Withdrawal of proposed Action of Immediate Witness Statement

With regret, I am withdrawing the proposed Action of Immediate Witness Statement which would have brought a congregational resolution supportive of Gun Violence Prevention to a vote at the June 19 Congregational meeting.

UUFSD is certainly emotionally and academically supportive of the proposal but the purpose of the resolution should be to reflect the action of the fellowship. Maybe with more time and further engagement we can try again.

Thanks to all who helped begin this process. This is journey and we will continue to find ways to support Gun Violence Prevention

Steve Bartram
GVP Coordinator

UUFSD Supports Gun Violence Prevention

In solidarity with several “End Gun Violence” organizations, four members of the UUFSD, Judy and John Sherman, Steve Bartram and Irv Himelblau, joined more than one hundred San Diegans at Waterfront Park on June 2, 2016, for the “Wear Orange Campaign.” The demonstration and march was organized by MOMs Demand Action and was part of a national “Wear Orange Campaign.”


Opening in Wednesday Night Mens Group

Meets the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each month

The focus of UUFSD’s men’s groups is to build friendship, connection, support, self-awareness, and communications skills through authentic sharing. This is not a general or political discussion group. The meeting content is confidential. The Wednesday Night Mens Group is limited to UUFSD members. Anyone interested in learning more about these groups should contact the group coordinator, Richard Macdonald, at

June 10 — Deepening Our Meditation

In this day of practice together, we will increase our abilities to relax and yet remain awake to each moment. The day will include a variety of experiences to strengthen our intention and our concentration so that we may directly connect with great ease and precision in our sitting practice and daily life. Join with others who wish to bring more awareness and focus to their lives. All are welcome and some may wish to stay for only part of the day.

Please bring: light brown bag lunch, mat for lying on floor and any cushions and blankets to make yourself comfortable, meditation cushions if appropriate, or plan to sit in a chair.

Time: 9am to 3pm

Suggested donation: $25.00, all proceeds to support the creation of a sand mandala by Gaden Shartse monks of Tibet.

Facilitator: Christie Turner, who is a student of Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche of the Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.
Please let us know you are coming by e-mailing:

Palmer Library, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito
1035 Solana Drive
Solana Beach, CA

Jun. 5 to Aug. 7 — Annual SAC Backpack Project Sundays

Our goal to provide 100 backpacks filled with supplies for children and teenagers in need at the Community Resource Center in Encinitas, Local San Dieguito Schools, Stand-Up for Kids a homeless teen program in Oceanside, and Colonia Carrettas in Tijuana Mexico.

$20 donation will provide supplies for a backpack -

$25 donation will provide one backpack

$45 donation will provide one filled backpack.

Types of Supplies: pens, pencils, note pads, crayons, markers, rulers, calculators, paper clips, scissors, etc. For Homeless Male and Female Teens: toothbrushes, toothpaste, socks, combs, brushes, make-up, shampoo, soap or body wash, and deodorants. Gift cards appreciated.

For more information contact: Livia Walsh at or Liz Young at

June 5 — Sustainable Fundraiser Potluck for UUFSD

or by email to

FUNDRAISER PRICE OF $7 for adults $3 for children and youth to raise money for committees and programs at UUFSD

Dear Members and Friends,

Our June Monthly FUN-draising Brunch is coming up – June 5th!

• Our luncheons are fund-raisers, but just as importantly, they are a very special and truly essential social activity for our UUFSD community. Please help in the spirit of community to help make our day a success! For this month, those who sign up will be given an info sheet on inspirations for SUSTAINABLE living which is healthy mindful eating for nourishing both body and environmental consciousness! Thank you for participating if you are able.

• Items are requested in the following categories – enough for 10-15 people.

Brunch Main dishes Side dishes Salads Desserts Kid Food (i.e., platter of 1/4 sandwiches) Beverages Breads

SUSTAINABLE FOOD – Best choices are fresh foods, local in-season foods, organically grown foods, lower on the food chain foods (plants preferred compared to meat, smaller fish preferred to larger fish, smaller animals preferred to larger animals); when selecting processed foods, look for products with fewer ingredients, less packaging, fresher foods preferred to those with longer shelf life
• Please consider offering to make a vegetarian/vegan main dish.

• Please tape a label to your dish with your name and the name of the dish (include contents if not obvious). If you’re willing to share your recipe, please make a card so that we can place it next to your dish (or just identify ingredients that people may be allergic to).

• If your item needs reheating, please tape specific instructions.

• If you leave an item on the counter or in the refrigerator before Sunday – please add a designation “for Fundraising Brunch on “June 5th.”

• Please be aware that some dishes will be set aside for the RE teachers and children.

Thank you!

Alison – Board liason for Brunches

May 21 — Fiesta Del Sol. Fellowship at the Festival!

UUFSD will be at Fiesta del Sol on Saturday & Sunday May 21st and 22nd. Visit our table/tent!

Our booth is 66c, located across from the Post Office, (close to Shuttle drop off.)
Drop by and say hi as you enjoy this FREE, family friendly event.

Better yet, SIGN UP FOR A VOLUNTEER SHIFT (2 or 3 hour shifts) to greet visitors and tell them all about UU and our fellowship. Adrienne is looking for volunteers to cover shifts between 9am and 6pm both days. Email for details.

*Especially if you can help set up early Saturday morning at 7am or break down Sunday evening after 6pm.

June 2 — Help at the SD Food Bank!

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 May we bagged 4,689 lbs of fresh corn – 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: