December Events with Frederick CUUPS!

December is here and Yuletide events are on tap! This month contains a fusion of in person and streaming programming as we navigate the coronavirus pandemic. Please join us as we stay connected and come together to honor the Earth, Gods, Ancestors, and Wheel of the Year.

Orlog, Wyrd & Luck
Wednesday, December 1st, at 7 PM
With Chris Kackley, hosted by Wyoming Valley CUUPS


Join Chris of Elk Ridge Kindred and members of Wyoming Valley CUUPS on Wedneday, December 1st, at 7 PM EST for a workshop on the Heathen concepts of Orlog, Wyrd and Luck.

We are constantly building our own fate. Who we associate with and where we come from all come into play when building our metaphysical store of energy. Our decisions open and close possibilities. Our friendships influence the path we’re on. What’s the best way to build a strong energetic framework?
Orlog, Wyrd, and Luck are important parts of Heathen spirituality. This workshop will focus on these three concepts, how they are connected, and how to positively increase their influences in your life and the lives of people you choose to spend your time with.

Click here for the Facebook event and Zoom link.

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

The Blackfeather Mystery School is a full-spectrum training in Empowered Witchcraft developed by mystic witch Irene Glasse and spiritworker Caine Dreamwalker. The 2021 series is the Crow level, an intermediate training. Prerequisites include experience journeying and cultivating spirit allies, a good understanding of the fundamentals of witchcraft, and a willingness to practice class content outside the classroom.  Content includes sharpening Divination skills, Healing in both Witchcraft and Spiritwork modalities, Pagan Pastoral/Clergy Service, Past Life Reconciliation, Soul Retrieval, Dedicant Work, Psychopomp skill-building and more. Facebook Event here. Email fcuups@gmail.com for the Zoom link. Class is currently available on Zoom only.

Thursday, December 2nd, 7 PM: Creating Fetches and Energy Structures
Thursday, December 16th, 7 PM: Spirit Tasking

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 required inside the building. 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.

Yuletide Decoration Crafting
Wednesday, December 8th, 7 – 9 PM

At the UUCF

Join Layla in crafting festive Yuletide decorations over hot cocoa! Class will be held in person at the UUCF. Participants are welcome bring their favorite craft or scrapbook paper, scissors, and marshmallows, but supplies will otherwise be provided.

Masks are required, worn correctly over both nose and mouth, for individuals over 2 years of age.
Recommended donation of $10.

To donate, please either bring cash or visit 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 “Yule Crafts” in the memo box.

Facebook event here.

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

At the UUCF in the Chapel

Join members of the Frederick CUUPS community for our monthly Earth Centered Spirituality Service. 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.”

Masks are required, worn correctly over both nose and mouth, for individuals over 2 years of age. Recommended donation of $5.

To donate, please either bring cash or visit 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 “FCUUPS” in the memo box.

Facebook event here.


Yule Ritual & Used Magickal Gift Exchange
Saturday, December 18th, 7 PM

At the UUCF in the Sanctuary

Join Frederick CUUPS for an open, family-friendly Yule Ritual and Used Magickal Gift Exchange.

This year’s ritual begins at 7 PM. We will each be crafting an object to hold the light of the sun safely within our homes til the end of winter. Many supplies will be provided, but if you have ribbon, greenery, or other supplies you’d like to donate, feel free to bring them with you.

Altars (with attendants) for the sun deities of different pantheons will be nearby. After creating your sun emblem, you can take it to any (or all!) of the altars of your choosing for a blessing.

For the Used Magickal Gift exchange, 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, physical items only – no services) with you to the ritual. There will be tables set up in the Atrium at the UUCF. 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 before you go. 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 fcuups@gmail.com

We will also have a Free To A Good Home table available. Any objects placed there must be collected by their owners if they are not claimed.

$5 recommended donation. Facebook event here.


New Year’s Day Purification Ritual
Saturday, January 1st. Please arrive between 5 and 7:30 PM

At the UUCF in the Sanctuary

Enter 2022 from a centered place of peace. Release the energies of the last year, and set a harmonious tone for the year to come. Sacred Space will be held from 5 to 8 pm in the Sanctuary of the UUCF. Please arrive by 7:30 PM at the latest.

Attendees are invited to move through the Elements, releasing the shadows of 2021 as they go. Elemental Guides will be available at each Quarter to offer a way to move into the energy of a new year. End your Purification journey with a time of meditation to receive any messages for the New Year.

This ritual is an opportunity to move through Sacred Space. As such, there is no set start and finish time–it does not have a formal ritual structure. Your journey will be self-guided. We will hold the space open from 5 to 8 pm, and you should expect to spend somewhere between a half hour to an hour on your journey.

Please remember that this is a very popular ritual. There is a single path to follow, so at ‘peak’ times (generally around 7 pm), there can be a line. Please plan to arrive early or after the ‘peak’ and please be patient with the process of the people around you.

All are welcome to attend. This ritual is held in silence and includes written prompts. As a result, we recommend this ritual for ages 12 and up.

Masks are required, worn correctly over both nose and mouth, for all attendees.

Recommended donation of $5. Facebook event here.

November Events with Frederick CUUPS

After a very busy October, November is a little quieter at Frederick CUUPS. This month contains a fusion of in person and streaming programming as we navigate the coronavirus pandemic. Please join us as we stay connected and come together to honor the Earth, Gods, Ancestors, and Wheel of the Year.

Samhain Service with Frederick CUUPS
Sunday, October 31st, 10:30 – 11:30 AM

In person and on Zoom

Join Frederick CUUPS for a special Samhain Service at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick. Explore the history, meaning, and resonance of the Final Harvest with members of the Frederick CUUPS community. Music will be provided by members of Kindred Crow.

If you plan to attend in person, please bring about a foot of ribbon with you in a color you like. We will also have ribbons available at the UUCF. If you are joining us on Zoom, please have that ribbon available to you during the service.

This service will take place in person as well as on Zoom. Visit www.FrederickUU.org for the Zoom link. Facebook event here.

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 required inside the building. 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.

In person classes for November: November 2nd, November 9th, November 30th

Zoom classes for November: November 5th, November 12th, November 26th (Thanksgiving Recovery Class)


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

The Blackfeather Mystery School is a full-spectrum training in Empowered Witchcraft developed by mystic witch Irene Glasse and spiritworker Caine Dreamwalker. The 2021 series is the Crow level, an intermediate training. Prerequisites include experience journeying and cultivating spirit allies, a good understanding of the fundamentals of witchcraft, and a willingness to practice class content outside the classroom.  Content includes sharpening Divination skills, Healing in both Witchcraft and Spiritwork modalities, Pagan Pastoral/Clergy Service, Past Life Reconciliation, Soul Retrieval, Dedicant Work, Psychopomp skill-building and more. Facebook Event here. Zoom link here. Class is currently available on Zoom only.

Thursday, November 4th, 7 PM: Advanced Warding
Thursday, November 18th, 7 PM: Creating Fetches and Energy Structures

Introduction to Celtic Polytheism
Mondays at 7 PM, November 8th – 29th
With Jack Park

Join scholar and all-things-Celtic enthusiast Jack for an Introduction to Celtic Polytheism! Don’t know exactly what a Celt is? Are you still pronouncing it “Sell-tick”? Don’t know where to start or what’s misinformation? Do you know your Gaels from your Gauls? This is a four class series designed to introduce you to the Celtic gods and the ways people worship and work with them. For both the absolute beginner and the long-time Celtic pagan alike. Facebook event here.

This class will be presented on Zoom. Please email FCUUPS@gmail.com for the Zoom link.

Recommended donation for each 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 “Celtic Workshop” in the memo box.


November Earth Centered Spirituality Service
Sunday, November 14th, 12 PM

Join members of the Frederick CUUPS community for our monthly Earth Centered Spirituality Service. 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.”

This month’s Earth Service will be on Zoom. Please email fcuups@gmail.com for the Zoom link.

Recommended donation of $5. Facebook event here.

October Events With Frederick CUUPS!

The Wheel turns and October is upon us! This month contains a fusion of in person and streaming programming as we navigate the coronavirus pandemic. Please join us as we stay connected and come together to honor the Earth, Gods, Ancestors, and Wheel of the Year.

October Dark Moon Drum Circle
Saturday, October 2nd, 6 – 8 PM

Come together with community, connect with the rhythm and learn some new grooves with percussionist Strix from Kindred Crow. A drum circle is a celebration of life, community, and music-making in the moment. Please bring hand drums, shakers and other hand percussion. A few small hand drums will be available if you do not have your own.

Dancers welcome, fire spinning welcome if you bring your own Safety.

Mask Guidelines: if you are vaccinated and we are outdoors, you can wear a mask or not as you like. If you are not vaccinated you must wear a mask. All people over age 2 must be masked when inside the building. Facebook event here.


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 required inside the building. On days when the weather is nice, we will practice outside beneath the willow tree so that masks can be optional. If we are indoors, they must be worn correctly over both mouth and nose. 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.

In person classes for October: October 5th, October 19th, October 26th

Zoom classes for October: October 1st, October 15th, October 22nd, October 29th


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

The Blackfeather Mystery School is a full-spectrum training in Empowered Witchcraft developed by mystic witch Irene Glasse and spiritworker Caine Dreamwalker. The 2021 series is the Crow level, an intermediate training. Prerequisites include experience journeying and cultivating spirit allies, a good understanding of the fundamentals of witchcraft, and a willingness to practice class content outside the classroom.  Content includes sharpening Divination skills, Healing in both Witchcraft and Spiritwork modalities, Pagan Pastoral/Clergy Service, Past Life Reconciliation, Soul Retrieval, Dedicant Work, Psychopomp skill-building and more. Facebook Event here. Zoom link here. Class is currently available on Zoom only.

Thursday, October 7th, 7 PM: Dark Moon Ritual
Thursday, October 21st, 7 PM: Past Life Reconciliation II

October Earth Centered Spirituality Service
Saturday, October 10th, 12 PM

Join members of the Frederick CUUPS community for our monthly Earth Centered Spirituality Service. 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.”

Although we had hoped to return to in-person Earth Services, the rise of the Delta variant has caused us to reconsider. This month’s Earth Service will be on Zoom. Here’s the Zoom link. If it asks for a passcode, please use: 536567.

Recommended donation of $5. Facebook event here.


October Labyrinth Cleanup
Friday, October 22nd, 5 – 7 PM


Our Labyrinth will be used as part of the Samhain ritual on Saturday, September 23rd, which means it’s time to tidy it up! If you would like to help, please join us. This service to the community is not glamorous, but it is absolutely vital. With four volunteers, it only takes an hour to do.

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. We also have a few that are available for use. 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. Facebook event here.

Open Samhain Ritual: An Underworld Journey
Saturday, October 23rd, arrive between 7:30 and 8:30 PM

Join Frederick CUUPS for an open outdoor Samhain Ritual! Samhain falls at the time of year when the light noticeably fades. We honor death as a part of the sacred circle of life and honor our loved ones who have crossed the Veil.

