About the Fellowship
Meeting Location and Time
Delaware Arts Castle,190 W Winter Street, Delaware, Ohio
Sunday 10:00 a.m.
DUUF Board Presidents
- Karen McCulloch and Mary Nice
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Minister (Part Time)
- David Soliday
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DUUF Contact Information
- PO Box 717, Delaware, OH 43015
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Sunday October 26
Please join us this Sunday, October 26, at 10:00 a.m. Our minister David Soliday will present “Make a Difference Day.” This year, that day is October 25th, when millions of volunteers across the nation join in a common mission – to improve the lives of others.
Please note that this service will be held at the Peale Chapel, in the Hamilton-Williams Campus Center of Ohio Wesleyan University. It is at 4 Rowland Dr. Delaware.
Make A Difference Day, the largest national day of community service, has been promoted for more than 20 years by USA WEEKEND Magazine, in collaboration with "Points of Light,” a 20-year-old, bipartisan—and the world’s leading--volunteer organization. Its philosophy is that while people have always been at the center of change, today they have more power to drive change than ever before. Therefore it connects people to their power to create positive change and address the critical needs of our communities.
Connections Volunteer Center, of Delaware County, has identified at least 16 different opportunities to Make a Difference this October, around town and around the county. Although signing up with them for this year's Day closed on the 13th, come learn about the movement and discuss what DUUF might do (maybe next year) to join it.
Sunday, October 19
Sunday, the 19th, Bob Ford presented "Ideas and Influence of People Who Never Lived."
Have you ever had the experience of stepping away from a novel and finding yourself thinking a little bit like the main character would? Actions of fictional characters can actually influence the decisions we make. The phenomena is called “experience-taking.” Bob looked ten fictional characters from Santa Claus to Hester Prynne of The Scarlet Letter. His source was the book 101 Most Influential People Who Never Lived by Lazar, Karlan and Salter.
At one point Bob told how Hester Prynne's creator, Nathaniel Hawthorne, was so ashamed of a great great grandfather's role as a judge in killing the Salem "witches" that he changed the spelling of his family name (by adding a "w"). A member of the congregation stood up, silent for a moment, and then said that he was the descendent of one of those falsely accused women.
Upcoming DUUF Activities
Sunday, October 26 "Make a Difference Day," David Soliday [Peale Chapel]
Sunday, November 2 "What can we make of the Ukraine and the Russian actions?" Frank Timmons [Peale Chapel]
Sunday, November 9 "Patience," Tracy Nelson [Peale Chapel]
Sunday, November 16 Guest Speaker, Robin Volker [The Arts Castle]
[Full calendar on the Schedule page]
Who We Are
Welcome to the Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (DUUF) of Delaware, Ohio!
We are a small, mostly lay-led congregation, and we invite you to attend our Sunday services. If you find the services meaningful, if you find spiritual contentment there, if you meet others with like interests, and if you prefer a fellowship instead of a larger church, you may be comfortable in our Fellowship.