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Big Red Camp Bowl-A-Thon

Come join us on Saturday, May 17, 2014, 1-3pm, at California State University Bowling.  All proceeds  go to underwrite our Big Red Summer Camp.  Parking is free on Saturdays at FSU.


We need 6 Team Captains. This year we would like captains to be a child with the assistance of an adult mentor to help coordinate the team. Each Captain is responsible for recruiting 3 additional team members for a total of 4 members per team. The captain encourages the team to fundraise $300.00, $75.00 per bowler. The bowlers will receive 2 FREE games of bowling, shoes, and a light snack.


Team Captains please contact Isabel Castellanos at or call 353-4045 to enroll your team.


Mother’s Day Brunch


May 11, 2014


Mothers day

A simple but delightful brunch will be served following worship to honor the

mothers in our church family.  Reservations are not required and

all Moms eat for free.   A donation of $5 per person or $10 per family is suggested, but no one will turned away.


Invite your family and friends to enjoy this special time of fellowship. Sponsored by Ministry of Church Life


Gay Pride Festival Fresno 2014

pride parade

The Ministry of Outreach and Another Voice invite all to participate in the upcoming Gay Pride Parade on June 7th.  We will gather at “Manic Panic”, 1236 N. Wishon,  at 9AM for coffee and to decorate the church van.  The Parade starts at 10AM followed by  hot dogs and chips at Manic Panic.  Soft drink donations are appreciated.

 We are asking folks to wear your Big Red T-shirts for the parade.  We will have lavender sashes to wear in support of The Lavender Convention.  Westley United Methodist Church will be celebrating its 30th year as a “Reconciling” Congregation welcoming the LGBTIQ community.  Join us for this time of celebration with our wider church family.  The Festival starts at 1PM . The Big Red Church will again host a informational table  from 1PM til 4PM.  Stop by and say hello.
Gay Pride Month Celebrations will continue with two movie night offerings at Big Red hosted by Another Voice. Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 14th from 8-10Pm for “Before Stonewall”. You’ll have an opportunity of viewing this 87 minute documentary (winner of 2 Emmy Awards, including “Best Historical Program”) about the Gay Liberation Movement.  This movie examines the background leading to a burst of political energy – portraying the history of homosexual experience in America……”Before Stonewall”  traces the social, political and cultural development of the gay and lesbian community, revealing the hidden story of a vital American subculture. Before Stonewall  will enlighten and entertain viewers with a look at social change in American.

Saturday, June 21  “Call Me Malcolm” will be shown from 8-10PM. The topic is the exploration of the struggles  and ultimate  successes of a transgendered United Church of Christ  minister called Malcolm. “Call Me Malcolm”  celebrates the Christian ethic of love and embodiment and is sure to inspire.  Both movies will be presented outside Gregg’s Hall, weather permitting. Popcorn, lemonade,Christian fellowship and discussion to follow. Join Another Voice in celebrating our continuing commitment to  radical hospitality with  the LGBTIQ community, family and friends.

Enchilada Order Form

To order your Beef or Cheese Enchiladas, you may contact the church office at 227-8489 or print the order form below.


You may also mail to the church office no later than Sunday, May 11 along with your payment.


Enchilada Order Form

Maundy Thursday and Easter Sunday Services


April 17

Maundy Thursday Service

7:30 p.m.


Easter Sunday Sunrise Service

in Courtyard

6:00 a.m.

Easter Sunday Celebration Service


10:00 a.m.


Church Women United World Day of Prayer

church women unitedFriday, March 7, beginning with Registration at 9:30AM, CWU will celebrate World Day of Prayer.  We will be gathering with Christian women of many traditions who come together to observe a common day of prayer each year, and who, in many countries, have a continuing relationship in prayer and service.


We will meet at Fresno Westside Seventh Day Adventist, 2750 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., and (west of 41, south of Jensen Avenue).  For reservations please call Carol Dulan at 559 322-6950 as soon as possible and no later than March 3.  Lunch $7.00.  Bring your friends and donations of eyeglasses, stamps, aluminum pull tabs and packaged food.


CWU Fresno Unit is in the midst of fundraising for our scholarship fund.  We will be awarding the scholarships in May.  At this March celebration we will be holding a bake sale during the luncheon so come prepared to purchase some special goodies.  If you wish to donate to the scholarship fund please call Shirley Carlson, chair, at 439-6895.

Broadway On Van Ness Update

Tickets are selling fast! Get your ticket before they SELL OUT! 

 For tickets, please call the church office at (559) 227-8489.


The Lavender Convention

lavender convention

Saturday, March 8th

10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Unitarian Universalist  Church of Fresno

2672 E Alluvial Ave

(Between Willow and Chestnut)


An all-day interfaith event hosted at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 2673 E. Alluvial, to bring the LGBT community and faith-based organizations across Fresno together in learning and celebration of spirituality in the LGBT community.  $15 advanced registration, $20 at the door.


The convention welcomes all who are interested in spiritually connecting with themselves at deeper level.


For further details, check the convention’s Facebook page.




More information to come so stay tuned!

Chick Flicks


Chick Flicks resumes this Sunday, February 16 at the home of Marcie and Rich Hoyt.


Ride-sharing is available.


Please contact Mary Westrick at



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