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Week of November 19, 2017

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The Mission of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno is to:
Love Inclusively
Grow Spiritually
Serve Gratefully
And Work for Justice


Love Inclusively


UU Seniors Tuesday Nov 21 10-12:00 Sanctuary Our Speaker is Rich Barrett who will help us explore how we arrive at deeply held beliefs that interfere with seeing a bigger picture.  Compassion, understanding, and bad behaviors are investigated. Contact Jackie Newman with questions. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

All-Church Potluck to welcome all the new members who have joined our church in 2016. Sunday, December 3, at 5:30. Everyone is invited! Bring a dish to share and start off the holiday season with food and fellowship. Fun for the whole family! For information contact Vicki Young at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

FLEECE*FLEECE*FLEECE! It's that time of year again when our Spirit School kids will be making fleece blankets for the children at M'Ella House. Please bring 2 yards (per blanket) of anti-pill fleece to the RE table in the breezeway any Sunday through Dec 17. There are great deals at JoAnn's and other fabric stores now. Questions or to help further contact Carrie Wise at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Volunteer Appreciation Let’s recognize our unsung heroes! Has someone on your team provided extraordinary efforts on a recent project? Has someone in the church surprised you with special help or kindness? Use the Volunteer Appreciation Form, available in the foyer, to tell us about these people so that we can acknowledge them at an upcoming service. Patty Bennett, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 322-6146.


Grow Spiritually


UU Humanists – November 19, 12:30 in the Youth Room. Noon potluck, please join us with or without food. Devin Carroll will present on freethinker history in early America. More info on Facebook pages for UUF and Humanists of the San Joaquin Valley, and MeetUp HSJV. Contact Devin, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 559-240-5127. 

Simple Sunday Sermon Service on Sunday, November 19, at 3 pm.  Join Rev. Tim for a monthly stripped down, simple worship service featuring the sermon from the previous week “From White Supremacy to True Diversity.” This will be a quiet, more traditional alternative to our higher energy Sunday morning services. Just Tim, recorded music, readings, meditation and a sermon.

UUCF is sponsoring Interfaith Scholar Weekend presenting Dr. Christiana Zenner Peppard, "Just Sustainability: Religion, Pluralism, and Care for Our Common Home" Jan. 19-21, 2018 at St. James Episcopal Cathedral 4147 E. Dakota Ave, Fresno, CA 93726. or more information call 435-2690 or www.interfaithscholar.org. No registration is needed for Friday or Sunday.

Is it time for you to become a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno? Our next New Member Sunday Service is coming up very soon, on December 3. If you are considering membership at this time, or if you have any questions about our process, please contact our Member Services Coordinator Patty Bennett at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 322-6146, or speak with her at the service on Sunday.


 Serve Gratefully


Wings clients are grateful for their office boxes, thank you for your donations.  Please keep them coming. There will be a sample "office box" at the Social Justice table indefinitely, so you can see the types of things we are looking for.  Thank you. Gail West 683-6408 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

Help wanted! Do you like to meet people? Are you friendly and do you have a welcoming smile?  Your help is needed. Ushering positions are open for the second, third and fifth Sundays. Call or email Judy Parker for details. 559-252-4959 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

Alluvial Community Garden will offer produce from the garden and gardeners this Sunday November 19th after service for donations to the Fresno Community Food Bank. Fresh herbs, radishes, bok choy, and kale for your Thanksgiving Day Dinner as well as grapevine wreaths recycled from the garden's grape plant for your holiday decorating. Happy Thanksgiving to all. Michelle DeLaBarre This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  


And Work for Justice


The Social Justice Committee is accepting Nominations for 2018 Second Sunday collection recipients.  Criteria, is a local nonprofit who is in need of our support. Please pick up a nomination form at the Social Justice table. Or request a Digital version at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

GUN CONTOL LETTER WRITING: Join your friends at the table Nov. 19 after service. Write your letter or postcard; take home an addressed and stamped envelope to write at home; or phone numbers for legislators. Change will happen only when we work together to demand change. Karen Goodman. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 Message to Congregation


UU bookstore, open before/after church - traditional famous pomegranate jelly available (in a bookstore!) wide selection used books offered from omnivorous readers; see you there! Sylvia Woodburne, (559)696-4720  

Message from Connie and Jack Pitt:  Later this month Connie and I are moving to live near our son, Alan, in Boise. Having been very active in the church for many years we shall take with us splendid memories of how it has grown. We plan to stay in touch. Our new address will be 1601 N. 21st Street, Boise Idaho 83702.Our emails will remain This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

Message from Chuck Creighton:  Chuck has a new address and telephone number.  His new home address is 1715 E. Alluvial Ave, Fresno CA 93720 and phone number is 559-900-7302.  He truly appreciates staying in contact with his UU friends.  

All contributions made to UUCF should be clearly noted what they are intended for.  If an unmarked contribution is received and there is a pledge-of-record, the amount will be applied to the pledge.  Any contributions made without proper identification will be listed as a “non-pledge” contribution.  Unless otherwise indicated, the date of the pledge contribution will indicate the pledge year contribution is applied to.


UUCF Legacy and Gifts


Would you like to order an engraved stone to memorialize a loved one and be placed in the church’s Memorial Garden? Your loved one need not have been a member of this church. Order forms are available from Congregational Administrator Jodi Ede. The cost is $200.