Author Archives: Terry Mark

UUFE seeks candidates for Religious Education Coordinator

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Elkhart (UUFE) is a small but active liberal faith community located in northern Indiana. Our mission calls us to be a welcoming community that encourages religious freedom, nurtures individual spiritual and ethical growth, celebrates diversity, and promotes a just and sustainable world. UUFE was founded in 1961 and we draw … Continued

Board discusses mission fulfillment plan at December meeting

The UUFE Board of Trustees spent its December meeting discussing the Mission Fulfillment Plan, which was formerly referred to as  the Strategic Plan. Areas of discussion were: Religious education, and the hiring of a Religious Education Coordinator. Social justice. Dynamic worship. Creating a culture of abundance. The parking lot. If you have any questions or … Continued

Congregation mobilizing against proposed immigrant detention facility

The Rev. Amy DeBeck has been among the leaders in the Elkhart County community in general and at UUFE in particular in opposition to a proposed immigrant detention center in Elkhart County. Rev. DeBeck was invited to speak at a vigil on Dec. 23, 2017, at the Elkhart County Courthouse, Goshen, organized by the Coalition … Continued

And I’ll Bring You Hope, When Hope Is Hard to Find

  This line from the hymn “Come, Sing a Song with Me” is a promise that we enjoy singing together. Recently I was thinking about how the song always feels different to me based on what has been happening in the week leading up to the service. It is no surprise, then, to find that … Continued

Board of Trustees reports on busy November meeting

The November 8, 2017, meeting of the UUFE Board of Trustees was a busy one. In summary, the board: Reviewed the Chalice Lighter grant application. Discussed the job posting for the Religious Education Coordinator position. Decided to have only one calendar, on the website. Gratefully accepted a donation of $3,000 for the Religious Education Coordinator … Continued

Congregation approves new religious education coordinator position

  Members of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Elkhart overwhelmingly approved the new position of religious education coordinator as well as the accompanying plan to fund the position at the outset. The final vote was 46 in favor and one opposed after taking into account five absentee ballots submitted ahead of a congregational meeting on … Continued