Welcome to the Unitarian Universalists of Central Delaware
Greetings, and welcome to the Unitarian Universalists of Central Delaware (UUCD). If you are new to Unitarian Universalism (UU), you are in for a real adventure. If you know a little (or a lot) about UU’s, this will be somewhat familiar territory.
We were chartered in 2009; but we come out of a long progressive tradition of freethinking, responsible people who take very seriously growing as spiritual beings. We are a small group, but value enthusiastically sharing our time energy and talent. We invite you to get to know us by joining us in our virtual services.
Next Sunday’s Service – July 3, 10 am
“THAT’S GONNA LEAVE A MARK” – Rev. Dr. Kharma Amos
This phrase became popular via a number of pop culture references beginning in the late 1980s, and it remains so today in numerous movies, television shows, and songs. Today, we’ll use this as a jumping off. point for reflecting on the ways in which our lives are continually impacted and shaped by people, situations and experiences. How do we acknowledge and properly honor the beings and things that help make us who we are? What practices might we put into place that allow us to express gratitude for these things(good or bad, large or small) that form us into the people we are?
This is also the final service for our current minister, Rev. Dr. Kharma Amos, as she completes her service with UUCD and moves on to begin a settled ministry in Maine.
We are planing to have an in person and a Zoom service.
Please email email@example.com for information about joining us in the Zoom meeting.
What Do We Believe?
It is difficult to briefly describe the complexity and diversity of our spiritual community. That’s because we are more about supporting and engaging each other on our own individual spiritual journeys, than on making truth claims or seeking conformity. It is often said that we are more interested in a good discussion, than in agreement. So rather than being about a belief system, we are about personal freedom and personal responsibility. We each have the personal freedom to search for our own understanding. With that comes the personal responsibility to follow through on that quest. In the words of retired UU minister Richard Gilbert, we: ‘provide tools for building a theology based on the materials of our individual life experiences.’
So if you are looking for a spiritual home which:
- welcomes you as you are,
- celebrates the human condition as it is,
- challenges us to explore the meanings of our lives, and the commitments which give it purpose,
- encourages us to ask questions about our understanding of the sacred and divine,
- engages with us in the answers we find,
- offers the support of a caring community, and
- provides us with a safe place to discover more about ourselves;
then come and join us. We gather on Sunday mornings to celebrate life.
If you are interested in joining our mailing list or learning more, please contact us!
For more about our denomination’s beliefs, principles, and history, please check our page About Unitarian Universalism.
Rev. Dr. Kharma R. Amos has served as the UUCD’s Minister since September, 2019. Kharma comes to UUCD with a personal, familial history of interfaith (including Baptist, Baha’i, Spiritual Humanist, and Atheist) understandings of spirituality/life. She has studied and practiced learning more about other expressions of faith that expand our capacity to know, understand, and be shaped by the mystery of life, which is bigger than all of us. Most important to her is that we work together to respect all people, learn from one another, and make the world a better and more just place for all.
For more information about Rev. Amos, please see our Our Minister page.