On this Sunday of Memorial Day Week-End we honor the lives of Wilmington residents who have lost their lives to gun violence in the past year. Musician and activist Jea Street, Jr. will be featured in this service
A reflection on our monthly theme of blessing. As a special blessing for the congregation we will dedicate the babies born into our community recently. We will also celebrate Flower Communion. Watch the e-news for instructions about bringing flowers.
Please join us for our Vespers series on Wednesday evening from 6:30-7:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary. (Childcare will be available from 6:00-7:15 p.m.) The services will be based on the Taizé style of worship, featuring candlelight, inspirational music, readings and meditation. Come to find peace, silence and fellowship. We will join together in silent […]
We will explore what it means to be a woman in the #MeToo age. How does one cultivate resilience to overcome the vestiges of patriarchy? We will welcome our newest First U members during this service.
In her last sermon before a summer break, Rev. Roberta will explore what it means to affirm and promote respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part. The Ministerial Search Committee will be commissioned during this service.
After Charles Darwin published his theory of Natural Selection, he continued to reflect on what he had observed in the living world. A decade later he proposed a second major evolutionary mechanism: Mating Choice or Sexual Selection. Most of us are not familiar with this later theory, because it was suppressed by the male-dominated world […]
Join Scott, Jan and the Chamber Choir in celebrating the heritage of our hymns. A choir member will tell us about their favorite hymn, and Scott will give a brief historical, perhaps even a spiritual explanation of the history of the lyrics and tunes used. Then we will sing the hymns. This will be an […]
Edris Harrell and her 14-year-old daughter Elise walked 500 miles across Northern Spain last summer on the Camino de Santiago. A pilgrimage serves to discover things about oneself, feel closer to God, or connect with something larger than oneself. Edris will reflect on the common elements of pilgrimage, sharing examples from her own pilgrimage on […]
This is the second of two sermons on Edris Harrell’s experiences on the Camino de Santiago. In walking every day for five weeks, carrying everything needed on one’s back, many lessons are learned. Lessons about a person’s fears, about status and appearance, about the real gifts a person can give, and the importance of health, […]
The world is sometimes so intense we could cry. All the issues can wear us down if we let them. Or we can look at the lighter side of life for some relief from the travails of the world. I’ll explore the use of humor in religious life this Sunday. There might be a few […]