Congregational Life

These are some of the many ways you can get involved in the congregational life of UUCD.

Social and Environmental Justice Committee

Are you interested in MAKING A DIFFERENCE in Delaware by taking action on important social justice issues?

Join our Social and Environmental Justice Committee. Meetings of the committee are open to anyone, and we appreciate hearing about your passions regarding specific justice issues.  Meetings are on the second Sunday of the month at 12:00 p.m. after the virtual coffee hour following the Sunday service.

Read more about our Social and Environmental Justice activities on the Social Justice page.

Worship Committee

The UUCD Worship calendar has timely topics and extraordinary people to deliver reflections and share their musical talents, but additional voices for readings would be appreciated. Or you may be able to help by working behind the scenes unmuting speakers for their parts in a service, watching the chat box, and other “technical” operations. If you can share yourself in any of these ways, please contact a member of the Worship Committee. We are always in need of people to assist with Zoom now that we are meeting both in-person and on-line.  Please contact us if you are interested in being trained and assisting with this very necessary effort.  And, if you have ideas, concerns, or comments you wish to relate to the Committee, please contact any member of the committee – they would love to hear from you.

Mindfulness Practice Group

Our group is formally registered as the St. Jones River Lotus Sangha with the Mindfulness Bell, a publication of Plum Village. Plum Village, France is the home of the monastic order who practice in the tradition and teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk and teacher.  A Sangha is a community which strives to live in harmony and awareness. We welcome all to enjoy peace as we practice with guided, silent and walking meditation.

We are currently meeting on Zoom every Wednesday. Our practice time is 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. The sessions include a variety of activities designed to bring us to the present moment. We consider the teachings of our teacher Thich Nhat Hahn as we breathe, sit, walk and listen.  No experience is needed as we review the basics at each session. We also practice deep listening, guided meditation and silent meditation. Our hope is to take this practice into our daily lives bringing peace to ourselves and others. There is no fee and no prior experience is necessary.  For further information, please contact Molly Keogh.

UUCD Caring Committee

Continuing the effort to support our members and friends in a fair and balanced way during times of crisis and illness the Caring Committee has written a mission statement and developed a list of responsibilities. This will establish what members and friends can feel comfortable requesting and what can be done.  Learn more on the Caring Committee page.