Clean the Drains Project — Your Advocates for Environmental Justice group is looking for volunteers to participate in this worthwhile event! We plan to gather at the meetinghouse on Saturday morning, September 23rd, and go from there to streets nearby to clean and mark drains, and in some cases create chalk art around them. You will receive a t-shirt for participating! Afterward, for those who are able, we will take part in the Clean Drains Fest at Promenade Park. Contact Jan Boeglin for more information. Click here for a short video explaining what we will be doing.
HUUmanists in Action — We will meet after the service on September 24th for conversation and refreshments. We will discuss organizational matters and planning and programs for the coming year, including the 2023 Festivuus gathering.
LGBTQ+ — Do you identify as LGBTQ+ ?? If so … Let’s Gather… September 24th at 1pm.
Rethinking Health Breakfast — The Advocates for Racial Justice want to invite you to this event on September 29th. It is the annual advocacy event and fundraiser for HealthVisions Midwest of Fort Wayne. Insightful presentations and engagement will increase health equity awareness, stir discussion, and cultivate solutions for disparities in our community. This year’s fundraiser is extra special, marking 25 years since the agency was founded in Fort Wayne in 1998! For more information and to get tickets, click here.
Feather Fest — Advocates for Environmental Justice invite UU friends to this FREE family-fun birding festival at Lindenwood Nature Preserve on September 30th, 1pm-4pm. This event includes guided hikes on the hour, crafts and activities for kids, and live birds from Soarin’ Hawk!
Generosity Day Celebration — Your Stewardship Committee is planning a potluck meal on October 1st after the service as we bring the Annual Stewardship Drive to a close. Please come and bring a dish to share!
Advocates for Racial Justice — Meetings to plan and share thoughts and ideas about the work to be done are held on the first Wednesday of every month, via Zoom. Topics include the Racial Injustice Historical Journey #2 being planned for June of 2024. The next meeting is scheduled for October 4th at 7pm. Please contact Rebecca Reeder for the zoom link.
Tox-Saturday — Advocates for Environmental Justice want you to know about this opportunity to responsibly dispose of household hazardous waste. It will be held at the Allen Co. Hazardous Waste Facility, 2260 Carroll Rd on Saturday, October 7th, 9am-2pm. Fees apply. Click here for more information.
Sisters Over 65 — meet the second Thursday of the month in the Choir room from 10:30 to 12 noon. Some of us go to lunch after the meeting. All are welcome. Next meeting is October 12th.
Advocates for Racial Justice Book Chat — In keeping with one of the goals of ARJ, “to increase our personal knowledge regarding issues of racial injustice and share that information with the congregation,” this advocacy group is offering another book chat on the currently popular How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America by Clint Smith. No registration necessary. It is not necessary to have read the whole book or to have attended the first chat. The chat will follow the service on Sunday October 15th: Book Chat Part II (page 118-epilogue).
Soup Sunday — Stay after the service on November 5th and eat some soup! This fundraiser hosted by the Advocates for Racial Justice will benefit Race Against Racism.
YWCA Diversity Dialogues — On November 9th, 12pm-1:30pm, the topic will be Thankfulness and Diversity. This event is supported by UUCFW through Race Against Racism and will be held at the main branch of the Allen County Public Library.
New to UU Class — Are you new to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fort Wayne?
Have you been visiting, shopping for a spiritual home for yourself or your family?
Do you want to know a bit more about our congregation and the Unitarian Universalist tradition?
The new to UU class will be held on Saturday, November 18th at 9:30am at the Meetinghouse. Join our minister and a member of our membership team for an honest, in-depth conversation for the curious. All of your questions will be honored.
Please share your interest and RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or speak with a greeter after Sunday Worship. We hope you will join us. We look forward to getting to know you better.
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