Please join us for our next Sunday service on
March 10 at 10:30 a.m.
"Bouncing Through Uganda (and Rwanda, Too!"
Rev. Tim Kutzmark
Linda Tolladay, Worship Associate
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Jodi Ede ,
Congregational Administrator
Pastoral Care Support for March is:
Louise Richardson
559-322-6146 ext. 16
Monthly Men’s Fellowship Dinner meets Friday March 15 at 6:30pm at the church . Each month we share a potluck, check in with each other, and share thoughts about a range of topics. Contact Ed Johnson to attend 559-824-6323 or Edj.4956@yahoo.com .

UU Women's Group will meet March 16, 3rd Saturday, 10:00 am at Jackie Newman's home (559-355-7509). The topic for discussion will be 'Staying Fit for a Better Life'. Please RSVP for better luncheon planning and directions. All are welcome. Sylvia Woodburne, (559) 696-4720.

Young Adults Brunch! If you are a young adult, (25ish-40ish) join us on Sunday, March 17 at 9:00 am in the conference room for a potluck brunch before the service. Bring something to share! Sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/UUbrunch Emily Kuizenga emilykuizenga@gmail.com

UU Seniors will meet Tuesday, March 19 in the Sanctuary at 10a.m. Our speaker for this month will be Lydia Flores. She will lead a discussion on Laughter - humor, jokes or comedy. Bring a joke, or tell a story about something funny. Tell what makes you laugh. Anything that you would like to share to help us smile is okay. Gail West leftwest@yahoo.com

Circle meals are a great way to get to know your fellow UUs. These meals, both brunches and dinners, are normally held the 4th Saturday of the month , excluding summer months and November and December. If you'd like to be added to the email list of this fun group, contact Gail West at 559-24-5453 or leftwest@yahoo.com
Tea and a Tour. Join Member Services Coordinator Patty Bennett, Sunday, March 10 for an informal opportunity to learn more about our church. Meet in front of the pulpit for a brief tour of the church campus (weather permitting) followed by conversation over cup of tea (or coffee). Patty Bennett, msc@uufresno.org .

Faith & Film: Women of ’69 — Reflecting on 50 Years of Feminism and Life -- Thurs, March 14, 10am-12noon OR 7-9pm . Join Rev. Tim to listen as women who graduated college in 1969 look back on life from the age of 65: the enormous social changes that occurred during their college years, the struggles & joys & often unanticipated choices that followed over the decades, and their musing over what their legacy will be. Because all of us will be older at some point, reflection & re-assessment become more important, as we attempt to make sense of the past while facing the future. Childcare available upon request. Registration required at uufresno.org/home/adult-re. Contact Katie Hymans at khymans@uufresno.org with questions.

All Church Read: ‘Justice on Earth: People of Faith Working at the Intersections of Race, Class, and the Environment’. Purchase your copy online or from the UUCF Book Shop in the entry of the sanctuary. Start reading and be ready for discussion on Sun, Mar 17 & 31, 12:15-2:00pm . Facilitated by Connie Young and the Social Justice Team. At a time when racial, environmental, and economic justice are seen as issues competing for time, attention, and resources, Justice on Earth explores the ways in which the three are intertwined. The book asks us to recognize that our faith calls us to long-haul work for justice. Childcare provided upon request. Registration required at www.uufresno.org/home/adult-re . Contact Katie Hymans at khymans@uufresno.org with questions.

Introduction to Unitarian Universalism: Sunday, March 17, at 12:15 pm (lunch included). Would you like to learn more about Unitarian Universalist beliefs? Do you have questions about what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist? Do you want to feel more connected and involved? Join Rev. Tim for this engaging introduction to our faith and this church. To register and/or request childcare, contact Patty Bennett or Adriana Ross, Member Services Coordinators, at msc@uufresno.org  or 559-322-6146 ext. 15.

UU Humanists – Sunday March 17 , Youth Room. Is eating meat a humanist sin? Vegetarian and vegan morality and practicality. Potluck at noon, come with or without food. Discussion at 12:30. Contact Devin Carroll, devinc@sbcglobal.net , 559-240-5127.

