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-Rev. Richard Gilbert

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It is a pleasure to welcome you to Palomar Unitarian Universalist Fellowship! Palomar UU Fellowship is a member congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Association. We are a vibrant and dynamic multigenerational community. All are welcome regardless of age, race, sexual orientation, or abilities. There is a spirit of joy and compassion here, as members and friends share their journeys and joys and sorrows. The congregation enjoys music and movement, the pursuit of depth of mind and spirit, fellowship and friendship. Because we understand ourselves, not as isolated beings but intimately interconnected as a community and with the wider world, we are committed to fostering compassion, peace, and justice.

As Unitarian Universalists we commit ourselves to covenantal relationships in which we strive to bring about the Beloved Community – in other words, to nurture the spirit and help heal our world.

If you are looking for a liberal religious community please come and visit soon.

A Community of Identities

Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 9:30 am and 11:00 am 

Rev. Dr. Beth Johnson

We will explore the notion of identity and the identities that we hold.

The New Cabinet

Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 9:30 am

Susan Walker, Moderator

Fair Trade Sales

Sunday, February 19, 2017 between Services

PRODUCTS of the MONTH:  It's cocoa time again! The February Fair Trade Sale will feature four varieties of cocoa, including our newest addition, Organic Spicy Hot Cocoa. This "cocoa with a kick" contains cinnamon and cayenne pepper!  Additionally, we will have Organic Dark Hot Chocolate (with real ground chocolate in the mix), Organic Hot Cocoa Mix (rich and flavorful), and Organic Baking Cocoa (great for making baked goods or cocoa from scratch).

PERSPECTIVE: “But what’s the best thing about our cocoa?  It’s the story – about farmer ownership, empowerment and an evolving supply chain. It starts in the Dominican Republic, where cacao trees grow abundantly in the tropical climate and cocoa is a huge industry. Historically, this industry has been dominated by 4 dominant exporters, and farmers have had little involvement beyond growing, harvesting and selling to intermediaries.  

That’s where CONACADO (The National Confederation of Dominican Cacao Producers) has been blazing a trail since 1985. It began as a development project during a low in the global cocoa market, to study how cacao fermentation techniques could improve the quality of cacao production. Before then, 100% of Dominican cacao production was low-quality unfermented beans, which could be sold cheaply to the United States. But after successfully proving that higher quality, fermented cacao could increase income to small farmers, CONACADO expanded its work to educate farmers on these techniques and organize them into regional associations, or bloques. Then, the co-operative entered a commercialization phase of the project and began seeking out niche markets for their unique, high quality cacao." Quoted from the Equal Exchange's Web Site.

SHOP FAIR TRADE:  Sunday, February 19 between Services on the patio. Buy fairly traded, organic coffee, tea, chocolate and olive oil. Support small-scale, organic farmers with your purchases. We look forward to seeing you under the canopy!

Meet and Greet No-Host Luncheon

Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 12:30 pm

At Coyote Cafe, 1450 N Santa Fe Ave, Vista 92083, (760) 758-8724

Join other UUs on the last Thursday of the month for a daytime opportunity to get together with others in the congregation for food and conversation. We welcome newcomers! Coyote Café is located at the northwest corner of N Santa Fe Avenue and W Bobier Drive. Please watch for updates via e-mail, and look for a poster plus handouts with map on the patio on Sundays.  For special dietary needs please phone the restaurant.

Meet & Greet lunches are held at a local restaurant on the last Thursday of each month from January through October.   A winter holiday lunch for November or December will be announced in the fall.  For more information contact Diane Lockhart at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Please look for a reminder in the Telescope, watch for updates via e-mail, and look for a poster plus handouts with map on the patio on Sundays.

Newcomers are especially welcome to come and get acquainted.   For more information contact Diane Lockhart at 760.630.4187 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Right Use of Space Task Force Town Hall

Sunday, February 26, 2017 After Second Service

Please join us Sunday, February 26 after the second Service for a Town Hall Meeting to discuss the 2017 Palomar UU Fellowship Campus Improvement Plan. At this important meeting, the Right Use of Space Task Force will present our ideas on projects to improve the Fellowship’s buildings and grounds over the next few years. We’re currently considering many projects, outlined in the most recent Telescope newsletter.

Please send your request to add or change calendar events to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Palomar Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

1600 Buena Vista Drive
Vista, CA 92081-7423

Tel: 760-941-4319
Fax: 760-941-4523
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