Lughnasadh Ritual Chants & Information

This video teaches the chants and gives information about our Lughnasadh Service on Sunday, July 25th, at 10:30 AM at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick. This service will also be streamed on Zoom. Visit www.FrederickUU.org for the Zoom link.

The refrain from Lughnasadh by Kindred Crow:

And the sun shines

And the sun shines

And the sun shines

And the sun shines


Hoof and Horn by Ian Corrigan

Hoof and Horn, Hoof and Horn

All that dies shall be reborn

Corn and Grain, Corn and Grain

All that falls shall rise again


We are One (artist unknown – please email us if you know)

We are one, We are one

We are one, We are one

Under the infinite sun


Opening Up by Rainbow Songs

We are opening up to the sweet surrender

Of the luminous love-light of the one

We are opening up to the sweet surrender

Of the luminous love-light of the one

We are opening, We are opening

We are opening, We are opening


As per CDC guidelines, if you attend the service in person and are vaccinated, masking is optional. If you are unvaccinated, you must wear a mask.

July Events with Frederick CUUPS

Bright summer is upon us and Lughnasadh draws near! July offers a fusion of in person and streaming programming as we begin our transition back to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick. Please join us as we stay connected and come together to honor the Earth, Gods, Ancestors, and Wheel of the Year.

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, July 1st: Pastoral Care I: Managing Charged Environments
Thursday, June 15th, 7 PM: Pastoral Care II: Rites of Passage  

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). Masks are not required but you are, of course, welcome to wear one. 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.

Earth Centered Spirituality Service
Sunday, July 11th, 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 here. Recommended donation for class $10.

Labyrinth Cleanup
Wednesday, July 21st, 6 – 8 PM

Our July (gods willing and the creek don’t rise) outdoor Labyrinth walk is Friday, July 23rd, 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.

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.

July Full Moon Labyrinth Walk and Drum Circle
Friday, July 23rd, 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.

Frederick CUUPS Lughnasadh Service
Sunday, July 25th, 10:30 AM


Join Frederick CUUPS for a special Lughnasadh service at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick. Explore the meaning and resonance of this First Harvest with members of the Frederick CUUPS community. This service will take place in person as well as on Zoom. Visit www.FrederickUU.org for the Zoom link.

Taiko Drumming Workshop
Thursday, July 29th, 7 PM

Friday, August 6th, 7 PM
Saturday, August 14th, 7 PM

Taiko drumming is a Japanese drumming art form. Frederick CUUPS is so grateful to have received a donation of taiko drums for the use of the community. These drums will be available at drum circles and events in the future. Please join us to learn how to play them! These classes are on different days to allow the most people to take advantage of the training. There are 9 spaces available in each workshop. Please preregister to reserve your spot. Rhythmic, driving, and fun! Drums and Bachi (sticks) will be supplied. Come and play the BIG drum. Adults and Youth welcome.

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.

A Japanese chronicle completed in 720 C.E., relates that the ravages of Su-sa-no-wo-no Mi-ko-to (the storm god) once upset his elder sister Ama-te-ra-su Omi-ka-mi (the sun goddess) so much that she fled to a cave and, rolled a boulder over its entrance, and vowed never to show herself again. The world fell into an endless night. The 800 gods of heaven and earth gathered at the cave’s mouth and begged her to come out again, to no avail. Finally, the goddess Ame-no U-zu-me (goddess of mirth and revelry) jumped onto the head of an empty sake barrel and began a wild and furious dance. The pounding of her feet made such a lively rhythm that the other gods began to dance and sing as well. Their merry-making became so raucous that Ama-te-ra-su peeped out to see what was happening, caught sight of her beautiful reflection in a mirror, and came out of the cave. The pounding rhythm of Ame-no- U-zu-me’s feet became the origin of taiko.

The Village extends as far as the drums can be heard. Come and extend the border! Sign up here.

June Events with Frederick CUUPS

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 fcuups@gmail.com 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 fcuups@gmail.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 fcuups@gmail.com 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 fcuups@gmail.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.

