Human Crises in Palestine “Food, Film & Forum”

Saturday, February 27, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, in Founders Hall.

The SAC Human Rights Task Force in partnership with Jewish Voices for Peace is sponsoring a “FOOD, FILM & FORUM” on the human crises facing Palestinians in the occupied territories of the Palestinian West Bank and Gaza. We will explore the human suffering caused by Israel’s illegal land seizures, military rule, demolishing of homes, building illegal settlement, movement curtailment and denial of basic civil rights. The program includes authentic Palestinian food, followed by the movie “Stones Cry Out, The Plight of Palestinian Christians,” and a panel question and answer/discussion.
Suggested donation Adults $15, Students/Youth $10.

Proceeds for the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee Global Refugee Crises Fund.

Please RSVP to: edsweed@gmail.com

Volunteer at the SD Food Bank!

Help at the SD Food Bank! 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 January we bagged 3,000 LBS of carrots – 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!

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

New Group: Senior Activity and Discussion Group

Are you (or someone you know) interested in our Senior Activity and Discussion Group?

We have a NEW group for those 55 and older, to share discussions AND activities. This group will meet at least once a month and as often as once a week. The structure is open with everyone collaborating on ideas for meetings, events, outings etc.

This will be as varied and collaborative as we can create! Beginning in February.
Contact Adrienne adrienne@uufsd.org or call the office to join the sign up list. You can also add your name to the sign up sheet on the Happenings tableon Sunday.

Jan. 24 — Social Action (SAC) Quarterly Planning Meeting

This is an open invitation to members and friends to attend the first quarterly SAC planning meeting of 2016. Join us for a light lunch in Founders Hall on Sunday, January 24, after the second service, at 12:15. We are a vibrant social justice committee and we will be talking about our current and new projects for the upcoming year. Come and be part of our social justice family.

Contact: socialaction@uufsd.org

Jan. 18 — Gathering in Solidarity with Muslim Women at Balboa Park

After the recent horrific terrorist attacks, many Muslim women, particularly those who wear the hijab or headscarf, have been targeted as victims of hate crimes and disrimination across the nation and in our very own city of San Diego.

Join The League of Women Voters and The Islamic Center of San Diego for a Gathering in Solidarity with Muslim Women

Monday, January 18, 2016 at 2:00 pm
Balboa Park: 6th Ave and Laurel St, San Diego, CA 92103

Wear your headscarf and come show support! Additional scarves will be provided.
We will be joined by our friends of many faiths and backgrounds. All are welcome.

Invitation to Attend a Masjid Al-Ittehad Mosque Open House

From the Social Action Committee

We have received an invitation to attend a MASJID AL-ITTEHAD MOSQUE OPEN HOUSE on Sunday, December 20, 2015, from 1 to 2:30 pm.

The Mosque is located at 925 Anza Ave, Vista, CA, 92084.

The program includes:
• Introductions
• Observe congregational prayer.
• Understanding the faith of Islam, discussing similarities amongst us.
• Opportunity to ask questions.
• Lunch and socializing.

Jan 7 Join us at the SD Food Bank

January 7
6:00 – 8:00 PM

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 Dec. we made 540 boxes to help 540 Seniors – in JUST 2 HOURS! You all are amazing!!

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

Ho Ho HELP!

THIS WEEKEND! Collection Drive to help the Community Resource Center (CRC) meet their holiday goals. They have LOTS of food and Baby Clothes, but are in great need of Jackets(for pre-teen and older), Blankets and new, unwrapped Toys.
Can you help out during this 11th hour? Please and thank you! Last call for donations is December 17th.

Saving money this season but have time to share? There are still open spots for volunteers! Please go to http://crcncc.org.hb there are volunteer spots for Predistribution and also go to http://vols.pt/qLzZTf for Distribution volunteer opportunities.
Please contact Adrienne with any questions or donation pledges for the CRC holiday. Thank you! Adrienne@uufsd.org

Generosity Sunday: The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence works to pass, enforce, and protect sensible laws and public policy that address gun violence at the federal and state levels. We do this by engaging and activating the American public, electing officials who support common sense gun laws, and increasing public awareness of gun violence.