Please join us for our next Sunday service on
February 9 at 10:30 a.m.

"How Do We Build a
Resilient Community?"

Gail Newel, MD.
Health Officer, County of Santa Cruz S Special Guest Speaker
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OOS QR CODE
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 neighbor's 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 February is:
Kathy Garabed
559-322-6146 ext. 16
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All-Church Lunch. On Sunday, February 16. we will welcome new members to our church. After the service the Visitor and New Member Committee will host a creative sandwich-making lunch. We will provide breads, condiments, and a variety of fillings from which you can create your own interesting sandwich. We will also serve desserts. Please plan to attend and get to know some of our new members. For information contact Patty Bennett msc@uufresno.org .

BLACK FAMILY DAY EVENT . My name is Vannessa Brown and I am the African American Student Coordinator, we are having a Black Family Day event! This is where Fresno State students, faculty, staff, community members, prospective students, and their families are welcome to celebrate and engage with the Fresno State campus! This event is on February 22, 2020 in the North Gym from 11:30 am-5 pm. This is for prospective students as well, so they can see what Fresno State is like. There will be a Family Talent Show, make sure you register your family! Also, there will be a free resource fair, giveaways, kid's area, games, art
exhibit and food! If you would like to register please use this link

UU Women's Group. We will meet at a member's home on the second Saturday, February 8th, 10:00 am . Home location not settled yet; call Sylvia Woodburne, 696-4720 or email skysyl@sbcglobal.net for later information. A light luncheon will be served, and all are welcome.

UU Seniors. We will meet on Tuesday, February 18 at 10:00 am. We will meet in the sanctuary. Anyone over 55 welcome. Saul Eskin will lead us in a brief check-in. After refreshments, Judy Kuipers will lead a discussion on aging well in a changing world. Promises to be a good discussion. If you'd like to be added to the email list contact Gail West at 559-284-5453 or leftwest@yahoo.com
New Member Sunday February 16 . Is it time for you to become a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno? Our next New Member Sunday Service is coming up soon, on February 16. If you are considering membership at this time, or if you have any questions about our process, please contact our Member Services Coordinator Patty Bennett at msc@fresno.org or 322-6146, ext.15, or speak with her at the service on Sunday.

Death Café (open for all ages) - Sun, Feb 16, 12:30-2:30 pm.  The Death Café movement began in England with the goal of encouraging people to gather, share some food, and discuss death. Death Cafes are not grief support groups; instead, they are places for people of all ages to meet and discuss their thoughts and feelings about death in a safe and supportive environment. Childcare available upon request. Register at https://uufresno.org/are-term/ .

UU Humanists.   Sunday February 16 Youth Room. Limits of religious family freedom: What should government require of religious parents and schools? Discussion led by Eddie Collins & Devin Carroll. Potluck at noon, come with or without food. Discussion at 12:30 pm. Contact Devin Carroll, devinc@sbcglobal.net . 559-240-5127.

Articulating Your Unitarian Universalist Faith class - Thurs, Feb. 20-March 19 10 am-12 pm or 7-9 pm. Many of us struggle to describe our religion to others. Join Rev. Tim for this exciting experiential workshop that will focus on practicing how and what to say in various settings in which you might be called upon to declare yourself religiously or to explain something about our liberal faith tradition that has touched and changed so many lives for the better. Perfect for newcomers and long-timers and everyone in between. Class limit: 15. Childcare available upon request. Register at https://uufresno.org/are-term/ .

Interfaith Scholar Weekend, Feb 21-23. Featuring Dr. Rajmohan Gandhi, author of more than a dozen books and grandson of Mohandas Gandhi, Rajmohan Gandhi is a historian and biographer involved in efforts for trust-building and reconciliation. Visit www.inferfaithscholar.org for full information and tickets.

Leap into some family ministry at our Leap Day Family Potluck! Saturday, February 29, 6 pm. Join our Spirit School families as we come together to share a meal and some good UU fulfillment as we share, move, breathe, and love intentionally. Parents will split off for a small portion for spiritual nourishment with Rev. Tim. Please register at https://tinyurl.com/UUCFAdultRE2020WS so we know how many to plan for.
A new Greeter is needed for the third Sunday of each month. Being a Greeter is a great way to serve our church and is a good way for new members to get better acquainted. Greeters arrive at 10:00 and greet folks at the door giving visitors our printed information. To volunteer or for more information contact Kay Tolladay Pitts at 209-531-3554 or kaytpitts@gmail.com  
We are excited to have a new date and location for our Mayoral Candidates Forum! We will be hosted at St. James Episcopal Cathedral (4147 E. Dakota) on Thursday, February 13th, at 6 pm . With just over a month from now until the March 3rd election, this is a critical, likely last, opportunity for hundreds of voters to hear directly from the candidates on the issues we all care about. This column just up on The Fresno Bee ( https://www.fresnobee.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/marek-warszawski/article239580573.html ) says: " In all likelihood, the #Fresno4All Mayoral Candidate Forum will be the best attended of any held during this election cycle.”

El Dorado Park neighborhood. Sunday Feb. 16 is the food offering for the food insecure people living in the El Dorado Park neighborhood (coordinated by Wesley United Methodist Church) and the families who have children in Valley Children's Hospital. Please bring items from the food strips passed out during the 2nd Sunday church service or from this list: https://uufresno.org/food-pantry/. Thank you from the Social Justice Team.
UU Men's Fellowship Dinner will be on Friday, Feb 21, 2020 at 6:30 pm at the church. These dinners are open to any who identify as male. Potluck style sharing of food so RSVP to Doug Halloran at 559-307-7154 or at douglashalloran@gmail.com . Join the fun, thought provoking conversations.

We are looking for submissions for our social media presence! Show your Unitarian Universalism pride by sharing poetry, memes, quotes, funny stories, interviews with congregates, pictures from events, etc. We're looking for submissions that coincide with the monthly themes as well as Unitarian Universalism as a whole. Submissions can be sent to UUFresnoSM@gmail.com

Pomegranate Jelly and Cards!  Did you know that the Bookstore’s pomegranate jelly ($5 per jar) is handmade every year, by our volunteers? Its beautiful red color and delicious taste make it a perfect Valentine’s Day present for anyone. And take a look at our cards. They’re not just reasonably priced, every one of them is a work of art. Why not stop by today after service? All our profits go to the church. 62wendy@gmail.com .

Special one-day only Valentine’s Day deal at the Bookstore.  Come by and pick up a couple jars of our handmade pomegranate jelly, today only, just $4 each! You know there’s somebody in your life who could use something to brighten up a dreary February morning. What could be better than our jelly, as great to look at as it is to taste? Remember, all our profits go to the church. 62wendy@gmail.com
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 Jodi Baker, Administration & Facilities Manager at
559-322-6146 or operations@uufresno.org .  
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