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Vision:  The Practice of Finding Sacred Space

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Jodi Ede,
Congregational Administrator
Please join us Sunday, October 7

10:30 a.m.
"For One Brief Shining Moment:
The Unitarian Capital of the World"

New Member Sunday

Rev. Tim Kutzmark
Jody Palmer, Worship Associate
Pastoral Care Support for September is:

Kathy Garabed
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

Please plan to attend our Fall Congregational Meeting
Sunday, October 14, 2018 - immediately following Sunday Service.  All are welcome to attend, church membership is required in order to participate in voting. 
The Wonderfully Wicked Wizard of Oz Gala, Oct. 20th: Follow the Yellow Brick Road to silent, live, and dessert auctions, a free concert, and catered dinner! Visit the Gala table in the breezeway to donate an experience or service, volunteer to help at the event, or buy tickets. Contact Marlene Masten, (210) 473-6852, or !

If you would like to help us get ready for the Gala , please join us in the Sanctuary on Saturday, Oct. 6th at 10:00! Lunch will be provided. Laura Radinoff,

Sun, Oct 7 - join us after service for a delicious First Sunday Lunch. Soup, salad & treats brought to you by the youth of YRUU. $5/person ($20/family) donation gratefully received.

UUCF is a co-sponsor of United Japanese Christian Church's free presentation of UJCC Film & Cultural Series: The Untold Story, Internment of Japanese Americans in Hawaii on Oct. 7, 2018 at 1:00pm at 136 N. Villa Ave., Clovis CA 93612. Event includes discussion with special guest and refreshments afterwards. For more information contact

UU Seniors meeting will meet Tuesday, October 16 from 10:00 am to noon in the sanctuary. At our last meeting, we decided to rotate discussion leaders. Andrea Boone will lead the discussion this month, about what will happen to our beloved possessions when we pass, and our feelings and plans about this. Refreshments will be provided by Andrea. contact: Gail West 559-284-5453
UU Men's Fellowship will meet again on the 3rd Friday night this month the 19th at 6:30pm in the home of Ed Johnson. Our group shares food and discussions on timely topics in a manner both accepting and free. Ed will have a main course. Call, text, or email Ed to RSVP, get my address, and receive an assignment on what food to contribute to the dinner. 559-824-6323 or

Save the Date! The annual Arts & Crafts Fair will be held on Sunday, Nov 4th, with over 40 vendors offering a variety of vintage crafts, handmade goods, and fair trade products. Can you donate baked goods or handcrafted items for the UU sales table? Or sign up to make soup, or volunteer to help the day of the fair! Join in the fun! Trish Regonini / Karin Livingstone -
UU Barn Dance. Saturday, Nov. 17 6:30-8:30. Intergenerational good old-fashioned fun! No dancing experience or partner needed. Live music and a caller. Square dances and line dances will be taught. Don a barn outfit if you're so moved and come dance and laugh with friends of all ages. Tickets $5/adult... on sale soon. Questions? Contact Carrie Wise at
Join a Chalice Circle! Chalice Circles are a wonderful opportunity to connect with other congregants at a deeper, spiritual level, forming bonds that build into other aspects of congregational and personal life. Meeting every 2nd & 4th week of the month from Oct-June, circles are led by trained facilitators and focus on the monthly worship theme. For specific times and go register, go to Contact Katie Hymans with questions at

What Does Parent as the Main Religious Educator Mean? workshop. Join Katie Hymans, Director of Lifespan Religious Exploration, for a conversation about what it means to be your child's primary religious educator. How can Sunday's lessons be tied in at home? How does one reinforce UUism at home and help to develop a UU identity? These are more questions will be discussed. Pizza, salad, adn cookies provided! Register and/or request childcare at Contact Katie Hymans at with questions.

Oct. 7, 2018 General Assembly Sermon Series -- Rev. Sofia Betancourt: The Missing Remnant. Rev. Sofia, previous Interim Minister at UUCF, gave a moving sermon at the Service of the Living Tradition at GA this year, addressing the ongoing association-wide work to dismantle white supremacy. In her powerful way, she called on us to live more fully into our values and spoke about the blessings and challenges of this work. Buy a 1st Sunday lunch for $5 to support our youth group and come watch her sermon in the sanctuary, followed by discussion. Register and/or request childcare at Contact Katie Hymans at with questions.

