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March 29, 2015:  The Science of Climate Change

UUFSD is holding a public forum Sunday March 29th at 12:15 pm on The Science of Climate Change and the Art of the Citizen Response in Fellowship Hall. Snacks will be provided.  The speakers are:

Lynne Talley, PhD, Professor at Scripps Inst. of Oceanography and contributor to the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). IPCC won the Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore in 2007.

Marshall Saunders, Founder and President of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) with 240 chapters in the US and internationally.  Supports citizen action to create the political will for a stable climate.

March 31, 2015:  Men’s Group Potluck

There will be a Men’s Group Potluck on Tuesday night, March 31, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm in the Palmer Library. We would like to invite men who are interested to join us for an introduction to our Men’s Groups. Please be sure to RSFP to Greg Brown at
It should be a rewarding evening.

April 2, 2015:  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.

Last month our team packed 16,200 lbs of food which equates to feeding 540 Seniors who need a bit extra each month – in just 2 hours! Each box contained a bag of beans, a box of pasta, a can of tomato sauce, a can of chicken and tuna, a bottle of juice and a box of cereal….If you let this sink in it’s hard to believe this sort of small portions is so needed by so many who live in our neighborhoods here in San Diego….we can’t solve the world problems but we can make a difference right here, right now, one small effort at a time.

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:

April 4, 2015:  Annual Potluck Passover Seder

We will be holding our annual UUFSD Passover Seder on Saturday, April 4th, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. in Founders Hall

Please sign up on the patio this Sunday and next Sunday, there are only 65 open slots and reservations are required (place settings are set up for each person and there are only so many matzo balls to go around).

To reserve or for more information you may also contact

April 7, 2015:  Hx and Theology of Unitarian Universalism

Attention Visitors: Please plan on attending the “Hx and Theology of Unitarian Universalism”, part of the process of becoming a member at UUFSD, on Tues, 04/07/2015, at 7:00PM in Founders’ Hall.  All are welcome, even long-time members.  Rev. David will review the history of our movement and our take(s) on theology and current worldview.  For more information and to request childcare email:

April 12, 2015:  The Climate Crisis and How We Can Solve It Together

Climate change is happening now and is radically altering our biosphere—the envelope of earth, air and water that sustains life on earth. In order to avoid the worst impacts, we need to make changes in our lives both personal and collective. The presentation (April 12 at 12:15pm in Founder’s Hall) seeks to inform members of the general public on the general science of climate change, local and global impacts, and the solutions to the crisis, including resources from our great faith traditions. Speakers: Philip Petrie and Dwain Deets,

April 19, 2015:  Sustainable Potluck Dinner - Save the Planet…Save Your Life

Please join us! Sunday evening April 19 at 5:30!

To learn more, stop by our patio table after services and pick up information or download it HERE on how to design a dinner that’s good for you and better for the planet. You can also read more about sustainable diets on my Blog. Then cook up a dish and bring it to share with other like-minded folks. Contact Vicky Newman or Louise Garrett for more information.

April 10-12, 2015:  de Benneville Pines Family Camp

Explore the magic of the mountains with family and friends.

Enjoy hiking, crafts, singing, dancing, yoga, games, workshops and more.

  • Nourishment for the mind and body
  • Activities for all ages
  • Comfortable cabins
  • Homet Lodge a great place to gather around the fire

Online registration now available!!!  click: Events and Info, click: Save These Dates, click: Camp de Benneville Pines Weekend Registration

For more information contact:

Make checks payable to “UUFSD deBenneville Weekend”.  Drop in the deBenneville Pines box in the office at UUFSD or mail payment to: 5174 Camino Playa Malaga, San Diego, CA  92124

May 16, 2015:  Annual FundraisingAuction

Annual Fundraising Auction  The Best Exotic UU Hotel

May 16, 5:30pm – 10:00pm, Founder’s Hall and Core Area

2015 Summer Youth Camps at Camp de Benneville Pines

Mark your calendars now!

Elementary Camp – “Come As You Are”, July 5-July 11
Counselor-in-Training Program, July 5-July 11
Junior High – “Express Yourself”, July 12-July 18
Senior High – “Camp TUUne”, July 19-July 25
Family Camp – “Creating Joy!”, July 26-August 1

For more information and to register, visit

All Fellowship Memorial Day and 4th of July Campouts at Mt Laguna

Mark you calendars now. More information to follow as the dates get closer.

Memorial Day Weekend: Fri, May 22 thru Mon, May 25, Horse Heaven, Lupine Site

4th of July Weekend: Thu, July 2 thru Sun, July 5, El Prado, Buckwheat Site