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.

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