An inspiring fast-read that serves as a grassroots how-to guide and cultural reflection.
The book review excerpt that follows is from a book review by Susan Gardner, published in the Daily Kos. You can read the complete Review HERE.
The Green Boat is definitely not a book that throws statistics at the reader in hopes of convincing her of the reality change. It also is not a primer on persuading the undecided. Ultimately, The Green Boat is a handbook of hope for those fighting the climate fight. Pipher brings a deep compassion to and understanding of the strains of being committed to a political movement, and an optimism and clear-eyed resilience sorely needed in political activism. Besides her own brand of strength and full-hearted commitment, she shares advice from other activists and philosophers throughout the ages.
I can think of no better way to close the review than quoting one of her favorites, Frederich Buechner: ‘God calls you to the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.
That place is here, Planet Earth, the green boat that carries us all.
Purchase this book HERE.
October Food Bank Volunteer Night
Wednesday October 22
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 – 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! Check out the pictures.
Email Sara Ohara for more information: email@example.com
Let’s Help Our Neighbors!
SUNDAY, October 26
SAC-CRC SPECIAL FOOD DRIVE
The Encinitas CRC has identified three items that are in very short supply
in the CRC Food Pantry. OUR GOAL IS TO PROVIDE 100 UNITS EACH OF: LAUNDRY
DETERGENT; COOKING OIL; OATMEAL. We are a third of the way to reaching our
goal. Please drop off donations at the Social Action Table in the Core
Area. Monetary donations also appreciated. THANKS!
Dining 4 Dollars Spring 2015 is Looking for Hosts!
Sign-ups will take place on Sundays, November 9 and 16. Please click HERE to sign up as a host of your event(s). Deadline for host signup is October 26. Thank you! Contact Kim Douwes if you have any questions: Dining4Dollars@uufsd.org
UUFSD Crafts’s Fair Sunday
This year, our Art Fair will be held on Sunday, November 16, between the services and following the second service. This is a chance to exhibit your work before the congregation and even sell some of it, with 35% of your proceeds going to the Fellowship.
To sign up, please download the Application HERE or contact Betsy Gilpin: firstname.lastname@example.org before September 29th or after October 22nd and she will send you an application.
The application fee is $20, but this will be rebated from the 35% of your sales that goes to UUFSD. The deadline for submitting your application is Thursday, November 6th. Hanging art will be put up in Founders’ Hall on Saturday, November 15th from 1:00 to 4:00pm. All artists should arrive by 8:00AM on November 16th to set up their tables. There will be monitors during the services to watch over the exhibits.
Gospel Workshop with Ken Anderson
Sunday, November 23
1:30 to 4:30.
Pre-registered $10. $15 at the door. Click HERE to register.
Contact Jill Reis, Choir Director, for more information: email@example.com
This service explores moving from a place of resistance to tentatively embracing the power of prayer, illustrated with stories from our guest speaker’s recent stint as a chaplain intern at Hoag Hospital.
This sermon is available in the following formats:
• Click here to watch it as a video on Vimeo.
• Click here to listen to it in MP3 format.
Peter Mayer Concert
October 18th in Founders Hall!
7:30 – 9:00 PM
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.
DATE NIGHT – Childcare Provided!
Join us early for refreshments on patio beginning at 7PM
Advance Tickets are $15 by October 15
and $22 at the Door
Tickets are available for purchase http://petermayer2014.eventbrite.com
For concert questions, contact: Vicky at firstname.lastname@example.org
UUFSD Board Meeting
This Sunday, October 19
12:30 – Palmer Library. Open to all