February Activities with Frederick CUUPS



Indoor Full Moon Labyrinth Walk
Friday, February 3rd, 7 PM
At the UUCF

Come enjoy the beauty and peace of the Labyrinth by the light of the full moon! The labyrinth will be illuminated from 7 – 9 pm. Everyone is welcome. During the cooler months, we take our Labyrinth practice indoors, and will be walking the Rainbow Seed Labyrinth, a canvas Classical-pattern Labyrinth. Please remember clean socks or slippers to walk the Labyrinth in.

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 7:30 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…/

Divination practice is welcome – please feel free to bring your preferred divinatory tool (runes, tarot, ogham, etc) to practice/trade readings. The FCUUPS Library will be open for browsing.
Recommended donation of $5. Please help support Labyrinth Walks at the UUCF.


Open Imbolc Ritual
Saturday, February 4th, 7 PM
At the UUCF

Join Frederick CUUPS for an open, family-friendly Imbolc Ritual! In the deepest cold of winter, we come together to celebrate! Imbolc, after all, marks our turn toward the springtime and holds the promise of warmth, light, and life yet to come.

Together, we will create and share the magic of fuel and fire, looking within to nurture and kindle the light and warmth that will see us through to spring. How can each of us cultivate our internal flame even during dark times? How can we see and celebrate the light within others? How can that fire energize the way we move through the world?

Our ritual is inspired by the winter crone Cailleach, who gathers wood on Imbolc to fuel her fire through the remaining winter. At our Imbolc ritual, too, will each of us.

If you would like to, please bring a small stick (around 6″ in length) for the ritual. You will not be taking it home with you, so please choose a stick that does not have a good deal of emotional attachment. We will also have sticks for people to use.


Japanese Language Course
Mondays at 7 PM starting February 6th
At the UUCF and on Zoom

ようこそ! to the Japanese 101 class! Japanese is an East Asian language spoken primarily in Japan. You may have seen or heard it in the U.S. among any Japanese friends, at Buddhist temples, at your favorite Japanese restaurant or grocery store, or in a movie or anime. In addition to the basics of the language, there will be a basic introduction to Japanese history, geography, cultural elements, and some of the most quintessential Japanese literature and folklore, such as stories from the Kojiki and Nihon Shoki, Momotarō, and Bunbuku Chagama. These will help you place your language learning into context and tie them all together into a more holistic beginner’s understanding of Japan and the Japanese language.

This course assumes zero prior knowledge of Japanese language, history, geography, or culture but is also refresher friendly. If students complete the 101 course and have interest in learning more, there may be a 102 course.

There will be optional informal field trips/meet-ups at the Japanese Sakura Matsuri in DC and an Obon Dance Festival in Fairfax Station (both on Saturdays), as well as to a couple of smaller outings such as to Asian grocery stores or Japanese restaurants peppered throughout the course. (Specific dates & locations for all optional field trips/meet-ups will be in your course syllabus.)

We’ll be using the textbook Genki: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese, SECOND Edition. You should be able to find it used for around $16 on Abe Books website.

This course meets Monday nights at 7:00 pm at the Frederick UU building in Room 125. Each class meeting will also be on Zoom and recorded. The Zoom link will be included in your Eventbrite ticket confirmation email. Recommended donation is $2/class meeting or $50 for the whole course (there is a half price sliding scale option for folks who would have financial difficulty paying the full course fee). We will NOT take late joiners for this class, as Japanese is VERY different from English, and joining late would leave you behind.


Welsh Language Course
Wednesdays at 7 PM starting February 8th
At the UUCF and on Zoom

Croeso! to the Survival Welsh Language class! Welsh is a Celtic language spoken in the nations of Wales and Patagonia, and you’ll find it here and there anywhere Welsh people have been! Welsh is a living language. About 12% of the Welsh population speaks Welsh every day. In addition to the basics of the language, there will be a basic introduction to Welsh history and geography, to both traditional and modern cultural elements, and to some of the most quintessential Welsh literature and folklore, such as the Mabinogi, Hanes Taliesin, and the Welsh origins of King Arthur. These will help you place your language learning into a more holistic beginner’s understanding of Wales and the Welsh language. It will also tie in elements commonly referenced in Pagan, Druidic, and Witchcraft contexts.

This course assumes zero prior knowledge of Welsh language, history, geography, or culture.

