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Please Note:  The Mindfulness Meditation Group will not meet during the remainder of December 2014.  We will resume our group on Tuesdays, from 9:30 to 11:00 am starting January 6, 2015.

December 14:  A Vigil – Sandy Hook Shooting – Two Years Later/National Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath Weekend, Founder’s Hall, 6:00 – 7:00 PM

To be held at UUFSD, 1036 Solana Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075.  In commemoration of the second anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, as well as the 30,000 American victims of gun violence since December 2012, UUFSD is joining the Newton Foundation, Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence, States United to Prevent Gun Violence and the Washington National Cathedral in a nationwide candlelight vigil service of mourning and remembrance for all those who have fallen victim to the ongoing epidemic of gun violence in America.  We will mark this as a step from moving from the audience to this stage.

Contact Steve Bartram at

December 14:  Holiday Baskets Distribution

Join UUFSD volunteers helping prepare for the annual Holiday Baskets distribution event, organized by Community Resource Center, at Del Mar Fairgrounds at either one of two shifts:  10:30am-12:30pm or 12:30pm-2:30pm.  We’ll be sorting or packaging food, inventorying coats and blankets, or possibly even maintaining bicycles for 1,500 low-income families.  For more details or to sign up:  Questions?  Email

December 14:  VA Hospital Card Delivery, 1:00 to 3:00pm

We will visit the VA hospital and delivery the cards made at our Holiday Party Potluck.  Meet in the Fellowship parking lot at 12:30pm to carpool, or you can meet in the hospital lobby at 1:00pm, 3350 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla.  Contact Bev Conner at

December 21:  Family Fellowship Time, Palmer Library, 10:30 – 11:00 am

All families are invited to meet us in the library for a Holiday Fellowship time.  We will have cookies, hot apple cider, learn how to play the Dreidel game and make holiday cards for people in the Fellowship who are in the hospital or home bound.

December 24:  Holiday Services, Founder’s Hall, 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Generosity Collection for the UUFSD/Casas de Luz Home Build.

December 25:  Holiday Dinner, Founder’s Hall, 2:00 pm (NOTE NEW START TIME!)

Dinner will include ham, turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, and cranberry sauce.  Vegan and gluten-free dishes will also be provided.  We encourage people to bring salads, vegetables, vegan dishes, rolls and dessert. Also, we could use some strong volunteers to help set up at 1:30pm.  Contact Susan Pernia at

January 11, 2015:  Notice of Congregational Meeting, 10:30am, Founder’s Hall

Notice of Congregational Meeting to vote on the Nominations Committee and hear the President’s and budget reports.

January 24, 2015: Emma’s Revolution Concert, UUFSD Founders Hall 7:30 PM

Emma’s revolution is the duo of activist musicians, Pat Humphries & Sandy O. Emma’s Revolution creates new standards in the art of social justice. Their songs have been sung for the Dalai Lama, praised by Pete Seeger and recorded by Holly Near.

Emma’s Revolution brings their uprising of truth, hope and a dash of healthy irreverence to concerts and peace & justice, labor, human rights, environmental, LGBT and women’s rights events around the world. Tickets available HERE – $18 in advance (by 1/23/15) or $22 at door.

January 24, 2015:  Interfaith Shelter Network, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Next Month, UUFSD will partner with St. James Catholic Church in Solana Beach to sponsor a week of the Interfaith Shelter Network from January 25 through February 01. We will need roughly 40 volunteers to help prepare and serve dinners, as well as 10-14 volunteers to serve as overnight chaperons during the week we host the shelter. Volunteering a night at the shelter can be a very humbling and enlightening experience as you engage and connect with the guests over dinner and conversation. We also need overnight chaperone volunteers to arrive by 7:30 pm and close at 7:00 am the next morning.  If you have questions or would like to get involved, please contact Kevin West at 315-525-8180 or

Location:  St. James Catholic Church, 625 S Nardo Avenue, Solana Beach