Sign Up Now and receive What's NUU and other UUCF correspondence by email. Upon successful sign-up, please contact Jodi Ede at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so you can be added to the appropriate email list(s).

Week of January 14, 2018

CLICK HERE to submit to What's NUU

The What's Nuu submissions:  All submissions should be made through the link above.  Submissions are due on Tuesday.  A preview email is sent out the Friday before the printed publication on Sunday.  


The Mission of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno is to:
Love Inclusively
Grow Spiritually
Serve Gratefully
And Work for Justice


Love Inclusively


U.U. Seniors will have their first meeting of the New Year on Tuesday, January 16th, from 10 am. until noon in the Sanctuary. The theme of our meeting will be "What, when, and where was I in 2017? It's a broad topic with lots opportunities to cover fun, food, trips, politics, sexism and religion. All members and friends age 55 and over are invited. Saul Eskin This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The UU Men’s Dinner Group meets for the 1st time of 2018 on Friday January 19 at 6:30pm. Host this month is Ed Johnson. The main course is 2 soups. Call for address and directions, and to let Ed know your coming. Each month we will have a special topic for conversation, this month “Mentors”. Contact Ed Johnson at 559-824-6323. New and interesting people are more than welcome!!!!!!

UU Women's group will meet at Sylvia Woodburne's home, 6656 N. Durant, 696-4720, 3rd Sat., Jan. 20, 10:00 am. Topic will be 'New Role Expectations for Women?' Due to Women's March there will be no lunch; bring a snack. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Craft Circle: bring your arts & crafts projects, your inspiration, your ideas, your questions...join together with fellow crafty types to work on our projects. We can collaborate & inspire each other. Bring a sack lunch & your materials. Sun, Jan 21, 12:15-2 pm - Rm 7 Childcare will be provided upon request. Karin Livingstone This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Circle Suppers/Brunches are a great way to get to know members of the Congregation. They are typically held the 4th Saturday of the month, January through May, and September and October. If you'd like to be on the email list and participate as a guest or as a host, please contact Gail West, 559-284-5453, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

UU BookShop has some wonderful gently used books for sale just recently donated, persimmon jelly, UU jewelry, pink hats for the upcoming Women's March. Browse through; buy a book or donate a book! Sylvia Woodburne, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Connect with other young adults, 25-40! Join in a potluck style brunch before church on January 21 at 9am to get together over coffee and some breakfast. If you plan to make it, please sign up for a dish by texting Karin at 347.931.3297.


Grow Spiritually


Considering the Chair Yoga Workshop? There are several spots left. Workshop is Jan.18-Feb.8, Thursdays, from 3-4pm. $3 donation accepted. For questions or registration contact Jenny Rohan, 559-281-7972 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

UU Humanists – Sunday January  21, in the Youth Room. Noon potluck, please join us with or without food. At 12:30 Cart Duncan will be leading a discussion on some interesting videos. More info on Facebook pages for UUF and Humanists of the San Joaquin Valley, and Meetup HSJV. Contact Devin Carroll, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 559-240-5127.

Introduction to Unitarian Universalism/Pathways class. Sunday, January 21, 12:30-4:45pm (lunch included). Would you like to learn more about Unitarian Universalist history and beliefs? Are you considering becoming a member of the church? Join Rev. Tim, Patty Bennett, and representatives of the Visitor and New Member Team for an engaging introduction to our faith and this church. Contact Patty Bennett, Member Services Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , to register and/or request childcare.

Chalice Circles offer monthly spiritual connection with 8-10 people. Listen deeply and intentionally to each other, your lives, and your deepest selves, using the monthly theme. Choose from 2nd Mon, 1:00-2:30pm; 2nd Tues, 6:30-8:00pm; 3rd Wed, 6:-00-7:30pm; 3rd Sat, 10:00-11:30am; or 3rd Thurs, 2:00-3:30pm. Contact Katie Hymans at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 322.6146 to enroll.

Native American Ceremony as an Earth Walker with a Heart Center class. Sat, Feb 3, 11am-1pm. Join Rev. Anna Lopez, Community Minister at New Thought Community and trained shamanic practitioner, for an experiential exploration of Native American spirituality. Through shamanic journeying, drumming, and chanting, you will have an opportunity for a heart-opening connection into our earthly path. Min registration 12. Registration deadline Tues, Jan 30. Contact Katie Hymans at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 322.6146 to register.


