Annual Beach Party

It’s not too late to sign up to attend the annual Beach Party offered at the May auction. So we can plan on the appropriate quantity of food, please RSVP to Betsy Gilpin (betsygilpin01@gmail.com 760-230-2515). We will serve hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, salads, soft drinks and dessert. $10/person or $25 max/family. This year the party is at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas.

Aug. 6 – Food Bank Volunteer Night

Join us at the San Diego Food Bank in the Miramar area; 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.

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 TO REGISTER and for more information: sara@saraohara.com

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Change of Date for Backpack Assembly

New Date: AUGUST 2, 2015 AT 11:15 am
Location: FOUNDERS HALL

The Social Action Backpack Group will assemble backpacks for the CRC, Stand Up For Kids, and the Colonia Carretas on Sunday, August 2, 2015, at 11:15 a.m., in Founders Hall.

WE REALLY NEED HELP!!! PLEASE SIGN UP THIS SUNDAY, JULY 26 AT THE BACKPACK TABLE IN THE CORE AREA OR CONTACT LIVIA WALSH AT livwalsh1@gmail.com

UPDATE: A Taste of UU — Food & Music Festival

A Taste of UU – Food & Music Festival, September 12, 2015 from 4-7 PM – Join UUs from across the county at this summer celebration at UUFSD sponsored by the San Diego UU Network (SUUN). There will be great food and live music with Chalice’s Grunnion Run + other great UU musicians. Childcare will be provided (for ages 5 and younger).

Registration is required – http://suunbbq2015.eventbrite.com.

Questions? Contact Vicky at suun.events@gmail.com or at vickymindful@gmail.com.

Taste_of_UU Flyer (PDF)

Mindful Self Compassion — A Half Day Introductory Workshop

Learn to Offer Yourself Kindness, Ease and Encouragement vs. Harsh Criticism

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Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is a research-based cutting edge program developed by Kristen Neff, PhD and Chris Germer, PhD.

The full 8 week program has been found to:
*DECREASE Anxiety
*DECREASE Depression
*DECREASE Stress
*INCREASE Relationship Satisfaction
*INCREASE Healthy Habits
*INCREASE Well-Being

When & Where: Saturday, August 1st, 9:00am-12:00pm - Palmer Library
Fee: $30.00 – This is a UUFSD Auction Item. All proceeds will be donated to the UUFSD General Fund

Livia Walsh, RN, and Licensed Psychotherapist, has been trained by Neff and Germer and authorized to teach this program. She offers the full 8 week program in both her private practice in Encinitas as well as at UC San Diego’s Center for Mindfulness where she is a senior teacher.

For more information on this workshop or the 8 week program, please contact Livia Walsh at: livwalsh1@gmail.com

Six People Needed for Synopisis of Gun Violence Prevention Orgs

I am looking for 6 people to write a synopsis of Gun Violence Prevention organizations. Each person would choose an organization from my list and would write and then submit it to the GVP Committee. Rev Jim Grant is writing one on MOM’s Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. I have a template of 9 broad questions about each organization. I would like to have these for distribution in early September. 2 – 3 hours of work. contact me at bartram@sdsc.edu for details.