First Sundays at First U: Virtual Coffee Chat, Sunday, March 7

This Sunday, March 7th, we will gather virtually after the service at 11:30 a.m. for informal time together. The Environmental Justice Task Force will give a short update on the Solar panel project. Then we will break into small groups for 15 minutes to allow for informal conversations and reflections...

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Minister Update

When Leslie and I met with Reverend Pam last week to begin planning her return, she informed us that she needed to extend her family leave through June 30, which is the end of the church year. Reverend Pam has made a video to share with you. You can access...

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Church Financial Update

We have recently passed the halfway point of Fiscal Year 2020-2021. Giving statements went out at the end of January, both for the tax year 2020 and for the status of everyone’s pledge for the current fiscal year. If you have questions about your giving statements, please contact Chrissy in...

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BOARD PLANK: THE NEW FINANCE COMMITTEE

Our Church’s finances are strong and well-managed. However, when our church treasurer, Steve Cohen, announced he wanted to step down after an impressive 12 + years of service, the Board recognized that the timing was right to reconsider how the finances are managed. While the Treasurer remains the Church officer...

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First Sundays at First U: Virtual Coffee Chat

Sunday February 7th Next Sunday, February 7th, we will gather virtually after the service at 11:30a.m. for informal time together. The Board will give a short update on the transition of the “Investment Committee” into the new “Finance Committee.” Then we will break into small groups for 15 minutes to...

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A BIG THANK YOU TO STEVE COHEN FOR OUTSTANDING SERVICE AS TREASURER!

Steve Cohen began serving as Treasurer just before the financial crisis of 2008. Over the next twelve-and-a-half years, he served with distinction, providing sound and reliable financial advice to the Board and initiating many innovations and improvements. In June 2020, he informed the Board that he did not want to...

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CALLING ALL NUMBERPHILES, MATH LOVERS, AND THE FINANCIALLY LITERATE

The Board has created a Finance Committee and the position of Assistant Treasurer. The intent is to provide support for the Board and the Treasurer in overseeing the Church’s finances and investments, to ensure that we have diverse voices involved in the financial management of the Church, and to broaden...

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BOARD PLANK

As we go forward in this uncertain time which most likely will keep us physically apart for some time to come, the Board has decided to reach into our past and bring back a process that helped us communicate to the whole church on a regular basis. We will be...

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Library Relocation

The Board of Trustees, in collaboration with staff and other lay leaders, has made a decision to relocate the library to a reorganized space in the music room and to lease the library space to the Educational Enrichment Center (EEC), our long term daycare tenant, to allow expansion for infant...

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Solar Installation for First U Investigated, PUT ON HOLD

In Rev. Pamela Wat ‘s sermon in December, she mentioned that a solar team had reported its findings to the Board. The team had obtained bids from three established Delaware vendors and reported that the best approach was a rooftop array that would take care of about 40% of our...

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IT’S BEEN 1 YEAR….THANK YOU!

It has been one year since we unveiled our new Audio Visual equipment! Hopefully, this has brought improvements in our worship experience and we know it has allowed up to expand opportunities for outreach and community engagement. We’ve had movie viewings on social justice issues and we’ve hosted meetings and...

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