 Serve Gratefully


UU BookShop is having a member/new-member meeting Sunday, Jan. 21 at 12:30 pm to plan for the new year. We are looking for new members - big bonus, you're the first to see new books as they come in, and it's fun! Sylvia Woodburne, 696-4720

Videographer wanted. The Visitor and New Member Team is looking for an individual to videotape short interviews with long-time members of the congregation. Equipment and training provided. Contact Dick Richardson at 431-5013 or Patty Bennett, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. member services coordinator, at the church.

Church Service Project to Larger Community – There are two projects that involve exterior painting in the Webster neighborhood of Fresno.  A household needs assistance with exterior painting (owner had recent surgery)…and the West Fresno Church of Christ needs assistance painting the exterior of their church.  If you would be interested in helping out with either of these projects, please let Rev. Tim know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Want to put your faith in action, offering love & support to our congregation in a tangible way? The M&M Committee offers compassionate kitchen support to families during Memorials and Celebrations of Life. To join this shared ministry of logistics, love & cookies, contact Karin Livingstone This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Marilyn Erb This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


And Work for Justice


By popular demand, the Guest At Your Table program has been extended through Sunday, January 14th! Remember to bring your box full of money, or a check, made out to UUSC with "GAYT" in the memo line, to church. Your donation supports the social justice work of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee. Contact: Laura Radinoff, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Martin Luther King Day March, Monday, January 15: Meet at 9:30 am under the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno banner at Fresno City Hall, 2600 Fresno St. Starting at 10:15, march together for progressive values, human rights, justice, and equity to the Fresno Convention Center, 848 M St., for the Commemoration Program.

Join Rev. Tim and other members of the congregation at the the 2018 Fresno Women’s March! River Park, Saturday January 20, from 11 to 3. Sign up to march at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (sharon s rossi @gmail.com) NOW!  Wear your yellow UUCF hats.  March with DELORES HUERTA - American icon, labor leader and civil right activist, co-founder of the United Farm Workers.


 Message to Congregation


Krysti Vaughan welcomed her son, Skyler Ellis Vaughan into the world on Dec. 31, 2017.  Skyler was born at 11:55 am, weighed 7 lb., 7 oz and was 20” long.  Cards can be sent to Krysti Vaughan, 1755 Glen Kippen Lane, Clovis CA 93619.

A Celebration of Life for Wilda Moller will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at The Terraces at San Joaquin Gardens located at 5555 N. Fresno Street, Fresno CA 93710.  Cards can be mailed to:  Family of Wilda Moller, 5555 N. Fresno St. #236, Fresno CA 93710-6170.

Sydney Story is out of ICU in LA hospital.  Notes and cards of support and encouragement can be mailed c/o her daughter; Emory Batten, 15823 Stare St., North Hills, CA 91343

Pat Moore is recovering after a fall at home and subsequent surgeries on her wrist and hip.  She is in good spirits and looks forward to transferring to physical rehabilitation.  Notes and cards would be appreciated.  Her mailing address is: 2658 E. Alluvial #120, Fresno, CA 93720

The four districts of the UUA’s Pacific Western Region will gather April 27-29 in Portland, OR for the 2018 Regional Assembly. Speakers include civil rights activist, the Rev. Dr. William Barber; Washington Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, advocate for women’s, immigrant, civil, and human rights; and the Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, newly elected UUA president. Programming includes workshops, worship, district meetings, and an optional social justice activity. A day-long Professional Day designed for religious professionals is planned for Friday, April 27, before the start of Regional Assembly. Discount lodging is available at the Portland DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, site of the Regional Assembly. Childcare and youth programming will be available. Registration will open by January 4. Watch the PWR website (www.uua.org/pwr) for full details to be posted soon.

All contributions made to UUCF should be clearly noted what they are intended for.  If an unmarked contribution is received and there is a pledge-of-record, the amount will be applied to the pledge.  Any contributions made without proper identification will be listed as a “non-pledge” contribution.  Unless otherwise indicated, the date of the pledge contribution will indicate the pledge year contribution is applied to.


UUCF Legacy and Gifts


The Endowment Fund has been the source of funds from which we have borrowed, in the last two decades, to repair a roof, buy and install a relocatable building, and replace air conditioning units. We heave a sigh of relief when we can borrow from ourselves and pay back over time! Donations to the Endowment Fund are gratefully received.