March 9, 2018
Welcome to the UUFSD Weekly Newsletter!

Inspired by our UU principles, we are a vibrant, intentionally diverse congregation that models and promotes both locally and globally: love, spiritual growth, service, right relations, and sustainable living.
Upcoming Services

March 11, 2018
Reflections on Beloved Conversations - with Guest Speakers
Remember! This Sunday begins Daylight Savings Time
Be sure to put your clocks forward one hour

March 18, 2018
“Though You’ve Broken Your Vows A Thousand Times, Come Yet Again Come”
Rev. Susan Maginn

March 25, 2018
"How Is It With Your Heart?"
Rev. Meghan Cefalu
Worship Associate: Eli Snider

April 1, 2018
"The Holy Fool"
Rev. Meghan Cefalu
Worship Associate: Tanya Strauss
Daylight Savings Times Begins This Weekend!
Road Work Continues at UUFSD
The works continues on the widening of the road entering our beloved Fellowship, per order of the Fire Marshall. Please pay attention to the construction signs and be extra careful as you enter and exit the campus. We apologize for the inconvenience while we improve and beautify our space.
All Fellowship Invitation to Plan Earth Month Activitites
Sunday, March 11 th , 12:00-2:00pm in Founders Hall
Everyone is welcome to join us on March 11th to hear about the tremendous progress that has been made to get solar power at UUFSD, the new “kitchen system”, and the work underway to align environmentally responsible choices with the UUFSD finances. We will also be planning the best-ever Earth Month for April! We want your ideas and your energy! You are asked to reply to Debbie at or Linda at . Snacks will be served, and we would welcome your wholesome, healthy contributions.
The February Casas de Luz Newsletter is Online!

Our year has gotten off to a big start.

Read all about it in our Q1 newsletter here
Knitters Wanted!
The Social Justice Homeless Project volunteers distribute toiletries and sanitary items to homeless persons once a month at the Encinitas Community Resource Center. During the winter months many homeless persons have asked for caps and scarves to help keep them warm during the cold season. This might seem a bit early, but we are asking for the weavers and knitters at our fellowship to start on an ambitious project to weave/knit at least 50 caps and 50 scarves for distribution during Thanksgiving and Christmas 2018. Please pass by the Social Justice Happenings Table in the core area and sign up for this project.
Daytimers Men's Group
Friday, March 16th, 11:30-1:00pm

The Daytimers Men’s Group meets the third Friday of every month to share lunch and conversation. Your choice of topic! Friendly atmosphere and camaraderie.
Location: Roundtable Pizza, 1321 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas. All you can eat pizza and salad bar. For further info call Ben Platnik at 619-987-5324
Title of the March 4th Service Reading

Several members have asked about the title of the wonderful reading from the March 4th, 2018 service. The title of the reading is " The Parable of the Trapeze ". If you would like a copy, please email .
Our Palmer Library and
Beloved Conversations
A new set of Anti-racism books complements our fellowship’s Beloved Conversations classes. All books are available for checkout. Contemporary titles include Matt Taibbi’s story of Eric Garner I Can’t Breathe , Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me , and the essay collection The Fire This Time edited by Jesmyn Ward. We have novels, including The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Histories about the effects of Jim Crow laws include Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow as well as several other titles. Killers of the Flower Moon is a true life crime mystery by David Grann, centering on murders of members of the Osage nation. Visit the Library, or talk to the person staffing the Book Sale table between services for more information. Email questions can be sent to .
Weekly Call To Action
Protect people worldwide from global pandemics by calling your US Representative with this call script: "My name is [NAME] and I'm a constituent from [CITY, ZIP CODE]. I'm calling to ask Representative [NAME] to support renewal for the Global Health Security Agenda. Countries slated to lose support if this funding is not renewed, include the Democratic Republic of Congo and China, who last year experienced and effectively contained outbreaks of Ebola and H7N4 avian flu, respectively. Funding for the GHSA is critical to protect us from global pandemics." District 49 - Issa - (202) 225-3906/(760) 599-5000; District 52 - Peters - (202) 225-0508/(858) 455-5550. Find other Representative contacts at
March for Our Lives - Gun Violence Prevention
Saturday, March 24th, begins at 10:00am