This ritual is an opportunity to move through Sacred Space. As such, there is no set start and finish time–it does not have a group ritual structure. Your journey will take you around the grounds of the UUCF. Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear sturdy shoes – the path will be uneven in places. We will hold the space open from 7:30 to 9 pm, and you should expect to spend somewhere between a half hour to an hour on your journey. Please arrive no later than 8:30 to begin your journey.

Participants each need to bring one small bag with them – a drawstring fabric pouch large enough to hold a handful of coins is recommended.

Parents, please remember that grief is a part of Samhain – this ritual is recommended for ages 12 and up. Please consider whether your child will be comfortable exploring the emotions of loss and grief.

Traditional dress for Samhain is harvest colors or dark colors (mourning dress).

Recommended donation is $5. Facebook event here.


Samhain Service with Frederick CUUPS
Sunday, October 31st, 10:30 – 11:30 AM

In person and on Zoom

Join Frederick CUUPS for a special Samhain Service at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick. Explore the history, meaning, and resonance of the Final Harvest with members of the Frederick CUUPS community. Music will be provided by members of Kindred Crow.

If you plan to attend in person, please bring about a foot of ribbon with you in a color you like. We will also have ribbons available at the UUCF. If you are joining us on Zoom, please have that ribbon available to you during the service.

This service will take place in person as well as on Zoom. Visit www.FrederickUU.org for the Zoom link. Facebook event here.

September Events with Frederick CUUPS

September is here and early fall offers some wonderful gatherings and events! This month contains a fusion of in person and streaming programming as we navigate the coronavirus pandemic. Please join us as we stay connected and come together to honor the Earth, Gods, Ancestors, and Wheel of the Year.


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 required inside the building. On days when the weather is nice, we will practice outside beneath the willow tree so that masks can be optional. If we are indoors, they must be worn correctly over both mouth and nose. 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.

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

The Blackfeather Mystery School is a full-spectrum training in Empowered Witchcraft developed by mystic witch Irene Glasse and spiritworker Caine Dreamwalker. The 2021 series is the Crow level, an intermediate training. Prerequisites include experience journeying and cultivating spirit allies, a good understanding of the fundamentals of witchcraft, and a willingness to practice class content outside the classroom.  Content includes sharpening Divination skills, Healing in both Witchcraft and Spiritwork modalities, Pagan Pastoral/Clergy Service, Past Life Reconciliation, Soul Retrieval, Dedicant Work, Psychopomp skill-building and more. Facebook Event here. Zoom link here. Class is currently available on Zoom only.

Thursday, September 2nd, 7 PM: Components of a Magickal Healing Session
Thursday, September 16th, 7 PM: Past Life Reconciliation I

Earth Centered Spirituality Service
Sunday, September 9th, 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.” Although we had hoped to return to in-person Earth Services, the rise of the Delta variant has caused us to reconsider. Here’s the Zoom link. If it asks for a passcode, please use: 536567. Facebook event here.


Labyrinth Cleanup
Friday, September 17th, 5 – 7 PM

Our September outdoor Labyrinth walk is Saturday, September 18th, which means it’s time to tidy up the Labyrinth! If you would like to help, please join us. This service to the community is not glamorous, but it is absolutely vital. With four volunteers, it only takes an hour to do. 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. We also have a few that are available for use. 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. Facebook event here.


Library Blessing Ceremony & Open Browsing (Labyrinth Walk Afterwards)
Saturday, September 18th, 6:30 – 7:30 PM

It has been a long journey, but the UUCF Library is ready to open! Our library is home to a huge collection of metaphysical and pagan books, tarot and oracle decks, periodicals and more. Over the last two years, our Library Mages have been working diligently to get the library ready for borrowing. Join us for a ceremony to inaugurate, formally name our library, and offer blessings to support its work. Our ritual will be outdoors with books representing different topics in the library to carry the blessing. After the ceremony, there will be open browsing (masks are required indoors) for groups of four per library room. The Labyrinth walk will follow our ceremony, so there should be plenty of time to browse as well as walk the Labyrinth and enjoy the drum circle. Our collection can be viewed at www.librarything.com/catalog/UUCFLibrary

This library has been a labor of love for many people over years, from its start as part of the Open Hearth Foundation in Washington, DC. It was formed initially by books donated to create a resource for local pagans and those who follow or are interested in earth-centered spirituality. After the OHF closed, the library was eventually donated to the Frederick Covenant of Universalist Unitarian PaganS (CUUPS). Over 3,000 books, tarot decks, magazines and other items were transferred to the Universalist Unitarian Congregation of Frederick. Since then, volunteers have worked to organize the library and incorporate additional materials donated to the library that are in keeping with the six sources of Universalist Unitarianism, expanding it beyond its roots as a resource for pagans.


Full Moon Labyrinth Walk, Drum Circle & Open Library Browsing
Saturday, September 18th, 7:30 – 9:30 PM

Come enjoy the beauty and peace of the Labyrinth by the light of the full moon! This will be an outdoor, drumming walk. The event will be canceled in the event of rain.

If you are vaccinated and outdoors you can wear a mask or not as you like. If you are not vaccinated you must wear a mask. Per UUCF policies, you must wear a mask if you go inside the building.

The first half hour will be a quiet walk, the remainder drumming, so feel free to bring hand drums and other percussion instruments.

If you haven’t walked a Labyrinth before, there is no ceremony or ritual. A Labyrinth Walk is safe, open Sacred Space for personal exploration. Please plan to arrive by 9 pm to allow enough time for your walk. For an in-depth article on Labyrinths and what to expect at one of our open walks, visit this link: https://pinkpaganpriestess.wordpress.com/2012/10/25/an-introduction-to-labyrinth-walking/

This Labyrinth Walk follows our Library Opening Ceremony and the library will be available for browsing during the walk (masks required).