May Events with Frederick CUUPS

May events with Frederick CUUPS: Another month is wrapping up and May Eve is here! The flowers are blooming and the days are growing warmer. It’s the time of the outward spiral, the turn toward community and the company of like minds and hearts. Please join us as we stay connected and come together to honor the Earth, Gods, Ancestors, and Wheel of the Year.

For the duration of Social Distancing due to Coronavirus, all Frederick CUUPS offerings are online!  All times listed are in Eastern.

We are using Zoom, a video conferencing platform.

Beltane Ritual ~ Awakening to Spring
Friday, April 30th, 7 PM


As the natural world warms and awakens to the growing sun, so too do our minds and hearts find new energy. In this Beltane ritual, we will honor the theme of awakening and mindful return.

Supplies Needed:
One red, orange, or yellow candle
Small bowl of water
Some mineral or table salt
Ribbon or cord at least one foot long
This ritual will be presented on Zoom. Here is the Zoom link.


Tarot 101: How to Learn Tarot Without Losing Your Mind
Wednesdays at 7 PM

April 14th – May 5th, May 12th – 26th

Join Heather for this FCUUPS workshop series focused on building comfort with reading tarot for yourself! Over the six sessions, you’ll gain a solid foundation for working with tarot as we break down the systems and structures at its core. Whether you’ve just gotten your first deck* or simply want to be less dependent on reaching for the book every time – this series is for you!

*no tarot deck required
**Participants will need a dedicated notebook or other method of recording their thoughts & observations as we work through the deck.

This series will be presented on Zoom. Please email FCUUPS@gmail.com for the Zoom link.

Agenda

April 14th: Session 1 – Fool Me Once:
Intro, general concepts, and The Fool

April 21st: Session 2 – The Major Keys:
Unlocking the Major Arcana, cards 1-11

May 5th: Session 3 – The Major Keys:
Unlocking the Major Arcana, cards 12 – 21

May 12th: Session 4 – We…Four Kings..what the?!:
Getting comfortable with your Court cards

May 19th: Session 5 – Pip, Pip, Porray!:
Walking though the Minor Arcana

May 26th: Session 6 – Blend, BLEND!:
Putting it all together and how to keep going


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.  Facebook event here with full class schedule.   To sign up, please subscribe to the mailing list at this form: http://eepurl.com/gf0etH   This training is focused specifically on bridging the space between practitioner and pagan community leader. 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.


Earth Centered Spirituality Service
Sunday, May 9th, 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.  Facebook event here. Zoom link here.


Full Moon Divination Circle
Wednesday, May 26th, 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 CUUPS@frederickuu.org for the Zoom link.


The May Witching Hour
Friday, May 28th, 7 PM

Join members of the Frederick CUUPS community for an informal hangout and check-in. The Witching Hour is a social time. Everyone should have their favorite beverage at the ready. There are no rules about this beverage. ALL beverages are equally welcome.

This event does not have a structure per se. You are invited to attend as your true self, in the company of other pagans. You may wear a hat, or not. You may paint your face, or not. Do you have a new tattoo? You can show us if you’d like! Did you just get a new item for your altar that is the absolute BEST THING YOU’VE EVER SEEN? Why yes, we would love to see that. Depending on the number of attendees, breakout rooms may be employed. See you there!

Email FCUUPS@gmail.com for the Zoom link.

April Events with Frederick CUUPS!

For the duration of Social Distancing due to Coronavirus, all Frederick CUUPS offerings are online!  All times listed are in Eastern.

We are using Zoom, a video conferencing platform.

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.  Facebook event here with full class schedule.   To sign up, please subscribe to the mailing list at this form: http://eepurl.com/gf0etH   This training is focused specifically on bridging the space between practitioner and pagan community leader. 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.

Legends Lodge
Friday, April 9th, 7 PM


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, and honor the Bardic arts. You’re welcome to listen or to share! Myths, legends, poems both old and new, are all welcome!

This month’s theme is ‘Love Stories.’

