Good afternoon my friends,
The Frederick Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans (Frederick CUUPS or FCUUPS) is based in Frederick, Maryland. As our fellow Maryland residents are already well aware, the need for physical distancing between people has brought our state to a standstill. As of a couple hours ago, all nonessential businesses in the state are closing. Other than a handful of first responder and vital service workers, many if not most of us are at home.
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.
The board of Frederick CUUPS is offering a dense programming schedule for the remainder of the month of March and the entire month of April. We are offering a minimum of one online group gathering each week and weekend. 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.
We are using two primary platforms for online offerings – Zoom videoconferencing and Facebook livestreaming. Below is a list of our upcoming activities (which may expand further). All our offerings are open to everyone, not just members of the Frederick CUUPS community.
Weekly Recurring Events:
A Cup of Tea with Heliotrope. Mondays at 2 pm. Unstructured social time/discussion.
Yoga for Advancing Beginners with Irene, Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 am.
Wednesday Night Book Club with TJ, Wednesdays at 7 pm. The first book is Margot Adler’s ‘Drawing Down the Moon.’ TJ will read a section then facilitate a discussion/reflection period.
Blackfeather Mystery School the first and third Thursday of the month at 7 pm. Intermediate magickal training, drop-ins welcome. Supplementary journey circle the second Thursday of the month at 7 pm.
Single Date Events:
Friday, March 27th, 7 pm: Legends Lodge Tavern. Open mic myth and story sharing.
Friday, April 3rd, 7 pm: Stitch-n-Witch. Unstructured crafting gathering.
Saturday, April 4th, 1 pm: Forging the Shield Workshop. Advanced metaphysical/energetic shielding techniques with Jake.
Tuesday, April 7th, 7:30 pm: Intention Setting Full Moon Ritual with Irene.
Sunday, April 12th, 12 pm: Earth Centered Spirituality Service with Raven
Wednesday, April 15th, 7 pm: Introduction to Tarot Journaling with Heather. Improve your connection to your divinatory system.
Saturday, April 18th, 1 pm: Introduction to Heathenry with the Gothi of Elk Ridge Kindred, Chris Kackley.
Wednesday, April 22nd, 7 pm: An Earth Day offering with Lora Powell-Haney. Details coming soon.
Saturday, April 25th, 1 pm: Ogham: The Divination of the Celts with Tamara. An introduction to the divination system of the ancient Celtic tree language.
We will continue to expand our offerings to help everyone stay supported and connected at this time. If you are interested in helping by offering a workshop, class, ceremony or facilitated/hosted gathering, I would love to hear from you. We’d like to support fiber arts groups, study groups, even just wine-and-conversation groups. We just need people willing to lead and organize them. If that’s you, please drop us a line.
We will get through this, my friends. Remember, we are the descendants of the ones who survived. Our Ancestors walk with us, our beautiful green earth holds us, and our strength as a diverse, inclusive community was meant for times like these. Our blood is strong, and so are we. See you soon.
With great love,
FCUUPS Acting President