High Holiday Rituals
We gather to celebrate each of the eight holidays, or Sabbats, on the Wheel of the Year, which mark the seasons of the Sun — the Solstices, Equinoxes, and points in between in European traditions. All rituals are family-friendly unless otherwise specified.
Earth Centered Spirituality Services
Our Earth-centered Spirituality Group meets on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel (11:30 during the summer). Our time together 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.” Please visit our calendar page to confirm the time and date of future gatherings.
Full Moon Labyrinth Walks, Donation Energy Healing & Divination Practice
Once a month we gather to enjoy the beauty and peace of the Labyrinth by the light of the full moon. During the warmer months in clear weather, we walk the outdoor Labyrinth at the UUCF. During the cooler months and in wet weather, we walk an indoor canvas labyrinth in the Chapel. A Labyrinth Walk is not a ritual with a set start and ending time. It is an open space where you can come walk the Labyrinth in your own time. During the latter part of of outdoor Labyrinth walks, hand drumming is welcome.
Donation energy healing is available. Divination practice is welcome – please feel free to bring your preferred divinatory tool (runes, tarot, ogham, etc) to practice/trade readings.
Thursday, March 19th, 7 pm: Blackfeather Mystery School – Ancestral Module 3: Resolving Paradoxes and Redemptive Work.
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Saturday, March 21st, 7:45 pm: Frederick CUUPS Open Ostara Ritual
Join Frederick CUUPS for an online-only streaming Ostara Ritual! On the first day of Spring, when day and night are balanced, Pagans honor that balance and seek it within while rejoicing in the stirrings of life in Nature. Link coming soon.
Thursday, April 2nd, 7 pm: Blackfeather Mystery School – Shamanic Spirit Helpers 1: Animals
Tuesday, April 7th, 7:30 pm: April Indoor OR Outdoor Full Moon Labyrinth Walk, Donation Energy Healing
Sunday, April 12th, 10:30 am: April Earth Centered Spirituality Service
Thursday, April 16th, 7 pm: Blackfeather Mystery School – Shamanic Spirit Helpers 2: Land Spirits
Saturday, May 2nd, 7:45 pm: Frederick CUUPS Open Beltane Ritual
Join Frederick CUUPS for an open, family-friendly Beltane Ritual! Beltane, or May Day, is the day for dancing around maypoles in honor of the fertility of the Earth made possible by the increased warmth of the Sun. We will share a Beltane celebration including a Maypole Dance. Please feel free to bring hand percussion if you would like to play drums during the dance or afterward. Potluck to follow, please clearly LABEL any offerings with the ingredients included.
Thursday, May 7th, 7 pm: Blackfeather Mystery School – Rook Full Moon Ritual
Thursday, May 7th, 8 pm: May Full Moon Labyrinth Walk
Sunday, May 10th, 10:30 am: May Earth Centered Spirituality Service
Thursday, May 21st, 7 pm: Blackfeather Mystery School – Pastoral Counseling Module 1: Reflective Listening
Monday, May 25th, 6:30 pm: May Dark Moon Drum Circle
Saturday, May 20th, 7:45 pm: Frederick CUUPS May Open Blót (Heathen Ceremony)
Frederick CUUPS and Elk Ridge Kindred invite you to experience a Heathen blót (pronounced blōt), a traditional way of toasting and honoring Deity and our ancestors. Elk Ridge Kindred is a small, inclusive local group who practice the Norse traditions of Heathenry.
Thursday, June 4th, 7 pm: Blackfeather Mystery School – Pastoral Counseling Module 2: Holding Space and Managing Trauma
Friday, June 5th, 8:30 pm: June Full Moon Labyrinth Walk
Sunday, June 14th, 11:30 am: June Earth Centered Spirituality Service
Thursday, June 18th, 7 pm: Blackfeather Mystery School – Pastoral Counseling Module 3: Mediation and Conflict Resolution
Saturday, June 20th, 7:45 pm: Frederick CUUPS Open Litha Ritual
Join Frederick CUUPS for an open, family-friendly Litha Ritual! On the longest day of the year, with the Sun at its highest point in the sky, Pagans rejoice in the Sun’s life-giving warmth and ability to make things grow. Snack/dessert potluck to follow, please clearly LABEL contributions with their ingredients. Recommended donation $5.
Saturday, August 1st, 7:45 pm: Frederick CUUPS Lammas Ritual.
Saturday, October 24th, 7:45 pm: Frederick CUUPS Samhain Ritual.
Saturday, December 19th, 7:45 pm: Frederick CUUPS Yule Ritual
Friday, January 1st, 5 pm: New Year’s Day Purification Ritual