There will be optional informal field trips/meet-ups at a Welsh language practice group in DC as well as a couple of Celtic culture festivals peppered throughout the course. (All field trips occur on Saturdays. Specific dates & locations will be in your course syllabus.)

We’ll be using the textbook Cwrs Mynediad: Fersiwn y De, Cwrs Dechreuol i Oedolion Sy’n Dysgu Cymraeg (A Beginners’ Course for Adults Learning Welsh: South Wales Version).

You should be able to find it online for around $16 used, or new for $30 or so. Just search for Cwrs Mynediad and make sure it’s the South Wales version.

This course meets Wednesday nights (Welsh Wednesdays!) at 7:00 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick building in Room 125. Each class meeting will also be on Zoom and recorded (the Zoom link will be in your Eventbrite course registration). Recommended donation is $2/class meeting or $40 for the whole course (there is a half price sliding scale option for folks who would have difficulty paying the full course fee). We will not take late joiners after Day 2 (15 February) because language classes build on one another, and joining too late can leave you behind. Email FCUUPS(at)gmail(dot)com for more information.


Beginning Oracular Seidhr Series
Saturdays at 1 PM 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18
At the UUCF

How did our ancestors seek knowledge from their departed loved ones, learn what to prepare for in the coming seasons, or gain advice on personal choices? They joined together in ritual with their community. They asked the Spaekona or Spaemadhr to come, receive their questions and return vision and wisdom. The rite drew the community together and connected the folk to the spirits, the land, and the mighty ones.

Join Becky Sheehan, Scott Mohnkern, and members of the Potomac Seidr Guild Öndvegisulur for a 6 week Beginning Spae/Seidhr Series at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick in Frederick, MD. This series will take place Saturdays February 11th, 18th, and 25th, and March 4th, 11th, and 18th from 1 to 5 PM.

This course teaches the basic skills to serve communities today as our ancestors practicing this art of old served. Spae Training is suited to individuals with spirit journey experience and a desire to serve their communities. This style of Spae, also known as Oracular Seidhr, is based on the method recovered from the lore and recreated by Diana Paxson. It was first practiced and further developed by Diana and other members of the Heathen Kindred and community Hrafnar in the late 80’s and early 90’s.

Class content will cover the history of Spae in lore and contemporary practice, the purposes of Spae in modern practice, skill-building discussions and exercises, rite structure discussion and design, and hands on experience of different roles within a Spae ritual.

Non-Heathens are welcome to attend. This style of Oracular Seidhr can be tailored to different spiritual paths and pantheons.

Sliding scale fee for the full course: $100, $120, and $150 registrations available.

The Potomac Seidr Guild Öndvegisulur are the special guests of Frederick CUUPS.

“Potomac Seidr Guild Öndvegisúlur is dedicated to serving our community through rituals that connect us to the ancestors, spirits, and gods. We are heathens, pagans, polytheists, and witches who practice oracular seidr work rooted in heathen tradition. Everyone who is seeking a spiritual connection to the gods and community is welcome to attend our rituals. We denounce racism and white supremacy, and we are LGBT and queer welcoming. We stand with Declaration 127; expressions of racism, sexism, homophobia, ableism, abuse, and other forms of oppression are not welcome in our space.”


Earth Centered Spirituality Service
Sunday, February 12th, 12 PM
At the UUCF

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

Click: To Donate Click Here

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Reclaiming the Gift of Sacred Movement
Second Sunday of the month at 1:30 PM
At the UUCF

Join Renee for a deep dive into learning to love and appreciate what our changing bodies can do. The Sacred Movement series meets the second Sunday of the month at 1:30 PM.

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


Shadow Work Circle
Second Tuesday of the month at 7 PM
At the UUCF

Join Renee and others who are doing their own Shadow Work in a safe space for sharing and learning from each other. The Shadow Work Circle meets once a month in a facilitated but not heavily structured meeting. Come prepared to discuss your own work or just to listen and be in community.

Recommended donation of $5/session.


Legends Lodge
Friday, February 17th 7 PM
At the UUCF

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).


Stitch-N-Witch: Crafting and Conversation
Mondays from 5 – 7 2/20, 3/20, 4/17
At the UUCF

Grab your yarn and knitting needles, your crochet hooks or embroidery, your paints or markers or WHATEVER you like to craft with and join the Stitch-n-Witch. Hosted by Eira at the UUCF, this group meets monthly for crafting and conversation.

Got some crafting supplies you know you’re not going to use? The Stitch-n-Witch also offers space for craft supply swapping.

