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NOVEMBER WORSHIP THEME
Memory:  
The Practice of Honest Remembrance
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Jodi Ede,
Congregational Administrator
Please join us Sunday, November 4

10:30 a.m.
"The Courage to Make Our Lives a Blessing"
Pastoral Care Sunday

Rev. Tim Kutzmark
Lynn Storey, Worship Associate
Pastoral Care Support for November is:

Marilyn Erb
559-322-6146 ext. 16
MISSION STATEMENT
 
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
***SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS***

TIME CHANGE - Sunday, Nov. 4 
Daylight Savings ends! Remember to "fall back" at 2:00 a.m.


Due to the Two Cities Marathon in Fresno and Clovis, you may experience a delay arriving to church on Sunday, Nov. 4. Please go to http://www.twocitiesmarathon.com/ race-information for map details to determine if you need to use an alternative route.


Please plan to join us after church on November 11 for a Congregational Meeting to vote on increasing the draw from our endowment interest to cover additional costs for the newer portable classrooms. A quorum of our membership is necessary in order to proceed with this action. 
Childcare will be provided, please contact Katie Hymans at khymans@uufresno.org
LOVE INCLUSIVELY
UU Men's Group will dine at Ed Johnson's home . As always we meet the 3rd Friday (11/16) 6:30-9:00pm. Ed is serving 2 soups and you are invited to provide a drink, appetizer, salad, veggie, bread, or dessert! RSVP to Ed via call or message at 559-824-6323, or email edj.4956@yahoo.com. This month's topic......"How Men Handle Regrets." AND "My favorite Halloween Costume as a Kid." Please join us!

Intergenerational good old-fashioned fun at the UU Barn Dance. Saturday, Nov. 17 6:30-8:30 . No dancing experience or partner needed. Live music. Caller will teach square dances and line dances. Dance and laugh with friends of all ages. Tickets $5/adult. Kids FREE. Tickets on sale today in the breezeway. Questions? Contact Carrie Wise at wippley2k@hotmail.com

It's time to get ready for the UU Youth Talent Show on January 26th at 7:00 pm in the sanctuary! Calling all young singers, dancers, acrobats, poets, musicians, comedians, and children with hidden talents-we need you! Anyone who plans an act, as long as it is rehearsed, will be in the show. Auditions will be on December 9th and 16th, right after church and rehearsal is Jan 25th at 5:30 pm in the Sanctuary. For more information, contact Sarah Cupp at scupp76@icloud.com or 559-970-0645.
GROW SPIRITUALLY
Bread and Grape Communion service Nov. 18 Help continue our tradition! Bake bread that has meaning to you (family recipe, cultural origin, favorite recipe, etc.) and bring to share during a Special Social Hour after the service on Nov. 18.  

Join Rev. Tim for three initial (by request) sessions of Unitarian Universalist Bible Study. We'll look at three classic texts from the Christian Scripture and discover their current relevance in our spiritual lives. Nov. 4 and Nov. 18 at 12:15pm. Register at http://uufresno.org/home/adult-re/. Contact Tennille Tunnell at thefresnotuns@gmail.com with questions.

Introduction to Unitarian Universalism class. Saturday, November 10, 8:30am-12:45pm (breakfast included). Would you like to learn more about Unitarian Universalist history and beliefs? Are you considering becoming a member of the church? Join Rev. Tim, Patty Bennett, and representatives of the Visitor and New Member Team for an engaging introduction to our faith and this church. Contact Patty Bennett, Member Services Coordinator, msc@uufresno.org or 559-322-6146 to register and/or request childcare.
 
General Assembly Sermon Series -- Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray: No Time for a Casual Faith -- Sun, Nov 4, 12:30pm, Sanctuary. Come experience some of the moving sermons and lectures from the 2018 General Assembly. Presentations at GA show the pulse of the denomination and help unite us in our faith development. Rev. Susan is the current President of the Unitarian Universalist Association. In this moving sermon, she talks about how we in the UUA are clear about our core commitment to the dignity of all people but how we are challenged when putting that commitment into everyday practice. Reflecting on her time on the frontlines of the call to Charlottesville during the white supremacist rallies, she calls on all of us to 'find new ways of living our faith by letting go in order to say yes, reaching out more boldly, loving, and faithfully with one another for justice.' Register at http://uufresno.org/home/adult-re/ .

Roots and Wings: Self-Awareness & Self-Discovery workshop. Wednesdays, Nov 7 thru Dec 12, 9-11am. Join Al McLeod, retired CSUF professor who has taught at Esalen Institute, for active imagery, meditation, pair, and group sharing. Carl Jung believed our most sacred duty is to know ourselves and become all we can be. In this workshop, we will draw on his theories and methods of self exploration, especially his concept of "shadow"---the darkness in us, so obvious at this time in history. Touching our shadow connects us to the light within--our "better angels." Class size limited to 15. Register at http://uufresno.org/home/adult-re/ by Nov. 1.
 
Faith and Film Series -- Looking for Mrs. Locklear. Thurs, Nov 8, 10am-12noon OR 7-9m . Join Rev. Tim to watch and discuss 'Looking for Mrs. Locklear', a delightful documentary film about two childhood friends who decide to locate Mrs. Locklear, their first grade teacher. To do so, they decide to rely solely on face-to-face contact with people, avoiding all modern forms of communication. This leads them into the very center of an obscure tribe of Native Americans, the Lumbee of North Carolina. A story of a search for a teacher quickly becomes the story of a people's search for significance and legacy. Registration deadline November 4. Register at http://uufresno.org/home/adult-re/. Contact Katie Hymans at khymans@uufresno.org with questions.

