July 6, 2018
Welcome to the UUFSD Weekly Newsletter!

Inspired by our UU principles, we are a vibrant, intentionally diverse congregation that models and promotes both locally and globally: love, spiritual growth, service, right relations, and sustainable living.
Upcoming Services

July 8, 2018
Truth, Justice, and the American Way
Guest Speaker: Larry Jones
Worship Associate: John Sherman

July 15, 2018
"Love is a Warrior, Not a Saint"
Guest Speaker: Kay Bolden
Worship Associate: Lisa Shaffer

July 22, 2018
"Mixing Wisdom with Compassion: A Guide for Modern Times"
Guest Speaker: Lama Kathy Wesley
Worship Associate: Christie Turner

July 29, 2018
Guest Speaker Jeff Severinghaus
Worship Associate: John Atcheson

Indivisible Patriots Meeting
Sunday, July 8th at 11:30 am in Palmer Library
 
Indivisible Patriots utilizes the elected official engagement template outlined in the Indivisible Guide ( www.indivisibleguide.com ) to promote our UU values of using the democratic process to foster equality, diversity and social justice. If you are upset about recent federal policies such as the Muslim Travel Ban, the Transgender Military Ban, reversing protection for DACA participants, the separation of migrant children from their parents at the border and are interested in taking action, please join us. If you'd like to get involved with our group prior to the next meeting and/or have questions, please e-mail Karen Reimus at reimus1@aol.com .
Please Wear Your Name Tags!
 
Some of you probably have not been wearing your name tag because the rack was a tangled mess. Well, the name tag rack has been cleared of tags for people who are no longer attending. So no more hiding - wear your nametag proudly!

Is your name tag lost? If so, please ask a greeter to have a new one made.
The July Quarterly Magazine is
Now Available!
 
The July 2018 Quarterly Magazine is available for viewing on our website. Hard copies will also be available at the Happenings Table in the Core Area after services. This issue includes a section on how members and friends can participate in Fellowship life through volunteer involvement. There is a new section, "What Gives Meaning to Your Life?" We hope to make this a permanent sector of the magazine and we encourage members to reflect on this question and submit articles for the next magazines. http://uufsd.org/wp2/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/July-2018-Mag-pdf.pdf
Backpack Project June 10 th - August 19 th

Visit us in the core area to donate to our annual summer backpack project. Our goal is to distribute 100 filled backpacks to children in need in our community.

Community Resource Center - Children in Transitional Housing in the Domestic Violence Program.
Encinitas Union School District – Students in need in our local elementary schools.
Stand Up For Kids – Homeless and at risk youth.
Casas de Luz – Serving students in our sister program in Tijuana

We are collecting backpacks (new and gently used) and school supplies to fill them. Cash donations are most appreciated as it allows us to shop for the specific items needed. 

In order to make this project a success we still need volunteers. The time commitment can be as little as covering a shift at the table on a Sunday. This is an excellent way for newcomers or families with children to get involved. Please contact Liz Young at  thefouryoungs@sbcglobal.net  if you can help out with this summer project. 
Book Club News
The evening book club will discuss The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr on July 9th at 7:00pm.

The daytime group is reading a larger book than usual, so we are not meeting in July. Read the novel Pachinko by Min Jin Lee and join us on August 16th at 9:30am to discuss it. (Please note NEW TIME for the daytime group.)

Come and let us know what you've been reading this summer!

Each group meets in the Palmer Library here on the UUFSD grounds.
Email contact: bookclub@uufsd.org
To call or text, use 650 224-1974 to contact Cathy Leach-Phillips
 What’s Happening at Camp de Benneville Pines
7/8 – 7/14, PSWD Elementary Camp

7/15 – 7/21, PSWD Jr High Camp

7/22 – 7/28, PSWD Sr High Camp

7/29 – 8/4, PSWD Family Camp

8/11 - 8/15    
Summer Break - Camp for Adults

8/11 - 8/15, Choir Camp - Adults

8/17 - 8/22, Art Groove 2018 - Adults

8/31 - 9/3, Young Adult Camp

To register, visit uucamp.org
Are you in the market for solar panels?

Your new solar panels could result in a $750 donation to UUFSD!

Learn how here .
Weekly Call To Action

Promote the inherent worth of every person by demanding accountability for sexual abuse in immigrant detention. Call your US Senator with this call script: "Hi. My name is [NAME] and I'm a constituent from [CITY]. I'm calling to ask Senator [HARRIS/FEINSTEIN] to offer amendments to the FY 19 Homeland Security Bill, such as preventing ICE from destroying records on sexual abuse and requiring DHS to publicly release data on allegations of abuse within its agencies." Kamala Harris (202)224-3553/(619)239-3884; Dianne Feinstein (202)224-3841/(619)231-9712.
New to UU Gathering
Sunday, July 22nd, 11:15am-12:15pm in Palmer Library

Want to learn more about joining our Fellowship? Join us on Sunday, July 22 in the Palmer Library after the service, 11:15am - 12:15 pm, for an informal gathering and light refreshments. Chat with long-time members, learn about our programs and activities, and ask any questions you may have. Everyone's spiritual journey is unique. How can we support yours? Childcare is available upon request. For more info or to register, contact Kay Bolden, Kay@UUFSD.org .
Amazon Smile - The Easy Way to Fundraise for UUFSD

Many members and friends make purchases through Amazon. But not many use “Amazon Smile” to make their purchases.

