San Diego Food Bank on Thurs, Nov 2

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Join us on November 2 at the San Diego Food Bank.

It is a wonderful way to help those in need LOCALLY, put SERVICE IS OUR PRAYER in ACTION, and strengthen our UUFSD community as well. For more information and to register, you MUST contact Sara Ohara for the special UUFSD Group code: sara@saraohara.com

Our UUFSD Food Bank Volunteer Night is always the first Thursday of each month from 6 – 8 PM, and just 20 minutes from UUFSD. Anyone 11 years and older can help! Mostly we just put food in boxes on an assembly line or bag fresh produce – really easy, no lifting, no bending required, and great camaraderie.

In Oct. we bagged 8,483 lbs, of plums – in just 2 hours! – Wow! Thanks everyone! LOVE, when we’re able to give fresh fruit to San Diegans!

The San Diego Food Bank distributes more than 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! PLUS it’s fun!

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

5th Annual Vigil in Remembrance of the Victims of Gun Violence

On Sunday, December 10, from 4:30 to 6 PM, UUFSD will host the 5th Annual Vigil in Remembrance of the Victims of Gun Violence. Special guest will be Sandy Anglican-Phillips, the co-founder of Jessie’s Message along with her husband Lonnie who founded this group to honor the memory of their daughter, Jessica Ghawi, a news reporter killed in the Aurora Theater on July 20, 2012.

Please join us again as we pay tribute to the effort of people who want to end gun violence and the memory of those we have lost.

Socially Responsible Investing Forum

Socially Responsible Investing or Impact Investing is the process of investing money in corporations, infrastructure and community development that are not causing social or environmental harm. The designation of Socially Responsible companies is based on scrutinizing business practices: the treatment of employees, customers, communities and the environment and by being respectful of social justice and ethical issues. This would possibly filter or omit investments in gas, oil and fracking, manufacturing guns, sweat shops, industry that pollutes oil or water, some drug companies etc.

It is an investment approach that integrates environmental, social and governance values (ESG) into financial analysis and decision-making. Socially responsible investments can be made in individual companies, socially conscious mutual funds or an index fund.

Imagine if everyone invested their money responsibly, doing business in the US would be entirely different.

The Socially Responsible Investing Forum will be held on Sunday, October 22, at 12:15 pm, shortly after the second service. A light lunch will be served. Please RSVP hecht.deb@gmail.com or 808-989-3222.

BRING FRIENDS AND FAMILY!

Do Black Lives Matter?

Ask this and other important questions to County of San Diego District Attorney candidate Genevieve Jones-Wright at a 5th Principle Meet The Candidate Event on Sunday, October 29 from 12:20 pm – 1:20 pm in Fellowship Hall.

According to the New York Civil Liberties Union, “District attorneys are among the most powerful players in our justice system … the choices they make impact critical social issues, including … racial disparities … and criminal justice reform.” Indivisible Patriots invites Fellowship members and friends to join them for this voter education event. Both declared candidates for County of San Diego District Attorney were invited to participate.

Children’s Trick or Treating for Charity

Sunday, October 29th from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Be prepared to bring all your loose change on October 29th as the children of the fellowship will be trick or treating to raise money for Puerto Rico Disaster Relief. The people of Puerto Rico are still in need of food, water, and fuel plus they face the daunting task of repairing roads, rebuilding, and restoring communications . If you are an adult we ask that you gather up all your loose change and bring it that day to help the people of Puerto Rico. All donations will be sent to United for Puerto Rico, a disaster relief fund started by Beatriz Rossello, the first lady of Puerto Rico. If you are child please wear a costume if you would like to and meet us on the patio at 10:00 a.m. to help us collect the money for Puerto Rico Disaster Relief between services.

Oct. Food Bank Report

Wowsie, 8,483 lbs. of plums were bagged by our group in Oct. and given to those in-need the very next day. AND we had a silly bag-wearing hat party but unfortunately the pictures came out blurry. We’ll have to do it again next month. Thanks All!

We always volunteer the 1st Thursday of the month from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Anyone 11 and over can help so would love to see families helping out. When kids learn to help as youngsters, they usually never stop. SERVICE IS OUR PRAYER! Remember you MUST email me for our Group Code sara@saraohara.com

Show and Tell, and Potluck on Friday, October 13

Looking for a memorable and FUN activity that deepens bonds and strengthens friendships? Come to the Show & Tell Potluck on Friday, October 13, from 6 to 9 pm.

You are invited to share an interest, special memory or recent project.

Please bring food to share for the potluck at 6 pm. The show and tell activity will be at 7 pm. Dessert is a birthday cake for Adrienne’s birthday and all the other fall celebrations.