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June 2, 2016: Wear Orange Walk in support of National Gun Violence Awareness Day

Join the GVP group at the Waterfront Park in San Diego on Thursday the 2nd of June for a Wear Orange Walk in support of National Gun Violence Awareness Day. We will have a car pool leaving from UUFSD at about 5 PM (traffic and parking in SD) and get back about 8:30. The walk begins at 6:30pm. Wear your Orange Ribbon. Here is the website: http://act.everytown.org/event/2016-wear-orange-events_attend/2850

June 2, 2016: UUFSD San Diego Food Bank Night, 6:00-8:00pm, Off-campus

June 2nd – Help at the SD Food Bank! 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 or bag fresh produce – really easy, no lifting, no bending, great camaraderie. In May we bagged 4,689 lbs of fresh corn – in JUST 2 HOURS!

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!

For more information and to Register you MUST contact Sara Ohara for the special UUFSD Group code: sara@saraohara.com

June 5, 2016: Sustainable Fundraiser Potluck during Gathering Hour and after Second Service

SIGN UP – http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4eada822a6f85-uufsd1 or by email to brunches@uufsd.org

SUSTAINABLE Healthy Mindful Eating – THOSE WHO BRING POTLUCK ITEMS OR VOLUNTEER EAT FREE. FUNDRAISER PRICE OF $7 for adults $3 for children and youth to raise money for committees and programs at UUFSD

Dear Members and Friends,

• Our luncheons are fund-raisers, but just as importantly, they are a very special and truly essential social activity for our UUFSD community. Please help in the spirit of community to help make our day a success! For this month, those who sign up will be given an info sheet on inspirations for SUSTAINABLE living which is healthy mindful eating for nourishing both body and environmental consciousness! Thank you for participating if you are able.

• Items are requested in the following categories – enough for 10-15 people.

Brunch Main dishes Side dishes Salads Desserts Kid Food (i.e., platter of 1/4 sandwiches) Beverages Breads

SUSTAINABLE FOOD – Best choices are fresh foods, local in-season foods, organically grown foods, lower on the food chain foods (plants preferred compared to meat, smaller fish preferred to larger fish, smaller animals preferred to larger animals); when selecting processed foods, look for products with fewer ingredients, less packaging, fresher foods preferred to those with longer shelf life

• Please consider offering to make a vegetarian/vegan main dish.

• Please tape a label to your dish with your name and the name of the dish (include contents if not obvious). If you’re willing to share your recipe, please make a card so that we can place it next to your dish (or just identify ingredients that people may be allergic to).

• If your item needs reheating, please tape specific instructions.

• If you leave an item on the counter or in the refrigerator before Sunday – please add a designation “for Fundraising Brunch on “June 5th.”

• Please be aware that some dishes will be set aside for the RE teachers and children.

Thank you!

Alison – Board liason for Brunches

Annual SAC Backpack Project Sundays, June 5-August 7, 2016

Our goal is to provide 100 backpacks filled with supplies for children and teenagers in need at the Community Resource Center in Encinitas: Local San Dieguito Schools, Stand-Up for Kids a homeless teen program in Oceanside, and Colonia Carrettas in Tijuana Mexico.

$20 donation will provide supplies for a backpack, $25 donation will provide one backpack, $45 donation will provide one filled backpack.

Types of Supplies Needed: pens, pencils, note pads, crayons, markers, rulers, calculators, paper clips, scissors, etc. For Homeless Male and Female Teens: toothbrushes, toothpaste, socks, combs, brushes, make-up, shampoo, soap or body wash, and deodorants. Gift cards appreciated.

For more information contact: Livia Walsh at livwalsh1@gmail.com or Liz Young at thefouryoungs@sbcglobal.net

June 10, 2016: Deepening Our Meditation, 9:00am-3:00pm, Palmer Library

In this day of practice together, we will increase our abilities to relax and yet remain awake to each moment. The day will include a variety of experiences to strengthen our intention and our concentration so that we may directly connect with great ease and precision in our sitting practice and daily life. Join with others who wish to bring more awareness and focus to their lives. All are welcome and some may wish to stay for only part of the day.

Please bring: light brown bag lunch, mat for lying on floor and any cushions and blankets to make yourself comfortable, meditation cushions if appropriate, or plan to sit in a chair.

Suggested donation: $25.00, all proceeds to support the creation of a sand mandala by Gaden Shartse monks of Tibet.

Facilitator: Christie Turner, who is a student of Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche of the Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.

Please let us know you are coming by e-mailing: christieturner@gmail.com

Palmer Library, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito
1035 Solana Drive
Solana Beach, CA

Third Friday of Every Month: DAYTIMERS Mens’ Group

Meets the third Friday of every month to share lunch and conversation. All topics and flexible format.  Roundtable Pizza, 1321 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas. All you can eat pizza and salad bar. For further info call Ben Platnik at 858-794-5324 or cell 619-987-5324.

Dates – Camp de Benneville Pines Summer Youth Camps

Be sure to sign up as soon as possible as these popular camps fill up quickly.

July 10-16: Elementary camp
July 17–23: Jr. High camp
July 24–30: Sr. High camp
July 31–August 6: Family camp

See www.uucamp.org for more information and to register.

 Dates – Upcoming Camp de Benneville Pines Adult Camps

May 13-15: Women’s Retreat 2016, featuring Emma’s Revolution
August 13-16: Camp “Summer Break”, A Walk in the Woods with John Muir (Adult Camp)
August 13-16: Singing in the Pines (Choir Camp)
August 19-24: Art Groove
September 2-5: Young Adult Camp
September 9-11: Yoga Camp

See www.uucamp.org for more information and to register.

Sustainable Fundraiser Potluck for UUFSD June 5
SIGN UP – http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4eada822a6f85-uufsd1
or by email to brunches@uufsd.org

Potluck Theme – SUSTAINABLE Healthy Mindful Eating – THOSE WHO BRING POTLUCK ITEMS OR VOLUNTEER EAT FREE
FUNDRAISER PRICE OF $7 for adults $3 for children and youth to raise money for committees and programs at UUFSD

Dear Members and Friends,

Our June Monthly FUN-draising Brunch is coming up – June 5th!

• Our luncheons are fund-raisers, but just as importantly, they are a very special and truly essential social activity for our UUFSD community. Please help in the spirit of community to help make our day a success! For this month, those who sign up will be given an info sheet on inspirations for SUSTAINABLE living which is healthy mindful eating for nourishing both body and environmental consciousness! Thank you for participating if you are able.

• Items are requested in the following categories – enough for 10-15 people.

Brunch Main dishes Side dishes Salads Desserts Kid Food (i.e., platter of 1/4 sandwiches) Beverages Breads

SUSTAINABLE FOOD – Best choices are fresh foods, local in-season foods, organically grown foods, lower on the food chain foods (plants preferred compared to meat, smaller fish preferred to larger fish, smaller animals preferred to larger animals); when selecting processed foods, look for products with fewer ingredients, less packaging, fresher foods preferred to those with longer shelf life
• Please consider offering to make a vegetarian/vegan main dish.

• Please tape a label to your dish with your name and the name of the dish (include contents if not obvious). If you’re willing to share your recipe, please make a card so that we can place it next to your dish (or just identify ingredients that people may be allergic to).

• If your item needs reheating, please tape specific instructions.

• If you leave an item on the counter or in the refrigerator before Sunday – please add a designation “for Fundraising Brunch on “June 5th.”

• Please be aware that some dishes will be set aside for the RE teachers and children.

Thank you!

Alison – Board liason for Brunches

brunches@uufsd.org