News

SMILE for the Camera!

We are creating a PHOTO DIRECTORY to help us put a name to your friendly face! Keeping our directory up to date is an important tool to keep our members connected, and ensuring that we can identify each other is a true gift! Please help us in this goal? How you can help: Send us your ‘selfie’ ! Upload a clear headshot and send it to us ASAP. If you don’t know how to take a selfie or would like some assistance, just reach out to Adrienne during Gathering Hour for help. We are always camera ready at UUFSD! P.S.

If you want to send in a family photo in addition, that’s great! Email them to adrienne@uufsd.org.

Looking to get Connected?

We have many opportunities to participate, learn and grow. That is WHY we are here.
UUFSD was founded with the desire to interact with those of like-mind and heart and it remains the reason many gather today.

We are an active congregation with many options for your enrichment and enjoyment. Let’s meet during Gathering Hour, introduce yourself to me if we haven’t met yet, I’m here for you! Something new: each week during Gathering Hour in the core area we will feature a different group or committee to increase awareness of their events. In addition, please look for the Social Action Committee (SAC) table hosted by volunteers who can share about their involvement opportunities. Warmly, Adrienne McCord your Director of Connections.

 

Feb. 28 — UUFSD Council Meeting

Attention Committee Chairs, Group Leadership and Board Members: Our first UUFSD Council Meeting will be held Sunday February 28th from 12-1:15 in Founders Hall. Please mark the date on your calendars and save the date!

This is a valuable opportunity to get to know your fellow leaders and share agendas and ideas for greater collaboration. Agendas will be distributed prior to meeting. All leaders and chairs are strongly encouraged to attend. Soup, bread and tea will be served.

Thank you, Reverend Meghan Cefalu and Adrienne McCord

Looking for a Peer Group?

Hello UU! Are you between the ages of 25 and 55 and looking for a peer group? Rumor has it that you are! It appears the joy of collaboration and fellowship is contagious as UUFSD. (How great is that!?!) We have an active Young Adults group, a new Senior Activity group and now…we are introducing a UUFSD Adult Social Group for the “in between-ers”.

Seeking some shared activity, laughter and conversation? Requests for nightlife and outdoor activities are already coming in! Ready to meet new people and explore San Diego hot spots? Join us, let’s start something wonderful.

Email Adrienne@uufsd.org or sign up during Gathering Hour.

UUFSD Mens Groups Openings

There are three UUFSD Mens Groups on campus. These are not general or political discussion groups. Each group has created an environment for sharing meaningful personalized experiences and challenges. We seek to break society’s masculine stereotypes and encourage nurturing and compassionate dialogue in a confidential setting. Our goal is to grow as individuals and develop close relationships with other men in each group.

For information on openings contact Richard MacDonald at MensGroup@uufsd.org

Feb. 13 — Carrie Newcomer Concert Sold Out!

We are excited to welcome Carrie Newcomer to UUFSD on 2/13/16 for her first ever performance in San Diego. Thanks to all of you who purchased tickets. You are in for a treat! Doors open at 6:45 PM & concert starts at 7:30 PM. There will be no intermission, so concert will end around 9:00 PM. The weather is lovely, so please join us on the patio before the concert to enjoy wine and homemade treats. Childcare will be available. Because the concert is SOLD OUT, parking may be challenging.

Please consider carpooling and/or parking at the Montessori School to leave space in the main parking lot for those unfamiliar with our campus.

Seniors Discussion and Activity Group

First Meeting! NEW Seniors Discussion and Activity Group. Informational Meeting NEXT SUNDAY February 14th during Gathering Hour from 10-11 am in the Library.

Did you know? We have a new OPEN group for those 55 and older, to share discussions AND activities. Already over a dozen people signed up! The structure is open with everyone collaborating on ideas for meetings, events, outings etc. Carpooling for all of our events will be highly encouraged!

This will be as varied and collaborative as we can create!

Attend the “Serving with Grace” Course

Begins this Wednesday night! Please REGISTER BEFORE SUNDAY! We invite you to consider our “Serving with Grace” class, as we explore lay leadership as a spiritual practice. This six week course will cover the spirituality of service, self-discovery, the sacredness of “no,” mindful meetings, mission and community, and leadership support. Facilitated by Rev. Meghan, Adrienne McCord and Christie Turner the class will use the book Serving With Grace by Erik Walker Wikstrom. Class will be held six consecutive Wednesdays from 7-8:30 pm, February 10- March 16.

“Serving with Grace” is intended to help you understand your work for the church as an integrated aspect of a fully rounded spiritual life and to examine lay leadership as a spiritual practice. Committee chairs and members, volunteers, members of the board, and anyone interested in lay leadership are encouraged to attend.

Copies of the book will be available in the UUFSD Office for purchase ($10.50). Send an email to adrienne@uufsd.org to indicate your interest.

Circle Dinners Rescheduled

Circle Dinners will be rescheduled for next fall when greater participation is anticipated. In the meantime we are working on some all-member potluck ideas to offer the opportunity to share a meal and fellowship. Stay tuned for upcoming events and dates.

Thank you,
Louise Garrett