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UUFSD Weekly Newsletter
October 21, 2016
Welcome to the UUFSD Weekly Newsletter!

Inspired by our UU principles, we are a vibrant, intentionally diverse congregation that models and promotes both locally and globally: love, spiritual growth, service, right relations, and sustainable living.

In This Issue
Newsletter Submissions

Submissions to the weekly newsletter can be made via the UUFSD website at http://uufsd.org/events-information/submission/
and are limited to 100 words. Your listing will be published once unless you indicate otherwise on the submission form. The deadline for submissions or changes is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday for publication in the following Friday's newsletter.

*If you do not receive an email confirmation of your submission, please email office@uufsd.org.

Updated Directory is Available

An updated Directory for October, 2016 has been posted to
Please call the office if you know of any changes or need the password
Upcoming Services   
We now feature special music at both services
   
October 23, 2016
Generosity Sunday
"A Lifetime of Art: Unforeseen Lessons Learned"
Guest Speaker Linda Luisi
Worship Associate: Susan Hahm

October 30, 2016
"Dia de Los Muertos"
Rev. Meghan Cefalu
Worship Associate: Alison Crotty

October 30, 2016  
Rev. Meghan Cefalu
Worship Associate: John Atcheson 
 
PLEASE NOTE: The UUFSD Office will be closed on Friday, October 28th and will reopen on Monday, October 31st. For urgent questions please contact Rev. Meghan Cefalu at revmeghan@uufsd.org
New Member Workshop
Saturday, October 22nd, 3:00-5:00pm in Founders Hall

We are so HAPPY you are considering Membership at the fellowship. Save the Date for our "New Member Workshop" for those on the Membership path. Join Rev. Meghan Cefalu, our Director of Connections Adrienne McCord and other fellowship members and leadership for this enriching, joyful learning experience. Contact the office at 858-755-9225 Adrienne for information adrienne@uufsd.org
Refreshments will be served. Childcare available upon request and RSVP.

This Sunday, October 23rd is Generosity Sunday 
Recipient: ARTS: A Reason to Survive

A Reason to Survive (ARTS) was established in 2001 on the philosophy that arts can heal and transform lives. ARTS mission is to ignite the power of creativity in youth, inspiring them to overcome obstacles and providing them with the skills needed to become compassionate catalysts for positive change in themselves, their communities and the world. 
 
Creativity Workshop for All Levels
Sunday, October 23rd, 12:30pm in Founders Hall

This Creativity Workshop is for all artistic levels! COME and explore your creative side. For those who have never done art ever before to those very experienced artists. Supplies will be included. There is no wrong way to do this! Muralist and fine art instructor, Linda Luisi will guide you with a fun learning experience.

www.LindaLuisi.com Questions call Linda: 760-944-8991

This will be right after second service. Bring a snack/drink if you need to.

Memorial for Stu Smith
Sunday, October 23rd, 3:00pm in the Amphitheatre

All are welcome to attend
Thursday, October 27, 2016 
Nature Walk in Torrey Pines 



Energize your mind, body and spirit! Nature Walk in Torrey Pines.  Join us for this beautiful and relaxing 3/4 mile meditation walk, led by Patricia Cofre Stone. Thursday, October 27th, Gather at 8:30 am at trail entrance.

Contact Patricia pcofrestone@gmail.com or Adrienne adrienne@uufsd.org for details.

Note:  Torrey Pine is the rarest pine tree in the US, and is an endangered species. You can only see them here and on the Channel Islands.

Let's carpool! Save gas and parking fees - there is a park and ride at I-5 and Carmel Valley Road. Contact Patricia for information. Parking at the park is $12/$15 for the day week-day/weekend.  Free parking along the beach, more time consuming. Trails open at 7AM.


