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Saturday, January 21, 2017: Social Justice Action

There are two rallies scheduled in San Diego County in support of the Washington D.C. Million Woman March

MILLION WOMAN MARCH – SAN DIEGO, When: Saturday January 21, 10 am to Noon, Where: San Diego Civic Center , 1200 Third St, San Diego

MILLION WOMAN MARCH – SAN MARCOS, When: Saturday January 21, 11 am to 1 pm, Where: San Marcos City Hall, : 1 Civic Center Dr, San Marcos

Contact Irv Himelblau at if you wish to carpool

Sunday, January 22, 2017: Congregational Vote! Single Service at 10:00am

On January 22 we will set the course for the future of UUFSD. The Search Committee and the Board are unanimous and excited that Rev. Meghan has accepted our invitation to be our candidate for settled ministry. Please plan to attend the congregational meeting on January 22, scheduled immediately after a single 10:00 service, the culmination of CANDIDATING WEEK. At the meeting we hope to have a resoundingly positive vote to call our own Rev. Meghan Cefalu to become our settled minister.  We need at least 40% of the membership to vote and an 80 percent positive vote of those voting members present in order to make this commitment. Please talk to at least 3 other UUFSD members you know and make sure they plan to attend. Our by-laws do not allow for absentee or proxy voting.

Between now and then, there will be plenty of opportunities for everyone to get to know Meghan a bit better and to explore important areas of congregational life in more detail.  The schedule for Candidating Week is on the website and will be available at upcoming Sunday services. We have also prepared a set of Frequently Asked Questions about the search process (AND their answers), which you can also find on the website. We appreciate the honest and thorough input we received from so many of our members that guided our decision-making.
We will also elect next year’s Nominations Committee, which nominates potential new members of the Board of Directors. Current members of the Nominations Committee are Christie Turner, Alejandra Hoffman-Chan, and Diane Masser-Frye. We may also conduct business related to the items above.

January 28, 2017: Peter Mayer in Concert, 7:30-9:30pm in Founders Fall

Renowned Minnesota singer-songwriter Peter Mayer (‘Blue Boat Home’) writes songs for a small planet—songs about interconnectedness and the human journey; about the beauty and the mystery of the world. Whimsical, humorous, and profound, his music breaks the boundaries of “folk”, and transcends to a realm beyond the everyday love song, to a place of wonder at the very fact of life itself – like “Blue Boat Home” and … “Holy Now” And for a little of his whimsical side, enjoy “Happy Place” Visit for more on his music. Discounted $20 tickets at or $25 at door. Doors open at 7PM for wine & snacks. Childcare provided.

Sunday, January 29, 2017: Our second 2017 Monthly FUN-draising Brunch

JANUARY 29, SUSTAINABLE NEW YEAR THEME is continued by popular demand.
Our luncheons are fund-raisers, but just as importantly, they are a very special and truly essential social activity for our UUFSD community. Suggested Donation Price for the brunch is $7 for adults and $3 for children (ages 2-18) under 2 free. ***Visitors are complimentary. ***
If you want to help with this brunch instead of or in addition to your scheduled invitation by last name please note:
• Items are requested in the following categories – enough for 8-12
people.Brunch Main dishes, Side dishes, Salads, Desserts, Kid Food (i.e.,
platter of 1/4 sandwiches) Beverages, Breads
• Please consider offering to make a vegetarian/vegan main dish.
WE ALWAYS WELCOME HELP IN THE KITCHEN! We do have plates available in the kitchen if you prefer a non-disposable alternative. Please consider coming on in and washing your own dish as an extra help to our brunch volunteers.
Email: Alison Schlick at with questions.

Saturday, February 25, 2017: New Member Mixer

Are you a newer member of our UUFSD Community? Our New Member Mixer will be held Saturday February 25th from 3-5pm

Graciously hosted by Pamela and Michael Parker. Please RSVP to by February 20th. Join Reverend Meghan Cefalu, Director of Connections Adrienne McCord and members of our Membership Engagement Team for this welcoming event.

April 7-9, 2017: Annual All Fellowship Weekend at Camp de Benneville Pines

Camp de Benneville Pines Annual Weekend for UUFSD and Palomar Fellowships will be April 7-9. Online registration is open on our website. Sign up early to get your first choice of accommodations. Beginning Friday evening we share great food, music, hiking, games, meditation and more. If you have never been to our gorgeous retreat in the mountains this is a perfect way to get to know us more deeply. Cabins are heated, showers are hot, mountain scenery and woods are unparalleled. All ages are welcome.

Rev. Meghan and Adrienne McCord will be planning some special activities for us. Last year the variety show was a delight. See pics of camp online or on the poster in the core area.

To learn more talk to Adrienne, Diane Masser-Frye, Christie Turner, Chris Faller, or Betsy Gilpin.

Saturday, April 22, 2017: Volunteer Appreciation Party

1:00-7:00pm in Founders Hall and the Core Area

RSVP here to get on the guest list (or contact the office if you prefer)

All Volunteers Invited and Encouraged to Attend. Fun for all ages, bring the family!

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.