Youth Group Bake Sale

Sunday, December 10 following the worship service. Pies, breads, cookies, and more! Stock up on holiday baked goods! All proceeds go towards a Youth Group Social Justice Trip. Treat yourself to some holiday treats created by our Youth!

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Winter Holiday Concert and Sing-along

Sunday, December 3rd at 3:00 p.m.; Featuring the Diamond State Concert Band; Fred Litcofsky, Music Director We welcome back the Diamond State Concert Band to usher in the season with a holiday concert. Bring your friends and family and plan to sing along to your favorite festive songs! The concert will be...

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Mothers’ Night Celebration Ritual – Tuesday December 19th 2023 at 7:00 p.m.

Faith Whittington and Rev. Maire Durkan in Brunner Chapel – Registration Required Mothers’ Night is a celebration of our female ancestors of blood and spirit including non-biological mothers. Rev. Durkan will also explain and light the Sunwait candles, a Heathen and Norse pagan Winter Solstice tradition. As part of preparing for...

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bonfire winter

Winter Solstice and Soup Dinner December 17 at 4:00 p.m.

Let’s celebrate the Winter Solstice! Join us for a bonfire and Winter Solstice Celebration in the field next to the church. Then, enjoy a soup dinner in the Parish Hall. Bring a soup or salad to share! We will provide bread and drinks. RSVP at this link and let us...

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Celebrate the Full Moon

November 26, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.;  Brunner Chapel “The Cold Moon” Join our earth-centered spiritual group entitled “Circle of the Ash Tree Moon” and celebrate the full moon with an earth-centered ritual designed each month to celebrate the special meaning of that month’s moon theme. (For more information about moon themes,...

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UUSC Guest at Your Table – Pacific Islands Students Fighting Climate Change

Meet Sepasitiano Patelisio, vice-president of UUSC partner Pacific Islands Students Fighting Climate Change (PISFCC). While the climate crisis will ultimately impact us all, the people who live in the Global South and the Pacific Islands have been sounding the alarm for years. They are the people who contribute the least...

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Holiday Giving Time is here…

Let’s Make This Year Extra Special! It’s that time of year when ILYA (Independent Living for Young Adults) asks for your help in making the holiday season special for young adults (ages 18-23) who have ‘aged-out’ of foster care, and who often have no one or no way to make...

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Housing and Justice in Delaware: How Can We Make a Difference?

Sunday, November 19, 2023: 12:00-1:30 p.m. Rabbi Sonya Starr: First Unitarian Church Registration Required This educational workshop will be presented by Rabbi Sonya Starr of the Housing Alliance Delaware, who says, “As people of faith, we are taught to live our faith into our daily life, to walk our ethics and morals...

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Wister Quartet Concert

November 12, 2023; 3:00 p.m.; First Unitarian Church Sanctuary The renowned string quartet returns to First Unitarian for a program featuring works by G. F. Handel, Marcel Farago, Maddalena Lombardini-Syrmen and Felix Mendelssohn. This concert is given in loving memory of Phyllis Wynn, whose devotion to the arts and the people around...

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Open House at First Unitarian Sunday, November 5th

On Sunday, November 5th, we will be sharing with the wider community of Wilmington who we are, what we care about, and what we do at our Open House. We are planning special activities aimed at newcomers that day. Who might you invite to join you on that day?

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Join ILYA in Making a Difference!

It’s that time of year when Jack o’ lanterns surrender shelf space to Santa Claus in stores — and even in First U’s Parish Hall! A final thank you to all who contributed to a great Halloween party for kids who are or have been in foster care. Your costume...

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Wednesday Evening Vespers

November 8; 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary Please join us for our monthly Vespers series on Wednesday evening, November 8, from 6:30-7:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary. The services will be based on the Taizé style of worship, featuring candlelight, inspirational music, readings and meditation. Come to find peace, silence...

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Almost Time to Fall Back!

Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. on November 5, 2023. Don’t forget to set your alarm and reset your clocks so you aren’t late to church on Sunday, November 5, at 10:30 a.m., especially since this is our Open House Sunday!

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Vegan Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner: 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 5th

The Environmental Justice Task Force and the Vegan Subcommittee are excited to host our annual Vegan Thanksgiving Potluck! Join us Sunday, November 5th at 5:30 p.m. for a pre-Thanksgiving vegan culinary feast! Enjoy the delights of holiday foods that are made without any animal products, including no dairy or eggs....

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Introducing Unitarian Universalism

Sunday, November 5, 2023 – 12:00-2:00 p.m. (with lunch) Rev. Dr. Larry Peers and Rev. Paula Maiorano Parish Hall – Registration Required In this introductory session, we will review some of the beginnings and ongoing history of Unitarian Universalism and explore some of the current and emerging theologies and perspectives...

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Songs and Sundaes: October 22, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.

The First U Choir invites you, your friends and family to a celebration and a thank-you concert as we close out the 2023 Counterpoint Fundraiser. Join us for a family-friendly mash-up of musical theater hits and other tantalizing tunes, featuring the First U Children and Adult Choirs, soloists, and Linda...

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Taking a Journey with the Transcendentalists

Wednesdays, October  25, November 8, 29 from 7-8:30 p.m. Rev. Dr. Larry Peers – Room 25 and Online Registration Required Our religious ancestors, the Transcendentalists, still have relevance for contemporary Unitarian Universalists and anyone seeking an engaged spiritual life and well-being. We will look for personal relevance in how the...

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Meditation Class

Tuesdays October 3, 10, 17, 31;  7:00-8:00 p.m. Michael Wiedner – Brunner Chapel Registration Required Meditation is a powerful tool that is available to everyone. It is a practice that helps improve our wellbeing, our outlook on life, and our contentment with our daily living. There are many types of meditation...

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Join a Book Group Unitarian Universalist Common Read

We are joining the Unitarian Universalist Common Read book, On Repentance and Repair: Making Amends in an Unapologetic World, is by Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg (Beacon Press, 2022). The author invites readers of any faith to explore practices for accountability that can bring us into wholeness and make a difference in...

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Start Peace Week with this Event at First U!

WORKSHOP: Depolarizing Within Saturday, October 7 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon Brunner Chapel at First U Wilmington Moderators: Bruce Fox and Cindy Heck Free! Please Register Here   Please join our own Bruce Fox at this workshop. Offered as part of Peace Week Delaware, this 3-hour workshop was developed...

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More Peace Week Events – First U Sponsored

Peace Week is here.  Both the Human Rights Task Force and the Environmental Justice Task Force are actively involved in the planning and execution of the many community events between Sunday, October 8 and Saturday, October 14.  So Come one! Come all! and bring your families, friends and neighbors.  At least...

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Children and Youth Religious Exploration Fall 2023

Our children and youth are off to a great start! Children’s Choir meets on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am in Brunner Chapel Newborns – 7th graders begin their mornings with a Children’s Chapel or in the Sanctuary on 2nd Sundays, then we break into groups to explore our Unitarian Universalist...

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