The Willage Rite of Spring: Hiking the Coast-to-Crest Trail on

This spring is going to be epic — let’s help one another take full advantage of the gorgeous outdoors! Beginning Sunday, April 2, The Willage will be hiking one segment of the Coast to Crest Trail each month (hikes are the first Sunday of the month). Little kids of all ages are welcome to join big people of all ages. We will be hiking no more than 3 miles at a time, and taking the 71-mile trail bit by bit (navigating past the segments of the trail that are not yet completed or are closed due to weather). Along the way we will identify plant and animal species, try geocaching and cultivate a greater admiration and respect for our natural world. This will be a great way for our families to get to know one another and work toward completing a challenge we can all be proud of.

When and where: First hike: 12:45 p.m. Sunday April 2. Meet at the trailhead on Jimmy Durante Blvd. and hike the “Coast to Polo fields” segment to the Del Mar Horsepark (we can arrange for a few of us to drop our cars off at Del Mar Horsepark for those who don’t want to hike round-trip).

What to bring: Hats, sunglasses, sunblock, snacks and plenty of water. As we begin to catch the trail farther and farther east, we will account for changes to our hiking schedule, since we will need to include drive time.

Contact Tiffany Fox at to be part of the Willage Trail Brigade!

Social Justice Action “Know Your Rights” Information Packets

Social Justice Information Packets

The Human Rights Task Force’s Immigration Reform and Education Team will continue to distribute “Know Your Rights” and “Prepare a Family Plan” packets for individuals who are vulnerable to arrest and deportation. Members are encouraged to deliver these packets to individuals and families that they know who might be affected by the new Executive Orders, currently being considered, relating to immigrants. The Immigration Team is coordinating efforts with other churches in our area to offer legal clinics to ensure that the affected community is fully informed of their rights. Pass by the Social Justice Table between services and after the second service to pick up a packet and get more information.

Sunset Jazz Concert with Chris Klich Quintet – Saturday 4/29/17 – 5:00 – 6:30 PM


Chris Klich Quintet

Enjoy an early evening jazz concert outdoors in the Amphitheater with the Chris Klich Quintet.

Chris is an Adjunct Professor of Music at Grossmont College, Chris plays sax, clarinet, and flute for a number of musical groups, including the Coastal Cities Jazz Band, Gicky and the Monsters, and Pop Vinyl. His performance history includes long stints in the Mar Dels, Sue Palmer’s Tobacco Road, and with Candye Kane. The Quintet plays swing, bebop, cool jazz, and Latin jazz, including several of Chris’ original tunes in venues around Southern California. Early bird tickets are $18 at or $25 at the door. Wine, beer, & snacks will be available (for donation) & childcare is available upon request (inquire at

Bird Walks with Rigdon Currie

Tuesday Bird Walks with Rigdon Currie

Good News! Rigdon Currie is now leading his popular bird walks once a month. These nature walks are at an easy pace with frequent stops to admire birds.

The newly named “Gray Hawks South” bird watching group will likely go to different habitats every outing to see greatest variety of birds.

Next walk is Bataquitos Lagoon, Tuesday, March 29th.

Bring binoculars. Need to borrow a pair? Let Rigdon know. Cell phones, water and sunscreen strongly suggested.

If interested, please bring a bag lunch to gather for food and conversation after the walk.

Tuesdays with Rigdon
Upcoming Tuesday bird walks:  March 28th. April 25, Tuesday, May 30, and June 27.

Questions? Contact Rigdon via email
*all ages welcome to join an activity

New Member Workshop March 4

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: 11:00 1m – 1:30 PM
Location: Founders Hall

Let’s Talk FUN-Raising on Mar 1

Come to the Team Genero$ity meeting on Wednesday, March 1, from 6:30 to 8 pm in the Palmer Library. Please bring your creative energy, ideas, and knowledge when we talk about all things FUN-raising, from brainstorming ideas to getting ready for a special event.

On our agenda for March 1 is the annual pledge drive, which starts on Sunday, March 5. We will also discuss the annual auction, which will be held on Saturday, May 13 (save the date!).

We have many other FUN-raising ideas we’d like to share and implement. Please contact Glen and Alice at stewardship (at) if you’re interested in helping out.