December Events with Frederick CUUPS

The Nature of Power with Rath Cobv
Saturday, December 5th, 2 PM
  Many of us have complex relationships with the Power. Power as a concept is natural. How we choose to interact with it makes all the difference, whether it be Power within ourselves, or Power within group dynamics. Join Rath Cobv for an in-depth discussion of the differences between Power to Create, Power to Destroy, Power Over, and Power With. This workshop is highly informed by Starhawk’s work Truth or DareFacebook event here.   This class will be presented on Zoom. Please email CUUPS@FrederickUU.org for the Zoom link.   Recommended donation for class is $10. To make a donation for the class, go to: http://www.frederickuu.org/about/Support_UUCF
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Scroll down to Adult Spiritual Enrichment. Type in your donation amount, then write “FC – Power” in the memo box.    

Yuletide (previously-owned) Magickal Gift Exchange
Sunday, December 6th, 1-4 PM   Many of us own a previously-loved but now underused magickal tool. This holiday season, Frederick CUUPS would like to invite you to participate in a Magickal Gift Exchange that helps our treasures find new owners.   To participate, bring your wrapped previously-owned magickal tool (no books please) to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick on Sunday, December 6th, between one and four PM. Please tell the attendant whether your gift should go onto the $10 – $30 value or over $30 value table. Drop off your present and pick a new-to-you present up from the same table you contributed to.   Please feel welcome to include a note with your gift if you’d like the next owner to know anything about the magickal tool inside the wrapping (origin, history, etc). If your magickal tool is specific to one particular Path in paganism, please label it so it goes to a fitting home (i.e. deity figurines, divinatory tools that are Path-specific.) If you have any questions, please email CUUPS@frederickuu.org   This exchange is physically distanced. Masks are required for drop-off/pick-up and hand sanitizer will be available. Facebook event here.    

Earth Centered Spirituality Service
Sunday, December 13th, 12 PM

The monthly Earth Service provides an opportunity to focus on the Sixth Source of Unitarian Universalism: “Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.” This month’s Earth Service is led by Raven.  Facebook Event here.

Zoom link TBA.

The Long Night: A Yuletide Celebration
Saturday, December 19th, 7 – 9 PM
Join Frederick CUUPS for a Long Night celebration! The Winter Solstice is the longest night of the year and Long Night celebrations offer us warmth and community despite the darkness. Get cozy – grab a mug of cocoa, some cookies, and a blanket and Zoom in for this night of storytelling! Different members of the FCUUPS community will offer uplifting seasonal myths and stories from their different paths and cultures. We will close with a guided meditation to send us off to sleep warm, connected, and with imaginations full of tales.   This ritual will be presented on Zoom. Here’s the link. Facebook event here.   Recommended donation is $5. To make a donation for the ritual, go to: http://www.frederickuu.org/about/Support_UUCF Click: To Donate Click Here Scroll down to Adult Spiritual Enrichment. Type in your donation amount, then write “FC – Yule” in the memo box.    

All About Oaths with Rath Cobv
Saturday, December 26th, 2 PM   Oaths in daily life are relatively rare. Yet, when properly used, they are a wonderful tool to extend yourself, your reach, and your Devotion. This conversation will examine the power of oaths, how they function, their utility, and why you should not take them lightly. We will touch upon oaths to oneself, to the Universal Forces, and those shared between humans. Facebook event here.   This class will be presented on Zoom. Please email CUUPS@FrederickUU.org for the Zoom link.   Recommended donation for class is $10. To make a donation for the class, go to: http://www.frederickuu.org/about/Support_UUCF
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Scroll down to Adult Spiritual Enrichment. Type in your donation amount, then write “FC – Oaths” in the memo box.    

Full Moon Divination Circle
Tuesday, December 29th, 7 PM
Join Heather and the Frederick CUUPS Community on Full Moon nights at 7 PM Eastern for a Divination Circle! This facilitated open discussion circle is an opportunity for the FCUUPS community to meet up and exchange ideas and techniques surrounding the different types of divination we all use.  Facebook event here.   Upcoming sessions are:
Tuesday, December 29th, 7 PM
Thursday, January 28th, 7 PM
Saturday, February 27th, 7 PM   Please email CUUPS@frederickuu.org for the Zoom link.

Recurring Events:

Yoga with Irene
Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 am Support your mind, body and spirit with yoga. 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 drop-in friendly and open to everyone. Email CUUPS(at)FrederickUU(dot)org for the Zoom link.   Irene teaches Yoga for Advancing Beginners on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 AM ET. 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. Previous classes can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIUP28Eiu8EGMdBFd9ttj5XkZAvFxC4n8

Facebook event
Email CUUPS@frederickuu.org for the Zoom link

Blackfeather Mystery School
The 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 7 PM

Intermediate magickal training, drop-ins welcome.
Facebook event
Email CUUPS@frederickuu.org for the Zoom link.

November Events with Frederick CUUPS

Single Date Events:

Earth Centered Spirituality Service
Sunday, November 8th, 12 PM

The monthly Earth Service provides an opportunity to focus on the Sixth Source of Unitarian Universalism: “Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.” This month’s Earth Service is led by Raven.  Facebook Event here.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88577366199

Frederick CUUPS Witching Hour
Friday, November 20th, 7 PM
Join members of the Frederick CUUPS community for an informal hangout and check-in. Depending on how many people drop in, we’ll either stay in one big Zoom or use break-out rooms. So, grab your beverage or snack of choice and zoom in for a Witching Hour. Facebook event here.   Email CUUPS@FrederickUU.org for the Zoom link.  

Pass-the-Cauldron for donations here. Click: To Donate Click Here Scroll down to Adult Spiritual Enrichment. Type in your donation amount, then write “FCUUPS” in the memo box.    

Sacred Language Workshop
Wednesday, November 25th, 7 PM
What is Sacred Language and what role does it play in prayer? What is the difference between ceremony and ritual, and how does Sacred Language influence these activities? Is Sacred Language important and what is the point? How is Sacred Language used in the “manifestation of sacred power?” Join TJ for an exploration of these questions and more as we delve into the mystery of Sacred Language and how understanding it can increase confidence, bring deeper understanding to our spiritual life, and influence how we approach our prayer lives, rituals and ceremony. Join us as we look at various writings and texts, and learn how to incorporate Sacred Language into our lives and increase our sacred power.  

