Save These Dates!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017: Changing Times – Ending Sexual Harassment Women’s Discussion, 7:00-9:00pm in Founders Hall

Many people in our fellowship have been saddened and angered by the news stories regarding sexual harassment that have come out recently. At the same time we are hopeful that these stories will help break our culture of silence around sexual harassment. This discussion facilitated by Rev. Meghan is a chance to come share our thoughts, feelings, experiences, and also a chance to begin to talk about how we can use the momentum from these changing times to help put an end to sexual harassment. The discussion will be from 7:00-8:30 p.m. with a half hour fellowship time following. If you need childcare or have questions you can contact Linda Ochi at and please rsvp to Linda for childcare by Sunday, Nov. 26th.

Sunday, December 7, 2017: San Diego Food Bank Volunteer Night
Join us on December 7 at the San Diego Food Bank.

It is a wonderful way to help those in need LOCALLY, put SERVICE IS OUR PRAYER in ACTION, and strengthen our UUFSD community as well. For more information and to register, you MUST contact Sara Ohara for the special UUFSD Group code:

Our UUFSD Food Bank Volunteer Night is always the first Thursday of each month from 6 – 8 PM, and just 20 minutes from UUFSD. Anyone 11 years and older can help! Mostly we just put food in boxes on an assembly line or bag fresh produce – really easy, no lifting, no bending required, and great camaraderie.

In Oct. we bagged 8,483 lbs, of plums – in just 2 hours! – Wow! Thanks everyone! LOVE, when we’re able to give fresh fruit to San Diegans!

The San Diego Food Bank distributes more than 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! PLUS it’s fun!

For more information and to register, you MUST contact Sara Ohara for the special UUFSD Group code: 

Sunday, Sunday 10, 2017: 5th Annual Vigil in Remembrance of the Victims of Gun Violence, 4:30-6:00pm

On Sunday 10 Dec from 4:30 to 6 PM we will host the 5th Annual Vigil in Remembrance of the Victims of Gun Violence. Special guest will be Sandy Anglican-Phillips, the co-founder of Jessie’s Message along with her husband Lonnie who founded this group to honor the memory of their daughter, Jessica Ghawi a news reporter killed in the Aurora Theater July of 2012.

Please join us again as we pay tribute to the effort of people who want to end gun violence and the memory of those we have lost.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017: CRC Holiday Baskets Are Coming! Wednesday, December 13, 6-8pm Del Mar Fairgrounds

The Community Resource Center’s Holiday Baskets is San Diego’s largest distribution program, providing a dignified and free “shopping experience” for families and individuals in need. They provide low-income households with both basic necessities and a few gifts to brighten their holidays. Families receive food boxes that provide a turkey or chicken and all the trimmings for a holiday meal and staples for the week.

Join UUFSD members and friends in preparing food boxes for the CRC Holiday Baskets 2017. Our fellowship has committed to filling 20 volunteer slots for this date. To sign up, visit the SJA table after the service or contact Norma Showalter at

Sunday, December 17, 2017: All-Fellowship Sacred Circle

Growth in congregational life can happen when we come together to create safe and sacred spaces and seek to understand ourselves, our boundaries, our gifts and our limitations in relation to others. The solo practitioner can only grow as far as they can imagine. When others are introduced into our sacred space, we gain a broader and deeper understanding of the world and our place in it.

When do the Sacred Circle small group meetings start up again?? Although we have typically begun the Sacred Circle season in September, we are delaying the start this year to December. That is because many of us, including Reverend Meghan, are engaged with the “Beloved Conversations” series. The All-Fellowship Sacred Circle gathering, a time where we reunite past participants and people who are curious about joining, will be held after the second service on SUNDAY, December 17th. Our small group gatherings will begin in January and continue until June. If you are interested in becoming a facilitator or co-facilitator, please contact Linda Giannelli Pratt at

Wednesday, December 20, 2017: Holiday Gift to Music Lovers, 7:00 -8:30 PM in Founders Hall

Anna Lyn Galura- violinist
accompanied by Kyle Adam Blair, piano
Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor – Johannes Brahms
Partita No. 3 in E Major – Johann Sebastion Bach
Concerto No. 5 – Henri Vieuxtemps
Galura began playing violin at age 7, and has performed internationally with prestigious orchestras and music festivals. Recent engagements include the Spoleto USA Festival, and as resident artist in the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. She currently teaches and performs professionally throughout the Charleston, SC area and is a frequent guest artist with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. She will complete her Bachelor’s degree in Violin Performance this academic year, and will audition for graduate studies in Performance and Pedagogy.
SAVE THE DATES: April 6-8, UUFSD deBenneville Pines Camp Weekend
Our annual, magic in the mountains weekend features gorgeous scenery, hot showers, great food, and lots to do. Rev. Meghan leads an optional spiritual workshop; there are arts and crafts in the lodge; guided hikes, music and dancing on Saturday evening, yoga and meditation, and much more. All activities are optional so each can choose that which appeals.
WE arrive on Friday around 4-6pm and depart on Sunday after a delicious brunch. In between there is ample time to relax, breathe the mountain air, and get to know each other in a deeper way.
Questions about the weekend may be directed to Chris Faller, Camp Registrar, or to Christie Turner or Betsy Gilpin on the camp program committee.

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 8858-792-2072.