Second Sunday Special Collection for July 2015

Second Sunday Special Collection for July – Scholarships for the Delmarva Cluster Retreat On July 12, the special offering will be for scholarships for the Delmarva Cluster Retreat, which will occur October 2nd – 4th at Camp Tockwogh.  The costs of a retreat can be burdensome for many.  For example, a...

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ILYA (Independent Living for Young Adults) Partnering with ILYA

Did you know that ILYA (Independent Living for Young Adults) has some great partnerships? Independent Living coordinators at People’s Place 2 and at West End Neighborhood House refer young people aging out of foster care to the ILYA program. They facilitate students getting our supportive grants, college care packages, holiday...

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Developmental Ministry Task Force

March 19, 2015 This group, the Transitional Minister Selection Process Task Force, is tasked with selecting the Developmental Minister who will serve the church starting in the fall.  This page here on our website contains documents about the process as well as regular updates from the team. The Task Force...

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Update on Rev. Roberta

Rev. Roberta will begin her ministry here on August 1.  She is looking forward to meeting many of us during the month of August. Watch for a schedule of “Meet the Minister” events that will appear soon. You can communicate with her directly after August 1 when her email address and...

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Children Help Clean Classrooms!

Children and youth helped clean shelves, wipe down chalk and white boards, take down bulletin boards, remove items from walls, clean out closets and test markers on June 7.  We accomplished a lot in a short period of time!  Thank you Kerrianne Dunham, Noah Hann-Deschaine, Chessie Dowdy, Will Harrell, Elise...

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Need Help this Summer?

Samantha Balgobin, a rising senior at the University of Delaware who is supported by our ILYA program, is looking for part time work during the summer.  An Accounting major, Samantha has an internship at Gunnip & Company from Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., but is available afterwards in the evenings, all day Friday...

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Graduation Party Success

Barbara Perry and her team pulled off another successful ILYA (Independently Living for Young Adults) party for graduates aging out of foster care. She reported, “It was wonderful seeing the former grads so happy to see one another again and to hear about how nice it was to receive college...

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UUSC is Countering Daesh (ISIL/ISIS/Islamic State)

The brutality and barbarism of Daesh (ISIL/ISIS/Islamic State) in Syria and Iraq pervades the news and it sometimes feels like there is nothing we can do.  But we can.  The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) is responding. Our Service Committee is working with the Trauma Resource Institute to provide trauma...

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Monster Trucks and Body Builders Not Needed…

   … but you are if you're willing to help transport or load/unload furniture and household items for young people aging out of foster care. ILYA's partner (the Catholic Charities Thrift Store) isn't always able to pick up a furniture donation by the donor's deadline. They also can't always deliver...

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Church Grounds Weeding and Mulching

Monday, June 15, 9 a.m. to noon  (rain date Tuesday, June 16, 9 a.m. to noon) Almost 30 congregants completed a lot of good weeding and mulching all around the church in May.  Thank you, Thank you.  But, as any gardener can tell you, there are always more weeds!  This...

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