Beautiful Evening with Wonderful Music

Our Sunset Jazz Concert with the Chris Klich Quintet was a special treat. The experience was beautifully expressed by Suzie Behr: “Sitting in the amphitheater in the late afternoon with a glass of wine, watching the sun play on the tops of the trees, surrounded by good friends and listening to truly outstanding music. It just doesn’t get any better than this.”

We even had folks dancing in the aisles! And it was a special treat to hear Chris’ memories of UUFSD, as his mother was a founding member and he was married in the amphitheater.

Thanks to all who came to enjoy the concert and also to the many volunteers who contributed their time and energy. Your attendance and support make these UUFSD musical events possible. Gratefully, Vicky Newman, Concert Coordinator

Camp DeBenneville Pines

Are you looking for a way to deepen your spiritual practice? Would you like a fun way to connect with other UUFSD friends? Could you use a little more fresh air in your life? If yes, then please consider joining us for our fellowship weekend at Camp DeBenneville Pines from April 7-9. We will spend Friday and Saturday nights in comfy cabins, have our meals provided by the lovely staff, and participate in organized fellowship activities throughout the weekend. Prefer to read your book privately in the woods? That’s OK too! The weekend is yours to enjoy but we hope you’ll choose to spend it with us in nature!

Feb 19 – Big Picture Inspiration for Chaotic, Challenging Times

Connie Barlow and Rev. Michael Dowd, will be speaking on “Big Picture Inspiration for Chaotic, Challenging Times” at UUFSD on Sunday, February 19, at both the 9:00 AM and the 11:00 AM services.

This couple, known affectionately as America’s “evolutionary evangelists,” live permanently on the road, teaching and preaching an awe-inspiring, inclusive, science-based message of hope and possibility in churches and schools all across North America.

Since April 2002, Connie and Michael have delivered talks for more than 400 UU congregations, summer camps, and minister retreats, as well as for other religious and secular groups. Their work was featured as the cover story of our national membership magazine, UU World, in the spring of 2006.

Jan 18 – Committee Meeting for Team Genero$ity-Stewardship-Fundraising

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Fundraising at UUFSD has many names–Team Genero$ity, Stewardship Committee, Fundraising Committee.

We don’t care what you call it. But if you’re interested in helping with fundraising for our community, please come to our committee’s first meeting in 2017 on January 18, from 7 to 9 pm, in the Palmer Library. Snacks and drink will be provided.

The purpose of the meeting is to talk about two events that take place this spring: (1) the pledge campaign and, if we have time, (2) the auction (scheduled for Saturday evening on May 13).

We invite anyone who would like to participate in any way–big or small–with fundraising at UUFSD to come to the meeting. You can email Glen and Alice at stewardship@uufsd.org if you have any questions.

Jan 28 – Peter Mayer in Concert

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Peter Mayer Concert, January 28, 2017, 7:30-9:30 pm

Renowned Minnesota singer-songwriter Peter Mayer (‘Blue Boat Home’) writes songs for a small planet—songs about interconnectedness and the human journey; about the beauty and the mystery of the world. Whimsical, humorous, and profound, his music breaks the boundaries of “folk”, and transcends to a realm beyond the everyday love song, to a place of wonder at the very fact of life itself – like Blue Boat Home and Holy Now. And for a little of his whimsical side, enjoy Happy Place. Visit www.petermayer.net to learn more about his music.

You can purchase discounted tickets for $20 in advance at http://petermayer2017uufsd.eventbrite.com or pay $25 at the door. Doors open at 7 pm for wine and snacks. Childcare provided.

Sept. 9th — Food Bank Volunteer Night

Join us at the San Diego Food Bank in the Miramar area; just 20 minutes from UUFSD! It’s always from 6:00 – 8:00 PM – anyone over 7 years old can help! Mostly we just put food in boxes on an assembly line or bag fresh produce – really easy, no lifting, no bending, great camaraderie.

This is a wonderful way of helping locally those in need and strengthening our UUFSD community as well. The San Diego Food Bank distributes over 20 million pounds of food annually to individuals, families and a network of nonprofit organizations that work to alleviate hunger throughout San Diego county. They need our help!

Email Sara Ohara TO REGISTER and for more information: sara@saraohara.com

Primer on Hospice Care

Hospice provides medical, emotional and spiritual support to individuals at the end of life. Most insurance companies including Medicare provide hospice care when the decision is made by health care providers and patient alike that the curative form of medical are is no longer viable or desirable. The hospice interdisciplinary team consisting of physician, nurse, social worker, chaplain, home health aide and volunteer provide the care wherever the person lives- in the home, nursing facility or hospital. During this conversation, we will discuss hospice history, hospice philosophy and the Medicare benefit and services. We will also discuss hospice bereavement services provided after the death to caregivers and family.

No need to pre-register–come one, come all!

Date: 09/26/2015
Time: 9:00am – 10:30am
Location: Founders Hall
Speaker: Robin Fiorelli, Sr. Director Bereavement and Volunteers, VITAS Healthcare

Contact info: David Naimark, davidnaimark@hotmail.com