How does Buddhism, founded 2700 years ago, address so many of the psychological complexities of being a human in the 21st century? Get some answers by attending our Buddhist Group. We meet Wednesdays, 2-4 pm in the Sanctuary. We meditate the first hour. In the second hour we are currently discussing " Dancing with Life, Buddhist Insights for finding meaning and joy in the face of suffering." by Phillip Moffitt. The Four Noble Truths await you! 
Craft Circle: bring your artsy projects, your inspiration, your ideas, your questions...join together with fellow crafty types to work on our projects. We can collaborate & inspire each other. Bring a sack lunch & your materials. No experience necessary. New faces welcome! Sun, Oct 14, 12:15-2:15pm - Rm 7
Childcare will be provided upon request.
Time for soup! Calling all sUUper dUUper soup chefs: we need your delicious contributions for the upcoming fundraising Soup Sale. See Karin Livingstone or Trish Regonini at the Craft Fair table (Sundays in the breezeway) to get containers, labels, recipes, instructions. Frozen soups due 10/28-11/3 (in the kitchen).
The October 2nd Sunday Social Justice special collection recipient is TRANS-E-MOTION. Trans-E-Motion honors and celebrates the lives of Transgender and Gender Diverse persons, both past and present, to bring about social change for the benefit of the community through activities outreach, and events that provide education, advocacy and support to all. Ellis Vance
The UU Social Justice and Faith in Fresno Teams are supporters of the Family and Friends Get Out the Vote effort. Along with other Faith in Fresno congregations, we are asking our UU members to identify 10 family member, friends, community members, or co-workers to encourage them to vote in the upcoming mid-term election. Information and forms are available at the Social Justice Table each Sunday.
Leading up to the Mid-Term Election, Faith in Fresno will be providing information on propositions on the ballot. Proposition 5 says that homeowners 55 and over who sell their homes and move anywhere in the state can take their existing tax rate to the new home. If this passes, schools and communities stand to lose $2 billion a year in revenue effecting our children and their education.
The UU Social Justice and Faith in Fresno Teams are leading the effort to Get Out the Vote in our community leading up to the Mid-Term Election by phone banking every Thursday evening, 6:00-8:00 pm, in Room 7. Especially targeted are infrequent voters who decline to state political preference living in congressional districts 21 and 22. Refreshments are available. Please join us in this effort!
The UU Social Justice Team is now taking applications for 2019 for the Second Sunday Social Justice Collection. Any organization or group that has a non-profit, 501c3 status is eligible to apply. If you know of a worthy non-profit please suggest that they apply. Applications are available by emailing Ellis at or picking one up at the Social Justice Table after service.
Faith in Fresno is sponsoring a Candidates' Forum for District 22 candidates running in the mid-term election. The forum will be held at St. Paul Catholic Newman Center (Cedar and Barstow) on Wednesday, October 17, beginning at 7:00 pm. If you are interested in the race between Nunes and Jantz, you will want to attend to hear where they stand on the issues effecting our lives here in Fresno.
Kay Pitts is back home after a brief hospitalization. Call and visits are welcome. You can contact Kay at 209-531-3554 and her address for cards is 2658 E. Alluvial #119, Fresno CA 93720
Fresno Tzu Chi Moon Festival Oct. 6, 2018 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Fresno Service Center at 7421 N. Maple Ave, Fresno CA 93720. Activities include interactive music, dances, international performances, Lantern Walk and nutritious vegetarian meals served by Tzu Chi Families and volunteers. Admission is free. For moreinformation call 559-298-4894 or
2018 Senior Resourse Faire Oct. 13 8:30 am to 12:30 PM at the Fresno Dharma Center, 2690 E. Alluvial Ave, Fresno CA 93720. Will feature over 50 service organizations that represent a wide variety of citywide services and programs focused on our senior community. For more information, contact Paula Kanagawa 559-297-1239 or
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.

If you are interested in learning more about Legacy and Gifts, contact Kathy Huber, Facilities and Finance Manager at 559-322-6146 or
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