It's the Great Pumpkin Potluck,
Charlie Brown! 
Saturday, Oct. 22nd, 5:00 p.m.
in the Core Area at UUFSD

Death Cafe, North County Coastal
Saturday, October 29th, 2:00-4:00pm
In the Core Area at UUFSD 


Join The Willage at UUFSD for a Pumpkin Potluck and Chili Cookoff in honor of the bounty of autumn. Everyone in the UUFSD community is invited!
 
If you've been wondering what The Willage is all about (and would like to connect with the families of young children at the fellowship) this is a great opportunity to find out.
 
Please email whether or not you are on Team Pumpkin (and will bring a savory or sweet autumn-themed dish -- store-bought is fine) or Team Chili (and will bring your best chili for entry in our competition -- there will be a prize!).
 
We will also have a couple of old-fashioned harvest activities for the kids and read a spooky story or two by candlelight. Feel free to wear costumes or just come in PJs (remember, all Willage events are Judgment-Free Zones). Hooray for autumn-time!
 
Email Tiffany Fox at tiffanymfox@gmail.com for details. 

For the third consecutive year, UUFSD will be hosting a Death Cafe -- an opportunity to talk openly about death and dying in a neutral, confidential and (believe it or not) lively environment. Death Cafe is a non-profit international movement that grows in popularity every year, and many people are now adding the Death Cafe experience to their bucket lists (fittingly so!).

The event is from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 in the Core Area and is free of charge, open to all and 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.

This event is always packed and we do expect a waiting list. You can register at bit.ly/deathcafencc, or email Tiffany Fox tiffanymfox@gmail.com for more details.


Dia de los Muertos Services
Sunday, October 30th, 9:00am & 11:00am
 


Next Sunday morning we will be participating in the Mexican celebration of el Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead. This is an opportunity to invite the spirit of our ancestors back to visit and party with us when the veil between the world of the living and the world of the dead is believed to be the thinnest. We invite you to bring an item to the service that would entice your ancestor or deceased loved one back to celebrate with us for the day. Ideas: sewing scissors because your great aunt loved to sew, your father's all-time favorite chocolate bar, your grandpa's tobacco pipe, or simply a photo. We are looking forward to seeing you at this intergenerational service (childcare but no RE classes).


Oct. 30th is the LAST Day to Sign Up to Host a Dining for Dollar$ Event

Do you like to cook scrumptious dinners for a crowd or take friends on a hike? Do you have a skill you'd like to teach, like teaching grandparents how to use Instagram? Or, how about providing a service like babysitting so a couple of parents can get the night off.

These are just some of the events and services you can offer to host for Dining for Dollar$ (D4$)-the fall fundraiser for UUFSD.

How Does Dining for Dollar$ Work?
With D4$, you can host an event, you can participate in an event, or you can do both.

(1) To host an event:

* Fill out the D4$ application no later than October 30: http://uufsd.org/giving/ways-to-give/. Make sure you select 3 date and time options-from January 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017-for when you want your event or service scheduled. If the event or service doesn't require a scheduled date and time, write or type TBA (to be arranged).

(2) To participate in an event:

* Sign up for events and services on Sign-Up Sundays-November 6 & 13. The D4$ committee will send you a bill. Your host will contact you once you've paid for your event. Note: some events may have waiting lists. So, sign up for an event even if it seems completely booked because you might be able to go after all.

Dining for Dollar$ Ideas

Here are some D4$ ideas for you to consider.
* Themed dinner (ethnic food; costumes; wild women; etc)
* Cookout for families
* Cocktails and appetizers
* Picnic in a park or at the beach
* Tea and play-reading
* A day at the zoo with a picnic
* Teach how to cook your favorite recipe and then serve it
* Folk singing and feasting
* A lesson - tennis, art, knitting, gardening, social media
* Poolside luau
* Board games and dessert
* Stress relief - light food, meditation, massage, Jacuzzi
* Watch a movie or sports event with snacks or dinner
* Cupcake baking and decorating
* Poker and barbecue
* Yoga, appetizers, and wine
* Poetry reading and wine in your garden
* Stitch 'n bitch party
* Karaoke party

If you want to host an event but can't do the whole thing yourself, let us know and we'll try to find you a partner(s). One goal of D4$ is to have something for people of all ages, interests, and financial abilities. Think creatively, think fun, think fellowship.

