Save These Dates!

February 26, 2017: Sunday Brunch with “The Willage”

THIS SUNDAY, Feb. 26, join us between services or after the second service for a “Saturday Morning Cartoon” themed brunch. The Willage at UUFSD — a group of families helping families — will be serving breakfast cereal (some approved by mom, some not) with a variety of milks, as well as fruit, nuts and muffins. Our brunches are fund-raisers, but just as importantly, they are a very special and truly essential social activity for our UUFSD community. Suggested Donation Price for the brunch is $7 for adults and $3 for children (ages 2-18) under 2 free. ***Visitors are complimentary. *** To volunteer to help The Willage, contact Tiffany Fox at tiffanymfox@gmail.com

March 1, 2017: Let’s Talk FUN-Raising
Team Genero$ity raises funds for the Fellowship, which is both fun and rewarding. We meet on the first Wednesday of every month in the Palmer Library from 6:30 to 8 pm.

On March 1 we will talk a little bit about the annual pledge drive, which kicks off on Sunday, March 5.

Then we’ll talk a lot about the auction. UUFSD’s annual gala and auction will be held on Saturday, May 13. From an event planning point of view that date is just around the corner.

Whether you want to give a lot or a little, we welcome your creative energy and ideas to help make this year’s auction a success.

If you’re interested in contributing to the auction in some way, please contact Adrienne McCord at adrienne@uufsd.org. If you’re interested in Team Genero$ity in general, please contact Glen and Alice at stewardship@uufsd.org.

March 2, 2017: Food Bank Volunteer Night
Service is our Prayer in ACTION! The Food Bank Volunteer Night is always from 6 – 8 PM, and just 20 minutes from UUFSD. 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, and great camaraderie. In December we bagged over 8,000 pounds of apples that were given to those in need the very next day. We did the work in just 2 hours!

March 2 – Food Bank Volunteer Night! This is a wonderful way to help those in need, to put SERVICE IS OUR PRYER in ACTION and to strengthen our UUFSD community as well. 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

March 4, 2017: Piano/Violin Concert

Enjoy some homemade treats, your favorite wine, & some lovely music featuring UUFSD’s own Monique Kunewalder and Lynne Talley, with Jorge Roman Kurth. Monique started her musical career early, playing with Arthur Fiedler and the Hartford Symphony Orchestra at age 12. Both Monique and Lynne have undergraduate degrees in music from Oberlin College & Conservatory followed by graduate piano studies in the US and abroad. Jorge studied violin at the Catholic University in Santiago, Chile, and has performed in Chile, France, Italy, and the US. Both Lynne and Jorge combine art and science. Lynne also holds a PhD in physical oceanography, and is a professor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (UCSD). Jorge has a Masters degree in engineering, and works at Qualcomm in San Diego. Proceeds benefit the UUFSD Concert Fund.

March 26, 2017: Ushering and Noshing with Rev. Meghan and Alana Schuller

Calling ALL Ushers and POTENTIAL Ushers

Ushers play a very important role in the formation of a service. You are often the first face our congregants see on Sunday. Your welcoming presence is so important to our members, friends and guests. An initial experience with you can significantly influence a new person’s decision to return for a second visit. Interestingly, as important a role as it is, it is very easy & enjoyable to do and it requires such a small amount of time.

For those of you who might be curious about Ushering, Rev. Meghan & Alana Schuller would like to invite you to attend an “USHERING & NOSHING” gathering on Sunday, March 26 at 12:20 pm. Existing USHERS are very, very, strongly encouraged to attend. We value your input.

Please RSVP to alanasch @ sbcglobal . net

April 7-9, 2017: Annual All Fellowship Weekend at Camp de Benneville Pines

Camp de Benneville Pines Annual Weekend for UUFSD and Palomar Fellowships will be April 7-9. Online registration is open on our uufsd.org website. Sign up early to get your first choice of accommodations. Beginning Friday evening we share great food, music, hiking, games, meditation and more. If you have never been to our gorgeous retreat in the mountains this is a perfect way to get to know us more deeply. Cabins are heated, showers are hot, mountain scenery and woods are unparalleled. All ages are welcome.

Rev. Meghan and Adrienne McCord will be planning some special activities for us. Last year the variety show was a delight. See pics of camp online or on the poster in the core area.

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

Saturday, April 22, 2017: Volunteer Appreciation Party

Save the Date for our VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION PARTY
1:00-7:00pm in Founders Hall and the Core Area

RSVP here to get on the guest list (or contact the office if you prefer)
https://www.eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=31145462918

All Volunteers Invited and Encouraged to Attend. Fun for all ages, bring the family!

Saturday, May 13, 2017: UUFSD Annual Auction

Save Saturday, May 13 for UUFSD’s Annual Auction!

We need volunteers willing to do small but important tasks to make this year’s auction a success. Contact Adrienne, Christy, or Glen and Alice if you’re interested in helping. You can also come to Team Genero$ity meetings on the First Wednesday of every month, from 6:30 to 8 pm in the Palmer Library. For more information email stewardship (at) 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.