Please email CUUPS@frederickuu.org for the Zoom link.   Recommended donation is $10.  To donate, click here. Click: To Donate Click Here Scroll down to Adult Spiritual Enrichment. Type in your donation amount, then write “FC – Language” in the memo box.    

Full Moon Divination Circle
Monday, November 30th, 7 PM
Join Heather and the Frederick CUUPS Community on Full Moon nights at 7 PM Eastern for a Divination Circle! This facilitated open discussion circle is an opportunity for the FCUUPS community to meet up and exchange ideas and techniques surrounding the different types of divination we all use. Please email CUUPS@frederickuu.org for the Zoom link

Recurring Events:

Yoga with Irene
Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 am Support your mind, body and spirit with yoga. 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 drop-in friendly and open to everyone. Email CUUPS(at)FrederickUU(dot)org for the Zoom link.   Irene teaches Yoga for Advancing Beginners on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 AM ET. 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. Previous classes can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIUP28Eiu8EGMdBFd9ttj5XkZAvFxC4n8

Facebook event
Email CUUPS@frederickuu.org for the Zoom link

Blackfeather Mystery School
The 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 7 PM

Intermediate magickal training, drop-ins welcome.
Facebook event
Email CUUPS@frederickuu.org for the Zoom link.

Samhain Ritual Tomorrow Night

Tomorrow night is the Frederick CUUPS Samhain ritual. Rather than a linear ritual that follows a pattern we all engage with at the same time, our ritual is a virtual place of stillness, remembrance, reflection, and release that will be held from 7 to 9 PM. The ritual offering is drop-in – you are welcome to stay as long as you would like. You can use the ritual as a time of contemplation or as background to a Dumb Supper or other personal ritual.

There will be three sacred spaces we are working this Samhain. The first is a Releasing Fire. If you would like to release a shadow or an obstacle to growth from this past season, please write/draw that energy onto a piece of paper. Drop off your releasing item, in a sealed envelope labeled ‘FCUUPS SAMHAIN’ (these will never be opened) prior to 4 PM tomorrow at:

4880 Elmer Derr Road

Frederick, MD 21703

Our Releasing Fire Guide will burn these letters, sprinkling purifying herbs in between each, over the course of the ritual. They will not be opened or read. EVER.

The second space is an Ancestral Fire. Our Guides at the Ancestral Fire will be speaking aloud the names of the beloved dead we wish to honor, accompanying each name with an offering of grain. If you would like us to honor an Ancestor for you, please email that name to CUUPS@FrederickUU.org OR simply write the name into the chat window during the streaming ritual.

The third space is an Ancestral Altar. Our Guide there will be holding space and sharing the feed of our beautiful altar.

Here is the Zoom link.

Kitchen Witchery for the Coming Dark

by Heliotrope (Ami)

It is nearly Samhain and the days and especially the nights are getting colder. We are heading into the descending into the dark times. Next week I will send out to you all my Samhain edition of Kitchen Witchery, but today I wanted to talk about some practical tips and at home things you can do to fortify you and your family against colds, flus, etc. First and foremost, good hygiene is a must. Wash your hands, wear your masks when out and about, sanitize both your hands and your cooking areas. You wouldn’t want to inadvertently get anyone sick from food you prepared them.


This edition is about health and keeping yourself healthy as we head into the dark, when the warmth and sunlight that normally help our immune systems stave off things becomes lacking. I could write books on foods to help in winter but in this writing, I am going to specifically talk about those vital things that we miss out because of lack of sun during the colder months, as well as immune boosting foods to keep at hand.


I know that we are all concerned with the damaging effects of the sun. We tend to slather on sunscreen before going out and I am NOT saying you should not. But it has been studied that those same UV rays that can hurt us can have positive effects IN SMALL DOSES. The UV rays of the sun help your body produce vitamin D. This vital vitamin helps us produce calcium and use magnesium. Also, sun exposure increases white blood cells which help fight off sickness. In addition, when exposed to the sun, melatonin production stops. When it gets dark, it starts up again, making us sleepy and helping us rest, which leads to cell regeneration, healing, and improved health. My ultimate recommendation is to get out into the sunlight every day. Even if it is cold, bundle up and let it bathe you in its goodness. 10-20 minutes of unsunscreened sun exposure can lead to numerous health benefits. Again SMALL DOSES, if unsunscreened, no more that 20 minutes of as much as I can, skin being exposed, if what I strive for.I am saying this here and now: THIS IS MY OPINION; IT IS NOT MEDICAL ADVICE AND ANY SUPPLEMENT OR HERBAL CONCOCTION YOU ADD SHOULD BE OKED BY YOUR DOCTOR. EVERY BODY IS DIFFERENT AND NEEDS DIFFERENT THINGS. I AM A RELATIVELY HEALTHY INDIVIDUAL AND TAKE NO PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS BUT IF YOU DO, DO NOT TAKE ANYTHING WITHOUT CONSULTING WHETHER IT MAY INTERACT WITH YOUR CURRENT MEDICATION REGIMEN!! PLEASE!


I will be writing about my recommendations and WHY I recommend these additions in the winter months. Most items can be purchased at the grocery or farmers market or over the internet from sources. I do not purchase all organic, but I am sure you could do a little googling and find them that way as well.


We are lucky. We do not have to depend on what grows around us as our ancestors did to get proper nutrition. Although I try and eat by the seasons, meaning what would be growing and plentiful in my area, I also recognize that if I just did this, my nutrition would not be as good as I need it to be to function in my life, as wife, mother, homemaker, taxi driver, scullery maid, cook, laundress, entertainer, nutritionist, secretary, spell caster, space holder, writer, you get the picture. I am also a realist and use what is available to me. I know that if my ancestors had 24-hour grocery stores available to them, they would have been perusing the aisles at 1 in the morning too! I try and listen to my body. I know that if I am really craving something (my body, not my taste buds just to be clear), chances are it is because somewhere in my body, I am lacking something.


The first thing I wanted to talk about is supplements. There are shelves and shelves of bottles at most grocery stores, pharmacies, and health food stores that contain an alphabet array of vitamins, minerals, and supplements for you. It is confusing and confounding how to tell what to take. You could literally just make meals of pills and drops and tinctures. It might even be a good weight loss plan (just kidding!)


