Zen-like Mindful Creativity Workshop on Sep 17

Zen-like Mindful Creativity Workshop – Founders Hall
When: Sun, September 17, 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Description: After service, Sept. 17, 12:30-2pm, enjoy a Zen-like Mindful Creativity Workshop with Linda Luisi. Event is free for adults, young adults, teens. No prior experience needed.
RSVP: 760-944-8991 or Linda@LindaLuisi.com. http://www.LindaLuisi.com
Supplies will be provided.
If you wish, bring your own favorite media.
Also bring lunch/snack, if needed.

Peggy Watson and David Beldock with Paul Beach on Nov 18

Enjoy a special evening of live music with local singer-songwriters Peggy Watson & David Beldock, accompanied by bass guitarist Paul Beach, on Saturday, November 18, from 7:30 to 9:30 PM in Founders Hall.

“Hearing Watson’s angelic soprano voice is a treat that holds true whether she’s singing folk, urbane pop, jazzy ballads, or earthy country reveries,” commented George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune.

Discounted early-bird tickets are $20 online at http://watsonbeldock-uufsd2017.eventbrite.com or pay $25 at the door.

Founders Hall doors open at 7:00 PM and concert begins at 7:30 PM. Come early and enjoy some wine and homemade treats.

Fun & Fellowship Potluck with Entertainment on Fri, Sep 8

Be the audience or participate as often as you wish.
For adults, young adults, teens.
Spontaneous storytelling, word games, & improv games.
Bring your favorite limerick (g-rated)!
Bring: a healthy dish (label: vegan/GF/nuts/spicy). Not too many desserts, please.
Friday, September 8, from 6 to 9:30 PM
Founders Hall, UUFSD, 1036 Solana Drive, Solana Beach,
To offer your help: contact Adrienne McCord adrienne@uufsd.org
We need kitchen help!

Your VERY local cover band’s concert to support UUFSD is September 9th

Your VERY local cover band’s concert to support UUFSD is September 9th

If you didn’t buy tickets at the fellowship’s auction in May, it’s not too late! There are still tickets available for the event on the evening of Saturday, September 9th.

Party starts at 6pm at the home of Joyce Qaqundah and Steve Wallace in Del Mar. The UUFSD Band will start playing at 7pm. From rock and roll to bluegrass, hear songs you may have heard at church, plus new songs learned just for this event!

Interested? Have questions? Email uufsdband@gmail.com or call/text Cathy Leach-Phillips at 650 224-1974.

Carrie Newcomer in Concert January 20, 2018

Enjoy a special evening with Indiana singer-songwriter-poet Carrie Newcomer, who has been described as “a prominent voice for progressive spirituality, social justice, and interfaith dialogue.”

A PBS interview provides a glimpse of her talent and an insight into why the Boston Globe calls her a “prairie mystic” by the Boston Globe, and Rolling Stone says she “asks all the right questions.”

In 2009 and 2011, Newcomer toured India as a cultural ambassador for the American Embassy. In 2011, she released her interfaith collaborative benefit album “Everything is Everywhere.”

Carrie Newcomer in Concert will be held on January 20, 2018 in Founders Hall. Doors open at 7:00 PM and concert begins at 7:30 PM. Discounted early-bird tickets are $20 online at https://carrie-newcomer-uufsd-jan2018.eventbrite.com or pay $30 at the door.

All Fellowship Beach Party on Aug 13

Come to Moonlight Beach, Sunday, August 13th, 4pm, to enjoy the annual beach party hosted by Heather Stroud, Shawn Anderson, Betsy Gilpin and Niel Lynch. This year we will have picnic food, including sandwiches, salads, desserts and drinks.

The cost is $10/person, $25 max/family. If you did not sign up as part of the May auction, please RSVP to Heather Stroud (heatherstroud@gmail.com, 760-845-0690.

UUFSD House Band Annual Concert on Sept 9

Saturday, September 9th at 7pm!!

Our “house” band gives only one concert a year, and it is to benefit UUFSD! Joyce Ququndah and Steve Wallace will provide their home in Del Mar for this fun event.

Thanks to those who bought tickets at the UUFSD Auction, but tickets are still available ($20
each). If you have questions or want to buy a ticket, send email to uufsdband@gmail.com. You can also call or text Cathy Leach-Phillips at 650 224-1974

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.

Bid on Auction Items on Sunday, May 21 after Each Service

Forgot to bid on something at the auction?

Would you like to take another peek at what you missed?

Here is a second chance to look at what is still available.

Availability is limited, so please take a look at the number under Max#.

You can also bid on limited time opportunity until June 4, 2017.

Contact Patricia Cofre-Stone at auction@uufsd.org if you have any questions.

Save the Date: Brunch on May 21

Dear wonderful UUFSD members and friends:

You are invited to participate in “Brunch Team 6 and 7 combined” to help make the UUFSD May 21th FUNdraising Brunch a success! You will have received an email invitation if your last name is between A-E. If you have not participated this year and want to help and didn’t receive an email invitation, that’s ok. We are all volunteers and maybe we got your email wrong. Everyone is of course welcome to EAT at the brunch and donate funds the day of the brunch. The Brunch program benefits committees and programs. Anyone is welcome to help in the kitchen:

SAVE THE DATE: The brunch is scheduled for May 21, 2017. Help is needed to bring potluck food, to help set out food, clean up, or take turns greeting and collecting donations.

Summary of the two Services Brunch day:
Drop off of potluck items by 9:30 am. Set up team helps from 9:30 – 10 am.
Gathering Hour Brunch runs from 10 am – 11 am.
Second Shift team puts out potluck dishes for Second Service at 12:15
Final Clean up team starts to clean up around 1 pm.

If you have questions, concerns, or do not wish to participate, please let Alison know. Your “no” is as sacred as your “yes.”

Many thanks to the choir who hosted the last brunch in March and to Debbie and volunteers who threw together a beautiful Easter brunch in lieu of a fundraiser for April. The Choir put together a helpful signup sheet and for their event had so many helping hands which made such a beautiful day that we decided to do the last May brunch as a combined team of 6 and 7 (basically these are last names from A to E in the Fellowship Directory). Many hands make light work!

We hope everyone from A-Z has had an opportunity to help at a fellowship brunch at least once this year and we look forward to another year of fellowship and FUN-draiser brunches next year. If you would like to help with this program then contact brunches@uufsd.org; kitchen@uufsd.org. (Does gathering around delectable dishes in fellowship for fundraising light your fire?) If so, we love your enthusiasm and we would love to hear from you about next year!


Alison Schlick
UUFSD Board member liaison to Sunday Brunch Fundraiser Program