Recommended donation of $5.


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January Events with Frederick CUUPS


New Year’s Day Purification Ritual
Sunday, January 1st, 6 – 8 PM
At the UUCF

Enter 2023 from a centered place of peace. Release the energies of the last year, and set a harmonious tone for the year to come. Sacred Space will be held from 6 to 8 pm in the Sanctuary of the UUCF.

Attendees are invited to move through the Elements, releasing the shadows of 2022 as they go. Elemental Guides will be available at each Quarter to offer a way to move into the energy of a new year. End your Purification journey with a time of reflection and meditation to receive any messages for the new year.

This ritual is an opportunity to move through Sacred Space. As such, there is no set start and finish time–it does not have a formal ritual structure. Your journey will be self-guided. We will hold the space open from 6 to 8 pm, and you should expect to spend somewhere between a half hour to an hour on your journey.

Please remember that this is a very popular ritual. There is a single path to follow, so at ‘peak’ times (generally around 7 pm), there can be a line. Please plan to arrive early or after the ‘peak’ and please be patient with the process of the people around you.

All are welcome to attend. Silence is held for the duration of the ritual, so please use your judgement about appropriateness for children. Child care is available, and will conclude at 8 pm, so please make sure to arrive by 7 at the very latest if you wish to use it.

Masks are recommended for this ritual – current disease transmission rates in our region are very high.

Recommended donation of $5. Facebook event here.


January Indoor Full Moon Labyrinth Walk
Friday, January 6th, 7 PM
At the UUCF

Come enjoy the beauty and peace of the Labyrinth by the light of the full moon! The labyrinth will be illuminated from 7 – 9 pm. Everyone is welcome. During the cooler months, we take our Labyrinth practice indoors, and will be walking the Rainbow Seed Labyrinth, a canvas Classical-pattern Labyrinth. Please remember clean socks or slippers to walk the Labyrinth in. 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 7:30 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.

Divination practice is welcome – please feel free to bring your preferred divinatory tool (runes, tarot, ogham, etc) to practice/trade readings. The FCUUPS Library will be open for browsing.

Recommended donation of $5. Please help support Labyrinth Walks at the UUCF. Facebook event here.


January Earth Centered Spirituality Service
Sunday, January 8th, 12 PM
At the UUCF

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

Click: To Donate Click Here

Scroll down to Adult Spiritual Enrichment. Type in your donation amount, then write “FCUUPS” in the memo box. Facebook event here.


Reclaiming the Gift of Sacred Movement
Second Sunday of the Month at 1:30 PM
At the UUCF with Renee Skipper

Join Renee for a deep dive into learning to love and appreciate what our changing bodies can do. The Sacred Movement series meets the second Sunday of the month at 1:30 PM.

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.


Vision Board Party
Sunday, January 8th, 2:30 PM
At the UUCF Chapel

Join Sage for a new year’s Vision Board Party! A vision board is a collage of images, pictures, and affirmations of one’s dreams and desires, designed to serve as a source of inspiration and motivation. The image objects are arranged in a way to help you manifest your goals or vision. You create a board out of craft items, magazine clippings, and other miscellaneous items. At the end of the activity, it may feel like magic.

We will go over the steps to creating the vision board. Then we will create the board using magazine clippings, or the images that people wish to bring. After the work is done we will cast a spell to help solidify our goals/desires for the new year.

Please bring a posterboard or other canvas that you’d like to use as well as any images you’d like to include. If you have magazines, glue, and scissors to contribute to the party, that would be wonderful as well.

The event will conclude with an optional divinatory reading. If you’d like to participate in that part, please bring your Tarot or Oracle deck, Runes or other divinatory tool.

Recommended donation $5. Facebook event here.


January Open Blót (Heathen Ceremony)
Sunday, January 8th, 6 PM
At the UUCF


Join Elk Ridge Kindred for a blót (pronounced blōt), which is a traditional way of toasting and honoring Deity and our ancestors. Elk Ridge Kindred is a small local group who practice the Norse traditions of Heathenry. While open to the public, blóts require supplies, so we are asking that people make reservations by emailing ElkRidgeKindred(at)gmail(dot)com if you wish to attend.
Please bring your own horn or ritual cup, donations of mead/other libations are welcome. Due to current transmission rates, masks are recommended for this ceremony.

Our January blót is in honor of Sunna, Norse goddess of the Sun.

