Dinner and a Movie on Sat, June 24

Dinner and a Movie!
Free if you’re under 35 $5 donation suggested for others!
6/24/17 at 6:30 pm, Founders Hall

Critics call Touched with Fire an extraordinarily sensitive, nonjudgmental exploration of bipolar disorder and creativity. The film stars Katie Homes and Luke Kirby as two poets whose art is fueled by their emotional extremes. They pursue their passion which breaks outside the bounds of sanity, swinging them from fantastical highs to tormented lows until they ultimately must choose between sanity and love.

Dinner Discussion: John M. Kelsoe, Jr., MD, a UCSD psychiatrist, researcher and professor shares insight on current research associated with bipolar disorder. Dr. Kelsoe is known for his longstanding focus on the genetics of psychiatric illness and bipolar disorder in particular.

Gentle, Beginning Yoga Class Starting in December


EVENING YOGA classes will be held on the FIRST and THIRD Tuesday from 5:30-6:30 pm in the Palmer Library. Classes begin Tuesday, December 20th. Drop-ins welcome.

Join “Yogi” John Planteen, UUFSD member and yoga instructor, for an hour of stretching, breathing and poses. This gentle, beginning yoga class is open to anyone interested in attending! Please bring a mat and comfortable clothes. Special yoga attire is not required. Extra mats available by request. Contact office@uufsd.org for more information.

Note: FAMILY YOGA coming in January! Free, for all ages following Sunday service once a month.

Apr. 7 — Camp deBenneville Pines

Mark your calendars for our Annual All Fellowship Weekend at Camp deBenneville Pines, April 7-9. With Rev. Meghan and Adrienne McCord planning the festivities, this will be great fun for all ages. This is a sure way for newcomers to get to
know us more deeply. Gorgeous hikes, food, fires in the lodge, singing, dancing, talent show, crafts, and surrounded by beautiful wilderness, this is a spiritual home for many of us. Heated cabins and hot showers mean this is cozy camping.

Registrations will be open in January.

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

Dec. 25 — Christmas/Winter Festival Day Dinner

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

The Christmas/Hanukkah time and Winter season brings many reasons to celebrate and gather.

Share your love and joy with friends and family this year at the Fellowship Dinner.

Come one, come all from far and near! Share in our merriment and cheer!
The fireplace and candles are lit. The tree is trimmed with lights and ornaments.
The goose is getting fat! Well, we may not have a goose but,
There will be Turkey and Ham and Yams to eat with wine and egg nog to sip.
Please join us for a sumptuous festive feast.

Not Under the stars, or beneath the moon, but during the sun
Will be a WONDERFUL party you won’t forget soon.
A party for all so full of cheer, a room full of people we all hold dear.

So join us for this celebration, Forget all your sorrows, worries, frustration,
A toast to the season and don’t you forget
Sunday December 25 at 1:30 to 4:00

Dec. 17 — Holiday Party

It’s is time for all to make a joyful noise.


Logs are burning warm and bright in the fireplace, the room smells of spice and pine and the laughter of children and adults is everywhere. Lights sparkle on the tree.

EVERYONE ONE WILL BE THERE INCLUDING THE MICE! Well, maybe I will ask them to stay home.

Winter will be ending soon and it’s time to celebrate the Solstice, Others will celebrate Christmas and/or Hanukkah. I celebrated all with everyone. So let’s come together and make merry, eat some good food, drink some wine, sing some songs and smile in the fellowship we have with each other.

The TIME for joyful noise and celebration starts at 5:30 and ends at 8:30 on December 17, in Founders Hall. Don’t be late!

Bring a favorite dish to share and we will all, have fun, food and fellowship.


News from the Kitchen

Have you ever thought about volunteering for the Sunday snacks? –well here is all you need to know. There are three “shifts”

Set Up: Ideally this is 2 volunteers. You will be with a buddy/Debbie the first couple times you sign up. It’s more fun this way! Usually it takes about a half hour to prepare the snacks, set out plates, etc. then right before the service ends, (usually during final song) the ‘set up’ volunteer(s) leave to place the snacks on the table. That’s it! Thank You 🙂

Refresh: Bring any remaining snacks/food back into the kitchen approximately 10-15 minutes before second service and “refresh”, meaning cut new fruit, muffins, fill up cracker/bread plates. Then just as the ‘set up’ volunteer, return to the kitchen during final song, (approximately 5-10 minutes before end of service and place food on refreshment table. That’s it! Thank you 🙂

Clean Up: Ideally 2 volunteers, about a half hour after refreshments start, begin clearing away kitchen counters, filling dish washer with coffee cups and then when people are done enjoying snacks, bring leftovers in, cover and keep what we can. Compost or donate what won’t keep.

The most important thing is to ENJOY YOURSELF and have FUN! Remember, you can’t make a mistake:). It’s just coffee and snacks!

you can sign up using “sign up genius” look for uufsd sunday snacks- or email me-dploeser@sbcglobal.net. Walk ins are always welcome.

Look at you calendar, do you have 1 hour to give to the uufsd kitchen?

Nov. 13 — “New to UU” Orientation for visitors and prospective members

We invite you to attend this Newcomer “New to UU” event and explore what UUFSD has to offer your heart and mind. This get together is for all visitors… the new visitor, the one-time visitor the long time visitor, the ‘visit now and then’ visitor… If you are curious about our fellowship, interested in learning more about us, and what we can offer you on your spiritual journey- please plan on attending! Join Rev. Meghan and Adrienne, our Director of Connections for refreshments and fellowship.

Engaging our Visitors and Members

I’m looking for teammates to work with me on a few membership related activities, ensure that they are meaningful…that they nurturing our hearts and minds. Have ideas you’d like to see us try? Great!

Join Rev. Meghan, the Membership Team (Betsy, Alejandra, Marylou, Christie, Tanya, Team Usher, and me!) as we meet for a great cause: Engaging our Visitors and Members. YOU ARE INVITED to join us for our first membership meeting and workshop of the year.

It’s a rare event that we all get together so I want to make sure we select a date/time that fits the best, that’s why I’m sending out a Doodle poll before selecting meeting date.

PLEASE fill out the Doodle poll to help us pick a date? Thank you so much!