Food Bank Volunteer Night – Thursday July 2

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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.

In the words of one of our very wise UUFSD young helpers, Cameron, we did “Amazingly Well” in June we bagged enough potatoes for 2,888 meals for those in-need – in just 2 hours! We can’t solve all the world’s 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.co

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National ASK Day is June 21st

The ASK (Asking Saves Kids) Campaign promotes a simple idea with the potential to help keep kids safe. ASK, “Is there an unlocked gun in your house?” before sending your child over to play.

Please go to: https://askingsaveskids.org/

And read the cover page and watch the video. This isn’t just for Sandy Hook. It is for all of us. On Sunday The GVP Committee will be passing out who we would ASK for or about.

I would ASK for my nephew.

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June 27 • BEATING THE BORDER – TUMBIANDO LA LINEA Join us to make music that crosses borders, Saturday, June 27, 2015, 12:30-3:30 pm

Bring your drum and join us at Friendship Park, at the US/Mexico border, as we create the first ever cross-border drum circle. We’ll set up our chairs in a circle across both sides of the border fence and play rhythms together to promote friendship and solidarity through music. The event is free; just bring a drum and chair. Stay for the whole session or part of it.

Monete Marino (with Mo’Rhythm) will lead on the American side; Charlie Chavez (premier percussionist SD?TJ) and Mauricio Garcia (with Frontera Negra) will lead on the Mexican side.
We will car pool from UUFSD at 11:30 am. We recommend you bring a light lunch. For more information and directions to Friendship Park, contact Irv Himelblau at socialaction@uufsd.org.

A Taste of UU – Food & Music Festival, September 12, 2015 from 4-8 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 with Chalice’s Grunnion Run + other great UU musicians. Childcare will be provided (for ages 5 and younger). Registration is required – http://suunbbq2015.eventbrite.com. Questions? Contact Vicky at suun.events@gmail.com.

JUNE Generosity Sunday offering is for Kids For Peace – Used Paperback Books for Children

The UUFSD has recently partnered with Kids for Peace in a successful campaign to collect used paperback books for school children in rural Kenya.

KIDS FOR PEACE – UPLIFTING OUR WORLD THROUGH LOVE AND ACTION
MISSION: To cultivate every child’s innate ability to foster peace through cross-cultural experiences and hands-on arts, service and environmental projects.

MISSION: A safe and peaceful world where all people respect and care for each other and our planet. Kids for Peace serves as a model and inspiration for creating this reality with children leading the way, not only for today, but for generations to come.

June 4: Food Bank Volunteer Night

Food Bank Volunteer Night – Thursday June 4

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.

In the words of one of our very wise young helpers, Cameron, we did “Amazingly Well” in May: 480 boxes – 14, 400 LBS of food was prepared – 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

Exotic UU Auction was truly the BEST!

photoThe Best Exotic UU Auction team was truly the BEST! We had a great party, wonderful food, lovely music, Indian dancers, and our preliminary tally suggests that we will net at least $17,000 and possibly more. Be assured that in the next week or two you will be receiving email confirming what you purchased, notifying you of who purchased an event you offered, and/or a request to pay for what you won and information about where to pick up any gift cards or certificates you are due.

It took a lot of people to make this event the Best Exotic UU Auction. The core team included Caroline DeMar, Judy Sherman, Charlotte Wilson, Betsy Gilpin, Tiffany Fox, Maria Penny, and Kim Douwes. Special thanks to our wonderful auctioneers, Candice Nguyen and David Kelly, both members of our very own Fellowship. Many other people helped with decorations, cooking, cleanup, check in and check out, and more. We are grateful for all who gave and all who attended.

There are still a few events that are not completely full. We will post those soon to give everyone an opportunity to join the fun and support the Fellowship.

With gratitude,
Lisa Shaffer and the Auction Team

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