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.

Deepening Our Meditation: A Special Visit by the Gaden Shartse Monks on October 13

The Gaden Shartse Monks will pay UUFSd a special visit on Friday, October 13, from 10-11:45 am.

They will be speaking on “Meditations on Patience and Compassion: 6 Perfections Ethics, Patience, Effort (Joyful Perseverance), Concentration, Wisdom, Generosity.”

For those who arrive at 9:00 am, there will be a progressive relaxation and sitting practice. Then at 10 am the monks and other practitioners will arrive for this meeting. We will have lunch and then practice walking an sitting meditation until 2 pm. As always, guests are welcome for any portion of the day. Please bring cushions and lunch.

Note: The Gaden Shartse Monks will return to UUFSD from May 15-20, 2018 to construct a sand mandala of Manjushri, the embodiment of Wisdom.

The Installation of Reverend Meghan

After a very long search process, our Fellowship voted to have Reverend Meghan as our settled minister. With this important decision behind us, it is now time to CELEBRATE!

The official installation of Reverend Meghan will take place on Sunday, December 3rd, from 4:00-6:30 PM in Fellowship Hall. Please SAVE THE DATE and join us for this very exciting event. The formal installation ceremony will include guest speakers, and this will be followed by music and dinner.

There is much to do to prepare, including a fundraising effort to cover the extra costs. Please check in at the “Installation Event” table after to services to see how you can help. Thank you so much!

Waking Up White: And Finding Myself in the Story of Race

Join Rev Meghan Cefalu for a discussion of Debby Irving’s book, Waking Up White: And Finding Myself in the Story of Race, on Saturday, June 17 at 5pm in Palmer Library. Free event open to the public. Members are encouraged to attend. Bring a friend!

This book sheds light on why America’s racial divide continues to deepen. Author Debby Irving encourages readers to bring more nuance, historical knowledge, and personal reflection to the issue.

Irving uses her own life to explore the everyday systemic racism that goes largely unnoticed yet perpetuates long-held racialized belief systems. Waking Up White functions as both a “Racism 101” for white people and a rare exposé on whiteness for people of color. By sharing her sometimes cringe-worthy struggle to understand racism and racial tensions, she offers a fresh perspective on bias, stereotypes, manners, and tolerance.

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.

Environmental Justice “Active Hope” Workshop on April 20

Active Hope by Joanna Macy

Rev Meghan and Irv Himelblau will conduct a workshop for the Environmental Justice Task Force using the principles outlined in Joanna Macy and Chris Johnston’s book, Active Hope: How to face the mess we’re in without going crazy. Active Hope provides a new insight into how we go about fulfilling our social justice goals, and provides systems that help us frame and execute those goals.

The Environmental Justice “Active Hope” Workshop will be held on Thursday, April 20, from 7-8:30 pm, in the Minister’s Office.

Interfaith Food Drive for the Encinitas Community Resource Center

Our UUFSD Social Justice Action urges all members and friends of UUFSD to participate in the Interfaith Community Food Drive for Hunger. This food drive is sponsored by the San Dieguito Interfaith Ministerial Association, of which the UUFSD is a member.

When: Saturday, April 22, 9 am to Noon
Where: LDS Church parking lot at 1444 Lake Drive, Encinitas, CA

CRC Wish List: Cooking Oil 24 oz or smaller, canned meat, dry black beans, hearty soups, chili & stews, white & brown rice, condiments, oatmeal, juice, snacks for school lunches, ground regular coffee, dried fruits and nuts, spices, evaporated or condensed milk, hygiene items, toilet paper/paper towels, diapers (size 3+) and wipes, baby food, laundry/dish soap, adult diapers, can openers.

Jan 8-22 – Ministerial Search Candidating Schedule


The UUSFD Search Committee is delighted to announce that we have invited our own Rev. Meghan Conrad Cefalu to be our candidate for settled ministry. We are confident, based on our understanding of the congregation and our knowledge of Rev. Meghan, that there is an excellent match between what the majority of our members want in a minister and the qualities we find in her. We hope that you will agree that we have an exciting opportunity to build on the love and connection already developing here to grow together in community and service.

Please read the following documents for more information and to learn about the Candidating Schedule.

Ministerial Search FAQ

Final Notice to the Congregation from the Ministerial Search Committee

Ministerial Candidating Schedule

Mindful Meditation – Wednesday December 28

Since the library at UUFSD is not available on Wednesday, December 28, we are moving the Mindful Meditation session to our home in Encinitas. The session will begin at 9:30 am, going through 11 am.

We are located at 146 Five Crowns Way, Encinitas, CA. We must have a count of participants, so please RSVP to

Directions: Encinitas Blvd East to Willowspring, left on Willowspring to Anaconda, left on Anaconda to Five Crowns, left on Five