Don't forget to fill out the application https://goo.gl/forms/RsMPPtsEoDFD29AH3. NOTE: Asterisk (*) means required field.

Contact Glen and Alice at stewardship@UUFSD.org or (760) 721-6327 if you have any questions.
Children's Trick or Treating for Charity
Sunday, October 30th from 10:15 - 11:00am 

Be prepared to bring your all your loose change on October 30th as the children of the Fellowship will be trick or treating to raise money for Heifer Project International. Heifer Project International is a non-profit that works to provide farm animals for families in need in third world countries around the world.

If you are an adult we ask that you gather up all your loose change and bring it that day for the trick or treaters. If you are a child you are welcome to wear your Halloween costume to the Fellowship and help us collect the money for the Heifer Project in between services. And if any adult really, really wants to wear a Halloween costume,that's o.k. too.

Interfaith Rotational Shelter
Oct 30th - Nov 6th, 5:30pm through 7:00am, st James Parish Hall
 
UUFSD supports the interfaith rotational shelter in partnership with st James Catholic Church. For one week we provide food, chaperones and great conversation to 10-12 guests staying at st James parish hall. Come and stay for dinner, bring the whole family. You might even be recruited to help with homework!
 
NOTE! COOKS AND OVERNIGHT CHAPERONES NEEDED

Cooks and overnight chaperones needed from Sunday, October 30th -Saturday, 'November 5th for our week as hosts to the Interfaith Shelter Network's annual Rotational Shelter at St. James Catholic Church in Solana Beach.
 
Cooks are part of a team that brings prepared dinners to be shared with the Shelter guests. This includes main course, side dishes, dessert, and drinks. The cooking team then eats" with the guests. If you would like to coordinate the meal for your night, please indicate that in the comments section.
 
Overnight chaperones can come for dinner and stay over (on a cot) and leave by 7 am.
 
Please use this link to sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a4eaca62fa3f49-shelter2016 or visit the social action table and sign up to volunteer. This support does change people's lives including our own.

Kathy Faller and Robin Sales
Dinner and a Movie Night
Sunday, October 30th, 6:00-9:00pm in Founders Hall 
 
Join the Environmental Justice Task Force for a sustainable pot luck dinner and a presentation on the state of the science on climate change on Sunday, October 30th, from 6 until 9PM at Founder's Hall.
 
But What Can I Do? That's the number one question I hear from people when they're confronted with the all-too-grim facts on climate change.
 
Well, it turns out we can do a lot. The food we eat is responsible for between 19 and 29% of all greenhouse gas emissions. Eating a more sustainable diet can cut that almost in half, add a few years to your life, and make those years more vital. Tastes good, too.
 
Interested parties can pick up a handout providing guidance on sustainable food choices after the services on October 23, or request one by emailing John Atcheson at EJTF@uufsd.org.

Compassionate Communication
Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00pm thru November 1st in Founders Hall



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 adventure.
 
FREE course began Tuesday, October 11th and will continue through November 1st. We still have room if you would like to join us! Effective communication skills to improve the quality of personal and professional relationships.
 
Contact adrienne@uufsd.org to register
Dear UUFSD Buildings and Grounds Workers,
  
First Call:  Our next UUB&G Work Party is scheduled on Saturday 5 November from 9:00 AM to noon, followed by lunch.   Here are some suggested tasks.   Are there additional things that need to be done?  Please tell me.  Better yet, tell me and then volunteer to do them.  Thanks.
 
1.  There is always work to do trimming the plants and brush and general clean-up on our beautiful site.  We need a Leader and a couple Workers, please.
 
2.  The paint on the Bridges has gotten chipped and tattered.  We need to repaint the Bridges.  We need a Leader and several workers, please.
 
