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August 23, 2015:

UUFSD is happy to announce that our Interim Minister, Rev. Meghan Conrad Cefalu, is now a proud resident of San Diego County and will be preaching for us for the first time on Sunday, August 23rd, 2015.   Please make a special effort to welcome Rev. Meghan on her first day in the pulpit! We will have one service that day, at 10:00 am., followed by an extra-special coffee hour.

With love and fellowship,

Alisa Guralnick, Board President

August 23, 2015: Generosity Sunday & Social Action Forum

Border Angels is an all volunteer, non profit organization that advocates for human rights, humane immigration reform, and social justice with a  special focus on issues related to the US-Mexican border. Border Angels engages in community education and awareness programs that include guided trips to the desert to place water along migrant crossing routes as well as to the border to learn about the history of US-Mexico border policy and experience the border fence firsthand. Border Angels also conducts a day laborer outreach and a free legal assistance program.
Enrique Morones, Director of Border Angels will conduct a forum on “Before we were us, we were them.” following the service, in Founders Hall, at 11:15am.

September 12, 2015: A Taste of UU – Food & Music Festival

A Taste of UU – Food & Music Festival, September 12, 2015 from 4-7 PM — Join UUs from across the county at this summer celebration at UUFSD sponsored by the San Diego UU Network (SUUN). There will be great food and live music with Chalice’s Grunnion Run + other great UU musicians. Childcare will be provided (for ages 5 and younger). Registration is required — Questions? Contact Vicky at

September 12, 2015:San Diego UU Network (SUUN) Joint Board Meeting

San Diego UU Network (SUUN) Joint Board Meeting–Board members from UU congregations around San Diego will gather at UUFSD in Founders Hall on 9/12/15 from 3-4 PM for a short meeting facilitated by Rev. Frank Placone-Willey. This is an opportunity to meet and get to know better those with similar Board responsibilities, as well as to learn more about SUUN’s mission of “Advancing Our Common Values Through Cooperation.”

The purpose of SUUN is to help the UU congregations of San Diego County to:
• Coordinate and publicize their programs and resources
• Provide mutual encouragement, aid, and support
• Strengthen their relations with one another and
• Affirm, promote, and practice the Principles and Purposes of Unitarian Universalism.

Board members are encouraged to register at

September 6, 2015: National Hunger Action Month

Social Action Special CRC Annual Food Drive: Sep 6 thru Sep 20, 2015

The Encinitas Community Resource Center has identified four items that are in short supply in the CRC food pantry. OUR GOAL IS TO PROVIDE 100 UNITS EACH OF:

CHILDRENS (Toddlers) PULL-UPS (not diapers)

Drop donations off at the Social Action Table in the Core area. Cash donations also appreciated, the CRC can buy food products from local food bank organizations for pennies on the dollar.

September 8, 2015: The Pleasures of Poetry

“The Pleasures of Poetry,” a writing workshop, will meet again at UUFSD on Tuesdays starting September 8, 2015 from noon to 3:00 pm. We may have one or two openings for poets who want to join the 10-week fall term. We’ll consider writers with any level of experience. If you write and can meet on Tuesdays, noon to 3 pm, this may be for you. To apply send 2 or 3 of your best poems to Harry Griswold ( as soon as possible. Ask Mark Tuller of the Fellowship about his workshop experiences.


The SAC Environmental Justice Task Force  is sponsoring a Five (5) week Voluntary Simplicity course, developed by the Northwest Earth Institute, on Wednesdays, Sep 16, 23, 30, Oct 7 & 14 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm in Founders Hall. The course explores  consumption patterns that affect you and others on a daily basis and on a global scale.  Even though there appears to be a strong case for voluntary simplicity, often we despair that consumerism will continue to dominate our life style. We say we want to slow down and be more productive, but get stuck with the initial question of “Where do I start?” Participants will be expected to read weekly material (which includes brief articles, book excerpts, and/or links to online content) on their own. Then as a group, we will discuss the lessons and make decisions about life changes. Baby steps.

There will be a registration table in the Core Area on Sundays, Sep 6 & 13. For more information contact Louise L Garrett, MA. Ed at:

Books may be purchased in advance for $27 at

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!

August 30, 2015: Moonlight Beach

It’s not too late to sign up to attend the annual Beach Party offered at the May auction. So we can plan on the appropriate quantity of food, please RSVP to Betsy Gilpin ( 760-230-2515). We will serve hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, salads, soft drinks and dessert. $10/person or $25 max/family. This year the party is at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, 4-7pm, August 30.

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.