Elder Self-Care Workshop Series -- Tues, Nov 13, 10:00am-1:30pm . Join a group of facilitators for a one-day series of workshops addressing a variety of topics relevant to the lives of older adults. Light lunch provided. 10:00-11:00am - Get Organized! -- Over our lifetimes we have accumulated a LOT of Stuff! With stuff come responsibilities, obligations and stress, and at one time or another we will be faced with the need to purge. An interactive discussion facilitated by Jeri Stubblefield. 11:00am-12:00noon - Prepare for the Inevitable -- What are the most important things you want folks to know about your life, your family, your achievements?  How do you want your life celebrated and where? These are just a few of the items we will consider in this workshop as a way to honor death. Facilitated by Joyce Aiken. 12:30-1:30pm - Grief Counseling -- The Pastoral Care Team is offering this workshop to offer tools for managing grief when the inevitable happens and we lose a loved one. Facilitated by Kathleen Garabed of the Pastoral Care Team. Register at http://uufresno.org/home/adult-re/ by Nov. 7. Contact Katie Hymans at khymans@uufresno.org with questions.

Did you know? The Chair Yoga class that meets weekly on Thursdays from 3-4pm provides a focused class on balance each month? Jenny Martin Gaede leads this class with the focus on balance. Jenny is a physical therapist with training in this critical skill. Join us! Contact Jenny Rohan, 559-281-7972 or sarayuyoga@gmail.com.
SERVE GRATEFULLY
Soup Chefs: please bring your frozen quarts of soup to the church freezer the week of Nov 28-Nov3. Please no later than noon on Sat, Nov 3rd. Thanks for your delicious donations. The Soup Sale will begin at 10am on Sun 4 Nov at the Arts & Crafts Fair. Time to stock your freezer.
 
Come on out and visit the Bookstore table, at the Craft Fair November 4th . In addition to the usual books, we have other great gift ideas: Handcrafted journals, and ornaments from Oaxaca, our traditional pomegranate jelly, and gorgeous UU-themed jewelry, are just some of our offerings. We also have yummy homemade baked goods. Come on over, we're hoping to see you there. 62wendy@gmail.com
AND WORK FOR JUSTICE
Want your members of Congress to do something about climate change? Tell them on Friday, November 9th, during Citizens' Climate Lobby's Call-in Day. The following week, CCL volunteers will reinforce the message on Capitol Hill. Phone numbers, suggested script, and log your call: www.cclusa.org/  For more information contact cyoungRN@sbcglobal.net
 
The Social Justice Team is looking for deserving applicants to receive the Second Sunday Collection for each month through 2019. If you know of a worthy non-profit 501(c)(3), please let me know. Applications can be accessed electronically by contacting Ellis Vance, vev40@comcast.net . Print copies are also available at the Social Justice table each Sunday. Application deadline is December 1, 2018.
 
November 2nd Sunday Social Justice recipient is Frente Indigena de Organizaciones. FIOB is a group of organizations, communities and individuals from various backgrounds who fight for respect for their rights and identity as indigenous People. Their focus is on the economic, political, social and cultural factors that our indigenous brothers and sisters face in Mexico and the United States.
MESSAGES TO CONGREGATION
Anna and Michael Simonian are the proud new parents of their son, Jamison! Notes and cards can be sent to them at 7662 E. Gettysburg Ave., Clovis CA 93619
 
A memorial service to celebrate Nancy Kelly's life will be held Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley (1 Lawson Road, Kensington, CA 94707), at 2 p.m. For additional information or to arrange carpooling, please contact Nancy Hatcher 559-281-6526 or nhatcher46@gmail.com
 
The Life Celebration in memory of Clancy Newman is Saturday, November 17 at 11:00 a.m. in the UUCF Sanctuary. The family has designated Wings Advocacy Fresno for memorial contributions. Wings Advocacy Fresno, 1099 E. Champlain Drive, #180, Fresno CA 93720
 
Vocalist Don Gaede, pianist Gary Rossi, and bassist Nye Morton have recorded a CD of American standard songs, as well as 2 beautiful Italian songs with Gary on accordion. The CD is now available for purchase in the church bookstore for $10. All proceeds will go toward the music program of our church. A perfect gift for Christmas! Don Gaede veinpros@gmail.com
 
Thanks to our members and friends who have registered UUCF as their designated recipient with eScript, we received our annual payment in the amount of $964.15! This money goes directly into our operating fund. If you have not registered and would like to, go to https://secure.escrip.com/signup/index.jsp or look for the sign up link at the bottom of our emailed newsletter.

For many, the holiday season can be a particularly lonely time. Those who are experiencing incarceration are often particularly vulnerable to isolation and loneliness. You can make a real difference by writing holiday cards that will be sent to incarcerated members of the Church of the Larger Fellowship. For instructions, please refer to our SPOTLIGHT section at www.uufresno.org or the bulletin board in front of the Sanctuary.
 
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.

Because of donors to the church's Endowment Fund, we've accumulated interest earnings which we use when needed for special one-time uses. Recently, we have borrowed income funds from the Endowment for the additional modular building. So thank you, donors to the Endowment Fund! 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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