UUFSD Stock Donations

Donations of stock and other publically traded securities are easily accomplished through a DTC (electronic) transfer to Vanguard Brokerage Services DTC #0062, for the account of Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito account #21126230.Handwritten signature and date may be required. Your broker can do this usually within a few days.

Please advise our Finance Chair Steve Rosen or our Treasurer Glen Boden of the transfer (name of security, number of shares and date transferred) so we can promptly acknowledge your donation. We anticipate an increased volume of transfers with our Capital Campaign going into high gear and year end pledge payments. Transfers must be completed by year end to qualify for a 2015 income tax deduction.

Thank you for your generous donations.

Thank you for volunteering at SD Food Bank

THANKS everyone for helping out at the SD Food Bank Nov. 5 – together we all boxed over 8 TONS of food for 578 seniors-in-need and bagged over 1,000 lbs. of onions as well. What a team! Our Volunteer Night is always the 1st Thursdayof the month from 6:00 – 8:00 PM and anyone over 6 can help out. Our next night will be December 3rd. Email me if you’re interested and I’ll get you signed up: sara@saraohara.com

National Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath Weekend Vigil — Compassion with Hope — Dec. 13


The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito (UUFSD) will host a candlelight vigil in Solana Beach on December 13, 2015, from 5:00 – 6:00pm as part of the national gun violence prevention Sabbath weekend sponsored by Faiths United Against Gun Violence and the Newtown Action Alliance in memory of gun violence tragedies. Faith leaders and elected officials will stand united with members of the community in a commitment to reduce gun violence here and across the nation. The program will include a candlelight procession, brief remarks, music, and reflection. This is the second annual vigil held at UUFSD.

For further information please contact us at GVP@uufsd.org.


Please arrive between 4:30 and 4:45. Dress warmly. Last year it was cool.
In the event of bad weather (rain) we will be inside Founders Hall.

The theme for this vigil is “Compassion with Hope”. As we move into a
greater sense of change in the attitude of all people for gun violence
prevention we need to remember the voices of our hearts yet focus on what
we can do and stay active in our efforts for change.

Please go to the page: “What Can I Do?” and use this to help support your

California is clearly focused and supportive of strong GVP policy and law.
We now need to support the nation and focus on bringing an end to gun
violence as we continue to work for change in so many areas in need of
social change.

Bring your singing voices.

I look forward to hearing your story and hope we can journey together and
someday have a vigil of peace, not of remembrance.

Remember: What Can I do? (.DOC)

Download poster for vigil (.PDF)

For more information, contact Rev. Meghan Conrad Cefalu, Interim Minister, UUFSD
Steve Bartram, San Diego Brady Campaign Board Member

Syrian refugee admissions petitions

Success! Thanks to all UUFSD members and some SUUN Cluster partygoers at UUFSD in Sept. who signed the petition calling for a steep increase of Syrian refugee admissions to the U.S. The petition with 135 signatures (almost 20% of which were by our young people) have been sent to UUA and UU Service Committee under a cover letter by Rev. Meghan, plus $100 in donations for the Syrian relief fund.

To follow up and stay involved, please study the website of <www.winwithoutwar.org> and sign the petition supporting the bipartisan bill introduced in the Senate that asks for 1 billion $ to fund Syrian relief and resettlement! Both UUA and UUSC are coalition members of Win Without War.

Thank you for paying attention to this aspect of the interconnected web of life!

Dec. 4 — UU Borders Trip to Tijuana

Sign up for a UU Borders Trip to Tijuana
“Questioning the Barriers that define us.”
December 4-7, Sponsored by UU Justice Ministry of California

Join fellow UU’s on a justice journey to Tijuana, Mexico. Deepen your understanding of life on the border and the systems that have lead to our broken immigration system. We will spend the weekend with Mar Cardenas and her husband Gary well known immigrant justice activists. We will hear difficult stories from deportees and leaders of organizations working hard to support them. For more information visit wwwuuborders.org. or contact Dennis Brown, dhbpm2@gmail.com.

Deadline to register: 11/25/2015

Social Action Immigration Reform and Education Task Force

September 22, 2015 was truly a milestone in our task force’s work for immigration reform and social justice. We, at the UUFSD were the leaders in organizing a community forum on “Know Your Rights.” By all measures, the “Know Your Rights” forum was a huge success. Over 50 participants, and many children, attended. This was a great tribute to our outreach efforts to churches, restaurants, community organizations, markets, etc.

We put together a coalition of five organizations, the UUFSD, ACLU, UURISE, North County Immigration Task Force and the Encinitas Library. We also invited civil and health organizations to participate with information tables. The comments we received from the presenters, those staffing the tables and participants were superlative, both in terms of community participation and the content of the forum. The comprehensive agenda touched on vital issues facing the Hispanic immigrant population, DACA and DAPA, explanation of the rights of immigrants when confronted with civil authorities, and information on AB 60, how to obtain drivers licenses.

But perhaps the most significant part of the forum was the break out session following the presentations. Six immigration attorneys and the NCITF expert on AB60 met with over 40 participants on a one on one basis to answer their concerns. The session was to end at 8:00 pm and we were able to extend that time so that everyone that needed counseling received it.

In continuing to make a difference in people’s lives,
Livia Walsh, Nancy Harmon, Roger Harmon, Irv Himelblau,
Immigration Reform and Education Task Force

Oct. 1st — Food Bank Volunteer Night

Join us at the San Diego Food Bank in the Miramar area; just 20 minutes from UUFSD! It’s always from 6:00 – 8:00 PM – anyone over 7 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, great camaraderie.

This is a wonderful way of helping locally those in need and strengthening our UUFSD community as well. The San Diego Food Bank distributes over 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!

Email Sara Ohara TO REGISTER and for more information: sara@saraohara.com

NOTE for Victor. Please use the Title of “Oct. 1st - Food Bank Volunteer Night” so this is what appears on the Home page and please make it a STICKY POST until Oct. 2nd. Thanks!

UUSC/UUA Joint Statement on the Global Refugee Crises

The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) and Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) issued a joint statement about the global refugee crisis by  announcing two new initiatives:

  1. A special UUSC-UUA Refugee Crisis Fund, (https://secure2.convio.net/uusc/site/Donation2?df_id=4325&4325.donation=form1) with the goal of raising $250,000  by September 26, 2015.
  2. A petition drive to pressure the Obama administration to substantially raise the number of refugees admitted into the United States to 200,000.

In the next two weeks the UUFSD Social Action Committee will circulate a petition asking Secretary of State John Kerry to raise the FY2016 refugee ceiling to 200,000; it is a moral imperative.  Please pass by the Social Action table in the core area to sign the petition and for more information on the UUSC/UUA call to action.

Contact: SocialAction@uufsd.org

Food Drive for Hunger

Thanks to everyone who has contributed food items and/or a monetary donation to our annual UUFSD Food Drive For Hunger. Every year we endeavor to provide the Community Resource Center with critical items, that they identify, needed in their food center. Our goal is to provide at least six (6) months of product for distribution. This year we were asked to donate peanut butter, cooking oil, tuna, and toddlers pull-ups.

This is the last week of our three week collection drive and we are critically short of our goal. Please consider donating either goods or making a monetary donation to this effort this Sunday, September 20. Generosity and compassion are two of our Fellowships guiding principles. May we be generous and compassionate in this our final week of our FOOD DRIVE FOR HUNGER.