With interfaith clergy from our community. First U is pleased to be hosting this service of gratitude. The service will include words and music from clergy and musicians of diverse religious traditions, and first hand stories of gratitude from patients, staff, and volunteers from Planned Parenthood of Delaware. Child care will be provided. A reception will […]
With Lee Reinert, Work that Reconnects Facilitator. If you need somewhere to be on Inauguration Day, the sanctuary will open at 1 p.m. for silent reflection. At 1:30, trained facilitator Lee Reinert will lead us in The Spiral of the Work that Reconnects. Based on the work of Buddhist activist Joanna Macy, the Spiral invites us […]
Members and Friends of all ages are invited to gather in the Parish Hall at 6:30 for a simple soup supper, followed by a ceremony reaffirming our identity as Unitarian Universalists. We will take OUR oath of office: covenanting to affirm and promote the 7 Principles. Then we will have the option of moving from […]
Marie Oakberg, Worship Associate. We honor the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by examining his words and teachings to discern his real message. Over the years since his assassination, his boldest and most challenging work has often been glossed over in favor of a sanitized version of his dream. This year, more than […]
Tracy Spinka-Doms, Worship Associate. Begin your New Year’s Day by participating in our annual Coffin and Cradle ritual. Bring with you an object that represents that which you would like to surrender in the New Year. You will place them in the coffin. Bring with you an object that represents something you would like to give […]
Join us for a holiday breakfast of potato pancakes. We will eat together and sing together. Since this is both Christmas Day and the first night of Hanukkah, the music will come from both traditions. Rev. Roberta will tell the Hanukkah story with a little help from the rest of us.
Come early for a pre-service concert at 9:45 p.m. Then, join us for a traditional Christmas Eve service with a contemporary Unitarian Universalist theology. Readings, music and commentaries will be drawn from both ancient and modern sources. Order of Service: 12-24-16 OOS – 10pm.pdf
The Explorers are leading the worship service and sharing the story Trees of the Dancing Goats based on the book by Patricia Polacco. The Cherubs Choir and Youth Ensemble will sing at the service as well. This is a multigenerational worship service and all ages are invited to attend.
Holiday times can be difficult for those of us who have experienced losses or disappointments. The Blue Christmas service allows us to acknowledge those feelings of sadness and emptiness, and to experience some healing. The Pastoral Associates will be present offering hand-knitted comfort cloaks to all wish to take one for themselves or for a […]
The theme of the month of December is presence. Rev. Roberta will reflect on what it means to be a community of presence. How are we present to each other in friendship and fellowship? In encouraging mutual spiritual growth? How are we present to the larger community in radical hospitality? Order of Service: 12-04-16 OOS.pdf […]
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