June Events with Frederick CUUPS
Summer is here at last! This month, Frederick CUUPS offers a fusion of online and in-person activities at our Congregation in Western Maryland. 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.
An up-to-date listing of events is always available at the Events page here as well as on the Events section of our Facebook page.
Join us for the Witching Hour, every first Sunday of the month 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.
Our June outdoor Labyrinth walk is Friday, June 10th, which means it’s time to tidy up the Labyrinth! If you would like to help, please join us. This service to the community is not glamorous, but it is absolutely vital. With four volunteers, it only takes an hour to do.
Remember to wear clothes you can get dirty in and sunblock/bug spray if you need it
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. We also have a few that are available for use. 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.
The beauty of paganism, especially modern paganism, is that there is freedom in how and what you practice. For most of us, that’s why we find ourselves on this path. In our age of technology, there are countless traditions and practices at our fingertips. But knowing how to be respectful and navigating what is appropriation vs appreciation can be tricky. In this class, we will explore what it means to be an eclectic practitioner without damaging, erasing, or stealing from vulnerable communities. This class is open to beginner and advanced witches alike. As with all Frederick CUUPS events, this is an inclusive space for all LGBTQ+, BIPOC and allies.
Recommended donation: $10
To make a donation for the class, go to: http://www.frederickuu.org/about/Support_UUCF
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Scroll down to Adult Spiritual Enrichment. Type in your donation amount, then write “FC – Ethical” in the memo box.
Come enjoy the beauty and peace of the Labyrinth by the light of the full moon! If the weather is good, this will be an outdoor, drumming walk. In the event of rain, we take our labyrinth practice indoors, into the Chapel and our canvas labyrinth.
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: https://pinkpaganpriestess.wordpress.com/…/an…/…
Recommended donation of $5. Please help support Labyrinth Walks at the UUCF. Facebook event here.
Join Frederick CUUPS for an open, family-friendly Litha Ritual! On the longest day of the year, with the Sun at its highest point in the sky, Pagans rejoice in the Sun’s life-giving warmth and ability to make things grow.
This year’s Litha ritual is a celebration of the Sun and community! Participants are invited to bring a ritual cup and beverage they’d like to drink (water and disposable cups will be on hand as well) to toast the Solar deities. Please feel free to bring an invocation or toast to share if you’d like to.
After the ritual, a bonfire, drum circle, and snack/dessert potluck are on tap. Please bring percussion instruments if you’d like to drum (some instruments are available). Please label any offerings to the potluck with the ingredients. This allows people with dietary restrictions and allergies to make safe choices for themselves.
If the weather is good, this will be an outdoor ritual. In the event of rain, we take our spiritual practice indoors.