Recommended donation of $5. Please help support Labyrinth Walks at the UUCF. Facebook event here.


October Dark Moon Drum Circle
Saturday, October 2nd, 6 – 8 PM

Come together with community, connect with the rhythm and learn some new grooves with percussionist Strix from Kindred Crow. A drum circle is a celebration of life, community, and music-making in the moment. Please bring hand drums, shakers and other hand percussion. A few small hand drums will be available if you do not have your own.

Dancers welcome, fire spinning welcome if you bring your own Safety.

Mask Guidelines: if you are vaccinated and we are outdoors, you can wear a mask or not as you like. If you are not vaccinated you must wear a mask. All people over age 2 must be masked when inside the building. Facebook event here.


October Earth Centered Spirituality Service
Saturday, October 10th, 12 PM

Join members of the Frederick CUUPS community for our monthly Earth Centered Spirituality Service. 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.”

Although we had hoped to return to in-person Earth Services, the rise of the Delta variant has caused us to reconsider. This month’s Earth Service will be on Zoom. Here’s the Zoom link. If it asks for a passcode, please use: 536567.

Recommended donation of $5. Facebook event here.


Open Samhain Ritual: An Underworld Journey
Saturday, October 23rd, arrive between 7:30 and 8:30 PM

Join Frederick CUUPS for an open outdoor Samhain Ritual! Samhain falls at the time of year when the light noticeably fades. We honor death as a part of the sacred circle of life and honor our loved ones who have crossed the Veil.

This ritual is an opportunity to move through Sacred Space. As such, there is no set start and finish time–it does not have a group ritual structure. Your journey will take you around the grounds of the UUCF. Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear sturdy shoes – the path will be uneven in places. We will hold the space open from 7:30 to 9 pm, and you should expect to spend somewhere between a half hour to an hour on your journey. Please arrive no later than 8:30 to begin your journey.

Participants each need to bring one small bag with them – a drawstring fabric pouch large enough to hold a handful of coins is recommended.

Parents, please remember that grief is a part of Samhain – this ritual is recommended for ages 12 and up. Please consider whether your child will be comfortable exploring the emotions of loss and grief.

Traditional dress for Samhain is harvest colors or dark colors (mourning dress).

Recommended donation is $5. Facebook event here.

August Events with Frederick CUUPS

Lughnasadh season is here and late summer offers some wonderful gatherings and events! August contains a fusion of in person and streaming programming as we transition back to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick. Please join us as we stay connected and come together to honor the Earth, Gods, Ancestors, and Wheel of the Year.


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 required inside the building. On days when the weather is nice, we will practice outside so that masks can be optional. If we are indoors, they must be worn correctly over both mouth and nose. 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.

Taiko Drumming Workshop
Friday, August 6th, 7 PM
Saturday, August 14th, 7 PM

Taiko drumming is a Japanese drumming art form. Frederick CUUPS is so grateful to have received a donation of taiko drums for the use of the community. These drums will be available at drum circles and events in the future. Please join us to learn how to play them! These classes are on different days to allow the most people to take advantage of the training. There are 9 spaces available in each workshop. Please preregister to reserve your spot. Rhythmic, driving, and fun! Drums and Bachi (sticks) will be supplied. Come and play the BIG drum. Adults and Youth welcome.

This class takes place outdoors and masks are optional outside. However, masks are required in order to be inside the building. Please bring one with you in case you need to use the facilities.

A Japanese chronicle completed in 720 C.E., relates that the ravages of Su-sa-no-wo-no Mi-ko-to (the storm god) once upset his elder sister Ama-te-ra-su Omi-ka-mi (the sun goddess) so much that she fled to a cave and, rolled a boulder over its entrance, and vowed never to show herself again. The world fell into an endless night. The 800 gods of heaven and earth gathered at the cave’s mouth and begged her to come out again, to no avail. Finally, the goddess Ame-no U-zu-me (goddess of mirth and revelry) jumped onto the head of an empty sake barrel and began a wild and furious dance. The pounding of her feet made such a lively rhythm that the other gods began to dance and sing as well. Their merry-making became so raucous that Ama-te-ra-su peeped out to see what was happening, caught sight of her beautiful reflection in a mirror, and came out of the cave. The pounding rhythm of Ame-no- U-zu-me’s feet became the origin of taiko.

The Village extends as far as the drums can be heard. Come and extend the border! Sign up here.


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

The Blackfeather Mystery School is a full-spectrum training in Empowered Witchcraft developed by mystic witch Irene Glasse and spiritworker Caine Dreamwalker. The 2021 series is the Crow level, an intermediate training. Prerequisites include experience journeying and cultivating spirit allies, a good understanding of the fundamentals of witchcraft, and a willingness to practice class content outside the classroom.  Content includes sharpening Divination skills, Healing in both Witchcraft and Spiritwork modalities, Pagan Pastoral/Clergy Service, Past Life Reconciliation, Soul Retrieval, Dedicant Work, Psychopomp skill-building and more. Facebook Event here. Zoom link here. Class is currently available on Zoom only.

