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Every Sunday – 10:00 – 11:00 AM

Steve Bartram will be taking “Passport” type photos that will go into the UUFSD Directory. Simple black and white, no frills, smiles only pictures. There will be a camera on a tripod and an “X” for you to stand on. No children, just adults.

Here is a sample of our own Vicky Newman:

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Become a UUFSD Board Member!

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From the Nominating Committee

We are seeking four leaders to join the board beginning in late June. Because there are so many gifted and qualified members that we may not know, we wanted to issue an invitation to nominate yourself for the board. This will be an exciting year and the board will have the chance to work with a new interim minister and to guide us as we consider important changes in the community.

Please contact us if you are interested:
Diane Masser-Frye: diane@masser-frye.com
Alejandra Chan: eauachan@yahoo.com
Christie Turner: christieturner@gmail.com

May 7: Food Bank Volunteer Night

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Food Bank Volunteer Night – Thursday May 7

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 PManyone 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.

Last month our team bagged 8,724 lbs. of oranges to give to 2,390 people – in just 2 hours! We can’t solve the world problems but we can make a difference right here, right now, one small effort at a time.

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

May 16: Best Exotic UU Auction

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 Best Exotic UU Auction

Saturday, May 16, 5:30 p.m. until the music stops!
Founder’s Hall

UUFSD 2015 Auction - Photo by Steve BartramMark your calendars for Saturday, May 16, when you can delight your senses with a journey to the Best Exotic UU Auction, featuring food and decorations that capture a South Asian, colorful, whimsical spirit. Join us in Founder’s Hall at 5:30 p.m. for an evening of enticing eats and alluring auction items, including fantastic dinners, gift certificates, tickets, raffles, trips …. you name it. Feel free to dress to fit the theme!

After the pledge drive, the auction is our most important fundraising event. Its success depends on having great auction items to bid on (dinners and gift certificates are highly desired). We ask you to solicit contributions from yourselves, businesses and organizations you patronize, friends who have businesses, and places you’d like to win prizes from. Each person or committee donating an event/dinner, a merchant donation, a gift basket, or a sponsorship will receive a free raffle ticket. The group or person providing the most donations will get a special prize and our eternal gratitude.

What makes a good auction item?

  • Gift certificates to restaurants (dinner for two), movie theater or other entertainment gift cards, certificates, or ticket vouchers. Sea World, Lego Land, Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, etc.
  • Gift certificates for services (dry cleaning, tax preparation, attorney time, consultation services, car wash/repair, haircuts, massages, manicures/pedicures, etc.), and fast food restaurants.
  • Retail gift certificates: Home Depot, Target, nurseries, Trader Joe’s, Henry’s, sporting goods, etc.
  • Classes for yoga, languages, arts, dance, etc. Kids classes/activities.
  • Dinners/events offered by members – whether a casual cookout for 4 or a fancy dinner for 8, social gatherings are great opportunities for us to get to know each other better.

To submit a donation online, visit bit.ly/uuauction2015.

24CD57A5-D3AF-4AA4-8653-EC26012F14CFThe donation form is also available for you to enter the information electronically by scanning the QR code to the left. Free QR code readers are available for use on smartphones through the Ap Store.

Entering the information online saves a lot of work for the Auction Team!

For a printable form, click HERE.

HERE is a merchant letter you can give to merchants you frequent, explaining our auction and soliciting a donation.

HERE is a receipt you can give to anyone providing a donation.

This year we are also offering sponsorships of $50 or $100 in exchange for an advertisement in our auction brochure. Click HERE for a sponsorship form.

Our donation kit also includes a Membership Map and two IRS letters showing UUFSD’s nonprofit status HERE and HERE.

You can also pick up hard copies of all these materials on the patio or in the UUFSD office.

For more information, email Tiffany Fox at tiffanymfox@gmail.com

UUFSD 2015 Auction - Photo by Steve Bartram

April 19: Sustainable Potluck Dinner & Presentation

Please join us! Sunday evening April 19

Potluck – UUFSD Founders Hall
5:30 – 6:30 PM

We’ll enjoy some good food in community & have time to share a few words about the dish we brought and how it contributes to our health & the health of the planet.