All through the year I take a few must haves for me. I take a probiotic because gut health is crucial to overall health. IMPORTANT NOTE ON PROBIOTICS: to work efficiently, they should be taken on an empty stomach, so I take mine before bed. Also, if you go on antibiotics for any reason, there should be at least a 2-hour window of time between taking your antibiotic and your probiotic! I also take a vitamin D because I tend to run deficient in this. I take 2000IU in the summer but boost that to 4000IU daily when I am mostly indoors, and the sun is not as strong. Vitamin D is linked with staving off depression and I would rather keep it at bay than be in the middle of when I then try and change things. Vitamin D is also important for healthy bones and teeth and I eat a LOT of tuna, yogurt, and other foods high in vitamin D in the colder months as well. I take a multivitamin formulated for women in their forties. I will not go into brands because these change as I learn more about what my specific body needs and my age increases. I take vitamin B. From Ostara to Samhain I take a B-complex as I was told by a medicine man once, and it holds true for me, that it staves off the mosquitos. I have found this to be golden advice! When I do not take this for a few days I am being eaten alive as I used to be all summer long. When the cold sets in, and the mosquitos start to go, I move to B6 as this is something that most people, myself included, are deficient in and it has a direct correlation to anxiety. I also take a B12 specifically as this too helps with depression. I also eat a lot of foods with vitamin B, but I will get to that later.


I take a calcium supplement. Actually mine is a Calcium Magnesium supplement. Magnesium helps convert vitamin D to help with calcium absorption so taking a combo supplement here is a good thing. IMPORTANT NOTE ON CALCIUM: There have been studies that showed that drinking carbonated beverages robbed your bones of calcium. Other studies showed that it was cola beverages and suspected the caffeine in these as having done this damage. The ruling is not thorough or totally conclusive at this point but there seems to be a lean towards worsen osteoporosis in women who consume mostly sodas or carbonated beverages. For this reason, I try and stay away from them and give my teens calcium supplements as they tend to drink more cola beverages and carbonated things than I would recommend. Better safe than sorry 30 years from now.


I have a condition called Immune Induced Anxiety. What this means is if I get sick, like in bed for a few days sick, my immune system kicks on HARD, but then when I am better, it takes a while to kick off. My cortisol levels stay high when they are not needed which leads to panic attacks, severe anxiety, it is NOT pleasant. The first time I experienced it was after a double strep incident but I was also in a very stressful monetary situation and I ended up going on anti-anxiety medication, thinking it was surely the stress and not the sickness. After a month or so, my doctor weaned me off and all was well (the super stressful situation had resolved itself as well). The next time I got it, two years later, I had the flu and was in bed with a high fever for 4 days, followed by lethargy and a weeklong recovery period. As I got better, my anxiety got worse. I recognized that feelings as the same as had happened previously, but we were not in any stressful situation at the time. I posted about it and had several acquaintances tell me their health stories and this led me to talk to my doctor before going back on anti-anxiety meds. After a severe illness, it takes my body 4-5 weeks to settle down. It is HELL! So I do everything in my power to stay healthy.


Ok, into the kitchen and what YOU can do too to stay healthy. A few important things to boost in the winter months are your vitamin C and D as I have stated because we get a LOT of this naturally from the sun and we just don’t get it in the winter.


Vitamin C plays important roles in regeneration of cells and is a super antioxidant so be sure to get a lot during cold/flu season. You can find vitamin C in citrus fruits like oranges and grapefruits. Even lemons are high in vitamin C. I try and have at least one of these a day. I squeeze lemon in my water or over my meals. Also, bell peppers, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, and cabbage are good sources of C. Although best if consumed raw, steamed broccoli or roasted Brussels are a great base for a meal, substituting pasta or rice and adding on top a sauce or just by themselves as well. I have also taken to coarsely shredding cabbage, toss with a little sesame oil, and roast at 425 in the oven, stirring often. I top with sea salt and sesame seeds and serve as a side dish or as the base under a stir fry.


Vitamin D is another we get from the sun. For those who do dairy, Milk and Yogurt are good sources of vitamin D. Most orange juices, soy milks, and things like cereals and instant oatmeal are fortified with D so they might be good sources for those who don’t consume dairy products.


Another benefit that we get from sunshine is that it helps with proper magnesium absorption and use. This is important for heart health and it also helps get vitamin D into your cells, so be sure that you are getting magnesium every day. This is fairly easy to do if you think it out. Magnesium can be found in things like tofu, soy products, spinach and other dark green leafy vegetables, bananas, black beans, and avocados. Also, 1 oz of almonds or cashews contain 20% of your daily magnesium requirements.


Immune boosting foods:


One of the best ways to stay healthy is to eat a lot of immune boosting foods. These can be incorporated into recipes or eaten raw.


As I stated, I take a PROBIOTIC year round. Most of your immune system stems from your gut so keeping it happy keeps you healthy. That being said, probiotic foods include yogurt (CHOOSE ONE WITH LIVE CULTURES IN IT, PREFERRABLY WITHOUT A LOT OF ADDED SUGAR) and other fermented foods like sauerkraut. You can find great recipes for fermenting your own veggies here: https://www.diynatural.com/fermented-vegetables/It really is quite easy and if you enjoy pickled things, you will love these.


OATS have super immune boosting qualities, plus they help keep you full so having a bowl of unprocessed oatmeal topped with berries or other yummy goodness is a great pick for fall and winter breakfasts (added bonus is that berries themselves help boost your immune system providing extra vitamin C and other immune boosters)


GARLIC is packed with antiviral and antibacterial qualities and lets face it, it just tastes incredibly yummy!


NUTS, LEAN MEAT, AND POULTRY: these choices, and other high protein choices, are high in zinc which in turn helps with the increase in white cell and t cell production thus increasing your immune system


MUSHROOMS: Okay, this one surprised me, although lately my body has been craving them so I looked up what mushrooms are good for and TADA! What I found was that Mushrooms may be a potent weapon in warding off colds, flu, and other infections. Studies on fresh mushrooms, dried mushrooms, and extracts have shown that mushrooms such as white button, shiitake, maitake, and reishi have antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-tumor effects. They are also a natural plant source of vitamin D.