Elk Ridge Kindred practices #inclusiveheathenry and seeks to foster openness and inclusivity both individually and through our religious practices. Facebook event here.

Donation Yoga for Advancing Beginners
Mondays at 1 PM
, resuming January 9th
At the UUCF

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.


Goal Setting and Planning Series
Mondays at 7 PM: January 9th, 16th, and 23rd
On Zoom

Learn how to dream big and make it happen. Join Nae for a three session goal setting and planning series!

We’ll discuss how to set goals and then break them down into achievable chunks.

Workshop topics include:
~ Creating a vision of things you want to achieve, create or bring to your life
~ Learning how to break those things into smaller actionable steps
~ Creating a planner that breaks your goals into Quarter, Month, Week and Day

This workshop is great for any type of goal setting. We can adjust it for financial, career, spiritual, family, household, education, mental and/or physical health, etc. Whatever your goals are, this workshop will help you get your big ideas out of the dream space and set them on the road to reality. We’ll also follow up at the end of the quarter to see how you’re doing, look at what worked and what didn’t, and then how to plan for the next quarter based on what you discovered and accomplished in the first quarter.

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

Recommended donation for class is $10/session. To donate, visit http://www.frederickuu.org/about/Support_UUCF

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Shadow Work Circle with Renee Skipper
The 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7 PM: 11/8, 12/13, 1/10

in the UUCF Chapel

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.


Latin I Language Course
Tuesdays at 7 PM from January 17th to April 11th
On Zoom

Salvete! Latin: the language of the Romans and spread throughout the ancient world. Yet it was still used in the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and well into modern times. The book we are using is “Lingua Latina per se Illustrata: Pars I Familia Romana,” which is entirely in Latin and uses the natural method of learning vocabulary and grammar through context. It encourages learning Latin as a living language rather than throwing complex texts at you. This course assumes no previous knowledge of Latin, but welcomes those who want a refresher.

This course meets Tuesday nights at 7 PM on Zoom, January 17th – April 11th. Classes will be recorded and shared for those who miss a session. The Zoom link for the class is included in your course registration.

The course fee is $30. Register here. Facebook event.


Meeting Brigid Workshop
Wednesday, January 18th, 7 PM
At the UUCF and on Zoom

As we approach Imolg, join resident Celtic scholar Jack in a workshop designed to introduce you to the goddess Brigid, goddess of poetry, forge, and healing– among other things.
Bring a candle and a lighter if you can.

This workshop will be presented in person at the UUCF and concurrently 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

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Scroll down to Adult Spiritual Enrichment. Type in your donation amount, then write “FC – Brigid” in the memo box. Facebook event here.


Blackfeather Mystery School: Raven Training
Third and Fourth Thursdays

At the UUCF, Fourth Thursdays on Zoom

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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A Midwinter Night’s Dream Masquerade Ball and Pagan Pride Day Fundraiser
Saturday, January 21st, 7 PM – 12 AM (Snow date of January 28th)
At the UUCF

The 2023 Masquerade Ball is now SOLD OUT. There will be no door sales. Refunds for existing tickets are possible til January 20th through Eventbrite.

Join Frederick CUUPS for a Masquerade Ball as we dance into the night with the Winter Court of Faerie, rulers of the dark season! Please come in a wintry costume as we revel and celebrate the darkest time of the year with the Good Folk of the Winter Court.

Attractions include:

~Winter Faery Market

~Dancing to Music by The Dapper DJs

~Performance by Amandari Dance Company

~Costume Contest: Best Group, best Unseelie Court faery, best Seelie Court faery, best Winter Faery, best Couple

Faery and Fantasy Attire, Masks or Elaborate Makeup Encouraged

7 pm – 12 am, 21+, BYOB

No entry after 10 pm

We will be offering a table again for a Boozy Drinks Potluck. This was a big hit last year. Please only frequent the Potluck table if you brought a drink to share.

More information here.


Crystals 101 Workshop
Sunday, January 29th, 12:30 PM
At the UUCF and on Zoom

Crystals have been used and appreciated throughout all cultures, religions, and empires. Crystals (and stones) are used as sacred magical tools which can be used to help in healing, spells, rituals or making charms.

Crystals are an easy, accessible, and fun way to enhance your magical practice. We will cover the basics of healing crystals (types, shapes, selecting, and clearing/charging). Then we will cover using your crystal for different magical/deviation practices. Finally, we will cover a few crystal correspondences (there are many). There will be short optional exercises during the workshop.

