Welcome, Yule!

YuleAltarThe days grow ever darker, but light is growing in the distance.  In this season, we celebrate the return of the Sun.  It’s a great time of year to come together and share our time with like minded spirits.  We have some great December & early January activities lined up!

Sunday, December 3rd, 6 – 8 pm: Indoor Full Moon Labyrinth Walk

Sunday, December 10th, 10:30 – 11:30 am: Earth Centered Spirituality Service

Monday, December 18th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm: Dark Moon Drum Circle

Friday, December 22nd, 7:45 pm: Frederick CUUPS Yule Ritual (Volunteers needed!  Scroll down for more)

Monday, January 1st, 7 pm: New Year’s Day Purification Ritual (Volunteers needed!  Scroll down for more)

Saturday, January 6th, 8 pm: A Midwinter Night’s Dream Masquerade Ball

Volunteers Needed!

We are looking for volunteers to help with both the Yule Ritual on Friday, December 22nd, and the New Year’s Day Purification Ritual on Monday, January 1st.  If you are interested in helping, please email Irene at info (at) FrederickCUUPS (dot) com

Pagan Prom is coming!!  We’re giving away some tickets!

Masquerade FlyerThe second annual Midwinter Night’s Dream Masquerade Ball is coming up FAST!  Time for a Facebook ticket giveaway!

Every Friday in December, we will give away one pair of tickets for the masquerade ball. If you win them, you can either use them yourself, or gift them to a friend!  To enter, SHARE this graphic. Make sure you do it publicly, or we won’t be able to see the post. Then, COMMENT on the graphic and tell us your favorite faery or fantasy creature.

Every Friday, we will randomly select one name and award tickets. And YES, you can enter more than once!

Ready…set…go!

dancingA Midwinter Night’s Dream
Masquerade Ball and Pagan Pride Day Fundraiser
Buy Tickets Here

Saturday, January 6th, 2018 (snow date of Saturday, February 10th)

Join Frederick CUUPS for a Masquerade Ball as we dance into the night with the Winter Court of Faerie, rulers of the dark season!  Please come in a wintry costume as we revel and celebrate the darkest time of the year with the Good Folk of the Winter Court.

Attractions include:

~Winter Faery Market (full vendor list here)
~Dancing to Music by The Dapper DJs
~Performance by Tribal Belly Dance Troupe Amandari
~Costume Contest, Raffle, Silent Auction & More

Faery and Fantasy Attire, Masks or Elaborate Makeup Encouraged
8 pm – 1 am, 21+, BYOB
No entry after 10 pm
Tickets are $35 in advance
$40 at the door, if any tickets remain

Purchase Tickets Here.

 

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Samhain Ritual Photos and Next Ritual Offering

Thanks so much to everyone who came out to the Frederick CUUPS Samhain Ritual last night.  Deep gratitude as well to all the volunteers who worked so hard to serve our community by creating such a beautiful, moving space.  Below are some photos from the altars and releasing fire last night.

Our next ritual is this upcoming Friday – the Veteran’s Day Blot (Heathen Ceremony). This ritual has limited space available, so if you are interested in attending, please email info@frederickcuups.com to reserve a space in the circle. Elk Ridge Kindred, a small Heathen group containing several Frederick CUUPS members, invites you to join us as we celebrate Veteran’s Day the Norse way. We will honor our fallen Heroes, called the Einherjar, and drink to their memory. A Norse Blot is a ritual that is characterized by passing a mead horn around 3 times, once for the gods, once for the ancestors, and once for the people. In this ritual, we will blot to Odin, the Einherjar, and to those left behind (us). Everyone will be given a moment to speak if they wish. Participants are not required to drink, but alcohol (mead) will be present at this ritual.