BRIGHT COLORED VEGETABLES: It is important to eat a variety of vegetables as often what is found on some is not in others, but what is found will often work together. Bright yellow, orange, and red veggies have beta-carotenes with help in immune system functioning, plus, seeing bright colored food on dark winter days help brighten the spirit as well.
OMEGA 3: found in fish like salmon and tuna, and in seeds like hemp, chia, and flax. Omega 3 help regulate the immune system and may help it from over reaction to infections. I eat a LOT of omega 3’s and when I cannot I supplement to keep my Immune induced anxiety at bay.


CHOCOLATE: Don’t get too excited here LOL. For chocolate to be actually good for you it has to be as raw and dark as you can stand. I keep raw cocoa nibs in my kitchen for those times when I need it medicinally. In this form it is high in antioxidants and actually helps your immune system. Dark chocolate that is 70-80% cocoa is full of iron, magnesium, copper, manganese, plus other good for you stuff.


My “medicine” chest:


There are also a few things that I keep on hand all year, but especially in winter for battling colds and other illnesses. GINGER: This wonder root is good for battling all types of illnesses. It is good for nausea, constipation, fever and chills, as well as being an antimicrobial and has the ability to kill cold viruses. I keep candied ginger around to chew on, brew raw ginger into tea with a touch of honey, use it in stir-fry’s, shred it and put it in apple pie or muffins. You can peel and freeze ginger and then grate or shred it while still frozen.


SALT: Salt water, when gargled, soothes a sore throat. When done before bed, it can create a hostile environment for cold viruses to replicate, studies now show. Cold viruses often get trapped in tonsils and adenoids and salt water not only prevents this, but kills them before they make their way into your body.


APPLE CIDER VINEGAR: I swear by this for things like upset stomach and strep throat. When I or my family get diagnosis with strep OR when I feel it come on (going form feeling fine to fire in my throat in a matter of hours), we gargle with 1 T apple cider vinegar and 4 oz warm water. It burns the first time, but then your throat feels better. Repeat several times a day. And often the sore throat resolves itself in a day or so. Faster than any antibiotic we have taken for strep. I have also used it as a “tea”. 2Tb apple cider vinegar, 1Tb raw honey to 8 oz boiling water. Drink while still warm.


RAW HONEY: Honey is as good as ginger for all sorts of things. I have personally used it to treat allergies (1Tb once a day-must be local honey, within 40 miles of your home), bedwetting (honey sedates your nervous system and absorbs water as you sleep), minor cuts (smear it right on, it is full of antibacterials and antifungals), and honey is full of antioxidants, helping your body protect cells from free radicals. It is also a good cough suppressant and my daughter scrubs her face with specifically Manuka Honey and swears by it to keep acne at bay. IMPORTANT NOTE: raw honey can also carry harmful bacteria such as Clostridium botulinum. This is particularly dangerous for babies. Raw honey should never be given to an infant less than a year old.


ELDERBERRY SYRUP: I make my own elderberry syrup in the fall and winter and my family and I take 1TB every day. Elderberry has antiviral properties. Although it does not prevent colds or the flu, it does help lessen the severity of their symptoms. The most recent research and writings say that it is safe to take elderberry syrup and that there are little to no negative side effects, providing you get it from a reputable source. Unripe berries for instance can make you sick so you want to make sure you know what you are doing if you are picking your own. For this reason, I buy mine in bulk at the start of the season from Frontier Co-Op off amazon. Here is a website with a good recipe if you are interested in making it yourself https://blog.mybalancemeals.com/health/7-benefits-of-elderberry-syrup/ SUPER IMPORTANT NOTE: COVID-19 IS TOO NEW TO KNOW IF ELDERBERRY SYRUP CAN HELP OR HURT.


AND AS STATED AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS WRITING, CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE USING SUPPLEMENTS, CONCOCTIONS, ETC IF YOU ARE TAKING PRESCRIPTION MEDICINE TO CHECK FOR ADVERSE INTERACTIONS AND DANGERS. I AM NOT A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL; I AM JUST ONE WITCH IN HER KITCHEN DOING THE BEST SHE CAN FOR HER FAMILY AND COMMUNITY.


Blessed be, and may the dark times be full of coziness and introspection. May sickness stay beyond your door sill and pass you by in the streets. So may it be!

Samhain Ritual Information

Join Frederick CUUPS for an open streaming Samhain Ritual! Samhain falls at the time of year the light noticeably fades. In this season, Pagans honor death as a part of the sacred circle of life and remember those who have gone before.

Here is the Zoom link

Rather than a linear ritual that follows a pattern we all engage with at the same time, FCUUPS Samhain is a virtual place of stillness, remembrance, reflection, and release that will be held from 7 to 9 PM. The ritual offering is drop-in – you are welcome to stay as long as you would like. You can use the ritual as a time of contemplation or as background to a Dumb Supper or other personal ritual.

There will be three sacred spaces we are working this Samhain. The first is a Releasing Fire. If you would like to release a shadow or an obstacle to growth from this past season, please write/draw that energy onto a piece of paper. Mail your releasing item, in a sealed envelope (these will never be opened) to:

FCUUPS Samhain
c/o The UUCF
4880 Elmer Derr Road
Frederick, MD 21703

Our Releasing Fire Guide will burn these letters, sprinkling purifying herbs in between each, over the course of the ritual. They will not be opened or read. EVER.

The second space is an Ancestral Fire. Our Guides at the Ancestral Fire will be speaking aloud the names of the beloved dead we wish to honor, accompanying each name with an offering of grain. If you would like us to honor an Ancestor for you, please email that name to CUUPS@FrederickUU.org OR simply write the name into the chat window during the streaming ritual.

The third space is an Ancestral Altar. Our Guide there will be holding space and sharing the feed of our beautiful altar.

Recommended donation is $5.

To make a donation for the class, go to: http://www.frederickuu.org/about/Support_UUCF

Click: To Donate Click Here

Scroll down to Adult Spiritual Enrichment. Type in your donation amount, then write “FC – Samhain” in the memo box.

October Events with Frederick CUUPS

For the duration of Social Distancing due to Coronavirus, all Frederick CUUPS offerings are moving online!  All times listed are in Eastern.

We are using Zoom, a video conferencing platform.

