November is here, and we’re offering a ton of activities to help support connection as well as inward spiral work for this cooler, darker month. Our Legends Lodge (story and myth sharing) returns this month, FCUUPS Kids (our Pagan scouting program) offers a couple activities, and a Shadow Work circle is now forming. We hope to see you soon! 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. Scroll down to see everything on the calendar this month!
Join us in learning the language of the Norse Sagas and Eddas, known as Old Norse or Old Icelandic. We will read runic inscriptions as well as fragments of the sagas and Eddas. Learn the original pronunciation and grammar with exercises and practice every week.
The text needed for this class series is
Viking Language 1: Learn Old Norse, Runes, and Icelandic Sagas (Viking Language Series) by Jesse L. Byock. It is available in both hardcopy and kindle edition here.
Notes on pronunciation and cognates are here.
Recommended donation of $5.
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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/booster). At this time, masks are optional. 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.
Join Renee and others who are doing their own Shadow Work this winter in a safe space for sharing and learning from each other. We will meet once a month over the dark time of the year in a facilitated but not heavily structured meeting. Come prepared to discuss your own work or just to listen and be in community.
If you are new to shadow work and would like to learn more, Renee is also offering a 2 part beginners workshop on November 9 & 16 at The Center. Sound. Mind. Body. in Frederick. Information on the workshop is available on Renee’s website Wellnessreforged.com.
Recommended donation of $5/session. Facebook event here.
Join FCUUPS Kids for a family potluck (sign up genius will be available soon to avoid a whole meal of cookies ) and games.
We will all eat together. After the potluck, the children will move to their own space with childcare provided by donation. They are welcome to bring their own games to share and come in their PJs for a fun night with friends.
Grown ups are encouraged to bring a card or board game to share. Depending on the number of players and games available, we’ll determine what to play once we get there. We’ll have the space to have multiple games going at once if we have enough players.
BYOB is welcome in moderation. Please remember this is an all ages family event.
FCUUPS Kids offers scouting from a pagan perspective. As we move forward, we will create our own badges and learn about the many paths that make up our community. We will follow all COVID guidelines set by UUCF and Frederick county regarding masking and indoor/outdoor activities. FCUUPS kids is fully inclusive for k-highschool.
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. Please either bring cash to the Earth Service or donate online.
To donate, visit http://www.frederickuu.org/about/Support_UUCF
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Scroll down to Adult Spiritual Enrichment. Type in your donation amount, then write “FCUUPS” in the memo box. Facebook event here.
Join Renee for a deep dive into learning to love and appreciate what our changing bodies can do. Welcoming to all, focused on the differently-abled, aging, or traumatized body. We’ll start with a discussion of how to get out of the boxes we paint ourselves into, remove the ideas of what a dancer or sacred movement “should” look like and discuss the power movement has for healing and energy building. The second half of the class we’ll put that into practice as we experiment with movement and what that looks and feels like for us as individuals.
Renee was once a classically trained dancer with dreams of choreographing on Broadway. Several disabling events compounded to remove that dream and leave her with a body she no longer loved or recognized. After leaving an abusive marriage, she started to feel drawn back to her love of dance but felt she no longer could move in the way she once did. Experimentation in what she could do led to relearning, reclaiming and loving her body for all it has done for her. Unfortunately she quickly learned that yoga and dance classes in the area that advertised “being for everyone” did not mean her. She then made it her mission to become RYT certified in trauma-informed yoga for disabilities. She combines her knowledge of dance with her certification in yoga to create a unique and confidence building experience that truly is for EVERY body.
$10 Recommended donation. Facebook event here.
Blackfeather Mystery School is a full-spectrum training in Empowered Witchcraft developed by mystic witch Irene Glasse and spiritworker Caine Dreamwalker. The 2022 in-person series is Raven level, an advanced training. Prerequisites include experience journeying and cultivating spirit allies, a good understanding of the fundamentals of witchcraft and experience with spellcraft, and a willingness to practice class content outside the classroom.
Raven training is focused specifically on developing healing skills including soul retrieval and extractions; clergy work including ritual arts, conflict resolution, and pastoral counseling; advanced divination and more.
To sign up, please subscribe to the mailing list at this form.
This is the inaugural run of this training level, so it is donation-based. Recommended donation of $10/session. Blackfeather Mystery School meets in person at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick on the third Thursday of the month and on Zoom the fourth Thursday of the month at 7 PM starting in September of 2022. This series is drop-in-able for advanced practitioners interested in a particular area of study.
To make a donation for class, either bring cash to the in-person sessions or 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 “Blackfeather” in the memo box.
Join us for an evening of myth and community at Legends Lodge! The Lodge is a place to gather with friends for the sharing of stories from our faith paths. Please plan to share a myth or story from your tradition (ancient and contemporary myths welcome), a song or poem, or simply speak about what a specific Deity means to you. You’re also welcome to simply listen and enjoy the stories. This event is Bring-Your-Own-Beverages-And-Snacks (yes, mead is welcome).
Recommended donation of $5. Also, if you have large floor cushions or pillows and don’t mind them being used, please bring them along. We’re hoping to make a big cushy nest as one of the seating options (along with tables and chairs).
Join Frederick CUUPS Kids for the monthly meeting! Our second elemental badge will be air. We will explore how to call the element, its associated direction and properties in practice. We will continue to grow our book of shadows by learning ways to use Air in our own practices, divination and energy work. Adults are encouraged to stay for ages 7 and up, 6 and younger will need a grown up with them. Parents of older kids are welcome to stay and gather in their own community elsewhere on the property if interested.
FCUUPS Kids offers scouting from a pagan perspective. As we move forward, we will create our own badges and learn about the many paths that make up our community. We will follow all COVID guidelines set by UUCF and Frederick county regarding masking and indoor/outdoor activities. FCUUPS kids is fully inclusive for k-highschool. Facebook event here.