Here are ways for you to get involved in congregational life:
- Attend social events
- Participate in social hour after service
- Join a committee
- Help with landscape clean up days
- Participate in social justice
- Teach a Youth or Adult Religious Education class
- Sing in choir
To get more involved, take a look at our Committee Handbook or talk to one of our members.
Several social groups exist for members to build community and have fun:
- Sisters Over Seventy – A group of women over 70 who get together. They meet the second Thursday of each month. Contact Ann McKenna for more information at 260-745-1056.
- Sisters in Good Company – A group for women of all ages who gather together to enjoy one another’s company. We have potlucks, movies, and outdoor activities about once a month. Contact Cathie Rowand at email@example.com for more information.
- Retired Old Men Eating Out (Romeo) – An interfaith group of men who meet monthly for lunch in area restaurants. Contact John Moore firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
A congregational survey in June 2015 helped identify a myriad of ways our congregation can work to address racism, classism, economic inequality, and climate change.
A large “mind map” of social action project ideas is posted on the large bulletin board in the social hall to encourage group projects. These ideas include book groups, outreach activities, policy statements, brief curricula, community partnerships, and films to raise awareness and take action to address racism, classism, economic inequality, protect land & animals, LGBTQ rights, reproductive justice, climate change and religious freedom/interfaith.
A member may choose one of these projects (or their own ideas) and use the “A Rule of Five: A Guide to Starting a New Group, Project or Activity at UUCFW” to work together with at least four others to pursue their project.
Additionally, our congregation is one of sixteen congregations that actively support Wellspring Interfaith Social Services by providing food to its food bank, clothing to its Shoppe, and funding for its summer camp; we also organize a cookout each July for the people it serves.
Our congregation also provides funds to local and national non-profits to support critical programming for those most in need through our Third Sunday Collection each month. For 2016, we are supporting the following organizations:
- Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky
- Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC)
- Community Harvest Food Bank
- Little River Wetlands Project
- Habitat for Humanity
- ACLU of Indiana
- Save Maumee
- The Literacy Alliance
- Indiana Center for Middle East Peace
- Southern Poverty Law Center/Teaching Tolerance
- The Center Media & Democracy