Thursday, August 5th: Warrior Witches: Magick as a Battlefront
Thursday, August 19th, 7 PM: The Path of Poison

Dark Moon Drum & Chant Circle
Saturday, August 7th, 7 PM

Come together with community, connect with the rhythm and learn some new grooves with percussionist Strix from Kindred Crow. A drum circle is a celebration of life, community, and music-making in the moment. Please bring hand drums, shakers and other hand percussion. A few small hand drums will be available if you do not have your own. If you love the chants you hear at Frederick CUUPS events, this is a great opportunity to learn a few of those as well – we’ll probably do two or three later in the circle. Dancers welcome, fire spinning welcome if you bring your own Safety. This event will hopefully take place outdoors and masks are optional outside. However, masks are required in order to be inside the building. Please bring one with you in case you need to use the facilities or if we need to move the drum circle indoors due to weather concerns.


Earth Centered Spirituality Service
Sunday, August 8th, 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.” This service will be led by Raven. Although we had hoped to return to in-person Earth Services, the rise of the Delta variant has caused us to reconsider. This month’s Earth Service will be on Zoom. Please email us for the link. Facebook event here.


Paganism & Wicca 101 Series
August 16th – October 18th, 7 PM

Join us for an Introduction to Paganism and Wicca 101 with Alythia of the Ash! This series runs Monday nights at 7 PM from August 16th – October 18th (skipping October 11th). Email fcuups(at)gmail(dot)com for the Zoom link.This series is 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. The goal of the class is for each student to leave with a foundational understanding of the origins of modern Paganism, some of the most common belief structures and observances within the movement, and some basic understanding of what it means to be a witch, and some of the basics of the craft. We will be including a unit on ethics and etiquette. Gain the tools and understanding that will allow you to take your next steps on your spiritual path with greater confidence and insight.

Topics included are:
~Introductions, Defnitions, History and Traditions: Where did all this come from?

~The “Theology” of paganism, such as it is

~Deity: gods and goddesses, pantheons and mythos

~Outside influences and adjacent practices

~Observances and Holidays — Sabbats, esbats and rites of passage

~Etiquette and Ethics, Respect and Responsibility

~Tools — what they are, how to use them, where to get them

~Elements and Foundations of ritual construction

~ Practical Meditation

The class format will be oriented as much to discussion as to lecture. Even teachers have something to learn. We will operate with some basic guiding principles, including the “Rule of 100” — nothing is 100 percent true for 100 percent of pagans 100 percent of the time. We promote inclusive pagan practice that believes all people regardless of race, gender, immigration status or sexual orientation belong in every aspect of pagan practice. Deity takes form in everyone’s image, and belongs to everyone. We acknowledge that as is true in nearly all movements, our history is peopled with leaders who abused their power even as they built traditions. We will not hide or sugarcoat instances where our legacy as a movement has been less than positive.

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

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Alythia of the Ash has been a pagan and witch for more than a decade and a tarot reader for more than 30 years. She keeps a blog on Medium at https://medium.com/@AlythiaOfTheAsh. She has taught classes at Sacred Circle bookstore and Fertile Ground Gathering and regularly teaches introductory classes on behalf of the Church of the Knotted Ash. She is a High Priestess of the Second Degree in the Knotted Ash tradition, which celebrates both Celtic and Norse Pantheons. She lives in Virginia with assorted cats and plants and other living creatures. Facebook event here.


Labyrinth Cleanup
Wednesday, August 18th, 6 – 8 PM

Our August (gods willing and the creek don’t rise) outdoor Labyrinth walk is Friday, August 20th, which means it’s time to tidy up the Labyrinth! If you would like to help, please join us. This service to the community is not glamorous, but it is absolutely vital. Remember to wear clothes you can get dirty in and sunblock/bug spray if you need it 🙂 This event takes place outdoors and masks are optional outside. However, masks are required in order to be inside the building. Please bring one with you 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. Facebook event here.


Full Moon Labyrinth Walk, Drum Circle & Divination Trade
Friday, August 20th, 8 – 10 PM

Come enjoy the beauty and peace of the Labyrinth by the light of the full moon! This will be an outdoor, drumming walk. The event will be canceled in the event of rain. This event takes place outdoors and masks are optional outside. However, masks are required in order to be inside the building. Please bring one with you. The first half hour will be a quiet walk, the remainder drumming, so feel free to bring hand drums and other percussion instruments.

If you haven’t walked a Labyrinth before, there is no ceremony or ritual. A Labyrinth Walk is safe, open Sacred Space for personal exploration. Please plan to arrive by 9 pm to allow enough time for your walk. For an in-depth article on Labyrinths and what to expect at one of our open walks, visit this link.

Tarot decks from our Library will be available for browsing and use, and divination swaps for those who would like to practice are welcome. Recommended donation of $5. Please help support Labyrinth Walks at the UUCF. Facebook event here.

Lughnasadh Ritual Chants & Information

This video teaches the chants and gives information about our Lughnasadh Service on Sunday, July 25th, at 10:30 AM at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick. This service will also be streamed on Zoom. Visit www.FrederickUU.org for the Zoom link.

The refrain from Lughnasadh by Kindred Crow:

And the sun shines

And the sun shines

And the sun shines

And the sun shines


Hoof and Horn by Ian Corrigan

Hoof and Horn, Hoof and Horn

All that dies shall be reborn

Corn and Grain, Corn and Grain

All that falls shall rise again


We are One (artist unknown – please email us if you know)

We are one, We are one

We are one, We are one

Under the infinite sun


Opening Up by Rainbow Songs

We are opening up to the sweet surrender

Of the luminous love-light of the one

We are opening up to the sweet surrender

Of the luminous love-light of the one

We are opening, We are opening

We are opening, We are opening


As per CDC guidelines, if you attend the service in person and are vaccinated, masking is optional. If you are unvaccinated, you must wear a mask.

