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.
Saturday, June 23rd, 7:45 pm: Litha Ritual
Saturday, August 4th, 7:45 pm: Lammas Ritual
Saturday, September 15th, 10 am – 6 pm: Frederick Pagan Pride Day (Frederick CUUPS’ Mabon offering)
Saturday, November 10th, 7:45 pm: Samhain Ritual
Saturday, December 22nd, 7:45 pm: Yule Ritual
Earth Centered Spirituality Services
Our Earth-centered Spirituality Group meets on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 11:30 a.m. in the Chapel, 10:30 am starting in September. 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.
Sunday, July 8th, 11:30 am
Sunday, August 12th, 11:30 am
Sunday, September 9th, 10:30 am
Sunday, October 14th, 10:30 am
Sunday, November 11th, 10:30 am
Sunday, December 9th, 10:30 am
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 Full Moon Labyrinth Walks:
There are no Labyrinth Walks in November and December due to calendar conflicts
Frederick CUUPS coordinates and staffs the Frederick, MD, Pagan Pride Day. FPPD is A public festival and outreach gathering celebrating the diversity of Pagan and Earth-Based beliefs. The 2018 Festival is Saturday, September 15th. Visit the website here.
Saturday, January 19th, 2019
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. Details here.