March Special Offering: Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood of Delaware (PPDE) is the March recipient of the Sunday offering on March 12. Thank you so much in advance. Last year, the Delaware State Legislature expanded who can provide medication abortions. Now, besides physicians, advanced practice clinicians (APC) can also provide this important health care service. APCs...

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Christmas Eve Special Offering YWCA

Our special offering on Christmas Eve will be donated to the YWCA Delaware to support their racial and social justice work. Please be as generous as you can so the work of this organization can continue to make our world more equitable and just. If you want to learn more...

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Second Sunday Special Offering – Lutheran Community Services

On October 9, our Second Sunday Special Offering will be donated to Lutheran Community Services. LCS helps individuals and families address food, housing, and other essential needs with dignity and respect. LCS has been serving low-income families in Wilmington and New Castle County, Delaware since 1959. Their services include emergency...

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SECOND SUNDAY IS FEBRUARY 13th!

As we look ahead to February, we are reminded that Second Sunday is right around the corner on Valentine’s Day weekend, February 13th. It’s the perfect time to celebrate ILYA (Independent Living for Young Adults) at First U! Did you know that the ILYA Program has assisted young adults as...

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Second Sunday Special Offering January 9

The Delaware Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow (DCDNJC) continues to advocate for reducing systemic racism in Delaware. While the Covid Pandemic has eliminated our monthly meetings in-person, we are still  in a number of ways. We have lobbied to reform the state laws governing incarceration, expungement of prior...

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Christmas Eve Special Offering – YWCA

Thank you so much for your support of the YWCA on Christmas Eve! Our initial total is $700. Want to learn more about racial and social justice at the YWCA? Click here. If you want to learn more about the YWCA, click here. Thank you for your support!

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Special Offering – Peace Week Delaware

In our 6th year, Peace Week Delaware is bringing together the voices that speak to the essence of what peace means. In 2021 these voices will speak to: protecting voting rights, suicide detection and prevention, climate crises, alternatives to violence, experiences of marginalized groups, building community between diverse groups, strategies...

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July 11 Special Offering

Our Second Sunday Special Offering on July 11 will support Lutheran Community Services (LCS). LCS has been serving low-income families in Wilmington and New Castle County, with emergency food, housing and other services since 1959. When congregants or community members come to First Unitarian and ask for help, we often...

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Delaware Nature Society – A Focus on Conservation

For the special offering on April 11, the Delaware Nature Society is asking for your help in supporting its conservation, advocacy and education programs, including regenerative agriculture at Coverdale Farm Preserve. Spring is a perfect time to focus on how food has a profound impact on our environment and our health....

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Planned Parenthood of Delaware

As many of you are aware, abortion rights are under attack and with the appointment of Justice Amy C. Barrett, we will continue to be fighting for women’s rights among other issues. Planned Parenthood of Delaware is preparing for Roe v Wade to be overturned or parts of it to...

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Thank you!

Thank you for you generous donations to Planned Parenthood for the special collection last Sunday! We have raised a preliminary total of $5,527.00!

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Planned Parenthood

On Sunday, June 14, the special collection will be for Planned Parenthood of Delaware. Planned Parenthood has stayed open during the pandemic, caring for patients while making sure staff and patients stay safe. PPDE is a health care facility with three clinics in DE (Wilmington, Newark, and Dover) with the...

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Urban Bike Project

The Special Collection on May 10 is for Urban Bike Project of Wilmington. Urban Bike Project supports Wilmington communities by facilitating access to bicycling as a healthy, affordable, practical means of transportation and recreation. Learning bicycle maintenance builds confidence and engages adults and youth in workshops, summer camps and Earn-A-Bike...

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2020-2021 Special Offering Nominations Now Open!

Is there a group that holds a special place in your heart? Send your nomination to marina@firstuuwilm.org with your name, charity contact info, and a brief summary of the work they do by May 31, 2020. You can also mail your request to the church office. The Executive Team will...

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Sharing First UU Food Pantry

First UU supports Lutheran Community Services programs helping Wilmington’s needy residents. Currently, LCS is supplying supplemental food to the Wilmington Community along with the Delaware Food Bank as business closures and other COVID-19 situations create a basic food need in households that have lost income sources. As our church building...

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Lutheran Community Services – Uniting our Community to Meet Emergency Needs

From Rob Gurnee, Executive Director, Lutheran Community Services: Friends, I hope this email finds you safe during this unsettling and unprecedented period in our lives. All over this world, there are examples of love, support and expressions of the human spirit happening in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. I’ve...

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Many Hands Make the Work Lighter

What a wonderful celebration we had last Sunday! ILYA’s (Independent Living for Young Adults) 15th year of service! And how warmly you welcomed our special guests! Everyone from the youth who participated in the service to the Independent Living Coordinators and Delaware’s director of Independent Living all felt the love....

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