About Our UUFDC Congregation
Our Fellowship began in 1997 with 37 charter members. In June of 2000, we dedicated our first building with UUFDC founding member the Rev. Robert C. Clarke and the Rev. John Buehrens, then President of the UUA, officiating. In June, 2008, having outgrown our original space in Sister Bay, we moved to a new location at 10342 Water Street in Ephraim. Our handicapped-accessible building provides a welcoming foyer, a large sanctuary, an inviting gathering room used for social events and meetings, an office and a religious education room. The Fellowship is used for a variety of purposes for the benefit of our members and for the larger community. These include adult education, concerts, recitals, film screenings, poetry readings, potlucks, and holiday parties.
UUFDC has divested from our holdings in fossil fuel companies. We will no longer support, or profit from, fossil fuels which contribute to destabilization of the global climate system and imperil human and environmental health.
The Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations (UUA) was formed in 1961 through the consolidation of the Universalist Church of America and the American Unitarian Association. Today the UUA is a community of more than 200,000 members in North America and another 100,000 globally. Our Fellowship is part of the MidAmerica Region of the UUA . These UUs bring to the world a vision of religious freedom, tolerance, and social justice.
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For building use information contact our Administrator at (920) 854-7559.
What It Means to Belong to a Lay Led Congregation
As individual members, we all share responsibilities to this congregation and to each other:
Through regular attendance at Sunday services, we cement our bond of community, we keep our attention directed to our highest values and we nurture our spirits
By voting at congregational meetings and assisting with committee and leadership roles we help maintain the strength of our congregation.
By contributing our time and talents to a multitude of tasks we assure the smooth running of this home and its functions in the larger community;
By understanding and celebrating our differences we give action to our values; and last, but not least,
By financial support according to our means we make all this possible.
I applaud us all for making this wonderful Fellowship a loving and robust reality in our community.
Delivered at the June 2015 UUFDC annual meeting by Lynn Lees, Founding Member and current Membership Chair
UUFDC Members voting at the Annual Congregational Meeting on June 12