This workshop will be led by Sage Moon. Recommended donation of $5. Please email FCUUPS(at)gmail(dot)com for the Zoom link. Facebook event here.

Frederick CUUPS Yule Ritual Chants & Information

Chants and Information for our open Yule Ritual on Saturday, December 17th, at 7 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick.

Things to bring:

Hand drums if you’d like to support the drum bench

Masks are recommended for this ritual

A cup and something you’d like to drink

Warm layers for the Yule log portion of the ritual (outdoors).

Optional activity/item: A wrapped used magical item for the gift exchange. No books or services – physical items only. There are two categories with tables for each: $10 – $30 value, and over $30 value. There is also a free-to-a-good-home table. If you place an item on the free table and it is still there when you leave, you *must* take it with you.

The chants:

Fire of Creation by Abigail Spinner McBride. 

It starts very quietly

It starts with a spark

It starts in the center

It starts with your heart

Candle Flame by Katherine Savery Gray

Candle flame and firelight

Keep us warm on the longest night

Light the fires burn them bright

Help us welcome back the light

​Call the sun and call the moon

Call the dance and call the tune

Keep the fire burning bright

Let our voices call the light

December Events with Frederick CUUPS

The December 3rd Family Legends Lodge at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick has been cancelled due to organizer illness (mask up, y’all – there are a lot of cold/flu viruses floating around). Our next Legends Lodge is Friday, January 13th.


Donation Yoga for Advancing Beginners
Mondays at 1 PM

At the UUCF

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.


December Indoor Full Moon Labyrinth Walk
Friday, December 9th, 7 PM

At the UUCF

Come enjoy the beauty and peace of the Labyrinth by the light of the full moon! The labyrinth will be illuminated from 7 – 9 pm. Everyone is welcome. During the cooler months, we take our Labyrinth practice indoors, and will be walking the Rainbow Seed Labyrinth, a canvas Classical-pattern Labyrinth. Please remember clean socks or slippers to walk the Labyrinth in. 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 7:30 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.

Divination practice is welcome – please feel free to bring your preferred divinatory tool (runes, tarot, ogham, etc) to practice/trade readings. The FCUUPS Library will be open for browsing.
Recommended donation of $5. Please help support Labyrinth Walks at the UUCF. Facebook event here.


Seidr Ritual (Heathen Divinatory Ritual) with Potomac Seidr Guild Ondvegisulur
Saturday, December 10th, 7 PM
At the UUCF

“Speak now, seeress, ’till said thou hast. Answer the asker ’till all he knows. . .” says the leader.

Seidr is a Norse-inspired divinatory practice wherein participants can ask questions of our ancestors, our gods and goddesses, and other beings. Participants take a guided journey to the entrance to Hel (the realm of the dead), then one person (the Seidr Kona or Madr) crosses into Hel to relay answers.

Recommended donation of $10. Facebook event here.

The Potomac Seidr Guild Ondvegisulur are the special guests of Frederick CUUPS and will be offering this ritual to the community.

Potomac Seidr Guild Öndvegisúlur is dedicated to serving our community through rituals that connect us to the ancestors, spirits, and gods. We are heathens, pagans, polytheists, and witches who practice oracular seidr work rooted in heathen tradition. Everyone who is seeking a spiritual connection to the gods and community is welcome to attend our rituals. We denounce racism and white supremacy, and we are LGBT and queer welcoming. We stand with Declaration 127; expressions of racism, sexism, homophobia, ableism, abuse, and other forms of oppression are not welcome in our space.


December Earth Centered Spirituality Service
Sunday, December 11th, 12 PM
At the UUCF

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

Click: To Donate Click Here

Scroll down to Adult Spiritual Enrichment. Type in your donation amount, then write “FCUUPS” in the memo box. Facebook event here.


Reclaiming the Gift of Sacred Movement
Second Sunday of the Month at 1:30 PM
At the UUCF with Renee Skipper

Join Renee for a deep dive into learning to love and appreciate what our changing bodies can do. The Sacred Movement series meets the second Sunday of the month at 1:30 PM.

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.


Shadow Work Circle with Renee Skipper
The 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7 PM: 11/8, 12/13, 1/10

in the UUCF Chapel

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.


