UUCD’s minister, lay leaders, and outstanding guest ministers from throughout our UU district lead our Sunday services. With this variety of services, we believe you will enjoy varying perspectives and stimulating sermons.
To see what a what a UUCD Sunday service might include, you can watch a YouTube video of Rev. Chute’s reflection on Walt Whitman – ‘Walt & Me.’ You can find it at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3sk-imOK1c&feature=youtu.be
Sunday services begin at 10 am
at Congregation Beth Shalom, 340 N. Queen St., Dover, DE
“The Covenant of Our Seven Principles” – Rev Greg Chute
We Unitarians & Universalists often refer to our “Seven Principles” in trying to explain ourselves. They really are, however, not a statement of belief, but rather a covenant of shared values. As such, they may deserve closer attention and commitment.
Children’s Religious Education: Witness for Justice. Public Signs of our UU Values
“Flower Communion” – Rev Greg Chute
Norbert Capek introduced the idea of a “Flower Communion” in 1923 in his congregation in Czechoslovakia. Since then UU congregations have been celebrating this ritual in recognition of the gifts of beauty and diversity. Everyone is invited to bring flowers to share.
Social Justice Sunday: Offering goes to Food Bank of Delaware
“Only Love Can” – Doug Harrell
In our modern world, Americans are waging war daily against a myriad of social ills: drugs, crime, and poverty just to name a few. But is war really the right approach? As Marvin Gaye so eloquently put it, “War is not the answer–for only love can conquer hate.” Explore a different, more collaborative approach to today’s problems of poverty and crime.
Children’s Religious Education: Signs of Faithful Leadership
“Blessing of the Animals” – Cindy Hesseltine (weather permitting)
Calling all Unitarians and their pets for a special outdoor service honoring our furry (and non furry) friends. Feel free to bring your pet, a photograph, or even just their name to church. (This service is not just for pet owners!) **Pets outside only! If it rains, no pets, please.**