Contacting Legislators!

Steve Buckingham, chairperson of the UU Legislative Ministry of Maryland (UULM-MD) and a member of UUCF, gave an excellent update at today’s Friendly Forum on state legislative accomplishments during the recently-ended General Assembly. Copies of the handout are available from Steve and in the Social Action Committee cabinet in the atrium. Steve emphasized the need […]

Third Annual Book Sale, with Roger’s Photos!

More photos to come, but here are a few!

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Update—UUsed Book Sale

Our third annual UUsed Book Sale is Saturday/Sunday, April 29-30, with set-up April 27-28. This sale gives the Social Action Committee (SAC) money to help Kenyan girls with an education, sponsor Student Peace Awards in Jefferson County, WV, and Frederick, put money up front for bus rental to marches, contribute to speakers selected by the […]

UUsed Book Sale: We Need Your Books & We Need You!

UUCF’s Third Annual Book Sale!

Have you been thinking about a bigger role in social action? NEW MEMBER ALERT (long-time members also welcome)! We need two (relatively) young, strong people to help Phyllis Liddell and Mary Kruhm chair the Social Action Committee’s third annual UUsed Book Sale! Benefits: First dibs on books, camaraderie, satisfaction, heavenly […]

Potpourri of Thoughts from UUCF Members

From Carol Antoniewicz:

Many of us have been admiring Kenny Wiley’s writing and work as shared in UU World. Please, please , please visit his website www.kennywiley.com. If you identify as Black, I hope you will feel lifted up. If you identify as White, I’m guessing you may squirm a bit but hopefully also feel […]

Thoughts about Sunday’s lunch with Islamic Society of Frederick

The first (and only) committee meeting to plan our luncheon with the Islamic Society of Frederick included members of the ISF, UUCF, and two Jewish visitors who work for interfaith understanding, a total of 14 men and women. I went into the meeting with some trepidation: Could we work together? Were our thoughts about food […]

Beloved Community & Alternatives to Violence Intersect

This guest post is courtesy of Nancy Hutchins. She wrote me that “This is one oif the clearest explanations of non-violence that I have read.” Since UUCF’s March 19 split-plate is Alternatives to Violence—Maryland, it’s a good time to share it. With my Mind Stayed on NonViolence

Posted: 27 Feb 2017 12:43 AM PST

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Guest post today is thanks to Karen Russell

BUS LEAVES FOR ANNAPOLIS “DON’T FRACK MD” RALLY, MARCH 2

Don’t Frack Maryland is a coalition of environmental groups with one objective—to pass a ban on hydraulic fracturing in Maryland. On March 2, the coalition is organizing a demonstration in Annapolis. A bus leaves Frederick County at […]

February’s Split-Plate Will Support Frederick County NAMI

NAMI, our country’s largest grassroots mental health organization, has a special association with UUCF. The Howes, long-time members of our congregation, worked with the National Alliance on Mental Illness from its early days and were founders of NAMI’s Frederick County chapter. Because NAMI is our February 19 split-plate recipient, I asked Gerry Blessing, a volunteer, […]

Channeling Your Anger & Frustration → Social Action

Channel can mean hollowing or gouging out, which sounds pretty violent and may be the way we’d like to act these days. A more positive definition is movement in a different direction. Below are some ideas to harness your anger and frustration through social action. Of course, my first suggestion is to join UUCF’s Social […]