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 starting at 4:00 PM with our own UUFSD Band first up on the concert schedule. Other musical groups featured include Project Harmony (Chalice), Eklectic GrUUve (Palomar), Singchronicity (Friends of UUFSD), Apostles of Vibe (Palomar), and Kensington(Friends of Chalice’s Grunnion Run). Childcare will be provided (for ages 5 and younger).

Event is FREE, although donations are gladly accepted to defray cost of food.

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

Questions? Contact Vicky at vickymindful@gmail.com.

Taste_of_UU Flyer (PDF)

Sept. 9th — 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

Food for the Body and Spirit

Please join us on Saturday, September 19th at 5:30 PM in Fellowship Hall for

“Food for the Body and Spirit”

This enriching all-fellowship meeting will launch the 2015-2016 season of Sacred Circles.  The discussion will focus on the Unitarian Universalist 1st Principle: The inherent worth and dignity of every person. 

The sign-up for the Potluck Dinner will begin on August 23rd and we request a final RSVP no later than Sept 13th. We will be on the patio after church on Sundays to answer questions.

Sacred Circles foster a safe and trusting small group community that delves deeper into the principles of Unitarian Universalism and shares challenges and opportunities for manifesting them in our daily life.  The monthly Sacred Circle meetings begin in October and continue through May. We have four facilitators who have generously offered their time and home.  More information will be available at the September 19th meeting.

Contact: Linda Pratt at LGPratt@sbcglobal.net

National Hunger Action Month

Social Action Special CRC Annual
Food Drive: Sep 6 thru Sep 20, 2015
The Encinitas Community Resource Center has identified four items that are in short supply in the CRC food pantry.

CHILDRENS (Toddlers) PULL-UPS (not diapers)

Drop donations off at the Social Action Table in the Core area.

Cash donations also appreciated, the CRC can buy food products from local food banks organizations for pennies on the dollar.

Veterans for Peace Seeking Crew Members for Peace Boat

Veterans for Peace are seeking crew members for their historic “peace boat” – the Golden Rule. The Golden Rule recently docked in San Diego at the start of a new 10 year mission to promote peace. For its first two years, the Golden Rule will make port stops up and down the west coast carrying on its educational mission for peace, nuclear disarmament, safe, sustainable energy and a clean environment. For more information on how you can help or join the crew, visit the website of the VFP Golden Rule Project at: http://www.vfpgoldenruleproject.org

The Golden Rule

Primer on Hospice Care

Hospice provides medical, emotional and spiritual support to individuals at the end of life. Most insurance companies including Medicare provide hospice care when the decision is made by health care providers and patient alike that the curative form of medical are is no longer viable or desirable. The hospice interdisciplinary team consisting of physician, nurse, social worker, chaplain, home health aide and volunteer provide the care wherever the person lives- in the home, nursing facility or hospital. During this conversation, we will discuss hospice history, hospice philosophy and the Medicare benefit and services. We will also discuss hospice bereavement services provided after the death to caregivers and family.

No need to pre-register–come one, come all!

Date: 09/26/2015
Time: 9:00am – 10:30am
Location: Founders Hall
Speaker: Robin Fiorelli, Sr. Director Bereavement and Volunteers, VITAS Healthcare

Contact info: David Naimark, davidnaimark@hotmail.com