This service explores our relationship to our own stories and how we use them in the attempt to make spiritual sense of our lives.
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UUFSD Generosity Sunday contributions on August 31 benefit Quaker Bolivia, which will support community-level water projects in Bolivia. Most families in these villages lack access to clean water. This lack of clean water causes health problems such as skin infections and diarrhea, which is one of the leading causes of death for children under five in developing countries.
QBL will fund the materials necessary to build community-wide water systems or family water pumps. QBL also teaches families about hygiene and provides technical expertise and training for community members, who build and maintain the projects and administer the local resources required for project sustainability.
QBL is an international, non-sectarian development organization guided by Quaker principles and dedicated to reducing poverty among the indigenous peoples of Bolivia. Since 1995, we have been working alongside the indigenous Andean people to fund, construct, and monitor community-based projects to secure food sources, promote better health, and generate income.
• QBL works to raise awareness of Bolivian culture and society.
• QBL seeks to include men and women equally in the planning and leadership of projects.
• QBL does not fund projects that have a religious purpose and neither includes nor excludes communities because of their religious beliefs
Learn how UUFSD supports social justice in local and global communities. http://uufsd.org/social-action/generosity-sundays/
Come one, come all to the Annual Beach Party to be held this year on Saturday, September 6th 4:00 PM to dark at South Carlsbad State Beach (aka Ponto Beach). The fare will include hamburgers, turkey burgers, hot dogs (turkey and beef) and vegie bergers with a variety of salads, drinks and deserts. Niel Lynch is the chef assisted by Betsy Gilpin and Bev Conner. We begin cooking at 4PM and stay until dark. $10/person or $25/family (whichever is less). You may have already paid at the time of the auction. If not, pay at the event, but be sure to call or email Betsy Gilpin to sign up so we know how much food to provide: 760-230-2515 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coming of Age (COA) is a year long program designed for 7-8-9th graders providing them an opportunity to search for their answers to life’s universal questions:
COA starts on Saturday, September 27th.
If you would like to have your child to participate, please attend the mandatory parent meeting on Sunday, September 7th from 10-11am (between services) in the Montessori classroom.
The registration deadline is September 21, 2014. Students who are not registered by this date will not be able to participate in this year’s COA program.
Bring your calendar, your questions and your check book. All youth included regardless of ability to pay. If you are unable to attend the parent meeting, please contact Karla Milmoe email@example.com or 858-922-2464.
Meet in the UUFSD Core Area
2:00 – 4:00 PM
Death Cafe is a non-profit international movement that brings people together to eat cake and have a lively conversation about death. Death Cafes offer an open, neutral and confidential space. This event is free, open to all and is offered with no intention of leading participants toward any conclusion, product or course of action. The sole objective of the Death Café experience is to increase awareness of death, while helping people make the most of their lives. Refreshments — including cake! — will be served. Registration is helpful for the event planner, but not mandatory. Email Tiffany to register.
John & Judy Sherman & Betsy bagged 866 lbs of pears for distribution for those in need in San Diego – in just 2 hours!
Anyone over 6 years old can help! Our next volunteer night will be Wednesday Oct. 22. Usually we just put food in boxes on an assembly line – really easy, no lifting, no bending, great camaraderie. 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! Email Sara Ohara at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in joining us.
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.
Download a Flyer to share HERE.
Have you noticed the bright blue recycling bins that have popped up at various locations on UUFSD’s grounds? After months of research and planning, the Design Review Committee has brought our waste disposal system up to date. With UUFSD’s goal of ecological sustainability in mind, we ask our members to participate actively in recycling the waste that we produce on our campus.
If EDCO is the waste management company that serves your home, you can recycle at the Fellowship exactly what you recycle at home. For those of you who aren’t familiar with EDCO’s regulations, we are posting signs by the blue bins to guide you. In a nutshell, DO RECYCLE plastic and glass bottles/jars, metal cans, and aluminum foil (all emptied or rinsed of food), and clean paper and cardboard. DON’T RECYCLE paper plates, cups, napkins, paper towels, tissues, cardboard soiled by food, food waste, or plastic bags. KEEPING NON-RECYCLABLE TRASH OUT OF THE BLUE BINS IS AS IMPORTANT AS PUTTING RECYCLABLES INTO THEM. More detailed information is available at EDCO’s website, www.edcodisposal.com.
RE Director Alison Crotty has eagerly agreed to bring the children into our recycling campaign by teaching them what to toss in the blue bins. If you bring children to UUFSD, please guide them until they learn how to separate waste materials correctly.
Thank you, members, for joining our campaign to make UUFSD’s grounds as sustainable and beautiful as possible!
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 email@example.com or Livia Walsh firstname.lastname@example.org.