Ways to be Welcoming

During the holidays we often receive many first-time visitors and returning old friends. Last month's election results may mean that even more people come to visit during the holidays this month seeking the inspiration and reassurance of our liberal religious community.  Not only do we need to be ready, but...

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Healing the Heart of Democracy, January 19 and 20, 2017

In January we inaugurate a new President. We here at First U will mark that event by affirming our deepest values. On Inauguration Eve we will hold an all-ages Reaffirmation of the Principles of Unitarian Universalism. We will gather at 6:30 p.m. for a simple soup supper. Then we will...

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Safe Congregations Award

We are pleased to announce that First U has been designated a Sexually Safer Congregation by the Religious Institute. This means that our leadership has made a commitment to sexual safety that involved the board, staff, parents, volunteers and members. A sexually healthy and responsible congregation is free from sexual...

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Refugee Project

Today because of violence and persecution, more than 60 million people have been forced to flee their homes – the highest number since WWII. As part of our commitment to creating a welcoming and inclusive nation, faith-based communities throughout New Castle County are partnering with Jewish Family Services to welcome...

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ACT FAST! Did you know?

The Charitable IRA Rollover is now enshrined in law.  If you are over 70½  years old, you can transfer up to $100,000 from your IRA to First U. It is a real win-win: You avoid taxes on the amount given. It counts toward your RMD (Required Minimum Distribution). The gift...

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Youth Group Bake Sale

Supporting ILYA. Sunday, Dec.18. Purchase pies, quick breads and other treats this Sunday during coffee hour!

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Courage for Racial Justice, Courage for Collective Liberation

“What can we do in these times to live our Unitarian Universalist values in the service of bringing down institutional inequality and build up beloved community in the process?” With the Movement for Black Lives and the Indigenous Nations-led struggle at Standing Rock, the movement for racial justice continues to...

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NEW PROCEDURE FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE INITIATIVES

In order to enhance and support the many social justice activities at First Unitarian, the Executive Team has adopted new guidelines and an application for what will be called Social Justice Task Forces. This change was inspired by the suggestions of Rev. Kathleen McTigue, director of the UU College of...

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Book Corner News!

We recently purchased 5 copies of a book by Forrest Church, Love and Death: My Journey through the Shadow ($16/each). We sold 1 copy of the book, but the remaining 4 copies are missing. Did someone take these books, assuming that they were free? Although First U has a Library,...

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Circle Suppers are Coming Back!

Mark your calendars for these Saturday night potluck dinners in members' homes: January 28, February 25, March 18, April 22, and May 20. Sign up here to register for the dates you are available and click here to access Circle Supper Frequently Asked Questions.  Participants are assigned menu items to bring...

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