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Jan 29 – 2nd Sustainable Potluck Brunch of 2017

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Our second FUNd-raising brunch of 2017 is coming up on January 29.

The New Year theme of SUSTAINABLE  continues by popular demand.

Our luncheons 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, and free for children 2. Visitors receive a complimentary guest pass.

If you want to help with this brunch instead of or in addition to your scheduled invitation by last name please note:

  • Items are requested in the following categories – enough for 8-12
    people.Brunch Main dishes, Side dishes, Salads, Desserts, Kid Food (i.e.,
    platter of 1/4 sandwiches), Beverages, Breads
  • Please consider offering to make a vegetarian/vegan main dish.

WE ALWAYS WELCOME HELP IN THE KITCHEN! We do have plates available in the kitchen if you prefer a non-disposable alternative. Please consider coming on in and washing your own dish as an extra help to our brunch volunteers.

You can email Alison Schlick at Brunches@uufsd.org with questions.

Jan 8 – Social Justice Action Quarterly Meeting

The UUFSD Social Justice Action meets quarterly to discuss current and future projects. Everyone is welcome to attend on Sunday, January 8. The meeting will start at 12:20 pm sharp in the Palmer Library, a light lunch will be served. Our agenda includes:

  1. Rev. Meghan – Ministerial Candidate Presentation
  2. Brief report from subcommittees and task force coordinators
  3. New Initiatives
    • Action of the Week Project: Karen Reimus
    • Beloved Conversations (Black Lives Matter): Robin Sales and Rev Meghan
    • Environmental Justice and Urban Initiatives: Todd Elvins
    • Rapid Response Process: Irv Himelblau (Partner organizations)
    • Thirty Days of Love: (Jan 16- Feb 14) Irv Himelblau and Rev Meghan
    • Voter Registration
  4. SJA Budget

For more information, contact Irv Himelblau at SocialAction@uufsd.org.

Jan 8 – First FUN-raising Brunch of 2017

sustainable potluck brunch

Our first FUNd-raising brunch of 2017 is coming up on January 8.

The New Year’s theme is SUSTAINABLE.

Our luncheons 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, and free for children 2. Visitors receive a complimentary guest pass.

If you want to help with this brunch instead of or in addition to your scheduled invitation by last name please note:

  • Items are requested in the following categories – enough for 8-12
    people: Brunch Main dishes, Side dishes, Salads, Desserts, Kid Food (i.e.,
    platter of 1/4 sandwiches), Beverages, Breads
  • Please consider making a vegetarian/vegan main dish.

WE ALWAYS WELCOME HELP IN THE KITCHEN! We do have plates available in the kitchen if you prefer a non-disposable alternative. Please consider coming on in and washing your own dish as an extra help to our brunch volunteers.

You can email Alison Schlick at Brunches@uufsd.org with questions.

Jan 8 – Issues Surrounding Disposal of Nuclear Waste at San Onofre

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Chief (Delbert) Black Fox is the great-great-grandson of Sitting Bull and a water protector. He’s a supporter of Standing Rock, and as such is also supporting the non-profit organization, Public Watchdog, as it identifies the situation at San Onofre as our community’s “Standing Rock.” Come hear more on Sunday, January 8 at 4 pm in Founders’ Hall.

For more information, contact Betsy Gilpin at betsygilpin01 (at) gmail.com

Mindful Meditation – Wednesday December 28

Since the library at UUFSD is not available on Wednesday, December 28, we are moving the Mindful Meditation session to our home in Encinitas. The session will begin at 9:30 am, going through 11 am.

We are located at 146 Five Crowns Way, Encinitas, CA. We must have a count of participants, so please RSVP to livwalsh1@gmail.com.

Directions: Encinitas Blvd East to Willowspring, left on Willowspring to Anaconda, left on Anaconda to Five Crowns, left on Five

UUFSD Social Justice Action Needs a Donation of Southwest Airlines Miles

Does anyone have Southwest Airlines miles they can donate to UUFSD Social Justice Action? We are looking for miles to cover a round trip from Oakland to San Diego. As part of our Beloved Conversations Program (An Experiential Curriculum on Race and Ethnicity), we need to provide round-trip transportation for the program’s instructor of facilitators.

If you have Southwest Airlines mileage you can donate, please contact Robin Sales at rls728@hotmail.com.

UUFSD Volunteers Needed at the Community Resource Center (CRC)

UUFSD volunteers needed at the Community Resource Center (CRC), 656 Second Street, Encinitas on Thursdays from 10am-12:30pm. Activities include helping CRC clients “shop” for food from the pantry shelves, unloading/sorting incoming donations of food and household items, and re-stocking pantry shelves. No need to make an ongoing commitment – we’re in need of occasional volunteers to join our regular team of 3-5 UUFSD member volunteers. To apply to volunteer or for more information, please visit our Sign Up Genius page at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409054fa8a823ab9-volunteering or contact Susan Miller at susan3733@gmail.com. No experience necessary!

IMPORTANT NOTE: UUFSD Campus Closed During Holiday Break

Palmer Library is suffering from a termite infestation and the Library and Bathrooms will be tented the week between Christmas and New Year’s. All meetings scheduled between December 26th and December 29th at 3:00pm are cancelled. The fumes are strong and it will not be safe to be anywhere near the tenting during that time. Meetings may resume after 3:00pm on Thursday, December 29th. Please call the office at 858-755-9225 if you have any questions.

The Fellowship offices will be closed December 24, 2016 through January 2, 2017 for the holidays. Our next weekly newsletter will be published Friday, January 6, 2017.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO OUR MEMBERS, VISITORS, AND FRIENDS! SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!