Beloved Conversations Forum Sunday, June 4

The Beloved Conversations Forum will be held after the Music Sunday service on SUNDAY, JUNE 4th in Founder’s Hall. The BC team is looking forward to introducing this anti-racism/anti-oppression curriculum to you and hopes that you will sign up for the full program which begins with a weekend retreat on Sept. 22-23, and then 8 consecutive Sundays from 3-5 pm from Oct. 1-Nov. 19. Childcare provided. Light lunch offered with gratitude. Please join us.

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.

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

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

Wanted: Donations and Volunteers for Beautiful Blue Boat Home!

Saturday, May 13, 2017: UUFSD Annual Auction Auction Tickets ON SALE NOW

Attend our gala auction “Blue Boat Home”, Saturday, May 13, 2017, from 5:00 to 9:00PM.

Tickets are on sale for $10.

With your ticket purchase you receive scrumptious appetizers, entertainment, 1 opportunity ticket, and a souvenir photo booth picture. The auction is our largest fundraiser of the year and a great opportunity to bid on local vendors and on FUN Community events donated by fellow members.

Four ways to get involved:

  1. Donate an Item
  2. Volunteer
  3. Buy a Ticket and Attend
  4. Buy an Opportunity Ticket

Donation forms available online or at the Auction Table in the patio area on Sundays after each service. Sign up to volunteer at the Auction Table or contact Auction Committee Chair: Patricia Cofré-Stone, e-mail: (858)731-6454.

***Opportunity Tickets also available: 1 ticket for $5; 3 tickets for $10; 8 tickets $20. You don’t need to be present to win. See Louise Lin Garrett or visit the Auction Table in the patio area on Sundays after each service.

Pledge Today for UUCare Tomorrow!

Pledge Drive Ends Sunday, April 23!

If you haven’t done so, please make your UUFSD 2017-2018 pledge today so we can all enjoy UUCare tomorrow!

Go to now to make your pledge!

We pledge once a year in the spring to support all the things we enjoy about our fellowship: music program, RE, UUCare, and our beautiful campus in the chaparral.

The fellowship’s governing board then creates a budget to fund operations and programs at UUFSD in the coming fiscal year. You can vote on this budget at the next congregational meeting in June.

Stop by the Pledge Table on the patio to pick up a plant from Team Generosity. It’s our way of saying, “Thank you for investing in UUCare.”

If you have any questions about your pledge, please contact the pledge team at

Go to now to make your pledge!

All Fellowship Campout May 27-29


All Fellowship Camp Out is May 27-29 (Memorial Day, long weekend), at Horse Heaven Group Camp, Site Lupine.
Cost is $30 per family or $5 for day-trippers; singles pay what you think is fair. Community Stew, songs, skits and activities on Saturday early evening. RSVP to Joey Elwell