If you’re planning to perform, please let us know beforehand! Drop-in performances are welcome if time allows.
The Lodge will take place on Zoom. Please email fcuups@gmail.com for the Zoom link.
Earth Centered Spirituality Service
Sunday, April 11th, 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. Here is the Zoom link
Dark Moon Shadow Meditation
Sunday, April 11th, 7 PM


Join longtime Heathen witch Emily Nicole for a Dark Moon Meditation, where we will connect to the Darkness of the Moon and our own Shadow Self. All are welcome to join.

This meditation will be presented on Zoom. Please email FCUUPS@gmail.com for the Zoom link.
Tarot 101: How to Learn Tarot Without Losing Your Mind
Wednesdays at 7 PM

April 14th – 28th, May 12th – 26th

Join Heather for this FCUUPS workshop series focused on building comfort with reading tarot for yourself! Over the six sessions, you’ll gain a solid foundation for working with tarot as we break down the systems and structures at its core. Whether you’ve just gotten your first deck* or simply want to be less dependent on reaching for the book every time – this series is for you!

*no tarot deck required
**Participants will need a dedicated notebook or other method of recording their thoughts & observations as we work through the deck.

This series will be presented on Zoom. Please email FCUUPS@gmail.com for the Zoom link.

Agenda

April 14th: Session 1 – Fool Me Once:
Intro, general concepts, and The Fool

April 21st: Session 2 – The Major Keys:
Unlocking the Major Arcana, cards 1-11

April 28th: Session 3 – The Major Keys:
Unlocking the Major Arcana, cards 12 – 21

May 12th: Session 4 – We…Four Kings..what the?!:
Getting comfortable with your Court cards

May 19th: Session 5 – Pip, Pip, Porray!:
Walking though the Minor Arcana

May 26th: Session 6 – Blend, BLEND!:
Putting it all together and how to keep going
Fire Cider Workshop: A Springtime Tonic
Friday, April 16th, 7 PM


Join Strix and members of Frederick CUUPS for a fun, informative workshop on Fire Cider! In this workshop, we’ll discuss the emergence that our body makes alongside our Green Allies in spring time. You’ll learn how simple it can be to aid your body in the change of seasons with the foods you most likely already have in your home. This is a great first step for those interested in herbalism and taking control of the medicines they use to nourish themselves and their family.

This workshop will be presented on Zoom. Please email FCUUPS@gmail.com for the Zoom link.
The April Witching Hour
Friday, April 23rd, 7 PM


Join members of the Frederick CUUPS community for an informal hangout and check-in. The Witching Hour is a social time. Everyone should have their favorite beverage at the ready. There are no rules about this beverage. ALL beverages are equally welcome.

This event does not have a structure per se. You are invited to attend as your true self, in the company of other pagans. You may wear a hat, or not. You may paint your face, or not. Do you have a new tattoo? You can show us if you’d like! Did you just get a new item for your altar that is the absolute BEST THING YOU’VE EVER SEEN? Why yes, we would love to see that. Depending on the number of attendees, breakout rooms may be employed. See you there!

Email FCUUPS@gmail.com for the Zoom link.
Full Moon Divination Circle
Monday, April 26th, 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 CUUPS@frederickuu.org for the Zoom link.
Beltane Ritual ~ Awakening to Spring
Friday, April 30th, 7 PM


As the natural world warms and awakens to the growing sun, so too do our minds and hearts find new energy. In this Beltane ritual, we will honor the theme of awakening and mindful return.

Supplies Needed:
One red, orange, or yellow candle
Small bowl of water
Some mineral or table salt
This ritual will be presented on Zoom. Here is the Zoom link.

March Events with Frederick CUUPS

For the duration of Social Distancing due to Coronavirus, all Frederick CUUPS offerings are online!  All times listed are in Eastern.

We are using Zoom, a video conferencing platform.

Blackfeather Mystery School: Crow Course
The 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 7 PM
Starting March 4th
  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.  Facebook event here with full class schedule.   To sign up, please subscribe to the mailing list at this form: http://eepurl.com/gf0etH   This training is focused specifically on bridging the space between practitioner and pagan community leader. 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.    

