CYRE News for June

Sunday, May 31 Age of Reason Worship Service.  All ages are invited to attend the entire worship service. Childcare is available for Newborns – 1st graders in the Youth Center. Sunday, June 7 Childcare is available in the Youth Center for Newborns – 3rd graders.  Older children and youth are invited...

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Journeying Together – June 2015

It’s that time of the year again.  Well, to be fair, actually it’s always that time of the year.  It’s the time when we start getting more visitors to our church! It’s when there are people who decide to check us out on a Sunday morning, or look through our...

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Josh’s Journal – June 2015

One of my favorite lines about endings comes from the song “Closing Time” by Semisonic.  They sing: “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”  In fact that was the text I used in my final sermon as minister of the Second Unitarian Church in Omaha, Nebraska.  The beginning...

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The Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow News

Rev. Paula Maiorano attended Michelle Alexander’s recent appearance at Pendle Hill Quaker Conference Center, and a group of our local Coalition members gathered at First U to view one session that was live-streamed to a wider audience.  In case you missed the opportunity, you can watch it on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTY2duIGzxs. ...

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Membership Journey – Long walk part of gift

I spent a few days outside of Boston in May with the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) leadership and Stewardship Circle members – including my husband Paul, and fellow First U members Beverley Baxter and Doyle Dobbins.  It’s always an uplifting experience to hear first hand from UUSC partners of...

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Bearing Witness in the Public Sphere May 30th, 2015 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Delmarva Cluster Council and the Joseph Priestley District How do we represent Unitarian Universalism with authenticity and integrity when we are engaged in justice issues in the world?  How do we remain true to our liberal faith tradition in working on issues of Social Justice, especially when we are sharing...

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There's Still Time…

The ILYA (Independent Living for Young Adults) Graduation Backpack and Pizza Party project is about halfway there. We still need help to purchase backpacks, items to fill them with and funds to pay for the pizza party.  Please stop by the social justice table during coffee hour after the Sunday...

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Clean Water DE needs your help! A Message from Green Sanctuary

Across Delaware, 377 bodies of water such as bays, creeks, and ponds experience pollution from fertilizers, sewage, runoff, toxics, and bacteria, impacting our public safety when swimming in our waterways and catching seafood in local areas. Due to a decrease in federal funding and increased community demands, our waterways and...

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Graduation Backpacks

It’s getting to be graduation time and at First UU that means backpacks for our young graduates aging out of foster care. Every year ILYA (Independent Living for Young Adults – one of our social justice projects) prepares backpacks filled with useful items to help celebrate the huge accomplishment these...

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Church Grounds Maintenance Work Days

Mulching – Saturday, May 23 (rain date Sunday, May 24) The Buildings and Grounds Team has one remaining work day. Thank you to everyone who helped us prepare for Mulch Day! MULCHING  Saturday, May 23 from 8AM to noon. (rain date Sunday, May 24 from 1 to 5PM) Your service to the...

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