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Welcome to the

Unitarian Universalist Congregation

of Fort Wayne.

We offer a warm, inclusive community where all people are invited to join us for liberal worship, celebration, friendship, support, social justice and service. We look forward to seeing you at our next Sunday service.

As a Unitarian Universalist congregation, our mission is to create a spiritual community that inspires growth, seeks knowledge, accepts differences and deepens compassion to build a just world.

UUCFW’s vision is to be an inclusive community beacon of social change and spiritual exploration by living out our UU values.

Inspire. Seek. Accept. Deepen.

The intersection of Broadway and Rudisill Boulevard will be closed to accommodate construction of the Rudisill Consolidation Sewer, beginning the week of July 8, 2019. The closure is expected to be in place for up to ten months.

 

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Benediction for the Heavy Heart

Good morning. I missed your “good”
because a plane, because a truck, because
a gun, because a cop, because a government,
because a people suffering, because too many
people suffering, because war, because famine,
because some mornings it is so hard
to rise, to wake, to be a self.
There is a pause here. There is a deliberate
cessation. I want a cessation to the noise
in my head, to the ache in the collective
heart of this world. When I was young
this seemed possible. . . .
I want your mornings “good,” your evenings “good,”
all the late nights and sunrises and afternoons
and moments pressed against the ticking
glass of your life “good.”
Breathe. For yourself. For each other. Let
us breathe in when others cannot. When we
can do nothing else. Let us stretch ourselves
open to embrace our friends, extend
our bodies outward to anyone willing to meet us
and even those we think may not be willing. Let us
hold each other for this moment. For this
blink of human existence.

—Mason Bolton
To Wake, To Rise: Meditations on Justice and Resilience
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Blessed last night with beautiful weather to gather "under the stars" for the most recent edition of Street Reach for the Homeless "Dinner and Duds".

My thanks, again, for the assist of serving to Karen Ann Weeks of Between the Lines as we served hearty BBQ pulled pork sandwiches on hot dog buns, mixed salad (choice of Ranch, Jalapeno Ranch for some extra kick or Ken's French dressing) and chips for all men and women who came our way. Each had one additional option of either baked apples, baked beans, potato salad or macaroni salad to fill out the meal.

Sanitized hand for all (plus an addition of gloves for Karen and myself) as all were served without issue and the greatest of sanitation with regard to current times (must dispose of container from first round and receive a new one for seconds).

At the van I gave out one tent, 4 bags of blankets, a few pairs of sweatpants, t shirts and shoes. Had one gent wearing found female shoes as he had none and after the 2nd try fit him in a new pair of size 9 tennis shoes and for a gent coming from the adjoining neighborhood and in need - a pair of new size 12 tennis shoes so he could return the pair of size 10 that he was wearing to his son. One more pair of size 10 shoes went to another gent and the night was a wrap.

Will partner for week #13 on Thursday at 6pm with MILK CRATE MINISTRIES and the leftover pulled pork (made more than 25 lbs with hope of leftovers to reduce my labor) will be used for a hot sandwich and a bag of chips in the bagged dinners there. Working on "sack worthy" items as Styrofoam is not an option so a few more sealed items and I will be golden there.

As always, my thanks to all. I truly do not believe there has been an early summer with the need as high as this one I am traveling in now. Tents, blankets, sleeping bags - the need is continues and the cost to provide does too !! Your help is needed and appreciated. Big or small it all makes an unbelievable difference for one of "our own" living on the streets of our city.......living with dreams.....living with hope.....and looking for answers!

God bless.
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"Being a person of color in
America today is like
the person who stepped aside
for passing hikers at the Grand Canyon
and tripped and fell four hundred feet instead,
except that if you are a person of color,
people search for your criminal record
as you fall. They tut that, after all, you
could have been more compliant. They
include the subtext—free of charge—your
falling is a clear indication that you deserved
it. Whatever it is, whatever flavor
of dehumanizing is being served.

When you are falling
they assert that you just don’t get it
because your parents were immigrants,
which is only a dirty word in the mouth of
a colonizer feigning innocence. When you
are a person of color, you are never [on]
the winning side. As you fall, they tell you
that all hikers matter and are worthy of first
aid. Never mind that you will reach the bottom
Dead."

—Being a person of color in America today

Rev. Theresa I. Soto
Spilling the Light: Meditations on Hope and Resilience
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