February Events with Frederick CUUPS

The weather may be cold, but the warmth of community shines in the darkness of winter. Due to the omicron surge, Frederick CUUPS is offering a fusion of online and in-person activities for February. Please join us as we stay connected and come together to honor the Earth, Gods, Ancestors, and Wheel of the Year. Please email FCUUPS(at)gmail(dot)com for Zoom links.

Donation Yoga for Advancing Beginners
Tuesdays from 10 – 11 AM

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 fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks past their last vaccination). At this time, masks are required inside the building. 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.

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. Email fcuups@gmail.com for the Zoom link. Class is currently available on Zoom only.

Thursday, February 3rd     Soul Retrieval II
Thursday, February 17th     Glamoury: Influencing Perception

Frederick CUUPS Imbolc Ritual ~ Inviting Brigid’s Blessing
Saturday, February 5th, 7 PM

Join Frederick CUUPS for an open, family-friendly, online Imbolc ritual. As we celebrate the midpoint between the winter solstice and the spring equinox, we will invite the blessing of the Celtic Goddess Brigid into our homes. Here’s the Zoom link. If it asks for a passcode, please use 316618.

This ritual includes a few supplies. Please have ready:
~ a fire representation (a candle that can be carried through your house/space)

~ a bowl of water and a twig or small branch. The traditional wood to use is juniper, but please use whatever is available

~ An offering for the goddess Brigid: Milk, water, ale, bread and butter, porridge with a pad of butter on top, or apples will all work

~ A strip of white or light-colored fabric – about as long as your forearm should do, it’s going to be tied around something

~ Something sweet to eat – berries or fruit are recommended

~ a cup of water for drinking

The Witching Hour
1st and 3rd Sundays of the month at 4 PM

on Zoom

Join us for the Witching Hour, every 1st and 3rd Sunday at 4pm! This is an informal social time to enjoy a beverage of your choice, process the previous week, crack a dirty joke or two, and build relationships. We believe cultivating community care is an important facet of us not just surviving, but thriving in the times we live in. All are welcome in the spirit of hospitality. Hosted by Ursa Sylvest and Frederick CUUPS. The Witching Hour is currently on Zoom, Please email fcuups(at)gmail(dot)com for the Zoom link.

Upcoming Witching Hours: February 6th, February 20th

Facebook event here.

Myth in Magic & Ritual
Monday, February 7th, 7 PM

On Zoom

Join our resident bard Jack for a discussion on the ways myth is used in magic and ritual– and learn how to weave the stories of the gods and heroes into your own workings and lives.

This class will be on Zoom. Please email fcuups@gmail.com for the Zoom link.

Recommended donation for class is $10. Please either bring cash or donate online. 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 “Myth Workshop” in the memo box.

Facebook event here.

February Earth Centered Spirituality Service
Sunday, February 13th, 12 PM

On Zoom

Join members of the Frederick CUUPS community for our monthly Earth Centered Spirituality Service. 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.

“Recommended donation of $5. To donate, visit 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 “FCUUPS” in the memo box.

Persephone: Myth, History, and Practice
Saturday, February 19th, 6 PM

On Zoom

Let’s talk about myths, baby! On this night we’re going to talk about Persephone, specifically. Part history lesson, part story telling, and part modern spirituality. Join Layla in a discussion about this enigmatic goddess as we seek to gain a better understanding of the context of this mythos and how we can utilize her lessons in our lives today.

This workshop will be presented on Zoom. Please email fcuups(at)gmail(dot)com for the Zoom link.

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 – Persephone” in the memo box.

Qabala’s Queer Connections
Wednesday, February 23rd, 7 PM

On Zoom

Join Frederick CUUPS and guest presenter Enfys Book for an exploration of Qabala’s Queer Connections! Qabala has historically been taught from a very cisgender, heteronormative, patriarchal perspective, but it’s actually a profoundly queer magickal tool. This workshop will look at each of the ten Sephiroth through a queer lens and relate them to life experiences many queer people share in common. At the end of the workshop, we will do a group meditation and journaling exercise to reconnect with our deeper selves and claim our unique power and perspective through the Tree of Life.Please have some means for journaling available to you.

This workshop will be on Zoom, email FCUUPS(at)gmail(dot)com for the Zoom link.

Recommended donation: $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 – Qabala” in the memo box.

Presenter bio:
Enfys Book is a high priestx (3rd degree) of the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel. They have taught many classes on Tarot, Qabala, and queering one’s magical practice, including “The Genderqueer Tree of Life” workshop at the 2019 Sacred Space Conference and “Queering Your Magickal Practice” at Frederick Pagan Pride Day 2019. As a nonbinary, bisexual pagan, Enfys employs a queer lens to break down limiting binaries in magickal theory and practice, and advocate for bi-, trans-, non-binary/genderqueer-, queer-, and asexual-visibility and inclusion. They are a founding member of the Misbehavin’ Maidens, a bawdy, nerd-folk comedy band comprised of four people from the Washington, D.C./Baltimore area with a love of feminist, sex-positive music, LGBTQIA+ representation, parodies, drinking & fandom references for the 18+ geek crowd. They are also the creator of majorarqueerna.com, a website devoted to queer magickal practice with a focus on Qabala; and the author of Queer Qabala: Nonbinary, Genderqueer, Omnisexual Mysticism and Magick, to be published by Llewellyn in June 2022.


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