Join us on February 1st at the San Diego Food Bank

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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 Dec. we bagged 2,900 lbs. of pears, apples and grapefruits – 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 for the 1st time, you MUST contact Sara Ohara for the special UUFSD Group code: sara@saraohara.com

Social Justice Action Quarterly Planning Meeting – A light lunch will be served.

The UUFSD Social Justice Action is officially kicking off our 2018 Year of Action. Join us as we plan for inclusionary programs and projects which allow for participation for all ages and abilities. May this be the year that we find spiritual growth in justice work.

As Rev. Meghan wrote in the January Quarterly Magazine:

As Unitarian Universalists we are called to help make the world a more loving place for everyone. But do not mistake our congregation for a social justice organization. We are a faith community, a place to grow in spirit. Many find this calling grows in our hearts as we ourselves grow in our capacity to see the inherent worth of all people and feel our human connection to and dependence upon our beautiful and fragile planet. In my experience a sense of deepening compassion comes first; then it is often followed by the desire to turn that feeling into tangible action.

Join us on January 4th at the San Diego Food Bank

Join us on January 4th 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 Dec. we bagged 2,900 lbs. of pears, apples and grapefruits – 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

Annual Food Drive for Community Resource Center Is a Success!

Our annual CRC Food Drive was a fantastic success. We collected approximately 100 shopping bags full of essential goods that will be distributed at the CRC Food Pantry. Our yearly goal was to collect enough food and other goods to last for at least six months. Thanks to the generosity of our members and friends we once again surpassed our goal. A special thanks goes out to Betsy Gilpin, our project coordinator, for her efforts in ensuring the success of this project.

The CRC Response: Hello Betsy, I wanted to thank you for your 100 bags of donations! You helped stock some of our bare shelves! The items were wonderful – exactly what we needed. Participants are very happy today and they also get to go home with a reusable bag to bring back when they shop next.

Thank you so much!

Yanira Frias, CRC

San Diego Food Bank Volunteer Night Dec 7

Join us on December 7 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

GIVING TREE to Benefit Homeless in Encinitas



This year, the CRC, Social Justice Action group, and the WOW (Women of the World) group are sponsoring a brief collection of survival items for the homeless women and men who live in our area. These are truly people without resources who live on the streets or in their cars. They come to the to the CRC for food. Many are either emotionally or physically disabled or displaced due to domestic violence and economic injustice.



On Dec. 20th, the CRC will be hosting a brunch (our Food Pantry volunteers will be supporting this) for these folks and your contributions will help fill backpacks provided by the CRC.



When: Sunday, November 26th, December 3rd, and 10th.
What: Choose a paper “house” ornament (or two), with a value of no more than $10, beginning November 27th, and return items unwrapped to the SJA table by December 11th. The WOW group will take care of the rest.
Where: In the CORE area



Monetary donations are always appreciated but not expected.



Robin Sales
 For the SJA

CRC Food Drive to End Hunger Extended to Dec 3

We are extending the dates for our CRC Food Drive to End Hunger to Sunday, December 3rd. If you have picked up a Trader Joes Shopping Bag, please bring it to the core area after services on November 29th or December 3rd. We will have bags available in the core area for anyone who wishes to participate. Cash donations are also appreciated. Please help us achieve our goals for this year’s food drive.

Changing Times – Ending Sexual Harassment Women’s Discussion

Changing Times – Ending Sexual Harassment Women’s Discussion
Wednesday, December 6th 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Many people in our fellowship have been saddened and angered by the news stories regarding sexual harassment that have come out recently. At the same time we are hopeful that these stories will help break our culture of silence around sexual harassment. This discussion facilitated by Rev. Meghan is a chance to come share our thoughts, feelings, experiences, and also a chance to begin to talk about how we can use the momentum from these changing times to help put an end to sexual harassment. The discussion will be from 7:00-8:30 p.m. with a half hour fellowship time following. If you need childcare or have questions you can contact Linda Ochi at lindaochi31@gmail.com and please rsvp to Linda for childcare by Sunday, Nov. 26th.

Petition For Humane Legislation for Deferred Act for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Applicants

The administration is proposing to discontinue the DACA program in six months. Repealing would only harm people who call this country home and contribute immensely to our communities. The Social Justice Action Team is petitioning our Federal elected officials to commit to humane immigration reform legislation that would look DACA recipients to remain in this country. Please pass by the Happenings table in the core area after services to sign our petition. The only requirement is California residency.