Honoring Survivors of Gun Violence

A working group in our congregation has been meeting to discuss what we can do as a congregation and in partnership with other local congregations or organizations to respond to gun violence. Last week we encouraged our members to participate in local community actions between June 3 and 5. For...

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Honoring Survivors of Gun Violence

Honoring Survivors of Gun Violence: A small group* in our congregation has begun to meet to discuss what we can do as a congregation and in partnership with other local congregations or organizations to respond to gun violence. We have begun to develop some ideas for taking actions to increase...

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UU the VOTE AGAIN!

Postcard Campaign for the 2022 Mid-Term Election Remember all those postcards we wrote for the 2020 election? It’s time to DO IT AGAIN for the 2022 Mid-term elections! We will likely begin writing in June, continue through the summer and possibly into the fall. We are beginning another set of...

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YWCA Stand Against Racism Challenge

Have you been participating in the YWCA’s Stand Against Racism 21 Day Challenge this year? It’s been enlightening and interesting to learn about critical race theory, the living wage, and racism/bias in the media. The final week (4/25 – 5/4) is about women’s health. There is so much thought-provoking information!...

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Multi-platform HRTF Event

At 12:00 p.m. Sunday, April 10, our Human Rights Task Force invites both the people reveling in the Parish Hall for our first in-building Social Hour and anyone that would like to join us online to a viewing of Drawdown`s “Climate Solutions 101.” Project Drawdown is a solutions oriented environmental...

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YWCA Stand Against Racism Challenge

We are supporting the YWCA’s Stand Against Racism 21 Day Challenge again this year! Participants will discover how racial injustice and social injustice impact our community, connect with one another, and identify ways to dismantle racism and other forms of discrimination. The Stand Against Racism Challenge starts April 4, 2022...

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Humanitarian Aid for Ukraine

Our UU hearts, thoughts, and prayers go out to the suffering of the Ukrainian people. Members have asked for information on humanitarian aid. Our Human Rights Task Force (HRTF) offers suggestions for UU organizations and a few other resources as well. These include UUSC, Faithify, and Polish Humanitarian Action, among...

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Virtual Cafés in January and February

This Sunday, January 30th, we will have a Virtual Café immediately after the service. The format of this Zoom meeting will be a thirty-minute mixer intended to provide a traditional coffee hour-like experience. The Zoom meeting itself will be a continuation of Sunday’s Service which will also be on Zoom....

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UU DELAWARE ADVOCACY NETWORK (UUDAN)

SUNDAY, January 23 at 4:00 p.m. ZOOM Meeting -UUDAN Monthly Steering Committee Speaker: Jill Itzkowitz Chair of the Voting and Elections Committee League of Women Voters Delaware The 2022 legislative session has begun! Now is a great time to attend a UUDAN meeting and hear what is happening in Dover...

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MARCH FOR DEMOCRACY! : Friday, January 7 at 5:30 p.m. – CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

Unfortunately today’s first Friday walk has been canceled due to icy conditions from the overnight snow. LWVNCC President Dick Johnson sent the notification this morning, expressing his disappointment. If you are on the LWV mailing list you’ll also get an email notification from the League office shortly. March for Justice,...

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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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VOICES FOR DEMOCRACY

Calling First Unitarian to help our liberal partners with this postcard campaign. Please Write Quickly! Deadline Monday, October 25! You only need to write 2 POSTCARDS! Delaware Senators Coons and Carper have sponsored the voting rights bills pending before the Senate but they have not said that they will support...

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Peace Pole Installation

After the worship service on October 10, we had a ceremony to dedicate a peace pole, an internationally recognized symbol of a call for peace, that is found in every country. The idea was prompted and researched by one of our youth Hayden W.! This was a multi-generational event enjoyed...

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Final Peace Week Events at First U!

