National Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath Weekend Vigil — Compassion with Hope — Dec. 13


The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito (UUFSD) will host a candlelight vigil in Solana Beach on December 13, 2015, from 5:00 – 6:00pm as part of the national gun violence prevention Sabbath weekend sponsored by Faiths United Against Gun Violence and the Newtown Action Alliance in memory of gun violence tragedies. Faith leaders and elected officials will stand united with members of the community in a commitment to reduce gun violence here and across the nation. The program will include a candlelight procession, brief remarks, music, and reflection. This is the second annual vigil held at UUFSD.

For further information please contact us at


Please arrive between 4:30 and 4:45. Dress warmly. Last year it was cool.
In the event of bad weather (rain) we will be inside Founders Hall.

The theme for this vigil is “Compassion with Hope”. As we move into a
greater sense of change in the attitude of all people for gun violence
prevention we need to remember the voices of our hearts yet focus on what
we can do and stay active in our efforts for change.

Please go to the page: “What Can I Do?” and use this to help support your

California is clearly focused and supportive of strong GVP policy and law.
We now need to support the nation and focus on bringing an end to gun
violence as we continue to work for change in so many areas in need of
social change.

Bring your singing voices.

I look forward to hearing your story and hope we can journey together and
someday have a vigil of peace, not of remembrance.

Remember: What Can I do? (.DOC)

Download poster for vigil (.PDF)

For more information, contact Rev. Meghan Conrad Cefalu, Interim Minister, UUFSD
Steve Bartram, San Diego Brady Campaign Board Member

Life IS a parade!

Join the 2015 Encinitas Holiday Parade with UUFSD

Location: Coast Highway 101 – Downtown Encinitas
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30 December 5

Parade Committee forming now! We welcome your ideas, craftsmanship, joy and participation. EVERYONE is invited to participate. Skate, bike, walk, wheel or hula your way down Hwy 101 to celebrate an evening with your fellowship community and family. !

We join our neighbors at Encinitas Park and Recreation Department and INVITE YOU to go all out, find something interesting, unique, fun and amazing that shows off what “UUFSD Life” is all about! The 2015 Parade theme is “This IS Encinitas Life!” JOIN THE COMMITTEE TODAY! Contact


Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

This month’s Community Hour Fundraising Brunch is a pancake breakfast!
November 15 from 10 am – 11 am while you enjoy the wonderful Fall Opportunities Fair grab a plate of pancakes, fruit, juice and other goodies and toppings! Hot drinks will also be served.

All inclusive price of $7 per adult, $3 children/youth. Your punch card is accepted too.
Thank you/shout out to the UUFSD men’s group for supplying a “few good men” who are not afraid of stepping into the kitchen. Men are welcome! And on this day they take center chef stage, flipping pancakes for our fellowship. Thank you John G., Clint S., and Greg B.! Also thank you again Debbie P. for gourmet flair!

Also the kitchen volunteer group always welcomes help. Contact if you would like to help.

UUs AND Unions: Why Union Matter to UUs

You won’t want to miss this program that highlights the similarities between our UU principles and the work of unions. Two UU ministers, plus two union leaders and workers will share their life-changing stories. Rev. Jim Grant will moderate the panel. Mickey Kasparian, respected President of UFCW Local 135, is the keynote speaker. Come with open minds and loving hearts.

The program is Saturday, November 21, 8:30-11:30 a.m. on the Hillcrest campus of First UU Church of San Diego, 298 Arbor Street, 92103 (opposite UCSD Medical Center).


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. Proceeds from this concert will help pay for new sound equipment. Order discounted early bird tickets ($14) at; $20 at door. Listen to “Those Were the Days” and “What a Wonderful World”

Harvest of Gratitude — UUFSD Opportunities Fair

Sunday, November 15th 10am-1pm; Patio Area

What does UUFSD have to offer your heart and mind? I’m glad you asked. We listen. We care. We share fellowship! Did you know we have a Book Club AND a poetry club? We also have meditation and Sacred Circle spiritual groups. Enjoy concerts and potlucks and cultural celebrations. And our Social Action Committee does hands-on, advocacy every week. There is an entire committee just for Fun and Fellowship! A committee for fun. What’s not to love?

Join these groups and MANY others! Pancake Brunch. Music. UU Photo Booth

Honoring Vets on Veterans Day — Creating Healing Practices

Panel Presentations, Song, and Poetry Performances
November 11, Veterans Day from 7pm till 9pm.
Palomar Universalist Unitarian Fellowship (PUUF)
1600 Buena Vista Drive
Vista California 92081

Panel of Speakers:
Moderator Major David Cochran, Ret.
• Ron Landsel: Mindfulness Meditation Practice for Healing the Wounds of War: Viet Nam Veteran & Lay Buddhist monk.
• Fred Rivera: Author of Raw Man (Nam war spelled backwards) Pulitzer Prize nominee. Writing as a form of PTSD Recovery
• Diane Williams Callan: Regional Coordinator for “Connected Warriors.” Yoga practice for active duty, veterans and spouses as form of “post traumatic growth.”
• Heather Stuck: Active Duty USMC Force Deployment Planning Specialist and Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender activist.
Organized by Edward Carrillo

View the Flyer (.PDF)