Save These Dates!

March 26, 2017: Ushering and Noshing with Rev. Meghan and Alana Schuller, 12:20pm in Founders Hall

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

March 26, 2017: New Member Ceremony

Our UUFSD family is growing! The New Member Ceremony is Sunday, March 26!
Please join us during the second service as we recognize UUFSD’s newest members.
Then, you’re invited to join us after service in the core area for celebratory refreshments!

March 29, 2017: Bird Walks-Tuesdasy with Ridgon, Senior Activity Group

Good News! Rigdon Currie is now leading his popular bird walks once a month. These nature walks are an easy pace with frequent stops to admire birds.

The newly named “Gray Hawks South” bird watching group will likely go to different habitats every outing to see greatest variety of birds.

Next walk is Bataquitos Lagoon, Tuesday, March 29th.

Bring binoculars. Need to borrow a pair? Let Rigdon know. Cell phones, water and sunscreen strongly suggested.

If interested, please bring a bag lunch to gather for food and conversation after the walk. All ages welcome.

Upcoming Tuesday bird walks:  March 28th. April 25, Tuesday, May 30, and June 27th.

Interested? Contact Rigdon via email rigdoncurrie@mac.com.

*Bird Walks are FREE. Donations to UUFSD are encouraged in lieu of payment or gratuity for guided walk. Thank you to Rigdon!

April 2, 2017: Willage Rite of Spring

The Willage Rite of Spring: Hiking the Coast-to-Crest Trail

This spring is going to be epic — let’s help one another take full advantage of the gorgeous outdoors! Beginning Sunday, April 2, The Willage will be hiking one segment of the Coast to Crest Trail each month (hikes are the first Sunday of the month). Little kids of all ages are welcome to join big people of all ages. We will be hiking no more than 3 miles at a time, and taking the 71-mile trail bit by bit (navigating past the segments of the trail that are not yet completed or are closed due to weather). Along the way we will identify plant and animal species, try geocaching and cultivate a greater admiration and respect for our natural world. This will be a great way for our families to get to know one another and work toward completing a challenge we can all be proud of.

When and where: First hike: 12:45 p.m. Sunday April 2. Meet at the trailhead on Jimmy Durante Blvd. and hike the “Coast to Polo fields” segment to the Del Mar Horsepark (we can arrange for a few of us to drop our cars off at Del Mar Horsepark for those who don’t want to hike round-trip).

What to bring: Hats, sunglasses, sunblock, snacks and plenty of water. As we begin to catch the trail farther and farther east, we will account for changes to our hiking schedule, since we will need to include drive time.

Contact Tiffany Fox at tiffanymfox@gmail.com to be part of the Willage Trail Brigade!

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

email debenneville@uufsd.org to register

Wednesday, April 12, 2017: Serving With Grace, 7:00-8:30pm in Founders Hall

Rev. Meghan will again offer this six week class on six Wednesday evenings (skipping April 26 when she will be away).This class is for anyone looking for a creative way to relate to our community. The theme is congregational leadership as part of a spiritual path. It is based on a very short book which is packed with innovative ways to make engagement both more fun and more meaningful.
Those who took this class last year were delighted and enriched by the experience. Serving with Grace is one module in an evolving curriculum on leadership and personal growth.
Contact Rev. Meghan at revmeghan@uufsd.org or Christie Turner at christieturner@gmail.com with questions or to sign up.

Saturday, April 15, 2017: Annual UUFSD Seder/Service Dinner, 6:00-9:00pm in Founders Hall

Please join us for our annual Seder/Service dinner. The Seder is a feast that marks the beginning of the Jewish holiday of Passover. Everyone is welcome to join and perhaps learn something you didn’t know about Jewish culture.
There will be a sign up form in the core area after services. Reservations are required.

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, April 29, 2017, Jazz at Sunset with Chris Klich Quintet – Saturday 4/29/17 – 5:00 – 6:30 PM

SUNSET JAZZ CONCERT WITH CHRIS KLICH QUINTET. Enjoy an early evening jazz concert outdoors in the Amphitheater with the Chris Klich Quintet. Chris is an Adjunct Professor of Music at Grossmont College, Chris plays sax, clarinet, and flute for a number of musical groups, including the Coastal Cities Jazz Band, Gicky and the Monsters, and Pop Vinyl. His performance history includes long stints in the Mar Dels, Sue Palmer’s Tobacco Road, and with Candye Kane. The Quintet plays swing, bebop, cool jazz, and Latin jazz, including several of Chris’ original tunes in venues around Southern California. Early bird tickets are $18 at https://jazzuufsd2016.eventbrite.com or $25 at the door. Wine, beer, & snacks will be available (for donation) & childcare is available upon request (inquire at suun.events@gmail.com).

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.