Please join us for our next Sunday service on
November 10 at 10:30 a.m.
"What the Fox Saw
The Miracle of Mindfulness "
Rev. Tim Kutzmark
For those interested in obtaining a digital copy of the Order of Service, look for the QR code poster as you enter the Sanctuary, on the bulletin board or scan from the cover of a neighbors printed copy. The dynamic QR code remains the same from week to week and is updated by 4pm on the Friday prior to Sunday Service with the latest Order of Service.

Violette Mullooly,
Administrative Assistant
Pastoral Care Support for November is:
Kathleen Garabed
559-322-6146 ext. 16
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Long-Time Members' Tea with Tim. Rev. Tim is inviting long-time members of the church (20+ years) to join him for tea and light refreshments and a chance to talk with him in an informal and intimate setting. Three teas are currently scheduled to meet a variety of schedules. Each tea is limited to 20 people; registration is requested so we will know how many people to expect. Tuesday, November 12 at 1:00 pm Thursday, November 14 at 11:00 am or Thursday, November 14 at 5:30 pm Please sign up for your preferred date by contacting Patty Bennett, Member Services Coordinator,   or 322-6146, ext. 15.

West Fresno Literacy Volunteers "meet and greet" with Dr. Felipe Mercado. Tuesday, Nov. 12 - 3:00-5:00 pm at the Sanctuary. Light Food - bring something to share (salad, dessert, veggie dish). Drinks will be provided. Future questions contact Jackie Newman 559 355 7509
UU Seniors meeting will be Tuesday, November 19 at 10:00 am in the Sanctuary. We will have a special presentation on Money Michael Jones from the Educational Employees Credit Union. Join us to learn how to protect yourself from financial fraud. Treats will be served at break. UU Seniors group is dark in December.

UU Women's Group will meet at Susan Schara's home, 4755 N. Warren, Fresno, (559)227-9788, 10:00 am, 3rd Saturday, Nov. 16. Discussion topic to be selected later, & a light lunch will be served. RSVP to Susan by phone or Sylvia Woodburne, email,. All are welcome

Come hike the Lewis Creek Trail with the UU Young Adults on Saturday, November 23rd ! All individuals ages 25 to 30 are welcome to join this easy/moderate hike in the foothills of the Sierras. Please make sure that you are on the UU Young Adults email list to receive all event details! You can sign up for that list by emailing .

Holiday Singalong, Sunday, December 8, immediately following the service. Get into the holiday spirit by singing all your favorite seasonal songs, with Lorenzo at the piano. Lyrics provided! Sip a cup of spiced cider, and bring savory or sweet finger food to share. Patty Bennett, Member Services Coordinator,
10 Poems to Change Your Life, Part 2 -- Sat, Nov 9, 10am-12noon. The first group liked the poems so much, they asked for more! Join Robert Mitchell and others to explore poems in Roger Housden's book to give life to your spiritual reality. No need to register -- just show up in the Office Conference Room. Contact Katie Hymans at to request childcare.

Tea and a Tour this Sunday, November 10. Join Member Services Coordinator Patty Bennett for an informal opportunity to learn more about our church. Meet in front of the pulpit for a brief tour of the church campus followed by conversation over a cup of tea (or coffee). Patty Bennett , .

Money Matters Workshop Series -- Please note that the final workshop originally scheduled for Thurs, Nov 14, 7-9:30pm has been shifted to be part of the UU Seniors gathering on Tues, Nov 19, 10-11:30am, in the sanctuary. In today's world where there are new financial schemes popping up all the time, come learn how to protect yourself from financial fraud. Registration not required, and all are welcome, whether seniors or not! Contact Katie Hymans at   with questions.

Autumn Spiritual Retreat: Sat, Nov 16, 9:30am-3pm, Sanctuary . Join Rev. Tim for connection to inner wisdom. Let peace seep in fully for deep relaxation. Build an altar, use chant, ritual, gentle movement, meditation, and poetry to reflect upon autumn’s lessons of stillness, color, and transformation. Morning Only also an option. Childcare available upon request. Register at .
  UU Humanists – Sunday November 17, Youth Room. What are the best descriptions of Humanism? Potluck at noon, come with or without food. Discussion at 12:30. Contact Devin Carroll, , 559-240-5127.

CHILDREN'S CHOIR! To parents of Spirit School kids - performance on Sunday, November 24 (our All-Ages Bread & Grape Communion service). Joel Wissner will be leading the kids. Rehearsals at 11:45 a.m. on Sunday, November 10th & 17th in Room 7 for 30 or 45 minutes. Run-through on the 24th at 9:35 a.m. No requirements of past singing experience. , (559) 367-9528.
Pastoral Care: If you would like to know more about how Pastoral Care Provides support for you and your family in times of crisis or you would like to be part of this church wide network of support, call 559-322-6146 (ext. 16) or email

Love Through the Ages is the theme of our Gala (Feb. 8th, 2020), and we’d love it if you’d make a donation for the auction! Experiences, classes, and services only, please; no things. Having trouble thinking of what to give? How about a beer or wine tasting, a barbeque, or a picnic? Delicious! Contact Marlene Masten, .
The UU 2nd Sunday Social Justice Collection TODAY will go to the Dakota EcoGarden, a part of the Eco Village Project. This project provides safe and dignified living spaces, in an environmentally sustainable manner, giving each resident the educational, emotional and physical tools to escape the cycle of homelessness. Checks made out to UUCF with EcoGarden Project in the memo line.
UU Men's Fellowship Dinner will be held on Friday 11/15 at 6:30pm at the church . This will be the last one for 2019. These dinners are open to any who identify as male. Potluck style sharing of food so RSVP Doug Halloran at 559-307-7154 or at . Join the fun, thought provoking conversations.

Donate! Want to help out your Social Justice Team. We are having a benefit concert featuring Roy Zimmerman November 22. Can't come? Get your tickets ($20) after church and give them to a friend or we will find someone. Contact Steve   for more information.

UUA General Assembly - Providence, RI, June 24 – 28, 2020 – Registration is now open. General Assembly is the annual gathering of Unitarian Universalists for conducting business of the Association, exploring the theological underpinnings of our faith, and leaning fully into our mission and principles. For additional information and registration, go to:

A big thank you to all of the youth who dressed up and collected coins as well as to everyone who contributed your coins to this year’s trick-or-treating for Wings Advocacy Fresno. We collected $556.84! Also, we found a gift certificate for an Italian restaurant. If this was your gift certificate, please contact the church office. Alisha Mancinas Spirit School Team Co-Chair
There is still a small window of opportunity remaining in 2019 for you to take advantage of the popular IRA charitable rollover for this year and a contribution towards UUCF. If you are 70 1/2 or older at the time of your gift, the transfer generates neither taxable income nor a tax deduction so you benefit even if you do not itemize your tax deductions. Many members and friends take advantage of this option towards fulfilling their pledge. If you have any questions, please contact your financial adviser. Jodi Baker  
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