Please join us for our next Sunday service on
December 1 at 10:30 a.m.
"Religion Without God:
The Birth of Humanism"
Rev. Tim Kutzmark
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 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:
Louis Richardson
559-322-6146 ext. 16
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1st Sunday Lunch - directly after service on Dec 1st. Join in building delicious community over savory soup, seasonal salad & holiday cookies, made for you with love by our youth. Suggested donation $5/person, $20/family. Support the UU youth group, warm your heart and fill your belly. klivingstone@gmail.com

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 , msc@uufresno.org .

Annual Christmas Pageant! This year's beloved pageant is happening on December 15 . Families, make sure to sign your kids up for a role, either by emailing Katie or talking to Chloe on Sunday mornings. Anyone who doesn't want an official role (child or adult!) is invited to bring animal ears or costumes to wear to join in the final scene at the inn. Contact Katie Hymans at growspiritually@uufresno.org .
 
Warm items needed! At our annual Christmas Pageant on December 15 , we will be gathering socks, jackets, sweaters, scarves, hats, and mittens/gloves to be distributed to people in need. For items that are used, please be sure they're still in good shape. Bring them with you on December 15! Contact Katie Hymans at growspiritually@uufresno.org  with questions.

Christmas Day Potluck. Wednesday, December 25, 2:00-4:00 pm. Bring a favorite holiday dish to share, and celebrate the season in the companionship of other UUs and friends. All are welcome! RSVP to Patty Bennett, Member Services Coordinator, msc@uufresno.org or 322-6146, ext. 15. Interested in helping to plan this event? Let us know! 
Meditation for Uncertain Times class, Thursday, Dec 12, 10-11:30am OR 7-8:30pm. Join Rev. Tim and learn several simple and highly effective meditations that can act as spiritual and personal foundation in these uncertain times. Silent, guided, and visual meditation, as well as chant. All levels welcome. Bring your beautiful heart and spirit and help each other feel more connected and whole in these times of mass distraction. Childcare available upon request. Register at https://uufresno.org/re-fall-winter-2019/ .

When the Holidays Hurt, Sunday, December 15. 12:30 PM.  Rev. Tim, Lorenzo Bassman, and the
Worship Arts Team offer a service of support. This special service is appropriate for anyone who is grieving a loss, living with illness, or is challenged, hurting, or struggling in any way. All are welcome. Invite a friend to this gentle service of caring.
 
Winter Solstice Celebration, Friday, December 20.  at 7:00 PM An Evening of Candlelight and Rituals Led by Rev. Tim Kutzmark and Earth-Centered Unitarian Universalists In this season of darkness and light, join us as we anticipate the longest night of the year.
 (Appropriate for ages 6 and older, Childcare provided for younger ages)
 
Candlelight Christmas Eve Service, Tuesday, December 24 at 6:30 PM Join Rev. Tim,
Lorenzo Bassman, and the Worship Arts Team for this sacred evening of story, carols, and hope renewed. A special blessing is offered for all children attending. 
Gifts for incarcerated women: It's time to put together all of those gift items we've been collecting all year for incarcerated women. Join us at 9:00 A.M. on Saturday, December 7 , at Wesley UMC at Barstow and 4th St. it’s a gift of love for women who have been taught to believe that they are unlovable. Contact Joanne Michelson, 559-349-3312, for details.
Perfect stocking stuffers for UUs!  The Better World Shopping Guide rates companies from A-F based on Human Rights, the Environment, Animal Protection, Community Involvement and Social Justice. Put your money where your values are! On sale at the SJ table for $15. Contact Steve at johnsonsacks@comcast.net   for more information.  
Shirley Valett will turn 90 on Monday, December 30. Let us celebrate with Shirley and the family after church on Sunday December 1 with Birthday Cake. Shirley is a long time member and a former church President.

A Celebration of Life for Kenneth Jones, Ida Jones' son, will be held Saturday, December 14th in the Sanctuary.

Long-time member Sue Strauss has, after a long hospitalization, moved to Sierra Vista Healthcare Center, 1715 S. Cedar Ave, Fresno 93702. Notes and cards would be appreciated. Longtime friends are asked to please call prior to visit to be sure your visit doesn’t interrupt treatment. (559) 237-8377.

Available at the Bookstore: Our blank books are handmade, each unique, and only $5 apiece. Give one to a friend who likes journaling, or have your kids fill one for your partner or parents. A treasure trove of memories, for years to come. While you’re there, check out our card selection, which is constantly changing, and pick up a jar of pomegranate jelly, still just $5 a jar. 62wendy@gmail.com  
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 office@uufresno.org  
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