Feb 26 – Cartoon-Themed Brunch

THIS SUNDAY, Feb. 26, join us between services or after the second service for a “Saturday Morning Cartoon” themed brunch.

The Willage at UUFSD — a group of families helping families — will be serving breakfast cereal (some approved by mom, some not) with a variety of milks, as well as fruit, nuts and muffins.

Our brunches 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) under 2 free. ***Visitors receive a complimentary guest pass. ***

To volunteer to help The Willage, contact Tiffany Fox at tiffanymfox@gmail.com

Let’s Talk FUN-Raising on Mar 1

Come to the Team Genero$ity meeting on Wednesday, March 1, from 6:30 to 8 pm in the Palmer Library. Please bring your creative energy, ideas, and knowledge when we talk about all things FUN-raising, from brainstorming ideas to getting ready for a special event.

On our agenda for March 1 is the annual pledge drive, which starts on Sunday, March 5. We will also discuss the annual auction, which will be held on Saturday, May 13 (save the date!).

We have many other FUN-raising ideas we’d like to share and implement. Please contact Glen and Alice at stewardship (at) uufsd.org if you’re interested in helping out.

April 7-9 Annual Camp DeBenneville Pines Weekend

April 7-9 will be our Annual Camp DeBenneville Pines weekend for UUFSD. This year Eberly Barnes, writing professor at UCSD, will lead a writing workshop. We will also have yoga, hiking, crafts, games, dancing, and a variety show. Rev. Meghan, Alison, and Adrienne will also lead special workshops and worship. Sign up on our website. Registrations are running ahead of our usual–so sign up early.

Accommodations include heated cabins with hot showers, a cozy lodge, and great food. This event for all ages. Bring lots of layers because the weather is unpredictable in the mountains in the spring.

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

Mar 1 – Let’s Talk FUN-raising

Team Genero$ity raises funds for the Fellowship, which is both fun and rewarding. We meet on the first Wednesday of every month in the Palmer Library from 6:30 to 8 pm.

On March 1 we will talk a little bit about the annual pledge drive, which kicks off on Sunday, March 5.

Then we’ll talk about the auction and other fundraising ideas. UUFSD’s annual gala and auction will be held on Saturday, May 13, which from an event planning point of view is just around the corner. Whether you want to give a lot or a little, we welcome your creative energy and ideas to help make the auction a success.

If you’re interested in volunteering for the auction in some way, please contact Adrienne McCord at adrienne@uufsd.org. If you’re interested in Team Genero$ity in general, please contact Glen and Alice at stewardship@uufsd.org.

Calling ALL Ushers and POTENTIAL Ushers

Ushers play a very important role in the formation of a service. You are often the first face our congregants see on Sunday. Your welcoming presence is so important to our members, friends and guests. An initial experience with you can significantly influence a new person’s decision to return for a second visit. Interestingly, as important a role as it is, it is very easy & enjoyable to do and it requires such a small amount of time.

For those of you who might be curious about Ushering, Rev. Meghan & Alana Schuller would like to invite you to attend an “USHERING & NOSHING” gathering on Sunday, March 26 at 12:20 pm. Existing USHERS are very, very, strongly encouraged to attend. We value your input.

Please RSVP to alanasch @ sbcglobal . net

February Food Bank Report

This month we bagged over 8,500 pounds of veggies that went to local people who need just a bit extra. So proud of this group who put Service is our Prayer IN ACTION each month!

Contact Sara@SaraOhara.com if you’d like to help sometime. It’s always the 1st Thursday of each month, from 6:00 – 8:00, and anyone over 10 years of age can help!

Mar 4 – Sip and Savor Piano and Violin Concert


Enjoy your favorite wine, homemade treats, and lovely music featuring UUFSD’s own Monique Kunewalder and Lynne Talley, with Jorge Roman Kurth. Sip and Savor Piano and Violin Concert will be held in Founder’s Hall on March 4, 2017, from 7:30 to 9 pm. Come early for wine and snacks. Doors open at 7 pm. Proceeds from the concert benefit the UUFSD Concert Fund.

You can purchase tickets discounted early bird tickets at https://sipandsavor2017.eventbrite.com. Or, you can pay $20 at door. Childcare is available.

Monique started her musical career early, playing with Arthur Fiedler and the Hartford Symphony Orchestra at age 12. 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. Both Lynne and Jorge combine art and science. Lynne holds a PhD in physical oceanography, and is a professor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (UCSD). Jorge is an engineer, has a Masters degree from Carnegie Mellon University, and works for Qualcomm.

Interested in Becoming a Member?

UUFSD is a thriving, growing community and we welcome you with open minds and hearts. Becoming a member is an exciting commitment – one that we hope will enrich your life.
UUFSD encourages all members to:

  • Attend Sunday services and/or events regularly,
  • Share time and energy in graceful service to the church,
  • Connect with other UUFSD members; and
  • Support UUFSD with financial contributions.

Step 1: Attend a Newcomer “New to UU” Orientation

Learn and ask questions about Unitarian Universalism and UUFSD. This informal session lasts about an hour. All are welcome to attend these orientations, which are offered once a month after the second worship service. Attendance does not constitute a commitment to join UUFSD.

Next scheduled ‘New to UU’ Orientation dates: Sunday, January 29th 12:30-1:15, Sunday, February 19th, 12:30-1:15
RSVP to membership@uufsd.org

Step 2: UUFSD New Member Workshop

This session, offered several times throughout the year, provides prospective members with the opportunity to learn more about Unitarian Universalism, UUFSD history and programs, and what being a member means. Hosted by Reverend Meghan Cefalu and the Membership Engagement Team, this two and half hour workshop is a wonderful way to deepen connections at the fellowship.
At the end, they may sign the Membership Book, make their pledge of financial contribution, and have their picture taken for the member directory.

Next scheduled session is Saturday, March 4th 10:30 am-1:00 pm.

Step 3: New Member Recognition Sunday

New members are introduced and formally welcomed to the community through an ingathering ceremony during a Sunday service.

For more information, contact membership@uufsd.org.

From the Kitchen

Have you ever notice how much fun folks are having in the kitchen on Sundays–well guess what, you can join in on the fun. Just follow this link http://www.signupgenius.com/findasignup, enter dploeser@sbcglobal.net and you’re almost there.

From preparing the snacks, to refreshing between services, to clean up (and yes there are people who enjoy even doing that), we have something for you. The Sign Up Genius website describes the few easy task for each shift. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask anyone in the kitchen, or use the e-mail above. Also remember even if you don’t sign up–walk-ins are always welcome.