First U is Planting a Peace Pole! Sunday, October 10 immediately after worship. Come enjoy Rev. Larry’s peace worship “Practicing the Heart and Soul of Peacebuilding” on Sunday, October 10 at 10:30 a.m. Then join us for a multi-generational celebration on our front lawn to “plant” our new Peace Pole!...

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Final Peace Week Events at First U!

Rank Choice Voting Saturday, October 9 at 11:00 a.m. Please join Rev. Dr. Larry Peers, Kristin Brownlee of the League of Women Voters, University of Delaware chairperson of Political Science and International Relations, David Redlawsk, and more to learn how Ranked-Choice Voting is a small change with immense power, capable...

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UU DELAWARE ADVOCACY NETWORK (UUDAN)

Sunday, September 26, 4:00 p.m. ZOOM Meeting UUDAN Monthly Steering Committee Please join us to hear about what is happening in the current Delaware legislative session and how you can get involved. SIGN UP HERE for the Zoom Link: https://forms.gle/hkV2TUW1w6ewj7Ap7 UUDAN, sponsored by the Human Rights Task Force, brings the...

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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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UDA

Our Second Sunday Special Offering on June 13 will support UUDAN, our very own UU legislative advocacy initiative for Delaware. The purpose of UUDAN is to educate, mobilize, and coordinate UUs on advocacy for social justice issues in the State of Delaware in coalition with other advocacy organizations. UUDAN strives...

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White Ally Small Groups

Do you want to be a good ally to people of color? Do you want to learn how to have tough conversations with other white individuals who may think racism does not still exist? Join one of our White Ally Small Groups where you can learn these skills and more....

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Meet the Author: A Virtual Conversation with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi; Sunday, November 15 from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Join the YWCA Delaware and their sponsors for a virtual conversation with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, author of the New York Times best seller “How to Be an Antiracist.” Click here to register. The Human Rights Task Force is honored to support the YWCA. Questions email Becky Laster at blaster102@verizon.net.

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Celebrating Antiracism at First U!

First U celebrates the 51 participants of the discussion series on Robin DiAngelo’s book “White Fragility!” With such a big response, Linda Sanders and Rev. Pamela Wat taught three separate groups per week for the past six weeks. The groups explored the roots of racism and how to better respond...

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American Promise Delaware Quarterly Meeting!

Join us for American Promise Delaware’s QUARTERLY MEETING via ZOOM at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 13. Co-sponsored by Delaware Coalition for Open Government (DelCOG) and Delaware Get Money Out (DGMO), the topic is “Following the Money: Campaign Finance in Delaware,” and our featured guests are Matthew Bittle, political journalist...

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Peace Week Delaware – October 3 to 11: Non-violence in the Year of the Pandemic

From October 3 to 11, the 5th annual Peace Week 2020 will be held virtually statewide. Over 40 events are scheduled and will be available free of charge. For more information and to register, please visit PeaceWeekDelaware.org. Dozens of organizations and individuals will be facilitating programs which include art exhibits,...

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Peace Week Delaware – October 3 to 11

Non-violence in the Year of the Pandemic The 5th annual Peace Week 2020 will be held virtually statewide. Over 40 events are scheduled and will be available free of charge. For more information and to register, please visit PeaceWeekDelaware.org. Dozens of organizations and individuals will be facilitating programs which include...

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UU the VOTE – UPDATE!

JOIN the next First U Postcard Campaign! Thanks to the 20+ First U writers who have sent 2,850 postcards already! The 5 Delaware UU churches sent 3,000 postcards to Florida in July and 4,700 to South Carolina in August. We are gearing up for our third campaign in September to...

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21-Day Racial Equity Challenge

Join the Human Rights Task Force in participating in the 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge. The 21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge is being led by United Way of Delaware and YWCA Delaware. From Monday, August 17 until Monday, September 14, engage with thousands of other Delawareans in an online,...

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21-Day Racial Equity Challenge

Join the Human Rights Task Force in participating in the 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge. The 21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge is being led by United Way of Delaware and YWCA Delaware. From Monday, August 17 until Monday, September 14, engage with thousands of other Delawareans in an online,...

