May 1: Food Bank Volunteer Night


Last month we bagged 8000 lbs of oranges for those locally who need a bit of assistance – in just 2 hours! Join us at the next Food Bank Volunteer night on

Thursday May 1 from 6 – 8 PM

Anyone over 7 years old can help! It’s always the 1st Thursday of each month. Usually we just put food in boxes on an assembly line – really easy, no lifting, no bending, great camaraderie. This is a wonderful way of helping locally those in need and strengthening our UUFSD community as well. The San Diego Food Bank distributes over 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! Email Sara Ohara at if you’re interested in joining us.

San Diego Food Bank

Horse Heaven Campouts


Memorial Day Weekend and Forth of July
Campouts at Horse Heaven by Mt Laguna

We have reserved the Horse Heaven group campsite for both the Memorial Day Weekend (Fri, May 23 – Mon, May 26) and the Forth of July weekend (Fri-July 4 – Sunday, July 6). So mark these dates on your calendar and look forward to a great time in the mountains. Flyers will be available about a month before each event that will give more information and a map to the campsite. Often families bring friends along. Also, for those who don’t like to camp, it is a quick drive (1.5 hrs max) from Solana Beach, so come for the day on Saturday and stick around for the community stew dinner and campfire. Those who haven’t had this camping experience should feel free to call or email Betsy Gilpin for more information (760-230-2515,

April 19 Life Transition Workshop

The Pastoral Care group will be arranging a series of educational workshops on important life transitions

The first workshop will be on April 19th from 10:00 – 11:30 in Founders Hall.  This FREE workshop will address issues related to the “Empty Nest”. Parents of kids going off to college, kids going off to college, and anybody else interested will benefit from this interactional workshop. The workshop leader will be Katie Barr LCSW, a Carlsbad-based therapist who has worked with many families on this and other similar issues. Coffee and snacks will be provided.

Please sign up at the welcome desk by April 13th so we have an idea of how many people may attend.

Members and Non-Members are welcome!

Email David Naimark for more information:

May 12: Walk & Talk

Walkers of the UU Unite!

Sole Brothers & Sisters – Arch Supporters
First Walk
Monday 9:00 am, in the Fellowship Core Area
Meet in the Fellowship Core Area

Join us for a leisurely stroll/saunter/amble, in the Fellowship neighborhood. Walk includes a stop at a nearby bagel/coffee shop. For more information call Ben Platnik at 619-987-5324 or 858-794-5324

May 17 Auction!

2014 Auction!
Saturday, May 17 at 5:30 p.m.
It’s an Auction Party you won’t want to miss! 

The 2014 UUFSD Auction is coming up fast and we are excited to announce this year’s theme is “Great Gatsby”.

Delicious food, marvelous wines, and dancing! There will be tons of events up for bidding, including fantastic dinners, gift certificates, tickets, raffles, hikes, trips, you name it!  Feel free to dress to fit the theme! 

All money raised at the auction will go directly to UUFSD: it helps us ‘keep the lights on’ and fund programs that make a difference in our community. HERE is a Merchant Donation Form that you can give to businesses that you frequent.

We can’t do it without you! Please consider contributing, your involvement and support is key and very much appreciated.

The Online Donation Form can be filled out HERE
The PDF Donation Form for printing is HERE

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April 13 UU Orientation Class

Attention Visitors Contemplating Membership or Just Curious
UU Orientation Class
Sunday, April 13th, 12:15AM-1:45PM, Palmer Library

This class is an opportunity for those interested in Unitarian Universalism to learn more about UU history, philosophy and world view. Also, Fellowship members will be on hand to tell you a little about our own Fellowship history and operation. A light lunch will be served and childcare is available upon request.

On Saturday, May 17th from 10:00-12:00AM there will be a New Member Circle. At this event, those wishing to become members will sign the membership book, complete the membership process and share their stories. Childcare again available upon request. Then, on Sunday, May 18th, new members will be recognized during the Sunday service. Those interested in membership, please note these dates on your calendar. The next opportunity to participate in these events will be in October of this year. Please call or email Betsy Gilpin (760-230-2515, for more information and to sign up/request childcare.