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This Sunday's
Special Guest
Musicians:
Emma's Revolution
Please join us for our next Sunday service on
January 10 at 10:30 a.m.

“What Holds Us Together"
Bring a Friend Sunday



Service led by:
Rev. Tim, Dani, Lorenzo,
Linda Tolladay, and Ida Jones


Music by,
Celea Alfaro, Chris Eacock, Don Gaede,
Jeremiah Henry, Mike Reilly & Marc Wise


Special Guest Musicians:
Emma's Revolution
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Or watch on our Youtube channel at:

***Please join us for Social Hour on ZOOM*** 9:45 am
and immediately after the Worship service
 Meeting ID: 967 8591 4824
PHONE: 669-900-6833 (then enter Meeting ID: 967 8591 4824, followed by #. When prompted for User ID, just hit # again)
All Ages 80’s Neon and Rave Glow in the Dark Zoom Party January 9th at 5:00 pm. Join Dani for a Really Rad Time! Pull out your glow in the dark or neon rave gear. Shake off those 1980s outfits, and join us on zoom for techno dancing, Glow in the Dark trivia, and of course a lipsync competition. Awards for best outfits, dance moves, and of course lip-sync! This is a family fun event for ages 1-100 and households of all shapes and sizes. https://zoom.us/j/94908920297.

Ask a friend to join you at our church service to Invite a Friend Sunday, January 10 at 10:30 am. Rev. Tim will introduce Unitarian Universalism in a sermon called “The Best Kept Secret in the World.” Patty Bennett, msc@uufresno.org.
Grow Spiritually in the New Year – If you are looking to deepen or refresh your spiritual life in this New Year, Rev. Tim invites you to join him at one of his weekly “Spiritual Drop-In Group” each Tuesday at 7 pm and Thursday at 11 am (except the first Thursday of the month, when it is at Noon). Each week we explore a different aspect of our spiritual lives. VIDEO https://zoom.us/j/94599824478. Meeting ID: 945 9982 4478. PHONE: 669-900-6833 (then enter Meeting ID: 945 9982 4478, followed by #. When prompted for User ID, just hit # again).

Faith and Film Series With Rev. Tim Kutzmark (Second Sunday of Every Month at 6:30 pm) Registration is Required at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfLyAOVR9FSM8erO831vwxlEngPqr3ik4owrdMi7fThEEraUQ/viewform?usp=sf_link.  Sunday, January 10 at 6:30 pm “Slavery by Another Name” Did Slavery really end with the Civil War? This documentary explores how in the years following the Emancipation Proclamation, systematic approaches were taken to re-enslave newly freed Blacks in the United States. This system included new brutal methods of forced labor in which men were arrested and forced to work without pay, bought and sold, and coerced to do the bidding of masters. Spanning the 60 years following the Civil War, this 90-minute documentary includes interviews with key Black history scholars like Khalil Muhammad, Mary Ellen Curtin, Risa Goluboff, and Adam Green.

Evil: A Unitarian Universalist Perspective - Wednesday, Jan.13 at 10:00 AM or 7:00 pm Facilitated by Rev. Tim Kutzmark. Registration is required at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfLyAOVR9FSM8erO831vwxlEngPqr3ik4owrdMi7fThEEraUQ/viewform?usp=sf_link.   Join Rev. Tim for this exploration of what Unitarian Universalism says about evil. Has our focus on the worth and dignity of all people caused us to miss the mark when it comes to understanding evil and those who perpetuate it? A short reading will be sent in advance so you are prepared for this one-time class. Email Dani with Questions at growspiritually@uufresno.org

Building the World We Dream About. Evening Worship Friday, January 15th at 6:30 pm. Join the Class of Building the World We Dream About for an evening Worship service centered around their journeys, growth, and experiences taking the 6-month long course about creating a Racially Just and Multicultural World. https://zoom.us/j/94118841497.

January 16th Noon Children's Religious Exploration Class.  Join us for a virtual Children's Religious Exploration Class in lieu of this month's in-person RE. Together we will be exploring stillness and its role in our lives and in Unitarian Universalism. https://zoom.us/j/94693279104

Art That Makes You Feel: An Exploration of Visual Art, Emotion, and Resilience. Facilitated by Katherine Smart Sunday at 5 pm January 17th, 25th, and Feb. 7th Registration Requested:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfLyAOVR9FSM8erO831vwxlEngPqr3ik4owrdMi7fThEEraUQ/viewform?usp=sf_link.  Join artist Kate Smart for an exploration and spirituality of visual art and an examination of physical, created, and emotional landscapes. Share art that speaks to your heart, and observe and learn about the artist and their work.

UU Humanists – Sunday, January 17, 1-2:30 p.m. UU Humanists. A range of uprising strategies for resistance to oppression and struggle for justice. Discussion led by Madeline Carroll, with her experiences in Portland. Join us at https://zoom.us/j/94339993291. Contact Devin Carroll, devinc@sbcglobal.net, 559-240-5127.