If you are unfamiliar with Zoom:

1 minute Introduction to Zoom: https://www.youtube.com/embed/vFhAEoCF7jg?rel=0&autoplay=1&cc_load_policy=1

8 minute Zoom demonstration: https://www.youtube.com/embed/vFhAEoCF7jg?rel=0&autoplay=1&cc_load_policy=1

Single Date Events/Short Series:

Political Magick: Magick for the Good of the Polis
Wednesday, October 14th, 7 PM
With Gwendolyn Reece

We are in challenging times in which many of us are concerned about our political systems and want to be of service and defend our Democracy. Gwendolyn Reece focuses much of her magickal effort on magick for the Good of the Polis as part of her work with Athena and Apollon. This workshop gives a framework for political magick, including a discussion of ethics. Some techniques and contacts are included and a ritual is provided for adaptation. Time will also be given for discussion.
This class will be offered on Zoom. Please email UUCFLibrary@gmail.com for the link.  Facebook event here.
Recommended donation for class is $10.
To make a donation for the class, go to: http://www.frederickuu.org/about/Support_UUCF
Click: To Donate Click Here
Scroll down to Adult Spiritual Enrichment. Type in your donation amount, then write “FC – Polis” in the memo box.

Earth Centered Spirituality Service
Sunday, October 18th, 12 PM

The monthly Earth Service provides an opportunity to focus on the Sixth Source of Unitarian Universalism: “Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.” This month’s Earth Service is led by Raven.  Facebook Event here.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88577366199

Frederick CUUPS Samhain Ritual (Online Only)
Saturday, October 24th, 7 PM

Join Frederick CUUPS for an open streaming Samhain Ritual! Samhain falls at the time of year the light noticeably fades. In this season, Pagans honor death as a part of the sacred circle of life and remember those who have gone before.

Here is the Zoom link

Rather than a linear ritual that follows a pattern we all engage with at the same time, FCUUPS Samhain is a virtual place of stillness, remembrance, reflection, and release that will be held from 7 to 9 PM. The ritual offering is drop-in – you are welcome to stay as long as you would like. You can use the ritual as a time of contemplation or as background to a Dumb Supper or other personal ritual.

There will be three sacred spaces we are working this Samhain. The first is a Releasing Fire. If you would like to release a shadow or an obstacle to growth from this past season, please write/draw that energy onto a piece of paper. Mail your releasing item, in a sealed envelope (these will never be opened) to:

FCUUPS Samhain
c/o The UUCF
4880 Elmer Derr Road
Frederick, MD 21703

Our Releasing Fire Guide will burn these letters, sprinkling purifying herbs in between each, over the course of the ritual. They will not be opened or read. EVER.

The second space is an Ancestral Fire. Our Guides at the Ancestral Fire will be speaking aloud the names of the beloved dead we wish to honor, accompanying each name with an offering of grain. If you would like us to honor an Ancestor for you, please email that name to CUUPS@FrederickUU.org OR simply write the name into the chat window during the streaming ritual.

The third space is an Ancestral Altar. Our Guide there will be holding space and sharing the feed of our beautiful altar.

Recommended donation is $5.
To make a donation for the ritual, go to: http://www.frederickuu.org/about/Support_UUCF
Click: To Donate Click Here
Scroll down to Adult Spiritual Enrichment. Type in your donation amount, then write “FC – Samhain” in the memo box.

Winternights: Heathenry, the Ancestors, and the Winter Season
Thursday, October 29th, 7 PM

Join Chris of Elk Ridge Kindred and members of the Frederick CUUPS community for a workshop on the pre-Christian holiday of Winternights.
Winternights was celebrated in pre-Christian Scandinavia and may have been one of the most important festivals of the year. It marks the end of summer, the start of the winter, and the beginning of a new year. In this workshop we will look at what the Lore says about this festival, we’ll try to dig up some folk traditions, and look at how we can take those and create a holiday that honors the past and fits in with the present.
Facebook event here. This class will be offered on Zoom. Please email CUUPS@FrederickUU.org for the Zoom link.
Recommended donation is $10. To make a donation, visit:
Click: To Donate Click Here
Scroll down to Adult Spiritual Enrichment. Type in your donation amount, then write “FC – Winternights” in the memo box.

Weekly Recurring Events:

Yoga with Irene
Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 am

Support your mind, body and spirit with yoga. 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 drop-in friendly and open to everyone. Email CUUPS(at)FrederickUU(dot)org for the Zoom link.
Irene teaches Yoga for Advancing Beginners on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 AM ET. 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. Previous classes can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIUP28Eiu8EGMdBFd9ttj5XkZAvFxC4n8

Facebook event
Email CUUPS@frederickuu.org for the Zoom link

Blackfeather Mystery School
The 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 7 PM

Intermediate magickal training, drop-ins welcome.
Facebook event
Email CUUPS@frederickuu.org for the Zoom link.

September Events with Frederick CUUPS

For the duration of Social Distancing due to Coronavirus, all Frederick CUUPS offerings are moving online!  All times listed are in Eastern.

We are using Zoom, a video conferencing platform.

If you are unfamiliar with Zoom:

1 minute Introduction to Zoom: https://www.youtube.com/embed/vFhAEoCF7jg?rel=0&autoplay=1&cc_load_policy=1

8 minute Zoom demonstration: https://www.youtube.com/embed/vFhAEoCF7jg?rel=0&autoplay=1&cc_load_policy=1

Single Date Events/Short Series:

Full Moon Divination Circle
Wednesday, September 2nd, 7 PM
Thursday, October 1st, 7 PM
Monday, November 30th, 7 PM

Join Heather and the Frederick CUUPS Community on Full Moon nights at 7 PM Eastern for a Divination Circle! This facilitated open discussion circle is an opportunity for the FCUUPS community to meet up and exchange ideas and techniques surrounding the different types of divination we all use.

Please email CUUPS@frederickuu.org for the Zoom link
Facebook event here

 

Introduction to Druidry
Wednesdays at 7 pm, September 9th – 23rd

Join Jack for a 3-part discussion of modern Druidry—what it is, where it comes from, and what the major groups are. We’ll discuss druidic philosophy, the Druidic Orders, the Bardic magic of inspiration and of story, and the art of cultivating wisdom.

Along the way we’ll touch on the Arthurian tales, the old gods of Britain and Ireland, The Mabon and how to pronounce it, a soup that makes poets, an infamous forger of Welsh poetry, Gerald Gardner’s copy editor, and of course, Stonehenge.

