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The Friendly Forum

Sundays at 10:30am (or 9:15am during the summer) most often in Room 113; see specific Upcoming Session below for exact location.

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, freely express opinions, and to be informed of the opinions of others.

The coordinators for scheduling future Friendly Forums are David Purvis () and Samantha Purvis ().

Upcoming Sessions

May 19 - Congregational Conversation; join Rev. Carl in the Sanctuary

May 26 - The Art of Storytelling. This presentation and discussion will be led by Juliet Hutchings in Rm 113.

June 2 - Centering Black Voices Part 5: This discussion will be led by Carol Antoniewicz - details TDB in Rm 113

June 9 - June Split Plate Recipient; Kitsune, Inc. in Rm 113

June 16 - Camino de Santiago: This presentation and discussion will be led by Joe Ginorio at 11:30 in Rm 113

June 23 - TBD in Rm 113

June 30 - TBD in Rm 113

Previous Sessions

May 12 - May Split Plate Recipient: AARCH in the Sanctuary

May 5 - Centering Black Voices Part 4: This discussion will be led by Carol Antoniewicz in Rm 124

April 28 - Be a Welcome Ambassador: Discussion led by our Intern Minister Megan Mathieson in the Sanctuary

April 21 - Congregational Conversation; join Rev. Carl in the Sanctuary - Justice on Earth: People of Faith Working at the Intersections of Race, Class, and the Environment April 14 - April Split Plate Recipient: Centro Hispano de Frederick in Rm 113 April 7 - Centering Black Voices Part 3-BLUU (Black Lives of UU): This discussion will be led by Carol Antoniewicz

March 31 - Reparations: Real Change or Just Dollars: Discussion, in the Sanctuary at 10:40, led by Sam Purvis on compensatory payments to American descendants of African slaves. Suggested links to preview:
March 24 - Soap Box Sunday; Attendees are invited to bring a topic on a 3x5 card. We will randomly use those for discussion in Rm 113

March 17 - Congregational Conversation; join Rev. Carl in the Sanctuary for discussion on a speech by Dr. Martin Luther King - "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break the Silence".

March 10 - March Split Plate Recipient; Discussion with Justice Jobs of Maryland, led by Bob Clegg, in the Sanctuary.

March 3 - Centering Indigenous Voices: Taking On the Doctrine of Discovery. This presentation and discussion will be led by Carol Antoniewicz in Rm 124





Often 2nd Sundays are topics related to the following week's split-plate nominees.


(The short link to this page is frederickuu.org/FriendlyForum.)