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Take Action to End Gun Violence

TAKE ACTION! SEND an EMAIL to your Congressmen and Senators to introduce gun control legislation.

WHY? Through October 8, 2017 there have been 47,534 gun incidents, 11,883 deaths, 24,162 injuries and 277 mass shootings.

CONTACT YOUR CONGRESSMEN AND SENATORS (contact info below)
You can cut and paste the following into the comment section of their email form:

I SUPPORT GUN CONTROL LEGISLATION that will:
Require background checks on ALL firearm purchases.
No gun sales to people on the No Fly List
No gun sales to people who have been convicted of domestic violence or have a restraining order by a spouse/ partner
No sales to mentally ill people
Limit high capacity magazines and repeating ammunition clips.
Ban silencers and bump stocks.
Thank you.

MAKE SURE TO SIGN YOUR NAME!!

ELECTED OFFICIALS CONTACT INFORMATION: Click or cut and paste in your URL line to go to the individual contact forms for each Congressmen and Senator:

Congressman:
Darrel Issa (49th District): https://issa.house.gov/contact
Scott Peters (52nd District) https://scottpeters.house.gov/contact

Senators:
Feinstein, Dianne (202) 224-3841 https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-me
Kamala Harris (202) 224-3553: https://www.harris.senate.gov/content/contact-senator

Not sure who is your elected representative? Click here and insert your address: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/map

If you want more information on Gun Controls issues, Polls and Statistics click here: https://debbiehecht.com/2017/10/06/gun-control-take-action-new-ideas-challenges-polls-and-statistics-10-8-2017/

Deepening Our Meditation: A Special Visit by the Gaden Shartse Monks on October 13

The Gaden Shartse Monks will pay UUFSd a special visit on Friday, October 13, from 10-11:45 am.

They will be speaking on “Meditations on Patience and Compassion: 6 Perfections Ethics, Patience, Effort (Joyful Perseverance), Concentration, Wisdom, Generosity.”

For those who arrive at 9:00 am, there will be a progressive relaxation and sitting practice. Then at 10 am the monks and other practitioners will arrive for this meeting. We will have lunch and then practice walking an sitting meditation until 2 pm. As always, guests are welcome for any portion of the day. Please bring cushions and lunch.

Note: The Gaden Shartse Monks will return to UUFSD from May 15-20, 2018 to construct a sand mandala of Manjushri, the embodiment of Wisdom.

UUFSD Is a Proud Sponsor of Pride by the Beach

Pride by the Beach is celebrating its 10th year on Saturday, October 14 from 11AM – 5PM. The festival will be held in the Oceanside Civic Center.

This festival has grown from an event of 800 people to over 6000 people and we encourage all to come out, participate, and celebrate this year. Proceeds from this event help support the North County LGBTQ Resource Center in Oceanside, and a large percentage of the money raised from the event funds the Project Youth Fund.

If you are interested in volunteering at our table at the event please stop by the SJA committee table to sign up for a shift.

For more information, visit http://www.northcountypride.com/

Food Drive for the Community Resource Center Food Pantry

From October 28th through November 19th we will be collecting food and other items for the CRC Food Pantry on Sunday mornings. Right now, items that are especially needed are:

  • oils
  • spices
  • dried fruit
  • condiments (mayo, ketchup, mustard)
  • dry rice and beans
  • oatmeal

They are also always in need of personal care items:

  • shampoo/conditioner
  • body lotion/body wash
  • toilet paper/paper towels
  • all-purpose cleaners

A good place to shop for all these items in the 99 cent or Dollar Store. Let’s set a goal of at least 50 of each item!!!

Next Monday Evening Book Club on Oct 9

Monday Evening Reads

Once a month, on the 2nd Monday, we gather to discuss great books.

In October we are covering a classic mystery and a modern novel in November. On October 9th, we will discuss Raymond Chandler’s Farewell, My Lovely. On November 13th, we will discuss Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

Join us in the Palmer Library here at UUFSD at 7pm.
Questions? Call or text 650 224-1974, or email bookclub@uufsd.org

5th Principle Campaign Continues on Sun, Oct 1

5th Principle Campaign
Sunday, October 1 from 10 – 11:00 am – Core Area

Indivisible Patriots invites you to live the UU Fifth Principle of utilizing the democratic process in society at large. Visit our table in the Core Area after services on Sunday, October 1. You can write a postcard to your elected official and register to vote. We’ll also be providing short demonstrations on how to use two free tools that make phoning and faxing your elected officials fast and easy. The time to engage your elected representatives is now!

The Installation of Reverend Meghan

After a very long search process, our Fellowship voted to have Reverend Meghan as our settled minister. With this important decision behind us, it is now time to CELEBRATE!

The official installation of Reverend Meghan will take place on Sunday, December 3rd, from 4:00-6:30 PM in Fellowship Hall. Please SAVE THE DATE and join us for this very exciting event. The formal installation ceremony will include guest speakers, and this will be followed by music and dinner.

There is much to do to prepare, including a fundraising effort to cover the extra costs. Please check in at the “Installation Event” table after to services to see how you can help. Thank you so much!

Environmental Justice All-Fellowship “Lunch and Discuss” in Fellowship Hall

“Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.” How are we honoring that in our personal life, in our Fellowship, and in our community?

Add your voice to an important discussion about the Environmental Justice Strategic Plan. Please join us on October 1st, after the second service, from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM. A light lunch will be served.

RSVP to Debbie Hecht (hecht.deb@gmail.com) or Linda Giannelli Pratt (gnle2011@gmail.com). Don’t delay, sign up today!