Many of you may know UU Member Tanja Winter. A celebration of her life and work for Peace and Justice will be held on Saturday, March 22 from 2-5 pm at the San Diego First Church of the Brethren (3850 Westgate Place, San Diego). Please RSVP to Mia at firstname.lastname@example.org
Prison Reform, Not Prison Construction
Katie Wheeler will present Prison Reform, Not Prison Construction: Looking at the potential costs and comparative impacts to the community of decisions in the prison industry.
Sunday March 2, 10:10 – 10:50 AM
Contact Nancy Harmon for more information: email@example.com
The Social Action Committee welcomes proposals for projects from members of the congregation. We engage in projects that assist those in immediate need, empower those who require new skills and resources to take control of their lives. Click HERE to submit your Project!
In February we bagged 4800 lbs of oranges for those locally who need a bit of assistance – in just 2 hours! Join us at the next Food Bank Volunteer night on Thursday March 6th from 6 – 8 PM. Anyone over 7 years old can help! We meet the 1st Thursday of each month. Usually we just put food in boxes on an assembly line – 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in joining us.
For 25 years members of the UUFSD have been part of the Interfaith Shelter; 60 Congregations of ALL denominations that provide housing, meals and transportation for homeless families. On January 27th Kathy, Kathryn, Renae, Barbara, Gene, Mike, Sara, Karen, and Charles volunteered by providing dinner and fellowship to these brave families. A big Thanks to Kathy Faller and Kevin West for organizing this.
Generosity Sunday Recipient - January 26, 2014
NAMI North Coastal San Diego’s “In Our Own Voice” Program
NAMI-North Coastal San Diego is an all-volunteer organization of nearly 300 member families and individuals serving hundreds more in North San Diego County. Simply, we are families and individuals helping and advocating for families and individuals who happen to be touched by a major brain disorder such as bipolar, depression, schizophrenia, etc.
Program: The chapter’s “In Our Own Voice”
The program is a powerful resource that helps reduce stigma and educate the community, including health care and law enforcement providers. “I.O.O.V.” is a collaborative effort of recovering individuals who share compelling and personal testimonies of coping with mental illness while reclaiming rich and meaningful lives.
Generosity Sunday contributions from UUFSD members will be used to operate the 2014 program, including a small stipend to In Our Own Voice presenters, travel expense reimbursement and training materials. The program’s 2014 goals include:
- training at least four more presenters
- providing 8 presentations per month
Who is NAMI North Coastal?
NAMI-North Coastal San Diego is a grass-roots, all volunteer organization and affiliate of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) national organization founded in 1979, headquartered in Arlington VA It offers free monthly educational meetings, attended by 50 – 100, support groups and NAMI’s signature 10- and 12-week education programs for those with major brain disorders and their families, friends, caretakers and the community. Membership is not required for any of our programs or services.
Contact Wenda Alvarez for more information: email@example.com
Join us at out next volunteer evening at the San Diego Food Bank on Thursday February 6th in the Miramar area; just 20 minutes from UUFSD! It’s from 6:00 – 8:00 PM – anyone over 7 years old can help! In January we sorted 10,000 lbs. of food for those in need locally – in 2 hours! We meet the 1st Thursday of each month. Anyone over 7 can help. Mostly we just put food in boxes on an assembly line – 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in joining us.
Ask not what your community can do for you
Ask what you can do for your community
The Social Action And Building and Grounds Committees are participating in a joint effort during the Standing on the Side of Love Month. Join us on Saturday, February 1, for the morning or the afternoon, or better yet, come for both. We will supply lunch after the morning work and before the afternoon work.
Saturday Morning 9:00 – 12:00 Grounds Maintenance Activities
Lunch 12:00 – 1:00
Saturday Afternoon 1:00 – 4:00 Housecleaning of the Buildings and grounds
More information and sign-ups at the Happening Table in the Core Area between services and after the second service. More information: BuildingandGrounds@uufsd.org
At our January Volunteer night at the San Diego Food Bank we sorted 10,000 lbs. of food for those in need locally – in 2 hours! We meet the 1st Thursday of each month. Anyone over 7 can help! To join us at out next one on Feb. 6th contact: email@example.com THANKS ALL!
The Day Laborer’s Lunch Program, which is part of UUFSD’s Immigration Reform Project, has been successful at many levels. On the first Saturday of each month we prepare and distribute bag lunches to the groups of men hoping for work at various sites in Encinitas (e.g. Home Depot). We started out preparing 50 lunches. However, these last two months there have been more workers and we are now preparing 75 lunches. The men are getting to know us – and we them – as some are also beginning to express interest in citizenship or basic information re. resources. We hand out a sheet of paper with information on UUFSD and to educate them about their rights as non-citizens as well as the resources available through UURISE to help them obtain green cards and citizenship if that is what they wish to do.
We especially want to encourage families with children to participate as the children have enjoyed preparing the lunches and saying hello to the workers as they give them a lunch. The children are also asking some very meaningful questions about immigration, etc. Anyone interested in participating in this service project can contact firstname.lastname@example.org and Nancy Harmon email@example.com who are the coordinators.