You won't want to miss the upcoming workshop "Supporting San Diego's Refugees", featuring David Murphy, Executive Director of San Diego's office of the International Rescue Committee. He will tell us about the recent flood of of Syrian and other refugees into the San Diego area. We'll discuss how we as a congregation and individuals can help relieve some of the pain in this international disaster. Please plan to attend this important workshop. There is no cost and no prior registration is required. Sponsored by the Larger UU Connections and Social Justice Ministry Teams of First UU. ~ John Schaibly.
It is with regret that we have to postpone the lecture series featuring Peter Bolland which we had scheduled for October and November. We are re-setting it for the spring and will be letting you know the dates soon. Sorry for the inconvenience.... we know many of you were excited
about it. We'll see you all in the spring. ~ Mike Dorfi for First Church
emma's revolution is the duo of activist musicians, Pat Humphries & Sandy O. emma's revolution creates new standards in the art of social justice. Their songs have been sung for the Dalai Lama, praised by Pete Seeger and recorded by Holly Near. emma's revolution brings their uprising of truth, hope and a dash of healthy irreverence to concerts and peace & justice, labor, human rights, environmental, LGBT and women's rights events around the world.” Their song “Peace Salaam Shalom” - written in response to 9/11 & sung by thousands at the first peace rally in NYC - is now sung around world “Peace Through All People”. Questions or to request childcare, contact Vicky at firstname.lastname@example.org. Advance tickets $20 or $25 at the door. For more info and tickets go to emmasrevolution.com/live.
Alison Aguilar Lopez Gutierrez McLeod Crotty, Religious Education director at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito (UUFSD) has been named a finalist for San Diego Magazine’s 2016 Woman of the Year Awards. All finalists will be featured in San Diego Magazine’s September issue. The Woman of the Year will be announced at the Celebrating Women event on September 29, 2016 at MCASD La Jolla. We are excited and proud of our amazing RE Director. Congratulations Alison! See the full list at sandiegomagazine.com.
After many months of careful planning and diligent research, the Generosity Ministry Team at First UU Church led by Jan Garbosky has launched of their new Bed & Breakfast Program with great initial success. Whether you’re visiting beautiful San Diego or you’re a San Diegan looking to house out-of-town guests, consider the First Church Bed and Breakfast program. Church members offer reasonably-priced lodging and a continental breakfast in their homes for short-term stays (2-7 days), with all proceeds benefiting the church. (A 1-night stay may be possible by special arrangement.) A variety of accommodations are offered in several San Diego neighborhoods, including some near the city’s main attractions and/or within a few miles of the beach as well as in Chula Vista—home of our South Bay campus in campus.
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