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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!

USED BOOK SALE:  The BookShop's semi-annual Used Book Sale is coming up on the last 2 Sundays of April!  We welcome your donations which can be left at the BookShop either before or after services.  We appreciate your generosity, all proceeds will benefit our Beloved Church.  Susie Parker, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ushers are needed! Will you step forward? It’s once a month. There are openings on the first, third and fourth Sundays.  This is a wonderful opportunity to meet the members of this church. Contact Judy Parker at 559-252-4959 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Needed for Earth Day Fresno kids’ activities: clean empty plastic beverage bottles with caps, empty kleenex boxes (all sizes), rubber bands, clean used large and X-large T-shirts (will be cut up). Place items in Earth Day Fresno box by Social Justice table. Thanks! Connie Young This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

Mystery Pals Reveal! Sunday, April 2, during the First Sunday Lunch. All those who have been participating in the Mystery Pals program, please remember to stay after church for the lunch for some fun in finding out who you’ve been swapping notes with. Contact Alisha Mancinas at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions. If you’re not going to be able to make it, please find someone to fill in for you.

Chalice Camp dates! Many have been asking when Chalice Camp, our week-long summer camp, is. It is scheduled for June 12-16. We should have registration up within a few weeks, with more details to come. But mark your calendars now! Contact Katie Hymans at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.

Do we answer the call and become a Sanctuary Church? That question is best decided by answering all of our questions as to how it will impact our congregation. Please join members from the Immigration Justice Leadership Team for a Q&A session after the service, April 2. We will meet in classrooms 1-3 at 12:30. JJ Hasenbeck, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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/.

A reminder, when making contributions to UUCF to clearly mark what your contribution is for.    Common contributions include:  Pledge, unpledged,  plate and Capital Campaign. Donations.  As we near the end of our current fiscal year, many are making pre-paid contributions to their 17-18 pledge.  Please indicate which fiscal year your contribution is for.  We appreciate your ongoing support and strive to provide clear and accurate  financial reporting.  We have continued to send out monthly contribution statements. If you have not received yours or need an extra copy, they are readily available upon request.  Jodi Ede This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

Among Us

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