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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, ( 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.

This week the 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.

September 26, 2015: Primer on Hospice Care

Hospice provides medical, emotional and spiritual support to individuals at the end of life. Most insurance companies, including Medicare, provide hospice care when the decision is made by health care providers and the patient alike that the curative form of medical care is no longer viable or desirable. The hospice interdisciplinary team — consisting of physician, nurse, social worker, chaplain, home health aide and volunteer — provides the care wherever the person lives, be it in the home, nursing facility or hospital. During this conversation, we will discuss hospice history, hospice philosophy and the Medicare benefit and services. We will also discuss hospice bereavement services provided after the death to caregivers and family. September 26, 9:00-10:30am, Founder’s Hall.

Speaker: Robin Fiorelli, Sr. Director Bereavement and Volunteers, VITAS Healthcare

No need to pre-register–come one, come all!

September 27, 2015: UUFSD Orientation Class, 12:15AM-1:45PM, Palmer Library

Attention Visitors Contemplating Membership or Just Curious-

This class is an opportunity for those interested in Unitarian Universalism to learn more about UU history, philosophy and world view. Also, Fellowship members will be on hand to tell you a little about our own Fellowship history and operation. A light lunch will be served and childcare is available upon request.

On Saturday, October 3rd from noon-2:00PM there will be a New Member Circle. At this event, those wishing to become members will sign the membership book and complete the membership process. Again, a light lunch will be served and childcare will be available upon request. Then, on Sunday, October 4th, new members will be recognized during the Sunday service. Those interested in membership, please note these dates on your calendar. The next opportunity to participate in these events will be in January. Please call or email Betsy Gilpin (760-230-2515, for more information and to sign up/request childcare.

October 1, 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.

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:

October 10, 2015: Memorial for Donald Ross

A Memorial Service for Donald Ross will be held in the amphitheater at UUFSD on October 10th at 10am. The service will be followed by a light lunch.

Donald was a longtime member of UUFSD and contributed generously to the community. Robin Mitchell will be the officiant at his service.

Please join us to celebrate a remarkable life.

October 10, 2015: Pride by the Beach

Pride North County is sponsoring the “2015 Pride by the Beach,” celebrating the LGBTQ community.  Pride North County wants to show that everyone matters!  It’s time to celebrate everyone no matter who they are regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, etc.
The UUFSD Social Action Committee, Chalice UU Fellowship and Paloma UU Fellowship are among the many co sponsors of “2015 PRIDE BY THE BEACH.” We three congregations will also have a booth at the event. Volunteers are needed to help staff the booth. If you are able to devote an hour or two to this event please sign up at sign up: There is a parking structure at Civic Center and Ditmar Streets in Oceanside, which is on one of the entrances into “Pride by the Beach.”

October 11, 2015: Generosity Sunday

SAY, San Diego (Social Advocates for Youth)

SAY is focused on strengthening the whole child, whole family, and whole community.  When children and families face setbacks like poverty, displacement, family disruption or separation, mental illness, substance abuse, or relationship problems, SAY San Diego offers helping partnerships.

UUFSD’s October 11 Generosity Sunday offering will benefit SAY’s Military Family Resource Center, a trusted resource with a nearly four-decade track record of assisting military families.  At the center,  support ranges from teaching healthy parenting techniques to vision and dental screenings.  Services include case worker visits to homes and schools.  At schools where there is no mental health staff, parents, administrators and educators are especially grateful for SAY.  SAY advocates for special needs children and links families, who may be new to region, with each other and needed resources.

October 24, 2015: Amateur Pianists Presents Pianopalooza!

Saturday, October 24, 2015, 11:00am to 6:00pm at UUFSD in Founder’s Hall.

Recitals, Masterclasses, Lectures, Food, & Prizes

A $25 pass entitles you to all the events. Stay for the entire day, or attend the portions that you are most interested in. Visit for more information.

October 25, 2015: Forum on The Global Environmental Crisis

Sunday October 25th, 12:15 – 1:45pm. A forum on: The Global Environmental Crisis: What Is It and How We Can Respond. Location: Founders Hall. Snacks provided. No registration required: all are welcome.

Our two speakers will discuss science and citizen action: Jeff Severinghaus, Professor of Geosciences at the Scripps Inst. of Oceanography and expert on prehistoric climate; and Todd Elvins, Ph.D., entrepreneur and organizer for the Citizen’s Climate Lobby (CCL). Severinghaus speaks widely on the current climate challenge. Elvins will discuss the rapidly growing global grass roots advocacy of a carbon fee and dividend by CCL.

Contact: Scott Thacher at

October 18, 2015: Weekly Fundraising Brunches Have Returned!

Next month the brunch will be on Sunday October, 18th to be held between services from 10:00 to 11:00am .

Cost = $7 per adult; contact Alison Schlick regarding costs for children at

If you regularly attend the 9:00 am service please plan to stay for the brunch! If you regularly attend the 11:00 am service don’t miss the fellowship, food, and fun that will blossom from this monthly event!

October 24, 2015: House Concert

Rock out with our own UUFSD band at the home of Steve and Joyce Wallace. Enjoy a night of great music, company and libation. All proceeds go to the UUFSD general fund as part of their annual fundraiser.


Tickets $20
October 24 at 6pm. Band starts at 7pm.
Light food and drinks provided
Email to RSVP

November 7, 2015: CABARET & CABERNET

Please join us for CABARET & CABERNET Concert featuring two of our well-loved and talented UU musicians, Chris Hassett & Drew Massicot. Enjoy a glass of wine and homemade treats while visiting with friends before the concert in Founders Hall (7:30 – 9:00 PM). The concert is jointly sponsored by UUFSD and SUUN (the San Diego UU Network). Order discounted early bird tickets ($15)  HERE $20 at door. More information to follow. View the Flyer HERE.

February 13, 2016: Carrie Newcomer

UUFSD & SUUN (San Diego UU Network) are co-sponsoring a concert with Indiana singer-songwriter-poet, Carrie Newcomer ( at UUFSD on February 13, 2016 at 7:30 PM in Founders Hall. Carrie has been described as “a soaring songstress” by Billboard, a “prairie mystic” by the Boston Globe, and Rolling Stone wrote that she “asks all the right questions.” In the 2009 and 2011, Newcomer toured India as a cultural ambassador for the American Embassy. In 2011, she released her interfaith collaborative benefit album “Everything is Everywhere” with world master of the Indian Sarod, Amjad Ali Khan. This recent PBS interview provides a glimpse of her talent and an insight into why she has been described as “a prominent voice for progressive spirituality, social justice, and interfaith dialogue.”

Third Friday of Every Month: DAYTIMERS Mens’ Group

Meets the third Friday of every month to share lunch and conversation. All topics and flexible format.  Roundtable Pizza, 1321 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas. All you can eat pizza and salad bar. For further info call Ben Platnik at 858-794-5324 or cell 619-987-5324.