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The Friendly Forum

Sundays at 10:30am (or 9:30am during the summer) in Room 113.

The Friendly Forum is open to all, and topics are scheduled based on suggestions from participants. The topics may be spiritual or material, entertaining or serious, UUCF-related or not. We seek to create a safe, welcoming place to learn something, freely express opinions, and to be informed of the opinions of others. So bring a cup of coffee, but expect the stimulation to come from the discussions!

Upcoming Sessions

  • Sunday, February 19 - "Shall Churches Keep Tax Exemption While Preaching Political Parties and Candidates?"
  • Sunday, February 26 - Kris Fair, "The LGBTQA (A for Ally) Community & Intersectionality"
  • Sunday, April 2 - "Trees for Sacred Places: Spiritual & Environmental Workshop" with Kolya Braun-Greiner, M.Div., from the Interfaith Partners with the Chesapeake: A spiritual and environmental workshop based on Earth stewardship from diverse traditions, including the UU 7th Principle. What is our human role and responsibility? How do trees heal and restore the sacred waters of the Earth? The Environmental session of the workshop describes the local watershed within the context of the larger Chesapeake Bay watershed. What are the challenges and opportunities in keeping the Bay waters clean and pollution-free? How do planting trees contribute to the restoration of the watershed? Learn about a UUCF Tree Planting Day scheduled for Thursday, May 4.
(The short link to this page is frederickuu.org/FriendlyForum.)