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Monday Evening Book Club Reads

Once a month, on the 2nd Monday, we gather to discuss great books. We are covering a classic mystery and a modern novel next. On October 9th, Raymond Chandler’s Farewell, My Lovely. For November 13th, Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Join us in the Library here at UUFSD at 7pm.

Questions? Call or text 650 224-1974, or email bookclub@uufsd.org

Saturday, October 21, 2017: SAVE THE DATE!

Concert to Benefit the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 7:00-8:30pm in Founders Hall

Love is Love: Songs of Liberty and Hope

Enjoy beautiful music performed by Hima Joshi and Christine Lehman, sopranos, and Katie Klaerich, pianist.

Presenting works by Barber, Bernstein, Faure, Laitman, and more.

Suggested donation $20 (cash or check payable to UUFSD with “ACLU” in the memo line) For online tickets go to http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3081890

Sunday, October 22, 2017: Socially Responsible Investing, 12:00-1:00pm in Founders Hall

SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE INVESTING is the process of investing money in corporations, infrastructure and community development that are not causing social or environmental harm. The designation is based on scrutinizing business practices: the treatment of employees, customers, communities and the environment and by being respectful of social justice and ethical issues. It is an investment approach that integrates environmental, social and governance values (ESG) into financial analysis and decision-making. Socially responsible investments can be made in individual companies, socially conscious mutual funds or an index fund. A light lunch will be served. For More information and a case study go to: https://debbiehecht.com/2017/05/08/socially-responsible-investing-walk-the-talk-through-your-investments-by-debbie-hecht-5-7-2017/ PLEASE RSVP Bring friends and family!
DINING4DOLLARS is coming soon!
We are looking for chefs to share their culinary talents and help raise money for the fellowship. Staring the 22nd and for the next month, we will have a sign-up sheet and forms for people who want to host a DINING4DOLLARS fundraiser. Look for Debbie in the core area, she can answer any of your questions. On December 3rd and 10th we will show case all of your offerings and the auction will begin.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017: Drum Circle with Frank Lazarro, 7:00-8:30pm in Founders Hall

All ages and levels welcome, no experience necessary. Bring a drum if you have one, otherwise extra drums provided.

$10 donation requested. For more information go to www.frankdrums.com

Sunday, October 29, 2017: Do Black Lives Matter? 12:20-1:20pm in Founders Hall

Ask this and other important questions to County of San Diego District Attorney candidate Genevieve Jones-Wright at a 5th Principle Meet The Candidate Event on Sunday, October 29 from 12:20 pm – 1:20 pm in Founders Hall.

According to the New York Civil Liberties Union, “District attorneys are among the most powerful players in our justice system…the choices they make impact critical social issues, including…racial disparities…and criminal justice reform.” Indivisible Patriots invites Fellowship members and friends to join them for this voter education event. Both declared candidates for County of San Diego District Attorney were invited to participate.

Sunday, October 29, 2017: Dia De Los Muertos and Halloween Crafts and Fun for All Ages, 10:00-11:00am in the Core Area

Please come join us on the patio for crafts and fun in between services on the 29th to celebrate Dia De Los Muertos and Halloween. Everyone is invited to wear costumes to the fellowship on the 29th in honor of the two days.

Sunday, October 29, 2017: Children’s Trick or Treating for Charity
Sunday, 10:00 – 11:00am in the Core Area

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. 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017: Feeding the Homeless, 6:30-8:00pm

Join us on Tuesday, October 31 from 6:30 to 8 at Cottonwood Creek Park in Encinitas. To sign up to participate visit the SJA table after the service or contact Liz Young at thefouryoungs@sbcglobal.net. Fill-A-Belly is a grassroots community program where volunteers are encouraged to serve and share a meal with our fellow community members. We are hosting this event with the indivisible group, The Wagon Circle.