Sharing Poems that Speak to Our Hearts - Wednesday, January 20 at 7:00 pm and Friday the 24 at 1:00 pm Facilitated by Robert Mitchell Registration is Required at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfLyAOVR9FSM8erO831vwxlEngPqr3ik4owrdMi7fThEEraUQ/viewform?usp=sf_link.  Sometimes we read a poem, and it has little meaning for us. Maybe it’s too abstract or it just doesn’t make sense to us. However, at other times, we read a poem that touches us deeply and speaks directly to us. It gives us a new vision. Join Robert Mitchell for a poetry sharing circle in which we will each share a specific poem and the way it speaks to us.

Yoga classes continue! Hatha Yoga, Monday nights 6-7:30 pm, Chair Yoga Wednesday from 12-1 pm and Friday
1-2 pm. Zoom link is the same for all classes: VIDEO: https://zoom.us/j/97768989369, Meeting ID: 977-6898-9369. PHONE: 669-900-6833 (then enter Meeting ID: 977-6898-9369, followed by #, When prompted for User ID, just hit # again) All are welcome. For questions or concerns refer to Jenny Rohan 559-281-7972 or sarayuyoga@gmail.com.
2021: A CyberSpace Auction. January 31st – February 7th There is still time to donate (Deadline January 15th ) to this year’s Auction. What about a gift certificate (to support a local business or restaurant), Outdoor Adventures? Rose Pruning? Pet Sitting? Need more ideas just ask: Sheli Glasrud at sheldoner@comcast.net or Valerie Johnson at valeriejohnson@comcast.net. Look for details about the 2021 Auction in your inbox arriving soon!
We hope you’ve checked out all the items at https://www.auctria.com/auction/uufresnoauction2021.

Creative Volunteer Graphics Person Needed – The Worship Arts Team is seeking two people to join the team to help create graphics for the Sunday Worship Services, streamed live on Facebook. You will select images to complement the lyrics slides, choose other images to visually enhance aspects of the service, create the slides that identify each speaker or singer, and find timely photos on the web, as needed, for our Joys and Sorrows section of the service. If you are interested or have questions, contact Violette in the church office at aa@uufresno.org,
559-322-6146 and she’ll have the Worship Arts chair, Linda Tolladay, get in touch with you.
37th Annual Commemoration
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
“Where Do We Go From Here? Growing The Plant Of Freedom With Love And Justice!”

Presented by:
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Unity Committee, City of Fresno, CA

Friday, January 15, 2021 - Virtual: Opening Garlanding Ceremony 11:45 am. Zoom ID: 815 8671 3287
Featuring Special Guest Mayor Jerry Dyer, along with a performance by the Mona Tatum dancers in honor of M.L.K. Contact: Dr. Sudarshan Kapoor (559) 435-2212 or Gail Gaston (559) 681-3140.

Saturday, January 16, 2021- Virtual: Clovis Police Department Community Breakfast Virtual Program: 9:00 am.
On Facebook Live @ClovisPoliceDepartmentCalifornia-Keynote Speaker: Mr. Gregory Barfield, Assistant City Manager for the City of Fresno. Drive-Through Breakfast: 9:00 A.M. at Clovis Police Department, 1233 Fifth Street Clovis, CA. 93612-  Tickets $5 each (Pre-Payment Required). Contact: Erin Ford-Horio (559) 342-2476 or erinf@cityofclovis.com.

Saturday, January 16, 2021 – Virtual: M.L.K. Candlelight Vigil 6:00 pm. Zoom ID: 815 8671 3287. Contact: John Sturdivant (559) 974-2503 or Dr. Sudarshan Kapoor (559) 435-2212.

Monday, January 18, 2021 - Virtual: Commemoration Program & Community Awards Ceremony 11:00 am.
Zoom ID: 815 8671 3287. Join us via Zoom in celebrating the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his contributions to community diversity and our enriched culture. Commemoration Program Keynote Speaker-Sabrina Kelley of Well Fargo, Community Awards Ceremony Awardees: Yolanda Randles-Les Kimber Community Organization Award, Dr. Rais Vohra-M.L.K. Community Award & Congressman Jim Costa-M.L.K. Community Award. Contact: Terri Kimber Edwards (559) 908-0639 or email: Hon. Eric Payne at Eric.paynecmc@gmail.com.

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This Sunday, we are pleased to lift up the important work of Wings Advocacy Fresno. Wings provides furniture and household items once a person or family who has been homeless has been housed. Checks made payable to UUCF with 2nd Sunday SJ Donation in the memo line. Please contact Kristy Hall at Kristy.lynn.hall@gmail.com or
Vicki Gavel at veejaygavel@gmail.com for more information.
UUCF Board of Trustee meeting minutes and monthly financial reports are available for those who would be interested in reviewing them. In an effort to minimize unwanted email communication, if you are a church member and would like to automatically receive board meeting minutes and/or financial reports upon acceptance and approval, please contact Violette Mullooly, Administrative Assistant aa@uufresno.org. Additionally, a digital archive of UUCF board minutes and monthly financial reports are maintained with the church administration and are available to members upon request.

