Office Ministration July 2015 – End of the fiscal year!

Happy Summer! The office staff wishes all a happy and safe summer. Although the program life of the church settles into a more relaxed rhythm in the summer, the staff is busy planning for next year.  The fiscal year ends June 30, so the last two weeks of June and...

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Membership Journey – Embracing Failure

I was recently reading UUA President Peter Morales’ article, “Embracing failure: The future health of Unitarian Universalism depends on all of us learning to embrace failure.”  Like Rev. Morales, I love triumphs and success – accomplishments to be proud of.  And yet, as he says, “if we limit ourselves to...

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Thank you from Rev. Josh

Dear Members and Friends of First Unitarian Church,             Thank you all for the love send off you gave me on June 7.  The gifts were lovely and fun.  Most of all I want to thank you for all the memories and well wishes you included in the book.  I...

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Board Planks July 2015

A Charge to our Church Typically, the incoming Board President in May provides a “charge” to the Board that defines a set of priorities for the year of work ahead.   This year’s Board charge can be generalized well as a charge to our whole church.  Therefore, we challenge the members...

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Emmanuel Dining Room… Spring at EDR = Rebirth and Renewal?

While our monthly outreach to Emmanuel Dining Room continues without change, the month of May saw some exciting changes for us. Firstly, we had new helpers joining the ranks! We were pleased to welcome new members Ed & Darlene Scott to the serving team, and Sue Wilson to the cooking...

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The Delaware Price on Carbon Project

New Castle County Congregations of Delaware Interfaith Power and Light Recently the LWV of Delaware approved the Delaware Price on Carbon Project: A study of how Delaware could adopt a price on carbon emissions at the state level that will increase in stages, as part of an overall program to...

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Green Sanctuary— Our UU 7th Principle – Our Work for the Planet

Job opportunities have never been more numerous!  Your Environmental Justice team, Green Sanctuary, invites everyone to choose a job in working for the planet and all creation. You can work for environmental justice  and human rights here in Wilmington, or around the world.  You can stay home and work from...

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The Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow – July 6 Meeting

The June meeting of the Coalition was held at First U Wilmington and featured Joyce Bembry, a member of the Coalition who spoke on Pardons & Expungements.   As a member of the Parole Board, Joyce explained the complexities of the system including the fact that petitioners must pay fees at...

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Special Collection July 2015 Scholarships for the Delmarva Cluster Retreat

The second Sunday special offering this month is for scholarships for the Delmarva Cluster Retreat, which will occur October 2nd – 4th at Camp Tockwogh.  The costs of a retreat can be burdensome for many.  For example, a family of four costs $500 to attend the retreat.  This makes a...

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