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UU the VOTE: Postcard Campaign

We live in a scary time on many levels and the attack on our democracy is so critical that we MUST act. The 2020 election is momentous! UUDAN delivered a total of 3000 postcards to members and friends across the 5 Delaware congregations! This postcard campaign, organized by Reclaim Our...

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“The Times They Are A-Changin”

Last Sunday’s message from Rev. Dr. Michelle Walsh challenged us to implement a vision of change for the long haul. How do we do this? Dr. Walsh offered ways to start: Read message to white UUs from Susan Frederick-Gray in UU World https://www.uuworld.org/articles/president-special-message-policing Read or watch video of Commission on...

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UU the Vote

Congratulations! During the last week of June, UUs phone banked 114,000 calls to educate voters of color in Texas about opportunities for early and absentee voting in their upcoming primary. The upcoming election will set our nation’s course for the 21st century. We can engage virtually from the safety of...

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June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month!

Since our local Pride Parade in Dover was cancelled, how about instead, we learn how to promote LGBTQ+ justice in our communities and increase our awareness of an identity/orientation outside of our own? Visit the UUA bookstore online here to see their collection of LGBTQ+ resources.

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Racial Justice Wilmington Protest

This photo of Rev. Pam, David Harrell, Elise, and Will is from the onsite protest in Wilmington on June 5 where speakers articulated the need for legislative reform, police reform, a strong voter turnout, a strong participation in the census, and the pressing need for all of us to recognize...

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Racial Justice Advocacy

There are many ways to advocate for change. We offer different ideas to engage in advocacy for racial justice during this difficult time. There is something for everyone – ideas for action, materials for reading and learning, and local and national partners to support. Click here to download a list...

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Racial Justice Advocacy

Our city is hurting due to recent national events. We want to support our neighbors and our partners in the struggle for justice, but it is an especially difficult time to gather due to the risks of being together in large crowds. We are offering many different kinds of ideas...

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UU the Vote

Even though we are staying in our homes to slow the spread of COVID19, the election season continues. UU the Vote is a non-partisan faith initiative to engage our neighbors, educate our communities, mobilize voters, and rally around key ballot initiatives. All through 2020 the UUA is supporting congregations and...

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UU the Vote

UU the Vote is a non-partisan faith initiative to engage our neighbors, educate our communities, mobilize voters, and rally around key ballot initiatives. All through 2020 the UUA is supporting congregations and UU organizations in activating thousands of Unitarian Universalists to mobilize for electoral justice at the local, state and...

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Open Forum Hosted by American Promise Delaware; Tuesday, March 10, 7 pm – CANCELLED

American Promise Delaware is hosting an OPEN FORUM on Citizens United, the ‘Democracy for All’ amendment, and SCR 72: overturning misguided Supreme Court campaign finance rulings with a Constitutional amendment Tuesday, March 10, 7:00 p.m. First Unitarian Church of Wilmington 730 Halstead Rd., Wilmington, DE 19803 The primary sponsors of...

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Pulsera for Sale; Sunday January 19th

The Human Rights Task Force (HRTF) will be selling pulseras (bracelets) from the Pulsera Project on Sunday, January 19th during coffee hour. Last year, the HRTF showed the documentary “Harvest of Empire,” which inspired a 10th grader, Maisie Donohue, to try to find a way to help struggling communities in...

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American Promise Meeting December 10

SOMETHING DIFFERENT: The December American Promise Delaware ALL-HANDS meeting will be held via ZOOM only. Click on this link: https://zoom.us/j/546758981 shortly before 7 p.m., Tuesday, December 10: to learn strategies for engaging citizens and politicians in the quest for a 28th Constitutional amendment to get Big Money out of politics....

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March for a Culture of Peace

I was happy to join the 6th annual “March for a Culture of Peace” on Sunday, September 29th. The march ended at the Wilmington Friends’ Meetinghouse on West Street where we gathered to hear about a new effort being launched called “Non-violent Wilmington.” A great ending for Peace Week Delaware...