3.  We need lunch for hungry Workers.
We need a Lead Chef and a helper, please.
 
Please take a look at the tasks above.  Is there anything I've missed?  Tell me what is needed and then come lead the task!  Please let Ken Schultz know if you can help:
 
Thanks!
         Ken
 
ken-schultz@cox.net
760-753-3502

UUFSD Art Fair!
Sunday, November 13th, between services and one hour following services 
 
Come do your holiday shopping at our annual Art Fair on Sunday, November 13th. This exhibit/sale will take place between the two services and one hour following second service. Typically, we have artists, photographers, jewelry makers, ceramicists, textile/stitchery artists, and more. Please bring cash or checks as artists may not accept (be able to handle) credit cards. For more information email artfair@uufsd.org
UUFSD Book Club 
Monday, November 14th, 7:00pm in Palmer Library 

Our book club is reading a serious non-fiction plea for social justice:

Monday November 14th, 7pm: "Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption" by Bryan Stevenson

Quote: "Each of us is more than the worst thing we've ever done."

UUFSD Book Clubs meet in Palmer Library. Contact Cathy Leach Phillips at bookclub@uufsd.org or call/text 650 224-1974

Join Us! UUFSD Annual Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner!
Thursday, November 24th, 1:30-4:00pm in Founders Hall
 

Everyone! Be welcome and join us for our annual Thanksgiving potluck dinner. Turkey and Stuffing provided.

Sign up sheets for the rest of the feast will be in the core area starting Sunday, November 6th. 
Fall-Winter Camps at Camp de Benneville Pines

November 4-6
November 18-20
November 24-27
December 2-4
December 27-January 1
Music in the Mountains
Junior High Camp
Thanksgiving Family Celebration
Winter Art Camp
Senior High Camp

For more information and to register visit: www.uucamp.org
Friday Good News Report!

World governments have agreed to a legally-binding treaty to phase out and eliminate greenhouse-gas causing hydrofluorocarbons in air conditioners. America's high school graduation rate has reached a record new high of 83.2 percent.  A breast cancer survivor and researcher at UC Davis has developed a cheap, radiation-free urine test that  could speed early detection of breast cancer . A ma n using a drone to capture footage of the damage from Hurricane Matthew was able to help save the life of a man and his dog . And finally, scientists in Japan have succeeded in turning mouse skin cells into mouse egg cells and then using the eggs to grow normal mouse pups, which could  mark an advance in infertility treatments or make it possible for gay couples to have their own babies.
 
Events for the Week of
October 23, 2016
CA-Core Area, Amp-Amphitheater, PL-Palmer Library, FH-Founders Hall, YRUU-YRUU Room, OC-Off Campus, PC-Pine Cones  
 
 
Sun 10/23/16
9:00am CA   
Sunday Morning Discussion  
Sun 10/23/16
12:30pm FH 
Free Creativity Workshop     
Sun 10/23/16
3:00pm Amp 
Memorial for Stu Smith - all are welcome to attend   
Mon 10/24/16
6:00pm PL
   
Freethinkers-We Agnostics Recovery  
Mon 10/24/16
7:00pm FH  
SMART Recovery Family & Friends   
Tue 10/25/16
11:00am PL 
Pleasures of Poetry 
 
Tue 10/25/16
7:00pm FH 
Compassionate Communication (NVC)  adrienne@uufsd.org 
Tue 10/25/16
7:00pm YRUU Room
 
 YRUU Youth Group   
Wed 10/26/16
9:30am PL  
Mindfulness Meditation  
Wed 10/26/16
12:00pm OC 
Women of the World  womensgroup@uufsd.org 
Thu 10/27/16
5:30pm PL
 
Buddhist Meditation   
Thu 10/27/16
7:00pm FH 
UUFSD Choir    
Fri 10/28/16
All Day 
UUFSD Office Closed 
 Fri 10/28/16
10:30am PL 
 Buddhist Meditation   
Sat 10/29/16
2:00pm FH 
Death Cafe   tiffanymfox@gmail.com