Save These Dates!

April 30, 2016: NAMI Walks San Diego, 9:00am, Liberty Station, San Diego

Carpool from UUFSD parking lot at 7:45 AM
Walk, run and/or browse the Health & Human Services Agency Wellness Expo. Join me and some UUFSD friends and go your distance. You can rest and rejoin at any time. The total distance is about 3 miles (5k).

Register Here then Select “Join Our Team” if you’re going to walk or run. Or select “Support Us” to be a virtual walker/donor.

May 7, 2016: SUICIDE PREVENTION WORKSHOP: 10:00am-12:00pm

QPR: Question, Persuade and Refer

In the United States, one person dies by suicide every 16 minutes. In San Diego County, one person dies by suicide every day. Who needs to know QPR? EVERYONE!!

Much like CPR or the Heimlich Maneuver, the fundamentals of QPR are easily learned. And like CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver, the application of QPR may save a life.

Saturday, May 7, 2016, from 10:00am-12:00pm in Founders Hall,  the Pastoral Care Committee is sponsoring a free workshop funded by the County of San Diego on behalf of the San Diego County Suicide Prevention Council. QPR trains in how to recognize warning signs, what questions to ask and how to offer hope and help to someone in a suicide crisis. Learn this emergency intervention and help save a life!

This is a free workshop offered to UUFSD and the local community. Please bring friends and neighbors. Suicide is preventable!

May 11, 2016: Mental Health Matters, 6:30-8:30pm in Founders Hall

Wisdom Shared: Jeff Severinghaus is one of the parents, peers and professionals who will share their story. Light refreshments.

May 13, 2016: Deepening Our Meditation, 9:00am-3:00pm in Palmer Library

Machig Labdron, a highly realized woman teacher said that all meditation instructions could be said in four words: “relax, relax, alert alert” In this day of practice we will work together to increase our relaxation through mindfulness of the body, progressive relaxation, gentle stretching, and walking meditation. We will also explore various tools to sharpen our awareness and maintain clarity in our practice together.

Please bring: brown bag lunch, mat for lying on floor and any cushions and blankets to make yourself comfortable, meditation cushions if appropriate, or plan to sit in a chair.

Suggested donation: $25.00, all proceeds to support the creation of a sand mandala by Gaden Shartse monks of Tibet on July 13-17.

Facilitator: Christie Turner, who is a student of Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche of the Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.

Please let us know you are coming by e-mailing:

May 14, 2016: TGIF Aloha Auction, 5:00pm-9:00pm, Founders Hall and Core Area

Aloha! Wondering how you can get a delicious meal with wonderful friends while supporting UUFSD? Wondering how you get that great feeling that comes from the spiritual practice of generosity with time, talents, and treasure? Well, TGIF!! Team Genero$ity is happy to announce “Aloha Spirit,” the annual Auction on Saturday, May 14, 5:00-9:00 p.m. at the UUFSD Campus. Mark your calendar, and help us make it a big success. Ask your favorite merchants and restaurants to donate a gift card; plan a fun event you can offer in the Dining For Dollars catalog; save your pennies so you can bid generously on fabulous offerings. The annual auction is a vital part of our fund-raising and social calendar every year, and we want this one to be better than ever. Get out your grass skirt, aloha shirt and start practicing the hula! See the sign-up sheet at the Auction table on the patio and watch for further information coming soon!

May 15 & 21, 2016:

Our “Welcome to UUFSD Orientation” is scheduled for May15th from 12:15-1:45. Interested in becoming a member? Save the Date!
*For those who attend orientation and want to join: Please plan on spending a half day with us at our “New Member Workshop” the following Saturday May 21st from 12:30-4:30. (This is open to ALL visitors who have attended an orientation.) Please RSVP to for both events. A light lunch will be served.

“What can I expect at Orientation?” Smiles, warm hearts and information about UUFSD! This is your opportunity to get to know the fellowship, as well as Reverend Meghan Cefalu. The orientations offer a relaxed and comfortable setting to explore our congregation and history, the principles of Unitarian Universalism, spiritual practice and service, and how you can find your place in the UUFSD community. For more information, or to arrange for free childcare, contact Adrienne today! 858/755-9225.

May 18, 2016: NAMI “In Our Own Voice”, 6:30-8:30pm in Founders Hall

Open to the public.

UUFSD will host this presentation of hope and determination by individuals living with mental illness. In Our Own Voice presentations change attitudes, assumptions and stereotypes by describing the reality of living with mental illness.

May 25, 2016: Movie Night, 6:30-8:30pm in Founders Hall

Movie TBD. Stop by the Stigma Free table any Sunday in May and cast your vote.

Popcorn provided

May 27, 2016: Horse Heaven Memorial Day Campout

This year we have the Lupine site at Horse Heaven reserved from 2pm on Friday, May 27 to 2pm on Monday, May 30. Mark your calendars now! This is tent camping at its best. The community stew will be Saturday evening. So, if you don’t like to tent camp, just come up for the day on Saturday, bring something for the stew pot and a side dish and join the fun. Watch for a flyer as the date gets closer. Call or email Betsy Gilpin (760-230-2515 or if you have questions.

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.

Dates – Camp de Benneville Pines Summer Youth Camps

Be sure to sign up as soon as possible as these popular camps fill up quickly.

July 10-16: Elementary camp
July 17–23: Jr. High camp
July 24–30: Sr. High camp
July 31–August 6: Family camp

See for more information and to register.

 Dates – Upcoming Camp de Benneville Pines Adult Camps

May 6-8: Work Weekend
May 13-15: Women’s Retreat 2016, featuring Emma’s Revolution
August 13-16: Camp “Summer Break”, A Walk in the Woods with John Muir (Adult Camp)
August 13-16: Singing in the Pines (Choir Camp)
August 19-24: Art Groove
September 2-5: Young Adult Camp
September 9-11: Yoga Camp

See for more information and to register.