Legends Lodge Tavern
Friday, March 12th, 7 PM   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. You’re welcome to listen or to share!  Ancient and contemporary myths welcome.   If you would like to tell a story, please plan to speak for no more than 10 minutes. The Lodge will take place on Zoom. Please email CUUPS@FrederickUU.org for the Zoom link. Recommended donation is $5. Facebook event here.    

Dark Moon Shadow Meditation
Saturday, March 13th, 8 PM
  Join longtime Heathen witch Emily Sylvest for a Dark Moon Meditation, where we will connect to the Darkness of the Moon and our own Shadow Self. All are welcome to join. This meditation will be presented on Zoom. Please email CUUPS@FrederickUU.org for the Zoom link. Recommended donation for class is $10. Facebook event here.      

Earth Centered Spirituality Service: Tarot 101
Sunday, March 14th, 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.”  The Frederick CUUPS Ostara ritual will work with the Archetypes of some of the Major Arcana in Tarot. In support of that work, the March Earth Service will focus on learning about the Major Arcana. This month’s Earth Service is led by Raven and will be hosted on Zoom. Please email CUUPS@FrederickUU.org for the Zoom link. Recommended donation for the Earth Service is $5. Facebook event here.

Ritual Makeup & Glamour
Thursday, March 18th, 7 PM
  Join eclectic and battle witch Raven Rauth for a workshop to teach you how to express your inner God/Goddess/Spiritual Entity and embolden your self-love (or self-like) through the use of creative self-expression and sparkly eyeshadow. This workshop is led by Raven and will be hosted on Zoom. Please email CUUPS@FrederickUU.org for the Zoom link. Facebook event with supply list here. Recommended donation for the Earth Service is $10.    

Frederick CUUPS Ostara Ritual
Friday, March 19th, 7 PM
The Wheel of the Year turns toward the Outward Spiral. At the Spring Equinox, Ostara, we begin to uncurl from winter stillness and grow toward the light. Join Frederick CUUPS for a journey with the Archetypes of the Major Arcana as you uncover your own message for spring.  

Supplies Needed:

~A candle, holder, and lighter/matches
~A sortilege-based divination system (runes, tarot, ogham, oracle cards, etc)
~A piece of paper and something to write with   If you do not have a divination system, feel free to have a separate device logged in to a random-draw Tarot or Rune service. Some examples: https://labyrinthos.co/pages/one-card-tarothttps://spiritnavigator.com/free-readings/runes/single/  

Guides will be available after the ritual to help you interpret your reading if needed. This ritual will be presented on Zoom. Here is the Zoom link.   Facebook event here.    

Persephone: Myth, History & Practice
Wednesday, March 24th, 7 PM   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 CUUPS@frederickuu.org for the Zoom link. Recommended donation for class is $10. Facebook event here.    

Frederick CUUPS Witching Hour
Friday, March 26th, 7 PM

Join members of the Frederick CUUPS community for an informal hangout and check-in. The Witching Hour is a social time. Everyone should have their favorite beverage at the ready. There are no rules about this beverage. ALL beverages are equally welcome.

This event does not have a structure per se. You are invited to attend as your true self, in the company of other pagans. You may wear a hat, or not. You may paint your face, or not. Do you have a new tattoo? You can show us if you’d like! Did you just get a new item for your altar that is the absolute BEST THING YOU’VE EVER SEEN? Why yes, we would love to see that. Depending on the number of attendees, breakout rooms may be employed. See you there! Email CUUPS@FrederickUU.org for the Zoom link. Facebook event here.    

Full Moon Divination Circle
Sunday, March 28th, 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.  Facebook event here.   Upcoming sessions are:
Sunday, March 28th, 7 PM
Monday, April 26th, 7 PM
Wednesday, May 26th, 7 PM   Please email CUUPS@frederickuu.org for the Zoom link.    

