In Solidarity with Charlottesville

We are touched by the tragedy that occurred in Charlottesville last week. A memorial service was held on Wednesday for Heather Heyer, the victim of the terrorist hate crime. Members of the Charlottesville community were asked to wear purple, Heather’s favorite color, to demonstrate solidarity with the meaning of her life.

We ask that members and friends wear purple to the Service on August 20. In addition we will distribute purple ribbons to everyone in solidarity with Heather Heyer and the other victims of the Charlottesville tragedy.

Love is Love: Songs of Liberty and Hope Oct 21

On Saturday, October 21, Hima Joshi and Christine Lehman, sopranos, and Katie Klaerich, pianist will perform Love is Love: Songs of Liberty and Hope. The performance will feature works by Barber, Bernstein, Faure, Laitman, and more.

The concert will be held in Founders Hall from 7-8:30 pm. All profits benefit the American Civil Liberties Union. Suggested donation is $20 (cash or check payable to UUFSD with “ACLU” in the memo). For more information, contact Chris Lehman at chrislehman8@gmail.com.

July Food Bank Results Are In!

In July at the San Diego Food Bank, UUFSD volunteers bagged 12,000 pounds of potatoes in just 2 hours! A great way to put “Service is our Prayer” in ACTION! Thanks everyone!

We had so many of you wanting to help this month. But the volunteer list filled so quickly that only a few from this group were able to make it. Remember, it’s always the first Thursday of the month.

So, if you have the Group code and have registered with the Food Bank already you can register WITH THEM on their website http://sandiegofoodbank.org as soon as you see that date listed. If you need the Group Code please email me sara@saraohara.com.

5th Principle Candidate Forum on Sep 10

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Indivisible Patriots invites Fellowship members and friends to join them for a voter education event on Sunday, September 10 from 12:15-1:30 pm in Founders Hall. The Unitarian Universalist 5th Principle promotes the use of the democratic process in society at large.

Bring your questions and come meet 49th Congressional District candidates Colonel Doug Applegate and Paul Kerr in person. This will be a great opportunity to educate yourself about their positions on issues of importance to you.

Note: All four declared candidates for the 49th have been invited to participate in this public forum.

5th Principle Campaign Sunday, August 6 at 11:00 am – Core Area

Indivisible Patriots invites you to live the UU Fifth Principle of utilizing the democratic process in society at large. Visit our table in the Core Area after services on Sunday, August 6. You can write a postcard to your elected official and/or register to vote. We’ll also be providing short demonstrations on how to use two free tools that make phoning and faxing your elected officials fast and easy. The time to engage your elected representatives is now!

July 6th Food Bank Volunteer Night

Join us on July 6th – its a wonderful way to help those in need LOCALLY, put SERVICE IS OUR PRAYER in ACTION, and strengthen our UUFSD community as well.

Our UUFSD Food Bank Volunteer Night is always the first Thursday of each month from 6 – 8 PM, and just 20 minutes from UUFSD. Anyone 11 years and older can help! Mostly we just put food in boxes on an assembly line or bag fresh produce – really easy, no lifting, no bending required, and great camaraderie.

In June we bagged 11,500 oranges – in just 2 hours! – Wow! Thanks everyone! LOVE, when we’re able to give fresh fruit 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!

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

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!