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Serving is one of the best ways to get to know others, find purpose, and deepen one's faith. You can find many ways to serve below. This page is updated weekly so be sure to check back often! You can also find more detailed church information in our newsletter here

Upcoming Events

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Weekly Announcements

Fulfilling Family Dreams by Mastering Your Money: Financial Peace University and Children's Program: Tuesdays from 6 to 8 pm, from February 7 through April 11, 2023. 

Please find more information at https://fb.me/e/7bXpXxt2m.  Register at https://tinyurl.com/wxv4az73.  Please share with other young families you know!  Also, we will be extending the deadline to January 29.  We’re also looking for help providing meals and assisting in the Children’s Program.  Please contact Akiko or sign up in the Fellowship Hall if you are willing to serve in one or both of these ways.  Thank you!

Takumi Kato Drumming and Dragon Dance: Saturday, February 4 

Come enjoy this world class taiko drummer sharing his gifts!  Please find the flier here and check out his Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/peaceful___forest/?igshid=ZDdkNTZiNTM%3D

Tomodachi Valentine's Berrock Box Lunch and Blessing Drive-Thru :Wednesday, February 8th - 11:30 AM at UJCC

     We hope that you can join us for a hearty berrock lunch catered by the Berrock Shop.  The RSVP deadline is February 1st--please contact the Church office (322-0701) or Janelle Saito (313-0489) and leave a message to reserve your lunch.

AmazonSmile Update  

The church received this email this week from Amazon: “We are writing to let you know that we have made plans to wind down AmazonSmile by February 20, 2023. Until this date, customer purchases made via AmazonSmile will continue to accrue funds for your charity as normal. To help nonprofits like you plan ahead, we will also provide you with a one-time payment equivalent to three months of payments based on what you accrued in 2022 through this program. The timing of this final payment will be approximately 60 to 90 days after February 20, 2023.”  Thank you for your support of UJCC’s AmazonSmile account over the years!

Manzanar Pilgrimage: Gauging Interest 

Rev. Kaz Nakata of the Fresno Buddhist Temple is looking to take a group to Manzanar this Spring.  To indicate your interest, please find form and details here.

Interfaith Scholar Weekend Save The Date  

Rev. Paul Raushenbush, president of Interfaith Alliance, will be coming to Fresno March 10-12, 2023.  Please find a Save The Date flier here.

Day of Remembrance: Saturday, February 11, 2023 

 Join the CCDC-JACL (Central CA District Council Japanese American Citizens League) for its annual commemoration event of the signing of EO9066.  Please find details here.  Deadline to RSVP: February 1. 

Let us join together in prayer for:

-for those who are grieving, including the loved ones of Donald Kunimitsu, Vivian Kunimitsu’s husband, who passed away last Sat. Jan. 14, in his sleep.  It was unexpected, but peaceful.  

 

-Bobby Rohan, Leslie Shirakawa’s best friend, who started having difficulty breathing last week.  His wife called 911 and it was determined he had liquid surrounding his heart and went into emergency surgery.  His heart is doing well, but now he has fluid in his lungs and is waiting for another procedure.

-A prayer of praise from the Community Care Team: Ruri Honda saw that there was a collection for flood victims in Planada.  She suggested CCT look into taking some Earth Angel quilts to them.  Clovis PD returned 20 never given out.  We had 5 Earth Angel 1 generosity quilt in our inventory  so Larry and Diane Honda took 26 quilts on Tuesday to Le Grand HS’ gym where the high school staff had set up a donation site for all families of Planada.  They said the 80% of their student population lives in Planada.  When we got there, one of the volunteers said, “Those blankets are exactly what we need!”  We took this as the Holy Spirit telling us that this is exactly where these blankets need to be.

-Marion Masada, who celebrated her 90th birthday on January 13; we give thanks to God for the energy and breath of life God has given her.

-for Ruth, Danny Eberly’s 84 year old aunt in Ohio, who recently had successful hip surgery, praise God.  Prayers for a smooth recovery.

-praises for Teen Challenge and how God is working in and through them.

-traveling mercies for Michael and Brieanna Qualls, Debbie and Staci Lucio’s daughter and son-in-law, who will be traveling to the Dominican Republic.

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