Events

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.  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 & 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.

Divination practice is welcome – please feel free to bring your preferred divinatory tool (runes, tarot, ogham, etc) to practice/trade readings. Or, just stop by for a reading!

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, February 2nd, 7:45 pm: Frederick CUUPS Open Imbolc Ritual

Join Frederick CUUPS for an open, family-friendly Imbolc Ritual! This is the time to celebrate the growing daylight. Pagans celebrate with candles and fire to symbolize the renewing power of the Sun’s illumination in Nature and new beginnings in ourselves. Participants are encouraged to wear white or light-colored clothing, hand drummers needed. Our Imbolc celebration will be led by Irene. Snack/dessert potluck to follow, please clearly LABEL any offerings with the ingredients included. Recommended donation of $5.

Monday, February 4th, 6:30 pm: Dark Moon Drum and Dance Circle

Shake off the winter blues, connect with the rhythm and learn some
new grooves with percussionist Rachel Elizabeth. The Dark Moon Drum Circle will begin with a brief workshop to help people get comfortable playing together. A drum circle is a celebration of life, community, and music-making in the moment. Please bring hand drums, shakers and other hand percussion. A few small hand drums will be available if you do not have your own. Feel free to bring snacks/drinks for yourself or to share. Dancers welcome.

Sunday, February 10th, 10:30 am: February Earth Centered Spirituality Service

Our Earth-centered Spirituality Group meets on the 2nd Sunday of each month in the Chapel at 10:30 am. 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.” Join us for our February meeting (led by Irene & Robyn).

Tuesday, February 19th, 6 pm: February Full Moon Labyrinth Walk

Come enjoy the beauty and peace of the Labyrinth by the light of the full moon! The labyrinth will be illuminated from 6 – 8 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. Recommended donation $5.

Sunday, February 24th, 1 pm: Beginning Pagan Practices: Protective and Defensive Magick

Sunday, March 3rd, 1 pm: Introduction to Heathenry

Heathens are Pagans that follow the ancient Norse pantheon. Norse beliefs were widespread throughout the Scandinavian countries of northern Europe, Germany, Ireland, Iceland, the Mediterranean, and even North America.

This workshop will cover the basics of the modern belief structure known as Heathenry. You will learn a basic overview of Heathen Cosmology, Gods, and ritual practice. This will in turn allow you to delve further into this spiritual practice with a good understanding of “what to do” and “what not to do.”

No prior knowledge of Heathen beliefs or practices is necessary. This workshop will be led by Chris Kackley.  Recommended donation: $10.  Facebook event here.

Sunday, March 10th, 10:30 am: March Earth Centered Spirituality Service

Our Earth-centered Spirituality Group meets on the 2nd Sunday of each month in the Chapel at 10:30 am. 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.” Join us for our March meeting (led by Channa & Robyn).

Wednesday, March 20th, 7:30 pm: March Indoor Full Moon Labyrinth Walk

Special Ostara Full Moon! Celebrate the Vernal Equinox with us. Enjoy the beauty and peace of the Labyrinth by the light of the full moon! The labyrinth will be illuminated from 7:30 – 9:30 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.  Recommended donation of $5.

Friday, March 22nd, 7:45 pm: Frederick CUUPS Open Ostara Ritual

Join Frederick CUUPS for an open, family-friendly 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. We will share an Ostara celebration. Snack/dessert potluck to follow, please clearly LABEL any offerings with the ingredients included.

Sunday, March 24th, 1 pm: Beginning Pagan Practices: Pagan Paths

Friday, April 12th, 7:45 pm: Frederick CUUPS April Open Blót (Heathen Ceremony)

Elk Ridge Kindred is a small, local group who practice the Norse
traditions of Heathenry. Join Frederick CUUPS for a blót (pronounced
blōt), which is a traditional way of toasting and honoring Deity and
our ancestors. While open to the public, space is limited so we are
asking that people make reservations by emailing
ElkRidgeKindred@gmail.com if you wish to attend.

Sunday, April 14th, 10:30 am: April Earth Centered Spirituality Service

Our Earth-centered Spirituality Group meets on the 2nd Sunday of each month in the Chapel at 10:30 am. 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.” Join us for our April meeting (led by Channa & Heather).

Friday, April 18th, 8 pm: April Full Moon Labyrinth Walk

Come enjoy the beauty and peace of the Labyrinth by the light of the full moon! Weather permitting, this will be an outdoor, drumming walk. 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. Recommended donation $5.

Monday, April 29th, 6:30 pm: Frederick CUUPS April Dark Moon Drum & Dance Circle

Dance and drum your way into Spring energy, connect with the rhythm and learn some new grooves with percussionist Rachel Elizabeth. The Dark Moon Drum Circle will begin with a brief workshop to help people get comfortable playing together. A drum circle is a celebration of life, community, and music-making in the moment. Please bring hand drums, shakers and other hand percussion. A few small hand drums will be available if you do not have your own. Feel free to bring snacks/drinks for yourself or to share. Dancers welcome.

Saturday, May 4th, 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. Snack/dessert potluck to follow, please clearly LABEL any offerings with the ingredients included.

