“If we agree in love, there is no disagreement that can do us any injury, but if we do not, no other agreement can do us any good.”

-Hosea Ballou

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Activities

Christian Group

Meetings As Determined
Contact: Li-Anne Mufson
All are welcome, whether you identify as Christian or not. We are a safe place to explore what it means to be a UU Christian or to discuss Jesus and Christianity and the Bible, while loving “Beyond Belief.”

Embracing Aging

Meets the following Tuesdays: Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 15 & Dec. 15 in the Sanctuary
Contact: Rev. Dr. Beth Johnson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Contact: Sally Rorick-Orlando This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Would you like to bring more wisdom, community, humor and spiritual perspective on your journey into and through your elder years? Join Rev. Beth and fellowship member and spiritual director, Sally Rorick-Orlando, for Sage-Ing Gracefully – a time to gather, reflect and deepen. The group is open to anyone who identifies as an elder.

Fair Trade Sales

3rd Sunday between services
Contact: Pat Benz This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Organic, fair trade coffee, tea, and other delicious items are offered for sale to support small-scale organic farmers.

Humanist Group

Second Wednesdays, 7:00 pm Dawson Auditorium
Contact: Frank Paynter This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Our mission is to celebrate and encourage Humanism within Unitarian Universalism and to provide Palomar UU Humanists with a welcoming and supportive community experience. Humanists rely on reason and compassion, rather than supernatural revelation, to guide us in our quest to become more fully human as individuals and to cooperatively improve society and sustain the planet.
We meet monthly in the Dawson Auditorium and discuss and promote religious and secular humanist ideas and actions. We also maintain a public Facebook group open to any who want to share and discuss topics of interest to humanists. Monthly meeting topics are listed in the Telescope newsletter. All are welcome to join us and participate.

Meet & Greet No-Host Lunch

Last Thursday, 12:30 pm, at various local restaurants
Contact: Diane Lockhart This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Contact: Jeanne Mielcarek This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
An opportunity to get together in the daytime for lunch and conversation at a local restaurant with other members of the congregation, at 12:30 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month, except for special dates in November or December. All are welcome. Locations are usually listed in the Telescope newsletter and in email reminders. Also, look for a poster and handouts on the patio each Sunday

Midwife Your Midlife

1st Monday of Every Month, Sanctuary, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Contact: DFCM Kathleen Moscato This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Contact: Megan Kajitani This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
As a midwife aims to create an authentic, sacred space around birth, this group aims to provide a similar experience for women around midlife transitions – including body, life and relationship changes, perimenopause, menopause, etc. Come every month with an open heart and mind and get the support you have been looking for.

Nerd Club

Website 1st Monday & 3rd Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. in the Library
Contact: Patrick Staight This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Vista Nerd Club is a group of hard core science and computer nerds dedicated to pushing the limits of our understanding. Primarily, we talk about and participate in all things computer related. Sometimes we also talk about science and philosophy. Our discussion seeks to educate on a post-graduate level, and is not for the faint of heart. All are welcome, but an eagerness to learn and boldness in asking questions is recommended.

Open Forum

Sundays at 9:30 am in the Library
Contact: Susan Walker This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The Open Forum provides an informal setting for a discussion on a specific current topic or issue. Facilitators take turns leading, and you can speak up or just listen. Forum topics are published in the monthly newsletter.

Peace Team

Contact: Kelley Grimes or Rev. Dr. Beth Johnson
The Peace Team is a group of individuals that provides an empowering, inspiring, creative spiritual community in which to live out peacemaking in our personal, congregational and global lives. The team meets every other month, participates in peace making activities regularly, and sponsors special events open to the congregation.

Reflection/Covenant Circles

Monthly, various dates, times and locations
Contact: Rev. Dr. Beth Johnson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Reflection Circles are one form of small group ministry whose main objective is to strengthen the congregation and individuals by providing opportunities to deepen relationships of friendship, trust, and covenant with other group members and a stronger relation to the Fellowship and its mission. Groups of up to 8-10 folks meet monthly to discuss a topic prepared by each group’s trained facilitator/s. Participants make their Reflection Circle a priority and commit to meeting with the group for at least 6 months

Sacred Movement

2nd Saturday, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Contact: John Rott This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
All ages are welcome to dance, explore and play. We practice free dance to music in a sacred context.

Saturday Sangha

Saturdays from 9:00 to 10:00 am
Contact: Kelley Grimes This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The Saturday Sangha is a group of beginning and intermediate seekers that come together to meditate using a variety of techniques, such as silent and guided meditations, chanting and walking meditation. One of our goals is to heal our planet by living a life of peace and compassion. We generally follow the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh’s engaged Buddhism, emphasizing the inter-being of all things and living peace. Donations are warmly welcome.
Child care is now available during Sangha 9:00 – 10:15 a.m. $5.00 donation is suggested.

SciFi Movie Nights

First Friday from 6:30 to 9:00 pm
Contact: Michael Graham This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sci fi fans are invited to watch movies and TV series episodes. Kids 8 and up welcome.

Spiral Earth Explorations (SEE)

First Wednesday, 7:00 pm
Contact: Misty Kirkman This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Spiral Earth Explorations is an open CUUPs (Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans) group. For those interested in Earth-based spirituality, Paganism, Wicca, Pantheism, and/or the Sacred Earth. All are welcome.

Stretching and Healing Support Group

Thursdays 10:00 am
Contact: Dorris Kingsbury or Joan Singer
We come together to create a safe, caring, confidential place where we support and nurture one another as we take responsibility for stretching and healing ourselves physically, mentally and spiritually and to share in the process of healing old wounds, exploring conflicts and experiencing the wonderful, unique, lovable and loving persons we really can be. Activities include meditation followed by personal sharing and reading from a significant book as a focal point. We have some great laughs, too! Regular attendance is encouraged, but newcomers are always welcome.

Sufi Dancing

Third Friday of each month at 7:00 pm
Contact: Jim & Lynn Chow
Sufi dances allow us to share a deep namaste experience of connection. As we connect with our eyes, we do simple graceful movement while focusing on the positive words of powerful chants and songs. No level of experience with dance is required.

Supper Club

Second Friday of the Month, October through May
Contact: Metje Saffir This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
In this a rotating adult dinner program several people serve as hosts and provide their homes, and the guests bring the food. Everyone shares good company, delicious food and lively conversation. This is a fun way to become acquainted with others in our community.

Supporting One Another

Sundays, 12:15 p.m. in the library
Contact: Joan Keefe This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Open to those living with life-threatening illness and their caregivers.