The founders of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fort Wayne gathered together for the first time over 70 years ago, in 1939. They sought to bring the principles of liberal religion to the city and surrounding communities. In the intervening years, we have grown from the 27 charter members to a membership well beyond that.
We offer a warm, open, and inclusive religious community where people of all ages can meet in their search for answers to the big questions in life. We seek to enrich our lives and our spirits by joining together for celebration, social action and service, friendship, and support.
We are a religious community which welcomes people of all ethnicities, all colors, affectional orientations, different physical and mental capabilities, and religious backgrounds who wish to join with us in our quest for truth and meaning.
At the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fort Wayne, we:
* Offer a liberal, spiritual sanctuary to an accepting, diverse community, sharing common principles
* Encourage personal growth and fellowship
* Promote justice locally and globally
From our Bylaws, information about Membership
Membership in this congregation is open to any person eighteen years of age or older who is in sympathy with our purpose. Membership is open to all, regardless of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, or physical ability.
To join, prospective members shall
Membership status is maintained by participating in the life of the congregation and by responding to a request for an annual financial contribution of record. Individuals who may have extenuating financial circumstances can meet privately with the minister to develop a contingency plan.
These requirements for membership shall be published in the newsletter periodically and in the directories.
Membership may be terminated by the member's written resignation, by the member's oral statement to the Minister or the President, or by vote of the Board of Trustees when the member has moved away or cannot be located.
Following the canvass any members who have not responded shall be sent a letter inquiring about their intent to remain a member. The member will have thirty days to respond prior to the December board meeting.
Each December, the Board of Trustees shall determine those members who, during the preceding year, have not met the requirements of continuing membership as defined above.
- 3.4.2 Termination for Cause
- In the rare event that a member's behavior is found to be disruptive to the good purposes of the congregation, the board will act in accordance with the congregation policy regarding disruptive behavior..