo Hillbo, Director of Communications. Bring your knitting/crochet project and come chat about theology, life, and whatever is in your mind! Non-knitters/crocheters are also very much welcome!
Wednesday, June 16, 7:00 pm EDT: Mini Lecture: Dr. Dean Bell, President of Spertus Institute of Jewish Learning and Leadership, and Dr. Ortega will have a dialogue on contributions of religious and theological education to the public good.
Thursday, June 17, 1pm EDT: Library & Archives Tour: Not Just for Students. John Leeker, Director of Library and Archives, and Sarah Levine, Assistant Director of Library and Archives, will share with you all the ways the library and archives at Meadville Lombard can help you! From circulating library books via mail to researching your congregation's history to creating your own congregational archive, our team of librarians and archivists are here to help.
Friday, June 18, 7:00 pm EDT: Mini Lecture: Rev. Dr. John Buehrens and Rev. Dr. Stephanie May will speak about the future directions of the UU History and Heritage Society and UU Collegium and their future partnership with Meadville Lombard.
Saturday, June 19, 8:00 pm EDT: Day of RemembranceRev. Tandi Rogers and Dr. Ortega will lead rituals of mourning and hope, a space for grieving what we have lost since the pandemic started and tending the energy of hope together.
Sunday, June 20, Noon EDT: Meadville Lombard in the Pulpit: A week of these thought-provoking talks and other events will lead to very special closing worship. Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd, MDiv ‘04, Senior Minister of River Road UU Congregation in Bethesda, Maryland, will preach on "Going to the Well of Living Waters," based on the Gospel of John 4:1-26. A special musical guest is Mark Miller, faculty at Drew Theological School, and the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University. This will be a worship service not to be missed, not only for UU audiences but for liberal Christians as well.
Keynote for this event is Dr. Nicole Kirk. She will give a talk on a piece of very fascinating UU history, entitled, "A 'Congregation of the Air': Ministry, Technology, and American Religion."
 All events are free to the public.
Visit our website for the full schedule and to register.
Join the West Virginia Poor People's Campaign along with Rev. Barber as we host a Moral Monday March on Manchin at 5pm in Charleston, WV on June 14th. Join us for a socially distanced, outdoor rally and march! (Location of rally and march will be announced on Thursday, June 10th.)

We know that Senator Manchin's position on the filibuster is constitutionally inconsistent, historically inaccurate, morally indefensible, economically insane, and politically unacceptable. This position is hurting all West Virginians of all races, genders, and religions, and especially the 710,000 poor and low-income people in West Virginia (40% of people living in our state). We are tired of Senator Manchin abandoning us! This is why we must march on Monday!

West Virginians need a full restoration of the 1965 Voting Rights Act and expanded protections for our democracy, beginning with the right to vote for everybody. His call for "bipartisanship" goes against the interests of poor and low-income West Virginians, who desperately need living wages of at least $15 / hour, guaranteed health care, housing and an infrastructure plan that meets all of our needs.

That is why on Monday, June 14th at 5pm we are Marching on Manchin. We need all West Virginians of moral conscience to join us in Charleston. 

Forward together, 
The West Virginia Poor People's Campaign
Looking for a Room to Rent

Currently looking for a room to rent in or near Frederick. I'm a queer cisgender Latina in my late 40s, and I've lived in the Frederick area for six years. I've worked as a teacher, writer, and tutor. My work has been published at UU World Magazine. Also working part-time remotely for a Baltimore nonprofit. Interests include meditation and listening to music. Allergic to cats, but dogs are great. I've worked as a dog sitter for roommates' dogs. Also worked as a house sitter. COVID conscious. Nonsmoking. References available. Please reach out to for information about budget range. Thank you!
Free: Beautiful Conference Table (must be able to pick up and transport from Towson). For more details or if interested, contact Emma Lou Comstock ASAP:

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