Notice of Annual Meeting of the Congregation, Sunday, May 6, 2018

On Sunday, May 6, 2018, at noon, we will conduct our Annual Meeting of the congregation. You will hear reports from the Board and the Executive Team. Voting members will: Elect the Nominating Committee, Board of Trustees, and Delegates for 2018 General Assembly. Hear a report on our current financial condition. Vote on the Capital Improvement Plan and...

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CYRE E-News March 2018

The Children and Youth Religious Exploration classes continue to keep busy. In March: The Seekers (2nd, 3rd, 4th grades) held a fundraiser for Faithful Friends, raising $135, and made catnip toys that they also donated to the group. The Explorers (5th, 6th, 7th grades) held an Immigration & DACA letter...

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April 8th is Justice Sunday at First U!

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SERVICE COMMITTEE SPECIAL OFFERING One of the best ways to put our human rights and social justice values to work around the world is to support the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee(UUSC). Sunday will be your opportunity: To participate in our Special Offering for this month-it all goes to UUSC....

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Wilmington March for Our Lives

On Saturday, March 24, the Human Rights Task Force of First U rented two buses to take people to the Wilmington March for our Lives bus. Live video was posted that day, you can view it here. You can view photos below:

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March Against Gun Violence: March 24th – SOLD OUT!

BUSES SOLD OUT!   Last chance to join us this Saturday, March 24th, for the March for Our Lives event in downtown Wilmington. First Unitarian Church is organizing a bus to take us to and from the event, but spots are filling up fast, so please sign up here  to reserve...

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First Unitarian Walks Out

Members of First Unitarian Church in Brandywine Hundred ‘walk out’ in remembrance of Parkland following the service on March 11. You can view a video, featured on WDEL’s web site, here. In addition, we streamed the event live on Facebook so that members and friends could join us, even if...

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Vegan Potluck! – THIS FRIDAY!

6-8 p.m. Parish Hall Join us next week for our Vegan potluck on April 13th!  Vegans do not eat meat, dairy, or eggs. Please bring your entire family- there will be great food for the kids too (meatballs and hotdogs can be made vegan)! Bring something to share – a main dish, a salad,...

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Third Sunday Justice Talk

Coalition to Dismantle New Jim Crow Sunday, March 18, 9:15 – 10:15, Brunner Chapel Delaware’s Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow grew out of a series of interracial, interdenominational discussions-organized in part by members of First Unitarian Church-of Michelle Alexander’s groundbreaking book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in...

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17 Minutes of Silence for Parkland

This Sunday, March 11th, directly following our service, we will invite everyone to stand out on Whitby Road and 202 to share in 17 minutes of silence to remember the 17 victims from the Parkland Florida shooting. In doing this, we will also be uniting as a congregation to take...

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For Such a Time as This: Re-Energizing Our UU Faith

The First Unitarian Church of Wilmington invites you to an evening of fellowship, learning and renewal on Tuesday, March 13th @ 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Child care available by reservation. If you are planning to come for dinner we’d appreciate knowing in advance, but last-minute attendance is also welcome....

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Special Collection Sunday – March 11, 2018

The plate offering on March 11, 2018 will support our Grants for Growth to the UUs of Southern Delaware (UUSD) for the UUA Religious Education Credentialing of their Director of Lifespan Faith Development. Through the process of credentialing she expects to gain the knowledge, understanding, and skills that are essential...

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Clean Energy Kickoff

Please join The Sierra Club and the Environmental Justice Task Force for a Clean Energy Kickoff on Sunday, March 4th to learn more about Delaware’s current renewable energy policy landscape, what small (and larger) steps we can take to dramatically improve the outlook for clean energy, and how to get...

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Daring Democracy Discussion April 8: UUA Common Read

First Unitarian Church will hold a two-hour public discussion of Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Want. This Beacon Press book by Frances Moore Lappé and Adam Eichen is about the growing threats to American democracy and what we can do about them. It’s the...

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Would You Like to Be a Steward of Children?

It has been in the news for years that child sexual abuse can and does happen within churches. It is hard to imagine that it could happen within our own church.  Yet, it is possible.  It takes a community effort to prevent, recognize, and react reasonably to child sexual abuse....

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Vespers – Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Please join us for our Vespers series on Wednesday evening, April 4, from 6:30-7:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary. (Childcare will be available from 6:00-7:15 p.m.) The services will be based on the Taizé style of worship, featuring candlelight, inspirational music, readings and meditation. Come to find peace, silence and...

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Navigating the Waters of White Supremacy Is a Balancing Act

What do we do after acknowledging the fact that we all live in a world governed by white supremacist systems? On March 4, please join Rev. Dr. Hope Johnson for a conversation that includes identifying the elements of white supremacy.  How do we find balance as we leap from simply...

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