Upcoming Services



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.

You can watch several videos of Rev. Chute’s services on our Video Archive page.

Sunday services begin at 10 am

at Congregation Beth Shalom, 340 N. Queen St., Dover, DE

January 6

“A Year of Possibility” – Rev. Chute

The UUA Soul Matters theme for January is “possibility.” There may be no better way to start the new year than by exploring that theme. What is possible? What isn’t possible? What resources have we? What stands in our way?

January 13 Cancelled due to the weather.

The Meritocracy Myth: Hoarding the American Dream – Jack Guerin

This sermon will review the growing literature on inequality and lack of economic mobility in the United States. The current level of extreme inequality is not sustainable and historically leads to economic depression, war, and political crisis. Fingers often point at the top 1% or .1% as the cause of the problem, but the upper middle class, variously defined as the top 10% or 20%, is building a glass floor under their children, guaranteeing hereditary benefits, and closing the door on the hopes of others. Where is the dividing line between ambitious striving and the theft of opportunity, and what can be done to diffuse a future crisis?

January 20

“What Would MLK Do?” – Rev. Chute

One way to keep the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. alive and well is to ask ourselves that leading question; and then to appropriately respond.

January 27

“What Do You Want After?” – Rev. Chute

We often make plans and set goals, but perhaps too often fail to consider the ramifications, both intended and unintended.