What can I expect on Sunday?

You will be welcomed when you walk through the door. If you arrive early you can enjoy the art on display in the Langhinrichs Gallery.

If you have children, nursery care is available for infants through age 4.  Youth Faith Formation Programming starts when they are in Kindergarten and runs September through May.

Our service typically includes:

  • meditation and reflection
  • singing
  • sharing of joys and sorrows
  • readings from many sources
  • a sermon
  • an offering/collection

After service we have a social time with light refreshments to talk about the service and visit. We encourage you to join us.

What should we wear?

Just as our beliefs are diverse so is our clothing.  Wear what you are most comfortable in – our members and friends will run the entire gamut from jeans to suits.

What is the religious background of your members?

As can be expected in a UU congregation, our members and friends have a diverse range of experiences with organized religion. Some come from traditional Christian backgrounds, some have embraced Eastern religions, some celebrate earth-centered customs, and some don’t believe in God.

At UUCFW you are likely to find someone who shares your background and spiritual interests.

What do you mean by Welcoming Congregation?

Our congregation accepts and celebrates people from diverse sexual orientations and gender identities and expressions. We welcome members of the LGBTQ community to fully participate in congregational life. Members of our congregation have advocated for marriage equality.

We have been a Welcoming Congregation since June 1997. Read more about UU Welcoming Congregations here.

So, everyone is welcome?

Yes. One of our central beliefs is respect for everyone. Whether brown, red, black, white, gay, straight, Christian, atheist, old or young … it does not matter. The only people who find it difficult to fit in are those who are certain that their way is the only way and demand that others follow suit.

What makes Unitarian Universalists (UUs) different?

Our openness to different ideas and questions. We do not claim to have answers to life’s mysteries. Instead, a UU’s journey is discovering life’s meaning for oneself. We help each other find our own paths. You will find a diversity of beliefs within UUCFW and as a result be challenged to think differently about our world.

Is childcare offered during Sunday service?

Yes. Feel free to stay the first time or two with your child in the nursery to let them get accustomed to us. During our regular church year (mid-September through May) we have a Faith Formation program for children and youth from Kindergarten through high school and these classes meet at 10:45 AM; children of all ages are encouraged to worship with their family during the beginning of the service.

Childcare is often provided during other congregational events. Check the calendar page for more details.

What time do you meet?

Services are at 10:30 AM every Sunday morning. Check our calendar page for other church happenings.

What if the weather is bad?

The decision to cancel will be made at least three hours before a scheduled activity. Check our website, Facebook page, voicemail, or local television stations. An email will be sent to all who are on our list.

Whenever the city declares a level 3 emergency that requires people to stay off the streets, church activities will be cancelled but this will not be communicated as described above.

If you find that your question is not answered on this page, please e-mail us uufortwayne@frontier.com or call us at 260-744-1867 during our normal business hours of 9 AM to 1 PM, Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

If you find that your question is not answered on this page, please email or call us at 260-744-1867 during our normal business hours of 9 AM to 1 PM, Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.