NEW ADULT RE CLASS: What is Environmental Justice? -- Thurs, Mar 28, 6:30-8:30pm. As we continue to grow and develop, we see unwanted side effects: increased pollution, contamination, waste disposal. These side effects affect the environment and the communities around them, but the majority of the pollution is borne by a few. Learn more about this, with specific examples of how it plays out in the San Joaquin Valley. Taught by Marisol Aguilar from California Rural Legal Assistance. Register at https://uufresno.org/home/adult-re/ . Contact Katie Hymans at dlre@uufresno.org with questions.

New Member Sunday March 31. 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 soon, on March 31. 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 msc@fresno.org or 322-6146, ext.15, or speak with her at the service on Sunday.

Meditation Retreat -- Sat, Apr 6, 10am-4pm with Rita Townsend, who has studied and practiced Buddhism for more than 30 years . Childcare provided upon request. Registration required at uuDay-long Mindfulness. Enjoy the rare opportunity of spending a day in silence—and your own Awareness. Appropriate for both beginning and experienced meditators, with instruction for sitting, walking, eating, and loving-kindness meditations. Please bring a bag lunch, so you don’t need to drive or leave the grounds. Facilitated by congregant fresno.org/home/adult-re. Contact Katie Hymans at khymans@uufresno.org with questions.
The March Second Sunday Social Justice collection recipient is the Insight Garden Program which provides an innovative curriculum combined with vocational gardening and landscaping training so that people in prison can reconnect to self, community and the natural world. This program transforms lives, ends ongoing cycles of incarceration and creates safer communities. E. Vance, vev40@comcast.net

If you are interested in Social Justice issues in our community and around the world, we invite you to join Social Justice Team members over coffer after service the first three Sundays of each month. Look for our table in the courtyard where we hope to have meaningful dialog about issues that affect our lives and the lives of our brothers and sisters. Ellis Vance. vev40@comcast.net
SCAM ALERT : We have become aware of a scammer contacting a congregant claiming that either Rev. Tim or the chaplain at an area hospital suggested they reach out to them for either financial assistance or housing for the night. The church office has also been called several times by someone claiming to be a UU from out of state and needing financial assistance because of a car accident or family illness. We think this is the same individual. Please be alert if someone happens to contact you by phone with a similar story, or sends you an email asking for financial help. It is our practice to offer referrals to community organizations that may be able to offer assistance to individuals and families in need, but neither Rev. Tim nor the church office would suggest that an individual or family contact a member of our congregation for help.

UUA General Assembly in Spokane, WA June 19-23, 2019. GA is the annual business meeting of our denomination, and it's a whole lot more. Inspirational worship services, informative workshops, entertaining programs, a a bustling exhibit hall help make GA an unforgetable experience. For more information go to www.uua.org/ga   

On Sunday, March 31 at 1pm the United Japanese Christian Church in partnership with the Fresno Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens' League will be hosting Marsha and Aiden Aizumi. Marsha is an author, speaker, educator, and advocate for the LGBT community and Aiden is her transgender son. Together they have written a book entitled Two Spirits, One Heart: a Mother, Her Transgender Son, and Their Journey to Love And Acceptance . To find out more information or to RSVP to attend the lecture email info@ujcclife.com

We, at the Bookstore, are always appreciative of any/all book donations we receive . We have to ask, however, that you hold off on making large donations. We are postponing our usual spring booksale, and we don’t have much storage space for holding the books in the meantime. We’ll announce the date for the booksale, when we know it. Thanks in advance, for any donations at that time. 62wendy@gmail.com

February 2019 Contribution Statements were prepared and either emailed to those who have an email address on file or mailed. If you have not received your statement, please contact Jodi Baker, Congregational Administrator at 322-6146 or office@uufresno.org .
Your bequest can be added to the church’s Operating Fund for ordinary expenses, or it can be designated for the Endowment Fund. You choose. The advantage of the Endowment Fund is that the principal amount grows, and interest earned can be tapped as needed generally through a loan for vital one-time expenses. If you are interested in learning more about Legacy and Gifts, contact Kathy Huber, Facilities and Finance Manager at 559-322-6146 or operations@uufresno.org .  
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