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
  • Read weekly email (Around the Meetinghouse) and announcements
  • Teach a Youth Faith Formation class
  • Participate in a Soul Matters group (our Adult Faith Formation small group ministry)
  • Sing in choir
  • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter

To get more involved, take a look at our Committee Handbook or talk to one of our members.

Social Groups

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  for more information.
  • Retired Old Men Eating Out (Romeos) –  An interfaith group of men who meet monthly for lunch in area restaurants. Contact John Moore for more information.

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Social Justice work at UUCFW

UUCFW members and friends have a variety of social justice issues of concern. To allow for many issues to be explored, we invite members to form Groups of Five for short term projects, actions, or studies. You can get the information to propose new Group of Five projects by contacting the administrator at uufortwayne@frontier.com. A member may choose an issue and use the “The Steps to Starting a Group” to work together with at least four others to pursue their project.

Currently there are groups active in the areas of racial justice, infant mortality, immigration, and justice in the Middle East. You may contact the minister at revshelly@uufortwayne.org to learn how to become involved in an existing group

 

Additionally, our congregation is one of sixteen congregations that actively support Wellspring Interfaith Social Services through collection of food items weekly during our offering. We also periodically donate clothing to its Shoppe, and funding for its summer camp. In July we organize a cookout for the people Wellspring 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 2018, we are supporting the following organizations:

January:      The Charles Redd Scholarship
February:    African-African/American History Museum
March:        The Literacy Alliance
April:           Union of Concerned Scientists
May:            Wellspring Summer Day Camp
June:           Hoosier Interfaith Power & Light
July:            Matthew 25
August:       Northeast Indiana Friends of Public Education
September:   UU Trauma Response Team
October:        SPCA
November:   Veterans for Peace
December:    Heifer International