July Events with Frederick CUUPS

Bright summer is upon us and Lughnasadh draws near! July offers a fusion of in person and streaming programming as we begin our transition back to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick. Please join us as we stay connected and come together to honor the Earth, Gods, Ancestors, and Wheel of the Year.

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

The Blackfeather Mystery School is a full-spectrum training in Empowered Witchcraft developed by mystic witch Irene Glasse and spiritworker Caine Dreamwalker. The 2021 series is the Crow level, an intermediate training. Prerequisites include experience journeying and cultivating spirit allies, a good understanding of the fundamentals of witchcraft, and a willingness to practice class content outside the classroom.  Content includes sharpening Divination skills, Healing in both Witchcraft and Spiritwork modalities, Pagan Pastoral/Clergy Service, Past Life Reconciliation, Soul Retrieval, Dedicant Work, Psychopomp skill-building and more. Facebook Event here. Zoom link here.

Thursday, July 1st: Pastoral Care I: Managing Charged Environments
Thursday, June 15th, 7 PM: Pastoral Care II: Rites of Passage  

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). Masks are not required but you are, of course, welcome to wear one. 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.

Earth Centered Spirituality Service
Sunday, July 11th, 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 be hosted on Zoom. Facebook event here. Zoom link here. Recommended donation for class $10.

Labyrinth Cleanup
Wednesday, July 21st, 6 – 8 PM

Our July (gods willing and the creek don’t rise) outdoor Labyrinth walk is Friday, July 23rd, which means it’s time to tidy up the Labyrinth! If you would like to help, please join us. This service to the community is not glamorous, but it is absolutely vital.

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.

July Full Moon Labyrinth Walk and Drum Circle
Friday, July 23rd, 8 – 10 PM


Come enjoy the beauty and peace of the Labyrinth by the light of the full moon! This will be an outdoor, drumming walk. The event will be canceled in the event of rain. As per the CDC guidelines, if you are vaccinated you can wear a mask or not as you like. If you are not vaccinated you must wear a mask.

The first half hour will be a quiet walk, the remainder drumming, so feel free to bring hand drums and other percussion instruments.

If you haven’t walked a Labyrinth before, there is no ceremony or ritual. A Labyrinth Walk is safe, open Sacred Space for personal exploration. Please plan to arrive by 9 pm to allow enough time for your walk. For an in-depth article on Labyrinths and what to expect at one of our open walks, visit this link.

Recommended donation of $5. Please help support Labyrinth Walks at the UUCF.

Frederick CUUPS Lughnasadh Service
Sunday, July 25th, 10:30 AM


Join Frederick CUUPS for a special Lughnasadh service at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick. Explore the meaning and resonance of this First Harvest with members of the Frederick CUUPS community. This service will take place in person as well as on Zoom. Visit www.FrederickUU.org for the Zoom link.

Taiko Drumming Workshop
Thursday, July 29th, 7 PM

Friday, August 6th, 7 PM
Saturday, August 14th, 7 PM

Taiko drumming is a Japanese drumming art form. Frederick CUUPS is so grateful to have received a donation of taiko drums for the use of the community. These drums will be available at drum circles and events in the future. Please join us to learn how to play them! These classes are on different days to allow the most people to take advantage of the training. There are 9 spaces available in each workshop. Please preregister to reserve your spot. Rhythmic, driving, and fun! Drums and Bachi (sticks) will be supplied. Come and play the BIG drum. Adults and Youth welcome.

As per the CDC guidelines, if you are vaccinated you can wear a mask or not as you like. If you are not vaccinated you must wear a mask.

A Japanese chronicle completed in 720 C.E., relates that the ravages of Su-sa-no-wo-no Mi-ko-to (the storm god) once upset his elder sister Ama-te-ra-su Omi-ka-mi (the sun goddess) so much that she fled to a cave and, rolled a boulder over its entrance, and vowed never to show herself again. The world fell into an endless night. The 800 gods of heaven and earth gathered at the cave’s mouth and begged her to come out again, to no avail. Finally, the goddess Ame-no U-zu-me (goddess of mirth and revelry) jumped onto the head of an empty sake barrel and began a wild and furious dance. The pounding of her feet made such a lively rhythm that the other gods began to dance and sing as well. Their merry-making became so raucous that Ama-te-ra-su peeped out to see what was happening, caught sight of her beautiful reflection in a mirror, and came out of the cave. The pounding rhythm of Ame-no- U-zu-me’s feet became the origin of taiko.

The Village extends as far as the drums can be heard. Come and extend the border! Sign up here.

June Events with Frederick CUUPS

The Summer Solstice draws ever nearer and the growing light shines bright.  This month sees the return of our first in-person activities since March of 2020 – we can’t wait to see you again.  Right now, the majority of our gatherings are still on Zoom, but the transition has begun. Please join us as we stay connected and come together to honor the Earth, Gods, Ancestors, and Wheel of the Year.

An up-to-date listing of events is always available at www.FrederickCUUPS.com as well as on the Events section of our Facebook page.  Email fcuups@gmail.com to get the Zoom links for the virtual events that interest you.

Hope to see you soon, and an early Blessed Litha to you!

Earth Centered Spirituality Service
Sunday, June 6th, 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 be hosted on Zoom. Facebook event here. Zoom link coming soon. Recommended donation for the Earth Service is $5

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

The Blackfeather Mystery School is a full-spectrum training in Empowered Witchcraft developed by mystic witch Irene Glasse and spiritworker Caine Dreamwalker. The 2021 series is the Crow level, an intermediate training. Prerequisites include experience journeying and cultivating spirit allies, a good understanding of the fundamentals of witchcraft, and a willingness to practice class content outside the classroom.  Content includes sharpening Divination skills, Healing in both Witchcraft and Spiritwork modalities, Pagan Pastoral/Clergy Service, Past Life Reconciliation, Soul Retrieval, Dedicant Work, Psychopomp skill-building and more. Facebook Event here. Zoom link here.

