All-Fellowship Sacred Circle Gathering — Sunday, December 17th, 12:00-2:00pm in Founders Hall

Please join us for the All-Fellowship Sacred Circle gathering after the second service on SUNDAY, December 17th. Lunch will be served, so to help us plan food, please sign up on the patio after service today or contact Linda Giannelli Pratt at Our small group gatherings will begin in January and continue until June 2018.

San Diego Food Bank Volunteer Night Dec 7

Join us on December 7 at the San Diego Food Bank.

It is a wonderful way to help those in need LOCALLY, put SERVICE IS OUR PRAYER in ACTION, and strengthen our UUFSD community as well. For more information and to register, you MUST contact Sara Ohara for the special UUFSD Group code:

Our UUFSD Food Bank Volunteer Night is always the first Thursday of each month from 6 – 8 PM, and just 20 minutes from UUFSD. Anyone 11 years and older can help! Mostly we just put food in boxes on an assembly line or bag fresh produce – really easy, no lifting, no bending required, and great camaraderie.

In Oct. we bagged 8,483 lbs, of plums – in just 2 hours! – Wow! Thanks everyone! LOVE, when we’re able to give fresh fruit 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!

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

Dining for Dollar$ Brochure Now Available! Bidding Starts Dec 3

Twice a year members of our community open their homes, their hearts, and their kitchens to offer social gathering in exchange for donations to the Fellowship. This is your chance to make new friends, fill out your social calendar, and practice the art of generosity.

You can download a copy of the Dining for Dollar$ brochure here: 2017 D4$ Brochure

Bidding for Dining for Dollar$ opens at 10 am and closes at 12:45 pm on December 3. Any remaining slots will be available for bidding on December 10 between 10 am and 12:45 pm. Events fill up fast; so don’t miss out.

To make the process work smoothly, please consider the following:

  • There will not be printed copies of this catalog. Print your own if you need one
  • Bring your calendar with you to be sure you’re available for the events you sign up
  • You can pay by cash, check, or credit card. The Fellowship pays a fee on credit card transactions; so we prefer checks or cash
  • Make sure your purchase sheet is complete and easy to read

If you’re not available on December 3, you can have someone else bid for you by filling out and submitting a Purchase Sheet for you.

Please plan to pay when you complete your bidding. We will send email confirmations to everyone with dates, times, and contact information.

Don’t forget to download a copy of the Dining for Dollar$ brochure here: 2017 D4$ Brochure

Kitchen Donations Needed

The Kitchen is in need of:

  1. Small plastic cups and plates for kids for water and juice
  2. Dishtowels
  3. Corelle 9-inch plates and soup bowls

To fulfill our goals to decrease waste, we are using hard dishes instead of paper plates and using only disposable paper napkins.

The Environmental Task Force has been working with the Kitchen Committee to reduce waste and increase recycling at the Fellowship. We have agreed on Kitchen Guidelines which will be posted in the Kitchen soon. If you are working on Sundays or are holding events- please ask Tracey for the Kitchen Guidelines. Thanks for helping us to observe our UU Principle, Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

Debbie Hecht for EJTF

GIVING TREE to Benefit Homeless in Encinitas

This year, the CRC, Social Justice Action group, and the WOW (Women of the World) group are sponsoring a brief collection of survival items for the homeless women and men who live in our area. These are truly people without resources who live on the streets or in their cars. They come to the to the CRC for food. Many are either emotionally or physically disabled or displaced due to domestic violence and economic injustice.

On Dec. 20th, the CRC will be hosting a brunch (our Food Pantry volunteers will be supporting this) for these folks and your contributions will help fill backpacks provided by the CRC.

When: Sunday, November 26th, December 3rd, and 10th.
What: Choose a paper “house” ornament (or two), with a value of no more than $10, beginning November 27th, and return items unwrapped to the SJA table by December 11th. The WOW group will take care of the rest.
Where: In the CORE area

Monetary donations are always appreciated but not expected.

Robin Sales
 For the SJA

CRC Food Drive to End Hunger Extended to Dec 3

We are extending the dates for our CRC Food Drive to End Hunger to Sunday, December 3rd. If you have picked up a Trader Joes Shopping Bag, please bring it to the core area after services on November 29th or December 3rd. We will have bags available in the core area for anyone who wishes to participate. Cash donations are also appreciated. Please help us achieve our goals for this year’s food drive.

5th Principle Campaign Sunday, December 3 from 10 – 11:00 am – Core Area

5th Principle Campaign
Sunday, December 3 from 10 – 11:00 am – Core Area

Indivisible Patriots invite you to live the UU Fifth Principle of utilizing the democratic process in society at large. Visit our table in the Core Area between services on Sunday, December 3. You can write a postcard to your elected official and register to vote. We’ll also be providing short demonstrations on how to use two free tools that make phoning and faxing your elected officials fast and easy. The time to engage your elected representatives is now!