Volunteers Wanted for Food Distribution Center

Do you have some free time this summer? If so, please join other UUFSD volunteers at the Community Resource Center (CRC) food distribution center, 656 Second Street, Encinitas on Thursdays, 10am-12:30pm. June is covered, but we could use your help in July, August and/or September.

Activities include helping CRC clients “shop” for food from the pantry shelves, unloading/sorting incoming donations of food and household items, and re-stocking pantry shelves. Details at our Sign Up Genius page: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409054fa8a823ab9-volunteering or contact Susan Miller at susan3733@gmail.com. No experience necessary!

Wanted: Coordinator for LGBTQ Social Justice Action Program

UUFSD Social Justice Action (SJA)

The SJA is looking for a coordinator for our LGBTQ program. The coordinator communicates with LGBTQ partner organizations to identify ongoing programs for fellowship participation. The coordinator encourages other fellowship members to join in local and national LGBTQ events.
Interested parties should contact Irving Himelblau at socialjustice@uufsd.org

The SJA Human Rights Task Force is looking for a co-coordinator (to join Irv Himelblau) for the Immigration Reform and Education program. Coordinators plan action items including, but not limited to legal clinics, voter registration, bearing witness at border events, etc. They also outreach to partner organizations in an effort to widen the scope of projects in which members and friends of the fellowship can participate.

Interested parties should contact Irving Himelblau at socialjustice@uufsd.org

Wear Orange on June 2 – Demand to Be Seen

Watch the video regarding this program to raise awareness on National Gun Violence Awareness Day: https://wearorange.org/about/

Gun violence kills more than 90 Americans every day and injures hundreds more. That’s why this June 2nd on National Gun Violence Awareness Day, Americans across the country will Wear Orange–a color that demands to be seen–to send the powerful message that there is more we can do to end gun violence. Join the #WearOrange movement.

We will have information and orange ribbons at the Social Justice Table on the Patio on Sunday, June 4. Please wear orange as much as you can during the entire month of JUNE and help us raise awareness on this important issue. Check out the Bulletin Board with information about Gun Violence so you can educate yourself on the issue and the daily tragedies.

Also – TBD – an ASK Program follow up meeting for parents and interested community members will be scheduled for this month. We hope to have information on this meeting at the info table as well. THANK YOU!

June 1st Food Bank Volunteer Night!

Join us on June 1st – its a wonderful way to help those in need LOCALLY, put SERVICE IS OUR PRAYER in ACTION, and strengthen our UUFSD community as well.

In May 2800 lbs. of corn was bagged for those in-need – Wow! Yhanks everyone! LOVE, when we’re able to give fresh food to San Diegans!

The San Diego Food Bank distributes more than 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! PLUS it’s fun!

Our Food Bank Volunteer Night is always the first Thursday of each month from 6 – 8 PM, and just 20 minutes from UUFSD. Anyone over 10 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, and great camaraderie. In April we husked 2500 pieces of corn – in just 2 hours!

For more information and to register, you MUST contact Sara Ohara for the special UUFSD Group code: sara@saraohara.com

4th Annual “Wear Orange Walk” on June 3

MOMS Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is sponsoring the 4th Annual “Wear Orange Walk” at the Tidelands Park on Coronado Island from 9 AM to 12 PM on 3 June 2017. This is the rally in support of National Gun Violence Awareness Day. See fliers on the patio or contact Steve Bartram at BlackBart7562@gmail.com for details.

May Food Bank Update

We all bagged 2800 pieces of corn at the SD Food Bank this month! It feels sooooo good working together to help others. If you would like to help out at the Food Bank occasionally just email me for the special Group Code you need: sara@saraohara.com

In Our Own Voice – Sun May, 21

Sun., May 21: 12:15 – 1:30, Lunch provided. Open to the public

UUFSD will host this presentation of hope and determination by individuals living with mental illness. Know someone with mental health conditions you’d like to understand better? You will! In Our Own Voice presentations change attitudes, assumptions and stereotypes by describing the reality of living with mental illness.

Presented by representatives from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), North Coastal San Diego County Chapter