UUFWC celebrates 50th anniversary

UUFWC celebrates 50th anniversary

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Wayne County founding member Dave Drumm, left, received recognition from Rev. Walter Clark during the church’s recent 50th anniversary celebration.


The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Wayne County recently held a celebration to mark its 50th anniversary.

Originally, a small Wooster-based group met in the 1950s and 1960s under the name Unitarian Fellowship of Wayne County. But in 1972, about a decade after the Unitarians and Universalists merged in the United States, local businessman Lowell Steinbrenner placed a newspaper ad that invited others with similar beliefs to join him in the discussion of founding a Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Wayne County. Shortly after, 19 charter members met to adopt a constitution.

On June 19, seven of those original members were honored during a ‘70s-themed celebration including a shared meal, trivia contest and top music hits from the decade.

The growing congregation has moved to larger buildings several times over its five-decade history and recently completed a large expansion project at 3186 Burbank Road in Wooster. Sunday services are held at 10 a.m. with religious exploration offered to children during the school year.

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