For the duration of Social Distancing due to Coronavirus, all Frederick CUUPS offerings are moving online! All times listed are in Eastern.
We are using Zoom, a video conferencing platform.
If you are unfamiliar with Zoom:
1 minute Introduction to Zoom: https://www.youtube.com/embed/vFhAEoCF7jg?rel=0&autoplay=1&cc_load_policy=1‘
8 minute Zoom demonstration: https://www.youtube.com/embed/vFhAEoCF7jg?rel=0&autoplay=1&cc_load_policy=1
Single Date Events/Short Series:
Political Magick: Magick for the Good of the Polis
Wednesday, October 14th, 7 PM
With Gwendolyn Reece
Earth Centered Spirituality Service
Sunday, October 18th, 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.
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Frederick CUUPS Samhain Ritual (Online Only)
Saturday, October 24th, 7 – 9 PM
Rather than a linear ritual that follows a pattern we all engage with at the same time, FCUUPS Samhain 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. Mail your releasing item, in a sealed envelope (these will never be opened) to:
c/o The UUCF
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.
Winternights: Heathenry, the Ancestors, and the Winter Season
Thursday, October 29th, 7 PM
Weekly Recurring Events:
Yoga with Irene
Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 am
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.
Email CUUPS@frederickuu.org for the Zoom link.
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.