Author Archives: Terry Mark

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

Choir debuts in Sept. 17 service to much excitement

  The re-constituted UUFE choir made a smashing debut with a performance of “Mother Earth, Beloved Garden” at the Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, service. Organized by member Steve Cripe, the group has been practicing on Wednesday evenings with pianist Evan Bennett. Other members of the choir are Joan Clayborn, Evan Lefever, Daniel Moore, Emily Morrison, … Continued

Members uniting to help Hurricane Harvey victims

DONATE NOW FOR HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF Even before the scope of the devastation from Hurricane Harvey was clear, members of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Elkhart were answering the call for help from agencies working to help those in Texas and Louisiana. It was no different from UUs across the country. The Unitarian Universalist Association … Continued

Board plans to evaluate strategic plan, entertains school proposal

Here are the highlights from the August 2017 Board of Trustees meeting. The board meets at 6 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month, and meetings are open to all members and friends. The board heard a presentation from Carl Rust, who is involved with an alternative school program at Pierre Moran. Carl would … Continued