|Week of March 26 , 2017||
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This Sunday is the last, best day to make sure your pledge for the 2017-18 fiscal year is part of the budget planning Rev. Tim and our Board will be doing in the next few weeks. They can only present a budget based on our actual, final pledge total. So let’s make sure we all help reach our goal of $604,000. EVERY pledge counts. The children and youth will be presenting their stewardship gifts this Sunday, and our Chalice Tree needs YOUR pledge to be fully “leafed out”! Let’s make it happen!
Special April 1st Sunday Lunch: In the Hawaiian tradition, it is the custom to get together with our friends, family, even our neighbors to "talk story," share music and dance, and our food. This is referred to as a Luau. A traditional Luau is far different from the flashy ones that tourist spots offer. It is a potluck made of diverse foods, as our Island home is culturally diverse. We will spend full weekends enjoying the company of our ohana (our loved ones, family by choice and by blood). It is a time to catch up, strengthen our community bonds, and celebrate our blessings. Music and Hula are often spontaneous ways we give thanks for our bounty. Luau is a large part of our spiritual beliefs, which are rooted in the a'ina and our sense of community. The YRUU (Young Religious Unitarian Universalist) invites you to join us for our Luau. We will be offering "plate lunch" as you'd find in Hawaii. You will be supporting our YRUU with your plate lunch purchase. Mahalo nui loa.
The 2017 Pacific Central District Assembly will be held May 5-6 at Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church in Walnut Creek, CA. Advance registration is open through April 22. Highlights of Saturday’s activities include a forum featuring all three UUA Presidential Candidates, workshops, worship, and fellowship. Registrants will also attend to the important business of the Annual Meeting of the Pacific Central District. Religious professionals will want to also bring their full staff team to Friday’s Staff Development Day. For details about the full weekend, go to: http://www.pcduua.org/events/district-assembly/.
Rich Berrett is several weeks into recovery from knee replacement surgery. He is home and would greatly appreciate notes and cards of encouragement. His mailing address is 533 E. Mariners Circle, Fresno CA 93730