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Stewardship Update: As of March 6, our total pledge results are $406,860 or about 75% of our goal. Thank you!

Your pledge supports our operating budget for 2024-2025 so that First Unitarian can continue to thrive and serve our community.

We invite you to be a part of it all!  Please submit your pledge today. If you have already submitted your pledge, THANK YOU!

First Unitarian Church is a haven in a challenging world. Music, worship, small groups and more provide support and comfort when the news is stressful or sad.     

Your pledge affirms the efforts of our social justice groups and staff to take action to make our community a kinder, more loving and just place to live. Did you know that we collaborate with local partners to promote and affirm our 7 principles in Delaware?

  • We partner with the YWCA on anti-racism work, both by hosting activities at our church as well as promoting participation in their programs.
  • UUDAN (Unitarian Universalist of Delaware Action Network)  joins twenty-one other UU State Advocacy Networks (SANs) which are combined in a national coalition. UUDAN’s role is to offer members and friends of the five Delaware Unitarian Universalist congregations the opportunity to join together as an advocacy organization. Our mission is to champion actions and policies at the local, state and national levels which express our Unitarian Universalist values. Recent UUDAN projects include:
    UUDAN Supported the Delaware Poor People’s Campaign March on Dover on March 2.

    • The Poor People’s Campaign is a national call for moral revival and challenges the interlocking injustices of systemic racism, the war economy and denial of healthcare, ecological devastation, poverty, and the distorted moral narrative of white supremacy;
    • Advocacy for Permit-to-Purchase legislation in Delaware. This legislation creates an application process to obtain a permit to purchase a handgun and requires applicants to complete a firearms training.
  • We work with Peace Week Delaware, providing volunteers and event space for programs each year. Peace Week Delaware brings together community organizations and people for an annual week of free nonpartisan events to promote harmony, equity and justice in our community. Each organization promotes peace in the way that best fits its mission.

Please take a moment to watch the video above. James Moser, our worship associate on March 3, asks us to consider gratitude for this religious community when making your pledge.

Wondering how much to pledge? You can check out the Unitarian Universalist Association’s Giving Guide at this link.

Please stop by the ““It is Time Now That We Thrive” Stewardship table on Sunday to pick up more information about our pledge campaign and to pick up a pledge card. You can also submit your pledge online at this link.

Once you have submitted your pledge, you can make your plans for payment. If you are interested in using automated electronic payments, please click here.