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 Commit2Resond. 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.

December 4: Food Bank Volunteer Night

December 4- Join Us!

One of our volunteers just responded with this:
“What a great break from the hustle-bustle of commercial Xmas!” SO TRUE!

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 6 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 we bagged 2000 lbs of pears and prepared 272 Friday Take-Home bags for kids! – in just 2 hours!

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! Check out the pictures.

Email Sara Ohara for more information: sara@saraohara.com

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December 9: Pastoral Care Workshop

Founders Hall
7:00 – 8:30 PM

“Happiness Is……….”

Dr. Ansar Haroun, Professor of Psychiatry at UCSD, will present a lecture on the biological, social, psychological, and religious underpinnings of the concept of “happiness”.

For the last 25 years, Dr. Haroun has been a psychiatrist in San Diego, practicing the conventional biomedical model of treating unhappiness / depression, but also studying alternative models, which incorporate the wisdom of the great Masters (Buddha, Jesus, Ghazali and Farabi etc).

He will synthesize the wisdom of the sages, and explain where the western biomedical model should or should not be applied.

Dessert and Coffee will be served!!

Contact David Naimark for more information: office@uufsd.org

November 16: Crafts Fair

UUFSD Crafts’s Fair Sunday

November 16

This year, our Art Fair will be held on Sunday, November 16, between the services and following the second service. This is a chance to exhibit your work before the congregation and even sell some of it, with 35% of your proceeds going to the Fellowship.

To sign up, please download the Application HERE or contact Betsy Gilpin: membership@uufsd.org before September 29th or after October 22nd and she will send you an application.

The application fee is $20, but this will be rebated from the 35% of your sales that goes to UUFSD. The deadline for submitting your application is Thursday, November 6th. Hanging art will be put up in Founders’ Hall on Saturday, November 15th from 1:00 to 4:00pm. All artists should arrive by 8:00AM on November 16th to set up their tables. There will be monitors during the services to watch over the exhibits.

November 6: 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 PManyone over 6 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 we prepared 468 boxes of food for Seniors and 384 Friday Take-home bags of food for children – in just 2 hours!

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! Check out the pictures.

Email Sara Ohara for more information: sara@saraohara.com

Oct. Food Bank Volunteer Report

We prepared 468 boxes of food for Seniors and 384 Friday Food-packs for kids in just 2 hours – that’s over 160,000 lbs of food for those in need in San Diego!

We normally meet on the 1st Thursday and our next night will be Thursday November 6th. See below for contact information if you’d like to help.

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 – 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! Check out the pictures.

Email Sara Ohara for more information: sara@saraohara.com

Oct. 26: SAC-CRC Special Food Drive

Let’s Help Our Neighbors!

SUNDAY, October 26
SAC-CRC SPECIAL FOOD DRIVE

The Encinitas CRC has identified three items that are in very short supply
in the CRC Food Pantry. OUR GOAL IS TO PROVIDE 100 UNITS EACH OF: LAUNDRY
DETERGENT; COOKING OIL; OATMEAL. We half way to reaching our
goal. Please drop off donations at the Social Action Table in the Core
Area. Monetary donations also appreciated. THANKS!