Children’s Trick or Treating for Charity

Sunday, October 29th from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Be prepared to bring all your loose change on October 29th as the children of the fellowship will be trick or treating to raise money for Puerto Rico Disaster Relief. The people of Puerto Rico are still in need of food, water, and fuel plus they face the daunting task of repairing roads, rebuilding, and restoring communications . If you are an adult we ask that you gather up all your loose change and bring it that day to help the people of Puerto Rico. All donations will be sent to United for Puerto Rico, a disaster relief fund started by Beatriz Rossello, the first lady of Puerto Rico. If you are child please wear a costume if you would like to and meet us on the patio at 10:00 a.m. to help us collect the money for Puerto Rico Disaster Relief between services.

Oct. Food Bank Report

Wowsie, 8,483 lbs. of plums were bagged by our group in Oct. and given to those in-need the very next day. AND we had a silly bag-wearing hat party but unfortunately the pictures came out blurry. We’ll have to do it again next month. Thanks All!

We always volunteer the 1st Thursday of the month from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Anyone 11 and over can help so would love to see families helping out. When kids learn to help as youngsters, they usually never stop. SERVICE IS OUR PRAYER! Remember you MUST email me for our Group Code sara@saraohara.com

Show and Tell, and Potluck on Friday, October 13

Looking for a memorable and FUN activity that deepens bonds and strengthens friendships? Come to the Show & Tell Potluck on Friday, October 13, from 6 to 9 pm.

You are invited to share an interest, special memory or recent project.

Please bring food to share for the potluck at 6 pm. The show and tell activity will be at 7 pm. Dessert is a birthday cake for Adrienne’s birthday and all the other fall celebrations.

Take Action to End Gun Violence

TAKE ACTION! SEND an EMAIL to your Congressmen and Senators to introduce gun control legislation.

WHY? Through October 8, 2017 there have been 47,534 gun incidents, 11,883 deaths, 24,162 injuries and 277 mass shootings.

CONTACT YOUR CONGRESSMEN AND SENATORS (contact info below)
You can cut and paste the following into the comment section of their email form:

I SUPPORT GUN CONTROL LEGISLATION that will:
Require background checks on ALL firearm purchases.
No gun sales to people on the No Fly List
No gun sales to people who have been convicted of domestic violence or have a restraining order by a spouse/ partner
No sales to mentally ill people
Limit high capacity magazines and repeating ammunition clips.
Ban silencers and bump stocks.
Thank you.

MAKE SURE TO SIGN YOUR NAME!!

ELECTED OFFICIALS CONTACT INFORMATION: Click or cut and paste in your URL line to go to the individual contact forms for each Congressmen and Senator:

Congressman:
Darrel Issa (49th District): https://issa.house.gov/contact
Scott Peters (52nd District) https://scottpeters.house.gov/contact

Senators:
Feinstein, Dianne (202) 224-3841 https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-me
Kamala Harris (202) 224-3553: https://www.harris.senate.gov/content/contact-senator

Not sure who is your elected representative? Click here and insert your address: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/map

If you want more information on Gun Controls issues, Polls and Statistics click here: https://debbiehecht.com/2017/10/06/gun-control-take-action-new-ideas-challenges-polls-and-statistics-10-8-2017/

Deepening Our Meditation: A Special Visit by the Gaden Shartse Monks on October 13

The Gaden Shartse Monks will pay UUFSd a special visit on Friday, October 13, from 10-11:45 am.

They will be speaking on “Meditations on Patience and Compassion: 6 Perfections Ethics, Patience, Effort (Joyful Perseverance), Concentration, Wisdom, Generosity.”

For those who arrive at 9:00 am, there will be a progressive relaxation and sitting practice. Then at 10 am the monks and other practitioners will arrive for this meeting. We will have lunch and then practice walking an sitting meditation until 2 pm. As always, guests are welcome for any portion of the day. Please bring cushions and lunch.

Note: The Gaden Shartse Monks will return to UUFSD from May 15-20, 2018 to construct a sand mandala of Manjushri, the embodiment of Wisdom.

Next Monday Evening Book Club on Oct 9

Monday Evening Reads

Once a month, on the 2nd Monday, we gather to discuss great books.

In October we are covering a classic mystery and a modern novel in November. On October 9th, we will discuss Raymond Chandler’s Farewell, My Lovely. On November 13th, we will discuss Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

Join us in the Palmer Library here at UUFSD at 7pm.
Questions? Call or text 650 224-1974, or email bookclub@uufsd.org

The Installation of Reverend Meghan

After a very long search process, our Fellowship voted to have Reverend Meghan as our settled minister. With this important decision behind us, it is now time to CELEBRATE!

The official installation of Reverend Meghan will take place on Sunday, December 3rd, from 4:00-6:30 PM in Fellowship Hall. Please SAVE THE DATE and join us for this very exciting event. The formal installation ceremony will include guest speakers, and this will be followed by music and dinner.

There is much to do to prepare, including a fundraising effort to cover the extra costs. Please check in at the “Installation Event” table after to services to see how you can help. Thank you so much!