July 8 — Deepening Our Meditation

In this day of practice, open to anyone, we will continue to work with relaxing the body as a prelude to relaxing the mind. As we strengthen our abilities to be deeply relaxed and mindful, we will include compassion for ourselves and others. The mandala which will be created during the week of July 13-17 will be of Chenresig (Tibetan) or Avalokiteshvara (Sanskrit) who embodies limitless compassion for all sentient beings. It is fitting, therefore, that we focus our time together on those exercises which actualize this potential for compassion in each of us.

All proceeds go to the Gaden Shartse monks who will create the sand mandala. Suggested donation: $25.00

Come for the whole day or any part of it which fits your schedule. Bring a lunch and cushions for meditation or sit in a chair.

Facilitator: Christie Turner, who is a student of Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche

Date/Time: Friday, July 8th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Jun. 26 — Yoga Cooperative at UUFSD – Information & Brainstorming event

Got NAMASTE? Join us during Gathering Hour after our ONE SERVICE on June 26th- at 11am in the core area to meet and greet fellow Yogis and Yoginis at UUFSD. We are exploring ideas of a yoga community at the fellowship. Yogic lifestyle involves integrating your mind, body and soul to perform karma that takes us towards good health, peace of mind and ultimate freedom. THIS WILL TAKE A COOPERATIVE INVESTMENT from members in order to thrive. You are invited to create something wonderful. Please join us? All levels are welcome, including those curious and new to yoga. Serve Love Meditate Realize.

Date: 6/26/2016
Time: 11:00 am

Calling all artists!

A new column will announce the performances and exhibits by our many talented members. This could be a child’s recital, a show of your paintings, or your band’s gig. This way members can attend these expressions of their gifts. Let’s support (and entertain) each other!

Jill Ballard is showing her handmade beaded jewelry at the Pannikin in Encinitas.
Betsy Gilpin will play violin with the North Coast Symphony Orchestra at the Encinitas Community Center on July 23.

Send us the information, a photo or graphic if you have it, and we will do the rest!
Please send entries to Christie Turner at THANK YOU Christie for taking on this celebratory initiative.

Food Bank Update

On June 2 our UUFSD members and others bagged over 9,000 Lbs. of oranges and potatoes! These were delivered to those-in-need the very next day. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE when parents bring their kids. If they learn at this age that it’s important to help others, they’ll remember forever…THANKS all!

Email me if you’d like to join us occasionally – it’s always the 1st Thursday from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.

Withdrawal of proposed Action of Immediate Witness Statement

With regret, I am withdrawing the proposed Action of Immediate Witness Statement which would have brought a congregational resolution supportive of Gun Violence Prevention to a vote at the June 19 Congregational meeting.

UUFSD is certainly emotionally and academically supportive of the proposal but the purpose of the resolution should be to reflect the action of the fellowship. Maybe with more time and further engagement we can try again.

Thanks to all who helped begin this process. This is journey and we will continue to find ways to support Gun Violence Prevention

Steve Bartram
GVP Coordinator

UUFSD Supports Gun Violence Prevention

In solidarity with several “End Gun Violence” organizations, four members of the UUFSD, Judy and John Sherman, Steve Bartram and Irv Himelblau, joined more than one hundred San Diegans at Waterfront Park on June 2, 2016, for the “Wear Orange Campaign.” The demonstration and march was organized by MOMs Demand Action and was part of a national “Wear Orange Campaign.”