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UU Women's Group will be meeting February 18, Saturday, 10:00 am at Adriana Slaniceanu's home, 8408 N. Sixth St., Fresno, 387-0511. The topic for the meeting will be, 'If you were an animal, which would you like to be, and why?' Surprising insights come from this topic.  All are welcome.   Sylvia Woodburne, 696-4720

 

Where Are We Going? -- A Conversation About Spirit School & Religious Education at UUCF Come have a chat with Rev. Tim, Katie, and member of the Vision Team about what dreams you have for our religious education programs for children and youth. What do you envision? What would you love to see? How would you love to see your child(ren) grow?  Complimentary lunch available for parents/kids, and childcare provided during conversation time. Sunday, March 5, 12:30pm, Location: Rooms 1, 2, 3. Facilitators: Rev. Tim Kutzmark, Katie Hymans and members of the Vision Team

 

Third Sunday Food Offering Please bring your donations listed on the paper strips for the community in need surrounding Wesley United Methodist Church and the families staying at Valley Children's Hospital.  Or check out this link for items needed: http://www.uufresno.org/index.php/adults/social-justice/food-pantry.  Thanks for helping to make the world a better place! -- from Your Social Justice Coordinating Committee

 

Intergenerational Mystery Pals! Make a cross-generational connection with a new pal at the church by signing up to be a Mystery Pal. People of all ages needed so we can have enough children/youth and adults to match up! Sign-ups will happen after church on February 19 & 26. You’ll find out your pal on March 5, with messages exchanged throughout the month. A lunch on April 2 will reveal who your Mystery Pal has been. Contact Alisha Mancinas at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

UUCF Town Hall this Sunday, February 19, after the service. Sarah Thompson, Executive Director of Christian Peacemaker Teams, will talk about how the work of CPT has interrupted violence around the world, as well as the work they are doing to build a rapid response network to respond to rising alt-right attacks. Learn how we can apply their tactics to respond to what is happening now. Light snack available for $3. Childcare provided for free.

 

Exploring Your Unitarian Universalist Spirituality class – Join Rev. Tim for this workshop that offers you the space and time to explore your spiritual life from a UU perspective. You will be invited to claim an inclusive definition of spirituality and recognize the spiritual aspects of your own life. Come deepen your connection to self, other,s and how you make meaning. Welcoming to many spiritual & theological perspectives. Six sessions, March 21-May 2 (no class April 25). 10am-noon, 2-4pm, OR 7-9pm. Contact Katie Hymans at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register and/or request childcare.

 

Tea and a Tour after church this Sunday, February 19. This will be an informal opportunity to learn more about our church and Unitarian Universalism. Patty Bennett, Member Services Coordinator, invites you to join her for conversation and a quick tour of the church campus. Bring your questions! Patty Bennett, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

The History of the Olympic Games will be the topic for Hiram DeWitt during UU Seniors meeting, a noted scholar of ancient history.  CHAIR YOGA with Jenny will begin our meeting.  After break, Hiram will speak.  Tuesday, Feb 21 10:00-12-00 Sanctuary. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) – A new chapter of SURJ, a national network of organizations organizing white people for racial justice, has recently formed in Fresno. They will be meeting in Room 7 on Sunday, February 26, 4-6pm. Come join the movement. Contact Katie Hymans This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Needed for Earth Day Fresno kids’ activities: empty kleenex boxes (all sizes), rubber bands, clean used large and X-large T-shirts (will be cut up). Please leave items in Earth Day Fresno box at Social Justice table after the service. Connie Young This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Directly Help Syrian Refugees in Fresno The next monthly dinner, that directly benefits our new neighbors from Syria, will be hosted on Monday Feb. 27th at 6:30pm at Wesley United Methodist Church in Fresno.  This is a great way for people to contribute to these families, and also gives others a chance to attach a face to the name "refugee", it humanizes this issue we hear so much about, and reminds us that we are all human, and all deserving of respect and dignity.  This is an initiative undertaken by Human Rights Coalition.  It will be $12 per person, and all the profits go to the women and their families who will be preparing the food that night. Please RSVP to no later than a week before the 27th. Sudarshan Kapoor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

BOOKSHOP NEWS:  "Books give a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything." -Plato-  New directories are now available at the BookShop if you prefer a hard copy to electronic.  Stop in before or after services.  Susie Parker, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

WINGS is looking for furniture and volunteers. We are helping more people than normal due to the closure of Hotel California. Tables and chairs (even card tables) are special needs. We also accept gently used furniture, bedding, linens, kitchenware, and working appliances. These items go to recently homeless persons and families. Homeless to Home, Restoring Hope and Dignity.  If you are interested in volunteering, even 1 day a month can make a difference. Wings Advocacy Fresno is a not-for-profit organization with many UU members actively involved. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Ed Johnson at 559-824-6323.  

 

Pastoral Care Volunteers Needed!  PC provides meals delivered, visits, transportation to appts, SHORT TERM. If you can help please contact Jackie Newman This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .   

 

The very FIRST Black Lives of UU Convening will take place in New Orleans, LA on March 9 - 12, 2017.  This historic event will bring together Black Unitarian Universalists from across generations. Over the course of four days together we will co-create spiritual nourishment and healing through ritual, worship and pastoral care. For more information, please visit http://www.blacklivesuu.com/convening2017

 

UUCF in cultural arts partnership with Fresno Filmworks presents the American documentary feature “I Am Not Your Negro,” a powerful reinvention of Civil Rights activist James Baldwin’s unfinished book “Remember This House.” 5:30 pm and 8:30 pm Friday, March 10, 2017 at The Tower Theatre, 815 E Olive Ave., Fresno, CA 93728. For more information and to purchase tickets go to: http://fresnofilmworks.org/film/i-am-not-your-negro

 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 2:00 – 3:00 pm, Repeated 6:30 – 8:00 pm  Islam: Beyond the Myths, Breaking Down the Barriers, Presentation by Amer F. Ahmed, Ed. D an intercultural diversity consultant, college administrator, facilitator, poet and Hip Hop activist. He channels his diverse experiences into work geared towards effective change. Clovis Community College, Main Campus, Academic Center Bldg One, Forum Hall, Room 150, 10309 N Willow Ave, Fresno (Willow & International) Gurdeep Hébert, (559) 325-5378   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Free & open to public, free parking in student/unmarked stalls. 

 

Among Us

 

Chuck Creighton is home from the hospital and recovering from pneumonia.  He would greatly appreciate notes and card.  His address is:  5605 N. Gates Ave, #219, Fresno CA 93722.

 

Linda Santigian has been hospitalized for pneumonia.  She would appreciate notes and cards.  Linda’s mailing address is 2304 E. Palo Alto Ave. Fresno CA 93710.

 

Nicki Gram has been hospitalized and would appreciate notes and cards.  Nicki’s mailing address is 5049 N. Van Ness Ave, Fresno CA 93711.