Buckle in, folks, there’s a lot of weird to cover.

Facebook Event. This series will be presented on Zoom. Email CUUPS(at)FrederickUU(dot)org for the Zoom link.

Recommended donation is $10/session. To make a donation for the class, go to: http://www.frederickuu.org/about/Support_UUCF

Click: To Donate Click Here

Scroll down to Adult Spiritual Enrichment. Type in your donation amount, then write “FC – Druidry” in the memo box.

 

Earth Centered Spirituality Service
Sunday, September 13th, 7 PM

The monthly Earth Service provides an opportunity to focus on the Sixth Source of Unitarian Universalism: “Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.” This month’s Earth Service is led by Raven.  Facebook Event here.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88577366199

 

Stitch-N-Witch with Eira
Saturday, September 19th, 1 PM

Grab your yarn and knitting needles, your crochet hooks or embroidery, your paints or markers or WHATEVER you like to craft with and join the Stitch-n-Witch. Hosted by Eira on Zoom.
Facebook event
Email CUUPS@frederickuu.org for the Zoom link

 

Frederick CUUPS Mabon Ritual (Online Only)
Saturday, September 19th, 7 PM

Join Frederick CUUPS for an open, family-friendly Mabon Ritual! At this time, we honor the balance of day and night, and celebrate the second harvest and the abundance it brings. Details and suggestions for supplies coming soon.
We will be using Zoom, a video conferencing platform, to celebrate together.  Facebook Event here.
Recommended donation is $5. To make a donation for the ritual, go to:
Click: To Donate Click Here

Scroll down to Adult Spiritual Enrichment. Type in your donation amount, then write “FCUUPS” in the memo box.

An Introduction to Voudoun
Monday, September 5th, 7 PM

Voudoun is the religion of ancient African Diaspora rites of the Western African/Caribbean regions. It is the principle religion of Benin, Dahomey, Haiti, and Togo. Voudoun is thought to originate before the start of the Christian calendar and the only other African Diaspora religion that claims to be older is IFA.

This class will cover the four different Voudoun traditions, the houses, zombies/voodoo dolls, the chain of command in Haitian Voudoun, Loas/Lwas vs Orisha, the most popular Loas/Lwas and much more!

This class will NOT be an initiation class nor will the instructor possess or be ridden during the class.

Facebook event link. This class will be presented on Zoom. Please email CUUPS@FrederickUU.org for the Zoom link.

Lady Amber Dawn (Genise White) has been an active magickal force in the occult world since 1993. She is a tarot card reader, an Usui and Sacred Flame Master-Teacher, an Isian, a Witch, and a practitioner of the Voudoun religion. She was a Godchild of the Late Papa Max Beauvoir; Hougan Elder, biologist and scientist from Mariani, Haiti from 1996 to 2003. She is also an Umbanda practitioner through The Temple of Guaracy of Washington D.C. since 2006.

Lady Amber Dawn was ordained with the Fellowship of Isis under the tutelage of the late Rt. Rev. Deena Hartray Butta, FOI Archbishop of the Lyceum of Eleusis in Chicago and by the founder of The Fellowship Of Isis, the late Lady Olivia Robertson, in 2009. She is the High Priestess and President of her Coven, The Temple of the Lotus Pyramid.

Lady Amber Dawn teaches widely – past venues include Cedar Light Grove in Baltimore, Ecumenicon, FOI of Chicago, Pagan Spirit Gathering, and Sacred Space Conference in Maryland.

In the mundane world, she hosts the reggae radio show ‘World Reggae Party with Goddess Genise’ and a television reggae show on Fairfax Public Access.

Recommended donation for class is $10. To make a donation for the class, go to: http://www.frederickuu.org/about/Support_UUCF

Click: To Donate Click Here

Scroll down to Adult Spiritual Enrichment. Type in your donation amount, then write “Voudoun” in the memo box.

Weekly Recurring Events:

Paganism and Wicca 101
Mondays at 7 pm through September 14th – 10 week series

Join Alythia of the Ash and members of the Frederick CUUPS community for this fascinating 10 week series. This is a class series for seekers who are new to paganism and/or witchcraft or who are looking for more formal instruction after a period of self-directed learning. Develop the basic tools and understanding that will allow you to take your next steps on your spiritual path with greater confidence and insight. This series includes history and traditions, some theologies common to paganism, influences and related practices, observances and holidays, etiquette and ethics, pantheons and Elements, magickal tools and much more.  We are no longer accepting drop-ins for this course, but we do plan to run it again in the future.
Facebook event
Email CUUPS@frederickuu.org for the Zoom link

 

Yoga with Irene
Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 am

Support your mind, body and spirit with yoga. 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 drop-in friendly and open to everyone. Email CUUPS(at)FrederickUU(dot)org for the Zoom link.
Irene teaches Yoga for Advancing Beginners on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 AM ET. 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. Previous classes can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIUP28Eiu8EGMdBFd9ttj5XkZAvFxC4n8

Facebook event
Email CUUPS@frederickuu.org for the Zoom link

 

Blackfeather Mystery School
The 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 7 PM

Intermediate magickal training, drop-ins welcome. Supplementary journey circle the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7 pm.
Facebook event
Email CUUPS@frederickuu.org for the Zoom link.

August Events with Frederick CUUPS

For the duration of Social Distancing due to Coronavirus, all Frederick CUUPS offerings are moving online!  As the COVID-19 Pandemic continues to impact our ability to gather in person, we are offering a dense programming schedule for the summer months. This situation is challenging, scary and unpredictable, but we do not need to walk through this upheaval alone. If you have an internet connection, or even just a phone, you can stay connected to community.

We are hosting a minimum of two gatherings each week. All online gatherings welcome donations but do not require them. What we most wish is to keep each other connected, safe, sane, and loved during this time. Please feel free to attend any or all of our offerings whether you can make a donation or not.

All our offerings are open to everyone, not just members of the Frederick CUUPS community. All times listed are in Eastern.

We are using Zoom, a video conferencing platform.

Single Date Events/Short Series:

Frederick CUUPS Online-Only Lughnasadh Ritual
Saturday, August 1st, 7 PM
Join Frederick CUUPS for an open, family-friendly Lughnasadh Ritual! At this time, we joyously celebrate the abundant harvest and make an offering to the land, the sun, and the spirits.

