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. The next meeting is scheduled for March 6th at 7pm. Please contact Rebecca Reeder for the zoom link.
HUUmanists In Action – This group meets after the service on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month to explore the history of Humanism and its application to contemporary social and community issues. Their next meeting is March 10th. Everyone is welcome to join in the conversation.
Sisters Over 65 — Our meeting time is the second Thursday of the month in the Choir room from 10:30am to 12 noon. Some of us go to lunch after the meeting. All are welcome. Our next gathering is March 14th and our is Ruth deWit. On April 11th, our guest is Dee Koehl.
Little River Wetlands Sponsored Event — the Advocates for Environmental Justice want you to know about this offering on March 14th 8:30 – 10:00 am titled Breakfast on the Marsh: Exploring the Skies: From Atmospheric Wonders to Solar Eclipses. It is being held at Indiana Wesleyan University, 8211 W Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46804. Come join LRWP and the FW Astronomical Society to delve into astronomy and the much-anticipated April 8th solar eclipse. Click here to register.
Annual Congregational Meeting — Members and Friends should plan to stay after the service on Sunday, March 17th, for this meeting. Agenda will be emailed.
Cakes for the Queen of Heaven – In Ancient Times — This adult curriculum centers on the Sacred Female, divine Goddess.
A woman/feminine identified honoring curriculum, it examines pre-Judeo Christian cultures and the divine feminine. More than Goddess 101, this curriculum builds week to week examining how your life might have been different if, when growing up, the divine had been imaged as female.
Begins Wednesday, March 20th 6:30pm – 8pm. In this 5-session class, the first 2 sessions are open. Because of the encouraged depth of personal sharing, this group will be closed and no new participants accepted after the second session.
qUUeer — This LGBTQIA+ group meets from 1pm-3pm on the 4th Sunday of each month in an available classroom at the Meetinghouse. The next meeting is March 24th. This group is a safe space for members of the queer community to discuss issues, seek and give comfort and understanding, and work together toward shared goals within our UU framework. While we appreciate our many allies, this particular setting is open only to those who identify as LGBTQIA+ For more information, please send an email to email@example.com or contact the minister.
Race Against Racism 5K Walk/Run is on Saturday, April 27th. The theme of this year’s race is “Ally Up”. Join the team and help raise funds for YWCA’s racial justice programs! Sign up now for the registration discount! Early Bird registration ends on March 31st. Because we are partnering with YWCA through an event sponsorship, all congregants will receive a 20% discount on total early registration with the code “5ksponsor24”. Register now to get the early bird rate and a T-shirt which features the UU logo. When you register, search for our team, UU Advocates for Justice. Join the team and help raise funds for YWCA.
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For any questions, contact the UU Advocates for Justice liaison with YWCA.
UUCFW at the TinCaps — Save the date! We already have plans for the congregation’s annual TinCaps outing. We will be behind home plate for the next-to-last home game of the regular season Saturday, September 7th at Parkview Field. Our choir members will once again sing the national anthem to start the game just before 6:30. Gates open at 6:05. Tickets are $14 each and available to UUCFW members and friends alike. Note that this is the weekend AFTER Labor Day.
To purchase tickets, send your payment with the requested number of tickets to the church office.
Opportunities for Stewardship —
You can raise funds for the church during your normal shopping! What better way to grow our resources than by making money on the things we already do and buy.
First, the Raise Right program (formerly known as Scrip). For those wanting to enroll in scrip the church code is: 77DDL4CC29923 Click here to enroll or download the RaiseRight app.
There are multiple options when ordering cards. You can buy eGift cards that can be printed at home or saved electronically on your phone. Or you can order physical gift cards and have them shipped to you. Click here for a list of Ship-to-Home Eligible Brands. If you have any questions, please contact our Scrips Coordinator, Kathi.
Second, you can link our congregation to your Kroger shopping! It’s easy to sign up for their Community Rewards program with our number: EM779. Then when you shop at Kroger, you will see our name at the bottom of the receipt. Learn how by clicking here.
Thank you – these small things really do make a difference!