Congregational Meeting - Sunday, May 19, 2019
immediately following the service in our Sanctuary. Please plan to join us after church on May 19 for our Congregational Meeting to vote on adopting our 2019-2020 Operating Budget.
A quorum of our membership is necessary in order to proceed.
Please join us for our next Sunday service on
May 12 at 10:30 a.m.
"All Ages Flower Communion:
A Celebration of Difference, Unity, and Beauty"
Mother's Day
Rev. Tim Kutzmark & Janise Barajas-Rennie,
Director of Lifespan Learning & Family Ministry
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.

Jodi Ede ,
Congregational Administrator
Pastoral Care Support for April is:
Marilyn Erb
559-322-6146 ext. 16
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Flower Communion Sunday, May 12 (Mother’s Day) – Everyone is invited to bring a flower with them to church (from a garden or store) for our beloved annual ritual that celebrates beauty, human uniqueness, diversity, and community. Feel free to bring extra flowers if you wish for those who forget!

The May UU Men's Fellowship Dinner is set for Friday May 17 at 6:30 pm in rooms 5-7 at the church. Ron Satigian has agreed to be the host and will choose a topic. Ron will provide the main dish, and each man will be assigned a dish to bring. The comradery is great and the discussions are heartfelt. All men are invited to attend. Contact Ed Johnson to RSVP at , or 559-824-6323.

Alluvial Community Garden has plots available. Join a community of gardeners as we share knowledge, make new friends and enjoy the bounty of our work. Individuals, families, or groups are welcome. We have a general Workday once a month to care for our corner of the Church property. Tools are available and all gardens are on a drip system. Contact: Betty Cornelisen, 559-439-2267
Tea and a Tour. 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, .

UU Buddhist Fellowship is hosting a meditation and a dharma talk by the Rev. Kinrei Bassis on Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 10am to about 2pm . Rev. Bassis, a monk for forty years, is the abbot of the Berkeley Buddhist Priory, a temple that follows the Zoto Zen tradition. Meditation time will begin at 10am, followed by Rev. Bassis' dharma talk "The Way of Non-Attachment." Questions and socializing over lunch (bring a bag lunch) will follow. Tea and cookies will be served. No fees, but contributions for travel and other expenses will gratefully received after the dharma talk. All are welcome. Saul Eskin

Chalice Camp is coming up quickly! Camp is June 10-14, an all-day program. Kids entering Kindergarten - 6th grade are invited to attend. You can register for camp at: . Rates go up after May 15 so register now! Check our website for more information! Questions? Email Janise Barajas-Rennie at
The Holiday Gift Bag Project is currently collecting gift items for the 3000 women incarcerated at the state prison near Chowchilla (Central California Women's Facility). A list of needed items will be available on the patio along with a box for donated items. Volunteers are also needed. Sign ups will be available on Sunday, or contact Joanne Michelson at 559-349-3312 or .
UU Humanists – Sunday May 19 , Youth Room. Climate change: the evidence, how bad will it get, what needs to be done, legislative options. Potluck at noon, come with or without food. Discussion at 12:30. Contact Devin Carroll, , 559-240-5127.

SACRAMENTO: Immigrant Day of Action. Hundreds will raise a unified voice in support of legislative proposals that advance immigrant integration. Join us at the Capital Building in Sacramento May 20th / 8:30AM. More information can be found on our church calendar. There is no organized UU-Specific carpool or bus. You can register on the website to ride their bus and/or make your own arrangements.

If you are interested in giving input into the hiring of a new Fresno Police Chief, you can do so by completing an online survey in English, Spanish and Hmong. You have until May 31st to complete the 4 questions. Go to . E Vance, .
Please join us in celebrating a new baby in our church community . Karen and Troy Polnitz are the proud parents of Anthony Polnitz. Anthony recently came home from NiCU and is doing well. Even if you do not know the family, we encourage you to send your congratulations. Notes and cards can be sent to: 8097 N. 6th Street, Fresno, CA 93720

Tablecloths - please return any tablecloths that have been removed from campus. The Kitchen Committee thanks you for their safe and clean return.

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   
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 .  
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