San Diego Food Bank on Thurs, Nov 2

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Join us on November 2 at the San Diego Food Bank.

It is a wonderful way to help those in need LOCALLY, put SERVICE IS OUR PRAYER in ACTION, and strengthen our UUFSD community as well. For more information and to register, you MUST contact Sara Ohara for the special UUFSD Group code: sara@saraohara.com

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 Oct. we bagged 8,483 lbs, of plums – 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

5th Annual Vigil in Remembrance of the Victims of Gun Violence

On Sunday, December 10, from 4:30 to 6 PM, UUFSD will host the 5th Annual Vigil in Remembrance of the Victims of Gun Violence. Special guest will be Sandy Anglican-Phillips, the co-founder of Jessie’s Message along with her husband Lonnie who founded this group to honor the memory of their daughter, Jessica Ghawi, a news reporter killed in the Aurora Theater on July 20, 2012.

Please join us again as we pay tribute to the effort of people who want to end gun violence and the memory of those we have lost.

Socially Responsible Investing Forum

Socially Responsible Investing or Impact Investing is the process of investing money in corporations, infrastructure and community development that are not causing social or environmental harm. The designation of Socially Responsible companies is based on scrutinizing business practices: the treatment of employees, customers, communities and the environment and by being respectful of social justice and ethical issues. This would possibly filter or omit investments in gas, oil and fracking, manufacturing guns, sweat shops, industry that pollutes oil or water, some drug companies etc.

It is an investment approach that integrates environmental, social and governance values (ESG) into financial analysis and decision-making. Socially responsible investments can be made in individual companies, socially conscious mutual funds or an index fund.

Imagine if everyone invested their money responsibly, doing business in the US would be entirely different.

The Socially Responsible Investing Forum will be held on Sunday, October 22, at 12:15 pm, shortly after the second service. A light lunch will be served. Please RSVP hecht.deb@gmail.com or 808-989-3222.

BRING FRIENDS AND FAMILY!

Do Black Lives Matter?

Ask this and other important questions to County of San Diego District Attorney candidate Genevieve Jones-Wright at a 5th Principle Meet The Candidate Event on Sunday, October 29 from 12:20 pm – 1:20 pm in Fellowship Hall.

According to the New York Civil Liberties Union, “District attorneys are among the most powerful players in our justice system … the choices they make impact critical social issues, including … racial disparities … and criminal justice reform.” Indivisible Patriots invites Fellowship members and friends to join them for this voter education event. Both declared candidates for County of San Diego District Attorney were invited to participate.

Children’s Trick or Treating for Charity

Sunday, October 29th from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Be prepared to bring all your loose change on October 29th as the children of the fellowship will be trick or treating to raise money for Puerto Rico Disaster Relief. The people of Puerto Rico are still in need of food, water, and fuel plus they face the daunting task of repairing roads, rebuilding, and restoring communications . If you are an adult we ask that you gather up all your loose change and bring it that day to help the people of Puerto Rico. All donations will be sent to United for Puerto Rico, a disaster relief fund started by Beatriz Rossello, the first lady of Puerto Rico. If you are child please wear a costume if you would like to and meet us on the patio at 10:00 a.m. to help us collect the money for Puerto Rico Disaster Relief between services.

Oct. Food Bank Report

Wowsie, 8,483 lbs. of plums were bagged by our group in Oct. and given to those in-need the very next day. AND we had a silly bag-wearing hat party but unfortunately the pictures came out blurry. We’ll have to do it again next month. Thanks All!

We always volunteer the 1st Thursday of the month from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Anyone 11 and over can help so would love to see families helping out. When kids learn to help as youngsters, they usually never stop. SERVICE IS OUR PRAYER! Remember you MUST email me for our Group Code sara@saraohara.com

Take Action to End Gun Violence

TAKE ACTION! SEND an EMAIL to your Congressmen and Senators to introduce gun control legislation.

WHY? Through October 8, 2017 there have been 47,534 gun incidents, 11,883 deaths, 24,162 injuries and 277 mass shootings.

CONTACT YOUR CONGRESSMEN AND SENATORS (contact info below)
You can cut and paste the following into the comment section of their email form:

I SUPPORT GUN CONTROL LEGISLATION that will:
Require background checks on ALL firearm purchases.
No gun sales to people on the No Fly List
No gun sales to people who have been convicted of domestic violence or have a restraining order by a spouse/ partner
No sales to mentally ill people
Limit high capacity magazines and repeating ammunition clips.
Ban silencers and bump stocks.
Thank you.

MAKE SURE TO SIGN YOUR NAME!!

ELECTED OFFICIALS CONTACT INFORMATION: Click or cut and paste in your URL line to go to the individual contact forms for each Congressmen and Senator:

Congressman:
Darrel Issa (49th District): https://issa.house.gov/contact
Scott Peters (52nd District) https://scottpeters.house.gov/contact

Senators:
Feinstein, Dianne (202) 224-3841 https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-me
Kamala Harris (202) 224-3553: https://www.harris.senate.gov/content/contact-senator

Not sure who is your elected representative? Click here and insert your address: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/map

If you want more information on Gun Controls issues, Polls and Statistics click here: https://debbiehecht.com/2017/10/06/gun-control-take-action-new-ideas-challenges-polls-and-statistics-10-8-2017/

UUFSD Is a Proud Sponsor of Pride by the Beach

Pride by the Beach is celebrating its 10th year on Saturday, October 14 from 11AM – 5PM. The festival will be held in the Oceanside Civic Center.

This festival has grown from an event of 800 people to over 6000 people and we encourage all to come out, participate, and celebrate this year. Proceeds from this event help support the North County LGBTQ Resource Center in Oceanside, and a large percentage of the money raised from the event funds the Project Youth Fund.

If you are interested in volunteering at our table at the event please stop by the SJA committee table to sign up for a shift.

For more information, visit http://www.northcountypride.com/

Food Drive for the Community Resource Center Food Pantry

From October 28th through November 19th we will be collecting food and other items for the CRC Food Pantry on Sunday mornings. Right now, items that are especially needed are:

  • oils
  • spices
  • dried fruit
  • condiments (mayo, ketchup, mustard)
  • dry rice and beans
  • oatmeal

They are also always in need of personal care items:

  • shampoo/conditioner
  • body lotion/body wash
  • toilet paper/paper towels
  • all-purpose cleaners

A good place to shop for all these items in the 99 cent or Dollar Store. Let’s set a goal of at least 50 of each item!!!

5th Principle Campaign Continues on Sun, Oct 1

5th Principle Campaign
Sunday, October 1 from 10 – 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, October 1. You can write a postcard to your elected official and 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!