Dear UUFSD Members and Friends, Now more than ever, we must show our support and “Walk the Talk” for Gun Violence Prevention in support of our children. Join the “MARCH FOR OUR LIVES” rally at the County Administration Building (Waterfront Park), 1600 Pacific Highway, on Saturday, March 24, 10 am. Please, if you have one, wear your Side of Love T-Shirt.
UUFSD Grandparents Against Gun Violence
The Social Justice Action is forming “Grandparents Against Gun Violence,” as an adjunct to our UUFSD Gun Violence Prevention Task Force. Our first task would be to sit and review what actions that we as grandparents can undertake in our communities and in our grandchildren’s schools.
Interested? Come to the Social Justice Happenings Table in the core area and sign up or contact Irv Himelblau at .
Beginning This Year, “Continuous Giving” Means
Pledges Are More Predictable With Less Volunteer Effort
Your pledge commitment will auto-renew from year to year. Until you elect to increase or change it, the dollar amount you commit to give to the Fellowship in your pledge this year will continue to automatically be your pledge commitment next year, and so on. That means our pledge drive is less time-consuming for all concerned, and it also means the Fellowship will have more predictable revenue for budgeting and planning. Of course, we will keep in touch about how you are doing in fulfilling your pledge, and from time to time we will ask you to increase your continuous giving amount to keep pace with inflation or Fellowship needs, or as you Strive for Five (aspire to pledging 5% of adjusted gross income). Make or update your pledge now at !
Sunday, March 25th, San Diego UU Choir Festival, 4:00-5:30pm
benefiting San Diegans for Gun Violence Prevention
Join us March 25 at 4:00 PM, to hear Gabriel Fauré's “Requiem,” performed by choirs from UUFSD, First UU, and Summit UU with professional orchestra and soloists.
Following the previous day’s “March for Our Lives for Gun Violence Prevention”, we’ll be soothed by Fauré's unique setting of this Mass for the Dead.
Fauré, a self-professed agnostic, composed a deeply expressive hymn of solace, with gentle, yet complex harmonies to comfort mourners. This is an opportunity to hold and deepen our community spirit, rest for a moment, mourn together, and renew.
First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego
4190 Front Street, San Diego, 92013
Free will offering
Memorial Walls Progress
We invite you to page 12 of the January 2017 DIALOGUE magazine at for an overview of the memorial project.
On Feb. 18, committee members visited Jerry Thiebolt's studio to approve the sculpture for the 4th mural, Sun and Chalice. Many weeks of strenuous work remain for Jerry to cut, dry, and fire nearly 200 facets in this imaginative mosaic which contains more than 150 individual memorial tiles and features two important UU symbols. We look forward to celebrating the installation of the wall later this spring.  
 What’s Happening at Camp de Benneville Pines
New Dates Added!!
4/6 – 4/8          UUFSD Camp - Sign up soon!
4/20 – 4/22      UU Men’s Retreat
5/3 – 5/6          UU Women’s Retreat
7/8 – 7/14        PSWD Elementary Camp
7/15 – 7/21      PSWD Jr High Camp
7/22 – 7/28      PSWD Sr High Camp
7/29 – 8/4        PSWD Family Camp
8/11 - 8/15       Summer Break - Camp for Adults
8/11 - 8/15       Choir Camp - Adults
8/17 - 8/22        Art Groove 2018 - Adults
8/31 - 9/3         Young Adult Camp
The registration for our April 6-8 weekend is available with details of cost and accommodations at

Your camp planners would appreciate it if you would sign ASAP for UUFSD Camp weekend . We are excited about the program this year. Eberly Barnes will lead her popular writing class. We will get to experience a workshop by the Beloved Conversations facilitators. The Coming of Age class will be in attendance bringing their youthful energy to the crafts and dancing. The hiking, yoga, meditation, singing and great food will be wonderful as always. Visit our table in the core area to learn more about the camp weekend. It is for everyone of all ages and family structures.  
Sacred Earth – Inspiration Workshop – April 20 & 21, 2018

Join CON*SPIRE (Create, Inspire, Share) facilitator Laura Sandage in a music & spoken word workshop that evolves into an evening performance.

Register for workshop at by 3/20/18 to receive “early bird” $20 discount. Contact Nancy Cohen for more information.

Your Friday Good News Report!

Random Company Will Pay Man’s Drunken $1,600 Uber Fare As Thank You For Not Drinking and Driving

Surprise Finding Could Lead to New MS Treatments

Company Offers to Pay Employees Up to $10 a Day to Cycle to Work

That Ridiculous Voice We Use to Talk to Dogs? They Actually Love It, Paper Shows
What's Happening at Other UUs

Please join us Earth day weekend on Saturday, April 21st, at First UU Church of SD for an Intergenerational Weekend Celebration: A Reunion of Science and Religion, Head and Heart, with Scripps climate scientist Dr. Ramanathan, and theologian Dr. John B. Cobb Jr. who will dialogue together in the afternoon. Young people are particularly welcome. The program includes interactive music with the MLK community choir, giant rod puppets, and ritual!  Suggested donation $10. Child Care Available 1:30 to 4:30.
The Sikh community will gift us with an Indian vegetarian dinner, representing “the equality and oneness of all humankind.” Please RSVP for the 5:30 PM free dinner and dancing, at eventbrite:  
Please contact Rev. Bonnie Tarwater for more information.
Rev. Bonnie Tarwater (858) 248-5123
Community Minister affiliated with First UU Church of SD Church for Our Common Home
Note for those who use the Le Port School parking lot on Sundays : the gate code is 253
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito
1036 Solana Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075
Phone: 858-755-9225