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

  • Attend social events – yes, this can still happen via Zoom!
  • Participate in social hour after service – at our Zoom worship
  • Join a committee
  • Start a Group of Five

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” and filling out the Group of Five form Group of Five.  A member may choose an issue to work together with at least four others to pursue their project.

  • 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 – done via video
  • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter

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. Email 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.
  • Retired Old Men Eating Out (Romeos) –  An interfaith group of men who meet weekly on Wednesdays 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. Information to propose new Group of Five projects can be found here: “The Steps to Starting a Group” and filling out the Group of Five form Group of Five.  A member may choose an issue to work together with at least four others to pursue their project.

Motivated by GA and current events, the Racial Justice Team meets regularly to do the personal work of understanding our white privilege, the community work of understanding and dismantling systemic racism, and the broader work of developing relationships with minority communities in our area. Recent 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.  The group meets the first Sunday of the month at noon, and the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM. For more information, contact Rebecca Reeder.

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

UU Humanists

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 virtual Zoom meetings to explore the history of Humanism and its application to contemporary social and community issues. Looking to learn more about this group? Since we are Zooming, please contact Jerry Lawson or John Moore via email.

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.

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 2020 we are supporting:

A. Philip Randolph Institute (Charles Redd Scholarship)
Southern Poverty Law Center
League of Women Voters
Little River Wetlands
Wellspring
Planned Parenthood
Indiana ACLU
Just Neighbors
NAMI
The Amani Center
The Carriage House
Positive Resource Connection

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