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November 6: Food Bank Volunteer Night

Join us at the San Diego Food Bank in the Miramar area; just 20 minutes from UUFSD! It’s always from 6:00 – 8:00 PManyone over 6 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.

Last month we prepared 468 boxes of food for Seniors and 384 Friday Take-home bags of food for children – 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! Check out the pictures.

Email Sara Ohara for more information: sara@saraohara.com

The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture

An inspiring fast-read that serves as a grassroots how-to guide and cultural reflection.
Review by Wenda Alvarez

The book review excerpt that follows is from a book review by Susan Gardner, published in the Daily Kos. You can read the complete Review HERE.

The Green Boat is definitely not a book that throws statistics at the reader in hopes of convincing her of the reality change. It also is not a primer on persuading the undecided. Ultimately, The Green Boat is a handbook of hope for those fighting the climate fight. Pipher brings a deep compassion to and understanding of the strains of being committed to a political movement, and an optimism and clear-eyed resilience sorely needed in political activism. Besides her own brand of strength and full-hearted commitment, she shares advice from other activists and philosophers throughout the ages.

I can think of no better way to close the review than quoting one of her favorites, Frederich Buechner: ‘God calls you to the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.

That place is here, Planet Earth, the green boat that carries us all.

Purchase this book HERE.

Oct. Food Bank Volunteer Report

We prepared 468 boxes of food for Seniors and 384 Friday Food-packs for kids in just 2 hours – that’s over 160,000 lbs of food for those in need in San Diego!

We normally meet on the 1st Thursday and our next night will be Thursday November 6th. See below for contact information if you’d like to help.

Join us at the San Diego Food Bank in the Miramar area; just 20 minutes from UUFSD! It’s always from 6:00 – 8:00 PManyone over 7 years old can help! Mostly 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! Check out the pictures.

Email Sara Ohara for more information: sara@saraohara.com

Oct. 26: SAC-CRC Special Food Drive

Let’s Help Our Neighbors!

SUNDAY, October 26
SAC-CRC SPECIAL FOOD DRIVE

The Encinitas CRC has identified three items that are in very short supply
in the CRC Food Pantry. OUR GOAL IS TO PROVIDE 100 UNITS EACH OF: LAUNDRY
DETERGENT; COOKING OIL; OATMEAL. We half way to reaching our
goal. Please drop off donations at the Social Action Table in the Core
Area. Monetary donations also appreciated. THANKS!

Oct. 18: Peter Mayer Concert!

Peter Mayer Concert

October 18th in Founders Hall!
7:30 – 9:00 PM

Renowned Minnesota singer-songwriter Peter Mayer (‘Blue Boat Home’) “writes songs for a small planet—songs about interconnectedness and the human journey; about the beauty and the mystery of the world. Whimsical, humorous, and profound, his music breaks the boundaries of “folk”, and transcends to a realm beyond the everyday love song, to a place of wonder at the very fact of life itself.” Visit www.petermayer.net for more on his music.

  DATE NIGHT – Childcare Provided!
Join us early for refreshments on patio beginning at 7PM

Advance Tickets are $15 by October 15
and $22 at the Door

Tickets are available for purchase http://petermayer2014.eventbrite.com
For concert questions, contact: Vicky at suun.events@gmail.com

Peter Mayer