Get to Know Tracy Spinka-Doms

Tracy started attending First Unitarian in spring 2013 and joined that summer.  She attends church with her husband Keith and their 4-year-old twins.  Tracy has been active in the choir since she joined, served on the Strategic Plan Building Fund committee, and is currently a co-facilitator for the 5th-6th grade...

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Updates on ILYA (Independent Living for Young Adults) projects

It’s been a very active season for ILYA (Independent Living for Young Adults) supporting young people aging out of foster care at 18 years old. The ACME Bonus stamps project  managed by Carolyn Gibson collected enough stamps for 18 Cuisinart pots/pans. These will be donated to young people setting up...

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Get to Know Brandi Chavis

How many people does it take to build beloved community? More than we can list in one article! This week we feature Brandi Chavis, our Congregational administrator, who handles the endless details of donations, building reservations, membership data and more. Brandi Chavis joined the staff in 2011. She has over...

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Inspired to Act: Bringing Hope to Action

Where to find hope? How to bring justice? When I hear the word stewardship, my mind and heart immediately see Stewardship of Earth and its Creation. This sense of sacredness and the profoundness of my own connection to earth has been a part of me since I was a small...

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Inspired to Act

Bringing Hope to Action Where to find hope? How to bring justice? When I hear the word stewardship, my mind and heart immediately see Stewardship of Earth and its Creation. This sense of sacredness and the profoundness of my own connection to earth has been a part of me since...

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Is it really important?

To have the inspiring church all of us expect next year will take about $700,000! Every year we must raise nearly 70% of that in pledges. Every other income source, rentals, investments, plate offering, special events & offerings pale by comparison. So yes, your pledge is vital – every single...

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For Those Who Aren't Familiar with ILYA

Many new people/families have been joining us at First U, and we are so happy about that. You may have heard bits and pieces about ILYA (Independent Living for Young Adults) but may have wondered what it’s all about. ILYA is the social justice team at First U, which offers...

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A New Unitarian Universalist Sanctuary (UUSD) is Rising in Lewes, DE!

The plate offering on Sunday, February 8th, 2015 will fund a Grant for Growth from First U to assist in meeting the immediate costs for engineering studies, design work and permits.  UUSD's capital campaign has raised over $435,000 in pledges. Last year a group of UUSD members, using remarkable foresight...

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Inspired to Act Stewardship Testimonial

The Stewardship theme this year is Inspired to ACT! I have been coming to First U Wilmington for 34 years to be inspired to live my life in a UU way. For me, our mission, vision and values are not just relevant within these walls. They are the framework for...

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Get to Know Beverley Baxter

Beverley and her husband Doyle Dobbins began attending First U in 1971 and joined in 1973.   Since then, she has served as Board President, chaired the Finance Committee, worked on several long-range planning and expansion committees, served as Interim Religious Exploration Director, sung in the choir, directed the Youth Choir,...

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