Frederick CUUPS is an official member of the national Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans (CUUPS), an organization dedicated to networking Pagan-identified Unitarian Universalists, educating people about Paganism, promoting interfaith dialogue, developing Pagan liturgies and theologies, and supporting Pagan-identified UU religious professionals.
We offer open, family-friendly High Holiday Rituals throughout the year, monthly Earth Centered Spirituality Services and Full Moon Labyrinth Walks.
We gather to celebrate each of the eight holidays, or Sabbats, on the Wheel of the Year, which mark the seasons of the Sun — the Solstices, Equinoxes, and points in between in European traditions. Through the eight Sabbats, many contemporary Pagans attune themselves to the creative forces of the cosmos. High Holiday rituals are held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick.
During the summer months, our Earth-centered Spirituality Group meets on the 3rd Sunday of each month at 11:30 a.m. in the Chapel of the UUCF. 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.”
Our monthly Full Moon Labyrinth Walks are held the night of the full moon every month. During the warmer months, we walk the outdoor labyrinth at the UUCF. We take our labyrinth practice indoors during cooler or inclement weather and walk on a canvas labyrinth.
Frederick CUUPS Mission Statement:
We, the Frederick CUUPS (Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans) group of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick, honor the UUA 7th principle; “Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part”. We provide support to all seeking to live a life more in balance with nature by exploring the teachings and traditions of various pagan and Earth-centered religions and philosophies.
We adhere to the mission statement of UUCF, National CUUPS, and the principles of the Unitarian Universalist Association. We promote personal responsibility and integrity, diversity and compassion, competency and education in the pursuit of spiritual balance.
We offer our talents and abilities in service to our fellow congregants at UUCF and the greater Frederick community by providing celebrations to honor the Earth and its cycles. We seek both mirth and reverence, and we honor the Divine in many forms.