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Join Fellow UUs at Women’s Marches in San Diego County on Sat, Jan 20

You can participate in a Women’s March this Saturday, January 20, in either San Diego or San Marcos. See below for details.

March in San Diego

Saturday, January 20, 10 am – 1 pm. Join fellow UUs at the County Administration Center (1600 Pacific Hwy) at 9:30 am near the fountain – wear your yellow SOTSL shirt and look for the banner.

Downtown San Diego
Waterfront Park San Diego
1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA

Details:
On January 20, 2018, we will unite in San Diego to reaffirm our commitment to building a positive and just future for all, and to celebrate the spirit of resistance efforts over the past year.

Our march theme, Hear Our Vote, is designed to engage and empower voters to support women’s rights, human rights, social and environmental justice, and to encourage participation in 2018 midterm elections.

The San Diego march will be one of many worldwide events honoring the movement that brought out 5 million marchers on January 21, 2017, in what is considered the largest single-day demonstration in U.S. history.

For information about location, transportation, parking, speakers and giving, please visit www.womensmarchsd.org.

March in North County

January 20 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Palomar College – 1140 West Mission Blvd., San Marcos, CA
EVENT SCHEDULE:
10:00 AM: Gates open
11:00 AM: Opening statements
11:30 AM: March for 1.2 miles *Walk on South side of W Mission Rd to San Marcos Middle School and then walk back on North side of street to Palomar College.
12:45 – 1:45: Rally and speakers

LOGISTICS:
Take Sprinter to Palomar Station (preferred). By car, park in Palomar indicated lots (we will update as the lots are identified.) The event will be located at Parking Visitor/Staff Lots #1 & #2.

For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/133494924019559/ or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/womens-march-north-county-san-diego-2018-tickets-41922184382

Join us on February 1st at the San Diego Food Bank

It is a wonderful way to help those in need LOCALLY, put SERVICE IS OUR PRAYER in ACTION, and strengthen our UUFSD community as well. For more information and to register, you MUST contact Sara Ohara for the special UUFSD Group code: sara@saraohara.com

Our UUFSD Food Bank Volunteer Night is always the first Thursday of each month from 6 – 8 PM, and just 20 minutes from UUFSD. Anyone 11 years and older can help! Mostly we just put food in boxes on an assembly line or bag fresh produce – really easy, no lifting, no bending required, and great camaraderie.

In Dec. we bagged 2,900 lbs. of pears, apples and grapefruits – in just 2 hours! – Wow! Thanks everyone! LOVE, when we’re able to give fresh fruit to San Diegans!

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 for the 1st time, you MUST contact Sara Ohara for the special UUFSD Group code: sara@saraohara.com

Social Justice Action Quarterly Planning Meeting – A light lunch will be served.

The UUFSD Social Justice Action is officially kicking off our 2018 Year of Action. Join us as we plan for inclusionary programs and projects which allow for participation for all ages and abilities. May this be the year that we find spiritual growth in justice work.

As Rev. Meghan wrote in the January Quarterly Magazine:

As Unitarian Universalists we are called to help make the world a more loving place for everyone. But do not mistake our congregation for a social justice organization. We are a faith community, a place to grow in spirit. Many find this calling grows in our hearts as we ourselves grow in our capacity to see the inherent worth of all people and feel our human connection to and dependence upon our beautiful and fragile planet. In my experience a sense of deepening compassion comes first; then it is often followed by the desire to turn that feeling into tangible action.

January Food Bank Update!

In January we bagged 9,500 lbs. of oranges and pears that went to those in-need locally the very next day. You all are AMAZING!

First-Timers, you MUST email me for the Group Code in order to help in the future sara@saraohara.com

Last Call for Winners of Meghan Installation Opportunity Drawing

LAST CALL! Do you have these tickets? Third choice is 764213, fifth choice is 459979, and sixth choice is 764185.

Saturday, January 14th is the last call for the winners of the Opportunity Drawing, held at Rev Meghan’s installation on Sunday, December 3rd. If we do not hear from you then we will do another drawing for the remaining prizes. Please text Linda Pratt at 858-735-0509.

Prizes will be distributed on the 15th. If you will not be at UUFSD, please make arrangements with Linda Pratt for pick up.

Congratulations to Rich Franzwa, Nagdeep Guri and Karen Reimus!

CARRIE NEWCOMER CONCERT—1/20/18

Join us for a special evening with Indiana singer-songwriter-poet Carrie Newcomer, who has been described as “a prominent voice for progressive spirituality, social justice, and interfaith dialogue.”

As we move into the New Year, enjoy the optimistic message of her song “Lean in Toward the Light” here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxAUmNjWaIs.

Discounted early-bird tickets are $20 online at https://carrie-newcomer-uufsd-jan2018.eventbrite.com or pay $30 at the door.

Doors open at 7:00 PM and concert begins at 7:30 PM. Come early and enjoy some wine and homemade treats.