In 2021, the Bookstore is proud to say we’re still contributing to our church! Would you like to help? Contact Jeanine King at jeanineking@yahoo.com to order a book, a scarf, or one of our handmade cards. Donate used books; we’ll sell them and the church gets the money. In frightening times, some things remain the same: We’re still here, ready to help you and help our church. 62wendy@gmail.com

WE ARE SADDENED TO
SHARE THE NEWS THAT:

Longtime church member Bette Noblett died Sunday morning.
Notes and cards can be sent to her husband, Bill Noblett at 6053 N. Nantucket St., Fresno CA 93704.

Longtime member Paula Siegel died this morning. Notes and cards can be sent to her daughter Paula Siegel and husband Jerry Radinoff at 5478 N. Vagedes, Fresno CA 93711. And to her granddaughter Laura Radinoff at 4915 E. Sooner Drive, Fresno CA 93727.

Longtime member Lydia Flores’ son Bill died after a long illness. Notes and cards can be sent to Lydia Flores, 54 Saddleback Road, Rolling Hills CA 90274.
In gratitude to those who made special donations, above and beyond pledge contributions during the month of December.

Special thanks to:

Non-Pledge Donations:
Micheline & Jim Curnyn * John Livesey & Doreen Samelson * Redena & Ken Mah * Ida Jones * Marcelle Pratt * Jason Knight * Kristen Lewis * Angelique Duvet-Tovar * Kimberly Paniagua * Chris Johnson * Evonne & Bruce Waldo * Colby Morrow & Evan Shipp * April Hill * Devin Carroll * Bill Gerald * Barbara Cutright * Laura Radinoff

We Care Fund:
Valerie Johnson & Steve Sacks * Sheli Glasrud * Betty Prange * Redena & Ken Mah * Nancy Richardson * Susan Jean-Perry * David Lockling * Lynn Kimbark * Connie Young * Ajith Weeraasinghe * April Hill * Lynette Bassman * Linda Tolladay * George Burman * Tess Seay * Vicki Gavel * Linda Knight * Carolyn & Bill Murphy * Connie Jones * Kenny Hallstone *Laura Radinoff * Sally Carroll & Paul Hanf

Plate Donations:
Pat and George Looney Burman * Lynette Bassman * David Lockling * Calvin Fleming * Jason Bernardi and Edward Tamashiro (Jay)
Martha Lucey * Rita Townsend * Paula Siegal & Jerry Radinoff * Margaret Sanders * Laurie Mitchell * Laura & Timothy Tidyman-Jones *
Leah Hanzlicek

Minister’s Discretionary:
Colby Morrow & Evan Shipp * Carolyn Nolan * Lydia Flores

In Appreciation for Yoga Class:
Maureen Hayes * Mary - Allen Macneil * Margaret Sanders * Mary Ann & Rafael Vilegas * Lydia Flores

Pastoral Care:
Gaylee Amend * Nancy Richardson

Pastoral Care Team Food Support Fund:
Redena & Ken Mah * Sally Carroll & Paul Hanff * Sharon Rossi


In Honor of and In Memoriam:
Building Fund:
Evelyn & Richard Richardson * Redena & Ken Mah * Diane Merrill

We Care Fund:
Sydney Story

Non-Pledge Donations:
Louise Richardson

Norelma Walker Youth Library:
Denise & Salvator Sciandra


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Contribution Funds: Areas of Giving

Pledge: A “Pledge” contribution is for those who have made a financial “Pledge of Record” for a given July-June fiscal year. The majority of our annual operating budget is determined by the pledges that are received during our Annual Pledge Drive.

Non-Pledge Donation: A donation without restrictions that supplements the yearly operating budget.

Sunday Offering (Plate) via Cash App, PayPal, Credit Card or Check: Sunday offerings or plate donations are an act of generosity for our Sunday Services and support our annual operating budget. They are an important additional source of income each week.

We Care Fund: “We Care Fund” is a discretionary fund that Rev. Tim utilizes to provide needed financial support to members and friends, especially needed in this time of Pandemic. Examples include gas cards, gift cards for clothes or other needed items, assistance with bills, emergency rent assistance, and other expenses that arise, especially during the Pandemic when more people are financially vulnerable.

Pastoral Care Team Food Fund: This fund allows the Pastoral Care Team to provide purchased and delivered meals to members and friends who are in need of support during illness, family death, or other life events. It can also assist with basic grocery purchases, especially during this time of Pandemic.

Minister’s Discretionary Fund: The Minister’s Discretionary Fund is utilized by the Minister for a multitude of purposes and can fund unexpected church expenses (emergencies arise) and church purchases (for instance, broadcasting equipment for virtual services, needed equipment for our fire alarm system, etc.). It can also be used to assist those in financial need.

In Honor of and In Memoriam: You can make a special donation in honor of something (for instance, appreciating Monday yoga class) or to honor a person who is living. You can also make a financial contribution to honor a church member or other person who has died.
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