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JANUARY WORSHIP THEME
Possibility:  
The Practice of Unfolding
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Jodi Ede,
Congregational Administrator
Please join us Sunday, January 6

10:30 a.m.
Life Calls Us On:
A Service for the New Year

Rev. Tim Kutzmark
April Barajas & Linda Tolladay, Worship Associates
Pastoral Care Support for January 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
LOVE INCLUSIVELY
Paint Night! Sat, Jan 12th 6:30 pm. $40/person includes all supplies & 1 drink ticket. Tickets *must* be purchased in advance: Sunday in the breezeway or M-F 9-4 in UU front office. Support our YRUU youth to attend GA 2019 in Spokane, WA. See Karin Livingstone or Karri Gordon for more info. klivingstone@gmail.com
 
All-Church Potluck to welcome new members will be held Sunday, Jan. 13, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. Everyone is invited. Theme is "Winter Wonderland." Bring a main dish, crock pot of soup, salad, bread, or dessert. There will be music. Dick Richardson, richardsondick695@gmail.com, (559) 431-5013.
 
New Member Connection, Sunday, January 27, 12:15 to 1:15 pm in the Youth Room. Have you joined the church, but now want to feel a sense of connection and belonging. Do you have questions about how to best make the most of UUCF? Join Amanda Petersen (co-chair of Visitor/New Member Team) for a brief Connection Orientation based on the needs of those who attend. Registration is required. Childcare is available Call or email Katie Hymans at (559) 322-6146 or khymans@uufresno.org
GROW SPIRITUALLY
Introduction to Unitarian Universalism: Sunday, January 27 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 Katie Hymans, at dlre@uufresno.org or 559-322-6146 ext. 12.
 
Faith and Film Series: "The Last Boat Out and "Silent River" . A Double Feature About Water and Humanity. Tuesday, January 22 Morning Session (10 am - noon) Evening Session: (7 pm - 9 pm) Join Rev. Tim to watch and discuss two short documentaries about our spiritual relationship to water. "The Last Boat Out" is about a family struggling to preserve their way of life working in the Chesapeake Bay. "Silent River" follows a young woman as she defied death threats to try and save the one of the most polluted rivers in Mexico. Registration is required. Childcare is available Call or email Katie Hymans at (559) 322-6146 or khymans@uufresno.org
SERVE GRATEFULLY
Social Media Lovers Sought: Our Social Media Team is looking for 2-3 people who are passionate about Social Media to join us in developing content and spreading the word about the church through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other platforms. Meet the first Friday evening of every month. Contact Cynthia Malm cyndallrocks@gmail.com.
 
Did you make a New Year's resolution to read more in 2019? Come by the Bookstore, this Sunday! Choose from thought-provoking works, like America's Original Sin, by Jim Wallis, or satire, like Stephen Colbert's Whose Boat is this Boat. All profits that Colbert makes on his book go to help victims of Hurricane Florence, and any profits we make, as always, go to support our church. 62wendy@gmail.com
AND WORK FOR JUSTICE
The Social Justice Second Sunday Collection recipient is the Alternatives to Violence Project. Founded in and developed from the real life experiences of prisoners and others, AVP encourages every person's innate power to positively transform themselves and the world and provides workshops for adults and youth in personal growth and conflict management. Checks to UUCF with AVP in the memo line.Martin 

Luther King Day March - Monday Jan. 21st 9:30 am assemble time. Join Rev. Tim and our Social Justice Team for Fresno's annual MLK Day March. We gather at St. John Cathedral (2814 Mariposa Ave). March kicks off at 10:00 am, stops at City Hall, then proceeds to the Veterans Memorial Auditorium for optional MLK Program (2425 Fresno St.) office@uufresno.org  
MESSAGES TO CONGREGATION
We are sad to share the news that Vicki Gavel's husband Travis died on Dec. 29th after a long illness. Notes and cards can be sent to: 980 N. Laurel Lindsay CA 93247
 
Betty Ramos has recently fallen and is currently recovering from her injuries. Notes and cards would be appreciated. Please send to 3737 N. Howard Ave. Fresno CA 93726.
 
As a UU auction event, I'll play an hour of piano music -- with flute and voice ---- at the Clovis Senior Activity Center, 850 4th St., at 10:45 AM on Thursday, January 10. The program will explore the intersection of popular music with classical music. Free; donations are welcome. Barbara Ulman bzbu@sti.net
 
To insure proper record keeping, all contributions made to UUCF should be clearly noted what they are intended for. Contributions received without a note are applied to pledge-of-record, if applicable, or towards unpledged donations. If you are in doubt of the specific fund, a short note of explanation will suffice. Our office will contact you if further clarification is necessary.

For those who've done so, thank you for including this church in your charitable planned giving. Giving can be done through a bequest, a beneficiary designation in a retirement fund or life insurance policy, donation of real estate or securities, etc. 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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