Dec. 11 — The Willage at UUFSD

Need more play in your life? The Willage at UUFSD — a group of families helping families — will be holding a playdate from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11. Come have fun with the children of the fellowship in the playground area while their parents spend a couple of hours running holiday errands. Craft activities, board games and lunch for all will be provided. We need at least four grown-up playmates to lead the fun.

Contact tiffanymfox@gmail.com or call 619-398-7275 to volunteer. The families of The Willage thank you!

Apr. 7 — Camp deBenneville Pines

Mark your calendars for our Annual All Fellowship Weekend at Camp deBenneville Pines, April 7-9. With Rev. Meghan and Adrienne McCord planning the festivities, this will be great fun for all ages. This is a sure way for newcomers to get to
know us more deeply. Gorgeous hikes, food, fires in the lodge, singing, dancing, talent show, crafts, and surrounded by beautiful wilderness, this is a spiritual home for many of us. Heated cabins and hot showers mean this is cozy camping.

Registrations will be open in January.

To learn more talk to Adrienne, Diane Masser-Frye, Christie Turner, Chris Faller, or Betsy Gilpin.

Dec. 16 — Deepening Our Meditation: Progressing Along the Path

As the year ends we take stock of our understanding, commitments, and practice obstacles, so that we can freshen our meditation with renewed energy. We begin with progressive relaxation, then study and practice together, eat lunch in silence and then conclude with discussion and sitting practice. All are welcome.
Please bring your lunch and any cushions or mats for sitting or lying down.

Time: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Join Us For These Upcoming Musical Events

PETER MAYER CONCERT – 1/28/17 – 7:30 PM Founders Hall
Renowned Minnesota singer-songwriter Peter Mayer (‘Blue Boat Home’) “writes songs for a small planet—songs about interconnectedness and the human journey; about the beauty and the mystery of the world. Purchase tickets at http://petermayer2017uufsd.eventbrite.com.

SIP & SAVOR—A Piano & Violin Concert with Monique, Lynne, & Jorge – 3/4/17 — 7:30 PM Founders Hall
Enjoy homemade treats, your favorite wine, & some lovely music featuring UUFSD’s own Monique Kunewalder and Lynne Talley, with Jorge Roman Kurth. Both Monique and Lynne have undergraduate degrees in music from Oberlin College & Conservatory followed by graduate piano studies in the US and abroad. Jorge studied violin at the Catholic University in Santiago, Chile, and has performed in Chile, France, Italy, and the US.

SUNSET JAZZ CONCERT with the Chris Klich Quartet—4/29/17 – 5:00 PM – Amphitheater
Chris is an Adjunct Professor of Music at Grossmont College who grew up at UUFSD. Now a member of Summit UU, Chris plays sax, clarinet, and flute for a number of musical groups, including the Coastal Cities Jazz Band. His performance history includes long stints in the Mar Dels, Sue Palmer’s Tobacco Road, and with Candye Kane. The Quartet plays swing, bebop, cool jazz, and Latin jazz.

Dec. 25 — Christmas/Winter Festival Day Dinner

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

The Christmas/Hanukkah time and Winter season brings many reasons to celebrate and gather.

Share your love and joy with friends and family this year at the Fellowship Dinner.

Come one, come all from far and near! Share in our merriment and cheer!
The fireplace and candles are lit. The tree is trimmed with lights and ornaments.
The goose is getting fat! Well, we may not have a goose but,
There will be Turkey and Ham and Yams to eat with wine and egg nog to sip.
Please join us for a sumptuous festive feast.

Not Under the stars, or beneath the moon, but during the sun
Will be a WONDERFUL party you won’t forget soon.
A party for all so full of cheer, a room full of people we all hold dear.

So join us for this celebration, Forget all your sorrows, worries, frustration,
A toast to the season and don’t you forget
Sunday December 25 at 1:30 to 4:00

Dec. 17 — Holiday Party

It’s is time for all to make a joyful noise.

THE ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY!

Logs are burning warm and bright in the fireplace, the room smells of spice and pine and the laughter of children and adults is everywhere. Lights sparkle on the tree.

EVERYONE ONE WILL BE THERE INCLUDING THE MICE! Well, maybe I will ask them to stay home.

Winter will be ending soon and it’s time to celebrate the Solstice, Others will celebrate Christmas and/or Hanukkah. I celebrated all with everyone. So let’s come together and make merry, eat some good food, drink some wine, sing some songs and smile in the fellowship we have with each other.

The TIME for joyful noise and celebration starts at 5:30 and ends at 8:30 on December 17, in Founders Hall. Don’t be late!

Bring a favorite dish to share and we will all, have fun, food and fellowship.

WEAR YOUR FAVORITE HOLIDAY CLOTHES TOO.

Dec. 1 Food Bank Volunteer Night

Service is our Prayer in Action! Just 20 minutes from UUFSD. It’s always from 6:00 – 8:00 PM – anyone over 7 years old can help! Mostly we just put food in boxes on an assembly line or bag fresh produce – really easy, no lifting, no bending, great camaraderie. In Nov. we bagged 25,850 lbs. of oranges – in JUST 2 HOURS!

This is a wonderful way of helping locally those in need and strengthening our UUFSD community as well. The San Diego Food Bank distributes over 20 million pounds of food annually to individuals, families and a network of nonprofit organizations that work to alleviate hunger throughout San Diego county. They need our help!

For more information and to Register you MUST contact Sara Ohara for the special UUFSD Group code: sara@saraohara.com

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Dec. 10 — Victims of Gun Violence Remembrance Vigil

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This December marks four years since the devastating Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

At UUFSD we mark the anniversary by participating in a *national vigil*, to gather and honor the 20 children and 6 adults killed that day and the thousands of others who have died by bullets since then.

Please join us in Founders Hall on Saturday, December 10th. We will gather at 4:30, the vigil will be held from 5:00 until 6:00 pm and is open to the public.

The vigil is an opportunity to hold space with one another and to heal. We will hear from gun violence prevention leaders, a gun violence victim from our own fellowship and be graced with the music of Emma’s Revolution.

Please also visit our Facebook event page for details about the vigil: https://www.facebook.com/events/211647125946421/