Jan 8-22 – Ministerial Search Candidating Schedule



The UUSFD Search Committee is delighted to announce that we have invited our own Rev. Meghan Conrad Cefalu to be our candidate for settled ministry. We are confident, based on our understanding of the congregation and our knowledge of Rev. Meghan, that there is an excellent match between what the majority of our members want in a minister and the qualities we find in her. We hope that you will agree that we have an exciting opportunity to build on the love and connection already developing here to grow together in community and service.

Please read the following documents for more information and to learn about the Candidating Schedule.

Ministerial Search FAQ

Final Notice to the Congregation from the Ministerial Search Committee

Ministerial Candidating Schedule

Jan 28 – Peter Mayer in Concert


Peter Mayer closeup

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

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 to learn more about his music.

You can purchase discounted tickets for $20 in advance at or pay $25 at the door. Doors open at 7 pm for wine and snacks. Childcare provided.

Feb 25 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.

Jan 16 – Feb 14 Are Thirty Days of Love 2017

January 16 through February 14 marks this year’s “Thirty Days of Love.” The UUFSD Social Justice Action Group has put together a series of events and actions to commemorate “Thirty Days of Love.” We are preparing letters of appreciation to various partner organizations which have worked with us in a variety of actions during 2016. These include, the Encinitas Library, North County Immigration Task Force, North County LGBTQ Resource Center, Brady Campaign, Moms Demand Action, UURISE, NAMI North Coastal,Citizens Climate Lobby, Standing Up For Racial Justice and the Encinitas Community Resource Center.

There are two major efforts the Social Justice Action Group is undertaking to mark “Thirty Days of Love.”

The first is in coordination with our Religious Education and Gun Violence Prevention programs. We are embarking on what we hope will become a multi-level approach to Gun Violence Prevention. We encourage the parents of our children to sign the Brady Campaign “ASK” pledge. (Sundays, February 5 & 12) ASK encourages parents to ask the following question when their children visit other homes: “Is there an unlocked gun in your house?” We look forward to expanding this program by asking our parents to go to their children’s schools and ask for the PTA’s to adopt “ASK.”

Contact for more information.

April 7-9 Camp de Benneville Pines Annual Weekend for UUFSD and Palomar Fellowships

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 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.

Jan 18 – Committee Meeting for Team Genero$ity-Stewardship-Fundraising

get involved

Fundraising at UUFSD has many names–Team Genero$ity, Stewardship Committee, Fundraising Committee.

We don’t care what you call it. But if you’re interested in helping with fundraising for our community, please come to our committee’s first meeting in 2017 on January 18, from 7 to 9 pm, in the Palmer Library. Snacks and drink will be provided.

The purpose of the meeting is to talk about two events that take place this spring: (1) the pledge campaign and, if we have time, (2) the auction (scheduled for Saturday evening on May 13).

We invite anyone who would like to participate in any way–big or small–with fundraising at UUFSD to come to the meeting. You can email Glen and Alice at if you have any questions.

Jan 21 – Million Woman March in San Diego and San Marcos


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

    When: Saturday January 21, 10 am to Noon
    Where: San Diego Civic Center , 1200 Third St, San Diego

    When: Saturday January 21, 11 am to 1 pm
    Where: San Marcos City Hall, : 1 Civic Center Dr, San Marcos

For more information, contact Irv Himelblau at