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Oct. 6 — Next Food Bank Volunteer Night

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Join Us! 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. In September we bagged 4,500 lbs. of apples – in JUST 2 HOURS!

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!

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

Sept. 24 — Emma’s Revolution Concert

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Join us at 7:00 PM for wine and homemade treats in Core Area before the Emma’s Revolution Concert, Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 7:30-9:30 PM, Founder’s Hall. Make it a “date night” — childcare provided. “emma’s revolution” is the duo of activist musicians, Pat Humphries & Sandy O. Their song “Peace Salaam Shalom” was written in response to 9/11 and sung by thousands at the first peace rally in NYC following the event https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FETbuMdnthI. This song is now sung around the world “Peace Through All People”.

Emma’s Revolution is the duo of activist musicians, Pat Humphries & Sandy O. Emma’s Revolution creates new standards in the art of social justice. Their songs have been sung for the Dalai Lama, praised by Pete Seeger and recorded by Holly Near. Emma’s Revolution brings their uprising of truth, hope and a dash of healthy irreverence to concerts and peace & justice, labor, human rights, environmental, LGBT and women’s rights events around the world.

Advance tickets $20 available online at http://emmasrevolution.com/live or $25 at the door.

Location: Founders Hall
Date/Time: Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 7:30-9:30 PM

Questions or to request childcare, contact Vicky at suun.events@gmail.com.

Ministerial Search Survey & Cottage Meeting Sign-up

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The Ministerial Search Survey is available! Please go to the link below to
take it. It is VERY important that all members of the congregation
(Pledging members and friends) complete this survey which will be available
online until September 19th. Thank you for your time and input!

Ministerial Search Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/UUFSD

Cottage Meeting Sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E094BADAC2DA0F49-cottage/42829503

Sept. 25 — ARTisan Appetizers with ART Appreciation

LAST CALL!
ARTisan Appetizers with ART Appreciation
New Date-Sunday, Sep 25, 2016 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Re-Scheduled Auction Event so that more people can join us!

Location- The home of John Atcheson and Linda Pratt (Rancho Bernardo)
-$45 per person donation to UUFSD

Enjoy tasty appetizers and libations in the cozy home of hosts Linda Pratt and John Atcheson, with a lively slide presentation and fun creativity workshop with Linda Luisi, muralist and fine art instructor. (www.LindaLuisi.com ) View slides of art to learn more about what goes into an artwork and see clever ways different artists delight and surprise us. Then have fun with your own creativity. You are invited to watch or even participate (hands-on) as we experiment with creative and colorful ideas. Supplies included. There is no wrong way to do this! Have fun learning about art and being creative.

Contact Linda Pratt at lgpratt@sbcglobal.net to reserve a spot!
New Date-Sunday, Sep 25, 2016 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Re-Scheduled Auction Event so that more people can join us!

Location- The home of John Atcheson and Linda Pratt (Rancho Bernardo)
-$45 per person donation to UUFSD

Enjoy tasty appetizers and libations in the cozy home of hosts Linda Pratt and John Atcheson, with a lively slide presentation and fun creativity workshop with Linda Luisi, muralist and fine art instructor. (www.LindaLuisi.com ) View slides of art to learn more about what goes into an artwork and see clever ways different artists delight and surprise us. Then have fun with your own creativity. You are invited to watch or even participate (hands-on) as we experiment with creative and colorful ideas. Supplies included. There is no wrong way to do this! Have fun learning about art and being creative.

Contact Linda Pratt at lgpratt@sbcglobal.net to reserve a spot!

Oct. 29 — Death Cafe

Death Cafe is a non-profit international movement that brings people together to have a lively conversation about death while enjoying tea and cake. Death Cafes offer an open, neutral and confidential space. This event is open to all and is offered with no intention of leading participants toward any conclusion, product or course of action. The sole objective of the Death Café experience is to increase awareness of death, while helping people make the most of their lives. Refreshments will be served. Registration is required (link will be added later), and while event is free, a small donation is encouraged to help cover related expenses.

For more information, contact tiffanymfox@gmail.com.

Sept. 22 — A Climate Solution: Presentation by Dr. T. Todd Elvins

A Climate Solution that Strengthens the Economy and Creates Jobs.
Presentation by Dr. T. Todd Elvins
September 22nd, 6:00-7:30pm at the Leichtag Foundation, Barn 2, 441 Saxony Road, Encinitas

Dr. Elvins is an engineer, entrepreneur, and executive with 25 years of leadership success. For ten years, starting in 1988, he teamed with earth, ocean, and space scientists at the University of California San Diego Supercomputer Center. Today, Elvins serves on the executive team at a San Diego cleantech company and is a Speakers Bureau Action-team Co-lead at Citizen’s Climate Lobby. He holds a PhD in Engineering from UCSD.

North County Climate Change Alliance http://ncccalliance.org More info: (760) 920-1111 or info@ncccalliance.org

Sept. 25 — Social Justice Action Quarterly Meeting

The UUFSD Social Justice Action Group will hold a quarterly meeting on Sunday, September 25, in Founders Hall, from 12:20 to 1:45 pm. Light lunch is included. Our agenda includes current and future Social Justice programs for 2016-2017. Among the agenda items is whether to hold our yearly vigil, in December, in memory of the children and teachers who were massacred at Sandy Hook Elementary School. We are looking for a coordinator to organizing this vigil. Steve Bartram, who recently stepped down as the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force coordinator, and has extensive expertise from organizing previous vigils, has indicated a willingness to assist the new coordinator.

If you are interested please contact Irv Himelblau at socialaction@uufsd.org.

Jazz Concert with Chris Klitch Quintet

Enjoy an early evening jazz concert in the Amphitheater with the Chris Klich Quintet. Chris is an Adjunct Professor of Music at Grossmont College who grew up at UUFSD. His mother was one of the early members of the Fellowship when it first began meeting in the cafeteria at Earl Warren Junior High. Now a member of Summit UU, 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.

Date: 10/22/2016
Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Oct. 16 — Beyond Categorical Thinking (BCT)

“Will the new minister hear me? Will my concerns and needs be met? Will the minister understand my experience? How will the community respond to our minister?’

To answer these questions, all UUFSD members and friends are invited to attend the Beyond Categorical Thinking workshop, offered by the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). In the workshop, attendees will:

 Consider the hopes, expectations, and concerns for our new minister
 Learn about the ministerial search process
 Explore how categorical thinking sometimes interferes with choosing the best candidate

Mark your calendars for Sunday, October 16th at 12:00 PM, Founder’s Hall!
Lunch and childcare will be provided.

RSVP requested. nagdeep.giri@gmail.com; Call or text: 929-263-4474

 

Oct. 11 — Invite more compassion into your life

Bedroom to boardroom, compassionate communication can be life changing. Really. UUFSD is very excited to offer this course, we consider it a gift of love that keeps on giving! We care about you and invite you to RSVP for this amazing 4-week adventure.

FREE course begins Tuesday October 11 and runs for four consecutive weeks. Effective communication skills to improve the quality of personal and professional relationships.

Contact adrienne@uufsd.org to register.

Times: 7:00 PM
Location: Founders Hall