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.
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 monthly for lunch in area restaurants. Contact John Moore for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
After exploring the idea of white supremacy and white privilege in our White Supremacy Teach-In, you may be interested in joining the Racial Justice Study Group to learn more. This group meets about twice a month, but anyone can come whenever possible. There is no long-term commitment involved in coming to sessions. The dates for the rest of 2018 are: Sunday, Nov. 4, Sunday, Nov. 11, Sunday, Dec. 9, and Sunday, Dec. 16. All are at 11:45 AM (or after church). For more information, contact Rebecca Reeder at email@example.com.You may contact the minister at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how to become involved in an existing group
HUUmanists in Action Group formed!
The purpose of this group is to celebrate and encourage Humanism within Unitarian Universalism. Members of the group will continue to nurture its connection with the Freethought Fort Wayne group that meets periodically here at the church. In addition, look for opportunities from the group to deepen an understanding of the principles of Humanism within our Unitarian Universalist tradition. Looking to learn more about this group? Contact Jerry Lawson at email@example.com or seek out Jerry, Roger McNett, Sharon Gustin, Jim Stump, Steve Zimmerman, and John Moore following worship some Sunday morning.
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:
The Charles Redd Scholarship – January
African-African/American History Museum – February
The Literacy Alliance – March
Union of Concerned Scientists – April
Wellspring Summer Day Camp – May
Hoosier Interfaith Power & Light – June
Matthew 25 – July
Northeast Indiana Friends of Public Education – August
UU Trauma Response Team – September
SPCA – October
Veterans for Peace – November
Heifer International – December