Blackfeather Mystery School: Raven Training
Third and Fourth Thursdays

At the UUCF, Fourth Thursdays on Zoom

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

Click: To Donate Click Here

Scroll down to Adult Spiritual Enrichment. Type in your donation amount, then write “Blackfeather” in the memo box.


Frederick CUUPS Yule Ritual
Saturday, December 17th, 7 PM
At the UUCF

Join Frederick CUUPS for an open, family-friendly Yule Ritual and Used Magical Gift exchange! This year’s Yule ritual includes a Toasting section. Please bring a ceremonial cup or horn (or just whatever cup you have available) and a beverage you would like to use for toasting with you. We will also be burning a Yule Log, so remember to bring a coat if it’s a cold night. Most of the ritual will occur indoors but the Yule Log portion will take places just outside the building. Masks are recommended for this gathering – COVID rates are rising in our region, and our health care systems are already taxed with the RSV and seasonal flu waves hitting right now.

For the Used Magical Gift exchange, many of us own a previously-loved but now underused magical tool. This holiday season, Frederick CUUPS would like to invite you to participate in a Magical Gift Exchange that helps our treasures find new owners.

To participate, bring your wrapped previously-owned magical tool (no books please, physical items only – no services) with you to the ritual. There will be tables set up in the Atrium at the UUCF.

Please tell the attendant whether your gift should go onto the $10 – $30 value or over $30 value table. Drop off your present and pick a new-to-you present up from the same table you contributed to before you go.

We will also have a Free To A Good Home table available. Any objects placed there *must* be collected by their owners if they are not claimed.

Please feel welcome to include a note with your gift if you’d like the next owner to know anything about the magical tool inside the wrapping (origin, history, etc). If your magical tool is specific to one particular Path in paganism, please label it so it goes to a fitting home (i.e. deity figurines, divinatory tools that are Path-specific.) If you have any questions, please email fcuups (at) gmail (dot) com

Learn the Chants in the video below:


New Year’s Day Purification Ritual
Sunday, January 1st, 6 – 8 PM
At the UUCF

Enter 2023 from a centered place of peace. Release the energies of the last year, and set a harmonious tone for the year to come. Sacred Space will be held from 6 to 8 pm in the Sanctuary of the UUCF.

Attendees are invited to move through the Elements, releasing the shadows of 2022 as they go. Elemental Guides will be available at each Quarter to offer a way to move into the energy of a new year. End your Purification journey with a time of reflection and meditation to receive any messages for the new year.

This ritual is an opportunity to move through Sacred Space. As such, there is no set start and finish time–it does not have a formal ritual structure. Your journey will be self-guided. We will hold the space open from 6 to 8 pm, and you should expect to spend somewhere between a half hour to an hour on your journey.

Please remember that this is a very popular ritual. There is a single path to follow, so at ‘peak’ times (generally around 7 pm), there can be a line. Please plan to arrive early or after the ‘peak’ and please be patient with the process of the people around you.

All are welcome to attend. Silence is held for the duration of the ritual, so please use your judgement about appropriateness for children. A Children’s Ritual is available at the same time that is not dependent on silence 🙂 The Children’s Ritual is drop-off only, and will conclude at 8 pm, so please make sure to arrive by 7 at the very latest if you wish to take advantage of the Children’s Ritual.

Recommended donation of $5. Facebook event here.


November Events with Frederick CUUPS

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!

Old Norse Language Course
Mondays at 7 PM, August 22nd – November 28th

At the UUCF

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.

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 – Old Norse” in the memo box.


Donation Yoga for Advancing Beginners
Mondays at 1 PM starting November 7th

At the UUCF

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.


Shadow Work Circle with Renee Skipper
The 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7 PM: 11/8, 12/13, 1/10

in the UUCF Chapel

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.


FCUUPS Kids Family Potluck & Grown-ups Game Night
Saturday, November 12th 6 PM

At the UUCF

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.

Facebook event here.


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

At the UUCF Chapel

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

Click: To Donate Click Here

Scroll down to Adult Spiritual Enrichment. Type in your donation amount, then write “FCUUPS” in the memo box. Facebook event here.


Reclaiming the Gift of Sacred Movement
Sunday, November 13th, 1:30 PM

At the UUCF

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: Raven Training
Third and Fourth Thursdays

At the UUCF, Fourth Thursdays on Zoom

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

Click: To Donate Click Here

Scroll down to Adult Spiritual Enrichment. Type in your donation amount, then write “Blackfeather” in the memo box.


Legends Lodge
Saturday, November 19th, 7 PM

At the UUCF

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).


