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Jodi Ede,
Congregational Administrator
Congregational Meeting
Sunday, May 20, 2018
immediately following the service in our Sanctuary 

Please plan to join us after church on May 20 for our Congregational Meeting to vote on adopting our 2018-2019 Operating Budget, affirming our new Vision Plan, voting on Board recommended Bylaw revisions and purchase of newer portable for classrooms, and electing our slate of candidates for the Board of Trustees and Nominating Committee. A quorum of our membership is necessary in order to proceed with these actions.  Light refreshments and childcare will be provided.
Please join us Sunday, May 13 

10:30 a.m.
"What My Mother Taught Me"
Mother's Day Service
Rev. Tim Kutzmark
Eva Wissner, Worship Associate
Pastoral Care Support for May is:
Marilyn Erb
La misiĆ³n de la iglesia Unitaria Universalista de Fresno es:
Amar inclusivamente
Crecer espiritualmente
Servir con gratitud y
Trabajar por la justicia
The Mission of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno
is to:
Love Inclusively
Grow Spiritually
Serve Gratefully
And Work for Justice
Coming of Age Retreat in Fresno - The district-wide Coming of Age retreat has had some challenges this year, and due to a last-minute issue at our planned location, we are now hosting it here at our church! If you see people bustling about on campus this weekend (May 11-13), it's youth from fellow congregations, deepening their faith. Contact Katie Hymans at if you have questions.
U.U. Seniors will meet on Tuesday, May 15th in the Sanctuary from 10 am. until noon. Our featured speaker will be John L. Reed. John is a retired public defender. His career, plus his work with KFCF and the Democratic Kennedy Club will provide us a broad spectrum of social justice issues in the San Joaquin Valley.  Saul Eskin
Introduction to Unitarian Universalism. Saturday, May 19, 8:30am-12:45pm (breakfast included). Would you like to learn more about Unitarian Universalist history and beliefs? Are you considering becoming a member of the church? Join Rev. Tim, Patty Bennett, and representatives of the Visitor and New Member Team for an engaging introduction to our faith and this church. Contact Patty Bennett, Member Services Coordinator, or 559-322-6146 to register and/or request childcare.
Coming of Age celebration . Join us on Sunday, May 20, as the youth who have participated in our year-long Coming of Age program share their personal credos with the congregation during the service. Contact Katie Hymans at
UU Humanists - Sunday May 20 , in the Youth Room. Noon potluck, please join us with or without food. At 12:30 Devin Carroll will lead a discussion on "Good Things Coming from GMO Crops". More info on Facebook pages for UUF and Humanists of the San Joaquin Valley, and Meetup HSJV. Contact Devin, , 559-240-5127.  
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:  .  Thanks for helping to make the world a better place! -- from Your Social Justice Coordinating Committee
We need your junk at Chalice Camp! One of our most beloved activities is the creation of junk sculptures. Popular items include tubes of all kinds, all sizes of plastic bottles, cardboard boxes of all sizes, and anything odd or unusual. Egg cartons do not get used. Clean and safe items only. Please HOLD ON to items until June. They can be dropped off at the RE table in the breezeway on June 3 or 10. Contact Katie Hymans at
The Social Justice collection on May 13th will benefit M'Ella House, a local program that allows mothers with addictions to keep their young children with them during their treatment. UU volunteers have supported this program for years: monthly birthday parties for the kids, holiday gift bags, field trips, blankets, school supplies, etc. A M'Ella House mother will speak at church on the 13th.
Join the Poor People's Campaign : A National Call for Moral Revival, Declaration of Fundamental Rights and Poor People's Agenda that will guide us in the upcoming 40 days of nonviolent direct action. The kick-off rally is May 14 to be followed by five rallies on Mondays through June 18 in Sacramento and Washington D.C. For more information, contact Ellis Vance,
Fresno Multi-Faith Exchange at the Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno. Your chance to learn firsthand about the religious beliefs, cultural traditions, and practices of people you work with, live near, and share a community with. Sunday, May 20th from 3:00-5:00 pm. All ages are welcome. Ellis Vance, .
Join Fresno UUs for the Poor People's Rally in Sacramento on Tuesday, May 29. Those interested in going to the rally by bus should sign up at the Social Justice Table after service beginning this Sunday through May 20. Contact Ellis Vance at 351-6119 or
The United Japanese Christian Church and the McLane High School ArtVenture Academy proudly present GAMAN: Enduring the seemingly unbearable with patience and dignity running May 13 through June 10 at the United Japanese Christian Church. The anchor text was Only What You Can Carry, an anthology of various writings during this dark period in American history.
Join Rev. Tim and Ruth Jenkins, President, Board of Trustees on Tuesday, May 15 at 7 pm and Thursday, May 17 at 10 am, for Q&A on budget and other matters up for vote at Annual Meeting on May 20th. The meeting will be held in the Office Conference Room.
Pat Moore is doing well and would enjoy receiving visitors now that she is living at Sunrise of Fresno. The address is 7444 N. Cedar Ave, Fresno, CA 93720. You can contact Pat at 559-299-6681. It may take a few rings before she can get to the phone to take your call.
Marilyn Mann is moving and looking for a home for her spinet piano. If you or someone you know is looking for a new piano contact Marilyn at (559) 431-6759
Alluvial Community Garden wants to thank everyone who made donations to the food bank on April 29th. Together, church members and visitors raised over $50. To date, your donations in exchange for produce from the garden, has raised over $1000. That feeds a lot of people. Thank you! Michelle DeLaBarre
Please Help! We have received two pledge donations from children that were turned in without names. Please help us identify our generous youth, so we can make sure they receive credit. One pledge was in a gold and silver box, the other was pink with feathers. Contact Jodi at 322-6146 or
During our Morning Worship Service on Sunday, May 13, we will for the first time be introducing a full hymn - all three verses - sung in Spanish. We've done a verse here and there in the past, but never an entire hymn.  We are going to ease everyone in with what is for many of us a very familiar tune - "Morning Has Broken."  We thought many of you would like some exposure to the Spanish lyrics in advance so you can practice and be ready. To view the lyrics and to hear the spoken and sung lyrics go to > About Us >Spotlight or paste this link into your browser
General Assembly is the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association. Attendees worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through democratic process. Anyone may attend. The 2018 General Assembly will be June 20-24 in Kansas City, MO. Most General Assembly events will be held in the Kansas City Convention Center. Registration is now open
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.
Please note that our new pledge cycle will not begin until July 1, 2018 . When making a pledge contribution, please clearly indicate which fiscal year it is for (fy 17-18 or fy 18-19). FY 18-19 contributions will be posted as pre-paid contributions up until June 30, 2018 and will then be properly applied towards the fy 2018-19 pledge. Jodi Ede

As the course of time takes from us beloved members of our church, we are nourished by wonderful memories and touching memorial services. Sometimes, we have only known the person for a short time, and we are delighted to learn of all they accomplished before they came into our live. Legacy-it is built day by day. We are deeply grateful for the donations to the church made in their memory.
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