Bloomin’ 4 Good

For the month of August 2022, Giant Food has selected First U Food Assistance Program to receive a $1 donation for every $12.99 Bloomin’ 4 Good Bouquet with the purple hanging tag (pictured) sold at the Giant Food store located at 4301 Concord Pike, Wilmington DE. Bloomin’ 4 Good bouquets,...

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Fiscal Year End is Coming Soon!

As happens every year, our fiscal year comes to an end on June 30 and we are cleaning up loose ends in the office. Here are a few things to think about which will help us wrap up the current year, July 2021-June 2022. Is your pledge for the current...

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Treasurer Wanted

First U needs a new Treasurer. Our current Treasurer, Seth Hammonds, will be leaving at the end of this fiscal year and we’re looking for a replacement. You don’t need a background in high finance or even crypto currency markets, but a familiarity with bookkeeping or accounting is necessary. If...

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Building Use Reminders

As we relax some of our Covid pandemic restrictions, church groups and community members are asking about building use or rentals for meetings, ceremonies and activities. Here is a reminder of what to do if you are interested in using our facility: If you want to learn about available spaces...

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First U Selected by Acme

First U Food Pantry has been selected by local ACME store leadership as the benefiting non-profit in the GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS Bag Program! For the month of April 2022, First U Food Pantry will receive a $1 donation from each purchase of the $3.00 reusable GIVE BACK WHERE...

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Unidentified Donor Checks

We have two checks that we received from Fidelity Brokerage Services with no donor name included on the check. One is dated September 28 for $700 & the other is dated October 11 for $250. If you think one of these could be your donation, please call the office and...

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Endowment Donation Options

Did you know that First Unitarian relies on income from our Heritage Endowment Fund to help support our operations? Endowment income helped fund our budgets throughout the Covid-19 Pandemic – and also demonstrated how donations from earlier generations continue to support our mission. You too can help First Unitarian in...

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Meet Maina Talia

The beautiful island of Kioa is located just across Buca Bay from mainland Fiji. In 1947 it was purchased by residents of Vaitupu, one of the eight coral reef islands of the nation of Tuvalu. Maina Talia, the co-director of Kioa Island Community Organization (KICO), explains that the people of...

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“Expanding Our Circle & Closing the Gap”

A Supplemental Stewardship Drive to Strengthen our Connections Today, you may access all of our First Unitarian Church’s worship services, faith development and other programming either online or in our building (as pandemic conditions allow.) We have been expanding our capacity to provide quality experiences across all generations online during...

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Amazon Smile

Ordering from Amazon? Please choose Amazon Smile! Do you use Amazon for purchases? If you are making purchases over Amazon, please consider using Amazon Smile and designate First Unitarian Church of Wilmington DE as your charity of choice. Shop online and use the Amazon Smile web page at https://smile.amazon.com/ and...

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PPP Loan Forgiven

In the early days of the pandemic, I submitted our detailed application from our Church to PNC Bank for a Pandemic PPP Loan equaling $72,700. We used the funds to pay our full staff’s salaries and benefits thru the end of Summer, 2020 and then we saved the equivalent dollars....

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Fiscal Year Update – Thank you!

Your Executive Team extends a big THANK YOU to all of you that sent in your pledge payments in June. We received an influx of payments and we are pleased to announce we ended the 20-21 fiscal year with a surplus! We will make good use of these funds to...

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