Welcome to QUUEER Fort Wayne
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fort Wayne (UUCFW) has offered a warm, inclusive community where all people are welcome since 1937.
We proudly embrace the Queer community. This congregation is part of the Unitarian Universalist Welcoming Congregation Program, which was started in 1987. The Unitarian Universalist Association had been on record since 1970 as supporting the rights and worth of lesbian, gay, and bisexual persons. This Unitarian Universalist Congregation’s prior and next Minister are both Queer.
Unitarian Universalism is a covenantal religion without creed. This means that we are unified by a covenant, but don’t tell our members what they have to believe. Everyone is on a different journey in life, and we help each other along that path. We have members that are Humanist, Atheist, Pagans, Christians, and others.
We invite you to bring all of who you are when you join us for liberal worship, celebration, friendship, support, social justice, and so much more.
What to expect on Sunday: Our Sunday Services rarely focus on God, and even less often on Jesus. But you are likely to be moved, inspired, or educated. Often all three. This past year alone, we have had former city council member, Mark GiaQuinta, give a talk titled “When religious freedom becomes tyrannical.” We have had authors talk about anti-racism and a service all about mindfulness. We had a minister speak that was one of the first to officiate a gay marriage after it was first legalized. Another Sunday was all about UU music chosen by members of our choir.
Local groups that we voted to share our time and financial resources with this year:
- A. Philip Randolph Institute – Charles Redd Scholarship
- Street Reach for the Homeless
- Planned Parenthood of Indiana
- YWCA Fort Wayne
- Wellspring Summer Camp
- Wellspring Food Pantry and Clothing Bank
- Fox Island Alliance
- Fort Wayne Pride
- ACLU of Indiana
- All Options Pregnancy Resource Center
- Carriage House
- Miss Virginia’s Mission House
- Kira Downey Memorial Rider Fund
We encourage you to join us at the Meetinghouse on Sunday at 10:30 to learn more about what we are about. We also livestream on Zoom at zoom.uucfw.org. Many primarily join us on Zoom. We generally have coffee hour after service, both at the meetinghouse and on Zoom. Join one of our affinity groups, or help start a new one. Children are also welcome.
Complete the Digital Connection Card and subscribe to the newsletter to get weekly updates and a reminder on Sunday with the Zoom link.
We hope you can join us, and that we are a good fit, but if not, Fort Wayne Pride has a list of other options. https://www.fwpride.org/direct-spiritual