Nov. 3 — Food Bank Volunteer Night

Service is our Prayer in Action! Just 20 minutes from UUFSD. It’s always from 6:00 – 8:00 PM – anyone over 7 years old can help! Mostly we just put food in boxes on an assembly line or bag fresh produce – really easy, no lifting, no bending, great camaraderie. In Oct. we boxed 2,100 lbs. of food which helped out 720 Seniors – in JUST 2 HOURS!

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!

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

Oct. 30 — Children’s Trick or Treating for Charity

Sunday, October 30th from 10:15 – 11:00 a.m.

Be prepared to bring your all your loose change on October 30th as the children of the fellowship will be trick or treating to raise money for Heifer Project International. Heifer Project International is a non-profit that works to provide farm animals for families in need in third world countries around the world. If you are an adult we ask that you gather up all your loose change and bring it that day for the trick or treaters. If you a child you are welcome to wear your Halloween costume to the fellowship and help us collect the money for Heifer Project in between services. And if any adult really, really wants to wear a Halloween costume, that’s o.k. too.

Oct. 27 — Nature Walk in Torrey Pines

Energize your mind, body and spirit! Nature Walk in Torrey Pines.  Join us for this beautiful and relaxing 3/4 mile meditation walk, led by Patricia Cofre Stone. Thursday, October 27th, Gather at 8:30 am at trail entrance. Contact Patricia or for details.

Note:  Torrey Pine is the rarest pine tree in the US, and is an endangered species. You can only see them here and on the Channel Islands.

Let’s carpool! Save gas and parking fees – there is a park and ride at I-5 and Carmel Valley Road. Contact Patricia for information. Parking at the park is $12/$15 for the day week-day/weekend.  Free parking along the beach, more time consuming. Trails open at 7AM.

Oct. 30 — Pancake Breakfast Brunch Sunday Kickoff

From 10 am – 11 am during Gathering Hour and an encore after second service, if supplies last.

…grab a plate of pancakes, fruit, juice and other goodies and toppings! Hot drinks will also be served.

All inclusive requested donation $7 per adult, $3 children/youth.

We are kicking off our Sunday Brunch Program which is a FUN-draising and fellowship promoting yearlong event. There will be at least 10 brunches held this year on selected Sundays during gathering hour with encore service of brunch whenever possible after second service. Every member and friend of the fellowship can expect an invitation to participate in one of these potluck brunches to help bring food for the brunch or to help with set up or clean up on the day of the event. It’s an opportunity for fun and growing closer in fellowship with other members.

Contact Alison by email: to learn how you can help this year!

Oct. 30 — Last Day to Sign Up to Host a Dining for Dollar$ Event

Do you like to cook scrumptious dinners for a crowd or take friends on a hike? Do you have a skill you’d like to teach, like teaching grandparents how to use Instagram? Or, how about providing a service like babysitting so a couple of parents can get the night off.

These are just some of the events and services you can offer to host for Dining for Dollar$ (D4$)—the fall fundraiser for UUFSD.
How Does Dining for Dollar$ Work?
With D4$, you can host an event, you can participate in an event, or you can do both.

(1) To host an event:

• Fill out the D4$ application no later than October 30: Make sure you select 3 date and time options—from January 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017—for when you want your event or service scheduled. If the event or service doesn’t require a scheduled date and time, write or type TBA (to be arranged).

(2) To participate in an event:

• Sign up for events and services on Sign-Up Sundays—November 6 & 13. The D4$ committee will send you a bill. Your host will contact you once you’ve paid for your event. Note: some events may have waiting lists. So, sign up for an event even if it seems completely booked because you might be able to go after all.

Dining for Dollar$ Ideas

Here are some D4$ ideas for you to consider.
• Themed dinner (ethnic food; costumes; wild women; etc)
• Cookout for families
• Cocktails and appetizers
• Picnic in a park or at the beach
• Tea and play-reading
• A day at the zoo with a picnic
• Teach how to cook your favorite recipe and then serve it
• Folk singing and feasting
• A lesson – tennis, art, knitting, gardening, social media
• Poolside luau
• Board games and dessert
• Stress relief – light food, meditation, massage, Jacuzzi
• Watch a movie or sports event with snacks or dinner
• Cupcake baking and decorating
• Poker and barbecue
• Yoga, appetizers, and wine
• Poetry reading and wine in your garden
• Stitch ‘n bitch party
• Karaoke party

If you want to host an event but can’t do the whole thing yourself, let us know and we’ll try to find you a partner(s). One goal of D4$ is to have something for people of all ages, interests, and financial abilities. Think creatively, think fun, think fellowship.

Contact Glen and Alice at or (760) 721-6327 if you have any questions.

Oct. 22 — New Member Workshop

We are so HAPPY you are considering Membership at the fellowship. Save the Date for our “New Member Workshop” for those on the Membership path. Join Rev. Meghan Cefalu, our Director of Connections Adrienne McCord and other fellowship members and leadership for this enriching, joyful learning experience. Contact the office at 858-755-9225 Adrienne for information. Refreshments will be served. Childcare available upon request and RSVP.

Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Founders Hall

Oct. 23 — Creativity Workshop for All Levels

All are welcome to explore your creative side. For those who have never done art ever before and for artists of all levels. Supplies will be included. There is no wrong way to do this. Muralist and fine art instructor, Linda Luisi will guide you with a fun learning experience.

Questions call Linda: 760-944-8991.

This will be right after service. Bring a snack/drink if you need to.