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American Promise Meeting September 10!

Join American Promise Delaware ALL-HANDS meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10, in Room 25, to learn strategies for engaging citizens and politicians in the quest for a 28th Constitutional amendment to get Big Money out of politics. Or join the meeting on-line via ZOOM: just click on https://zoom.us/j/509572665...

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Slavery in Delaware 2019: The Crisis of Human Trafficking – CANCELLED

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. UPDATE – Slavery in 2019: Human Trafficing in Delaware. – CANCELLED Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Human Rights Task Force must cancel this event. Apologies to all those who were planning to attend. We encourage you to learn more about Zoe Ministries through their website and TEDx Talks, here and here....

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American Promise Delaware

Join American Promise Delaware ALL-HANDS meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 20, in Room 25 to learn strategies for engaging citizens and politicians in the quest for a 28th Constitutional amendment to get Big Money out of politics. Or join the meeting on-line via ZOOM: just click on https://zoom.us/j/177263811...

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UU Delaware Advocacy Network

Annual Membership Meeting You are invited to attend the first annual membership meeting of the Unitarian Universalist Delaware Advocacy Network (UUDAN). Sunday, May 19 – 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. at First Unitarian Church, 730 Halstead Rd, Wilmington, DE 19803 in Room 25 (park in back). Our annual meeting will begin...

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American Promise Meeting May 21

Join American Promise Delaware ALL-HANDS meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, in Room 25 to learn strategies for engaging citizens and politicians in the quest for a 28th Constitutional amendment to get Big Money out of politics. Or join the meeting on-line via ZOOM: just click on https://zoom.us/j/638266185...

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Peace Week Delaware 2019

Peace Week Delaware #4 is coming up this Fall, Sept. 21 – 29 and we are anticipating more than 100 events throughout the 3 counties!! The PWD Steering Committee is looking for volunteers to help with Promotions and Public Relations. We meet 1-2 times per month, more frequently in September. If you...

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American Promise

Join American Promise Delaware ALL-HANDS meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, in Room 25 to learn strategies for engaging citizens and politicians in the quest for a 28th Constitutional amendment to get Big Money out of politics. Or join the meeting on-line via ZOOM: just click here shortly...

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Dispatches: Children of Gaza

The Human Rights Task Force is co-sponsoring Children of Palestine: Heartbreak and Hope, a three-part series on efforts to gain basic survival and human rights for the children of Palestine. The second program in the series will include a video, Dispatches: Children of Gaza and a presentation about PCRF, the...

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Playgrounds for Palestine

The Human Rights Task Force is co-sponsoring Children of Palestine: Heartbreak and Hope, a three-part series on efforts to gain basic survival and human rights for the children of Palestine. Playgrounds for Palestine, the first program in the series, will be held on Tuesday, March 26 from 7:00 p.m. to...

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Children of Palestine: Heartbreak and Hope

The Human Rights Task Force is co-sponsoring Children of Palestine: Heartbreak and Hope, a three-part series about efforts to help Palestinian children gain basic survival and human rights. These programs will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Wilmington from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, March 26, April...

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YWCA Dialogues to Action

The Human Rights Task Force invites you to participate in a YWCA Dialogue to Action. Come be a part of a genuine discussion to create change. Stretch yourself to join a group so you can be part of the solution to some of the racial disparity and challenges we face...

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Aids Quilt on Display at First U!

Leading up to World AIDS Day on December 1, AIDS Delaware will recognize AIDS Awareness Month with daily posts containing HIV/AIDS history, facts, and information. Each day in November visit @AIDSDelaware on Facebook, @AIDSDE on Twitter, and @AIDS_DE on Instagram. Join us as we look back on the struggles, the...

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Political Spending Limits – Debate

Monday, Nov. 19, 6:15 p.m. at First Unitarian Church of Wilmington. Join American Promise Delaware, a project of the Human Rights Task Force of the First Unitarian Church of Wilmington, for the live simulcast debate being staged at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. Jeff Clements, CEO of American Promise,...

