May 17 Auction!

2014 Auction!
Saturday, May 17 at 5:30 p.m.
It’s an Auction Party you won’t want to miss! 

The 2014 UUFSD Auction is coming up fast and we are excited to announce this year’s theme is “Great Gatsby”.

Delicious food, marvelous wines, and dancing! There will be tons of events up for bidding, including fantastic dinners, gift certificates, tickets, raffles, hikes, trips, you name it!  Feel free to dress to fit the theme! 

All money raised at the auction will go directly to UUFSD: it helps us ‘keep the lights on’ and fund programs that make a difference in our community. HERE is a Merchant Donation Form that you can give to businesses that you frequent.

We can’t do it without you! Please consider contributing, your involvement and support is key and very much appreciated.

The Online Donation Form can be filled out HERE
The PDF Donation Form for printing is HERE

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May 11: Mother’s Day-A Cry for Justice

Mother’s Day was originally founded as an antiwar rallying cry by Unitarian Julia Ward Howe.

Mother’s Day can be more than a day for flowers and pancakes. With “Mamas Day”, we hear a call to honor all those who mother, especially those who bear the brunt of hurtful policies or who are weighed down by stigma in our culture. We celebrate trans mamas, immigrant mamas, single mamas, lesbian mamas, young mamas, and others. It’s opportunity to take action to create the conditions so that all families can thrive.

Strong Families is a national initiative, of which the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is a part, to change policy and culture in support of all families. Their annual Mamas Day Our Way campaign lifts up and celebrates the magic and heartbreak of being a mama. For Mamas Day 2014, we draw attention to the community, collaboration, and context that mamahood occurs within. We are interdependent. What systems support mamahood and make it possible, and what constrains mamahood and makes it more difficult?

Through these worship resources, poetry, an original line of beautiful e-cards; a blog series sharing the hopes, dreams, and needs of mamas; and opportunities to take action on critical policy issues—(all created primarily by women of color)—Mamas Day is a rallying cry for justice.

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May 1: Food Bank Volunteer Night

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Last month we bagged 8000 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 May 1 from 6 – 8 PM

Anyone over 7 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

April 20: Easter Sunday & Flower Communion Service

We will be outside even if it is a bit cool so please dress appropriately.

Please remember to bring a flower or two to share for the Flower Communion, which is one of the most well attended days of the year. (Arriving early is a good idea!). The UUFSD Band will be playing and a Choir Ensemble will be singing!

Homily is “Born and Reborn Again” by Rev. David A. Miller. We are also having our First Annual Easter Brunch Fundraiser between services and also after the 11:00 Service. Cost is $7. In addition, the Children’s Easter Egg Hunt will be between services this year starting at 10:15. RE for both services will be Children’s Chapel in the Library.

April 19 Life Transition Workshop

The Pastoral Care group will be arranging a series of educational workshops on important life transitions

The first workshop will be on April 19th from 10:00 – 11:30 in Founders Hall.  This FREE workshop will address issues related to the “Empty Nest”. Parents of kids going off to college, kids going off to college, and anybody else interested will benefit from this interactional workshop. The workshop leader will be Katie Barr LCSW, a Carlsbad-based therapist who has worked with many families on this and other similar issues. Coffee and snacks will be provided.

Please sign up at the welcome desk by April 13th so we have an idea of how many people may attend.

Members and Non-Members are welcome!

Email David Naimark for more information: davidnaimark@cox.net

April 13 UU Orientation Class

Attention Visitors Contemplating Membership or Just Curious
UU Orientation Class
Sunday, April 13th, 12:15AM-1:45PM, Palmer Library

This class is an opportunity for those interested in Unitarian Universalism to learn more about UU history, philosophy and world view. Also, Fellowship members will be on hand to tell you a little about our own Fellowship history and operation. A light lunch will be served and childcare is available upon request.

On Saturday, May 17th from 10:00-12:00AM there will be a New Member Circle. At this event, those wishing to become members will sign the membership book, complete the membership process and share their stories. Childcare again available upon request. Then, on Sunday, May 18th, new members will be recognized during the Sunday service. Those interested in membership, please note these dates on your calendar. The next opportunity to participate in these events will be in October of this year. Please call or email Betsy Gilpin (760-230-2515, membership@uufsd.org) for more information and to sign up/request childcare.

April 3 Food Bank Volunteer Night

In March we bagged 8000 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 April 3rd 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 sara@saraohara.com if you’re interested in joining us.

March 6: Next Food Bank Volunteer Night

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 sara@saraohara.com if you’re interested in joining us.