First Unitarian Church is sponsoring a family from Tanzania seeking asylum. Read all about our efforts here. Articles are listed most recent at the top.

CAPAS CORNER

August Moving and Summer Birthdays; Please Volunteer! Our Congregational Accompaniment Project for Asylum Seekers (CAPAS) has exciting changes happening this August! It has been a great summer. The son got to attend some summer camps and the mother is learning more English. We continue to wait for her to be eligible to apply for working papers. ......

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CAPAS CORNER

End of Winter 2024 Update Our Congregational Accompaniment Project for Asylum Seekers (CAPAS) continues to walk in solidarity with the family from Tanzania....

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UUSC Awards First Unitarian Church!

The UU Service Committee’s Congregation of the Year Award honors outstanding congregations who have partnered with us to advance human rights and dismantle oppressive systems. For the 2022-2023 church year, we selected the First Unitarian Church of Wilmington, Delaware, as UUSC’s Congregation of the Year! First UU Wilmington has been a steadfast partner with UUSC ......

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CAPAS CORNER – Celebrating the BIG Things

Our Congregational Accompaniment Project for Asylum Seekers (CAPAS) continues to work with the family from Tanzania. Last week our CAPAS core team, along with the diligence of an experienced attorney, submitted the family’s application for asylum in the United States!! The immediate objective was met to allow the family to live here legally through the ......

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CAPAS CORNER – Celebrating the Small Things

Our Congregational Accompaniment Project for Asylum Seekers (CAPAS) continues to work with the family from Tanzania. As a Host Congregation, we are working with the family and a lawyer to submit the asylum application. Once this application is submitted, the family is legally allowed to stay in America through the asylum-process. For more information about ......

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ASANTE SANA! ASANTE SANA! ASANTE SANA!

We thank you again and again in both English and Swahili for your generosity and support for our Congregational Accompaniment Project for Asylum-Seekers (CAPAS). This weekend, we have invited the family from Tanzania to join us at the Earth Day events on Saturday morning April 22 and Sunday dinner on April 23. See the Earth ......

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Sunday, April 9 UUSC Justice Sunday

Special Offering;  An Opportunity to Practice Generosity! Sunday, April 9 is our Share-the-Plate for UUSC’s Justice Sunday. Justice Sunday this year supports UUSC’s Congregational Accompaniment Project for Asylum-Seekers (CAPAS). If you have not heard, First Unitarian Church is “officially” a UUSC CAPAS Host Congregation for a family that is seeking asylum. The family, a mother ......

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Mungu Akubariki! Asante sana! Mungu Akubariki! Asante sana!

Mungu Akubariki! Asante sana! Mungu Akubariki! Asante sana!   A million blessings and thank-yous in Swahili to First U. The interest and generosity you have shown for this family from Tanzania has been heartwarming. The apartment is all set up! The family has moved in and is getting used to their new surroundings and routine. ......

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Mungu Akubariki! Asante sana!

A million blessings and thank-yous in Swahili to First U. The interest and generosity you have shown for this family from Tanzania has been heartwarming. The apartment is all set up! The family has moved in and is getting used to their new surroundings and routine. For a few photos, please click here. If you missed the donation of ......

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We Are Moving the Family from Tanzania into an Apartment!

The Human Rights Task Force (HRTF) continues to work with the family from Tanzania. As a reminder, the mother and 11-year-old son are seeking asylum in Wilmington, DE and have been living at Hope Center. We thank you for your financial support back in February. The money we raised paid for rent at Hope Center, ......

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THANKS DO NOT SEEM LIKE ENOUGH!

THANK YOU! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! We asked for your help and you responded! We collected $3010.00 for the asylum-seeking family! We will use this money to pay for temporary, emergency housing and living expenses, such as groceries, transportation, and personal items. We are still looking for longer-term housing for this mother and son family ......

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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 the Human Rights Task Force ......

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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 issue is to pay for ......

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Hybrid HRTF Workshop: Supporting Asylum-Seekers & Refugees

November 20 from 1:00-2:00 p.m.;  Sanctuary & Zoom Plan to stay! Plan to stay!! Come to church, enjoy lunch, and then learn something new!!! Please bring a vegan dish to share for the lunch at noon (details above).   The Human Rights Task Force (HRTF) invites you to an informative workshop following the Vegan Thanksgiving Pot Luck! ......

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Guest at Your Table

A UUSC partner since 2015, the Hungarian Helsinki Committee (HHC) is the largest, oldest, and currently, the only non-governmental organization in Hungary aiding asylum seekers and refugees. Zsolt Szekeres, the legal coordinator of HHC’s Refugee Program, says that the invasion of Ukraine transformed their work almost overnight as Hungary became a first nation of arrival ......

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Guest at Your Table

A UUSC partner since 2015, the Hungarian Helsinki Committee (HHC) is the largest, oldest, and currently, the only non-governmental organization in Hungary aiding asylum seekers and refugees. Zsolt Szekeres, the legal coordinator of HHC’s Refugee Program, says that the invasion of Ukraine transformed their work almost overnight as Hungary became a first nation of arrival ......

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Guest at Your Table

A UUSC partner since 2015, the Hungarian Helsinki Committee (HHC) is the largest, oldest, and currently, the only non-governmental organization in Hungary aiding asylum seekers and refugees. Zsolt Szekeres, the legal coordinator of HHC’s Refugee Program, says that the invasion of Ukraine transformed their work almost overnight as Hungary became a first nation of arrival ......

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Guest at Your Table

A UUSC partner since 2015, the Hungarian Helsinki Committee (HHC) is the largest, oldest, and currently, the only non-governmental organization in Hungary aiding asylum seekers and refugees. Zsolt Szekeres, the legal coordinator of HHC’s Refugee Program, says that the invasion of Ukraine transformed their work almost overnight as Hungary became a first nation of arrival ......

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Guest at Your Table

A UUSC partner since 2015, the Hungarian Helsinki Committee (HHC) is the largest, oldest, and currently, the only non-governmental organization in Hungary aiding asylum seekers and refugees. Zsolt Szekeres, the legal coordinator of HHC’s Refugee Program, says that the invasion of Ukraine transformed their work almost overnight as Hungary became a first nation of arrival ......

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