FCUUPS Kids Monthly Meeting
Sunday, November 20th, 2 PM

At the UUCF

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.

October Events with FCUUPS

The cycle of the seasons is nearing another turning point – the end of the Witches Year, and the beginning of the next one. October is here! We are offering Samhain themed activities all month long from a Meeting the Ancestors gathering with Frederick CUUPS Kids (our Pagan scouting program), to a Samhain focused Earth Centered Spirituality Service, to our Samhain ritual on October 22nd. 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!


FCUUPS Kids Meeting the Ancestors
Sunday, October 2nd, 2 PM

At the UUCF

With the turn of the wheel closer to Samhain we will spend this meeting working towards our ancestors badge. Discussion will include the various types of ancestors we have. Children will be encouraged to research an ancestor of any type and bring something representing that ancestor to our upcoming ritual. We will also discuss the upcoming ritual and how different people in our community practice on Samhain. 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.


Old Norse Language Course
Mondays at 7 PM, August 22nd – November 28th

At the UUCF

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.

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 – Old Norse” in the memo box.


Donation Yoga for Advancing Beginners
Tuesdays from 10 – 11 AM (no class October 11th)

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 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.

October Full Moon Labyrinth Walk & Drum Circle
Friday, October 7th, 7 PM

At the UUCF

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 8 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. Facebook event here.


October Earth Centered Spirituality Service
Sunday, October 9th, 12 PM

At the UUCF

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

Click: To Donate Click Here

Scroll down to Adult Spiritual Enrichment. Type in your donation amount, then write “FCUUPS” in the memo box. Facebook event here.


Blackfeather Mystery School: Raven Training
Third and Fourth Thursdays

At the UUCF, Fourth Thursdays on Zoom

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

Click: To Donate Click Here

Scroll down to Adult Spiritual Enrichment. Type in your donation amount, then write “Blackfeather” in the memo box.


Samhain Ritual: An Underworld Journey
Saturday, October 22nd, 7:30 – 9 PM

At the UUCF

Join Frederick CUUPS for an open outdoor Samhain Ritual! Samhain falls at the time of year when the light noticeably fades. We honor death as a part of the sacred circle of life and honor our loved ones who have crossed the Veil.

This ritual is an opportunity to move through Sacred Space. As such, there is no set start and finish time–it does not have a group ritual structure. Your journey will take you around the grounds of the UUCF. Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear sturdy shoes – the path will be uneven in places. We will hold the space open from 7:30 to 9 pm, and you should expect to spend somewhere between a half hour to an hour on your journey. Please arrive no later than 8:30 to begin your journey.

Participants each need to bring one small bag with them – a drawstring fabric pouch large enough to hold a handful of coins is recommended.

Parents, please remember that grief is a part of Samhain – this ritual is recommended for ages 12 and up. Please consider whether your child will be comfortable exploring the emotions of loss and grief.

Traditional dress for Samhain is harvest colors or dark colors (mourning dress).
Recommended donation $5, Facebook event here.


Grave Concerns: Conversations About End-of-Life Preparation and Death
The Last Saturday of the Month at 4 PM

At the UUCF

The gods await you in the afterlife with open arms, but what will you leave behind? How will you prepare? Grave Concerns is an informal forum in which people are welcome to have these conversations. Grave Concerns meets the last Saturday of the month at 4 PM. Upcoming sessions:

October 29th (Zoom meeting – email FCUUPS(at)gmail(dot)com for the link), November 26th, December 31st

Demystifying and removing barriers and fears from end of life preparation is the goal for these chats. Resources for End of Life planning will be on hand. Light refreshments will be available in the style of an afternoon tea. Wear your best pointy hats and join us for Grave Conversations.

Recommended donation: $5

To make a donation for Grave Concerns, 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 – Grave” in the memo box. Facebook event here.

Labyrinth Cleanup Rescheduled


September Labyrinth Clean-up
Friday, September 9th, 5:30 PM

At the UUCF

Update: Our Labyrinth cleanup was supposed to be Wednesday, but the weather tanked our plans. Instead, if you would like to help, please bring your string trimmer on Friday at 5:30/6 (whenever you can arrive – Irene and Ash will be there at 5:30). We’ll tidy up the labyrinth, take a break for dinner, and then enjoy the labyrinth walk together 🙂

Our September outdoor Labyrinth walk is Friday, September 9th, 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. Facebook event here.