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We have updated our ZOOM schedule. To access
the most recent Zoom programs
Please join us for our next Sunday service on
July 26 at 10:30 a.m.
"In This Delicate Turning"
A Sunday Service from
Our National General Assembly 2019
Created and Led by Unitarian Universalists
from Across the Country
CLICK HERE to join our service on Facebook

Rev. Marta I. Valentín
Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray
Reverend Sunshine Wolfe

Special Music By:
Francisco Ruiz, LeLaina Romero, Jyvonne Haskin,
and Emma’s Revolution

***Please join us for Socal Hour on ZOOM*** 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 )
Share your UU Pride with a UU chalice face mask,
UU Yellow ball cap, BLM bracelet and buttons.
or find SHOP UU on our website www.uufresno.org.
View and order on-line! All purchases include free shipping
and a donation to help fund future social justice activities.
Additional items may be available in the future.
The Norelma Walker Youth Library Summer Reading Celebration! Saturday, August 8 from 10 to 11 AM in the UUCF parking lot Drive through and pick up your reward goodies!
On Saturday, August 8 you will receive a $10 gift certificate to Petunia’s Place book store, a goody bag of cookies and a choice from a couple of books to take home in celebration of your participation in the Norelma Walker Youth Library Summer Reading Program 2020. Parents, load your Summer Reader into your car on August 8 and follow the arrow to drive through the parking lot of UUCF between 10 and 11 A.M. You will see a pop-up tent with Norelma Walker Youth Library volunteers waiting in the shade. A volunteer will give you the Petunia’s Place gift certificate and the cookies. The volunteer will offer a choice of two reward books from which to choose. We will place these in your car trunk or give them to you directly, as you choose. If your Summer Reader wishes to share their Reading Log and ratings with the volunteer, that will be fun, however reading just one book this summer qualifies the Summer Reader to receive the reward, and we operate on an honor system. Questions? Contact Sharon Rossi at (559) 593-1862 or sharonsrossi@gmail.com

Spend quality time with Rev. Tim. Spiritual Reflection twice weekly. Tuesdays at 7 pm and Thursdays at 11 am.  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) 

Chalice Children (PreK-1 st grade) will meet on Zoom from 9:45-10:15 on Sunday Mornings before Worship with Desmond for a check in and community sharing. https://zoom.us/j/97586124360 

Grades 2 nd -5 th Kid’s Social Hour right after service on Sunday Mornings with Dani for check in, community sharing, and time to laugh. Sunday Morning Snacks encouraged.  Https://zoom.us/j/94693279104

Travels with Rev. Tim: South Africa Safari Tuesday, July 28th at 10 AM or Thursday, July 30 at 7 pm 
Join Rev. Tim for pictures and stories from his time volunteering with a team of scientists and wild animal preservationists in South Africa. Registration requested, all ages welcome  

Living Amidst Chaos: A Unitarian Universalist Perspective. Monday, August 3, 10 and 17 at 10:00 am – Noon or 7:00-9:00 pm.   Join Rev. Tim for this three-part exploration of how, from a Unitarian Universalist perspective, we can live in the midst of chaos and uncertainty. What spiritual opportunities can be found? We’ll use short readings, reflections, conversation and spiritual practices to help us learn to sit with discomfort and perhaps even make peace with it. Registration is required, as is a short reading and writing exercise to be completed prior to the first session. Register at https://forms.gle/79AvkyPdQgt7ehpS7

Adult Religious Exploration committee. In this time of newness and change, the Adult Religious Exploration committee would like to invite you to explore the questions: what do you need, what can you offer, and what will bring us together? Therefore, we invite you to take a bit of your time to fill out this survey of interests, talents and needs. Click the link below to give us your much needed feedback.
Food Distribution.  Join the team of dedicated volunteers distributing food at Balderas Elementary School on Monday, July 27th from 8:15 to 11:30 a.m. We were very successful and had fun last month, and have some new volunteers joining this month. If you want to be part of this amazing opportunity to serve our Fresno Community gratefully, email Vicki Gavel, veejaygavel@gmail.com .

Generosity Team.  Do you have photos of generosity toward others that the Generosity Team could use as slides during our services online and when we return altogether to our sanctuary? We are looking for photos that demonstrate the generosity of our members within our congregation and in the larger community.
by Christian Robinson
A sensitive and impactful picture book about seeing the world from different points of view by Caldecott and Coretta Scott King Honoree Christian Robinson. In this bright and beautiful picture book, many different perspectives around the world are deftly and empathetically explored. Young readers will be drawn into the luminous illustrations inviting them to engage with the world in a new way and see how everyone is connected, and that everyone matters. Visit https://www.uuabookstore.org/You-Matter-P18673.aspx to order.

The Fresno Police Reform Commission has been meeting (together and in subcommittees) for the past few weeks and sometime in the coming weeks will be presenting any agreed-upon recommendations to City Council. Their regular meeting next Monday night at 5 pm will be open to the public and we’re encouraging anyone interested to participate:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_v9AwQ6HZQAiPtCLaF5T-YQ  (click the link to register beforehand)  

The Human Rights Coalition of the Central Valley is commemorating the 75 th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by two ways: A fast for Peace, August 6-9, 2020 and Ceremonial Tree Planting, August 6 at 6:00 – 8:00 pm, 2020.   CLICK HERE For more information.

Food donations Update.  At this time, Valley Children's does not need donations, Wesley Church still does. For this month, they need tuna, cereal and peanut butter. Drop off would be any Tuesday 8:30-11:00 am 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.   
YouTube! Have you seen our new and improved YouTube channel?  CLICK HERE to subscribe.

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/

Starting July 1 , we are no longer utilizing our previous USAePay system to process credit card or EFT's (checking, savings or debit card) contributions. If you would like to set up auto-payments, visit our Giving page on our website www.uufresno.org/giving , utilize our mobile app, text-to-give, PayPal, or Cash App options. You can contact the office for assistance. 322-6146 or aa@uufresno.org

Support Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno when you shop at Amazon Smile. If you are an Amazon shopper, by following our link, Amazon Smile will donate .5% of your purchase price directly to the church. Our direct link is: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/94-1552962 . Or click on the Amazon Smile button at the bottom of this newsletter. Amazon Smile is now available in the Amazon Shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones. For more information, please scroll down to the end of this newsletter. AmazonSmile is now available in the Amazon Shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones. 
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Staff Sabbatical August 23-29, 2020  In appreciation for our staff’s extra effort and hard work during COVID 19, we are suspending all church operations and activities (except Spirit School and Sunday Service) for 1 week so your UUCF staff can have a well-deserved sabbatical. Your staff have put in many long hours and worked above and beyond their job descriptions to ensure our congregation continued to serve our mission even though our campus closed. UUCF continues to provide a spiritual community through Live broadcast and utilizing technology in new and innovative ways. THANK YOU UUCF STAFF!!!

Rev. Tim will be taking one week vacation from August 17 - August 23 and will be on a staff sabbatical from August 24 - August 31. Services will be at the regular time on Sundays at 10:30 am on Facebook.
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