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Week of May 21, 2017

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In honor of Memorial Day  the office will be closed Monday, May 29.  Jodi Ede, Congregational Administrator will be on vacation May 26 – June 9, resulting in modified open office hours.Cheyanne Boos, Office Assistant, will be available part-time to offer assistance. 

Third Sunday Food Offering Please bring your donations listed on the paper strips for the community in need surrounding Wesley United Methodist Church and the families staying at Valley Children's Hospital.  Or check out this link for items needed: http://www.uufresno.org/index.php/adults/social-justice/food-pantry.  Thanks for helping to make the world a better place! -- from Your Social Justice Coordinating Committee

UU Women's Group will meet at Laurie Mitchell's home, 832 E. Vassar Ave, (559) 243-9121, 10:00 am, Saturday, May 20.   Discussion subject will be picked later. Light refreshments will be served, and all are welcome. Sylvia Woodburne, 696-4720

Being White in the Black Lives Matter Movement – Join Rev. Tim and Katie to explore what it means to be a white person showing up for racial justice work. Using readings, writings, and interactive activities, we’ll explore various aspects of white privilege and whiteness. Learn about how to take action in a conscious way, reflecting on your own role within the movement. Tuesdays, May 23, 30 & June 6, 10 am-noon OR 7-9 pm. Contact Katie Hymans at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register and/or request childcare.

Aging with Dignity: Getting the Care You Want When You Need It Most. Join Rev. Tim for this practical workshop that will help you think about pre-planning for aging, including the possibility of serious illness. Learn how to help others (or yourself) express wishes in areas that matter most – the personal and spiritual in addition to the medical and legal. Uses ‘The Five Wishes’. Materials provided. Thursday, May 25, 10 am-noon OR 7-9 pm. Complementary with Jenny Rohan’s workshop May 16. To register and/or request childcare, contact Katie Hymans at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Norelma Walker Youth Library proudly hosts its 18th annual Summer Reading Program. The first opportunity to sign up is May 28th when classes will visit the library for that purpose. For more information, please contact Denise Sciandra @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 559-349-4390. Meanwhile, happy reading to all!

Register for Chalice Camp! Chalice Camp is our weeklong summer camp, June 12-16, 8:30am-5pm, for those entering Kindergarten through 6th grade. Registration closes May 31, though we’d appreciate earlier registrations for planning purposes. Payments could be made later, and some scholarships and payment plans are available. Registration is on our website: www.uufresno.org. Contact Adriana Ross-Castro at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Rainbow Pride Parade & Festival Saturday, June 3, 2017.  Parade: 10 a.m., Festival: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m..  Parade is free to attend, festival is $500.  Fresno, Tower District (Olive & Wishon Avenues) For more information call 559-266-5465 or www.fresnorainbowpride.com/newsite/pride.html

Final Exit Network Presentation Thursday, June 8, 2:00-3:30pm or 6:00-7:30pmJoin Jacie Rowe IV from Final Exit Network for a presentation covering the most current information about self-deliverance for people who are suffering from intolerable medical circumstances, are mentally competent, and want to hasten their death. Learn what rights and options exist for people. Contact Katie Hymans at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register and/or request childcare.

Would you like to have input into what Adult Religious Education classes are offered? Come join the ARE team! We meet approximately quarterly to plan out the ARE offerings. It’s ideal if you’ve participated in some of the classes we’ve offered. Contact Katie Hymans at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Science Lovers Needed! – Are you a physics nerd? Do you love to do wacky science experiments? Are you passionate about climate change? Are you an expert at the body’s functions? Come share your expertise with our children and youth in our SUUper SUUmer SUUndays program, during services in the summer. We’ll help you craft your lesson and will be on hand to help with classroom management. Contact Carrie Wise at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the chance to enhance the lives of our youngsters.

BookShop News:  "A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe."  (Madeline L'Engle)  Stop in to browse before or after services and help support our Beloved Church.  Susie Parker, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Junk Needed! It’s that time of year again, when we gather your junk for our children to craft beautiful junk sculptures during Chalice Camp. Here’s what we can use: cardboard boxes, paper towel & wrapping paper tubes, ribbon, yarn, other kinds of tubes, unused medical supplies, feathers, liter bottles, anything unusual. What we don’t need: toilet paper rolls, plastic bottles, plastic fruit containers. Bring your contributions to the RE table on Sundays, through June 11. We will let you know when we have enough. Contact Adriana Ross-Castro at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Host a visiting UU – We will be hosting an OWL (Our Whole Lives, UU’s sexuality and relationship education program) training here in Fresno, July 7-9. Most of the participants are requesting homestays, so we are in need of hosts. Your visitors would have all their meals covered at the training and would be at the training until 9pm on both Friday and Saturday night, so all they’d need is a bed and a place to shower. Contact Katie Hymans at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you can offer a bed or two.

Hospitality Team Needed July 7-9 – A crew is needed to coordinate and offer food during the OWL training (see note about hosting). Food will be covered through the budget for the training, so this team would determine from where it comes and create a schedule for who comes to host each meal. Dinner Friday night through lunch on Sunday are covered. Contact Katie Hymans at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be part of this temporary team providing hospitality to other UUs.

Among Us

Bette Peterson would appreciate cards from the congregation; she has stopped driving and depends on others for transportation. She is receiving treatment on both of her legs.  Bette’s mailing address is 134 Poppy Ln., Clovis CA 93612

Connie Pitt is recovering from a fall and surgery and would appreciate cards from the congregation.  Connie’s mailing address is 1135 E. Santa Ana Ave., Fresno CA 93704