February Events with Frederick CUUPS

Single Date Events/Short Series:

Shadow Work: Embracing Your Darkness
Wednesday, February 3rd, 7 PM   Join longtime Heathen witch Emily Sylvest for a beginner’s introduction to basic shadow work. While this workshop is designed specifically for those new to shadow work, everyone is welcome to join. Recommended tools for this workshop are : Journal/Notebook and writing instrument, printed photo of yourself, a small bowl of fresh water (feel free to add flowers, herbs, oils), a candle and lighter, and incense.  This workshop will be recorded. This class will be presented on Zoom. Please email CUUPS@FrederickUU.org for the Zoom link. Recommended donation for class is $10. Facebook event here.    

Frederick CUUPS Imbolc Ritual
Friday, February 5th, 7 PM
  The smallest flame can bring light into even the coldest, darkest night, and so we will honor the sparks that, together, grow into a fiery blaze. In this Imbolc ritual, we will honor the theme of hope and the growing light that is returning to the world. We will feel our hope rekindled within us. This ritual will allow space for visioning, reflection, and intention setting by meditating on the Thorns, Buds, and Blooms currently sprouting from the cold earth in the gardens of our lives and community.   Supplies Needed:
Three Candles.
Three strips of paper (for burning).
A writing utensil.
A safe vessel in which to burn your papers.   This ritual will be presented on Zoom. Please email CUUPS@FrederickUU.org for the Zoom link. Recommended donation for the ritual is $5. Facebook event here.    

Dark Moon Meditation: The Shadow Self
Thursday, February 11th, 7 PM
  Join longtime Heathen witch Emily Sylvest for a Dark Moon Meditation, where we will connect to the Darkness of the Moon and our own Shadow Self. All are welcome to join. This meditation will be presented on Zoom. Please email CUUPS@FrederickUU.org for the Zoom link. Recommended donation for class is $10. Facebook event here.    

Earth Centered Spirituality Service: Tarot 101
Sunday, February 14th, 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.”  The Frederick CUUPS Ostara ritual will work with the Archetypes of some of the Major Arcana in Tarot. In support of that work, the February and March Earth Services will offer a Tarot 101 focus. This month’s service will focus on the Court cards and Suites. The March 14th service will focus on the Major Arcana. This month’s Earth Service is led by Raven and will be hosted on Zoom. Please email CUUPS@FrederickUU.org for the Zoom link. Recommended donation for the Earth Service is $5. Facebook event here.    

Legends Lodge Tavern
Friday, February 19th, 7 PM   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. You’re welcome to listen or to share! This month’s theme is ‘The Origin of Things’ (how the Sun got in the sky, where the raven found his voice, etc). Ancient and contemporary myths welcome.   If you would like to tell a story, please plan to speak for no more than 10 minutes. The Lodge will take place on Zoom. Please email CUUPS@FrederickUU.org for the Zoom link. Recommended donation is $5. Facebook event here.    

An Introduction to Kemet
Wednesday, February 24th, 7 PM   Kemet is the original name of the lands that we now call Egypt. Join Lady Amber Dawn for a discussion on what made Egypt the dark, mysterious and wonderful lands that we know of! She will discuss the rise and fall of Kemet, its people including the historical Moors, the original Black people, the customs, the dress and the religion of the Kemetians and Moors!   This class will be presented on Zoom. Please email CUUPS@FrederickUU.org for the Zoom link. Recommended donation for class is $10. Facebook event here.    

Frederick CUUPS Witching Hour
Friday, February 26th, 7 PM

Join members of the Frederick CUUPS community for an informal hangout and check-in. The Witching Hour is a social time. Everyone should have their favorite beverage at the ready. There are no rules about this beverage. ALL beverages are equally welcome.

This event does not have a structure per se. You are invited to attend as your true self, in the company of other pagans. You may wear a hat, or not. You may paint your face, or not. Do you have a new tattoo? You can show us if you’d like! Did you just get a new item for your altar that is the absolute BEST THING YOU’VE EVER SEEN? Why yes, we would love to see that. Depending on the number of attendees, breakout rooms may be employed. See you there! Email CUUPS@FrederickUU.org for the Zoom link. Facebook event here.  

