Save the Date! Sunday, February 25th

February 25th will be Jubilee Sunday, also known as the do-it-all-in-one-day-with-no-muss-or-fuss stewardship plan. We will have a table in the Parish Hall every Sunday in February. Stop by in advance of Jubilee Sunday and pick up the informational materials. Read them and ponder them. Talk with your families about your...

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Hope for our World

I came to First Unitarian in 2003 because I needed church. After a few visits, I knew I wanted to keep coming and quickly joined as a member. I joined a small group and began to learn more about myself and others in the group. That was my hook. Throughout...

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Social Media – Building Connections!

We connect to our community through Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. If you use any of these social media platforms, you can follow First Unitarian Church! You can also help promote First U to our community. 1) If you use Facebook, please like our page and then share, comment and like...

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CYRE E-News February 2018

The Children and Youth Religious Exploration classes have been busy! In January … * We hosted First U’s Martin Luther King Day of Service activities, focusing on activities at the Elbert Palmer Elementary School (see more details here) * The Seekers (2nd, 3rd, 4th grades) learned about child slavery issues...

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Last Call for T-Shirts!

This is the last weekend for collecting T-Shirts for the Elbert Palmer Elementary School project. We are collecting T-Shirts (any size, used is fine) that have the following themes: * Places (local, national, or international – they’re all good!) * Numbers (anything that contains numbers is great!) * Sports (can...

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Stewardship Reflection

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wisely said “Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.” Stewardship comes in many forms. During our annual Stewardship Campaign, I like to focus not just on what I will give, but on WHY. Why exactly is First U important...

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We Love Our Office Volunteers!

On February 14, 2018, we celebrated our amazing office volunteer staff. Every weekday, and every Sunday morning, a dedicated office volunteer mans the front desk, assists with office functions, and supports the publications department. We have volunteers who work remotely, assisting with Facebook publicity and web site maintenance. We could...

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Pastoral Care Update

In February, our Pastoral Care Associate is Suzie Cornell. She can be reached at . Beginning on March 1, Dale Megill becomes the Pastoral Care Associate.  You can reach her at Please let us know if you need support; we are here to help! Learn more about Pastoral Care,...

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Sabbatical Time for our Director of Religious Exploration

In September, the congregation acknowledged and celebrated my 10 years of service as the Director of Religious Exploration at First Unitarian Church of Wilmington. During these 10 years we have accomplished so much in our Children and Youth Religious Exploration program! We added Our Whole Lives Sexuality Education for Kindergarteners/First...

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Bertuccis fund raiser

Dining for Youth Group Dollars THIS Sunday!

Come to Bertucci’s on Sunday, January 28 for lunch or dinner and help raise money for our Youth Group! With your 15% ticket, Bertucci’s will donate 15% of your bill on this special day to help raise $ for our Youth Group’s service trip to West Virginia. Click here to...

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K/1 OWL (Our Whole Lives)

The Children’s Religious Exploration Team (CYRE) is excited to offer Our Whole Lives (OWL) Sexuality Education to Kindergarten and First Graders at First Unitarian Church. The K/1 OWL program supports parents in educating their young children about birth, babies, bodies and families. It helps establish a life-long pattern of family...

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Youth Choir

JOIN the First U Children & Youth Choir

Scott Ward is leading the First U Children & Youth Choir for 3rd graders – 12th graders. The choir will meet 3 times prior to the performance on December 17. Attendance is required at 2 of the practices in order to participate. If there is enough interest, we will have...

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September Reflections-Children and Youth

* New and familiar faces filled the classrooms as we started another year of Children and Youth Religious Exploration (CYRE) programming! Exciting changes to the CYRE program were discussed at our annual Parent Meeting. Please follow this link if you still need to register your child(ren) for classes. (Muggles are...

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Grub Burger Bar Youth Group Fundraiser 

Come to the Grub Burger Bar (Concord Mall, 4737 Concord Pike. Suite 810, Wilmington) on Sunday, September 24 for lunch or dinner and help raise money for our Youth Group. When you mention the First U Youth Group, the Grub Burger Bar will donate 20% of your bill on this...

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Summer Childcare June 11 – Sept. 3

Summer Childcare is in room 29 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Children must be signed in and out. Please note snacks will not be served during the summer. We will have juice boxes and water available. You are welcome to send your child with nut free snacks. If the...

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Youth Peace Art on August 20

Youth Peace Art on August 20 at First U during the regular CYRE program hours. This Sunday children and youth K-12 will be invited to create a picture of peace.What does peace look like? What does a peaceful world look like? Pacem in Terris is organizing a youth Visionary Peace Art...

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