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!

Ministerial Search Survey & Cottage Meeting Sign-up

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The Ministerial Search Survey is available! Please go to the link below to
take it. It is VERY important that all members of the congregation
(Pledging members and friends) complete this survey which will be available
online until September 19th. Thank you for your time and input!

Ministerial Search Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/UUFSD

Cottage Meeting Sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E094BADAC2DA0F49-cottage/42829503

Aug. 19 — Lama Kathy Wesley

Our dear teacher, Lama Kathy Wesley, will speak after our festive dinner on Friday, August 19 at 7pm. Suggested donation for dinner is $25 and any donation is appreciated.
Lama Kathy will teach on Monday, August 22 and Tuesday, Aug. 23 in Founders Hall with the morning session from 10-12:00 and the afternoon session from 2:00-3:30pm. Suggested donation of $45 for one day and $80 for both. All are welcome regardless of ability to contribute.

Theme of teachings: Aspiration and Inspiration: Deepening Our Practice
Lama Kathy will offer encouragement to strengthen our understandings and direct experience of the Buddhist path. Suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners alike.

We Need Your Input!

The ministerial search survey and focus groups are ready for your input! They will provide the ministerial search committee with vital information about who we are as a congregation, where we are going, and what kind of leader we are looking for in a settled minister. We need everyone to participate in the next few weeks! Look for a committee member wearing a colorful sign or come to the search table on the patio on Sunday or contact Chris Butler at chris.butler@pegroups.com for information about taking the survey. Also sign up for a specific focus group based on time and location at the search table or contact Nancy Harmon (nwharmon06@gmail.com).

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The ministerial search committee is beginning to gather information from members of the congregation about who we are, where we are going, and what kind of a leader we are looking for in a settled minister for our fellowship. This is a vital step in the process and we need everyone to participate. A survey will be available soon. We are also looking for hosts and participants for cottage meetings/focus groups in the coming weeks. Members of the search team will be present at each meeting to facilitate.

Please contact Nancy Harmon (nwharmon06@gmail.com) before 8/22/2016 if you would be willing to host or participate in one of these small group discussions. Sign up sheets will also be available on the patio after Sunday services.

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The Settled Minister Search Committee has begun its work. At a 2-day retreat with UUA transition consultant, Bob Miess, we got to know each other better, learned more about the journey ahead, and agreed on our roles and responsibilities.

The Search Committee members and their lead responsibilities are listed here. As you can see, we are all in it together!

* Lisa Shaffer, Chair (w/Jill)

* Jill Ballard, Congregational Record Editor (w/Don)

* Ed Ulm, Website Editor (w/Nagdeep)

* Nagdeep Giri, Technologist (w/Nancy) and Logistics (w/Lisa)

* Don Jones, Treasurer (w/Nagdeep) and Reference Checks (w/Ed)

* Chris Butler, Congregational Survey (w/Nancy), Negotiating Team (w/Lisa)

* Nancy Harmon, Secretary (w/Lisa) and Focus Groups (w/Chris)

The ministerial search committee is beginning to gather information from members of the congregation about who we are, where we are going, and what kind of a leader we are looking for in a settled minister for our fellowship. This is a vital step in the process and we need everyone to participate. A survey will be available soon.

We are also looking for hosts and participants for cottage meetings/focus groups in the coming weeks, beginning 8/22 and ending 9/16. Please contact Nancy Harmon (nwharmon06@gmail.com) before 8/22/2016 if you would be willing to host or participate in one of these small group discussions or if you have any questions. Sign up sheets will also be available on the patio after Sunday services.

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June 5 — Sustainable Fundraiser Potluck for UUFSD

SIGN UP - http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4eada822a6f85-uufsd1
or by email to brunches@uufsd.org

Potluck Theme – SUSTAINABLE Healthy Mindful Eating – THOSE WHO BRING POTLUCK ITEMS OR VOLUNTEER EAT FREE
FUNDRAISER PRICE OF $7 for adults $3 for children and youth to raise money for committees and programs at UUFSD

Dear Members and Friends,

Our June Monthly FUN-draising Brunch is coming up – June 5th!