Thursday, June 3rd, 7 PM: Practical Charms, Spells, and Magickal Shortcuts
Thursday, June 17th, 7 PM: Serving the Dead: Psychopomp Work  

Donation Yoga for Advancing Beginners
Tuesdays from 10 – 11 AM starting June 8th

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 two weeks past their vaccination. Masks are not required but you are, of course, welcome to wear one. For the month of June, we are capping class size at 10 people (including Irene), so we are using ticketing to make that easier.  Reserve your spot here. Class will continue to be streamed on Zoom as well. Email fcuups@gmail.com for the Zoom link.

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.

Hel Devotional Workshop
Wednesday, June 9th, 7 PM

Join Heathen witch Emily Sylvest for a devotional workshop dedicated to Hel, Norse goddess of death. An introduction to working with this far-sighted goddess will go over some of the basics from the Lore, a prayer bead/kennings recitation, and some shared stories of UPG. All are welcome. This class will be presented on Zoom. Facebook event here. Email fcuups@gmail.com for the Zoom link. Recommended donation for class $10.

Bioregional Herbalism
Friday, May 14th, 7 PM

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 interesting or starting out in the study of herbalism. Facebook event here. Email fcuups@gmail.com for the Zoom link. Recommended donation for class $10.

June 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.

Full Moon Divination Circle
Thursday, June 24th, 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 FCUUPS@gmail.com for the Zoom link.

Full Moon Labyrinth Walk and Drum Circle
Friday, June 15th, 8 – 10 PM


Come enjoy the beauty and peace of the Labyrinth by the light of the full moon! This will be an outdoor, drumming walk. The event will be canceled in the event of rain. As per the CDC guidelines, if you are vaccinated you can wear a mask or not as you like. If you are not vaccinated you must wear a mask. The first half hour will be a quiet walk, the remainder drumming, so feel free to bring hand drums and other percussion instruments.

If you haven’t walked a Labyrinth before, there is no ceremony or ritual. A Labyrinth Walk is safe, open Sacred Space for personal exploration. Please plan to arrive by 9 pm to allow enough time for your walk. For an in-depth article on Labyrinths and what to expect at one of our open walks, visit this link.

Recommended donation of $5. Please help support Labyrinth Walks at the UUCF.

May Events with Frederick CUUPS

May events with Frederick CUUPS: Another month is wrapping up and May Eve is here! The flowers are blooming and the days are growing warmer. It’s the time of the outward spiral, the turn toward community and the company of like minds and hearts. Please join us as we stay connected and come together to honor the Earth, Gods, Ancestors, and Wheel of the Year.

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

We are using Zoom, a video conferencing platform.

Beltane Ritual ~ Awakening to Spring
Friday, April 30th, 7 PM


As the natural world warms and awakens to the growing sun, so too do our minds and hearts find new energy. In this Beltane ritual, we will honor the theme of awakening and mindful return.

Supplies Needed:
One red, orange, or yellow candle
Small bowl of water
Some mineral or table salt
Ribbon or cord at least one foot long
This ritual will be presented on Zoom. Here is the Zoom link.


Tarot 101: How to Learn Tarot Without Losing Your Mind
Wednesdays at 7 PM

April 14th – May 5th, May 12th – 26th

Join Heather for this FCUUPS workshop series focused on building comfort with reading tarot for yourself! Over the six sessions, you’ll gain a solid foundation for working with tarot as we break down the systems and structures at its core. Whether you’ve just gotten your first deck* or simply want to be less dependent on reaching for the book every time – this series is for you!

*no tarot deck required
**Participants will need a dedicated notebook or other method of recording their thoughts & observations as we work through the deck.

This series will be presented on Zoom. Please email FCUUPS@gmail.com for the Zoom link.

Agenda

April 14th: Session 1 – Fool Me Once:
Intro, general concepts, and The Fool

April 21st: Session 2 – The Major Keys:
Unlocking the Major Arcana, cards 1-11

May 5th: Session 3 – The Major Keys:
Unlocking the Major Arcana, cards 12 – 21

May 12th: Session 4 – We…Four Kings..what the?!:
Getting comfortable with your Court cards

May 19th: Session 5 – Pip, Pip, Porray!:
Walking though the Minor Arcana

May 26th: Session 6 – Blend, BLEND!:
Putting it all together and how to keep going


Blackfeather Mystery School: Crow Course
The 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 7 PM
  The Blackfeather Mystery School is a full-spectrum training in Empowered Witchcraft developed by mystic witch Irene Glasse and spiritworker Caine Dreamwalker. The 2021 series is the Crow level, an intermediate training. Prerequisites include experience journeying and cultivating spirit allies, a good understanding of the fundamentals of witchcraft, and a willingness to practice class content outside the classroom.  Facebook event here with full class schedule.   To sign up, please subscribe to the mailing list at this form: http://eepurl.com/gf0etH   This training is focused specifically on bridging the space between practitioner and pagan community leader. Content includes sharpening Divination skills, Healing in both Witchcraft and Spiritwork modalities, Pagan Pastoral/Clergy Service, Past Life Reconciliation, Soul Retrieval, Dedicant Work, Psychopomp skill-building and more.


Earth Centered Spirituality Service
Sunday, May 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.  Facebook event here. Zoom link here.


