August 10: Backpack Prep Volunteers Needed

Backpack Project

Volunteers are needed at the Fellowship on Sunday, August 10 at 11:15 to assemble the backpacks. Thanks to all of your generous contributions we will have many backpacks to assemble. Please sign up at the backpack collection table in the core area or contact Liz Young thefouryoungs@sbcglobal.net or Livia Walsh livwalsh1@gmail.com.

Aug 23: A Taste of UU BBQ

August 23
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.

No Admission Charge but please register at EventBrite.
Questions? Contact Vicky

Download a Flyer to share HERE.

Oct. 18: Peter Mayer Concert!

Peter Mayer Concert

October 18th in Founders Hall!

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.

Tickets are available for purchase http://petermayer2014.eventbrite.com
For concert questions, contact: Vicky at suun.events@gmail.com

Peter Mayer

July 13: Sunday Service at Friendship Park (SD/Tijuana Border)

Sunday Service at Friendship Park (SD/Tijuana Border) 

 Sunday, July 13, 1 to 2 pm.

We will be joining the Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry (UUJM) of California and UUs from across the State on the San Diego side of the SD/Tijuana border wall (Friendship Park)  for an Interfaith Sunday Service. We will share our compassion and concern for the refugee children and families escaping violence and poverty in their homelands. This is our opportunity to Stand on the Side of Love, and show our care for this important issue. We will car pool from the Fellowship at Noon.

Directions to the  Friendship Park
Take Hwy 5 South, exit at Dairy Mart Road.
Turn right (west), Dairy Mart Road will curve to the right and turn into Monument Road. Keep following this winding road until see an entrance gate and, further ahead, a kiosk. This is the entrance to Border Field State Park. There is a $5 parking fee.

Aug 7: Food Bank Volunteer Night

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Thursday August 7  from 6 – 8 PM!
Join us at the next Food Bank Volunteer Night

In July we bagged 6,300 lbs. of potatoes at the San Diego Food Bank!

FoodBank7.14Anyone over 6 years old can help! It’s always 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 sara@saraohara.com if you’re interested in joining us.

July 2: Please Join Our Recycling Campaign!

Please Join Our Recycling Campaign!

As UUFSD moves in the direction of sustainability, the Design Review Committee has taken on the task of promoting better recycling onsite. After months of research and planning, we recently updated our waste disposal system. You’ve probably already noticed the bright blue recycling bins that have appeared at multiple sites around our grounds.

If EDCO, UUFSD’s waste management company, also serves your home, you can recycle at the Fellowship exactly what you recycle at home. For those who aren’t familiar with EDCO’s recycling regulations, we will be posting signs on the blue bins to guide you. In a nutshell, DO RECYCLE plastic and glass bottles/jars/containers, metal cans, aluminum foil (all emptied or rinsed of food), clean cardboard, and clean paper like newspapers, magazines, and office paper. DON’T RECYCLE paper plates, cups, napkins, paper towels, tissues, cardboard soiled by food, food waste, or plastic bags. These all belong in trashcans. Detailed information is available at EDCO’s website, www.edcodisposal.com.

RE Director Alison Crotty has eagerly agreed to teach recycling guidelines to the children so that they can participate actively in our recycling campaign. Parents, please help your children separate waste correctly until they are able to do it on their own.

Elizabeth Michel and Greg Brown
Co-chairs, Design Review Committee

July 13: Young Adults Update

Due to holiday weekend the Young Adults (18-35) will meet in July on the 2nd Sunday, July 13th at 11:15.

After the meeting they will go off campus to eat at a local restaurant. Join for good company, good conversation, and good fun!

The Young Adults (18-35) group meet following service on the first Sunday of every month, at 11:15 pm at the outside Core Area tables.

July 3: Food Bank Volunteer Night

July 3: Food Bank Volunteer Night

6:00 – 8:00 PM Last month 8,000 lbs. of cans were sorted and 2,500 lbs. of potatoes were bagged for those locally who need a bit of assistance – in just 2 hours! Join us at the next Food Bank Volunteer night on Thursday July 3  from 6 – 8 PM

Anyone over 6 years old can help! It’s always 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 sara@saraohara.com if you’re interested in joining us.

San Diego Food Bank

June 15: Congregational Meeting

There will be a Congregational Meeting on June 15th immediately following the 11:00am service in the Amphitheater.

There will only be one service on this day at 11:00am, June 15th, to encourage attendance at the meeting. There will be four very important items on the agenda for discussion and voting:

1. Continuing the two services at the completion of the 9 month pilot period.
2. New board members and the slate of officers.
3. 2014 – 2015 UUFSD Budget.
4. Voting on one position for the Nominating Committee.

As usual, there will be an Ice Cream Social after the meeting with ice cream being served by Rev. David and outgoing Board President John Atcheson.

Also, as an FYI, UUFSD will be going to the summer service schedule beginning on June 29th with one service at 10:00 am through the first Sunday after Labor Day.