July 27 Service: Whatever Happened To ’Til Death Do Us Part?

Understanding that almost 50% of marriages end in divorce, I make some observations on marriage relationships, and their ramifications on all of society, with special care to not hurt feelings of the many who are divorced, but rather to offer encouragement to all!

Don Jones

This sermon is available in the following formats:

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August 10: Backpack Prep Volunteers Needed

Backpack Project

Volunteers are needed at the Fellowship on Sunday, August 10 at 11:15 to assemble the backpacks. Thanks to all of your generous contributions we will have many backpacks to assemble. Please sign up at the backpack collection table in the core area or contact Liz Young thefouryoungs@sbcglobal.net or Livia Walsh livwalsh1@gmail.com.

July 20 Service: Curves and Edges

Do you honor your own inherent worth and dignity? How do we use our UU values to help us deal with our own self-criticism? How much do we need to care about what others think?  This sermon offers some thoughts on how to be self-compassionate and learn to love our imperfections.

Lisa Shaffer

This sermon is available in the following formats:

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July 14: Urgent Call For Helping Hands

Encinitas Community Resource Center (CRC)
A UUFSD Social Action Program


One of our current UUFSD Social Action programs is distributing food at the CRC Food Pantry on Thursday mornings. However, because of the demand, the CRC is adding a Friday food distribution. They will add two shifts every Friday: 11 am to 1 pm and 1 pm to 3 pm. There is a need for two volunteers per shift. UUFSD volunteers need not sign up for every Friday, for example it could be once or twice a month ( 11 am – 1 pm, first Fridays  or  1 pm – 3 pm, second and fourth Fridays).

Volunteers need to be committed to long term, reliable service.  It would be good if they could find substitutes if they have to be on vacation.

SIGN UPS will be held in the core area, at the SAC table, after the service on Sunday, July 20 through August 3. For questions please contact Janet Robinson at jdrobin@sbcglobal.net

Aug 23: A Taste of UU BBQ

August 23
BBQ: 4:00 – 6:00 PM
Music: 6:00 – 8:00 PM

San Diego UU Network (SUUN) BBQ — Join UUs from across the county at this summer celebration at UUFSD. There will be great food and live music with Chalice’s Grunnion Run. Childcare will be provided. Event is free of charge, but registration is required, so we can plan for food, beverages, and childcare.

No Admission Charge but please register at EventBrite.
Questions? Contact Vicky

Download a Flyer to share HERE.

Oct. 18: Peter Mayer Concert!

Peter Mayer Concert

October 18th in Founders Hall!

Renowned Minnesota singer-songwriter Peter Mayer (‘Blue Boat Home’) “writes songs for a small planet—songs about interconnectedness and the human journey; about the beauty and the mystery of the world. Whimsical, humorous, and profound, his music breaks the boundaries of “folk”, and transcends to a realm beyond the everyday love song, to a place of wonder at the very fact of life itself.” Visit www.petermayer.net for more on his music.

Tickets are available for purchase http://petermayer2014.eventbrite.com
For concert questions, contact: Vicky at suun.events@gmail.com

Peter Mayer

July 20: Generosity Sunday Recipient

Prison University Project, San Quentin Prison, CA
is the July 2014 Generostiy Sunday Recipient

More information: www.prisonuniversityproject.org

Provide excellent higher education programs to people incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison; create a replicable model for such programs; and stimulate public awareness and meaningful dialogue about higher education and criminal justice in California.

Correctional education programs have been shown to save dollars, and greatly decrease recidivism rates, which means they increase public safety. It’s smarter to use education to provide incarcerated individuals the best possible shot at a second chance.

Prison University Project provides college preparatory classes and college credit courses that go towards an AA degree from Patten University. Courses are ongoing: 3 semesters per year, 6 days a week.

Anyone who is classified as “general population” at San Quentin and holds either a GED or high school diploma. Cognitively, culturally, and emotionally diverse inmate students come from all counties in California. In 2013, over 400 students took part. Many more are on the waiting lists.

Training Initiative
Prison University Project will “train teachers on how to identify, accommodate and encourage students with learning differences, so that we can offer these students more support; we will also seek out experts to advise us on the most effective interventions and approaches to ensure each student reaches his potential.”

What is Generosity Sunday?
One of the ways our congregation participates in outreach and social justice work is to designate one Sunday in each month as a Generosity Sunday. On these Sundays, we donate the offering to an organization or project that serves the community or the cause of social justice. generosity@uufsd.org

July 13 Service: Can I Get a Witness?

Pain needs a witness. We can heal ourselves by allowing others to witness that pain and we can heal others by giving them an opportunity to express empathy and compassion for our pain. If we can share our pain, it helps us to avoid getting caught up in suffering.

Tiffany Fox

This sermon is available in the following formats:

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