Sunday, May 12th, 10:30 am: May Earth Centered Spirituality Service

Our Earth-centered Spirituality Group meets on the 2nd Sunday of each month in the Chapel at 10:30 am. 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.” Join us for our May meeting (led by Rachel & Raven).

Saturday, May 18th, 8:30 pm: May Full Moon Labyrinth Walk & Releasing Fire

Come enjoy the beauty and peace of the Labyrinth by the light of the full moon! Weather permitting, this will be an outdoor, drumming walk. The first half hour will be a quiet walk, the remainder drumming, so feel free to bring hand drums and other percussion instruments. This labyrinth walk will include a central fire for your use – you can release what does not serve, charge objects for sacred use, scry, or just enjoy the flames. 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. Recommended donation $5

Sunday, June 2nd, 5 pm: A Walk Through the Minor Arcana with Annie Lynsen

Much Tarot education focuses on the importance of the journey depicted in the Major Arcana, but what about the Minors? These 56 cards have a critical role to play, and deepening your understanding of their nuances can both inform your self-development work and improve your ability to read spreads. Join presenter Annie Lynsen on an interactive journey through these cards, focusing on the Rider Waite-Smith deck. Participants are encouraged to bring their own Tarot deck(s) to examine during the class. Recommended donation: $15

Sunday, June 9th, 11:30 am: June Earth Centered Spirituality Service

Our Earth-centered Spirituality Group meets on the 2nd Sunday of each month in the Chapel. During the summer, we meet at 11:30 am. 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.” Join us for our June meeting (led by Raven & Channa).

Friday, July 12th, 7:45 pm: Frederick CUUPS July Open Blót (Heathen Ceremony)

Elk Ridge Kindred is a small, local group who practice the Norse
traditions of Heathenry. Join Frederick CUUPS for a blót (pronounced
blōt), which is a traditional way of toasting and honoring Deity and
our ancestors. While open to the public, space is limited so we are
asking that people make reservations by emailing
ElkRidgeKindred@gmail.com if you wish to attend.

Monday, June 17th, 8:30 pm: June Full Moon Labyrinth Walk

Come enjoy the beauty and peace of the Labyrinth by the light of the full moon! Weather permitting, this will be an outdoor, drumming walk. 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.  Recommended donation $5

Saturday, June 22nd, 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. We will share a Litha celebration (led by Irene). Snack/dessert potluck to follow, please clearly LABEL any offerings with the ingredients included.

Monday, July 29th, 6:30 pm: Frederick CUUPS July Dark Moon Drum & Dance Circle

Rejoice in the growing season, connect with the rhythm and learn some new grooves with percussionist Rachel Elizabeth. The Dark Moon Drum Circle will begin with a brief workshop to help people get comfortable playing together. A drum circle is a celebration of life, community, and music-making in the moment. Please bring hand drums, shakers and other hand percussion. A few small hand drums will be available if you do not have your own. Feel free to bring snacks/drinks for yourself or to share. Dancers welcome.

Saturday, August 3rd, 7:45 pm
Frederick CUUPS Open Lammas Ritual

Friday, August 23rd, 7:45 pm: Frederick CUUPS August Open Blót (Heathen Ceremony)

Elk Ridge Kindred is a small, local group who practice the Norse
traditions of Heathenry. Join Frederick CUUPS for a blót (pronounced
blōt), which is a traditional way of toasting and honoring Deity and
our ancestors. While open to the public, space is limited so we are
asking that people make reservations by emailing
ElkRidgeKindred@gmail.com if you wish to attend.

Friday, October 4th, 7:45 pm: Frederick CUUPS October Open Blót (Heathen Ceremony)

Elk Ridge Kindred is a small, local group who practice the Norse
traditions of Heathenry. Join Frederick CUUPS for a blót (pronounced
blōt), which is a traditional way of toasting and honoring Deity and
our ancestors. While open to the public, space is limited so we are
asking that people make reservations by emailing
ElkRidgeKindred@gmail.com if you wish to attend.

Saturday, October 26th, 7:45 pm
Frederick CUUPS Open Samhain Ritual

Monday, October 28th, 6:30 pm: Frederick CUUPS October Dark Moon Drum & Dance Circle

Friday, November 15th, 7:45 pm: Frederick CUUPS November Open Blót (Heathen Ceremony)

Elk Ridge Kindred is a small, local group who practice the Norse
traditions of Heathenry. Join Frederick CUUPS for a blót (pronounced
blōt), which is a traditional way of toasting and honoring Deity and
our ancestors. While open to the public, space is limited so we are
asking that people make reservations by emailing
ElkRidgeKindred@gmail.com if you wish to attend.

Saturday, December 21st, 7:45 pm
Frederick CUUPS Open Yule Ritual

Wednesday, January 1st, 5 – 8 pm
Frederick CUUPS New Years Day Purification Ritual

Saturday, February 1st, 7:45 pm, Sanctuary
Frederick CUUPS Open Imbolc Ritual

Saturday, March 21st, 7:45 pm
Frederick CUUPS Open Ostara Ritual

Saturday, May 2nd, 7:45 pm
Frederick CUUPS Open Beltane Ritual

Saturday, June 20th, 7:45 pm
Frederick CUUPS Open Litha Ritual

 

 

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