Full Moon Divination Circle
Saturday, February 27th, 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.  Facebook event here.   Upcoming sessions are:
Saturday, February 27th, 7 PM   Please email CUUPS@frederickuu.org for the Zoom link.    

Earth Centered Spirituality Service: Tarot 101
Sunday, March 14th, 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.”  The Frederick CUUPS Ostara ritual will work with the Archetypes of some of the Major Arcana in Tarot. In support of that work, the March Earth Service will focus on learning about the Major Arcana. This month’s Earth Service is led by Raven and will be hosted on Zoom. Please email CUUPS@FrederickUU.org for the Zoom link. Recommended donation for the Earth Service is $5. Facebook event here.

December Events with Frederick CUUPS

The Nature of Power with Rath Cobv
Saturday, December 5th, 2 PM
  Many of us have complex relationships with the Power. Power as a concept is natural. How we choose to interact with it makes all the difference, whether it be Power within ourselves, or Power within group dynamics. Join Rath Cobv for an in-depth discussion of the differences between Power to Create, Power to Destroy, Power Over, and Power With. This workshop is highly informed by Starhawk’s work Truth or DareFacebook event here.   This class will be presented on Zoom. Please email CUUPS@FrederickUU.org 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 – Power” in the memo box.    

Yuletide (previously-owned) Magickal Gift Exchange
Sunday, December 6th, 1-4 PM   Many of us own a previously-loved but now underused magickal tool. This holiday season, Frederick CUUPS would like to invite you to participate in a Magickal Gift Exchange that helps our treasures find new owners.   To participate, bring your wrapped previously-owned magickal tool (no books please) to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick on Sunday, December 6th, between one and four PM. 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.   Please feel welcome to include a note with your gift if you’d like the next owner to know anything about the magickal tool inside the wrapping (origin, history, etc). If your magickal 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 CUUPS@frederickuu.org   This exchange is physically distanced. Masks are required for drop-off/pick-up and hand sanitizer will be available. Facebook event here.    

Earth Centered Spirituality Service
Sunday, December 13th, 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.  Facebook Event here.

Zoom link TBA.

The Long Night: A Yuletide Celebration
Saturday, December 19th, 7 – 9 PM
Join Frederick CUUPS for a Long Night celebration! The Winter Solstice is the longest night of the year and Long Night celebrations offer us warmth and community despite the darkness. Get cozy – grab a mug of cocoa, some cookies, and a blanket and Zoom in for this night of storytelling! Different members of the FCUUPS community will offer uplifting seasonal myths and stories from their different paths and cultures. We will close with a guided meditation to send us off to sleep warm, connected, and with imaginations full of tales.   This ritual will be presented on Zoom. Here’s the link. Facebook event here.   Recommended donation is $5. To make a donation for the ritual, 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 – Yule” in the memo box.    

All About Oaths with Rath Cobv
Saturday, December 26th, 2 PM   Oaths in daily life are relatively rare. Yet, when properly used, they are a wonderful tool to extend yourself, your reach, and your Devotion. This conversation will examine the power of oaths, how they function, their utility, and why you should not take them lightly. We will touch upon oaths to oneself, to the Universal Forces, and those shared between humans. Facebook event here.   This class will be presented on Zoom. Please email CUUPS@FrederickUU.org 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 – Oaths” in the memo box.    

Full Moon Divination Circle
Tuesday, December 29th, 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.  Facebook event here.   Upcoming sessions are:
Tuesday, December 29th, 7 PM
Thursday, January 28th, 7 PM
Saturday, February 27th, 7 PM   Please email CUUPS@frederickuu.org for the Zoom link.

Recurring Events:

Yoga with Irene
Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 am Support your mind, body and spirit with yoga. 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 drop-in friendly and open to everyone. Email CUUPS(at)FrederickUU(dot)org for the Zoom link.   Irene teaches Yoga for Advancing Beginners on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 AM ET. 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: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIUP28Eiu8EGMdBFd9ttj5XkZAvFxC4n8

Facebook event
Email CUUPS@frederickuu.org for the Zoom link

Blackfeather Mystery School
The 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 7 PM

Intermediate magickal training, drop-ins welcome.
Facebook event
Email CUUPS@frederickuu.org for the Zoom link.

