Delaware’s Indigenous Tribe

Sunday, February 11– 12:00 -1:00 p.m.; Sanctuary Ruth Ann Purchase – Co-founder, Greenbridge Registration Required – Childcare Available – Zoom option available The Lenapes are an Indigenous Native American tribe who live in a community in central Kent County Delaware. Come to celebrate the culture and contributions of the Lenape...

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Understanding and Responding to Antisemitism

Sunday, January 21 – Noon to 12:45 p.m. with Meri Weiss in Parish Hall Registration Required – Childcare available – Zoom option available Here is probably no timelier topic than the current state of antisemitism in our country. As we try to navigate through the world of misinformation and polarization,...

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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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MLK Day Event: Film Screening “Who We Are”

Join our film screening of Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America, written by Jeffery Robinson, Former ACLU Deputy Legal Director, and directed by Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 16th at the First Unitarian Church of Wilmington (730 Halstead...

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From the UUA President:

UUs Remain Committed to Reproductive Justice August 6, 2022 The Supreme Court of the United States issued its decision in the Dobbs v. Jackson’s Women Health Organization case, which overturns Roe v. Wade, upending nearly 50 years of access to abortion. Click here for a statement from Rev. Dr. Susan...

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First Unitarian’s Youth Group Social Justice Trip

First Unitarian’s Youth Group participated in an Urban Service Camp in Philadelphia, PA from June 13 – June 16. Eight of our youth in 9th – 12th grades participated. Joel Pust, Matthew Sargent, and Catherine Williamson chaperoned the trip. We had an amazing experience learning about urban inequality and homelessness...

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Join our Next Anti-Racism Book Group Series

DATE CHANGE! To continue our anti-racism work this winter, we will discuss the book by Heather McGee, The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together. In the book, McGee’s historical account of racism in America demonstrates how we all lose out and also provides...

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Join our Next Anti-Racism Book Group Series

To continue our anti-racism work this winter, we will discuss the book by Heather McGee,  The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together. In the book, McGee’s historical account of racism in America demonstrates how we all lose out and also provides hope for...

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Teaching Truth: Putting Students First – Countering the Baseless Claims of Anti-CRT Politics

Join the UU Congregation of Fairfax and their panel of speakers to learn about Critical Race Theory (CRT), the politics around the topic in Northern VA and across the nation, and reinforce the understanding of why learning accurate, inclusive history is good for students and our communities. Find out more...

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Food Bank of Delaware

Although First U has a small food bank in our building for members in need, the Food Bank of Delaware provides more extensive support than our church can provide. Please learn more about the Food Bank of Delaware, whether you need resources or you want to support an organization which...

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2021 Delaware Pride Festival

Saturday the 2nd of October 2021 Legislative Mall in Dover 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. After being cancelled in 2020 and shifted from June to October this year, the Delaware Pride Event is back! The UUs of Delmarva have two booths and are planning a Blessing Booth on Saturday the...

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Summer Reading: First Unitarian and Justice Work

First Unitarian has a long history of supporting justice in our local community and beyond. Check out the Justice Menu on our website, here. As we gear up for fall 2021, look for information about Justice activities in Enews and on our web site. There are many ways to help...

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Transgender / Non-Binary Monthly Gatherings

This is a wonderful community led space that is truly multigenerational. Many trans UU’s are searching for a way to connect to other trans UU’s and Adrian Ballou has taken on creating this space. Children attend with their parents and there is breakout space for children and youth. This program...

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Dialogues to Action: Conversations about Racism

Come join Rev. Pam and Linda Sanders on Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. to discuss the book “White Fragility: Why it’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism” by Robin DiAngelo. The sessions will run from October 3 to November 21 and be held at...

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Join Us in Celebrating Roe v. Wade

Sunday, January 20, 2019 from 4-6 p.m. at Congregation Beth Emeth Planned Parenthood of Delaware invites you to attend an interfaith worship service celebrating the anniversary of Roe V. Wade, followed by light refreshments, sponsored by the Clergy for Choice. Location: Congregation Beth Emeth 300 West Lea Blvd., Wilmington, DE...

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YWCA Visit This Sunday!

Rebecca Cotta from the YWCA will be our guest this Sunday, January 20, for a Justice Moment. She will share about the Dialogues to Action they are holding this winter and spring. These are a series of small groups to discuss race and race relations in our community. This series...

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September 24 National Walk-Out

Members and friends of First Unitarian Church joined people across the country in solidarity with survivors of sexual abuse. We walked out to Concord Pike on Monday, September 24. Photos available on our Facebook page or you can view our gallery, below. #believesurvivors  

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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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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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