March 1: UUFSD Directory Photos

Sunday, March 1st – 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:

Vicky_Black_White

Feb 8: Creating a Community of Caring

Creating a Community of Caring

Join together on Sunday, February 8th, as the UUFSD Pastoral Care Team launches our Community of Caring Initiative. Sunday’s activities will include, a free luncheon, a Community Forum after the 2nd service on Being in Mindful Relationships, and the commencing of our Community of Caring Teams.

Contact Kellly Kelsoe for more information: Pastoralcare@uufsd.org

Feb 12: Climate Action Meeting

The Climate Action and Environmental Justice Group Task Force is planning on hosting a series of talks and events leading up to and through the 30 days of Commit2Respond March 22, World Water Day, and extend until April 22, Earth Day.

The group meets next on Thursday, Feb 12th at 5:30 pm. Please join us. Contact Scott Thacher for more information. Please join us!

Special activities at the planning stage include a ‘Eating for Personal & Planetary Health’ Lecture and Discussion and an Eco-bike Ride & Beach Clean-Up.

Here are ideas for the Sunday services–come and contribute thoughts at the next meeting on Thursday Feb. 12th at 5:30.

  • March 22nd: Set up the problem
  • March 29th: Voices of the Affected
  • April 5th: Easter Flower service
  • April 12th: Voices of Response, personal & political
  • April 19th: Assessment. Where do we go from here?

Feb 5: Volunteer at the Food Bank!

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 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 we our team filled bags for 760 families who will need help to make it through the long weekend. Each bag contained a bag of beans, a box of pasta, a can of tomato sauce and a can of chicken….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! Check out the pictures.

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

MyHandYourHand708x312

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

Jan 15: Food Bank Update

We did some GOOD!

Our team filled bags for 760 families who will need help to make it through the long weekend.
Each bag contained a bag of beans, a box of pasta, a can of tomato sauce and a can of chicken….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.

January 15 – 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 bagged 2500 lbs of apples and prepared 202 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

MyHandYourHand708x312

The Day-Timers Group

The Day-Timers is a new group being formed of senior men who are interested in gathering monthly to hang out, socialize, shoot the breeze and talk shop.
We’ll meet over a meal to talk about issues we have in common, discuss current events and/or tell jokes, among many possibilities.

We will meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 11:30 am, at the Encinitas Round Table Restaurant, 1321 Encinitas Blvd. (at El Camino Real, near Sprouts). The restaurant features all-you-can-eat pizza and salad bar for $6.99. The first gathering will be Tues., Jan 20, 2015. Come join us!

Call Ben Platnik for more information. 619-987-5324 (cell);or 858-794-5324 (home).

Jan 25-Feb 1: Interfaith Shelter Volunteers Needed

Interfaith Shelter Volunteers Needed
Jan 25- Feb 01

UUFSD will partner with St. James in Solana Beach to sponsor a week of the Interfaith Shelter Network. This will occur the week of Sunday January 25- Sunday February 01. We will need roughly 40 volunteers to help prepare and serve dinners, as well as 10-14 volunteers to serve as overnight chaperons during the week we host the shelter. Volunteering a night at the shelter can be a very humbling and enlightening experience as you engage and connect with the guests over dinner and conversation. If you have questions about the Interfaith Shelter program, or would like to get involved, please contact Kevin West at kevingwest@gmail.com

Location of Shelter: St. James Catholic Church 625 S Nardo Ave, Solana Beach, CA 92075
Dinner Volunteer Times: Arrive 6pm and leave by 7:30pm
Overnight Chaperon Volunteers: Arrive 7:30pm and Close 7am the next morning.
Signups: Contact kevingwest@gmail.com or 315.525.8180