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WHAT'S NUU!!!
We have updated our ZOOM schedule. To access
the most recent Zoom programs
Please join us for our next Sunday service on
May 31 at 10:30 a.m.

"Losing My Patience"

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Rev. Tim, Dani, Lorenzo, Ida Jones
Karen Polnitz, Linda Tolladay, Sam Zutler,
The Wise Family, Jenny Lewis, Don Gaede,
and Stolen Thunder

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***Please join us for Social Hour on ZOOM*** immediately after the Worship service
 Meeting ID: 967 8591 4824
PHONE: 669-900-6833 (then enter Meeting ID: 967 8591 14824, followed by #. When prompted for User ID, just hit # again )
For Pastoral Care Support call or email:
559-322-6146 ext. 16
WE HAVE NEW WAYS TO DONATE
Try $CashApp today!
Cash App is a convenient way to send money to Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno right from your phone.

Please be sure to note what your donation is for, ex. Plate donation, 19-20 Pledge, Social Justice 2nd Sun., etc.
Pride Day Dance Party on ZOOM Saturday, June 6.  Join us on Zoom at 9:30 am for fun, friends, music, and DANCING. Rev. Tim and Dani will lead the festivities. Creative Pride Outfits encouraged but not required. Zoom link:   https://zoom.us/j/98157339532

The Pastoral Care Team (PCT) can provide personal shoppers for grocery and dry goods delivery . They can also provide resources to on-line ordering. Please contact your PCT: Email: pastoralcare@uufresno.org Phone: (559) 322-6146 Ext 16. If you would like to volunteer to shop for congregants who are sheltering in place, please also contact the PCT.

The end of the week just got a whole lot more exciting!! Introducing Fun Fridays. At 5:30 pm every Friday Evening join us for all age laughter and community on Zoom. This week's topic is Scavenger Hunt. Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/91624682826 Meeting ID: 916 2468 2826 Phone: 16699006833.

Young Adult Check In (Ages 25-40).   Join us in a ZOOM meeting for Young Adults to check in and decompress with one another. Saturday, June 6 Emilykuizenga@gmail.com with questions VIDEO: https://zoom.us/j/95007679893?pwd=S0N5YXZZRTMzeDhtMUdpdGNTN1Jxdz09 Meeting ID: 950 0767 9893 PHONE: 669-900-6833 (then enter Meeting ID: 950 0767 9893, followed by #. When prompted for User ID, just hit # again)
We're excited to announce   Breaking and Blessing: Meditations   by Rev. Sean Parker Dennison, the latest addition to the UUA Bookstore’s popular inSpirit Series! Rev. Dennison’s striking debut will serve as both solace and flame to readers looking for them in equal measure. Rev. Sean Parker Dennison is the minister at Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Ashland, Oregon and cofounded TRUUsT, an organization for transgender UU religious leaders, in 2004. They are also an artist, parent, poet, and grandparent. The book can be ordered through the UUA bookstore https://www.uuabookstore.org/

Join Rev. Tim for Spiritual Reflection twice weekly.
Tuesdays at 7 pm and Thursdays at 11 am. This Thursday, June 6, is at 12:00 pm . 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) 

Town Hall with Tim. Thursday, June 4 at 7 pm. Join Rev. Tim for a live Q&A on Zoom. He’ll answer your questions about the church, hear your thoughts and comments, and finally, once and for all, provide the meaning of life (not!)

Five Wishes: End-of-Life Decisions for You and Your Loved Ones. Tuesday, June 9 at 10 am, or Wednesday, June 10 at 7 pm.  Join Rev. Tim for an introduction to the amazingly helpful and simple “Five Wishes” guide to end-of-life decisions for yourself or your loved ones. He’ll walk us step by step through the five important questions we must answer. Registration is required as we need to provide you with a copy of Five Wishes in advance of the workshop. Or, you can purchase your own online copy at https://fivewishes.org/shop/order   Register at: https://forms.gle/kwCQdgTMJQmZBZZDA

Natural Mysticism: How the Transcendentalists Brought Us Back to Earth. Wednesday, June 10, 17, and 24 at 10:00 AM, or Monday, June 15, 22, and 29 at 7 pm.  Inspired by Rev. Tim’s recent sermon, join Tim for a three-part exploration of Natural Mysticism and its origins in the Unitarian Transcendentalist Movement of the 1800’s. We’ll meet Margaret Fuller, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Louisa May Alcott, Henry David Thoreau, and so many others. We’ll also see how Natural Mysticism has influenced modern Unitarian Universalism, through Earth-Based Traditions and the poetry of Mary Oliver, Wendell Berry and Joy Harjo. Limit of 15 people per session offering. Registration is required. Register at: https://forms.gle/5bizDo4Bb8Y1JRyh7

VIRTUAL New Member Sunday June 14 . Are you ready to become a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno? We're celebrating our first-ever Virtual New Member Sunday on June 14 and we invite you to join us in this welcoming event. If you are considering membership now or if you have any questions, please contact our Member Services Coordinator Patty Bennett at msc@fresno.org or 322-6146, ext.15.

