Events


The Witching Hour
The 1st Sunday of the month at 4 PM

on Zoom

Join us for the Witching Hour, every first Sunday of the month at 4pm! This is an informal social time to enjoy a beverage of your choice, process the previous week, crack a dirty joke or two, and build relationships. We believe cultivating community care is an important facet of us not just surviving, but thriving in the times we live in. All are welcome in the spirit of hospitality. Hosted by Ursa Sylvest and Frederick CUUPS. The Witching Hour is currently on Zoom, Please email fcuups(at)gmail(dot)com for the Zoom link.

Facebook event here.


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). 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.

June Full Moon Labyrinth Walk & Drum Circle
Friday, June 10th, 8:30 PM

At the UUCF Labyrinth

Come enjoy the beauty and peace of the Labyrinth by the light of the full moon! If the weather is good, this will be an outdoor, drumming walk. In the event of rain, we take our labyrinth practice indoors, into the Chapel and our canvas labyrinth.

The first half hour will be a quiet walk, the remainder drumming, so feel free to bring hand drums and other percussion instruments.

If you haven’t walked a Labyrinth before, there is no ceremony or ritual. A Labyrinth Walk is safe, open Sacred Space for personal exploration. Please plan to arrive by 9 pm to allow enough time for your walk. For an in-depth article on Labyrinths and what to expect at one of our open walks, visit this link: https://pinkpaganpriestess.wordpress.com/…/an…/…

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


Open Litha Ritual
Saturday, June 18th, 7 PM

At the UUCF

Join Frederick CUUPS for an open, family-friendly Litha Ritual! On the longest day of the year, with the Sun at its highest point in the sky, Pagans rejoice in the Sun’s life-giving warmth and ability to make things grow.

This year’s Litha ritual is a celebration of the Sun and community! Participants are invited to bring a ritual cup and beverage they’d like to drink (water and disposable cups will be on hand as well) to toast the Solar deities. Please feel free to bring an invocation or toast to share if you’d like to.

After the ritual, a bonfire, drum circle, and snack/dessert potluck are on tap. Please bring percussion instruments if you’d like to drum (some instruments are available). Please label any offerings to the potluck with the ingredients. This allows people with dietary restrictions and allergies to make safe choices for themselves.

If the weather is good, this will be an outdoor ritual. In the event of rain, we take our spiritual practice indoors.

Facebook event here.


Frederick Pagan Pride Day Planning Meeting
Monday, June 27th, 6 PM

At the UUCF

Planning is underway for the 2022 Frederick, Maryland, Pagan Pride Day. This year’s Pride is slated for Saturday, September 17th, from 10 AM to 6 PM. More information about the festival, including presenters and entertainment, can be found at www.FrederickPaganPride.com

Join members of Frederick CUUPS (the organization that puts on FPPD) to plan this year’s festival! There are lots of volunteer opportunities, and we welcome new energy and ideas. It’s been a long couple years without a Pagan Pride Day – we’re excited that it looks like this year’s festival will finally happen.

If you would like to be involved but can’t make the meeting, please email FCUUPS(at)gmail(dot)com to be added to the organizational mailing list.

Facebook event here.


Open Blót (Heathen Ceremony)
Saturday, July 2nd, 2 PM

At the UUCF

Join Frederick CUUPS and 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.

July’s ceremony honors Sunna, the Norse deity associated with the sun and summer. Please bring your own horn or ritual cup, donations of mead/other libations are welcome.

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


Crystals 101 with Sage Moon
Wednesday, July 6th, 7 – 8:30 PM

At the UUCF and on Zoom

Crystals have been used and appreciated throughout all cultures, religions, and empires. Crystals (and stones) are prized 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. In this class, we will cover the basics of healing crystals (types, shapes, selecting, and clearing). Then we will cover using your crystal for different magical/devotional practices. Finally, we will cover a few crystal correspondences (there are many). If there is time left a short exercise will be performed at the end.

About the instructor:

Sage moon has studied healing crystals and taught workshops on using healing crystals with tarot readings. He is excited to share what he has learned with others in the community.

Recommended donation: $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 – Crystals” in the memo box. Facebook event here.


Vegan Raw “Cooking” (That actually tastes GOOD!)
Saturday, July 9th, 2 PM

At the UUCF and on Zoom

Join Renee as she puts her culinary degree to work walking us through raw vegan “cooking”.

On the menu- Broccoli in Tahini Sauce, Taco Salad, and we’ll top out the night with a TBD dessert. The ingredients list will be sent out a week ahead of time to cook along with us if you like.

This class will take place in person in the UUCF Kitchen and on Zoom. Email FCUUPS(at)gmail(dot)com for the Zoom link. Facebook event here.

Recommended donation: $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 – Vegan” in the memo box.


July Earth Centered Spirituality Service
Sunday, July 10th, 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

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


July Labyrinth Clean-up
Monday, July 11th, 6 – 8 PM

At the UUCF Labyrinth

Our July outdoor Labyrinth walk is Friday, July 15th, 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.


July Full Moon Labyrinth Walk and Drum Circle
Friday, July 15th, 8:30 PM

At the UUCF Labyrinth

Come enjoy the beauty and peace of the Labyrinth by the light of the full moon! If the weather is good, this will be an outdoor, drumming walk. In the event of rain, we take our labyrinth practice indoors, into the Chapel and our canvas labyrinth.

The first half hour will be a quiet walk, the remainder drumming, so feel free to bring hand drums and other percussion instruments.

If you haven’t walked a Labyrinth before, there is no ceremony or ritual. A Labyrinth Walk is safe, open Sacred Space for personal exploration. Please plan to arrive by 9 pm to allow enough time for your walk. For an in-depth article on Labyrinths and what to expect at one of our open walks, visit this link: https://pinkpaganpriestess.wordpress.com/…/an…/…

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


Reclaiming the Gift of Sacred Movement
Friday, July 29th, 7 PM

At the UUCF

Learn to love and appreciate what our changing bodies can do. Welcoming to all, focused on the differently-abled, aging, or traumatized body, join us to reclaim your own form of sacred movement. 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 those ideas 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. Renee combines her knowledge of dance with her healing journey to create a unique and confidence-building experience that truly is for EVERY body. Facebook event here.

Recommended donation: $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 – Movement” in the memo box.


Frederick CUUPS Kids Monthly Meeting
Sunday, July 31st, 6 – 7:30 PM

At the UUCF

Join Frederick CUUPS Kids for the monthly meeting! The topic for July will be determined at the campout in May. We’ll cast our opening circle and join together to work on our first selected badge. More information to come! Facebook event here.

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.