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Aug 7: Food Bank Volunteer Night

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Thursday August 7  from 6 – 8 PM!
Join us at the next Food Bank Volunteer Night

In July we bagged 6,300 lbs. of potatoes at the San Diego Food Bank!

FoodBank7.14Anyone over 6 years old can help! It’s always the 1st Thursday of each month. Usually 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! Email Sara Ohara at sara@saraohara.com if you’re interested in joining us.

June 15-Aug 10: Backpack Project

Social Action BACKPACK PROJECT

June 15 – August 10, 2014

The Social Action committee conducts a yearly “Back to School Backpack Project” which will be launched on Sunday, June 15. Please bring your donations of backpacks, school supplies, or cash/check to the Core Area on Sundays from June 15th through August 10. Our goal is to collect at least 50 backpacks and fill them with supplies. Backpacks are distributed to the Encinitas Community Resource Center for children in the Battered Women’s Shelter, the Stand-Up For Kids homeless teen program in Oceanside and to the Colonia Carrettas in Tijuana, Mexico. Cash donations will be used to purchase supplies as needed to fill the backpacks.

For further information contact Livia Walsh at livwalsh1@gmail.com or Liz Young at thefouryoungs@sbcglobal.net.

July 2: Please Join Our Recycling Campaign!

Please Join Our Recycling Campaign!

As UUFSD moves in the direction of sustainability, the Design Review Committee has taken on the task of promoting better recycling onsite. After months of research and planning, we recently updated our waste disposal system. You’ve probably already noticed the bright blue recycling bins that have appeared at multiple sites around our grounds.

If EDCO, UUFSD’s waste management company, also serves your home, you can recycle at the Fellowship exactly what you recycle at home. For those who aren’t familiar with EDCO’s recycling regulations, we will be posting signs on the blue bins to guide you. In a nutshell, DO RECYCLE plastic and glass bottles/jars/containers, metal cans, aluminum foil (all emptied or rinsed of food), clean cardboard, and clean paper like newspapers, magazines, and office paper. DON’T RECYCLE paper plates, cups, napkins, paper towels, tissues, cardboard soiled by food, food waste, or plastic bags. These all belong in trashcans. Detailed information is available at EDCO’s website, www.edcodisposal.com.

RE Director Alison Crotty has eagerly agreed to teach recycling guidelines to the children so that they can participate actively in our recycling campaign. Parents, please help your children separate waste correctly until they are able to do it on their own.

Elizabeth Michel and Greg Brown
Co-chairs, Design Review Committee

July 13: Young Adults Update

Due to holiday weekend the Young Adults (18-35) will meet in July on the 2nd Sunday, July 13th at 11:15.

After the meeting they will go off campus to eat at a local restaurant. Join for good company, good conversation, and good fun!

The Young Adults (18-35) group meet following service on the first Sunday of every month, at 11:15 pm at the outside Core Area tables.

June 29 Service: Good Enough

Self-compassion is not a way of judging ourselves positively; it is a way of relating to ourselves with the same care and kindness we would show a good friend. It is loving ourselves as we are, flaws and all. In our highly competitive culture, how can Unitarian Universalists promote self-compassion in our lives and in our communities?

Katy Swanson

This sermon is available in the following formats:

Click here to watch it as a video on Vimeo.
Click here to listen to it in MP3 format.

July 3: Food Bank Volunteer Night

July 3: Food Bank Volunteer Night

6:00 – 8:00 PM Last month 8,000 lbs. of cans were sorted and 2,500 lbs. of potatoes were bagged for those locally who need a bit of assistance – in just 2 hours! Join us at the next Food Bank Volunteer night on Thursday July 3  from 6 – 8 PM

Anyone over 6 years old can help! It’s always the 1st Thursday of each month. Usually 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! Email Sara Ohara at sara@saraohara.com if you’re interested in joining us.

San Diego Food Bank

June 15: Congregational Meeting

There will be a Congregational Meeting on June 15th immediately following the 11:00am service in the Amphitheater.

There will only be one service on this day at 11:00am, June 15th, to encourage attendance at the meeting. There will be four very important items on the agenda for discussion and voting:

1. Continuing the two services at the completion of the 9 month pilot period.
2. New board members and the slate of officers.
3. 2014 – 2015 UUFSD Budget.
4. Voting on one position for the Nominating Committee.

As usual, there will be an Ice Cream Social after the meeting with ice cream being served by Rev. David and outgoing Board President John Atcheson.

Also, as an FYI, UUFSD will be going to the summer service schedule beginning on June 29th with one service at 10:00 am through the first Sunday after Labor Day.