Music Sunday, June 4, 9:00 and 11:00 AM


Many have long held space for peace, working for it in their own way. On Music Sunday we’ll lament our place in history where peace is a dream and conflict remains. And we will vision and affirm our united purpose — a world of peace.

All over the world and throughout history, parents have expressed hope and intention for a peaceful world for their children. The choir will sing two lullabies accompanied by cello from the song collection “Lullabies From the Axis of Evil”, including one from Iraq titled, “Peace to the world, peace to my country, my love” and a traditional Sufi song with text by mystic and poet Abu Abdillah Muhammad. Other selections include “Learn War No More” and a Hebrew folk song

From American John Mayer, the UUFSD Band will perform”Waiting for the World to Change,” which speaks of our frustration over barriers to changes we desire. Another selection, from Keb’ Mo’ and Taj Mahal, makes the celebratory statement, “There’ll be peace and understanding all around the world.”

We look forward to sharing this musical worship experience with you.

June 1st Food Bank Volunteer Night!


Join us on June 1st – its a wonderful way to help those in need LOCALLY, put SERVICE IS OUR PRAYER in ACTION, and strengthen our UUFSD community as well.

In May 2800 lbs. of corn was bagged for those in-need – Wow! Yhanks everyone! LOVE, when we’re able to give fresh food to San Diegans!

The San Diego Food Bank distributes more than 20 million pounds of food annually to individuals, families, and a network of nonprofit organizations that work to alleviate hunger throughout San Diego county. They need our help! PLUS it’s fun!

Our Food Bank Volunteer Night is always the first Thursday of each month from 6 – 8 PM, and just 20 minutes from UUFSD. Anyone over 10 years old can help! Mostly we just put food in boxes on an assembly line or bag fresh produce – really easy, no lifting, no bending, and great camaraderie. In April we husked 2500 pieces of corn – in just 2 hours!

For more information and to register, you MUST contact Sara Ohara for the special UUFSD Group code:

Screening of the Documentary “13th” on Friday, June 2


Join Rev. Meghan on Friday, June 2nd for a screening of the documentary 13th followed by a discussion. Palmer Library 6:30-9:30. Pizza will be served.

Seating is limited. Please RSVP.

The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing documentary refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.”

The progression from that second qualifying clause to the horrors of mass criminalization and the sprawling American prison industry is laid out by DuVernay with bracing lucidity.

Please RSVP via Facebook: or email or call 858-755-9225.

For more about Ava DuVernay’s work and to see a trailer for this film click here.

Announcing Candidates for the UUFSD Board Beginning in July 2017

The Leadership Development Council (aka Nominating Committee) is pleased to announce our candidates for the UUFSD Board for three year terms beginning this July. They are Swagatam Muhklopadyay and Linda Giannelli Pratt. We very much appreciate their willingness to serve.

Many thanks to Clint Stoddard and Heather Stroud, who are stepping off the board, for their work on behalf of our community.

Nominations from the community are also open and only require that the nominee has been a member for one year and is willing to serve for three years.

Your LDC: Marta Giri, Alejandra Hoffman-Chan, Christie Turner

4th Annual “Wear Orange Walk” on June 3

MOMS Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is sponsoring the 4th Annual “Wear Orange Walk” at the Tidelands Park on Coronado Island from 9 AM to 12 PM on 3 June 2017. This is the rally in support of National Gun Violence Awareness Day. See fliers on the patio or contact Steve Bartram at for details.

May Food Bank Update

We all bagged 2800 pieces of corn at the SD Food Bank this month! It feels sooooo good working together to help others. If you would like to help out at the Food Bank occasionally just email me for the special Group Code you need:

Save the Date: Brunch on May 21

Dear wonderful UUFSD members and friends:

You are invited to participate in “Brunch Team 6 and 7 combined” to help make the UUFSD May 21th FUNdraising Brunch a success! You will have received an email invitation if your last name is between A-E. If you have not participated this year and want to help and didn’t receive an email invitation, that’s ok. We are all volunteers and maybe we got your email wrong. Everyone is of course welcome to EAT at the brunch and donate funds the day of the brunch. The Brunch program benefits committees and programs. Anyone is welcome to help in the kitchen:

SAVE THE DATE: The brunch is scheduled for May 21, 2017. Help is needed to bring potluck food, to help set out food, clean up, or take turns greeting and collecting donations.

Summary of the two Services Brunch day:
Drop off of potluck items by 9:30 am. Set up team helps from 9:30 – 10 am.
Gathering Hour Brunch runs from 10 am – 11 am.
Second Shift team puts out potluck dishes for Second Service at 12:15
Final Clean up team starts to clean up around 1 pm.

If you have questions, concerns, or do not wish to participate, please let Alison know. Your “no” is as sacred as your “yes.”

Many thanks to the choir who hosted the last brunch in March and to Debbie and volunteers who threw together a beautiful Easter brunch in lieu of a fundraiser for April. The Choir put together a helpful signup sheet and for their event had so many helping hands which made such a beautiful day that we decided to do the last May brunch as a combined team of 6 and 7 (basically these are last names from A to E in the Fellowship Directory). Many hands make light work!

We hope everyone from A-Z has had an opportunity to help at a fellowship brunch at least once this year and we look forward to another year of fellowship and FUN-draiser brunches next year. If you would like to help with this program then contact; (Does gathering around delectable dishes in fellowship for fundraising light your fire?) If so, we love your enthusiasm and we would love to hear from you about next year!


Alison Schlick
UUFSD Board member liaison to Sunday Brunch Fundraiser Program