Community Life and Annual Events
For Your Enjoyment and Enrichment
- Annual All Fellowship Weekend at de Benneville Pines
- Memorial Day and the Fourth of July weekends on Mount Laguna
- 30 Days of Love
- Special Sunday Services held annually
UUFSD has a choir under the capable leadership of our music director. The choir performs every other Sunday and on special occasions. Please see the Stay Connected page for rehearsal time and the Choir Member page for musical selections. Our choir always welcomes new voices.
Contact: the director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please see the Stay Connected page for the Book Club meeting time. We notify readers of the books that will be discussed in the Newsletter or you can contact Cathy. Anyone who reads the selected book is welcome. Contact: Cathy Leach-Phillips at BookClub@uufsd.org
The focus of UUFSD’s men’s groups is to build friendship, connection, support, self-awareness, and communications skills through authentic sharing. Anyone interested in learning more about these groups should contact the groups’ coordinator, Richard Macdonald, at MensGroup@uufsd.org
Facilitator for A group (biweekly on Thursday at noon) is Chris Byrnes.
Facilitator for B group (2nd & 4th Tuesdays) is John Sherman.
Contact: Richard, Chris, and John at MensGroup@uufsd.org
Sunday Morning Discussion Group
This group meets on Sunday from 8:45 to 9:45 AM in the Patio area or Library. The group is open to anyone. Discussions range from current events, religious, philosophical, political musings and more. All are welcome.
Contact: Larry Jones at SundayMorningDiscussionGroup@uufsd.org
The WOW (Women of the World) discussion group meets on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month (12:00 – 1:30 PM). A member of the group hosts each meeting. That host chooses the subject for discussion. The group usually has lunch together at the host’s home, a restaurant or UUFSD Library and occasionally takes a “field trip” together. New members are welcome.
Adult Art Group
How about pen and ink for a Zentangle? Maybe you want to make holiday cards. Join Art Club on the first Sunday of each month, from 12-2 pm in Founders’ Hall to work on your own art projects. Bring your own materials and enjoy the company. Contact email@example.com for more information. Open studio for UUFSD artists, 1st Sun of the month, 12 to 2 pm, Founders Hall. Work on new or old projects. Bring your own materials (nothing too messy).
Annual All Fellowship Weekend at de Benneville Pines
This weekend (usually the first weekend in April) is open to everyone at the Fellowship, singles, couples, families, members, friends, visitors, and anyone else who is interested in having fun and getting better acquainted with each other. There are workshops, craft projects, games, hiking, dancing, singing, and 5 great meals. Camp de Benneville Pines is located in the San Bernardino Mountains, about 35 miles this side of Big Bear. The rustic, yet heated, cabins have modern bath facilities and bunk beds. More information about the camp can be found at uucamp.org.
Please register for your stay at Camp De Benneville All Fellowship Weekend HERE.
Contact: Betsy Gilpin and Christie Turner at DeBennevillePines@uufsd.org
An All Fellowship Campout at Mount Laguna – Memorial Day and the Fourth of July weekends
Each year we reserve campsites at Mt. Laguna for the Memorial Day and Fourth of July weekends. Enthusiastic campers sign up their families to participate. Some folks arrive on the Friday night and others on Saturday. We leave on Monday afternoon. On Saturdays, we organize a community meal and variety show – a fun and wonderful way to celebrate each other. Other meals are on a family basis, but don’t be surprised if a couple of kids eat with you instead of their own families. There are some really nice hikes right from camp. Mountain bikes are good. Kids bring a variety of board games. Campfires and singing are part of the fun.
Thirty Days of Love
30 Days of Love is our annual celebration that runs approximately from Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in January through Valentine’s Day in February. It is an opportunity to collectively nurture our spirits, deepen our understanding, and take action on our values for collective liberation.