Sunday, November 2, 2017: San Diego Food Bank Volunteer Night, 6:00-8:00pm

It is a wonderful way to help those in need LOCALLY, put SERVICE IS OUR PRAYER in ACTION, and strengthen our UUFSD community as well. For more information and to register, you MUST contact Sara Ohara for the special UUFSD Group code: sara@saraohara.com

Our UUFSD Food Bank Volunteer Night is always the first Thursday of each month from 6 – 8 PM, and just 20 minutes from UUFSD. Anyone 11 years and older can help! Mostly we just put food in boxes on an assembly line or bag fresh produce – really easy, no lifting, no bending required, and great camaraderie.

In Oct. we bagged 8,483 lbs, of plums – in just 2 hours! – Wow! Thanks everyone! LOVE, when we’re able to give fresh fruit to San Diegans!

The San Diego Food Bank distributes more than 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! PLUS it’s fun!

For more information and to register, you MUST contact Sara Ohara for the special UUFSD Group code: sara@saraohara.com

Calling all UUFSD Artists and Craftspersons
 
This year our Art Fair will be held on Sunday, November 12th, between services and following the second service. This is a chance to exhibit your work before the congregation and even sell some of it, with 35% of your proceeds going to the Fellowship. For more information and/or to indicate interest in participating, please contact please Karen Eckhart (eckhartk@pacbell.net).  
 
Artist applications will be available in the core Area on Sundays during late September and October. The application fee is $20, but this will be rebated before the Fellowship share is computed. The deadline for submitting your application is Sunday, October 30th.  
 
Hanging art will be put up in Founders’ Hall on Saturday, November 11th from 1:00-4:00PM. All artists should arrive by 8:00AM on November 12th to set up their exhibits. There will be monitors during the services to watch over the exhibits.

Saturday, November 18, 2017: Peggy Watson and David Beldock with Paul Beach, 7:30-9:30pm in Founders Hall

Enjoy a special evening of live music with local singer-songwriters Peggy Watson & David Beldock, accompanied by bass guitarist Paul Beach. “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. Doors open at 7:00 PM and concert begins at 7:30 PM. Come early and enjoy some wine and homemade treats.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017: Birding at Cottonwood Creek Park, 8:00am-1:00pm

Meet at 95 N Vulcan Ave, Encinitas, CA 92024. Please bring lunch; we will go over to San Elijo Lagoon later in the morning for a walk and lunch. If anyone needs directions or a ride, please call Rigdon Currie at 415-999-5855.

Sunday, December 3, 2017: The Installation of Reverend Meghan, 4:00-6:30pm, Founders Hall

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!

Sunday, Sunday 10, 2017: 5th Annual Vigil in Remembrance of the Victims of Gun Violence, 4:30-6:00pm

On Sunday 10 Dec from 4:30 to 6 PM we will host the 5th Annual Vigil in Remembrance of the Victims of Gun Violence. Special guest will be Sandy Anglican-Phillips, the co-founder of Jessie’s Message along with her husband Lonnie who founded this group to honor the memory of their daughter, Jessica Ghawi a news reporter killed in the Aurora Theater July of 2012.

Please join us again as we pay tribute to the effort of people who want to end gun violence and the memory of those we have lost.

Sunday, December 17, 2017: All-Fellowship Sacred Circle

Growth in congregational life can happen when we come together to create safe and sacred spaces and seek to understand ourselves, our boundaries, our gifts and our limitations in relation to others. The solo practitioner can only grow as far as they can imagine. When others are introduced into our sacred space, we gain a broader and deeper understanding of the world and our place in it.

When do the Sacred Circle small group meetings start up again?? Although we have typically begun the Sacred Circle season in September, we are delaying the start this year to December. That is because many of us, including Reverend Meghan, are engaged with the “Beloved Conversations” series. The All-Fellowship Sacred Circle gathering, a time where we reunite past participants and people who are curious about joining, will be held after the second service on SUNDAY, December 17th. Our small group gatherings will begin in January and continue until June. If you are interested in becoming a facilitator or co-facilitator, please contact Linda Giannelli Pratt at Sacredcircles@uufsd.org.

Third Friday of Every Month: DAYTIMERS Mens’ Group

Meets the third Friday of every month to share lunch and conversation. All topics and flexible format.  Roundtable Pizza, 1321 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas. All you can eat pizza and salad bar. For further info call Ben Platnik at 858-794-5324 or cell 619-987-5324.