 Presentation – Earth-Friendly Eating for Personal & Planetary Health
6:30 – 7:30 PM

Vicky Newman, MS, RDN
Clinical Professor, Voluntary
Department of Family Medicine & Public Health
UC San Diego School of Medicine

To learn more, stop by our patio table after services and pick up information or download it HERE on how to design a dinner that’s good for you and better for the planet. You can also read more about sustainable diets on Vicky’s Blog. Then cook up a dish and bring it to share with other like-minded folks.

For more information:
Contact Vicky Newman vickymindful@gmail.com or Louise Garrett lovenlou@gmail.com

View a Flyer to print and share HERE

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April 10: de Benneville Pines Family Camp

de Benneville Pines Family Camp

Fri, April 10 – Sun, April 12

Explore the magic of the mountains with family and friends.
Enjoy hiking, crafts, singing, dancing, yoga, games, workshops and more.

•    Nourishment for the mind and body
•    Activities for all ages
•    Comfortable cabins
•    Homet Lodge a great place to gather around the fire

Online Registration Now Available!!!
Register HERE

For more information contact:
Phyllis Hauptfeld- phauptfeld@yahoo.com or call/text 760.525.8355
Chris Faller – cfaller5@gmail.com or call/text 858.344.0227
Susan Pernia – susan.b.pernia@gmail.com

Make Checks payable to ‘UUFSD deBenneville Weekend’. Drop in the DeBenneville Pines box in the office at UUFSD or mail payment to: 5174 Camino Playa Malaga, San Diego, CA 92124

April 2: Food Bank Volunteer Night

Food Bank Volunteer Night – Thursday April 2

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 PManyone 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.

Last month our team packed 16,200 lbs of food which equates to feeding 540 Seniors who need a bit extra each month – in just 2 hours! Each box contained a bag of beans, a box of pasta, a can of tomato sauce, a can of chicken and tuna, a bottle of juice and a box of cereal….If you let this sink in it’s hard to believe this sort of small portions is so needed by so many who live in our neighborhoods here in San Diego….we can’t solve the world problems but we can make a difference right here, right now, one small effort at a time.

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

UUFSD Joins Commit2Respond!

Climate Action & Environmental Justice at UUFSD

In 2015, UUs everywhere are being asked to be a part of Commit2Respond, which will be the focus of the Standing on the Side of Love campaign. Commit2Respond was inspired in large part by the success of Thirty Days of Love, and the question: What if we can bring together the UUSC, UUA, and UUs all over the country and our partners to work on one justice issue? Climate justice is already affecting marginalized people all over the globe, and with the Commit2Respond initiative we will stand on the side of love with all those affected. We invite you to embrace this new program with open arms as it, too, has the potential to change hearts.

The campaign will begin on March 22, World Water Day, and extend until April 22, Earth Day.

The UUFSD CAEJ Task Force is planning on hosting a series of talks and events leading up to and through the 30 days of Commit2Respond. These events are designed to inform, engage and educate the Fellowship and the larger community about the nature of the challenge that confronts us, and actions we can take to address them.

View our new Green Reading List containing book reviews, links to blogs and climate-related books and novels. The CAEJ Task Force is working with the Dream Builder’s Task Force to assure that our capital improvements will be sustainably designed and use best practices for energy and water conservation. We are also investigating whether UUFSD should participate in UUA’s Green Sanctuary program.

Climate change is a moral and ethical issue, not simply a scientific fact. Indeed, it is the moral issue of our times. What we do – or don’t do – in this generation, will shape the future for thousands of years to come. Humanity – for good or ill – has become a force of nature, fully equivalent to natural cycles. How we respond to this new status will determine what kind of world we bequeath our children and the generations that follow.

If you’re interested in joining the Task Force, contact Scott Thatcher or John Atcheson.