October 24th — House Concert

Rock out with the UUSFD band at the house of Steve and Joyce Wallace. Enjoy a fun social gathering with great music and friends. All proceeds to the UUSFD as part of their annual fundraising.

Details: Tickets: $20
Location: Home of Joyce Qaqundah and Steve Wallace
Date/Time: October 24th at 6pm. Band starts at 7pm
Light food and drinks provided

RSVP to joycieq@hotmail.com

Introducing your Transition Team

Introducing your Transition Team

The Transition Team was appointed to assist Rev. Meghan to get to know our congregation. The team is meant to represent a cross-section of UUFSD members and is composed of members Steve Bartram, Caroline Del Mar, Roger Harmon, Dave ‘didge’ Masser-Frye, and Robin Mitchell. The team is an on-call resource to Rev. Meghan, and meets with her periodically to discuss ideas and provide feedback. Feel free to reach out to us anytime with your comments, questions and concerns by sending an email to transition@uufsd.org.

New Ministry Start-Up Workshop Completed

A big thank you to the 50+ individuals who joined the New Ministry Start-Up workshop in Fellowship Hall on Sat. a.m. Sept. 19! (See attached photo.) The facilitation by Rev. Jonipher Kwong, Congregational Life Staffer with our UUA Pacific Western Region was superb. He led us in identifying important events, patterns, strengths and “creative tensions” in our congregation’s past and present and in expressing some of our hopes and wishes for our work during the next two years with Rev. Meghan. The following afternoon the Board and the Transition Team reviewed the previous day’s work and discussed how me might most effectively support Rev. Meghan and all in our beloved community. More on that as we move forward. Please share your thoughts on any topic with Board Members (board@uufsd.org), the Transition Team (transition@uufsd.org) and with Rev. Meghan (revmeghan@uufsd.org). Blessings to all.

From your Transition Team.

Social Action Immigration Reform and Education Task Force

September 22, 2015 was truly a milestone in our task force’s work for immigration reform and social justice. We, at the UUFSD were the leaders in organizing a community forum on “Know Your Rights.” By all measures, the “Know Your Rights” forum was a huge success. Over 50 participants, and many children, attended. This was a great tribute to our outreach efforts to churches, restaurants, community organizations, markets, etc.

We put together a coalition of five organizations, the UUFSD, ACLU, UURISE, North County Immigration Task Force and the Encinitas Library. We also invited civil and health organizations to participate with information tables. The comments we received from the presenters, those staffing the tables and participants were superlative, both in terms of community participation and the content of the forum. The comprehensive agenda touched on vital issues facing the Hispanic immigrant population, DACA and DAPA, explanation of the rights of immigrants when confronted with civil authorities, and information on AB 60, how to obtain drivers licenses.

But perhaps the most significant part of the forum was the break out session following the presentations. Six immigration attorneys and the NCITF expert on AB60 met with over 40 participants on a one on one basis to answer their concerns. The session was to end at 8:00 pm and we were able to extend that time so that everyone that needed counseling received it.

In continuing to make a difference in people’s lives,
Livia Walsh, Nancy Harmon, Roger Harmon, Irv Himelblau,
Immigration Reform and Education Task Force

Death Cafe North County Coastal

Death Cafe is a non-profit international movement that brings people together to eat cake and have a lively conversation about death. Death Cafes offer an open, neutral and confidential space. This event is free, open to all and is offered with no intention of leading participants toward any conclusion, product or course of action. The sole objective of the Death Café experience is to increase awareness of death, while helping people make the most of their lives. Refreshments — including cake! — will be served. The event will be held in the UUFSD Core Area.

Date/Time: 10/17/2015 from 2pm to 4pm

Registration is required at http://bit.ly/deathcafenorthcountycoastal.

For more information, contact tiffanymfox@gmail.com

Oct. 1st — 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

NOTE for Victor. Please use the Title of “Oct. 1st - Food Bank Volunteer Night” so this is what appears on the Home page and please make it a STICKY POST until Oct. 2nd. Thanks!

Saturday, October 10, 2015 — Pride by the Beach

Pride North County is sponsoring the “2015 Pride by the Beach,” celebrating the LGBTQ community.  Pride North County wants to show that everyone matters!  It’s time to celebrate everyone no matter who they are regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, etc.

The UUFSD Social Action Committee, Chalice UU Fellowship and Paloma UU Fellowship are among the many co sponsors of “2015 PRIDE BY THE BEACH.” We three congregations will also have a booth at the event. Volunteers are needed to help staff the booth. If you are able to devote an hour or two to this event please sign up at sign up: http://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/ptewr. There is a parking structure at Civic Center and Ditmar Streets in Oceanside, which is on one of the entrances into “Pride by the Beach.”