Author Archives: Terry Mark

Auction items being accepted for Ooey Gooey fundraiser

Have a wonderful treasure in your home you’d like to give away for a good cause? Want to show off your culinary skills for your friends to enjoy? Are you the consummate host for a dinner party, wine tasting or other social experience? Then it’s time for you to submit your items for the 2018 … Continued

Recovery from flood damage in basements will require patience

Flooding and water damage in all of the basements at UUFE will result in worship services being conducted in the Gathering Place for the immediate future, with the Sanctuary being used as an area for clean-up operations. While there is still a bit of uncertainty about timing, it appears that volunteers will be needed at … Continued

Help needed to clear out flood-damaged items from basement

The basements on both sides of our building have suffered major flooding damage. A contractor is working on pumping water out of the basement, but we need help from congregants and friends to help remove damaged items and with cleanup. Here is when help is needed: 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21: Bring boots, extra socks … Continued

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