Full Moon Divination Circle
Wednesday, May 26th, 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.


The May Witching Hour
Friday, May 28th, 7 PM

Join members of the Frederick CUUPS community for an informal hangout and check-in. The Witching Hour is a social time. Everyone should have their favorite beverage at the ready. There are no rules about this beverage. ALL beverages are equally welcome.

This event does not have a structure per se. You are invited to attend as your true self, in the company of other pagans. You may wear a hat, or not. You may paint your face, or not. Do you have a new tattoo? You can show us if you’d like! Did you just get a new item for your altar that is the absolute BEST THING YOU’VE EVER SEEN? Why yes, we would love to see that. Depending on the number of attendees, breakout rooms may be employed. See you there!

Email FCUUPS@gmail.com for the Zoom link.

April Events with Frederick CUUPS!

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

We are using Zoom, a video conferencing platform.

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

The Blackfeather Mystery School is a full-spectrum training in Empowered Witchcraft developed by mystic witch Irene Glasse and spiritworker Caine Dreamwalker. The 2021 series is the Crow level, an intermediate training. Prerequisites include experience journeying and cultivating spirit allies, a good understanding of the fundamentals of witchcraft, and a willingness to practice class content outside the classroom.  Facebook event here with full class schedule.   To sign up, please subscribe to the mailing list at this form: http://eepurl.com/gf0etH   This training is focused specifically on bridging the space between practitioner and pagan community leader. Content includes sharpening Divination skills, Healing in both Witchcraft and Spiritwork modalities, Pagan Pastoral/Clergy Service, Past Life Reconciliation, Soul Retrieval, Dedicant Work, Psychopomp skill-building and more.

Legends Lodge
Friday, April 9th, 7 PM


Join us for an evening of myth and community at Legends Lodge! The Lodge is a place to gather with friends for the sharing of stories from our faith paths, and honor the Bardic arts. You’re welcome to listen or to share! Myths, legends, poems both old and new, are all welcome!

This month’s theme is ‘Love Stories.’

If you’re planning to perform, please let us know beforehand! Drop-in performances are welcome if time allows.
The Lodge will take place on Zoom. Please email fcuups@gmail.com for the Zoom link.
Earth Centered Spirituality Service
Sunday, April 11th, 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 be hosted on Zoom. Here is the Zoom link
Dark Moon Shadow Meditation
Sunday, April 11th, 7 PM


Join longtime Heathen witch Emily Nicole for a Dark Moon Meditation, where we will connect to the Darkness of the Moon and our own Shadow Self. All are welcome to join.

This meditation will be presented on Zoom. Please email FCUUPS@gmail.com for the Zoom link.
Tarot 101: How to Learn Tarot Without Losing Your Mind
Wednesdays at 7 PM

April 14th – 28th, May 12th – 26th

Join Heather for this FCUUPS workshop series focused on building comfort with reading tarot for yourself! Over the six sessions, you’ll gain a solid foundation for working with tarot as we break down the systems and structures at its core. Whether you’ve just gotten your first deck* or simply want to be less dependent on reaching for the book every time – this series is for you!

*no tarot deck required
**Participants will need a dedicated notebook or other method of recording their thoughts & observations as we work through the deck.

This series will be presented on Zoom. Please email FCUUPS@gmail.com for the Zoom link.

Agenda

April 14th: Session 1 – Fool Me Once:
Intro, general concepts, and The Fool

April 21st: Session 2 – The Major Keys:
Unlocking the Major Arcana, cards 1-11

April 28th: Session 3 – The Major Keys:
Unlocking the Major Arcana, cards 12 – 21

May 12th: Session 4 – We…Four Kings..what the?!:
Getting comfortable with your Court cards

May 19th: Session 5 – Pip, Pip, Porray!:
Walking though the Minor Arcana

May 26th: Session 6 – Blend, BLEND!:
Putting it all together and how to keep going
Fire Cider Workshop: A Springtime Tonic
Friday, April 16th, 7 PM


Join Strix and members of Frederick CUUPS for a fun, informative workshop on Fire Cider! In this workshop, we’ll discuss the emergence that our body makes alongside our Green Allies in spring time. You’ll learn how simple it can be to aid your body in the change of seasons with the foods you most likely already have in your home. This is a great first step for those interested in herbalism and taking control of the medicines they use to nourish themselves and their family.

This workshop will be presented on Zoom. Please email FCUUPS@gmail.com for the Zoom link.
The April Witching Hour
Friday, April 23rd, 7 PM


Join members of the Frederick CUUPS community for an informal hangout and check-in. The Witching Hour is a social time. Everyone should have their favorite beverage at the ready. There are no rules about this beverage. ALL beverages are equally welcome.

This event does not have a structure per se. You are invited to attend as your true self, in the company of other pagans. You may wear a hat, or not. You may paint your face, or not. Do you have a new tattoo? You can show us if you’d like! Did you just get a new item for your altar that is the absolute BEST THING YOU’VE EVER SEEN? Why yes, we would love to see that. Depending on the number of attendees, breakout rooms may be employed. See you there!

Email FCUUPS@gmail.com for the Zoom link.
Full Moon Divination Circle
Monday, April 26th, 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.
Beltane Ritual ~ Awakening to Spring
Friday, April 30th, 7 PM


As the natural world warms and awakens to the growing sun, so too do our minds and hearts find new energy. In this Beltane ritual, we will honor the theme of awakening and mindful return.

Supplies Needed:
One red, orange, or yellow candle
Small bowl of water
Some mineral or table salt
This ritual will be presented on Zoom. Here is the Zoom link.