Welcome to our beloved community
If you are looking for a spiritual home where you won’t be told what to believe, where you will be welcomed, where your children will learn good values from many different religious traditions, you are at the right place.
We are a Welcoming Congregation -- all are invited to worship with us, regardless of your race, creed or sexual orientation. We believe in religious exploration, service to each other and to the larger community, and spiritual growth. We like to have fun, too! Join us on Sunday mornings at 10 for worship, or on a Saturday evening for a concert or karaoke, or a variety of educational, spiritual and social activities throughout the week. We are a loving, caring community and we invite you to explore and grow with us.
Shari Mellin, Past President, UUFE Board of Trustees (2014-15)
Elkhart Civic Theatre's Second Stage Series returns February 9
UUFE is proud to welcome back Elkhart Civic Theatre for another installment of its Second Stage series at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 9. Performers will be doing a staged reading of David Hare's drama "Skylight." From ECT's press release: “'Skylight' is an intensely clear-sighted and compassionate play about a love affair. ... The New York Post said of the play, 'David Hare's luminously beautiful and wildly truthful Skylight is deeply and truly about people. ... It is a fascinating play (that) tears at the heart. ... Theatre-going today doesn't get much better than this.'"
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at www.elkhartcivictheatre.org or by calling 574-848-4116 weekday afternoons.
What's this I hear about sabbatical?
Our pastor, Rev. Amy DeBeck, will be on sabbatical from Nov. 1, 2015, through April 30, 2016. During this time, she will use the time to pause, reflect and grow through classes and other activities. It's a customary practice for Unitarian Universalist ministers to undertake sabbaticals of four to six months every five years or so. Expect Rev. Amy to return refreshed and recharged.
But what does this mean for the church? Our sabbatical committee, chaired by Terry Mark, has been preparing for this for months. We view the sabbatical as an opportunity for our congregation's lay leadership to grow as well and to undertake new things.
We are fortunate to be supported during this time by intern minister Jenny Peek and director of religious enrichment Michelle Richards. They and other lay leaders have mapped out worship services, education activities and pastoral care plans.
For more details you can read the brochure that the sabbatical committee developed.
- 10 AM: Worship Service (Sermon topics)
- 9 AM: Forum - the topics for discussion are endless. Bring your thoughts and ideas and see where they lead.
- Religious Enrichment (Sunday School) for all ages
Tuesdays (second and fourth Tuesdays):
- 7 PM: Science & Society group discussion
- 7 PM: Adult Religious Enrichment discussion group
We are a Welcoming Congregation