Discuss First!

If you are new or not so new to First Unitarian Church of Wilmington please join us for these informal “getting acquainted” meetings every other month. We’d like to get to know you and help you know us and connect with our church community. Rev. Larry will be joined by...

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New Member Update

Margaret Rovner recently joined First Unitarian Church. Welcome! Margaret received her PhD in sociology from the University of Wisconsin. She’s had an extensive research & teaching career having lived in Lansing, Michigan; Auburn, Alabama; Granville, Ohio and Oxford, England. She enjoys singing, gardening, sailing, biking and metal working. She’s now...

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Celebrations from June 11

Last week, we came together as a community to celebrate Flower Communion and welcomed new members to our congregation. The service was filled with beautiful flowers of all types and colors, each representing the unique beauty that we bring to our faith community. We were especially thrilled to welcome new...

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Welcoming and Re-Membering By Rev. Larry Peers

As of this coming Sunday, we welcomed 23 new members into our congregation this year. We are happy to see that several of these folks are already involved in at least one small group or service opportunity. Some will get involved right away. Some are new to Unitarian Universalism. Some...

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Do You think About Joining First Unitarian Church?

If you have been attending our congregation regularly in the building or online and are interested in joining this congregation, please get in touch with Rev. Larry at larry@firstuuwilm.org or speak to him by Sunday, June 4th. Our next welcoming of new members will be on Sunday, June 11th, as...

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First U Welcomes our New Members

On Sunday, March 19 we celebrated our new church members during worship, followed by a reception in Parish Hall. We are so happy to welcome new friends to our community.

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Welcome New Member Judy Gibson

I was born in Vermont and have lived in several states. I now live in Pennsylvania where my husband, David Nelson, and I are residents at Kendal at Longwood in Kennett Square. I have worked as a teacher, college administrator, and editor, and once owned a yarn and needlework shop...

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Welcome New Member David Nelson

I have resided at Kendal at Longwood in Kennett Square with my wife, Judy Gibson, since August, 2017. I have two children and four grandchildren who reside in West Simsbury, CT and Phoenix, AZ. After graduation from Oberlin College and Columbia University Law School, and two years as a government...

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Welcome New Member Meghan Mercier

I’m from New Jersey, and moved to Wilmington after college to work my first office job. That convinced me to go to graduate school, and I came back to Wilmington after I had had enough of that. Now I teach freshman writing at Rowan University and other schools around the...

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Welcome New Members, Becca and Conor Rowan

Please welcome Becca and Conor Rowan and their 4 children to First UU. Their family of 6 recently moved here from Colorado. It didn’t take long for our local communities to make us feel at home and get us involved. We are happy and blessed to be here, interacting with...

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Welcome New Member Gianni Maiorano

I am a father of two girls, Francesca and Jadzia. You will often find me being active in fitness, business, and video games, and enjoys reading personal development content. I am also an avid sports fan, and if you cut me, Eagles Green will probably come out. Food is more...

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Welcome New Member David Cullmann I had been splitting my time between New York City and Wilmington since 2005, but I became a full-time Delaware resident in 2022, after retiring from my position as a Managing Director at The Bank of NY Mellon. I now enjoy spending my time doing...

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Thank You Ushers and Hospitality Volunteers on March 19

Many thanks to our usher team of Greg Griffin, Lois Morris, Janet Hall, and Deborah Haskell for their service on Sunday, March 19. They are the welcoming faces greeting the increasing number of people in the building for Sunday services and the first to meet our visitors. If you would like...

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Welcome New Members Mike and Keri Morton-Wiedner

Originally from Houston, Texas, Michael Morton-Wiedner moved to Wilmington 10 years ago. He works as a physician and spends his free time gardening, woodworking, and practicing meditation. Keri Morton-Wiedner was born and raised in Reading, Pennsylvania and has lived in Wilmington since 2015. She practices architecture at a local firm...

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Welcome New Member Patty Avery

Before coming to Wilmington to live with my sister Betty Wier, I lived in Venice, Florida and was a member of the UU Congregation of Venice. At First U, I have enjoyed singing in the choir and meeting the choir members.

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Welcome New Member Francine DuPont

For years I have been drawn to UU Principles and a welcoming congregation that encourages open dialogue on questions of faith. Now a retired Pediatric nurse, I look forward to becoming a part of a this community that acts locally and thinks globally on issues that we all face as...

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JOIN US FOR THE NEW MEMBER WELCOMING ON SUNDAY, MARCH 19TH

On Sunday, March 19th, we will welcome 14 new members to First Unitarian Church. We will have a short Welcoming Ritual in the worship service and a reception with refreshments in the Parish Hall following the service. Please plan to join us in meeting and welcoming our new members!

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Why I support First U: An Accidental Unitarian

The path that I have taken in my spiritual life has been rocky at times. In choosing a direction at a fork in the road, I have often made away-from decisions. That doesn’t feel right. I don’t believe that. It became my habitual way of searching for an organized faith...

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