Feb 25 New Member Mixer

Are you a newer member of our UUFSD Community? Our New Member Mixer will be held Saturday February 25th from 3-5pm

Graciously hosted by Pamela and Michael Parker. Please RSVP to membership@uufsd.org by February 20th. Join Reverend Meghan Cefalu, Director of Connections Adrienne McCord and members of our Membership Engagement Team for this welcoming event.

April 7-9 Camp de Benneville Pines Annual Weekend for UUFSD and Palomar Fellowships

Camp de Benneville Pines Annual Weekend for UUFSD and Palomar Fellowships will be April 7-9. Online registration is open on our uufsd.org website. Sign up early to get your first choice of accommodations.

Beginning Friday evening, we share great food, music, hiking, games, meditation and more. If you have never been to our gorgeous retreat in the mountains this is a perfect way to get to know us more deeply. Cabins are heated, showers are hot, mountain scenery and woods are unparalleled. All ages are welcome.

Rev. Meghan and Adrienne will be planning some special activities for us. Last year the variety show was a delight. See pics of camp online or on the poster in the core area.

Jan 8-22 – Ministerial Search Candidating Schedule

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The UUSFD Search Committee is delighted to announce that we have invited our own Rev. Meghan Conrad Cefalu to be our candidate for settled ministry. We are confident, based on our understanding of the congregation and our knowledge of Rev. Meghan, that there is an excellent match between what the majority of our members want in a minister and the qualities we find in her. We hope that you will agree that we have an exciting opportunity to build on the love and connection already developing here to grow together in community and service.

Please read the following documents for more information and to learn about the Candidating Schedule.

Ministerial Search FAQ

Final Notice to the Congregation from the Ministerial Search Committee

Ministerial Candidating Schedule

Jan 28 – Peter Mayer in Concert

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Peter Mayer Concert, January 28, 2017, 7:30-9:30 pm

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. Whimsical, humorous, and profound, his music breaks the boundaries of “folk”, and transcends to a realm beyond the everyday love song, to a place of wonder at the very fact of life itself – like Blue Boat Home and Holy Now. And for a little of his whimsical side, enjoy Happy Place. Visit www.petermayer.net to learn more about his music.

You can purchase discounted tickets for $20 in advance at http://petermayer2017uufsd.eventbrite.com or pay $25 at the door. Doors open at 7 pm for wine and snacks. Childcare provided.

Jan 29 – 2nd Sustainable Potluck Brunch of 2017

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Our second FUNd-raising brunch of 2017 is coming up on January 29.

The New Year theme of SUSTAINABLE  continues by popular demand.

Our luncheons are fund-raisers but, just as importantly, they are a very special and truly essential social activity for our UUFSD community.

Suggested Donation Price for the brunch is $7 for adults, and $3 for children ages 2-18, and free for children 2. Visitors receive a complimentary guest pass.

If you want to help with this brunch instead of or in addition to your scheduled invitation by last name please note:

  • Items are requested in the following categories – enough for 8-12
    people.Brunch Main dishes, Side dishes, Salads, Desserts, Kid Food (i.e.,
    platter of 1/4 sandwiches), Beverages, Breads
  • Please consider offering to make a vegetarian/vegan main dish.

WE ALWAYS WELCOME HELP IN THE KITCHEN! We do have plates available in the kitchen if you prefer a non-disposable alternative. Please consider coming on in and washing your own dish as an extra help to our brunch volunteers.

You can email Alison Schlick at Brunches@uufsd.org with questions.

Jan 8 – First FUN-raising Brunch of 2017

sustainable potluck brunch

Our first FUNd-raising brunch of 2017 is coming up on January 8.

The New Year’s theme is SUSTAINABLE.

Our luncheons are fund-raisers but, just as importantly, they are a very special and truly essential social activity for our UUFSD community.

Suggested Donation Price for the brunch is $7 for adults, and $3 for children ages 2-18, and free for children 2. Visitors receive a complimentary guest pass.

If you want to help with this brunch instead of or in addition to your scheduled invitation by last name please note:

  • Items are requested in the following categories – enough for 8-12
    people: Brunch Main dishes, Side dishes, Salads, Desserts, Kid Food (i.e.,
    platter of 1/4 sandwiches), Beverages, Breads
  • Please consider making a vegetarian/vegan main dish.

WE ALWAYS WELCOME HELP IN THE KITCHEN! We do have plates available in the kitchen if you prefer a non-disposable alternative. Please consider coming on in and washing your own dish as an extra help to our brunch volunteers.

You can email Alison Schlick at Brunches@uufsd.org with questions.

Mindful Meditation – Wednesday December 28

Since the library at UUFSD is not available on Wednesday, December 28, we are moving the Mindful Meditation session to our home in Encinitas. The session will begin at 9:30 am, going through 11 am.

We are located at 146 Five Crowns Way, Encinitas, CA. We must have a count of participants, so please RSVP to livwalsh1@gmail.com.

Directions: Encinitas Blvd East to Willowspring, left on Willowspring to Anaconda, left on Anaconda to Five Crowns, left on Five

UUFSD Social Justice Action Needs a Donation of Southwest Airlines Miles

Does anyone have Southwest Airlines miles they can donate to UUFSD Social Justice Action? We are looking for miles to cover a round trip from Oakland to San Diego. As part of our Beloved Conversations Program (An Experiential Curriculum on Race and Ethnicity), we need to provide round-trip transportation for the program’s instructor of facilitators.

If you have Southwest Airlines mileage you can donate, please contact Robin Sales at rls728@hotmail.com.

UUFSD Volunteers Needed at the Community Resource Center (CRC)

UUFSD volunteers needed at the Community Resource Center (CRC), 656 Second Street, Encinitas on Thursdays from 10am-12:30pm. Activities include helping CRC clients “shop” for food from the pantry shelves, unloading/sorting incoming donations of food and household items, and re-stocking pantry shelves. No need to make an ongoing commitment – we’re in need of occasional volunteers to join our regular team of 3-5 UUFSD member volunteers. To apply to volunteer or for more information, please visit our Sign Up Genius page at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409054fa8a823ab9-volunteering or contact Susan Miller at susan3733@gmail.com. No experience necessary!

IMPORTANT NOTE: UUFSD Campus Closed During Holiday Break

Palmer Library is suffering from a termite infestation and the Library and Bathrooms will be tented the week between Christmas and New Year’s. All meetings scheduled between December 26th and December 29th at 3:00pm are cancelled. The fumes are strong and it will not be safe to be anywhere near the tenting during that time. Meetings may resume after 3:00pm on Thursday, December 29th. Please call the office at 858-755-9225 if you have any questions.

The Fellowship offices will be closed December 24, 2016 through January 2, 2017 for the holidays. Our next weekly newsletter will be published Friday, January 6, 2017.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO OUR MEMBERS, VISITORS, AND FRIENDS! SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!