Service is our Prayer in ACTION! The Food Bank Volunteer Night is always from 6 – 8 PM, and just 20 minutes from UUFSD. 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, and great camaraderie. In December we bagged over 8,000 pounds of apples that were given to those in need the very next day. We did the work in just 2 hours!
March 2 – Food Bank Volunteer Night! This is a wonderful way to help those in need, to put SERVICE IS OUR PRYER in ACTION and to strengthen our UUFSD community as well. 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
Enjoy your favorite wine, homemade treats, and lovely music featuring UUFSD’s own Monique Kunewalder and Lynne Talley, with Jorge Roman Kurth. Sip and Savor Piano and Violin Concert will be held in Founder’s Hall on March 4, 2017, from 7:30 to 9 pm. Come early for wine and snacks. Doors open at 7 pm. Proceeds from the concert benefit the UUFSD Concert Fund.
You can purchase tickets discounted early bird tickets at https://sipandsavor2017.eventbrite.com. Or, you can pay $20 at door. Childcare is available.
Monique started her musical career early, playing with Arthur Fiedler and the Hartford Symphony Orchestra at age 12. Both Monique and Lynne have undergraduate degrees in music from Oberlin College & Conservatory followed by graduate piano studies in the US and abroad. Jorge studied violin at the Catholic University in Santiago, Chile, and has performed in Chile, France, Italy, and the US. Both Lynne and Jorge combine art and science. Lynne holds a PhD in physical oceanography, and is a professor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (UCSD). Jorge is an engineer, has a Masters degree from Carnegie Mellon University, and works for Qualcomm.
Are you a NEW (or new-ish) MEMBER of UUFSD? This event is just for you UU!
Save the Date: Saturday, February 21st from 3-5pm for our New Member Mixer.
This intimate gathering is a wonderful opportunity to get to know other new members of our community. Hosted by UUFSD members Pamela Parker and Michael Scott, please join Rev. Meghan Cefalu, Director of Connections Adrienne McCord and others for this special event.
Please RSVP to email@example.com.
THIS SUNDAY, Feb. 26, join us between services or after the second service for a “Saturday Morning Cartoon” themed brunch.
The Willage at UUFSD — a group of families helping families — will be serving breakfast cereal (some approved by mom, some not) with a variety of milks, as well as fruit, nuts and muffins.
Our brunches are fund-raisers, but just as importantly, they are a very special and truly essential social activity for our UUFSD community. Suggested Donation Price for the brunch is $7 for adults and $3 for children (ages 2-18) under 2 free. ***Visitors receive a complimentary guest pass. ***
To volunteer to help The Willage, contact Tiffany Fox at firstname.lastname@example.org
Come to the Team Genero$ity meeting on Wednesday, March 1, from 6:30 to 8 pm in the Palmer Library. Please bring your creative energy, ideas, and knowledge when we talk about all things FUN-raising, from brainstorming ideas to getting ready for a special event.
On our agenda for March 1 is the annual pledge drive, which starts on Sunday, March 5. We will also discuss the annual auction, which will be held on Saturday, May 13 (save the date!).
We have many other FUN-raising ideas we’d like to share and implement. Please contact Glen and Alice at stewardship (at) uufsd.org if you’re interested in helping out.
If you remain upset about the recent election results and are interested in taking action, please join our Indivisible Group at its next meeting on Saturday, February 25 at 1:00 pm in Palmer Library. Our group utilizes the elected official engagement template outlined in the Indivisible Guide (www.indivisibleguide.com) to promote our UU values of using the democratic process to foster equality, diversity and social justice. If you’d like to get involved with our group prior to the next meeting and/or have questions, please e-mail Karen Reimus at email@example.com.
Rev. Michael Dowd
This sermon is available in the following formats:
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UUFSD Social Justice Action, in partnership with the Citizens Climate Lobby, will hold a letter signing campaign requesting that Congressman Darell Issa join the Climate Solutions Caucus, a bipartisan group in the US House of Representatives. Membership will be kept even between Democrats and Republicans.
The Caucus explores policy options that address the impacts, causes, and challenges of our changing climate. The Caucus educates members of the House of Representatives on economically-viable options to reduce climate risk and protect our nation’s economy, security, infrastructure, agriculture, water supply and public safety.”
Please pass by the SJA table in the Core Area between services and after the second service to sign letters. Additional information on the Climate Solutions Caucus will be available at the table.
April 7-9 will be our Annual Camp DeBenneville Pines weekend for UUFSD. This year Eberly Barnes, writing professor at UCSD, will lead a writing workshop. We will also have yoga, hiking, crafts, games, dancing, and a variety show. Rev. Meghan, Alison, and Adrienne will also lead special workshops and worship. Sign up on our website. Registrations are running ahead of our usual–so sign up early.
Accommodations include heated cabins with hot showers, a cozy lodge, and great food. This event for all ages. Bring lots of layers because the weather is unpredictable in the mountains in the spring.
To learn more talk to Adrienne, Diane Masser-Frye, Christie Turner, Chris Faller, or Betsy Gilpin.
Team Genero$ity raises funds for the Fellowship, which is both fun and rewarding. We meet on the first Wednesday of every month in the Palmer Library from 6:30 to 8 pm.
On March 1 we will talk a little bit about the annual pledge drive, which kicks off on Sunday, March 5.
Then we’ll talk about the auction and other fundraising ideas. UUFSD’s annual gala and auction will be held on Saturday, May 13, which from an event planning point of view is just around the corner. Whether you want to give a lot or a little, we welcome your creative energy and ideas to help make the auction a success.
If you’re interested in volunteering for the auction in some way, please contact Adrienne McCord at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’re interested in Team Genero$ity in general, please contact Glen and Alice at email@example.com.
Social Justice Action (SJA) will be hosting a sign-making table in the Core Area during Gathering Hour for the next few Sundays.
There are a lot of local protests coming up, including every Tuesday at 10 am at Congressman Issa’s office in Vista; Saturday, Feb. 18 March in Solidarity with Immigrants at 11 am at 1600 Pacific Highway San Diego (with a sister march in Vista); Saturday, March 25 Rally at the Border at 3 pm at San Ysidro; Saturday, April 22 Scientists March and Earth Day March in San Diego, Washington, and beyond; and Saturday, April 29 Climate Action March.
Stop by the Make a Protest Sign table in the Core Area to make your own sign for any march you plan to attend. We’ve got poster-board, markers, glitter-glue, and sticker-letters. Bring your own ideas to express yourself.
Ushers play a very important role in the formation of a service. You are often the first face our congregants see on Sunday. Your welcoming presence is so important to our members, friends and guests. An initial experience with you can significantly influence a new person’s decision to return for a second visit. Interestingly, as important a role as it is, it is very easy & enjoyable to do and it requires such a small amount of time.
For those of you who might be curious about Ushering, Rev. Meghan & Alana Schuller would like to invite you to attend an “USHERING & NOSHING” gathering on Sunday, March 26 at 12:20 pm. Existing USHERS are very, very, strongly encouraged to attend. We value your input.
Please RSVP to alanasch @ sbcglobal . net