November Events with Frederick CUUPS

Single Date Events:

Earth Centered Spirituality Service
Sunday, November 8th, 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.  Facebook Event here.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88577366199

Frederick CUUPS Witching Hour
Friday, November 20th, 7 PM
Join members of the Frederick CUUPS community for an informal hangout and check-in. Depending on how many people drop in, we’ll either stay in one big Zoom or use break-out rooms. So, grab your beverage or snack of choice and zoom in for a Witching Hour. Facebook event here.   Email CUUPS@FrederickUU.org for the Zoom link.  

Pass-the-Cauldron for donations here. Click: To Donate Click Here Scroll down to Adult Spiritual Enrichment. Type in your donation amount, then write “FCUUPS” in the memo box.    

Sacred Language Workshop
Wednesday, November 25th, 7 PM
What is Sacred Language and what role does it play in prayer? What is the difference between ceremony and ritual, and how does Sacred Language influence these activities? Is Sacred Language important and what is the point? How is Sacred Language used in the “manifestation of sacred power?” Join TJ for an exploration of these questions and more as we delve into the mystery of Sacred Language and how understanding it can increase confidence, bring deeper understanding to our spiritual life, and influence how we approach our prayer lives, rituals and ceremony. Join us as we look at various writings and texts, and learn how to incorporate Sacred Language into our lives and increase our sacred power.  

Please email CUUPS@frederickuu.org for the Zoom link.   Recommended donation is $10.  To donate, click here. Click: To Donate Click Here Scroll down to Adult Spiritual Enrichment. Type in your donation amount, then write “FC – Language” in the memo box.    

Full Moon Divination Circle
Monday, November 30th, 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 CUUPS@frederickuu.org for the Zoom link

Recurring Events:

Yoga with Irene
Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 am Support your mind, body and spirit with yoga. 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 drop-in friendly and open to everyone. Email CUUPS(at)FrederickUU(dot)org for the Zoom link.   Irene teaches Yoga for Advancing Beginners on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 AM ET. 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: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIUP28Eiu8EGMdBFd9ttj5XkZAvFxC4n8

Facebook event
Email CUUPS@frederickuu.org for the Zoom link

Blackfeather Mystery School
The 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 7 PM

Intermediate magickal training, drop-ins welcome.
Facebook event
Email CUUPS@frederickuu.org for the Zoom link.

Samhain Ritual Tomorrow Night

Tomorrow night is the Frederick CUUPS Samhain ritual. Rather than a linear ritual that follows a pattern we all engage with at the same time, our ritual is a virtual place of stillness, remembrance, reflection, and release that will be held from 7 to 9 PM. The ritual offering is drop-in – you are welcome to stay as long as you would like. You can use the ritual as a time of contemplation or as background to a Dumb Supper or other personal ritual.

There will be three sacred spaces we are working this Samhain. The first is a Releasing Fire. If you would like to release a shadow or an obstacle to growth from this past season, please write/draw that energy onto a piece of paper. Drop off your releasing item, in a sealed envelope labeled ‘FCUUPS SAMHAIN’ (these will never be opened) prior to 4 PM tomorrow at:

4880 Elmer Derr Road

Frederick, MD 21703

Our Releasing Fire Guide will burn these letters, sprinkling purifying herbs in between each, over the course of the ritual. They will not be opened or read. EVER.

The second space is an Ancestral Fire. Our Guides at the Ancestral Fire will be speaking aloud the names of the beloved dead we wish to honor, accompanying each name with an offering of grain. If you would like us to honor an Ancestor for you, please email that name to CUUPS@FrederickUU.org OR simply write the name into the chat window during the streaming ritual.

The third space is an Ancestral Altar. Our Guide there will be holding space and sharing the feed of our beautiful altar.

Here is the Zoom link.