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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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.