Pastoral Care Announcement – Mary Collat

Longtime member, Mary Collat, passed away on October 28. Mary was a dedicated member of First U, volunteering for many different leadership roles, including the Alliance, Children’s Religious Exploration, and the Women’s Alliance. You can view her obituary, here. There will be a memorial service on Saturday, November 18, at...

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Pastoral Care Announcement – Mary Collat

Longtime member, Mary Collat, passed away on October 28. Mary was a dedicated member of First U, volunteering for many different leadership roles, including the Alliance, Children’s Religious Exploration, and the Women’s Alliance. There will be a memorial service on Saturday, November 18, at 10:00 a.m. followed by a reception...

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Aaron Hamburger: Celebration of Life

On October 21, please join the Hamburger family to remember and celebrate the life of Aaron Hamburger. Aaron, his wife Sally, and their children moved to the Wilmington area in 1968 and immediately joined the First Unitarian Universalist church where they were active members for many years. The event takes...

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In Memoriam: Wendy McMullen

We are sad to report that Wendy McMullen passed away on July 27, 2023 while in hospice and after a four-year struggle with cancer. Wendy was a relatively new member of our congregation, having joined about the same time as her cancer diagnosis. A member of our Pastoral Care Team,...

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Celebration of Life for Cecil Williams

Some of you may remember Cecil Williams, who was our custodian for several years. He resigned this past spring. Cecil worked evenings, Sundays and special events. There will be a celebration of life on August 12 at 1:00 p.m., details available at this link. Our thoughts are with his family...

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In Memoriam:  Nancy “Nan” McDiarmid Norling

As we announced in a recent worship service, our member Nan Norling, 82, passed away peacefully in her sleep on April 26, 2023, at Cokesbury Village. She was the beloved wife of Parry McWhinnie Norling, who resides at Cokesbury. Nan spent most of her career as a commissioner on the...

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Pastoral Care Announcement

Some of you may remember long time members Wayne and Mary Lee Pearson. Although they resigned many years ago when they moved out of state, they stayed in touch with friends. We are sorry to announce that Wayne passed away on April 7, 2023. You may view his obituary at...

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Pastoral Care Announcement

Erika V. Goodlett, Rev. Pam Wat’s mother in law, passed away peacefully on the morning of December 26, 2022, at the age of 88. Our thoughts are with Rev. Pam, her husband Erik, and their family at this time. You can view her obituary at this link.

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Pastoral Care Announcement – Bob Ullrich

Our cherished member, Bob Ullrich, passed away on Friday, December 16 at Cokesbury Village.  Bob had attended the birthday party for all of those at Cokesbury with December birthdays earlier that week.  He would have been 102 years old during the week after Christmas.  Our deepest condolences go to his...

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In Memory of Eric Olsen

Eric Olsen, a long-time member of First Unitarian (of over 40 years) who has not been active in the last 4 years or so, passed away last week. Eric Olsen was 92 years old and died of natural causes at the home of his daughter on December 13, 2022. His...

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In Deepest Sympathy; Rev. Kathryn D. Thomas Celebration of Life Service Saturday, April 22, 2023

Rev. Kathie Davis Thomas died peacefully on October 14, 2022. After being a parishioner at the First Unitarian Church in Wilmington since childhood, she also served as a religious educator at the church. After receiving her Masters of Divinity from Lancaster Theological School, Rev. Thomas was ordained as a Unitarian...

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Pastoral Care Associate of the Month

In November, Giovanni Maiorano will be our PCA of the month.  You will be able to reach him at GiovanniM@firstuuwilm.org. Pastoral Care invites the opportunity to offer support for health issues & deaths, personal or family difficulties, loneliness, etc. We may only become aware of who may benefit if you...

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Sincere Condolences

Our sincere condolences to our member, Jacquline Kairis, whose father, Bud Riegel, passed away on Friday, August 5th. Mr. Reigel was 90 years old and was residing at Stonegates. May Jacqueline and her family feel held by our caring.

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Pastoral Care Announcement

Linda Henderson, our wonderful substitute pianist and worship musician, recently lost her father, Frank Benjamin Henderson.  Our thoughts are with Linda and her family. You can view his obituary, here.

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