UUFSD Is Energizing for a New Era

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Have you seen the “Why I Love UUFSD” poster in the core area on Sundays? The poster is part of the “UUFSD: Energizing for a New Era” pledge drive.

Our congregation has already accomplished a lot during the current fiscal year (2016-2017):

  • Called a new settled minister
  • Increased congregation size
  • Introduced new music leadership, doubling the size of choir
  • Supported a successful OWL program for our youngest UUs

Team Genero$ity hopes to gather enough pledges from our members and friends for the coming fiscal year (2017-2018) so UUFSD can continue to:

  • Increase membership
  • Grow our music program
  • Upgrade sound equipment
  • Build key reserves for campus repairs
  • Raise staff compensation to meet UUA guidelines
  • Add more congregational programs now that we have a settled minister

So, on March 19 and 26 please stop by the “Why I Love UUFSD” poster to enjoy the testimonials and share your own thoughts about why you love this community.

Have questions about the pledge drive? Send email pledge@uufsd.org.

Want to make your pledge for 2017-2018. Visit http://uufsd.org/giving/pledging/ on the UUFSD website.

Serving with Grace: Lay Leadership as Spiritual Practice

Rev. Meghan will again offer this six-week class on Wednesday evenings from April 12 to May 24, skipping April 26 when she will be away.

This class is for anyone looking for a creative way to relate to our community. The theme is congregational leadership as part of a spiritual path. It is based on a very short book which will be available for loan or purchase ($12) which is packed with innovative ways to make engagement both more fun and more meaningful.

Those who took the class last year were delighted and enriched by the experience, “Serving with Grace” is one module in our evolving curriculum for leadership and personal growth.

Contact Tracey at office@uufsd.org to sign up or ask questions.

Support for the Bridge Act, House of Representative Bill 496

support the bridge act House of Representative Bill 496

Our Immigration Reform Team is asking Representative Issa to cosponsor the bipartisan Bridge Act. The Bridge Act would give hundreds of thousands of Dreamers a temporary relief from deportation, keeping families intact, allow them to continue their education and work and allow them to pursue their dreams. If you are in Representative Issa’s congressional district, please pass by the Social Justice table and sign a letter supporting the Bridge Act.

Social Justice Action “Know Your Rights” Information Packets & Legal Workshop

Social Justice Information Packets

Our Immigration Reform and Education Team will continue to distribute “Know Your Rights” and “Prepare a Family Plan” packets for individuals who are vulnerable to arrest and deportation. In addition, we have flyers announcing a Know Your Rights Legal Workshop to take place at St Johns Catholic Church in Encinitas, on Wednesday, March 29.

Members are encouraged to deliver these packets and flyers to individuals and families that they know who might be affected by the new Executive Orders, currently being considered, relating to undocumented workers.

Please pass by the Social Justice table for packets and flyers.

New Member Ceremony is Sunday, March 26

Our UUFSD family is growing! The New Member Ceremony is Sunday, March 26!

Please join us during the second service as we recognize UUFSD’s newest members.
You’re invited to join us after service in the core area for celebratory refreshments!

Support for the Bridge Act, House of Representative Bill 496

Our Immigration Reform Team is asking Representative Issa to cosponsor the bipartisan Bridge Act. The Bridge Act would give hundreds of thousands of Dreamers a temporary relief from deportation, keeping families intact, allow them to continue their education and work and allow them to pursue their dreams. If you are in Representative Issa’s congressional district, please pass by the Social Justice table and sign a letter supporting the Bridge Act.

Food Bank Update

We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone

In March 604 seniors received a box of food by you putting ‘Service is our Prayer’ in ACTION. Thanks all! Contact Sara@SaraOhara.com if you’d like to help sometime. It’s always the 1st Thursday of each month from 6:00 – 8:00 and anyone over 10 can help!

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Camp DeBenneville Pines

Are you looking for a way to deepen your spiritual practice? Would you like a fun way to connect with other UUFSD friends? Could you use a little more fresh air in your life? If yes, then please consider joining us for our fellowship weekend at Camp DeBenneville Pines from April 7-9. We will spend Friday and Saturday nights in comfy cabins, have our meals provided by the lovely staff, and participate in organized fellowship activities throughout the weekend. Prefer to read your book privately in the woods? That’s OK too! The weekend is yours to enjoy but we hope you’ll choose to spend it with us in nature!