Please join us for our next Sunday service on
April 14 at 10:30 a.m.
"Shadows of Unitarian Universalism"
Special Guest Speaker:  
Gregory C. Carrow-Boyd, M.Ed
Religious Educator,
Aspirant for Unitarian Universalist Ministry
Linda Tolladay, Worship Leader
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 March is:
Jeri Stubblefield
559-322-6146 ext. 16
Staffing Updates
  • We will have an Appreciation and Farewell Ice Cream Party for Katie Hymans immediately following Sunday Service on April 14 (originally scheduled for April 21, please update your calendar!)
  • Rev. Tim will be back in the office on April 15th.
  • Janise Barajas-Rennie, our new Director of Lifespan Learning and Family Ministry, will begin in the office on April 15th.
  • We’ll formally say goodbye to Katie during our Easter Sunday Service on April 21 at 10:30 am, and Katie will then introduce Janise Barajas-Rennie to the congregation and “pass the torch” of leadership to her. 
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Katie Hyman's Farewell Ice-Cream Sundae Party immediately following Sunday Service on April 14 . Everyone is welcome to join in and wish Katie well while enjoying an ice-cream sundae. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

UU Women's Group will meet at An Brunelle's home (559) 862-4157, , 3rd Sat., April 20, 10 am . Topic for discussion is: 'How do we strive as older adults to be our best selves, and who was (is) your role model?' A light lunch will be served, and all are welcome. (559) 696-4720

Come join lively and interesting discussions with UU Seniors. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, April 16 at 10:00 am in the Sanctuary. Judy Kuipers will lead a discussion on "Aging Well with Joy, Dignity,and Respect”. Refreshments will be provided. If you would like to receive monthly emails about UU Seniors, please contact Gail West at (559)284-5453 or email at .

Circle Suppers - and often brunches - are a great way to get to know your fellow UUs. These meals are typically held the 4th Saturday of the month, excluding November, December and summer months. This month's meal will be on Saturday, April 27. If you'd like to be part of this group, please call Gail West at (559) 284-5453.

The Bookstore wants to hear from YOU . Stop by and share your thoughts, in our new suggestion box. Is there anything you would like to see available? A way we could make the store more accessible. While you are here, why not make a bid in our silent auction, which runs through April 28? Two pieces of wearable art, a jacket, with Hmong embroidery, and a beautiful Mexican dress.  
Tea and a Tour. Join Member Services Coordinator Patty Bennett this Sunday, April 14 , 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, .

Positive Discipline workshop -- Sat, Apr 27, 12:30-3:30pm. Learn the underlying motivations of children’s behavior and the role we play in influencing that behavior. Have fun while learning new tools to build your child’s self-esteem, self discipline, problem-solving and essential life skills. Facilitated by Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator Alisha Mancinas. Minimum registration 6; maximum 20. Childcare available upon request. Register at Contact Alisha with questions -- .

UU Humanists – Sunday April 21, Youth Room. Final Exit Network. Pros and some cons of legal suicide. What should be the legal limits? Presented by Barbara Ulman and Toni Eames. Potluck at noon, come with or without food. Discussion at 12:30. Contact Devin Carroll, , 559-240-5127.

Life Craft: A Unitarian Universalist Perspective on the Meaning of Life course -- Tuesdays, April 30, May 7, 14, & 21, 10am-12noon OR 7-9pm. How can we discover meaning in the shapes our lives have taken? How does our Unitarian Universalist faith inform the way we understand our life journey? Join Rev. Tim to explore the skill and the art of making meaning in our daily lives and also have fun in the process! Suggested text: the short and engaging Lifecraft: The Art of Meaning in the Everyday by Forrest Church, available through our church bookstore or online. Book not required to find meaning in class. Childcare provided upon request. Registration required at . Contact Katie Hymans at with questions.

"If you light a lamp for someone else, it will also brighten your path."  The Buddha. Join our U.U. Fresno Buddhist Sangha to "brighten your path." We meet in the Sanctuary on Wednesdays from 2-4pm.. We meditate for the first hour. In the second hour, there is always a lively discussion of a section of the book on Buddhism that we are currently studying. Saul Eskin

Introduction to Unitarian Universalism: Saturday, May 11, at 8:30 am (breakfast included).Would you like to learn more about Unitarian Universalist beliefs? Do you have questions about what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist? Join Rev. Tim and Member Services Coordinator Patty Bennett for this engaging introduction to our faith and this church. To register and/or request childcare, contact Patty at or 559-322-6146, ext. 15.
Show your UUFresno Pride with the community with a tshirt! The new design was released Sunday, March 31 and tshirts will still be available after service! Get Yours Today! $20

Adopt-A-Highway Program: If you are 16-years of age or older, please join us next Saturday, April 20 , for another roadside cleanup along Highway 168 in Clovis to honor Earth Day. We will meet at the church at 8:00 am and carpool to the site. Wear long pants and sturdy boots. All other equipment will be provided. Bob Hudgens, 473-9472
The Second Sunday Social Justice collection will be received on April 14 by the Citizens Climate Lobby Fresno whose mission is to "remedy and mitigate global warming/climate change and to take action by participating in the growing environmental/climate justice movement.” Checks made out to UUCF with CCL in the memo line.  or Connie Young.

Would you like your member of Congress to support climate change legislation that’s effective, efficient and fair? If so, write a letter at the Social Justice table after the service this Sunday. Citizens’ Climate Lobby will personally deliver the letters on Capitol Hill this June. Connie Young

Help send four local students to D.C. to advocate for climate change legislation in June, and get a good deal at Citizen’s Climate Lobby’s Yard Sale fundraiser at Earth Day Fresno. Saturday, April 20th, 10am - 4pm at Radio Park. Good for you…good for the planet.

Celebrate beautiful Mother Earth & our San Joaquin Valley at EARTH DAY FRESNO 2019: Sat, Apr 20 at Radio Park from 10am-4pm. Enjoy live entertainment, local crafters & artisans, educational exhibits, delicious food trucks, children's activities, FAMily Day at Fresno Art Museum & so much more! Free admission, everyone welcome.

“Climate Change and California Wildfire Risk: What We Know, What We Can Do”. An environmental scientist (Skeptical Science) and an economist will talk about costs of CA’s wildfires and a sensible solution. Monday (Earth Day), April 22nd, 7pm. Fresno City College Old Administration Building 251. Facebook: Citizens' Climate Lobby Fresno;  
Kay Twombly's mother died on the morning of Sunday, March 31. Cards and notes can be sent to Kay at 1247 E. Foxhill Drive, #141, Fresno CA 93720.

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 bustling exhibit hall help make GA an unforgettable experience. For more information go 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 .
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