Amazon Smile is a way to raise money for the fellowship while doing your shopping. Amazon will donate 0.05% of each and every purchase you make to the fellowship. All you need to do is to go to smile.amazon.com and type in UUFSD. ( Note: We are now listed by our anagram. )

For all your future purchases go to Amazon Smile and it will automatically show that UUFSD is your beneficiary.
View the UUFSD GVP Resolution!
 
Please come to the Core Area after services on Sunday and look at the approved GVP Resolution on the kiosk. This is a meaningful first step in articulating what UUFSD can, should, and could do to overcome the issue of Gun Violence.
 
There is time to ask what is next and how can i participate? Also, are there things we need to consider moving forward?
 
Let us all be part of the solution. Contact Steve Bartram at gvp@uufsd.org with any questions or comments.
Dear Ones,

I will be flying to Tucson to participate in this call to justice on August 3-5. Yes, I'm a little trepidatious about walking 3+ miles in the desert heat carrying gallon jugs of water. But the thought that the water I leave might just save someone's life will keep me going. If you would like to support this effort please consider donating some airline miles or making a donation to No More Deaths or the UU Service Committee. Thank you!

Gratefully, Rev. Meghan
Social Justice Action Group Quarterly Meeting
Sunday, August 12th, 11:15am-12:45pm in Founders Hall

Are you a person who expresses their spirituality through service and social justice? If you are curious as to what our group does and plans to do, then join us for the first Social Justice Action Group Quarterly meeting of the new church year. Our group has many task forces and projects that welcome new participants. This is a great way to meet other UU’s who share your values and a desire to make a meaningful contribution to our community. Task Force and project leaders will be available to share their passion with you. Some of the task forces are: Racial Justice, Environmental Justice, Mental Health awareness, Gun Violence Prevention, Casas de Luz, Human Rights (Immigration and Homelessness), and Indivisible Patriots.
Rev. Meghan will join us as well as Angela Fuji, the new cluster Social Justice Coordinatir. All are welcome. If you have questions, please check out the UUFSD website or email rls728@hotmail.com
Robin Sales
Chair
Your Friday Good News Report!

Take Her Clue on How to Age With Grace: Do the Things That Make You Happy

Two US States Have Become the First to Require Mental Health Education in School

Scientists Capture First Ever Confirmed Image of a Planet Being Born

Three Young Men Become Heroes After Saving Blind Man Who Fell on Subway Tracks
What's Happening at Other UU's and Around San Diego
Climate Change Solutions
Thursday, July 12th, 5:30-7:30pm at Vista Library
Presentation by by Nancy & Derek Casady

Derek and Nancy are organizers for the San Diego Climate Mobilization Coalition, which is part of a movement out of New York City called The Climate Mobilization. The Climate Mobilization organization is calling for a national industrial mobilization to build a new American energy system based on Wind, Water and Solar Energy to replace fossil fuels.

This is a free presentation. https://ncccalliance.org/ for more information.
PRIDE PARADE 2018
Saturday, July 14th at 11:00am

Let's march together with our fellow UU congregations!

Persist with Pride - July 14 at 11AM in Hillcrest (we will need to arrive earlier)
There are still spots on the trolley for those that cannot walk the distance. Please get your name to me so I can reserve your spot. You can also join me at First Church UU on July 10th for the sign making party. To sign up and for more information on carpooling please contact Liz Young at thefouryoungs@sbcglobal.net or visit us at the SJA table this week after service.
Sharon Katz & The Peace Train
Wednesday July 18th, 7:00pm
World Beat Cultural Center in Balboa Park

South Africa's Sharon Katz & The Peace Train SharonKatz.com will be in San Diego July 15-21, 2018.

Sunday, July 15 at 7:00 PM - Screening of film, "When Voices Meet" at World Beat Cultural Center in Balboa Park.

Wednesday, July 18 at 7:00 PM - Concert by Sharon Katz & The Peace Train Band at World Beat Cultural Center in Balboa Park.

Saturday, July 21 - "TRANSCENDING BARRIERS" Project. Singers & supporters will meet in San Diego & travel across the border to meet up with the Mexican singers for a Unity Concert at the gorgeous performing arts center in Tijuana (CECUT). To register & receive your T-shirt: Send an email with your name & whether you want to be a Singer or a Supporter to: getonthepeacetrain@gmail.com
Note for those who use the Le Port School parking lot on Sundays : the gate code is 253
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito
1036 Solana Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075
Phone: 858-755-9225