Gratitude Spotlight

This week we are giving muscle-bound high fives to our NEW Fitness & Fellowship program volunteer, Kim Cohen. She joined UUFSD with her family last year and eagerly reached out to get involved. Kim enjoys giving students the gift of strength, flexibility and confidence and thanks to her generous spirit we are now offering sliding scale Fitness and Fellowship training sessions on the second and fourth Wednesday. She brings all her professional equipment and experience for YOU, UUFSD. Why? Because your health matters! Join us THIS WEDNESDAY at 10:30 am for an amazing workout in a safe, supportive and FUN environment. Say HI and big THANKS and Congrats to Kim for being our volunteer of the week.


We still have an EMERGENCY level of need for kitchen help on Sundays. One Sunday a quarter would help immensely! Contact THIS WEEK WE NEED MORNING HELP AT 9:30.

Last Call! — ONE WEEK left to donate for the auction!

There is a LOT of talent here at UUFSD, won’t you share some for a good cause?

During the Silent Auction, bidders can bid on a certain skill they are interested in learning. If they are the highest bidder, they will receive a personalized lesson from a skilled community member who has donated their time and energy to UUFSD for this event. How great is that!?!

Have a skill you’d like to donate? THANK YOU in advance! Fill out the form online on our auction page at or contact for more information.

So far, the ‘Skills’ being donated include:
¥ Canning & Preserves class
¥ Computer Q&A + virus scan
¥ Knitting lesson- make a scarf!
¥ Organic Gardening
¥ Painting Class
¥ Writing Lesson/Workshop
¥ Paper Making with Recycled Materials

What skill do you have do share? :)

Apr. 24 — Gun Violence Prevention Initiative

At 10:30 and 12:15 there will be an informational forum to discuss and inform all members of UUFSD about a Gun Violence Prevention initiative to create a UUFSD Resolution in support of Gun Violence Prevention as initiated in an Action of Immediate Witness approved at the 2014 UUA GA. UUFSD Board of Directors approved the proposal to create and submit a GVP Resolution to the members at the 19 June 2016 Congregational meeting. Come and learn what this is all about. What does it mean? Why is this being considered? Can I participate?

Here is a reference to get you started.

Horse Heaven Memorial Day Campout

This year we have the Lupine site at Horse Heaven reserved from 2pm on Friday, May 27 to 2pm on Monday, May 30. Mark your calendars now! This is tent camping at its best. The community stew will be Saturday evening. So, if you don’t like to tent camp, just come up for the day on Saturday, bring something for the stew pot and a side dish and join the fun. Watch for a flyer as the date gets closer.

Call or email Betsy Gilpin (760-230-2515 or if you have questions.

Petition For CA Public Safety & Rehabilitation Act Of 2016

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. joined law enforcement and faith leaders to announce support for the “Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2016.” The purpose and intent of the Act is to:

  1. Protect and enhance public safety.
  2. Save money by reducing wasteful spending on prisons.
  3. Stop the revolving door of crime by emphasizing rehabilitation, especially for juveniles.
  4. Require a judge, not a prosecutor, to decide whether juveniles should be tried in adult court.

Please pass by the Social Action table in the core area and sign the petition supporting the California Public Safety & Rehabilitation Act of 2016

Volunteer Corner


THANK YOU to John Sherman. This newsletter isn’t long enough to list all the activities and volunteer activities John dedicates time to at UUFSD. A leader in the capital campaign, the visionary behind Sunday parking lot organization/attendants and a facilitator for a men’s group John is a true steward of the fellowship. He invests his Time, Treasure and Talent in our congregation. Many things wouldn’t work as smoothly without his hard work. A star volunteer is one who takes on the (hard) work that needs to be done without asking…and it is that characteristic that made John Sherman an excellent choice for this week’s Gratitude Spotlight. Thank you John!


1. Aloha! The UUFSD Auction is looking for specific talent to create our slideshow and graphics. Got powerful powerpoint skills? All ages encouraged to volunteer! Contact Adrienne for details

2. We still have an EMERGENCY level of need for kitchen help on Sundays. One Sunday a quarter would help immensely! Contact