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Join American Promise Delaware

ALL-HANDS meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 16, in Room 25 to learn strategies for engaging citizens and politicians in the quest for a 28th Constitutional amendment to get Big Money out of politics. American Promise Delaware is a project of the FirstU Human Rights Task Force, and church...

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American Promise – ALL HANDS Meeting

Join American Promise Delaware’s ALL-HANDS meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 25, in Room 25 to learn strategies for engaging citizens and politicians in the quest for a 28th Constitutional amendment to get Big Money out of politics. American Promise Delaware is a project of the First U Human...

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People’s Platform Justice Moment

People’s Platform is coming to visit during and after our worship service this Sunday, September 23. Tasha Moore will present a short program entitled “Empowering the Powerless” from 11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. during coffee hour, in the Sanctuary. Come to welcome Tasha and hear how you can get involved...

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American Promise Welcomes Your Support

Next Meeting: Tuesday September 25 at 7 p.m. American Promise is organizing across the nation to pass Amendment 28 to the US Constitution to get big money out of politics. For more information about American Promise click here. For more information about American Promise Delaware come to their meeting on...

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Take a Stand on Voting Rights

Do you want to get involved in Electoral Justice, but are not sure how? Florida’s Second Chances NEEDS OUR HELP! The UUA initiative “Love Resists” has organized two Unitarian Universalist Phone Banking Days to urge Florida voters to Vote Yes on Amendment 4 (Voting Rights Restoration for Felons). Floridians will...

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Day of Peace including Fifth Annual March for Culture of Peace; Saturday, September 22

A Day of Peace is a grassroots anti-violence gathering with the purpose of empowering our youth with hope and opportunity.  All are invited: city and suburban; black, brown and white; Anglo, African, and Hispanic, native-born and immigrant, advantaged and disadvantaged; Christian, Muslim, Jew and unaffiliated; young and old; people of all...

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American Promise

Join American Promise Delaware to learn strategies for engaging citizens and politicians in the quest for a 28th Constitutional amendment to get big money out of politics. We’ll be showing a video of FEC Commissioner Ellen Weintraub at the June national conference speaking about the explosion of campaign funds in...

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American Promise Delaware

Join American Promise Delaware to learn strategies for engaging citizens and politicians in the quest for a 28th Constitutional amendment to get big money out of politics. Our next meeting is on Tuesday, August 21, from 7-8 p.M., in Room 25 at the church. American Promise is a project of...

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July 17 American Promise Meeting

Join the newly launched DE American Promise Association to learn strategies for engaging citizens and politicians in the quest for a 28th Constitutional amendment to get big money out of politics. Our next meeting is on Tuesday, July 17, from 7-8 p.m., in Room 25 at the church. American Promise...

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American Promise Meeting; June 19

Join the newly launched Delaware American Promise Association to learn strategies for engaging citizens and politicians in the quest for a 28th Constitutional amendment to get big money out of politics. Our next meeting is on Tuesday, June 19, from 7-8 p.m., in Room 25 at First Unitarian Church. American...

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Third Sunday Justice Talk – Delaware Coalition Against Gun Violence

Sunday, April 15, 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. – Brunner Chapel Following the March for Our Lives and anticipating consideration of significant new gun safety legislation in Delaware, we have invited Dennis Greenhouse, chair of the Delaware Coalition Against Gun Violence legislative fund, to speak about successful legislation at the state level...

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Interfaith Community-Wide Worship Service Wednesday, August 16, 12:00 noon at Bethel AME Church 604 Walnut Street

Interfaith Community-Wide Worship Service Wednesday, August 16, 12:00 noon at Bethel AME Church 604 Walnut Street It is important for the Wilmington community to come together in light of the recent events of Charlottesville, VA, with white nationalist, the KKK, white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups. Join us as we come...

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