March Creativity Matters

This month’s Soul Matters theme is Vulnerability. This month, we encouraged everyone to use art to reflect on the theme of vulnerability. This Sunday, on March 26, we invite you to bring your art to the Parish Hall to share with others after the worship service. Click here if you...

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UU DELAWARE ADVOCACY NETWORK (UUDAN)

2023 Legislative Session:  What’s Possible? What Should We Push For? There is a new set of legislators representing constituents after Delaware’s November 2022 local elections. Paul Baumbach, the lone UU serving as a legislator, will inform us about the bills that touch on our UU values. What could be brought to the...

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Environmental Justice Task Force

Spring Hike in Valley Garden Park:   April 30, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. A Wilmington City Park in Greenville. Who knew? There’s plenty to love about this little-known hidden treasure so close by. Remember this park, since it’s an absolute gem in the early spring with hillsides of daffodils and blooming...

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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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Wednesday Night Vespers Series

Please join us for First UU:  Wednesday Evening Vespers                                                                                   ...

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First U Youth Group Collecting Donations for Homeless

The First U Youth Group is giving back to the Delaware community! On Sunday, March 19, the Youth Group is joining forces with Premiere Charities, served by “From our Kitchen,” to help serve the homeless near the train station. Please help us by donating food items and socks listed on...

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“Why Can’t I Fix It: The Questions We Ask When We Love Someone with Addiction” with Rev. Nathan Detering, Author

Sunday, March 12; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service; (in the building and online) 12:00-1:00 pm: Conversation and Book Signing with Rev. Nathan Detering When Rev. Nathan Detering shared the story of his brother’s death from a drug overdose with the members of his congregation, many of them shared their own addiction stories with...

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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 on Sundays. Our next welcoming of new members will be on Sunday, March 19th, as part of...

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More First Unitarian Concert News

SAVE THE DATE:  March 19, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. Palisades Virtuosi (Margaret Swinchoski, flute; Donald Mokrynski, clarinet; Ron Levy, piano) Performing: “Global Warning“, a program of works designed to bring attention to the climate concerns we now face, featuring Harness the Winds by world-renowned jazz bassist and composer Rufus Reid. Other...

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First Unitarian Concert News

Choral Concert featuring The DuPont Diversity Choir, The HildaMan Chorale and  members                                                                             ...

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February Creativity Matters

First U is going to have a Pop-Up Art Show every month in honor of that month’s Soul Matters theme! We want to see your creativity! The fourth Sunday of every month, you are invited to share a work of art that you created that reflects the theme of that...

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“LET US ALL BREATHE TOGETHER” WITH RABBI SHEILA PELTZ WEINBERG – February 19, 2023

Worship at 10:30 followed by discussion and book signing Let’s face it: the global pandemic, combined with accelerated violence and negativity throughout America, sparked a vortex of high anxiety for the world and its people. In “Let Us All Breathe Together,” Rabbi Weinberg offers a thoughtful collection of spiritual messages, insightful poems, and...

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Human Rights Task Force Meeting This Sunday!

Sunday, February 5; 12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m. Are you looking for a way to get more involved in the mission of First U to “fight injustice and transform the world through loving action?” Would you like to know what First U is doing to live into this mission? Come join...

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Asylum-Seeking Family in Wilmington!

We have a unique opportunity to live out our First UU Principle “the inherent, worth, and dignity of every person,” and our First U mission to “transform the world through loving action.” A mother and son are seeking asylum in Wilmington, DE. They need our support. Currently, the most pressing...

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UU DELAWARE ADVOCACY NETWORK (UUDAN)

UUDAN Monthly Meeting – Open to All! Sunday, January 22, 2023; 1 – 2:30 p.m. by Zoom; Note the earlier time! Please join us to understand more about the racial disparities in maternal and infant health care in Delaware. We will learn how Black Mother’s in Power works to decrease...

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Book Discussion: “I Never Thought of It That Way:”

“How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times” by Monica Guzman Sunday, January 29, 2023, 12:00-1:00 p.m. Facilitated by Gerry Konzelmann and Rev. Larry Peers. Join us in the Warner Room for this drop-in discussion of this book being read by other groups and organizations in Delaware. This book...

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Wednesday Night Vespers Series: January 11

Please join us for Vespers on Wednesday evening, January 11, 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 and fellowship. Amid all the noise in our lives, we...

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LifeStream @ First Unitarian Wilmington

Learning Opportunities for Personal Growth & Social Transformation                                                                                     ...

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January Special Collection: Emmanuel Dining Room

On Sunday, January 8th, our special collection will be to fund our annual efforts for the Emmanuel Dining Room (EDR). Please consider giving to this long-standing (almost 40 years!) project of our church. This once-a-year collection provides First U’s annual budget for grocery supplies, to feed lunch to over 200...

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Newcomers Gathering; Sunday, January 15th at Noon

If you are newcomer, whether you’ve attended several times or only once, you are invited to meet our minister, learn more about our church and Unitarian Universalism with Rev. Larry Peers and some other members of our congregation.  Join us on Sunday, January 15, 2023 from noon to 1 p.m....

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