Oct. 30 — Children’s Trick or Treating for Charity

Sunday, October 30th from 10:15 – 11:00 a.m.

Be prepared to bring your all your loose change on October 30th as the children of the fellowship will be trick or treating to raise money for Heifer Project International. Heifer Project International is a non-profit that works to provide farm animals for families in need in third world countries around the world. If you are an adult we ask that you gather up all your loose change and bring it that day for the trick or treaters. If you a child you are welcome to wear your Halloween costume to the fellowship and help us collect the money for Heifer Project in between services. And if any adult really, really wants to wear a Halloween costume, that’s o.k. too.

Oct. 30 — Pancake Breakfast Brunch Sunday Kickoff

From 10 am – 11 am during Gathering Hour and an encore after second service, if supplies last.

…grab a plate of pancakes, fruit, juice and other goodies and toppings! Hot drinks will also be served.

All inclusive requested donation $7 per adult, $3 children/youth.

We are kicking off our Sunday Brunch Program which is a FUN-draising and fellowship promoting yearlong event. There will be at least 10 brunches held this year on selected Sundays during gathering hour with encore service of brunch whenever possible after second service. Every member and friend of the fellowship can expect an invitation to participate in one of these potluck brunches to help bring food for the brunch or to help with set up or clean up on the day of the event. It’s an opportunity for fun and growing closer in fellowship with other members.

Contact Alison by email: Brunches@uufsd.org to learn how you can help this year!

Oct. 30 — Last Day to Sign Up to Host a Dining for Dollar$ Event

Do you like to cook scrumptious dinners for a crowd or take friends on a hike? Do you have a skill you’d like to teach, like teaching grandparents how to use Instagram? Or, how about providing a service like babysitting so a couple of parents can get the night off.

These are just some of the events and services you can offer to host for Dining for Dollar$ (D4$)—the fall fundraiser for UUFSD.
How Does Dining for Dollar$ Work?
With D4$, you can host an event, you can participate in an event, or you can do both.

(1) To host an event:

• Fill out the D4$ application no later than October 30: http://uufsd.org/giving/ways-to-give/. Make sure you select 3 date and time options—from January 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017—for when you want your event or service scheduled. If the event or service doesn’t require a scheduled date and time, write or type TBA (to be arranged).

(2) To participate in an event:

• Sign up for events and services on Sign-Up Sundays—November 6 & 13. The D4$ committee will send you a bill. Your host will contact you once you’ve paid for your event. Note: some events may have waiting lists. So, sign up for an event even if it seems completely booked because you might be able to go after all.

Dining for Dollar$ Ideas

Here are some D4$ ideas for you to consider.
• Themed dinner (ethnic food; costumes; wild women; etc)
• Cookout for families
• Cocktails and appetizers
• Picnic in a park or at the beach
• Tea and play-reading
• A day at the zoo with a picnic
• Teach how to cook your favorite recipe and then serve it
• Folk singing and feasting
• A lesson – tennis, art, knitting, gardening, social media
• Poolside luau
• Board games and dessert
• Stress relief – light food, meditation, massage, Jacuzzi
• Watch a movie or sports event with snacks or dinner
• Cupcake baking and decorating
• Poker and barbecue
• Yoga, appetizers, and wine
• Poetry reading and wine in your garden
• Stitch ‘n bitch party
• Karaoke party

If you want to host an event but can’t do the whole thing yourself, let us know and we’ll try to find you a partner(s). One goal of D4$ is to have something for people of all ages, interests, and financial abilities. Think creatively, think fun, think fellowship.

Contact Glen and Alice at stewardship@UUFSD.org or (760) 721-6327 if you have any questions.

Oct. 22 — New Member Workshop

We are so HAPPY you are considering Membership at the fellowship. Save the Date for our “New Member Workshop” for those on the Membership path. Join Rev. Meghan Cefalu, our Director of Connections Adrienne McCord and other fellowship members and leadership for this enriching, joyful learning experience. Contact the office at 858-755-9225 Adrienne for information. adrienne@uufsd.org. Refreshments will be served. Childcare available upon request and RSVP.

Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Founders Hall

Oct. 16 — Interested in becoming a member at UUFSD?

We invite you to attend our ‘New to UU’ Orientation on October 16th at 12:15 in the Palmer Library. Explore what UUFSD has to offer your heart and mind! If you are curious about our fellowship, interested in learning more about us please plan on attending. Refreshments will be served.

Those who are new to Unitarian Universalism typically take some time to learn about our faith and get to know us on multiple levels. Some families know immediately when they’ve found their spiritual home. In short, there is no “right” length of time to wait before joining—it’s your decision! Along the way, our goal is to provide some useful stepping stones, beginning with a UUFSD newcomer Orientation welcoming session. We look forward to seeing you!

Do any of the following descriptions fit you?

* You’re a parent seeking “a village” to help raise your kids
* You’re an Empty Nester (or a grandparent whose grandkids live far away) and you miss the buzz and chatter of children
* You’re not a parent (or grandparent) yet, but you’d like to know what it’s like
* You love awesome people, helping one another and having fun

If you answered “yes” to one or more of these categories, consider this your formal invitation to join The Willage at UUFSD. Many of us consider the congregation “a family” of sorts, and The Willage is taking that idea to another level by organizing events, outings and other ways for families to help families. Example: The Willage has monthly “No Judgment” potluck — you bring whatever you’ve got in the fridge or the pantry, nobody complains and we all enjoy one less night of cooking. We’re working to organize a co-op babysitting system where parents (or older folks with childcare experience) babysit on a volunteer or trade basis. We help each other save money through referrals, recommendations, Halloween costume exchanges, you name it. We organize outings for families (example: we’ve got a group outing planned Oct. 8 in Carlsbad to attend a gallery exhibition and family art-making event on the concept of “home”). Mainly, we&#039 ;re just trying to make it easier for one another to get by in this world, like any good village does.

We do most of our coordinating/organizing via our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1774013679500845/ (if you have a Facebook account, click on the link to submit a request to join). For those not on Facebook, email Tiffany Fox at tiffanymfox@gmail.comto get your name in our directory. Let us know what you’re interested in — outings, babysitting, swaps, etc. Everyone is welcome — the more Willagers, the better!

Sept. 11 — All-Fellowship Sacred Circle Luncheon!

Have you wondered about how to deepen your understanding about the themes presented at our Sunday Service? Are you curious about where you might have meaningful conversations about these themes? Do you want to make new personal connections with our Fellowship members? Perhaps participating at the monthly Sacred Circle gatherings is just for you!

Join us on September 11th after the second service for our All-Fellowship Sacred Circle luncheon from about 12:30-2:30. This is a great opportunity to learn more about small group communities and how they can enrich your life and support a stronger Fellowship.


If you have not already signed up, then contact Linda Pratt at LGPratt@sbcglobal.net.

UUFSD Member Engagement Team (MET)

We are looking for additional members to Join the UUFSD Member Engagement Team (MET) Upcoming events include nature walk, Tea & Tapas & Improv classes
All are welcome to be part of the MET. Especially helpful are new friends and members who can give fresh perspective on how the Fellowship is accomplishing our goal of being a welcoming community.

We encourage you to see your service as a gift to self and a way to explore and expand your own spirituality. This is about building friendships as much as it is about learning new skills. Contact Adrienne@uufsd.org or Sign up on during Gathering Hour this Sunday.

Join the Communications Committee

‘Quills and Quiche’ RSVP today for our Mini Writing Workshop & Welcome to the Committee brunch. Writers, cartoonists, poets, graphic artists, crafters, ALL are welcome. Let’s think Beyond Words as Rev Meghan explored recently in her sermon. Join the Communications Committee today, we have a great year planned!