For this ritual, you will need:

~a piece of food you can cut or break, or separate a piece of, and a knife if you need one to cut the food.
~We recommend bread, or a small bowl of berries, for the symbolism, but it can be anything so long as you can take part away from the whole.
~A comfortable space for visualization

We will be using Zoom, a video conferencing platform, to celebrate together. YOU NEED TO BE LOGGED INTO YOUR ZOOM ACCOUNT TO JOIN THE MEETING. Accounts are free and take only a couple minutes to set up. If you do not have stable internet connectivity in your area, using the call-in function for audio only can be more accessible. Facebook Event. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84122157468

 

Full Moon Divination Circle
Monday, August 3rd, 7 pm

Join Heather and the Frederick CUUPS Community on Full Moon nights at 7 PM Eastern for a Divination Circle! This facilitated open discussion circle is an opportunity for the FCUUPS community to meet up and exchange ideas and techniques surrounding the different types of divination we all use.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/725120178271227/
Email CUUPS@frederickuu.org for the Zoom link.

 

Introduction to Hellenic Polytheism
Tuesday, July 28th, 7 PM
Wednesday, August 5th, 7 PM

Join Suz and members of the Frederick CUUPS community for a fun and informative trip through ancient Greece to meet the Gods who inspired some of mankind’s greatest myths, and explore your own traditional or utterly eclectic method of meeting and worshipping them.
Facebook event
Email CUUPS@frederickuu.org for the Zoom link

 

Earth Centered Spirituality Service
Sunday, August 9th, 12 PM

The monthly Earth Service provides an opportunity to focus on the Sixth Source of Unitarian Universalism: “Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.” This month’s Earth Service is led by Raven and will focus on creating Corn Dollies. Please have ready:

EITHER:
Corn dolly supplies:
Dried corn husks (tamales wrappers)
thread or string (in warm seasonal colors if you like)
scissors
a large bowl of water (for soaking the wrappers)
a dish towel or paper towels (for drying the wrappers)

OR:
Paper ‘Corn’ dolly option:
Paper cut into strips length wise ( about 4-5)
string or yarn (in seasonal colors if you choose)
scissors

Facebook link. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88577366199

 

From Hearth to Hall: Heathen Practices for the Everyday
Wednesday, August 12th, 7 PM

Join Chris of Elk Ridge Kindred and members of Frederick CUUPS on Wednesday, August 12th, at 7 PM Eastern for a workshop on everyday Heathenry.

This class will demonstrate foundations for building a daily practice as a Heathen. We will cover personal solitary practices, Hearth practices for the home, starting or joining a group, and some common ritual forms used in Heathenry.

This class will be presented on Zoom. Please email CUUPS@frederickuu.org for the Zoom link. Facebook event here.

 

Dark Moon Mourning and Passageway Ritual
Tuesday, August 18th, 7 PM

Join Suz Thackston and members of the Frederick CUUPS community in a Dark Moon ritual to honor the souls lost to COVID-19, the grief of those who remain, and support the transition of the newly dead to the Afterlife.
 
On the dark of the moon we gather together to honor the souls of those who have succumbed to the shafts of Apollon Smintheos and Arrow-Pouring Artemis. We gather to hold space for the grief of the living who are learning to move forward without their loved ones. We gather to support the transition of newly dead to their status as ancestors, spirits, and states of being we do not yet comprehend. And we gather to petition Persephone to open wide her gates and her gleaming arms to accept her children into her embrace and welcome them home.
 
Feel free to participate in this ritual to the degree that your circumstances allow.
 
For the full Monty please gather:
 
~ a vessel of lustration water which will be purified and used to cleanse you and your space
~ a libation vessel containing water, milk, honey or olive oil (no wine, please) and a receiving vessel into which the opening and closing libations will be poured
~ barley and a bowl in which to fling it (assuming you’re not outside or don’t want to sweep it up afterwards)
~ matches (or a lighter and small twig)
~ asperger (a small bundle of herbs used to sprinkle the lustration water)- mint, rosemary and basil are all good choices
~ a chalice of water which will be used to transform the grief and fear of the dead to peace and comfort for the living
~ a representation of the bereaved families (such as bread, seeds or stones, in a bowl, it will be covered with water).
 
Because this is a kthonic ritual, that is a ritual performed on behalf of the dead and dedicated to Underworld Gods, the libations and offerings will not be shared with you, all will go to the Gods and the dead.
 
If you’d like to read a hymn to Hekate, Hermes, Persephone, Apollon or the beloved dead, please let Suz know in the comments. You can read something of your choice or she can give it to you.

Facebook event
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83732003795

 

Developing Relationships with Northern European Gods
Wednesday, August 26th, 7 PM

Join author, rune reader, and teacher Scott Mohnkern for a fascinating workshop exploring forming relationships with Northern European Gods.

Finding yourself drawn to the gods and goddesses of the north? Ever wondered how heathens relate to their gods and goddesses? Or maybe you’re just curious about what the phrases “Thorsson,” “lokisdauter,” “profession,” or what it means when someone says they are “married to” a god or goddess of the north.

In this discussion we’ll sit down and talk about the unique nature of the Northern European Deities, and developing relationships with them.

Facebook Event Link. This class will be presented on Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81004837539?pwd=YlZnOTFoZzRDcDNyR1dxbTl6OUVqdz09

Weekly Recurring Events:

Paganism and Wicca 101
Mondays at 7 pm through September 14th – 10 week series

Join Alythia of the Ash and members of the Frederick CUUPS community for this fascinating 10 week series. This is a class series for seekers who are new to paganism and/or witchcraft or who are looking for more formal instruction after a period of self-directed learning. Develop the basic tools and understanding that will allow you to take your next steps on your spiritual path with greater confidence and insight. This series includes history and traditions, some theologies common to paganism, influences and related practices, observances and holidays, etiquette and ethics, pantheons and Elements, magickal tools and much more.  Drop-ins will need to be cleared by Alythia. If you would like to drop in after the series has begun, please email her at webwitch(at)knottedash(dot)org
Facebook event
Email CUUPS@frederickuu.org for the Zoom link

 

Yoga with Irene
Mondays at 8 am
Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 am

Yoga for Advancing Beginners is Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 am.  Yoga for Intermediate Practice is Mondays at 8 AM.