• Our luncheons are fund-raisers, but just as importantly, they are a very special and truly essential social activity for our UUFSD community. Please help in the spirit of community to help make our day a success! For this month, those who sign up will be given an info sheet on inspirations for SUSTAINABLE living which is healthy mindful eating for nourishing both body and environmental consciousness! Thank you for participating if you are able.

• Items are requested in the following categories – enough for 10-15 people.

Brunch Main dishes Side dishes Salads Desserts Kid Food (i.e., platter of 1/4 sandwiches) Beverages Breads

SUSTAINABLE FOOD – Best choices are fresh foods, local in-season foods, organically grown foods, lower on the food chain foods (plants preferred compared to meat, smaller fish preferred to larger fish, smaller animals preferred to larger animals); when selecting processed foods, look for products with fewer ingredients, less packaging, fresher foods preferred to those with longer shelf life
• Please consider offering to make a vegetarian/vegan main dish.

• Please tape a label to your dish with your name and the name of the dish (include contents if not obvious). If you’re willing to share your recipe, please make a card so that we can place it next to your dish (or just identify ingredients that people may be allergic to).

• If your item needs reheating, please tape specific instructions.

• If you leave an item on the counter or in the refrigerator before Sunday – please add a designation “for Fundraising Brunch on “June 5th.”

• Please be aware that some dishes will be set aside for the RE teachers and children.

Thank you!

Alison – Board liason for Brunches

brunches@uufsd.org

May 21 — Fiesta Del Sol. Fellowship at the Festival!

UUFSD will be at Fiesta del Sol on Saturday & Sunday May 21st and 22nd. Visit our table/tent!

Our booth is 66c, located across from the Post Office, (close to Shuttle drop off.)
Drop by and say hi as you enjoy this FREE, family friendly event.

Better yet, SIGN UP FOR A VOLUNTEER SHIFT (2 or 3 hour shifts) to greet visitors and tell them all about UU and our fellowship. Adrienne is looking for volunteers to cover shifts between 9am and 6pm both days. Email Adrienne@uufsd.org for details.

*Especially if you can help set up early Saturday morning at 7am or break down Sunday evening after 6pm.

May 15 — Orientation

New Visitors, Long-Time Visitors, Friends, ALL are encouraged to attend Orientation and explore a path to membership and creating a home at UUFSD. Learn about Unitarian Universalism, UUFSD, our history, our FUTURE and share stories and a meal as we explore what drew you to us, and how we can meet your spiritual needs. RSVPs helpful, drop-ins welcome! Held in Founders Hall.

TODAY is our newcomer/welcome ORIENTATION! Please join us? New Visitors, Long-Time Visitors, Friends, ALL are encouraged to attend Orientation and explore a path to membership and creating a home at UUFSD. Learn about Unitarian Universalism, UUFSD, our history, our FUTURE and share stories and a meal as we explore what drew you to us, and how we can meet your spiritual needs. RSVPs helpful, drop-ins welcome! Held in Founders Hall.

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

May 11 — Fitness & Fellowship

Join us every second and fourth Wednesdays with Kim Cohen, Personal Trainer & UUFSD member

SENIOR class is from 10:30-11:15 and Power Hour is from 11:30-12:15 – Power Hour is for those who want to ramp up their workout and fitness program. Drop in available as class size permits. Core strengthening, rowing, boxing, running stairs..we do it all! Join us as we get fit spiritually and physically at UUFSD.

Senior Fitness is shaped to suit your fitness level and needs- ALL are welcome to come and get stronger. Drop ins welcome.

Class size for Power Hour is limited, please RSVP to adrienne@uufsd.org.
(Donations for instructor are welcome to offset equipment/childcare costs, thank you!)