October Food Bank Volunteer Night
Wednesday October 22
Join us at the San Diego Food Bank in the Miramar area; 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 – 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! Check out the pictures.
Email Sara Ohara for more information: email@example.com
Let’s Help Our Neighbors!
SUNDAY, October 26
SAC-CRC SPECIAL FOOD DRIVE
The Encinitas CRC has identified three items that are in very short supply
in the CRC Food Pantry. OUR GOAL IS TO PROVIDE 100 UNITS EACH OF: LAUNDRY
DETERGENT; COOKING OIL; OATMEAL. We are a third of the way to reaching our
goal. Please drop off donations at the Social Action Table in the Core
Area. Monetary donations also appreciated. THANKS!
Peter Mayer Concert
October 18th in Founders Hall!
7:30 – 9:00 PM
Renowned Minnesota singer-songwriter Peter Mayer (‘Blue Boat Home’) “writes songs for a small planet—songs about interconnectedness and the human journey; about the beauty and the mystery of the world. Whimsical, humorous, and profound, his music breaks the boundaries of “folk”, and transcends to a realm beyond the everyday love song, to a place of wonder at the very fact of life itself.” Visit www.petermayer.net for more on his music.
DATE NIGHT – Childcare Provided!
Join us early for refreshments on patio beginning at 7PM
Advance Tickets are $15 by October 15
and $22 at the Door
Communication Committee Survey
UUFSD wants to make your life easier by knowing how to best keep you in the loop.
- Are you overwhelmed by email or do you rely on it to stay in-the-know?
- Do you feel like you’re always the last to hear about things — or do you strive to be one of the first?
- Do you have ideas for how to improve fellowship communications?
You can find a 10-question survey about our current communications approach and some proposed changes HERE. The survey will be open through Oct. 8. Members of the Communications Committee will make hard copy surveys available on Sundays, September 28 and October 5. The results will be used to guide the fellowship in future communications and publicity, so we encourage you to participate. THANKS!
Join us for FREE PIZZA, SALAD and DRINKS as we explore “Sacred Circles”
(previously known as Spiritual Growth Circles)
Friday, September 26 from 6:30-8:00 PM at Fellowship Hall, UUFSD
What the heck is a Sacred Circle?
Growth in congregational life can happen when we come together to create safe and sacred spaces and seek to understand ourselves, our boundaries, our gifts and our limitations in relation to others. The solo practitioner can only grow as far as they can imagine. When others are introduced into our sacred space, we gain a broader and deeper understanding of the world and our place in it.
On September 26th from 6:30- 8:00 PM, you will have a chance to “test drive” the new format for the Sacred Circles and decide if you would like to participate this year. The commitment is meeting with your Sacred Circle ONCE per month at one of three locations (UUFSD, Encinitas, Rancho Bernardo) from October 2014 to May 2015.
RSVP no later than Sept 25th for this event so we can be sure to have enough food.
Email Linda Pratt GNLE2011@gmail.com
If you will need a babysitter, let us know before Sept. 19th.
YOUNG AND MATURE ADULTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO JOIN!
TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND INVITE YOUR PARTNER!
The Sacred Circle facilitators (Vicky Newman, Glen Bowen and Linda Pratt) will be available after each Sunday Service in September. Sign-up opportunities will end on September 28th.
This is a wonderful opportunity and we hope that you will join us as we grow individually and collectively in our congregational life at UUFSD.
I am looking forward to beginning the new congregational year of Sacred Circles with you!
Come one, come all to the Annual Beach Party to be held this year on Saturday, September 6th 4:00 PM to dark at South Carlsbad State Beach (aka Ponto Beach). The fare will include hamburgers, turkey burgers, hot dogs (turkey and beef) and vegie bergers with a variety of salads, drinks and deserts. Niel Lynch is the chef assisted by Betsy Gilpin and Bev Conner. We begin cooking at 4PM and stay until dark. $10/person or $25/family (whichever is less). You may have already paid at the time of the auction. If not, pay at the event, but be sure to call or email Betsy Gilpin to sign up so we know how much food to provide: 760-230-2515 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
John & Judy Sherman & Betsy bagged 866 lbs of pears for distribution for those in need in San Diego – in just 2 hours!
Our group also bagged 3,464 lbs of plumbs!
Anyone over 6 years old can help! Our next volunteer night will be Wednesday Oct. 22. 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 email@example.com if you’re interested in joining us.
BBQ: 4:00 – 6:00 PM
Music: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
San Diego UU Network (SUUN) BBQ — Join UUs from across the county at this summer celebration at UUFSD. There will be great food and live music with Chalice’s Grunnion Run. Childcare will be provided. Event is free of charge, but registration is required, so we can plan for food, beverages, and childcare.
Download a Flyer to share HERE.