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.

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Generosity Sunday & Social Action Forum — August 23, 2015

Border Angels is an all volunteer, non profit organization that advocates for human rights, humane immigration reform, and social justice with a  special focus on issues related to issues related to the US-Mexican border. Border Angels engages in community education and awareness programs that include guided trips to the desert to place water along migrant crossing routes as well as to the border to learn about the history of US-Mexico border policy and experience the border fence firsthand. Border Angels also conducts a day laborer outreach and a free legal assistance program.

Enrique Morones, Director of Border Angels will conduct a forum on “Before we were us, we were them” following the service, in Founders Hall, at 11:15

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Annual Beach Party

It’s not too late to sign up to attend the annual Beach Party offered at the May auction. So we can plan on the appropriate quantity of food, please RSVP to Betsy Gilpin (betsygilpin01@gmail.com 760-230-2515). We will serve hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, salads, soft drinks and dessert. $10/person or $25 max/family. This year the party is at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas.

Aug. 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 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

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Change of Date for Backpack Assembly

New Date: AUGUST 2, 2015 AT 11:15 am
Location: FOUNDERS HALL

The Social Action Backpack Group will assemble backpacks for the CRC, Stand Up For Kids, and the Colonia Carretas on Sunday, August 2, 2015, at 11:15 a.m., in Founders Hall.

WE REALLY NEED HELP!!! PLEASE SIGN UP THIS SUNDAY, JULY 26 AT THE BACKPACK TABLE IN THE CORE AREA OR CONTACT LIVIA WALSH AT livwalsh1@gmail.com

Mindful Self Compassion — A Half Day Introductory Workshop

Learn to Offer Yourself Kindness, Ease and Encouragement vs. Harsh Criticism

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Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is a research-based cutting edge program developed by Kristen Neff, PhD and Chris Germer, PhD.

The full 8 week program has been found to:
*DECREASE Anxiety
*DECREASE Depression
*DECREASE Stress
*INCREASE Relationship Satisfaction
*INCREASE Healthy Habits
*INCREASE Well-Being

When & Where: Saturday, August 1st, 9:00am-12:00pm - Palmer Library
Fee: $30.00 – This is a UUFSD Auction Item. All proceeds will be donated to the UUFSD General Fund

Livia Walsh, RN, and Licensed Psychotherapist, has been trained by Neff and Germer and authorized to teach this program. She offers the full 8 week program in both her private practice in Encinitas as well as at UC San Diego’s Center for Mindfulness where she is a senior teacher.

For more information on this workshop or the 8 week program, please contact Livia Walsh at: livwalsh1@gmail.com

Food Bank Volunteer Night – Thursday, August 6

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.

Food Bank Update: This week we bagged 7,200 lbs. of plums which will be enjoyed by children who would otherwise not have any fresh fruit most days. Thank you all so very much! Our next Volunteer Night is Thurs. August 6th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.

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

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