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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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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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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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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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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Thank You!

Thanks to all who attended our annual Martin Luther King Celebratory Concert on January 24! We raised $622 for the YWCA’s Racial and Social Justice program and our sanctuary was blessed by the timely words from “Beyond Vietnam” by Dr. King (spoken by Rev. John G. Moore) and the voices of...

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Christmas Eve Special Offerings

Our Special Offering at the 4 p.m. Christmas Eve Service 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 ask First Unitarian for help, we often refer them to the...

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Do you hear what I hear? A Jazz concert for LCS

Join Lutheran Community Services (LCS) for a Jazz Christmas, presented by Emmy Award-winning composer and pianist Wilson Somers. The program features traditional and contemporary treatments of beloved holiday favorites, performed by regional jazz artists and soprano Annie Fitch of Radio City Music Hall’s holiday show. Jazz Christmas will be held...

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October 13th Special Collection – Interdenominational Ministers Action Council (IMAC)

IMAC is a local coalition of clergy who collaborate against the systemic racial and economic injustices that manifest poverty, addiction, and violence in our communities. Rev. Richard Speck and Rev. Pamela Wat are members of IMAC and invite First Unitarian Church to join them in supporting IMAC’s 2020 Delaware Faith...

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Second Sunday Special Collection: Delaware Nature Society and the UU 7th Principle

Our Unitarian Universalist 7th Principle reminds us to have respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part. Connecting people with nature, the Delaware Nature Society is focused on healthy water, protection of habitats and wildlife, and conservation of working and natural lands. Their mission...

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TODAY is the DAY!

TODAY is the last day to submit your nomination for a Second Sunday Special Collection for Fiscal Year 2019-2020!! 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...

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UUSC Hats and Scarves

Hats and scarves sent to UUSC in November as part of the Guest At Your Table event have been distributed to those in need in Tijuana,Mexico near the border at San Diego. We sent nearly 100 items. The craft group decided recently to meet every Monday (instead of twice a...

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Special Collection January 20, 2019

Building on the pioneering work of Rev. Paula Maiorano, Rev. Dr. Lawrence Livingston from Mother African Union Church, and IMAC, the Interfaith Ministers Action Council, our church has joined the vanguard to show that black lives matter. Our Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow sponsors study groups, monthly programs,...

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Southbridge Book Collection

We are continuing to collect books, preschool-third grade, for Southbridge children. Also requested are books on parenting. We have been giving them out almost as fast as we get them. Please put them in the box by the piano in the parish hall. Thank you, Environmental Justice Task Force, Renee,...

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Special Collection for Grants for Growth – Sunday October 14th, 2018

The Plate Offering this Sunday will fund the Grants for Growth Program. Several UU Congregations are preparing applications that, when implemented, will promote their membership growth. The first Grants for Growth was made in 1997 to assist the “startup” of the Lewes Congregation (UUSD). Subsequently twelve grants have been made...

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Special Collection – September 9

Our Second Sunday Special Collection will be for the benefit of Water is Life, Kenya. Water is Life Kenya (WILK) is a non-profit organization that has been bringing clean, accessible water to communities in Southern Kenya since 2007. We work mainly in drought-prone areas, populated by rural Maasai people who...

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Southbridge Book Drive

Calling all families for gently used children’s’ books (toddlers through elementary school). Please bring them to church this Sunday, July 15 and leave them in the Parish Hall in the box labelled BOOKS FOR SOUTHBRIDGE. Our friend, Marie A. Reed, President of the Southbridge Civic Association, thanks you. These will...

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