July 13-17 — Sand Mandala Exhibition and Events

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito (UUFSD)

Join us for a series of events including an Interfaith discussion panel, lectures, meditation, a Tibetan Family Day and the artistic creation of a sand mandala.

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July 8 — Invitation to The Willage

We’ve heard it a million times — it takes a village to raise a child. But a whole lot of us raising children in the modern world are left wondering: Where’s our village?

“I miss the village I never had,” writes Bunmi Laditan. “… You’d know me and I’d know you. I’d know your children, and you’d know mine. Not just on a surface level — favorite foods, games and such — but real, true knowledge of the soul that flickers behind their eyes. I’d trust them in your arms just as much as I’d trust them in mine. They’d respect you and heed your “no” …. I miss that village I never had. The one we traded for homes that, despite being a stone’s throw, feel miles apart from each other. The one we traded for locked front doors, blinking devices and afternoons alone on the floor playing one-on-one with our little ones.”

It’s time we stop longing for the village and “will” one into being. Consider this your invitation to The Willage, a group of UUFSD parents, grandparents and friends who understand that we all need one another to get by. Our first gathering will be a “Too Tired to Cook Potluck” on Friday, July 8 from 6-8:30 p.m. Bring a dish to share (No judgment! Take-out welcome!) and meet at Founder’s Hall. We’ll trade off watching the kids at the playground while others brainstorm ways The Willage can be of service to families, whether its group beach outings (work together to minimize the schlepping!), post-Sunday service co-op childcare, “adopt-a-grandkid” for the day… the sky is the limit.

Date/Time: 7/8/2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Founder’s Hall/UUFSD Playground

July 7 — Food Bank Night


Join Us! 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. In June we bagged over 9,000 lbs. of oranges and potatoes that were given to those-in-need the very next day – in JUST 2 HOURS!

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!

For more information and to Register you MUST contact Sara Ohara for the special UUFSD Group code: sara@saraohara.com

July 8 — Deepening Our Meditation

In this day of practice, open to anyone, we will continue to work with relaxing the body as a prelude to relaxing the mind. As we strengthen our abilities to be deeply relaxed and mindful, we will include compassion for ourselves and others. The mandala which will be created during the week of July 13-17 will be of Chenresig (Tibetan) or Avalokiteshvara (Sanskrit) who embodies limitless compassion for all sentient beings. It is fitting, therefore, that we focus our time together on those exercises which actualize this potential for compassion in each of us.

All proceeds go to the Gaden Shartse monks who will create the sand mandala. Suggested donation: $25.00

Come for the whole day or any part of it which fits your schedule. Bring a lunch and cushions for meditation or sit in a chair.

Facilitator: Christie Turner, who is a student of Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche

Date/Time: Friday, July 8th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Jun. 26 — Yoga Cooperative at UUFSD – Information & Brainstorming event

Got NAMASTE? Join us during Gathering Hour after our ONE SERVICE on June 26th- at 11am in the core area to meet and greet fellow Yogis and Yoginis at UUFSD. We are exploring ideas of a yoga community at the fellowship. Yogic lifestyle involves integrating your mind, body and soul to perform karma that takes us towards good health, peace of mind and ultimate freedom. THIS WILL TAKE A COOPERATIVE INVESTMENT from members in order to thrive. You are invited to create something wonderful. Please join us? All levels are welcome, including those curious and new to yoga. Serve Love Meditate Realize.

Date: 6/26/2016
Time: 11:00 am

Calling all artists!

A new column will announce the performances and exhibits by our many talented members. This could be a child’s recital, a show of your paintings, or your band’s gig. This way members can attend these expressions of their gifts. Let’s support (and entertain) each other!

Jill Ballard is showing her handmade beaded jewelry at the Pannikin in Encinitas.
Betsy Gilpin will play violin with the North Coast Symphony Orchestra at the Encinitas Community Center on July 23.

Send us the information, a photo or graphic if you have it, and we will do the rest!
Please send entries to Christie Turner at christieturner@gmail.com. THANK YOU Christie for taking on this celebratory initiative.

Food Bank Update

On June 2 our UUFSD members and others bagged over 9,000 Lbs. of oranges and potatoes! These were delivered to those-in-need the very next day. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE when parents bring their kids. If they learn at this age that it’s important to help others, they’ll remember forever…THANKS all!

Email me if you’d like to join us occasionally – it’s always the 1st Thursday from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. sara@saraohara.com