Facebook event
Email CUUPS@frederickuu.org for the Zoom link
A collection of previous classes is available here

 

Stitch-N-Witch with Eira
The 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 3 PM

Grab your yarn and knitting needles, your crochet hooks or embroidery, your paints or markers or WHATEVER you like to craft with and join the Stitch-n-Witch. Hosted by Eira on Zoom, this group meets the second Monday of the month at 3 PM Eastern.
Facebook event
Email CUUPS@frederickuu.org for the Zoom link

 

Blackfeather Mystery School
The 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 7 PM

Intermediate magickal training, drop-ins welcome. Supplementary journey circle the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7 pm.
Facebook event
Email CUUPS@frederickuu.org for the Zoom link.

July Online Events

For the duration of Social Distancing due to Coronavirus, all Frederick CUUPS offerings are moving online!  As the COVID-19 Pandemic continues to impact our ability to gather in person, we are offering a dense programming schedule for the summer months. This situation is challenging, scary and unpredictable, but we do not need to walk through this upheaval alone. If you have an internet connection, or even just a phone, you can stay connected to community.

We are hosting a minimum of two gatherings each week. All online gatherings welcome donations but do not require them. What we most wish is to keep each other connected, safe, sane, and loved during this time. Please feel free to attend any or all of our offerings whether you can make a donation or not.

All our offerings are open to everyone, not just members of the Frederick CUUPS community. All times listed are in Eastern.

We are using Zoom, a video conferencing platform.

If you are unfamiliar with Zoom:

1 minute Introduction to Zoom: https://www.youtube.com/embed/vFhAEoCF7jg?rel=0&autoplay=1&cc_load_policy=1

8 minute Zoom demonstration: https://www.youtube.com/embed/vFhAEoCF7jg?rel=0&autoplay=1&cc_load_policy=1

Weekly Recurring Events:

Paganism and Wicca 101
Mondays at 7 pm starting July 6th – 10 week series

Join Alythia of the Ash and members of the Frederick CUUPS community for this fascinating 10 week series. This is a class series for seekers who are new to paganism and/or witchcraft or who are looking for more formal instruction after a period of self-directed learning. Develop the basic tools and understanding that will allow you to take your next steps on your spiritual path with greater confidence and insight. This series includes history and traditions, some theologies common to paganism, influences and related practices, observances and holidays, etiquette and ethics, pantheons and Elements, magickal tools and much more.
Facebook event
Email CUUPS@frederickuu.org for the Zoom link

 

Yoga with Irene
Mondays at 8 am
Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 am

Yoga for Advancing Beginners is Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 am.  Yoga for Intermediate Practice is Mondays at 8 AM.

Facebook event
Email CUUPS@frederickuu.org for the Zoom link
A collection of previous classes is available here

 

Stitch-N-Witch with Eira
The 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 3 PM

Grab your yarn and knitting needles, your crochet hooks or embroidery, your paints or markers or WHATEVER you like to craft with and join the Stitch-n-Witch. Hosted by Eira on Zoom, this group meets the second Monday of the month at 3 PM Eastern.
Facebook event
Email CUUPS@frederickuu.org for the Zoom link

 

Blackfeather Mystery School
The 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 7 PM

Intermediate magickal training, drop-ins welcome. Supplementary journey circle the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7 pm.
Facebook event
Email CUUPS@frederickuu.org for the Zoom link.

Single Date Events/Short Series:

 

Full Moon Divination Circle
Sunday, July 5th, 7 pm
Monday, August 3rd, 7 pm

Join Heather and the Frederick CUUPS Community on Full Moon nights at 7 PM Eastern for a Divination Circle! This facilitated open discussion circle is an opportunity for the FCUUPS community to meet up and exchange ideas and techniques surrounding the different types of divination we all use.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/725120178271227/
Email CUUPS@frederickuu.org for the Zoom link.

 

Bone Art and Crystal Growing
Thursday, July 23rd, 7 PM

Join Dani and members of the Frederick CUUPS community for this fun, crafty class. In this class we will be learning all the tips and secrets on making art with bones and crystals. Dani will be teaching step by step processes on making dreamcatchers, how to make crystals, and bone processing. We will be discussing how to find, clean, and utilize bones in a safe, legal, and respectful way. If you would like to make a dreamcatcher while taking this class, you will need the following items: LOTS of string, a circular item to weave on, and feathers (beads are optional too).
Facebook event
Email CUUPS@frederickuu.org for the Zoom link

 

July Earth Centered Spirituality Service
Sunday, July 12th, 12 PM

This time provides an opportunity to focus on the Sixth Source of Unitarian Universalism: “Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.”
Facebook event
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87539406695

 

Introduction to Hellenic Polytheism
Tuesday, July 28th, 7 PM
Wednesday, August 5th, 7 PM

Join Suz and members of the Frederick CUUPS community for a fun and informative trip through ancient Greece to meet the Gods who inspired some of mankind’s greatest myths, and explore your own traditional or utterly eclectic method of meeting and worshipping them.
Facebook event
Email CUUPS@frederickuu.org for the Zoom link

 

Dark Moon Mourning and Passageway Ritual
Monday, July 20th, 7 PM
Tuesday, August 18th, 7 PM

Join Irene Glasse and members of the Frederick CUUPS community in a Dark Moon ritual to honor the souls lost to COVID-19, the grief of those who remain, and support the transition of the newly dead to the Afterlife. The first ritual in this series will be presented on Sunday, June 21st, at 7 PM. This ritual will include offerings to the newly dead, the Ancestors, and the Norse goddess Hel: the gracious Lady of the Underworld. Please plan to have ready:

~Three offerings and offering receptacles (beverages and bowls, incense and incense holders, grain and a brazier)
~Three candles, holders and lighter/matches
~Tissues in case you need them

Facebook event
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83732003795

Weaving Enchantments ~ Creating Magickal Jewelry with Caine
Wednesday, July 29th, at 7:30 PM

One of humanities greatest talents is that of being able to make and use tools. Building on the premise that reality is a tapestry, participants will learn the basic skills necessary to transform mundane objects into powerful magical tools. This allows for the practitioner to maximize their efforts in everything from spellwork to day-to-day tasks like shielding and cleansing.
Facebook event
Please email CUUPS@frederickuu.org for the Zoom link.