Here are ways for you to get involved in congregational life:

Please reach out to us by completing this form if you have any further questions!
  • Read our weekly email (Around the Meetinghouse) and announcements (sign up here)
  • Be sure to check out our current events page.
  • Sing in choir; rehearsals are 9 a.m. most Sundays.
  • Provide flowers or volunteer to be a Sunday morning greeter
  • Join a team or committee
  • Teach a Youth Faith Formation class
  • Participate in a Soul Matters group (our Adult Faith Formation small group ministry)
  • Follow us on Facebook

Social Groups

Several social groups exist for members to build community and have fun:

  • Sisters Over Sixty-Five – A group of women over 65 who get together and have wide-ranging discussions. They meet the second Thursday of each month. Contact Sharon Gustin for more information.
  • 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 for more information.


HUUmanists in Action Group

This group celebrates and encourages the philosophy of Humanism within Unitarian Universalism. Members of the group work to nurture our connection with FreeThought Fort Wayne, the local chapter of the American Humanist Association. We regularly schedule after-service meetings to explore the history of Humanism and its application to contemporary social and community issues. Looking to learn more about this group? Contact John Moore.

We have been designated by the UUHA as Freethinker Friendly; we provide a welcoming community for people with all spiritual beliefs, including beliefs that do not include a god or higher power.

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. Information to propose new Group of Five projects can be found here: “The Steps to Starting a Group” before filling out the Group of Five form.  A member may choose an issue to work together with at least four others to pursue their project.

Racial Justice work at UUCFW

Motivated by GA and current events, the Advocates for Racial Justice group meets regularly to do the personal work of understanding white privilege, the community work of understanding and dismantling systemic racism, and the broader work of developing relationships with minoritized communities in our area. Past projects and areas of interest include taking trips to learn more about Black history and the African-American community, supporting local organizations with fundraisers and personal participation, working on voter registration and getting out the vote among under-represented populations, and working with a grant from the UUA for a social media campaign to encourage young Black voters.  Advocates are currently working on developing a joint outreach with the Fort Wayne A. Philip Randolph Institute called Friends First. Advocates for Racial Justice meets the first Sunday of the month at noon, and the third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Rebecca Reeder.

Advocates for Environmental Justice

A Group of Five was formed in February of 2023 to educate and promote within our congregation the importance of recycling and to plan events and activities that encourage awareness of the many issues impacting our planet. We are currently part of a city- and county-wide movement of faith organizations whose purpose is to encourage recycling, reuse and the repurposing of as many materials as possible. Periodic events will be planned to keep this topic alive and interesting! We have not established a regular meeting time for this group, but if you are interested in being a part, or wish to share ideas for continuing education on the broad topic of Environmental Justice, please contact either of our Co-Chairs, Jan Boeglin or Jim Reeder.

Wellspring Interfaith Social Services

Our congregation is one of 16 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.

Sunday Share the Plate

Our congregation also provides funds to local and national non-profits to support critical programming for those most in need through our Third Sunday Share the Plate each month. In 2023 we are supporting:

January – A. Philip Randolph Institute – Charles Redd Scholarship

February – Street Reach for the Homeless

March – Planned Parenthood of Indiana

April – YWCA Fort Wayne

May – Wellspring Summer Camp

June – Fox Island Alliance

July – Fort Wayne Pride

August – ACLU of Indiana

September – All Options Pregnancy Resource Center

October – Carriage House

November – Miss Virginia’s Mission House

December – Kira Downey Memorial Rider Fund at CTN

A. Philip Randolph Institute

We are hosting the monthly meeting of the A. Philip Randolph Institute on the first Saturday of the month, 10 a.m..