Return of Monday night yoga! Come and Zoom a hatha yoga practice starting June 1 from 6 pm-7:30 pm . Chair yoga will continue as is twice a week. For questions, contact Jenny Rohan at sarayuyoga@gmail.com .  
FACEBOOK MARKETING HELP NEEDED Do you understand the ins and outs of marketing through Facebook? Are you willing to learn? Rev. Tim is hoping to broaden the outreach of our worship services. The staff just does not have the bandwidth to spend time figuring this out. We have a rare opportunity during this pandemic to reach a larger audience and we need someone to coordinate our doing this. Email Tim at: tkutzmark@uufresno.org
Food donations Update At this time, Valley Children's Hospital is not taking any food donations. Wesley Church still is. For this month, they need tuna, cereal, soups, beans and pasta. Drop off would be any Tuesday 8:30-11:00 at Wesley 1343 E. Barstow (just west of CSUF). Go east into the parking lot and the last building; last door would be the food drop off. They also take checks made out to Wesley Methodist Church Food Pantry. Contact Steve Sacks at johnsonsacks@comcast.net with questions.   

An ad hoc group of Indigenous people and allies have come together to urge the Bureau of Prisons to recognize our shared humanity – and to take appropriate actions. If you would like more information about contacting your Members of Congress, and urge them to demand that the Bureau of Prisons follow its own policies and adopt better ones – go to www.uua.org/loveresists
 
Poor People’s Campaign – Stay in Place. Stay Alive. Organize. Don’t Believe the Lies! Non-cooperation campaign. The Mass Poor People’s Assembly & Moral March on Washington is going digital! They will gather from all 50 U.S. states and territories, and from across the world. To find out more, go to www.poorpeoplescampaign.org . Join others as they are waking the nation to the interlocking injustices facing 140 million poor and low-income people, 43% of the nation. 

The nonpartisan Environmental Voter Project encourages environmentalists in other states to register and vote by mail. Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL), San Francisco is hosting phone banks. Requirements: phone AND computer (not iPad). Register: EVP volunteer registration form (enter Fresno for chapter). You'll receive training and zoom information. cyoungRN@sbcglobal.net . Environmental Voter Project https://www.environmentalvoter.org . EVP volunteer registration form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfAlFMTwKvZ-ZyQsGQkBxz4eJS1qjNXQ-YH2_gQ4yFSKJqSHQ/viewform 
Pledge update: Your Annual Pledge Drive team has been reaching out to members and friends in hopes of meeting the proposed budget goal for 2020-2021. Our current pledges are at an impressive $602,080.34 . This amount is 92% of our goal of $655,300 . We still have $53,219.66 left to raise. We understand that many are faced with financial difficulties and urge those who are able to do so, to submit their pledge by mail, email or by phone by contacting Jodi. 559-322-6146, pledge@uufresno.org or office@uufresno.org . If you are unable to pledge, it is helpful to know that as well. As a reminder, your pledge is held in confidence. Only admin staff (Jodi and Violette) and Rev. Tim have access to your pledge information. Please know there is a caring and spiritually uplifting church here for you, no matter your financial support.

Food Source!  If you need to find food, Central California Food Bank is a wonderful source. You can click on this link and find out locations and calendar for a distribution location near you https://www.facebook.com/1526876815/posts/10223103017753626/

Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) General Assembly (GA) is going Virtual on June 24-28.  Five-day Virtual General Assembly (VGA) 2020 offers Unitarian Universalists an opportunity to gather and deepen our connections with each other and our faith. In addition to the General Sessions, Synergy, Service of the Living Tradition and Sunday worship, registered attendees can also enjoy daily morning worship, Welcoming celebrations, live workshops, an on-demand library of programming, presentations by featured speakers such as Rev. Joan Javier-Duvall, minister of the Unitarian Church in Montpelier, VT and special events such as coffee hours, worship reflection time, and evening entertainment. If you are interested in participating as a delegate, please contact Jodi Baker, Administration & Facilities Manager a t office@uufresno.org or 322-6146, ext. 11. To find out more about participating as a delegate, go to https://www.uua.org/ga/off-site/registrants/delegates. For UUA GA registration, please go to https://www.uua.org/ga/registration.

From Gerry Hughes:  My family and I are deeply grateful for your many messages of condolence as we navigate Gray's passing. Thank you, Gerry Hughes.
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